Made in 1944 to promote the sale of War Bonds, THE LINE IS BUSY also doubles as an industrial incentive film — a film that attempts to motivate war workers to worker harder and smarter.
In the film, a man receives a letter from his recently wounded brother on the front lines, who has undergone an amputation, as his carefree girlfriend telephones from a nightclub, attempting to persuade him to take the night off from his vital job at the factory. The refrain "the line is busy" mirrors the busy assembly line at the war plant.
The film contains somewhat gruesome footage of an amputation in the field at the 1:30 mark.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com