Valley town

United States, 1940

Film
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The story of how machines made a “boom” town with factories running at top speed, stores crowded with shoppers, money flowing freely - and of how more machines broke it. Considers the problem of capable workers thrown out of jobs because of high-speed machinery. Gives an idea of what this does to the human spirit and of the effect on a family. Finally offers as one solution the constant training of adults to keep them abreast of new developments ready for new and better jobs. Narrated by Ray Collins.

Credits

production company

Educational Film Institute, New York University

Duration

00:24:26:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1940

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011436

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Factories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Factory management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Labor productivity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mass production

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Employees - Effect of technological innovations on

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social change

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technological unemployment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Employees - Training of

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

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

History → Machinery - History

History → Technology and civilization

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Employees - Effect of technological innovations on

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Machinery - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technological unemployment

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology and civilization

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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