Fictional film 'Freedom and You' shows story of a common man, Jerry, against Communism in a small American town.
United States USA Date:1962 Duration:48 min 48 sec Sound:Yes
Short film made for the U.S. Defense Department during Cold War, entitled 'Freedom and You', later renamed "Red Nightmare". Produced under direct supervision by studio titan Jack Warner. Stars Jack Webb, Jack Kelly, Andrew Duggan, Patricia Woodell, Peter Brown, Peter Breck, Ronnie Dapo, Carol Nicolson. An anti-communist propaganda film presenting contrasts of how life in small town USA might be under Communism. It is narrated by Jack Webb. Features one man's struggle against the communists. Jerry Donovan (played by Jack Kelly) works with machinery. Personnel take a break to drink coffee and converse with each other. A woman with army officers seated at table. Car drives past on runway. Officers take readings. An army man and his fiance converse and kiss each other. Howitzer in background. They speak to a high ranking officer. Jerry comes home to children and wife. He converses with his wife. Officers with their wives eat dinner. Children wish good night to parents before going to bed. Jerry speaks to their guests before they leave. Woman combs her son's hair. Jerry speaks to his son laying on the couch. The young boy gets onto bed and cries. Jerry shows document to his wife. A soldier comes home and they speak to each other. A soldier stands with a rifle in hand. Cars parked outside a building on road. Jerry answers a phone call. Officer speaks to a crowd of army men and their wives. Army man's daughter leaves home with an officer. Jerry works in factory with a board of 'Today's Quota 60 Units' written in the background. He comes home to wife and children. They pack their clothes to go to a boarding school. He takes his children out of the house. Exhibit "Soviet Inventions" written outside a building. They enter the building. Jerry in court held for crimes of subversion, deviasionism, and treason. He is taken to a room for interrogation and shot. Jerry wakes up from his dream.
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