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No Substitute for Victory (1970)

G | | Documentary
John Wayne hosts this video which was produced during the Vietnam War when the Communist threat was at its height.

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Himself, host
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Himself (archive footage) (as Nikolai Lenin)
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Mark W. Clark ...
Narrator (as Mark Clark)
Albert C. Wedemeyer ...
Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
Zedong Mao ...
Himself (archive footage)
Enlai Zhou ...
Himself (archive footage)
Kai-Shek Chiang ...
Himself (archive footage)
Chi Minh Ho ...
Himself (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ...
Himself (archive footage)
Nguyen Ngoc Tho ...
Himself (archive footage)
Paul D. Harkins ...
Himself
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John Wayne hosts this video which was produced during the Vietnam War when the Communist threat was at its height.

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JUST FOR HAWKS
23 February 2004 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews



John Wayne narrates the lion's share of this documentary released in 1970 that has a specific purpose, i.e., to shift the opinion of the public to favour support of the U. S. war against North Vietnam and the Viet Cong during a time when America's cultural atmosphere was strongly antagonistic towards this country's involvement; unhappily for the individuals selected to offer their viewpoints, such as Generals Mark Clark and Albert Wedemeyer, journalist Lowell Thomas, and others, they stare straight into the camera's eye as they haltingly read their lines, detracting from their shared message, one that certainly includes salient points relative to politician interference with and control of our armed forces' efforts and the subsequent demoralization of servicemen; a yet greater reason for the production's eventual failure to persuade is its twisted view of historical events, replete with inaccuracy despite inclusion of captivating footage; in sum, an interesting cinematic document of a dramatic period in our nation's history.


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