Great American Inventors
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: December 20, 2016
- Originally Released: 1947
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Richard Denning & Byron Foulger|
|Performer:||Mason Adams, Raymond Edward Johnson, John Litel, Rhys Williams & Lewis Martin|
|Directed by||Richard Fleischer, Julian Roffman, Robert Snyder & Jules Bricken|
Description by OLDIES.com:
MR. BELL (1947): A dramatic reenactment of the life of Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone. Produced by RKO in association with AT&T, Mr. Bell is the only on-camera appearance of lead actor Raymond Edward Johnson, who as "Raymond" was the host of the long-running horror anthology Inner Sanctum on radio (1941-1952). Director Richard Fleischer went on to much greater success with films like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) and Soylent Green (1973).
THE STORY OF THOMAS A. EDISON (1950): A classroom film detailing the life of the inventor of the light bulb, phonograph, movie camera, and so much more, utilizing still photographs and footage shot at Edison's winter home in Fort Myers, Florida. Its director, Julian Roffman, later made the surreal horror movie The Mask (1961).
HENRY FORD'S MIRROR OF AMERICA (1963): At one time, Henry Ford owned one of the biggest movie studios located outside Hollywood. Starting in 1914, the Ford Motion Picture Company regularly released newsreels and travelogues to theaters, called alternately The Ford Animated Weekly or The Ford Educational Weekly. In 1945, the over 1,800,000 feet of film that had been shot for these was donated to the National Archives. The best of this footage was then edited into Henry Ford's Mirror of America in 1963. Considered one of the most impressive collections of vintage film ever compiled, this documentary is an indispensable record of American life between 1915 and 1930 and features jaw-dropping scenes available for viewing nowhere else.
- Sales Rank: 26,575
- UPC: 089218789099
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