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Don't You Believe It (1943)

 -  Short  -  3 July 1943 (USA)
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This Passing Parade entry looks at several historical "truths" that just aren't so: Steve Brodie never jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge; Mrs. O'Leary's cow did not start the great Chicago ... See full summary »

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This Passing Parade entry looks at several historical "truths" that just aren't so: Steve Brodie never jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge; Mrs. O'Leary's cow did not start the great Chicago fire; Nero didn't fiddle while Rome burned; and Lady Godiva never rode naked through the streets of Coventry. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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3 July 1943 (USA)  »

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Passing Parade No. 41: Don't You Believe It  »

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The film neglects to mention that George Washington was elected President of the United States after the U.S. Constitution was ratified and adopted. No one who "headed" the U.S. while the Articles of Confederation were used has ever been considered President. See more »

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History or Myth?
24 May 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Don't You Believe It (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This Passing Parade short is mildly entertaining but you really shouldn't believe it. The short tries to say that 50% of the history taught to kids is in fact just myths or legends. We hear that it really wasn't the cow that started the Chicago fire and we learn that Nero really wasn't playing a fiddle when Rome burned. The main focus of this short includes the fact that Lady Godiva never rode naked through the streets and that George Washington was really the eighth President and not the first. That bit on Washington has its history mixed up but I'll let you see the film to see their reasoning. Overall this is only a mildly entertaining entry to the series. Unlike most, this one here doesn't just have John Nesbitt's narration but instead we get some live action material. This live action material was just boring in my opinion and I think it probably would have done better with Nesbitt's narration.


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