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Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970)

The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right."

Director:

Lee Mishkin

Writer:

Warren H. Schmidt (as Warren H. Schmidt Ph.D)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)
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Diana Hale Diana Hale ... (voice)
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The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right."

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Siempre es correcto ser correcto? See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Powerful, Memorable, Still Relevant
6 December 2004 | by scook-3See all my reviews

I used this film with high schoolers in the middle 70s. I believe it's a good time to remind students again of the tremendous gap we sometimes experience when so many of us feel we have the only right answers. This film depicts various groups and the great divide among them so vividly, that I still recall the images and Wells' booming narrative, even though it's been almost 30 years since I've seen a copy. It's a great open-ended examination of truth, and how different points of view affect us all. The issues may have changed since the 70s, but attitudes have not, and those issues still divide our nation. The Hawks and Doves, the Old and Young, etc. battle it out, believing Right is Might. The message of tolerance is clearly conveyed. I would love to find a copy to share with today's teenagers.


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