Tokio Jokio is a 1943 Looney Tunes propaganda short directed by Norman McCabe. The cartoon is notorious and controversial for its racist depictions of Japanese people. This is also noted for being the final Norman McCabe cartoon. The name of the cartoon is a pun on “Tokyo”, the capital of Japan (Tokio is the old English romanization), and “joke”. The… Read more →
Report from the Aleutians is a 1943 documentary propaganda film produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps about the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. It was directed and narrated by John Huston. Plot: In contrast to the other technicolor films made in the Pacific war, Report from the Aleutians has relatively little combat footage, and instead concentrates on… Read more →
The Outlaw is a 1943 American Western film, directed by Howard Hughes and starring Jack Buetel, Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell, and Walter Huston. Hughes also produced the film, while Howard Hawks served as an uncredited co-director. The film is notable as Russell’s breakthrough role, turning the young actress into a sex symbol and a Hollywood icon. Later advertising billed Russell… Read more →
Combat America is a 1943 Allied propaganda film of World War II: “1st Lieutenant Clark Gable is hereby directed to proceed to England … for making a combat film dealing particularly with the combat phases of aerial gunnery … “. Initial footage depicts aircraft flying over American mountains, with Gable narrating that this is what they are fighting for. Bob… Read more →
Confusions of a Nutzy Spy is a 1943 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Norman McCabe. The short was released on January 23, 1943, and stars Porky Pig. The cartoon is a World War II propaganda film that deals with Porky and his bloodhound that has sneezing problems trying to track down a Nazi spy caricature in the form… Read more →
The Fifth-Column Mouse is a 1943 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies animated cartoon directed by Friz Freleng. The short was released on March 6, 1943. The cartoon features a band of mice who engage in war against a cat. This is a wartime propaganda film, with the cat symbolizing the Axis powers. A single mouse represents the fifth column, working for… Read more →
This is the first Private Snafu cartoon ever published. The resolution is low but the tittle deserves to be seen! Private Snafu is the title character of a series of black-and-white American instructional adult animated shorts, ironic and humorous in tone, that were produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. The films were designed to instruct service personnel… Read more →
On the journey of a U.S. military and diplomatic mission from Gangtok, India, to Lhasa, Tibet during World War II. The party journeys through Natu La and Kechu La passes, stops at the British trail station, Gyantse, reviews troops of Tropji Regiment and is ferried across the Brahmaputra River. Buy a subscription to watch this movie and hundreds more: Ready… Read more →
Two Weeks to Live is a 1943 American Lum and Abner film directed by Malcolm St. Clair. Plot: This time around, Abner Peabody, proud owner of the Jot ‘Em Down general store in Pine Ridge, Arkansas, inherits railroad stock from his Uncle Ernest. Because of this, he becomes the sole owner of the C&O Railroad. He assumes that it is… 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 →
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