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Prelinger Archives: Master Hands (Part I) (1936) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Today 25 million people are driving motor cars on the streets and highways of America. To provide this transportation over 5,060,000 skilled workers are occupied. In part 1 of 4, this Prelinger Archives film--a tribute to the master hands of the auto makers--shows the manufacture of Chevrolets from foundry to finished vehicles. Toolmakers crafting patterns and dies are featured, as well as factory workers who fire up the massive foundry machinery to make parts. Called a "classic 'capitalist realist' drama," Master Hands was selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films.
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5 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 20, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Master Hands. (Part I) (1936)
Master Hands (Part I) (1936) (5:00)
Musical score by the Detroit Philharmonic Orchestra ; Produced by The Jam Handy Organization, for Chevrolet Motor Company.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1936.
Publisher no.
41724 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (5 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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