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American Presidents On Screen | James Monroe (1817-1825)
James Monroe (1817-1825)

Star: Charles Waldron
Film: The Monroe Doctrine (1939)

Normally we’d steer clear of any film with the words ‘doctrine’, ‘ committee’ or ‘consensus’ in the title (although a film called ‘The Millard Fillmore Plebescite’ would surely be worth a look) but short flick The Monroe Doctrine is one of the very few chances to catch James ‘The Indoctrinator’ Monroe, Founding Father, war hero, non-interventionist and friend of Thomas Jefferson.

What it tells us about the time it was made: That many Americans didn’t want to get involved in a European war in 1939.

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