Civil Defense Short Subject Films
You Can Beat the A-Bomb - title screen

CIVIL DEFENSE FILMS

For the purposes of this comprehensive inventory, CONELRAD has grouped many of the different subgenres of Cold War instructional movies under the umbrella title, "Civil Defense Short Subject Films." The CIVIL DEFENSE section features films that deal explicitly with preparing for atomic attack or other disasters and the anticipated aftermath of such events. This subgenre includes Civil Defense commercials that were aired on local television in the public interest.
This film which is a dramatized promotion for the Department of Defense's massive public shelter program of the early '60s, stars Ralph Meeker (who survived an atomic blast in the original finale of the 1955 film 'Kiss Me Deadly') as insurance agent George McCardle.
WARNING RED [ 1956 ]
This film portrays the atomic odyssey of a 'John Q. Public' who, while on his way home after buying some ice cream, sees the bright flash of the Bomb.  
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