Near-future freedom fighters battle Nazism, which has developed in the US rather than 1930's Germany. A look at an alternate history, with interesting social implications. Written by
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As the camera tracks with protagonist, a bookstore in the background displays copies of only one book: "My Struggle" by "The Leader", which is English for "Mein Kampf" by "Der Fuehrer" (Adolf Hitler). See more »
One of the most important "warning" films ever made
"Shadow on the Land" was the first made-for-TV movie produced and broadcast on ABC and includes in its cast Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Gene Hackman, and Carol Lynley. Its producer, Matthew Rapf, produced series like Ben Casey and Kojak. Its screenwriter, Nedrick Young, won an Oscar as co-writer of The Defiant Ones.
I was 16 when I saw it and its portrait of the United States devolved into a fascist dictatorship made an indelible impression on me. It's one of the most important films in the library of liberty ever made, and it deserves to be revived and seen by every lover of freedom who weeps that the United States is well down the path to tyranny shown in this movie.
But this film also shows seeds of hope, in its portrayal of an underground called the Society of Man.
Watch this! It has more power than a dozen tracts on economics and politics, or political campaigns.
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