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1. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty | Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

Votes: 3,769 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Shake Hands with Danger (1980)

23 min | Short

6.3
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A cautionary training film for those who operate and repair heavy equipment. We watch vignettes of men taking short cuts in their work, doing things they aren't trained for, neglecting to ... See full summary »

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Cliff Bemis, Charles Oldfather

Votes: 177

3. Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, War

6.8
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A downed American bomber crew quickly falls prey to the clever interrogation techniques of the Germans in this dramatic training film.

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Louis Adlon, Rand Brooks, Frederic Brunn, George Dolenz

Votes: 204

4. The New Lot (1943)

43 min | Drama, War

7.1
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During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Eric Ambler, Ivor Barnard, Robert Donat, Ian Fleming

Votes: 66

5. Snafuperman (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Pvt. Snafu becomes a superhero, only for him to become the world's dumbest one because he won't study his field manuals.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 294

6. Coming!! Snafu (1943)

3 min | Animation, Short

5.6
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Introducing Private Snafu, the nation's worst soldier and his various versions in different branches of the armed forces.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 215

7. Booby Traps (1944)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Pvt. Snafu thinks he's too smart to get caught by an enemy booby trap, but he soon finds that the traps are alluring and that he is every bit the booby.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 314

8. Censored (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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When Snafu gets his wish to have his personal mail uncensored by the military, he inadvertently reveals military secrets that lead to disaster.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner

Votes: 222

9. Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter (1943)

Passed | 19 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.0
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Military training film on the characteristics, capabilities, weaknesses, and recognition of the World War II Japanese fighter aircraft known as the Zero.

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Art Gilmore, Ronald Reagan, Harvey Stephens, Craig Stevens

Votes: 62

10. The Home Front (1943)

4 min | Animation, Short

5.8
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A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 231

11. Spies (1943)

Unrated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Private Snafu has a secret: his ship leaves for Africa at 4:30. He's determined to keep it, but bit by bit it slips out, and eventually, the details end up right on Hitler's desk and the ship is engaged.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 521

12. Position Firing (1944)

14 min | Animation, Short, War

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Hapless B-17 waist gunner "Trigger Joe" learns how to adjust his aim, to take into account the relative motion of his aircraft, his bullets, and the attacking enemy fighter.

Directors: John Hubley, Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

13. Posture Pals (1952)

10 min | Short

2.0
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A teacher gives her third-grade class a "posture test". Four students--two boys and two girls--fail it. The teacher then suggests that the four become each other's "posture pals" and point ... See full summary »

Votes: 210

14. Gas (1944)

3 min | Animation, Short

5.8
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Snafu learns the need of keeping his gas mask at hand when he is attacked by anthropomorphic gas cloud.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 129

15. Three Brothers (1944)

3 min | Animation, Short

5.8
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Dissatisfied with being assigned to shoe consignment detail, Snafu learns about the true value of his responsibilities

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 100

16. Beginning Responsibility: Lunchroom Manners (1959)

10 min | Short, Family

4.1
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This short featuring "Mr. Bungle", a puppet, instructs children on how to best behave in a lunchroom situation.

Votes: 101

17. It's Murder She Says... (1945)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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A haggard mosquito complains how tough life is with the military taking the proper precautions against malaria infection.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 93

18. Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike (1944)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Snafu learns hard way the consequences of not protecting himself from malaria infection.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 161

19. The Chow Hound (1944)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Snafu learns of the folly of hoarding and wasting military food supplies.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 98

20. Stop That Tank! (1942)

22 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

5.6
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Military training film describing the characteristics and details of operation of the Boys MK.1 Anti Tank Rifle.

Director: Ub Iwerks | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Peter Carter Page

Votes: 82

21. USS VD: Ship of Shame (1942)

46 min | Action, Drama, War

4.7
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This film was made by the U.S. government during World War II to show its young servicemen the results of "fooling around" with "loose women" overseas. Actual victims of such sexually ... See full summary »

Stars: Keefe Brasselle, Cliff Clark, Dorothy Granger, Don Haggerty

Votes: 68

22. Going Home (1944)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Pvt. Snafu's unit suffers the consequences of blabbing military secrets while on leave at home.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham

Votes: 143

23. Operation Snafu (1945)

3 min | Animation, Short

5.7
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Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 80

24. Outpost (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Snafu has an object lesson on the value of complete and accurate regular reports when he discovers and reports evidence of the enemy's presence at his assigned area.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 87

25. In the Aleutians (1945)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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A humourous look at the Aleutian Islands and their strategic value.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 114

26. Hollywood Commandos (1997 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.3
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American Movie Classics presents the untold story of moviemakers at war during World War II. Enlisting directly from the soundstages of Hollywood, the writers, directors, actors and ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Orr | Stars: Ron Reagan, Edward Anhalt, Richard L. Bare, Roy Boulting

