Dollar dance

Canada, 1943

Film
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Wartime inflation and the role of price control are the subjects of this publicity trailer which employs single-frame animation of direct pen-drawing on 35mm film stock. McLaren featured an animated dancing dollar sign to encourage buying bonds, promote savings and warn of the dangers of inflation. The sound-track consists of spoken rhymed verses accompanied by an orchestra. Music Louis Applebaum.

Credits

director

Norman McLaren

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:04:10:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33485

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Money

Animation

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - Economic aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Inflation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Money

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → War - Economic aspects

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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