Created in the year 1952 by the Bell Telephone Company, "Modern Minute Men" is a Civil Defense film that looks at communications in the event of an atomic war, and the "modern minute men" who will sound the alarm like Paul Revere. The movie takes place in Ohio -- a seemingly unlikely place for a Soviet nuclear strike but a significant target nonetheless due to its industrial centers and military bases. Concluding the film, then governor of Ohio Frank J. Lausche emphasizes the importance of providing aid during an emergency.
Upon release, the film proved popular and in June of 1952, it was nominated for an award in the "Best Civil Defense Film" category of the Cleveland Film Festival.
You can read more about this film at the Atomic Theater website: http://www.atomictheater.com/modernminutemen.htm
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