The Autobiography of a 'Jeep'

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The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' is a 1943 propaganda film produced by the US Office of War Information. As its name might suggest, it is the story of parts of World War II told from the perspective of a Jeep. The Jeep tells us he comes from a country with many roads and cars. read more

The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' is a 1943 propaganda film produced by the US Office of War Information. As its name might suggest, it is the story of parts of World War II told from the perspective of a Jeep. The Jeep tells us he comes from a country with many roads and cars. He mentions pre-war plans for highways and cities that had to be scrapped because of the war, and the sacrifices the personalized Jeep is making for the war effort. The Jeep then makes his first appearance before the servicemen, his experience in the desert and passing rivers and his nervousness in front of more experienced vehicles like the tank. Finally the Jeep proves his mettle and is put in general production, ridden by presidents and royalty. All this time he is accompanied by his friend, the American soldier.

Original Release

11/14/1943

US Release

11/14/1943

Cast

Desi Arnaz Self
Claire Chennault Self - Talking to a Soldier in a Jeep
King George VI Self - Riding in a Jeep
Douglas MacArthur Self - Riding in a Jeep
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Self - Riding in a Jeep
Franklin D. Roosevelt Self - Riding in a Jeep in Casablanca
Joseph W. Stilwell Self - Talking to a Soldier in a Jeep
Wendell Willkie Self - Talking to a Soldier in a Jeep
Bud Abbott Self - in a Jeep in Parade
Claudette Colbert Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Irving Lerner, Joseph Krumgold

Writers

Joseph Krumgold

Cast

Desi Arnaz Self
Claire Chennault Self - Talking to a Soldier in a Jeep
King George VI Self - Riding in a Jeep
Douglas MacArthur Self - Riding in a Jeep
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Self - Riding in a Jeep
Franklin D. Roosevelt Self - Riding in a Jeep in Casablanca
Joseph W. Stilwell Self - Talking to a Soldier in a Jeep
Wendell Willkie Self - Talking to a Soldier in a Jeep
Bud Abbott Self - in a Jeep in Parade
Claudette Colbert Self
Lou Costello Self - in a Jeep in Parade
Oliver Hardy Self - in a Jeep in Parade
Stan Laurel Self - in a Jeep in Parade

Producers

Editors

Gene Fowler Jr.

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