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If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do? (1971)

Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. ... See full summary »


Ron Ormond


Ron Ormond (screenplay), Estus W. Pirkle (book)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Creech Judy Creech ... Judy
Cecil Scaife Cecil Scaife ... The Commissar
Gene McFall Gene McFall ... Assisstant Commissar
Wes Saunders Wes Saunders ... Comrade Teacher
La Quita Scaife La Quita Scaife
Jim Rose Jim Rose
Billy Kent Billy Kent
Jimmy Little Jimmy Little
Carl Haselton Carl Haselton
Joe Scaife Joe Scaife
Nathan Blackwell Nathan Blackwell
Max Cannon Max Cannon
Bell Kent Bell Kent
Bondy Kent Bondy Kent
Greg Pirkle Greg Pirkle


Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. Communist infiltrators, the "footmen", will pave the way for an all out invasion by weakening our will through TV, dance, rock music and alcohol. Once the invasion begins, the new Communist government will proceed to round up all Christians, and either execute them or force them to undergo re-education. Only by putting their faith in the bible where it belongs, says Rev. Pirkle, can America resist the coming Red Menace. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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17 November 1971 (USA) See more »

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If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do? See more »

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An LP record of the same title was released in 1971, basically a modified version of Minister Pirkle's sermon from the film. It is now considered quite rare and highly collectible. See more »


At one point a lady in the church congregation is noticeably asleep. See more »


Estus W. Pirkle: The Communist treatment of Christian women is horrible to imagine. For example, they like to strip a woman naked, and tie her head to one Jeep and her legs to another Jeep, and pull her limb from limb. Perhaps the most horrible thing that Communists do to Christian women is to make them play toys in the hands of their soldiers, as we shall see in this documented incident.
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The Soviets really are gonna take over!
29 July 2007 | by Fallen_angel_kizmetSee all my reviews

This movie... It's meaning and it's warning is now useless since the Soviet Union has already fallen and collapsed, but the message of this movie centers around that if we all continue with our lives of smoking, drinking, drugs, wearing mini skirts, and not going to church will cause the Soviets to come and enslave the US population. Pretty much all this is happens to be a Soviet Propaganda film and a pro God film all at once.

NOw I love this movie. I saw it on Google since it's in public domain. Now as you all watch this you're gonna obviously learn that much of this is being overly dramatized and possibly full of lies. Now they claims these account are real, but that's not really verified. but what I"m laughing at is that the film makers are trying too hard to make this film serious, but at the same time it's the funniest damn film ever. It's unintentionally funny, cheesy, and it's like one of those cheesy 70s anti drug films... Except with Communism. I'd recommend watching it this classic comedy. It's only 50 minutes long, and you'll laugh out loud watching it! it's so damn cheesy but so funny. Really intense tho. this is violent in scenes. But watching it you'll be wondering if it was intentionally made to be funny.

And you'll truly believe that everybody in the 70s smoked pot. hahahha, 10 out of 10

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