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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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John Wayne ... Himself, host

V.I. Lenin ... Himself (archive footage) (as Nikolai Lenin)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Stalin ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark W. Clark ... Narrator (as Mark Clark)
Albert C. Wedemeyer ... Himself
Douglas MacArthur ... Himself (archive footage)
Zedong Mao ... Himself (archive footage)
Enlai Zhou ... Himself (archive footage)
Kai-Shek Chiang ... Himself (archive footage)
Ho Chi Minh ... Himself (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Himself (archive footage)
Nguyen Ngoc Tho ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul D. Harkins ... Himself
Barry Sadler ... Himself
Ulysses S. Grant Sharp Jr. ... Himself
Martha Raye ... Herself
Peter Stark ... Himself
Tom Hayden ... Himself
Ezra Taft Benson ... Himself
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Lowell Thomas ... Himself
William C. Westmoreland ... Himself
Sam Yorty ... Narrator

Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert F. Slatzer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Kaufman (interviews) (re-release)
 
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Ted Yardley .... assistant production manager
 

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
JUST FOR HAWKS, 23 February 2004
Author: rsoonsa (rsoonsa@bandbbooks.com) from Mountain Mesa, California



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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