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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: 3,761 | 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: 176

3. 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: 519

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: 65

5. 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: 313

6. 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

7. 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: 220

8. 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: 175

9. 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: 214

10. 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

11. The Trouble with Women (1959)

6 min | Short

3.9
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A boss is having trouble learning how to treat his female employees.

Stars: Chet Davis, Nora Denney

Votes: 53

12. 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

13. The Infantry Blues (1943)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Pvt. Snafu complains about being assigned to the infantry only to learn that other branches have their own problems.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 124

14. 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: 100

15. 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

16. 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: 228

17. 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

18. 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: 128

19. 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

20. It Must Be the Neighbors (1966)

13 min | Documentary, Short

3.1
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Director: Wilmer H. Kimberly

Votes: 41

21. 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

22. 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: 292

23. 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

24. World War II Films of the First Motion Picture Unit (2017 TV Movie)

68 min | Documentary, History

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As part of the National Archives "Know Your Records" lecture series, film preservation specialists from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) discuss the work of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Bassing Matney, Audrey Amidon, Heidi Holmstrom

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. Basic Autopsy Procedure (1961)

51 min | Documentary

7.2
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This U.S. Army training film demonstrates in graphic detail how to perform basic autopsy procedures.

Votes: 12

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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: 183

32. 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

33. 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: 141

34. 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: 97

35. Fighting Tools (1943)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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Pvt. Snafu suffers the consequences of not keeping his equipment and weapons properly maintained.

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 160

36. 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: 209

37. 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

38. 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

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. 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

41. 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

42. 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: 88

43. 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

44. 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

45. Operation Snafu (1945)

3 min | Animation, Short

5.7
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Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 80

46. Air All Around Us (1948)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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This classroom training film attempts to explain the properties of air, including how it can expand, contract and be compressed.

Director: Helen Warrin

47. What Went Wrong at Currajong? (1974)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Director: John Dick | Stars: Martin Harris, John Ewart, Greg Ross, Alan Lander

48. The 1 CAG Story (1977)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short

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Directors: Douglas Cameron, Andy Thomson | Star: Walter Massey

49. Bringing Them to the Showroom (1927)

Documentary, Short

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50. 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



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