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Hometown U.S.A.
Date
1945
Main contributors
Cowles Magazines, Inc.; Bray Studios, Inc.
Summary
Depicts both the prosperity and problems of an American town in wartime. Emphasizes the need to plan for the post-war future to assure continued health and improvements and a good life for returning veterans. Expresses concerns about possible unemployment as war industries close, and the threat of juvenile delinquency as wartime austerity has prevented town spending on recreation for youth. "Life in an American town of 19,000, Glens Falls, N.Y. After views of the town the film particularly considers one family, father working in a factory, mother keeping house, a son in the service, and a high school daughter. Through these four are seen the good things about Hometown and also its problems" (New Movies: The National Board of Review Magazine, September, 1945, p. 12).
Contributors
Al Perkins : director; George Koether : written by; Harold Rhodenbaugh : photographed by; Santos Ortega : narrated by
Location
Glens Falls, NY, U.S.A.
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (20 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm