This is the poster for the American film ‘I Married A Communist’, made in 1949, which told the story of Nan Lowry, a woman who unknowingly married a former communist. Her husband thought he had quit the party years ago, but the Communist party leaders seek him out, indicating that it is impossible to escape Communism, once you have been ‘infected’ by it. The film was used as propaganda to show the evils of Communism to the American people, in order to convince them that it must be fought and destroyed. This poster demonstrates anti-Communism in 1949 (before the height of the Cold War) as the film portrayed the perceived dangers of Communism on a capitalist society. It also demonstrated the lingering American fear that many Americans may be communist, without other people knowing – Nan did not know her husband had ever been a communist and this put her in danger. The US government produced propaganda in the form of short clips particularly, as people did not know how to spot a potential communist who posed a threat to society, as the film demonstrates. However, the name had to be changed as it was unpopular, so it was eventually released as ‘The Woman on Pier 13’.