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|Parachute Battalion |
Actors: Robert Preston, Nancy Kelly, Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey, Buddy Ebsen
Director: Leslie Goodwins
Genres: Drama, Military & War
In this pre-Pearl Harbor recruiting poster, colonel's estranged son Bill Burke, football hero Donald Morse, and hillbilly Jeff Hollis enlist in the paratroopers. Their training at Fort Benning, Georgia is followed in semi-... more »
Propoganda But In A Good Way
Arthur | America | 05/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1941 the government needed to start gearing people up for the way that was on the horizon, so they started encouraging hollywood to come up with "feature films" that were often little more than military recruitment exercises.
Parachute Battalion is a good example of this genre. On it's face it's a story, not unlike Officer and a Gentleman, about new recruits at a military training center.
Of course, the real purpose of the movie was to make becoming a parachute soldier look fun and exciting so that they could recruit more troops.
This film, in my view, works on both levels and is much less ham handed than many similar propoganda films of the era."