Master Hands 1936
A few years after this was filmed, the Chrysler Lynch Rd plant reached a production rate of one car per minute! A fantastic showcase showing Detroit as it starts to hit full modern stride.
Classic capitalist realist drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the 'master hands' of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint, Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition with their famous sitdown strikes. Released the same year as two other films with which it shares similarities: MODERN TIMES and TRIUMPH OF THE WILL. Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of 'artistically, culturally, and socially significant' films.
This film, made by Chevrolet in the mid 1930's, purports to be
In: Arts and Entertainment, Other, Arts and Entertainment, Other
Tags: chevrolet, master hands, heavy engineering,
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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