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Prelinger Archives: American Harvest (Part II) (1955) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This Prelinger Archives film highlights the activities of farmers, miners, and manufacturers in the production of industrial materials--particularly those essential to 1950s car-making. From the bustling Pittsburgh steel foundry to the California oil well contributing to the rubber in tires, the film highlights America's wondrous ability to reap nature's bounty and transform it into car technology (an endeavor the U.S. continues today, of course, but with far greater dependence on the rest of the world). The narration is verbose and overwrought, waxing eloquent as shot after shot passes by in the glorification of automobile manufacturing, raw materials extraction, and mid-1950s consumerism. Revised from an earlier 1951 version.
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Run Time
17 min.
  • 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
American Harvest. (Part II) (1955)
American Harvest (Part II) (1955) (17:00)
Produced by The Jam Handy Organization, for the General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Division. Narrated by John Forsythe.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1955.
Publisher no.
41776 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (17 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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