Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Re-release - You Can't Do Business With Hitler

The Old Time Radio Researchers announces the re-certification of You Can't Do Business With Hitler, a series of radio shows, written and produced by the radio section of the Office of War Information (OWI), was transcribed four times a month. Elwood Hoffman wrote the scripts, and Frank Telford directed the production. The series was re-certified November 15, 2008.

This series is one of the many thousands of government propaganda plays that were broadcast to help the war effort during World War II. The series was based on the experiences of Douglas Miller who was for 15 years commercial attaché to the American Embassy in Berlin. Douglas Miller revealed the NAZI technique of plundering and looting conquered lands.

This re-certification features a number of added features, one of which is the 1942 movie "Hitler - Dead or Alive." Critics say this movies is so bad that it’s good! Ward Bond stars as the leader of a team of ex-con boundy hunters who go to Germany in search of Hitler. If they can find him, a million dollar reward is to be paid to them. Other upgrades include many more WW2 newspaper ads from companies supporting the war effort and a short radio series from 1942 called Dear Adolf.

As of November 15, 2008, this series is as complete as possible, with the most current information included as to broadcast dates, episode numbers, episode titles, number of episodes broadcast, and best encodes at the time of Certification.

This series will shortly be available from the OTRR Distribution Center, sister old time radio clubs and groups, and eventually from http://www.archive.org/


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