A Time Out of War1954
A UCLA student film. A poetic drama depicting the human side of the American Civil War, as individual Union and Confederate soldiers call a temporary truce on a day that is just too hot for fighting, and for a few short hours forget their roles as enemies. Awards: 1954 Academy Award; First Prize, Venice Film Festival; Special Award, British Film Academy; Award of Merit, Edinburgh Film Festival; Intercollegiate Award, Screen Producers Guild; 1955 Richard Winnington Memorial Award -- presented each year to the film of the highest social and artistic integrity. 'It is a perfect film.' - The London Times.
[Source: Creative Film Society Catalogue, 1975]
This film was nominated for an Oscar in 1954 and added by the Library of Congress to the National Film Registry in 2006.