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The Road to Victory (1944)

Documentary short film intended to drum up support for the Fifth War Loan Campaign. It shows a happy family in the future of 1954 enjoying the prosperity and advantages made possible by the... See full summary »

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Documentary short film intended to drum up support for the Fifth War Loan Campaign. It shows a happy family in the future of 1954 enjoying the prosperity and advantages made possible by the successful prosecution of the war, and how the sacrifices of 1944 have made the world a better place. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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18 May 1944 (USA)  »

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Camino a la victoria  »

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This short was released May (18) 1944. The war against Germany would end less than a year later, May 7, 1945. The war against Japan ended a little over a year after this release (August 14, 1945). See more »

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Edited from The Shining Future (1944) See more »

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"Steak, Steak, Steak! Can't We Ever Have Anything Else?"
15 September 2015 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

In the world of 1954, this short subject informs us, we will all be tired of eating steak and teenagers will be asking their parents for a new airplane.

This star-studded film makes use of people on short and long-term contract players to offer a fanciful look forward to an idyllic future to sell war bonds. It offers three songs, including Bing Crosby singing the title song. While it's a straightforward effort without substance beyond its central message, the silliness of the opening and the real talent of the musical performers make this a short that fans of old movies will enjoy.


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