A series of humorous sketches and semi-abstract drawings are used to interpret three American ballads - “Acres of Clams”, “Old Dan Tucker” and “John Henry”. The artist, Alfred Kousel, has provided innumerable still sketches which combine colour, a feeling of strength and a variety of emotional effects in harmony with the moods and rhythms of the ballads. The ballads are sung by Cisco Houston.
University of California. Dept. of Theatre Arts. Motion Picture Division