Animated film on the history of capital and industry in the United States. Based on the 1955 pamphlet 'This Is du Pont: The Story of Creative Capital', it demonstrates the effect of personal investment on the broader American economy.
Film introduction: 'This is another special motion picture report on a subject which Fortune believes to be of wide interest to management - the new business frontier of computer use by marketing executives.'
Public service film encouraging greater political activity. Follows a plant worker who becomes involved in politics, climbing the ladder to become a campaign manager in a successful congressional campaign
African American employees dancing in the mess hall. Original housing included phrase "The Black Bottom" which suggests some of the dancing shown is actually the popular African American dance craze originating in the 1920's called "The Black Bottom".
Contains construction footage of areas 100 and 200. Shots of administrative and supervisory personnel include Major General L.R. Groves (Commanding General, Manhattan District, United States Corp. of Engineers), Colonel F.T. Matthias (Area Engineer), Lt. Col. B.T. Rogers (Deputy Area Engineer), Major W.F. Sapper (Executive Officer), H.D. Riley (Major, Corp. of Engineers), E.G. Ackart (Chief Engineer, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.), G.M. Read (Assistant Chief Engineer), M.F.Wood (Manager, Construction division), F.H. Mackie (Manager, War Construction division), G.P. Church (Field Project Manager), T.L. Pierce (Assistant Field Project Manager), G.E. Bubb (AFPM, Field Construction), L.S. Grogan (Field Superintendent), W.E. Redman (Assistant, Field Superintendent), H.F. Nunn (Safety Superintendent), W.V. Krewatch (AFPM, Office Engineering), A.D. Day (Engineering Office Superintendent), E.L. Plenninger (Service Superintendent), T.W. Brown (Chief Accountant), G.E. Hillman (AFPM, Control), B.M. Taylor (Housing Superintendent), J.M. Wetherhold (Medical Supervisor), R.E. Burton (AFPM, Service and Housing) and H. Villa (Control Superintendent). \n
Begins with history of Hanford area, in Washington state, where the project was to be constructed. Explains need for workers and the extensive training involved. Shows construction of camp and various buildings. Includes typical Hanford woman's day and typical Hanford man's day. Both segments begin when subjects wake and go through their entire day at the camp. Also includes amenities offered workers such as entertainment and food services. The 300 area is depicted with medical facilities, training and services offered to workers.
Film depicts Lindbergh flying in to private airport of Henry B. du Pont, the motorcade that brings him to dais with speakers including Delaware Governor Robert P. Robinson and William J. Highfield. Lindbergh speaks at podium then prepares to take off again. Stands for photographs with Henry B. du Pont.
Depicts the arrival of the Swedish monument in the Wilmington Marine Terminal during the Tercentenary celebration in 1938 of the first colonization of Delaware by the Swedes. The monument is a statue of the Kalmar Nyckel ship designed by sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955). The event was attended by Swedish royalty and President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
Newsreel documents Lindbergh's historic flight across Atlantic. Includes footage of previous aviators who tried the trip before him. Also depicts celebrations in Paris and several United States cities after the flight. Last section of film is Lindbergh's hop to Mexico, including preparation, the route and celebration after landing.
Film covers the history and production of steel, beginning with an animated sequence showing geological creation of iron ore. Animation continues with Donald Duck as a colonial iron worker. Live sequences show the restored Saugus Iron Works in Massachusetts, then modern steel production, including mining, transportation, blast furnaces, pollution control equipment, steel furnaces, steel rolling, research laboratories, and modern uses of steel.
Film explains the need for iron ore and Republic Steel Corporation's mining of taconite and importing of ore from Liberia to resolve this issue. Also depicts Republic's titanium alloy production, manufacturing of nuts and bolts, production of iron powder, plastic tubing and research in agriculture. Includes animated statistics on sales, operating revenue, employment and income.