Votes: 16

27. Hot Spot (1945)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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As the Devil watches Pvt. Snafu and his unit stationed in Iran, he talks about the hazards of working in the heat.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Harold Peary

Votes: 84

28. Rumors (1943)

4 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Snafu inadvertantly starts a panic on his base when he begins a mistaken rumour that the base is about to be bombed.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Graham, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 177

29. No Buddy Atoll (1945)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Private Snafu is stranded on a tiny island with a Japanese officer; he must depend on his wits to defend himself against his sword-wielding foe.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 88

30. The First Motion Picture Unit (1943)

Not Rated | 21 min | Documentary, Short, History

4.8
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A documentary showing the functions of the Army Air Corps' First Motion Picture Unit, which made training and inspirational films for the Army Air Force during the Second World War.

Stars: John Beal, Ken Carpenter, Don Castle, Mark Daniels

Votes: 47

31. Second Effort (1968)

Drama

8.3
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A nervous salesman gets a lesson in salesmanship from football coach Vince Lombardi.

Director: Jay Sheridan | Stars: Vincent Lombardi, Ron Masak, Jerry Kramer

Votes: 18

33. Pay Day (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Technical Fairy First Class shows Snafu the consequences of frittering away his pay.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 80

34. Found Footage Festival Volume 1: Live in Brooklyn (2005 Video)

90 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Jim Allee, Jackie Conrad, John Cremeans, Cynthia

Votes: 47

35. The Angled Deck Carrier (1955)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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US Navy training film introducing the new angled-deck aircraft carrier, designed for the higher-speed jet aircraft now in service. The angled deck promotes safety and the more-efficient launch and recovery of high-performance aircraft.

36. Secrets of the Caribbean (1945)

3 min | Animation, Short

5.6
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Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 11

37. Four Methods of Flush Riveting (1942)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

4.7
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Four methods of flush-riveting aircraft aluminum sheet-metal are described and illustrated.

Director: James Algar

Votes: 50

38. Pass It On: Coaching Skills for Managers (2007 Video)

25 min | Short, Comedy

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A business training video promoting managerial coaching skills.

Director: Peter Robinson | Stars: Rob Brydon, Meredith MacNeill, Will Smith

39. The Dawn Guard (1941)

5 min | Short, War

5.9
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Two Home Guard volunteers discuss the causes of war and their hopes for peace in the future.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Percy Walsh, Bernard Miles

Votes: 10

40. Baptism of Fire (1943)

36 min | Short, Drama, War

5.8
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Training film for the U.S. Army men preparing for their initial entry into the war against the Nazis. Teaching the techniques of enemy identification, combat and hand to hand fighting.

Director: U.S. Army Signal Corps | Stars: Elisha Cook Jr., Walter Sande, Peter Whitney

Votes: 26

41. Gripes (1943)

5 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Private Snafu learns the hard way about the need for military dicipline and procedures to maintain an effective army.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 184

42. Charlie's Haunt (1950)

59 min | Comedy

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The residents of a small town are haunted by the ghost of Charlie McCarthy, who doesn't like the fact that they are a very careless bunch and are constantly putting themselves in danger.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Richard Travis, Don Wilson, Olin Howland

43. Target Snafu (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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A armada of malaria-laden mosquitoes seeks human targets and finds Private Snafu who fails to protect himself adequately against their onslaught.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 86

44. A Lecture on Camouflage (1944)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Using Snafu as an example, Techanical Fairy First Class teaches the methods of effective camouflage.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 151

45. Booked for Safekeeping (1960)

32 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A training film showing police officers how to deal with persons who are mentally ill.

Director: George C. Stoney | Star: James Daly

Votes: 89

46. You'll Soon Get the Hang of It: The Technique of One to One Training (1995 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

9.2
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Hugh Laurie shows the viewer how to teach a job to a trainee, face-to-face and one-to-one.

Director: Nicholas Mallett | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Serena Evans, Chris Larner, Andy Taylor

Votes: 5

47. Better Use of Leisure Time (1950)

10 min | Short

3.8
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Star: Hope Summers

Votes: 19

48. Power of Decision (1958)

55 min | Documentary

6.5
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This documentary shows the early ideas about how nuclear war between the USA and the USSR could look like. It is made purely from the US side and takes place mostly in the US military ... See full summary »

Votes: 10

49. Lighting 'Dances with Wolves' with Dean Semler (1993 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short, Talk-Show

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Director: Ray Argall | Stars: Anna Hruby, Dean Semler

50. Holiday from Rules? (1958)

11 min | Short

4.1
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Four schoolchildren, who are complaining about having to obey too many rules both at school and at home, are shown what life would be like if they lived in a place where there were no rules at all.

Director: William H. Murray

Votes: 105



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