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1947 / 21:30
Army Pictorial Service, Signal Corps (Official Training Film T.F.8 1423)
Sound, black-and-white.

Made shortly after the end of World War II, this curious little nightmare movie addresses black soldiers. It depicts them as overgrown, impulsive, hypersexualized children who are unable to contain their primordial desires. The film’s title refers to venereal disease but could equally refer to women, who in this bleak tale of misogyny are invariably represented as sexually promiscuous...

Child-men, Fast Women, Venereal Nightmares and Racial Uplift
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