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Reel Number: 220309-10
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1940s-1950s
TC Begins: 13:17:38
TC Ends: 13:23:49
The Road to the Wall Part 3 of 3 - First Half Narration by James Cagney Anti-Communist propaganda film. Gives brief history of Communism. 13:17:38 Czechoslovakia, 1948: Parliament. Crowds cheering. Politician makes speech. Riot. Edvard Benes accepts Communist cabinet. Ian Masaryck assassinated, corpse superimposed hammer and sickle, funeral. Parliament. Benes dies, hammer and sickle superimposed, funeral. Still Churchill “an iron curtain has descended...” speech. Parade in USSR , carrying hammers and sickles and large portrait Stalin. Anti-Communist riots, mixed footage East Germany and Poland, tanks. 13:20:04 Poland jazz musicians, cartoons. 13:20:30 Budapest 1956: Demonstrations, star falls off roof. Tank through street, troops firing. Prime Minister Imre Nagy. Looted streets, books burning. Russian tanks invade. Nagy executed. (not seen) 13:21:51 Havana 1959: Cuban peasants at work in sugar cane fields. Slum, poor children. Kid bathed with bucket, Castro with guerrillas in forest and through Havana with cheering crowds. Castro brother Raul. Che Guevara. Castro speech at podium, cheering crowd. With Kruschev. Firing squad. Two men executed. Cold War; NOTE: Better picture quality but different sequencing on 221409. ANY continuous 15 minutes of 12:50:54 - 13:23:49 sold as one reel.
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