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21 American Arms Production Films About America's Private Sector At War Packed Into 3 ½ Hours Of Archival Footage On 1 Dual Layer All Regions DVD!
ALL OUT FOR VICTORY (1943, 20:16)
A grateful acknowledgement of the contributions of disabled and handicapped workers to industrial war production.
CLOSE HARMONY (1942, 10:35)
A film sponsored by General Motors where, in the midst of this attempt to show the positive need for good labor/management relations in America's burgeoning arms industry, resort is still had to the tired old alienating "step 'n fetch it" character Black Americans & the American public both have had to put up with for generations.
CONQUER BY THE CLOCK (1943, 10:40)
Just as wartime industry was expected to run like clockwork, it was also hoped this film would enable and inspire workers to live their lives likewise.
DEADLINE FOR ACTION (1946, 36:43)
Another extraordinary film by the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America film, this one touting the accomplishments of left-wing labor union activities in the period immediately preceding the post-war communist baiting era.
MANPOWER (1943, 8:32)
The power of and need for good hard labor from good hard laborers is explained and celebrated.
MEN AND JOBS (1944, 8:35)
Color film on the matching of men and women to the jobs their government needs them to do during wartime.
OLDSMOBILE "PLAYLETS" (1942, 5:00)
Six film shorts, five selling the last cars General Motor's Oldsmobile had available for sale "for the duration", and one proclaiming the company and worker's commitment to defense.
SUGGESTION BOX (1945, 8:53)
How that time-honored institutional practice comes in especially handy for the greater output and better production methods needed for the war effort.
SUPERVISING WOMEN WORKERS (1944, 10:10)
One of the earliest attempts to seriously offer guidance on how to treat, manage and motivate women workers.
TEST TUBE TALE (1941, 9:26)
Better living through industrial chemistry, brought by the wonders of nylon and other synthetic materials, is celebrated in this film, while the gathering gloom of the Second World War is felt if never mentioned.
THE ARM BEHIND THE ARMY (1942, 10:21)
The U.S. Army wanted everyone to know that good relations between management and labor was critical if the nation was to win the war.
THE GREAT SWINDLE (1948, 32:09)
It was inevitable that during the "after the war" times that labor would find opportunity to turn to management and demand more while sacrificing less. This film goes a very long distance towards doing just so, with the intention of recruiting membership for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers for the fight against corporate interests.
THESE PEOPLE (1944, 15:08)
A Frigidaire plant converts from consumer to military production when America enters the fray.
THREE CITIES (1943, 10:08)
A U.S. Office Of War Information film on how Norfolk, Virginia and Detroit, Michigan adapted to the urgent needs for housing and social services, and how Cash Valley, Utah citizens volunteered for important army railroad improvement work.
VICTORY IS OUR BUSINESS (1942, 10:09)
General Motor's classic worker motivational film encouraging workers to give all in the great struggle.
WHEN WORK IS DONE (1943, 8:55)
Another classic film, one that provides a glimpse into a day in the life of Sylacauga, Alabama, the model wartime factory town, complete with all the facilities and organized social activities that go along with it.
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