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Duck and Cover (1952)

A grinning monkey sitting in a tree dangles a lit firecracker from a fishing pole just over the head of an unwary turtle. Realizing that an explosion is pending, the turtle ducks and takes ... See full summary »

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Leo M. Langlois III ...
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Bert (voice) (uncredited)
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A grinning monkey sitting in a tree dangles a lit firecracker from a fishing pole just over the head of an unwary turtle. Realizing that an explosion is pending, the turtle ducks and takes cover inside his shell just in time to avoid immolation from the explosion. As the scene changes to a picnicking All-American Family, a voice-over explains that in order to survive a nuclear attack, one must duck and cover. Written by Jason A. Cormier

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The man on the tractor makes no attempt to shut off the tractor before jumping down from it and landing right in front of the rear wheel, yet the tractor is at a complete stop when he hits the ground. See more »

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Narrator: Be sure and remember what Bert the turtle just did, friends, because every one of us must remember to do the same thing. That's what this film is all about.
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Bert the Turtle
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Written by Leon Carr and Leo Corday
Performed by Dave Lambert
Arranged by Dave Lambert (uncredited)
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Hilarious for so many reasons
10 January 2004 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I'm sure the atomic bomb scares caused them to make this film to ease children's fears of an incident, by giving them hope that by covering their head and neck, they'd have a chance of survival. But, it's hilarious- there's no way those who made the film could have believed what they were saying, and the way things are acted out make it even funnier.


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