HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Don't Be A Sucker - 1947 ...

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:15 PM

Don't Be A Sucker - 1947 - An anti-fascist film produced by the US Military

I ran across a short version on Twitter but wanted to see the rest so hunted it down. I wish we could get something like this played on our current airwaves, perhaps updated.

"In this anti-fascist film produced by US Military in the wake of WWII, the producers deconstruct the politically motivated social engineering of Germany by the Nazi regime."



10 replies, 2046 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Don't Be A Sucker - 1947 - An anti-fascist film produced by the US Military (Original post)
WePurrsevere Aug 13 OP
ornotna Aug 13 #1
WePurrsevere Aug 13 #2
Wounded Bear Aug 13 #3
WePurrsevere Aug 13 #4
Weekend Warrior Aug 13 #5
AntiFascist Aug 13 #6
Coventina Aug 13 #7
WePurrsevere Aug 14 #9
oasis Aug 13 #8
WePurrsevere Aug 14 #10

Response to WePurrsevere (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:50 PM

1. Thanks for posting

It's happening right before our very eyes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ornotna (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:38 PM

2. Sadly we didn't learn from history well enough so we get to repeat it...

Hopefully we'll finally get it right this time but while I still have hope, I'm not holding my breath either.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WePurrsevere (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:39 PM

3. K & R ......for visibility..nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:48 PM

4. Thank you! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WePurrsevere (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:11 PM

5. K&R nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WePurrsevere (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:10 PM

6. K&R Excellent film...


pointing out truth as the enemy of the Nazis. "America is minorities"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WePurrsevere (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:31 PM

7. Just watched the whole thing. Wow.

Very well put.

Ageless wisdom.

Who knew the War Department could do such work?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Coventina (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 14, 2017, 06:46 AM

9. Some of them, like this one, really were rather good even from a technical...

POV. The War Department sometimes recruited some the better Hollywood directors and actors too. For instance Frank Cappra directed quite a few and Jimmy Stewart was in one (I think he was in the AF during WWII).

It's been quite a few years since I learned the above so I did a quick Google to confirm that my memories were correct and it wasn't as much as I had thought but impressive nonetheless I think.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Allied_propaganda_films_of_World_War_II#United_States

I was a bit surprised to find in my search that NPR did a rather recent report about Hollywood helping the war effort back then.
http://www.npr.org/2017/03/31/522175483/during-world-war-ii-even-filmmakers-reported-for-duty

While I enjoy the history aspect of the Don't Be A Sucker film, I truly wish with all my heart that it wasn't still so darn pertinent because apparently we didn't learn well enough before.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WePurrsevere (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:33 PM

8. Trump and Bannon's Brietbart are getting 'em worked up again.

" You can't replace us"

Suckers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WePurrsevere (Original post)

Mon Aug 14, 2017, 06:57 AM

10. Apparently The Atlantic picked up that the short version...

Has gone rather viral. I ran across it when looking to verify old memories of mine on these type films (posted as a reply above).

They've written a well done article (with the short clip, the whole thing and links) on it if interested in reading and/or sharing it:
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/an-anti-nazi-film-has-its-viral-moment/536739/

IMO this film needs to go as viral as possible. People will tend to watch it more out of curiosity because it's a cool old clip but hopefully it will serve to jolt a few more into understanding that we're seeing frighteningly similar crap again and we ALL must take a firm stand against it... no matter how high up in power it is found.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread