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For Defense for Freedom for Humanity (1951)

| Documentary, Short, War
In this public service spot for the Red Cross, Spencer Tracy urges movie-goers to support the March 1951 Red Cross fund drive.


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Actor Spencer Tracy makes a plea for Americans to provide financial support to the Red Cross, their work which is now more important than ever. Among the many services the Red Cross provides during this time are helping civilian defense needs through the training of first aiders, home nurses, and nurses' aides; providing life saving blood including to the wounded in combat; and providing aide to the fighting forces. As the President has declared March "Red Cross Month", it is now easier than ever to donate to the worthy cause. Written by Huggo

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6 June 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

For Defense for Freedom for Humanity (1951)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This 1951 short is a promotional piece for the Red Cross and their fund drive for the year. Spencer Tracy, sitting at a desk surrounded by the American flag as well as the Red Cross one, narrates a brief story telling why it's so important to donate money to the cause. If you are constantly viewing Turner Classic Movies then you know you get all sorts of great movies as well as various shorts but also from time to time a promotional piece like this shows up. I've seen quite a few over the years with many A-list stars appearing with everyone from Crawford to Davis. Being a die-hard fan of Tracy's it was great seeing him do this piece and I'm sure it's his fans who will most want to check this film out. There really nothing too special done as the film runs just a couple minutes but fans of the star will no doubt still want to check it out.

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