A Hollywood short aiding the war effort, emphasizing the need for preparedness and conservation of materials, i.e. rubber, metal, shellac. An American soldier writes home from Bataan, and while his family reads the letter, the soldier's ghostly apparition interjects statistics about food and equipment shortages.
Film: 509 ft., 36 fr.
Intended audience: Adult.
Originally produced as a Paramount 'Victory Short' (No. T2-1) in collaboration with the U.S. Office of War Information in 1942.
DVD copy available.
Director of photography, Fred Jackman, Jr. ; art director, F. Paul Sylos ; editor, Howard A. Smith ; sound recorder, Earl Sitar ; musical score, Daniele Amfitheatrof.
Richard Arlen, Susan Hayward, Jimmy Lydon, Joe Sawyer, Keith Richards, Janet Beecher, Esther Dale, Will Wright.
Statement of Responsibility
a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Maxwell Shane ; produced by William C. Thomas ; directed by William H. Pine.