Production #2262. An Englishman (Rex Harrison) visits America and is initially pessimistic about the culture. However once he's introduced to a rich diversity of musical genres, he begins to overcome his preconceptions. Commercials for DuPont 'better living through chemistry.'
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 (narrator), Colleran, Bill (director), Colleran, Bill (producer), Foster, George (screenwriter)
Production #4002. Starring: Harold Arlen, La Vern Baker, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, Peggy Lea, and Joanie Sommers. A musical tribute to the work of Harold Arlen with performances of his songs by well-known musicians, and a narration of his life by Bing Crosby. Commercials for DP products 'better living through chemistry'.
Production #2288. A young girl from a frugal, conservative family aspires to become an actress despite her father's wish for her to become a physical culture instructor. In confronting her parents about her future, Ruth learns about the importance of family and integrity.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Jam Handy Organization (producer)
A struggling food salesman is knocked unconscious and dreams he meets 'Peter Profit' who shares ideas on how to improve sales. These include good packaging and displays, and having the salesman create ideas for the grocery store owners on how to increase impulse buys, also known as store decisions, which account for two thirds of all grocery purchases. There are several scenes of shoppers in grocery stores, and DuPont Company employees taking surveys at those stores.
National Association of Manufacturers (Sponsor), Strunk, Jud (Musician)
Singer-songwriter Jud Strunk performs a song and poem at an event titled "Remember the Future." Both pieces are strongly patriotic, describing American culture and how the United States' economic system is better than its socialist counterparts. Strunk plays a banjo throughout his performance.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (actor), Butler, Robert (director), Gethers, Steven (screenwriter), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company)
June Allyson plays a wife having a baby who insists on doing things the modern way, much to her husband's dismay. Includes commercial for DuPont Carpet Nylon.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Four Star Television
Kortner, Peter (producer), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964 (actor), Truex, Ernest, 1889-1973 (actor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Hiller, Arthur (director), Dales, Arthur (screenwriter)
Production #3426. Comedian, Harpo Marx, stars in his first dramatic role. Film about a deaf-mute who witnesses a murder and helps police catch the criminals. Commercials for DuPont Nylon, Orlon, and Dacron fabric fibers.
A sketch featuring children running their own telecommunications company. Film abstract: '...this is a story about Andy's Tree to Tree monopoly and an upstart company that made a world of difference...'
New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation (sponsor), Thomas, Lowell (host), Campbell, John (screenwriter), Tobin, Jack (director), John Campbell Films, Inc. (producer), Sandiford, Ray (editor), Moses, Robert, 1888-1981. (interviewee)
A report on the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair by Lowell Thomas. Shows the construction of the Unisphere. An interview with Robert Moses, Head of the New York World's Fair. Other various construction is shown of exhibit buildings in progress. Also shows Shea Stadium being built and models of Olympic Trial Stadiums. Designs of corporate, national and religious exhibits included. Moses discusses Flushing Meadow Park which will be updated after the fair.
Scully, Joe, 1926-2006 (producer), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Wayne, David, 1914-1995 (actor), Lynley, Carol, 1942- (actor), Ameche, Don (actor), Bennett, Joan, 1910-1990 (actor), Ford, Paul, 1901-1976 (actor), Lynn, Diana (actor), Sidney, Susanne, 1939-1998 (actor), St. John, Jill (actor), Nelson, Ralph, 1916-1987 (director), Chodorov, Jerome (screenwriter), Fields, Joseph A., 1895-1966 (screenwriter), Glickman, Will (adapter), Stein, Joseph (adapter)
Production #2265. A musical comedy about a romantic, meddlesome teenager who gets involved in everyone's business. When she tries to set her uncle up with her father's boss's daughter, she risks getting her father fired. Commercials for DuPont 'better living through chemistry.'
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Reagan, Ronald (actor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Knopf, Christopher (screenwriter), Taylor, Don (director)
June Allyson hosts program including a play called 'The Way Home' starring Ronald Reagan. Reagan plays a teacher that must deal with bullies in his class. Dacron commercial precludes play. DuPont Carpet Nylon commercial at intermission. Lastly, a commercial for DuPont 420 Nylon.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Kelley, Albert (director), Jam Handy Organization (production company), Mandlebaum, J.D. (sound designer), Leontough, George (cinematographer), Benavie, Samuel (musical director)
Suggestions for improving sales of bakery items in grocery stores. Actors and actresses portray "an average American family eating dinner," bakery salesmen visiting grocery stores, and sales clerks and grocery store owners. Scenes include a family at dinner, women shopping in grocery stores and being studied for their shopping habits, bakery salesmen setting up baked good displays in stores, and delivery vans. The film promotes the use of clear cellophane packaging.
Informational film that describes how Nylon was discovered and created, and highlights the use of DuPont synthetic fibers in the fashion, sporting, automotive, military, and space exploration industries.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (actor), Dunlap, Richard (director), Lord, Stephen (screenwriter), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company)
June Allyson plays the wife of a couple on the verge of divorce who mistakenly end up in a town where nuclear tests are about to be conducted. Includes commercials for DuPont Polyester fibers for women’s fashion; DuPont Dacron fiber for insulated outdoor men’s clothing, includes hunting scenes; and DuPont Dacron fiber for bedding.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Niven, David, 1910-1983. (actor), Whorf, Richard (director), Geller, Bruce (screenwriter), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company)
David Niven portrays a salesman who briefly acts out a fantasy through the use of a military style trench coat. Includes commercials for DuPont Dacron polyester fiber for curtains, DuPont Nylon tires, plane and automobile tire footage and DuPont Carpet Nylon.
Gwynne, Fred (actor), Ross, Joe E. (actor), Stanley, Pat, 1931- (actor), Meadows, Jayne, 1919-2015 (actor), St. John, Howard, 1905-1974 (actor), Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942 (screenwriter), Almond, Paul, 1931-2015 (director), Freedman, Lewis, 1926-1992 (producer)
Production #4056. A television writer with a $5k bet on the line comes across an unexpected adventure as he solves a puzzling mystery of why seven individuals all want a share of $300k hidden at the Baldpate inn. Commercials for DuPont products 'better living through chemistry.'