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Trail of the Rocket

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

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Trail of the Rocket
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A 1951 film about a tour of an Oldsmobile factory.  Produced by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.

This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).

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Part 1
Total Duration: 30:31
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile, are invited to visit the Olds factory to see why the product is superior. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting Earth's autonomy. Some might call this film a McCarthyite allegory; others a slow-moving plant tour. Story: Gordon Miller. Camera: John Niklasch. Sound: Ray Esh. Editor: John Cook. Director: Lewis D. Collins. With Lucille and Johnny (Themselves); Barry Hopkins (Mr. Clark); Arnold Coty (Mr. Martin).
Download Trail of the Rocket, Part 1 from The Internet Archive
Part 2
Total Duration: 30:31
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile, are invited to visit the Olds factory to see why the product is superior. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting Earth's autonomy. Some might call this film a McCarthyite allegory; others a slow-moving plant tour. Story: Gordon Miller. Camera: John Niklasch. Sound: Ray Esh. Editor: John Cook. Director: Lewis D. Collins. With Lucille and Johnny (Themselves); Barry Hopkins (Mr. Clark); Arnold Coty (Mr. Martin).
Download Trail of the Rocket, Part 2 from The Internet Archive


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