The Road to Victory (1944)

  |  Short, Drama


Documentary short film intended to drum up support for the Fifth War Loan Campaign. It shows a happy family in the future of 1954 enjoying the prosperity and advantages made possible by the... See full summary »


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Director:

LeRoy Prinz

Writers:

James Bloodworth, Mannie Manheim (story)

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28 October 2020 | MartinHafer
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| A Jetson's sort of view of the future...all to sell bonds.
"The Road to Victory" is a short film made to further the bond drive in order for the United States to fight WWII. It is available on YouTube if you are interested.

The film is a strange one when it begins...supposedly in 1954 in a family's living room. In this screwy view of the future, it's already a lot like the Jetsons! You see folks flying all about in airplanes instead of cars...and one of the characters talks about wanting one of those rocket instead of a helicopter! Soon after, they turn on a television-like device and watch to see what life was like back in 1944!

What follows are a variety of famous Hollywood actors singing about war and victory as well as Cary Grant reading a very moving letter from a dying soldier. All in all, very interesting due to the many guest appearances. Worth seeing.

By the way, the same material in this film was used in another short from 1944...."The Shining Future". However, "The Shining Hour" as expanded to 20 minutes instead of 10 and was apparently aimed towards Canadian viewers!

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Release Date:

18 May 1944

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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