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Marshall Plan Filmography (MPF)

Film Details
Filmography Code: THD-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/306.08990
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: VT
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Series: None
Film Date: 1950
Description: Sound (English), b&w, 15+ min. A look at the construction industry in The Netherlands: A plane looks down on all sorts of buildings people encounter during their lives from the maternity ward to school, to a factory, a home, a nursing home, a grave. The next scene shows the “Bouwcentrum,” the Construction Center, situated at the edge of the devastated city of Rotterdam. Founded in 1949, the Bouwcentrum is a joint initiative of architects, business, and industry as a way to promote efficient use of labor and materials. Scenes from the Van Nelle and DAF factories. In the Fokker airplane factory, a poster reading (in Dutch) “The Netherlands Industrializes” hangs on the wall. Gleaming machines of the United States Air Force stand in the hangar. Particular details: Filmed from the air in Utrecht. Music: jazz/boogie variation on “In Holland There’s a House.” Laboratory, Cinetone, Amsterdam. 1950. Camera, Albert Brosens; sound, Wim Huender; Translation, Jan Smith; English narration, Frank McDonald. Music based on an old Dutch folk song and played by Guus van Manen and his trio. Produced by Albert Brosens for MSA Netherlands. NARA ref. copy: VT.
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