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Life is Worth Living [21/02/1953]

Synopsis
US moral and religious talk series presented by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. One of his regular themes was the evils of communism. In this episode Archbishop Sheen intones the burial scene from Julius Caesar. However, instead of the names of Caesar, Cassius, Mark Antony and Brutus he substitutes the leading communist names of the day — Stalin, Beria, Malenkov, and Vishinsky. At the end of the reading Sheen pronounces "Stalin must one day meet his judgment’. Only days later, Joseph Stalin suffered a sudden stroke and died, and so myths were created.
Series
Life is Worth Living
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Transmission details
21 Feb 1953 (Channel: DuMont Television Network)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2005)

Credits

Contributor
Fulton J. Sheen

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
communism; politics; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The online catalogue of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia records a radio programme broadcast 3 September 1953 entitled the DEATH OF STALIN. This recording appears to contain Fulton J. Sheen’s speech - contact access@nfsa.gov.au for further information.

Production Company

Name

ABC

Sponsor

Name

Admiral Corporation

Address
USA

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