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Skirmish on the Home Front (1944)

Promotional short extolling the virtues of the American government's wartime Economic Stabilization Plan.


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Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Harry W. Average
Betty Hutton ... Emily Average
William Bendix ... Herb Miller
Susan Hayward ... Molly Miller


Promotional short extolling the virtues of the American government's wartime Economic Stabilization Plan.

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Short | Drama | War







Release Date:

11 May 1944 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This print is presented as a contribution to Civilian Protection by the Clorox Chemical Co. See more »

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Skirmish on the Home Front was interesting for the stars of the period taking part in the benefits of war bonds
9 July 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this on YouTube. It stars Betty Hutton, Alan Ladd, Susan Hayward, and William Bendix with the first two as a couple who's trying to save the war bonds for the future and the other using them to buy a really fine house at present time. After that segment is over, a supposed government official tells and shows the balance between spending money and consumer goods before then showing those same couples in a peaceful future with Hutton & Ladd now living luxuriously and Hayward & Bendix not so much. I'll stop there and just say this was quite interesting a take on what it was like living during the years of World War II with all the talk about bonds and trying to save money and all that. So on that note, Skirmish on the Home Front is worth a look for anyone interested in these vintage public service shorts.

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