This film tells Americans that Russia has waged a Cold War against Europe and it was our duty to not only protect them but safeguard ourselves as communist spies have infiltrated the United States and, given the opportunity they will overtake our country. The loss of freedoms and brutality of dictatorship over democracy are inevitable if Communism is triumphant. The Benefits of Capitalism( consumerism and materialism) are shown and then a call for increased militancy is made. It is concluded by informing people not to worry because we have "the bomb."
This short clip from a popular children's cartoon, Rocky and Bullwinkle, teaches children to fear (Soviets) in a more subconscious way. Here the heroes, a flying squirrel and his quirky moose friend are tricked onto a plane by soviet spies who are trying to kill them. Meanwhile other foreign spies attempt to infiltrate American systems but it backfires as they are portrayed as unintelligent fools. This form of propaganda is less overt than the previous piece. At first glance it is an innocent children's cartoon; however, in each episode the soviet spies are shown infiltrating America and trying to kill Rocky, a small town hero.
Dr. Strangelove was a 1964 film that is wildly entertaining while discussing the serious matter of nuclear war. A U.S. Air Force General, Jack Ripper, goes completely and utterly mad, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. The U.S. President meets with his advisers, where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Machine" which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth. This film was a success in using comedy to raise the interesting questions associated with the possibility of nuclear war at a time when it was a very real possibility.