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Red Menace, The

Synopsis
A classic dramatised anti-communist propaganda film, made in 1949. When a down-on-his-luck ex-G.I. named Bill goes to town to beef about being the victim of a land sale swindle, the commies who overhear him are only too happy to lend him their sympathy, as well as their doctrine. With the lure of sex and comradery, Bill’s anger is tempered into blind hatred of all authority, except that of the communist party. Bill’s no dumb Joe, and neither is his instructor Nina, the seasoned party operative who’s had enough of her evil gang’s misdeeds, so when they learn of the murder of an honest fellow comrade for questioning questionable communist doctrine, the two of them agree to skip town and leave the party behind. They find out that’s not such an easy or simple proposition!
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2010
Year of production
1949
Subjects
History; Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
communism; propaganda films; USA

Credits

Director
R. G. Springsteen

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$12.49
Availability
Sale
Year
2010

Distributor

Name

MediaOutlet.com

Email
service@prosperohouse.com
Web
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Address
PO Box 1432
Bayonne
NJ 07002
USA
Notes
Specialises in US archival moving image and sound material, particularly vintage radio and public service films and broadcasts that have been digitally restored. Formerly known as Earthstation.com. Sale on multi-region DVD or CD.

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