Let There Be Light (1948)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • Let There Be Light Original

Cast & Credits

Synopsis

The methods of neuropsychiatric treatment of shell-shock casualities amongst US soldiers at the end of World War II, considering individual cases and their treatment.

[The film was banned from public release in March 1946 - with showings restricted to medical and psychiatric personnel only - until 1980. It's first public screening was on 8th November 1980 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, with a more general release from December 1980.

In 1948 the US Army Signal Corps adapted the film using professional actors and toning down scenes and presenting it in a documentary style, released as SHADES OF GRAY].

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top