(War Department Official Training Film No. 8-154) One can do a search for it at Archive dot org. Actors George Reeves
and Robert Lowery
-- who both later made their marks in early post-war film and television as Superman
respectively -- appear in the film. Prominent is the late Charles Trowbridge
, appearing in the role of a lecturing Army medical officer. This film is of equal historic interest from a theatrical standpoint as well as clinical.
Produced and directed by the late John Ford
, this film was required viewing for all US Army personnel of the period. It included frank discussion of what was at the time
the most up-to-date clinical knowledge on the various diseases commonly termed VD, their signs and symptoms, effects, diagnoses, prevention and treatment. Also included is graphic, uncensored footage of a "pro kit" actually being demonstrated.
These kits and the treatment regimens discussed in the film are -- thankfully -- a thing of the past.