The Great Depression


1h 25m 1988

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Depression, March of Time: 1935-1937, The
Release Date
1988

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Depression, March of Time: 1935-1937, The
Release Date
1988

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 31, 1988

Released in United States on Video August 31, 1988

Part 5: "Prosperity Ahead?" consists of the following newsreels: "The Lunatic Fringe" "Passamaquoddy" "US Milky Way" "Labor Versus Labor" "England's Tithe War" "The Football Business" (September 1936) "The Presidency" "New Schools For Old" "A Soldier King's Son" "St Lawrence Seaway" "An Uncle Sam Production" (November 1936) "China's Dictator Kidnapped" "Business Girls in the Big City" (December 1936).

"The March of Time" newsreels, which began in 1935 and ended in 1951, were shown in theaters worldwide during the years of production as shorts before the feature presentation. They utilized actuality footage as well as staged re-enactments in their depiction of events occuring in the world.

35mm

b&w

Part 1: "Time Marches In" consists of the following newsreels: "Sainonji" "Speakeasy Street" "Belisha Beacons" "Buchsbaum" "Fred Perkins" "Metropolitan Opera" (February 1935) "Germany" "New York Daily News" "Speed Camera" "Mohawk Disaster" "Leadbelly" (March 1935) "Trans-Pacific" "Munitions" "Huey Long" "Mexico" (April 1935) "Navy War Games" "Russia" "Washington News" (May 1935).

Part 2: "Economy Blues" consists of the following newsreels: "Army" "Father Coughlin" "Croix de Feu" (August 1935) "Ethiopia" "Bootleg Coal" "CCC" (September 1935) "Palestine" "Neutrality" "Summer Theaters" "Safety" (October 1935) "GOP" "Wild Ducks" "Strikebreaking" (November 1935).

Part 3: "Trouble Beyond Our Shores" consists of the following newsreels: "Japan-China" "Narcotics" "Townsend Plan" (December 1935) "Pacific Islands" "TVA" "Diebler" (January 1936) "Moscow" "Hartman Discovery" "Father Divine" (February 1936) "Tokyo, Japan" "Devil's Island" "Fisheries" (March 1936).

Part 4: "War and Labor Woes" consists of the following newsreels: "Veterans of Future Wars" "Arson Squads in Action" "Florida Canal" "Field Trails" (April 1936) "League of Nations Union" "Railroads" "Relief" (May 1936) "Otto of Hapsburg" "Texas Centennial" "Crime School" (June 1936) "Revolt in France" "An American Dictator" "Jockey Club" (July 1936) "Albania's King Zog" "Highway Homes" "King Cotton's Slaves" (August 1936).

Part 6: "Reality and America's Dreams" consists of the following newsreels: "Conquering Cancer" "Mormonism - 1937" "Midwinter Vacations" (January 1937) "Father of All Turks" "Birth of Swing" "Enemies of Alcohol" (February 1937) "Child Labor" "Coronation Crisis" "Harlem's Black Magic" (March 1937) "Britain's Food Defenses" "The Supreme Court" "Amateur Sleuths" (April 1937) "Irish Republic - 1937)" "US Unemployment" "Puzzle Prizes" (May 1937).

Shot between February 1935-May 1937.

Released in United States August 31, 1988

Released in United States on Video August 31, 1988 (as a 6 cassette series)