Still more appalling is the 1943 pro-Soviet Warner Brothers propaganda film Mission to Moscow. Based loosely on a book by Joseph Davies, the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, the movie depicted the Moscow Show Trials of the 1930s as a proper response to Nazi penetration of the Russian government, rather than as the witch hunts of a power-mad dictator intent on eliminating rivals and enemies. Stalin, played by Academy Award-winner Walter Huston, is seen as a benign and goodhearted leader. The Russians themselves are seen as happy and well-off. Audiences of the film were presented with an uncomplicated message: Communism is a wholesome, benevolent system of government that only Nazi sympathizers would oppose.
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… Radical Socialists in Hollywood Keep Falsifying History and Whitewashing Communists | The Stream. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)