Ring of Steel (film)

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Ring of Steel
Spencer Tracy Garson Kanin 1.jpg
Spencer Tracy (left) and Garson Kanin (right) at the Long Island Studios of the Army Signal Corps for the recording of Tracy's narration for short film Ring of Steel on February 19, 1942
Directed by Garson Kanin
Written by Wallace Russell
Narrated by Spencer Tracy
Music by Morton Gould
Distributed by Warner Brothers for U.S. Office for Emergency Management
Release dates
April 7, 1942
Running time
8.36 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Ring of Steel (1942) is an Army recruiting film narrated by Spencer Tracy. The film was produced at the Long Island studio of the Army Signal Corps by Warner Brothers for the U.S. Office for Emergency Management.

The film uses stock footage with Tracy's voice-over narrating the story of America's military history from the perspective of the personification of the American soldier. The film starts with Lexington and Concord "Where I was born" through the First World War, listing the US military's achievement and urging young men to sign up.

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