Together We Live (1935)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Writer-director-star Willard Mack had been dead and gone for several years by the time Together We Live managed to attain a theatrical release. A ham-handed cautionary fable against communism, the film concerns a group of Civil War veterans who are appalled by the burgeoning radical movement in America. One of these vets is Hank (Willard Mack), who must suffer dissension in his own home when his two sons begin attending communist meetings. When the subversives take to the streets to spread their doctrine in a loudmouth fashion, Hank rallies his fellow senior citizens to form a united front against the enemies of democracy. Unfortunately, the "good guys" come off as lawless vigilantes, which may or may not have been Mr. Mack's intention. Surprisingly, Together We Live was not revived during the postwar Red Scare, even though it isn't much worse than such "commies under the bed" epics as The Red Menace and Big Jim McLain.

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