Hands - 1944

A short World War II propaganda documentary examining the uses of hands, and how the united hands of America and her Allies will defeat the Axis.

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December 7th, 1941: A Day that Will Live in Infamy

A collection of films from the Weirdo Video archive to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Our Bill of Rights - 1940

“A sturdy tree of liberty with shade for all.” - Benjamin Franklin

Although artistic license is taken in dramatizing the events, much of the “dialogue originates in the correspondence of the principals.”

Experience a nation being planned and made for the first time in world history.  We join the momentous occasion in New York City on April 30, 1789, in a parlor where George Washington bids farewell to Benjamin Franklin.  Franklin in turn compliments other monumental figures present in the room - John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.  

Washington in Wartime - 1940s

“War is never cheap.  But as I’ve said before, it’s a million times cheaper to win than to lose.” - Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morganthau, Jr.

Washington in Wartime, narrated by Ed Herlihy, examines the daily happenings of Washington, DC at the height of World War II.  From department secretaries down to office secretaries, observe how the citizens of the nation’s capital, center of the Free World, dedicate themselves to the US war effort.

Hemp For Victory - 1943

The American classic

American Scene: Tuesday in November - 1945

The United States presidential election of 1944 took place while the United States was preoccupied with fighting World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) had been in office longer than any other president, but remained popular. Unlike 1940, there was little doubt that Roosevelt would run for another term as the Democratic candidate. His Republican opponent in 1944 was Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey ran an energetic campaign, but as expected, Roosevelt prevailed.

Don't Be a Sucker - 1947

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

Its argument is just as timely and relevant today.

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