Unpersuasive 1955 US propaganda film about the draft

Jesse Walker of Reason has kindly watched this ripe-for-taunting 1955 propaganda film about the draft and provided highlights.

  • At 1:20, a young man makes a novel pitch for the military life: "I don't think time in the service ever hurt anybody."
  • At 1:56, the narrator praises the people who work for the local draft board: "none of them have to do the job if they don't want to." That may be true, but it might not be the best angle to take in a movie about conscription.
  • At 11:12: You know who's against the draft? Women, that's who.