~ THE PLOT TO OVERTHROW FDR ~
In 1932, while many Americans felt it was the way out of the
Depression, a powerful group of financiers and industrialists saw the New Deal as a threat.
THE PLOT TO OVERTHROW FDR reveals this group's plan either to overthrow the newly-elected
president or force their agenda on him. They intended to use a paramilitary organization of
disgruntled WWI veterans inspired by Marine General Smedley D. Butler to coerce the
government. But Butler, discovering the details of the conspiracy, blew the whistle,
triggering a Congressional investigation. Leading scholars, historians and government
officials reveal the details of one of the most bizarre schemes in American history.
B&W/Color, 50 minutes. Available from
International Historic Films.
(Provided here for our customers' information only.
We have no affiliation with IHF). Readers wishing furthur information about the attempted
should consult Hans Schmidt's Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions
of American Military History (Lexinton, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1987), and Jules
Archer's The Plot to Seize the White House (NY: Hawthorne Books, 1973).