Thursday, October 19, 2006
The President's Cabinet (1940s)
This wonderfully rare, early Coronet, teaches the three branches of the U.S Government and their various departments through the story of a small, family run business wanting to expand operations in South America! The father, apparently doesn’t know anything about the organization of the U.S. government, and neither does his young daughter – whose task it is to write a letter asking for information regarding International trade operations! But the son, Dick, is obviously an expert on these matters as he teaches his sister, Mary, all about it, consulting the “United States Government Manual,” which he just happens to have lying around! It will then become Mary’s job to teach her father. Some cool shots of minimum wage postings, American Airlines loading cargo on a plane (!), a “wanted” poster, and Army recruiting poster, shots of the army during World War II, and much more! This film is really weird. Okay – it’s just plain bizarre. We here at ThinkStream films really don’t know what to think about it. Only from Coronet!
Note: The following clip was taken directly from the original 16mm print and has been edited to approximately half the film's original length.