War Is A Racket

  • 1934
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

An editor sends out reporter Alexander to discover what any thinking individual could have told him: war is big money to many people at the expense of young lives. Alexander interviews many people, including a Gold Star mother (Clemens), a minister (Jacquet), and an economist (Mayall). They tell their respective stories, which serve as voice-over for a...read more

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An editor sends out reporter Alexander to discover what any thinking individual could have told him: war is big money to many people at the expense of young lives. Alexander interviews many people, including a Gold Star mother (Clemens), a minister (Jacquet), and an economist (Mayall).

They tell their respective stories, which serve as voice-over for a poorly edited mixture of real-life war footage. It's as simple as that, continually hammering its message out well past any reasonable point. As a 10-minute short, this might have been effective, but at 90 minutes it ends up

negating itself. In addition, the film is poorly edited, with an often pale imitation of Soviet style montage. Another shining example of why good intentions need thought and talent to make message films with impact.

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