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This 1961 color documentary is a long advertisement for Allis-Chalmers and how using its products helps cities to develop and grow. It is produced by Rudy Swanson Productions, and narrated by radio actor Carlton Kadell. The film opens on a busy street following a 1950s green Oldsmobile. It passes many 1950s cars and busses (:40-:52). Two construction works move girders and two others look at a large blueprint. An old downtown building is being torn down. Construction crews use a transit, bulldozer, and cranes (:53-1:28). A family climbs the steps of a church. The two females wear 1950s white gloves (1:29-1:45). A 1960s portable television and a clock radio are shown (1:50). A 1950s Allis-Chalmers bulldozer and motor scraper move dirt on a vacant piece of land, followed by one of its pipelayers (2:15-3:40). A man waters his lawn outside a 1950s house as bicyclists and a woman pushing a baby carriage pass by on the sidewalk (3:58-4:10). Ozark Airlines DC-3 (N136D) taxis in (4:15-4:28). Water pumps, motors, dials, and a giant roll of paper are shown at a paper mill (4:32-5:08). The inside of a large bakery is shown (5:32). Ozark (N4301F) Fairchild F-27 taxis and a stewardess gets off ahead of passengers (5:43-6:10). An Allis-Chambers motor scraper and road scraper approaches the camera head-on and dirt is shown being pushed from multiple angles (6:12-7:07). A farmer puts gas into his Allis-Chalmers 1960 D-14 tractor (8:15-8:35). A pink 1960s Plymouth Fury station wagon pulls into an Allis-Chalmers store lot and the family shops for farm equipment (8:36-9:25). A ‘Grand Opening’ sign is on the showcase window of a lamp store (9:34). A man uses a jackhammer on concrete (9:48-9:54). An Allis-Chalmers bulldozer loads dirt into a truck bed (10:07). Farmers’ hands pick through grains of wheat on their palms (10:27). A cultivator turns over rich topsoil (10:40-10:50). Allis-Chalmers new tractors move on an assembly track. An Allis-Chalmers skyway attaches two buildings together (10:53-11:28). Workers walk outside the plant and the inside assembly line is shown (11:55-12:58). A transformer is tested inside the plant before being moved out (13:00-13:40). The Hiwassee Dam is shown outside and the generator inside the mechanical room, which makes the turbines work (13:45-15:02). A 1960 French brochure for Allis-Chalmers is shown (15:39). Factory works fine-tune pumps and motors (15:53-15:58). An Allis-Chalmers harvester leaves the factory (15:56-16:13). An axial flow compressor is shown (16:23). Workers work on power transformers, diesel engine generators, and diesel engines (16:30-16:50). An Allis-Chalmers fuel cell-powered tractor is tested (17:07). The “Allis-Chalmers Greendale Laboratories” building is shown (17:25). A nuclear power plant is shown on the outside and inside (17:50-18:15).
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