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John Wayne hosts this video which was produced during the Vietnam War when the Communist threat was at its height. | Add synopsis »
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Mark W. Clark ... Narrator (as Mark Clark)
Martha Raye ... Herself
Barry Sadler ... Himself
Lowell Thomas ... Himself

John Wayne ... Narrator
William C. Westmoreland ... Narrator
Sam Yorty ... Narrator
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Robert F. Slatzer 
 
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Lloyd Kaufman (interviews) (re-release)
 
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Ted Yardley .... assistant production manager
 

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Knee Slapping Hilarity, 27 October 2009
Author: Chris Barry from Canada

This would truly be the most hilarious film ever made if it wasn't so tragic. In this 70 minute blast-from-the-past, John Wayne uses everyone from Hitler to Stalin to liberal college professors (gasp!) in an attempt to persuade America not to give up on what was surely one of the most awful, despicable wars ever fought.

Everything Big Duke Wayne says in this right-wing agit-pop has been thoroughly disproved by history but that shouldn't keep you from loving his mouth-frothing reactionary madness.

What's amazing is that W. Bush literally re-iterated the Duke's view during his presidency when he famously said that the real lesson of Vietnam was that the US didn't go FAR ENOUGH!!! In reality, that was probably the only lesson the American-Vietnam War DIDN'T teach us.

Cringe-inducing. Watch it and cry.

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