Film about farmers getting produce and vegetable to market.
01:40:02:09 VS corn stalks, CU corn on stalk; CU crate of white onions; CU crate of sweet potatoes; CU crate of peaches. VS women in field picking tomatoes; CU woman picking tomatoes; man in field picking tomatoes, yellow flowers also in field, CU dirty disembodied hands place tomatoes into bucket full of red tomatoes.
01:41:22:00 VS men lifting crates of tomatoes labeled Kern’s Catsup Los Angeles onto truck; pan over dozens of open crates of red tomatoes stacked tightly together.
01:42:13:02 CU rooster.
01:43:20:21 CU disembodied hand squeezes various tomatoes in crates; VS Mexican peppers, red and green; VS man with knife at market sorts through crate of leafy green vegetable and chops it up.
01:44:02:21 CU scale reads 80 (lbs.), camera pans down to crate of green peas; crate of Brussels sprouts, three large pieces of ice placed on top of bucket. VS in produce and vegetable open air market; men bargain and farmers make sales.
01:46:03:26 CU stack of pumpkins; little boy buys pumpkin; rural African-American boy smiles for camera holding pumpkin over his shoulder.
01:49:32:29 CU man with dolly lifts crate stack of Lompoc, California carrots.
01:49:54:11 VS Pacific Fruit Express refrigerator car; high-angle freight train pulls out of loading station, downtown Los Angeles in background.
01:50:10:08 LS New York harbor and downtown Manhattan skyline of 1950s.
01:50:21:01 Freighter steamship the Luckenbach sails across frame in New York Harbor.
01:50:30:09 Great shot CU American flag blowing in the wind, blue sky behind it.
As the previous reviewer stated, this is definitely not "To Market, To Market". I've seen this footage before, so let me look it up in the archives... AH! OK, the film IS ""To Market, To Market". it's just that the description is wrong. the whole film (which is avail on the archive) IS actually about billboards. So there.
**edit!** to add to the confusion, the description of this film is ANOTHER film called "To Market, To Market", made by Frith films. Also availible here.
January 14, 2014 Subject:
Wrong Film, but worth the watch!
This is not, "To Market, To Market" but a Jam Handy film showing a multitude of various billboards in a busy city. The film appears to be from the mid to late 1940's I think. There are many good shots of beautiful cars. Maybe someone else can pin down the year better than I. The film is is color, the video is excellent but there is no audio. If you are into 1940's cityscapes, billboards or automobiles of the era, you will enjoy this film.