The Fighting Generation
Directed byAlfred Hitchcock[1] (uncredited)
Written byStephen Longstreet
Produced byDavid O. Selznick
StarringJennifer Jones
Distributed byU.S. Treasury Department
Release date
  • October 1944 (1944-10)
Running time
1 minute 52 seconds[2]
CountryUnited States

The Fighting Generation is a 1944 propaganda short film or public service announcement[1] produced for the U.S. Treasury Department and intended to boost war bond sales, directed by an uncredited Alfred Hitchcock and starring Jennifer Jones as a nurse's aide.

The film was shot in a single day, on October 9, 1944.[2] Rhonda Fleming and actors Steve Dunhill and Tony Devlin were to appear in the scene, according to a call sheet,[2] but in the end, only Jones appears on-screen.

The film survives in the Academy Film Archive and was preserved in 2008. The film is part of the Academy War Film Collection, one of the largest collections of World War II-era short films held outside government archives.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Life on the Home Front". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Kerzoncuf, Alain (February 2009). "Alfred Hitchcock and The Fighting Generation". Senses of Cinema (49).
  3. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.
  4. ^ "Academy War Film Collection". Academy Film Archive.