American educational propaganda film. Hill, R. David Bennett. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
How to Succeed With Brunettes, a 1967 short film produced by the US Navy to instruct its officers on proper dating etiquette. Sequel to Blondes Prefer Gentlemen (1965). US Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Blondes Prefer Gentlemen, 1965: This 1965 US Navy film seeks to educate young naval officers on proper dating etiquette. US Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Target for Today is a documentary film describing the preparation and mounting of a United States Army Air Forces raid on East Prussia It contains much combat footage of B-17 and B-24 bombers and named for the phrase used at briefings before air raids. The October 1943 footage was filmed during Eighth Air Force attacks on Nazi Germany industrial targets… Read more →
Don’t Be a Sucker is a short film produced by the United States Department of War released in 1943, and adapted as a slightly shorter version in 1947. It has anti-racist and anti-fascist themes, and was made to educate viewers about prejudice and discrimination. The film was also made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States… Read more →
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress is a 1944 documentary film which ostensibly provides an account of the final mission of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. In May 1943 it became the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States…. Read more →
Red Nightmare is the best known title of the 1957 Armed Forces Information Film (AFIF) 120, Freedom and You. It was an anti-communist short presented as an educational film about the nature of Communism. The film’s chief use was to mold public opinion against communism. The film was later released to American television and as an educational film to American… Read more →
December 7th: The Movie is a 1943 propaganda film produced by the US Navy and directed by John Ford and Gregg Toland, about the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the event which sparked the Pacific War and American involvement in World War II. Production background: The film begins with a chronological breakdown of the events of December 7,… Read more →
p Undercover, also known as Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines and How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines, is a 1943 Office of Strategic Services training film, directed by and featuring John Ford. It was edited by Ford’s longtime collaborator Robert Parrish. Undercover was Ford’s only sound film acting role, and was the first film ever produced by an… Read more →
Diary of a Sergeant is a 1945 American short propaganda film produced by the US government. It starred Harold Russell and focused on the loss of his arms in an accident. The film was seen by William Wyler who cast Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). By Joseph M. Newman (Youtube) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.