director Alfred E. Green
While a bunch of folks watch TV in a bar, WWIII breaks out in Invasion, U.S.A., a cautionary thriller from 1952.
It’s Red Dawn for the 1950’s. Corny and comprised about 60% of stock war footage, it’s neither exactly science fiction nor Exploitation.
Quickly universal draft is invoked and Americans have to buckle down and come together to fend off big C Communism as an A bomb drops on Montana.
It’s all going to heck in a handbasket til a momentary fog lifts and we realize this has all been a scary fantasy. The weird guy at the end of the bar gets up to leave and the audience is meant to start suspecting their neighbors.
Prime Red Scare cinema, not that it’s any good.