Duck and Cover was a social guidance film produced in 1951 by the United States federal government's Civil Defense branch shortly after the Soviet Union began nuclear testing. The runtime is nine minutes, and it gives helpful advice such as "cover the back of your neck and face". Yeah, that'll help when the bomb is dropped.

Copywriter: Raymond J. Mauer
Directed by: Anthony Rizzo
Prod co: Archer Productions
Music trivia: song sung by schoolchildren from New York City and Astoria, New York.


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