TITLE: RED MENACE
THE RED MENACE
DIRECTOR: R. G. Springsteen
Star Robert Rockwell is a disgruntled WWII vet who is seduced into joining the Communist Party by Hanne Axman. Note that the front for the Communists is a bar called "Club Domino." The Daily People's World, a Communist newspaper, reviewed THE RED MENACE upon its release and demanded that the "lies" of the film be met with "the blazing truth of the people's anger."
ATOMIC HYGIENE: Cold War Short Films
COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANNING
While many film scholars may point to Gene Hackman's break-out role in 1967's BONNIE AND CLYDE as the cinematic vehicle that molded him into the kind of thespian that INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO host James Lipton salivates over, CONELRAD has discovered another role that no doubt made him the performer he is today: "Regional Field Officer" in 1966's COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANNING, a government civil defense film. Yes, the future Popeye Doyle once appeared in an atomic safety film.
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