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Reason and Emotion (1943)

A film about the need for emotional control for the war effort.

Director:

Bill Roberts (uncredited)

Star:

Frank Graham
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Frank Graham Frank Graham ... Narrator / Reason (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A look inside the brain, where we see Emotion (a caveman) ruling the infant, with Reason in the driver's seat for adults most of the time. We're shown the consequences when emotion takes over, and then we see how Hitler has manipulated his populace so that Emotion has put Reason in a concentration camp. Finally, we're exhorted to keep emotion in check to help us win the war, by not paying attention to rumors and getting discouraged with minor setbacks (but still having emotional pride in our country). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La razón y la emoción See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The male Emotion character is a caricature of animator Ward Kimball. See more »

Goofs

When talking about German pride over all others, Hitler says, speaking German, "Germany uber alles!" when the actual German word for "Germany" is "Deutschland". However, this is only a caricature of Hitler, and this 'error' is most likely deliberate. See more »

Alternate Versions

Later releases by Disney remove all references to World War II, keeping only the comic scenes in which characters are fighting their impulsive nature. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Mouse Factory: Physical Fitness (1972) See more »

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Is It Really Either Or?
11 March 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This, of course, is so very Freudian. We have the id and the superego pulling at the strings. Our emotions give us pleasure in life while our reason pulls us back. Of course, traditional religion loves this business. Since this was made in 1943, it's easy to see that the western world was frightened and these propaganda films helped to understand the forces that led to the likes of Hitler. Simplistic but somewhat poignant.


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