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Don't You Believe It (1943)

Approved | | Short | 3 July 1943 (USA)
This Passing Parade entry looks at several historical "truths" that just aren't so: Steve Brodie never jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge; Mrs. O'Leary's cow did not start the great Chicago ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward L. Cahn (as Edward Cahn)

Writers:

Cran Chamberlin (story), Gene Piller
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Complete credited cast:
John Nesbitt ... Narrator
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This Passing Parade entry looks at several historical "truths" that just aren't so: Steve Brodie never jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge; Mrs. O'Leary's cow did not start the great Chicago fire; Nero didn't fiddle while Rome burned; and Lady Godiva never rode naked through the streets of Coventry. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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The film neglects to mention that George Washington was elected President of the United States after the U.S. Constitution was ratified and adopted. No one who "headed" the U.S. while the Articles of Confederation were used has ever been considered President. See more »

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Follows More Trifles of Importance (1941) See more »

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Excellent Teaching Tool!
29 March 2006 | by closkyclanSee all my reviews

I'm a history teacher and this film is a wonderful resource to use in your classroom! Especially the short on President Washington. Not enough information is given about the beginning of our great nation.

George Washington was the first President under the Constitution. But, our first government was not under the Constitution. Our first government was under the Articles of Confederation where we had a 'first' president.

This film shows how President Washington becomes our first President under the Constitution. It was very well done. This kind of "history" is not really taught in our classrooms. This is real history, not the short versions that are so often taught in the classroom.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passing Parade No. 41: Don't You Believe It See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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