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Duck and Cover (1952)

Instructional short aimed at school-aged children of the early 1950s that combines animation and live-action footage with voice-over narration to explain what to do to increase their chances of surviving the blast from an atomic bomb.

Director:

Anthony Rizzo (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Leo M. Langlois III Leo M. Langlois III ... Tony - Boy on Bike (uncredited)
Ray J. Mauer Ray J. Mauer ... Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
Robert Middleton ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Carl Ritchie ... Bert (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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 an atomic attack, one must duck and cover. Written by Jason A. Cormier

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Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пригнись и накройся See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Narrator: Here's Tony going to his Cub Scout meeting. Tony knows the bomb can explode anytime of the year, day or night. He is ready for it. Duck and cover! Attaboy, Tony! That flash means: act fast.
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Soundtracks

Bert the Turtle
(uncredited)
Written by Leon Carr and Leo Corday
Performed by Dave Lambert
Arranged by Dave Lambert (uncredited)
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Delusional nonsense
7 November 2017 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

This is probably one of the most infamous educational films about nuclear war. An animated turtle helps tell the children this is aimed at that, in the case of nuclear attack, they can protect themselves by dropping on the ground and covering their head and neck with their hands. It's not clear why you would want to spread this ridiculous misinformation ... most likely to create a false sense of security by creating the impression that your foreign policy isn't aiming towards the complete destruction of your society ... we can all survive kids. Just cover your head!


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