An amazing piece of 1950s oil industry propaganda called Destination Earth
tells the story of Colonel Cosmic, a spy from Mars sent to Earth.
Martian society, y’see, was one of lockstep conformity and oppression
under the hyper-statist rule of authoritarian great leader Ogg, and
couldn’t be more obviously an analogue for the Soviet Union. Ogg has
sent Colonel Cosmic to Earth to learn how we solved the problem of
friction in moving parts, but instead, he learns all about the utopian
joys of free markets and the miracle of GASOLINE, THE MOST EFFICIENT
MOBILE POWER SOURCE ON EARTH! Naturally, revolution ensues. The
squeamish needn’t worry, it’s bloodless.