Strange interview

United States, 1947

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The story of Bill Barker, the owner of a small plant, who sees his production falling off and the quality of the work going down. Believing the situation calls for rigid discipline, he sacrifices personal warmth and understanding in his relations with his men. This attitude only aggravates matters until finally, in a dream sequence, Benjamin Franklin makes him see that his human relations can stand a lot of improvement.


production company

Jam Handy Organization



Production places
United States
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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Communication in management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Employee morale

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Factory management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Personnel management

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Management - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




Black and White


16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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