Item Details

Prelinger Archives: Give Yourself the Green Light (1954) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This Prelinger Archives film is an urgent message to 1950s America concerning the need for modern roads and highways, with the ultimate goal of creating the Interstate Highway System. Following an ill-equipped repair crew as it patches holes in pavement, the film bemoans an outdated transportation system that can't support "our growing greatness" (in other words, the rising numbers of cars in use) while scenes of rush-hour traffic warn that "we're running out of roads!" For solutions, the program illustrates state-of-the-art highway development across the nation and lobbies viewers on the importance of tax-supported financing so that construction can take place immediately. "If you pay as you go," warns the narrator, "you may not go at all.
Release Date
1954
Run Time
22 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Give Yourself the Green Light (1954)
Contents
Give Yourself the Green Light (1954) (22:00)
Credits
Produced by Jam Handy Organization, General Motors Corporation, Department of Public Relations.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1954.
Publisher no.
41770 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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