"230,000 Will Die" is a 1954, black and white film that opens with narrator Charles Cameron, M.D., medical director of the American Cancer Society, speaking to the camera. This groundbreaking film about medical research was presented by the American Cancer Society. Its purpose is to warn Americans to take early action on their cancer as it can be treated and save lives. To a modern audience, the film is notable because of what it does not focus on -- for example smoking is not mentioned, or diet, or sun exposure. The film is primarily about encouraging adults to see their doctors if they notice unusual symptoms.
Charles Cameron is a doctor whose specialty is cancer, and the medical and scientific director of the American Cancer Society. He points to an image claiming 230,000 Americans will die from cancer. A woman is seen. She is a former cancer patient and survivor named Lillian Mailer 1:45. Charles Cameron speaks to the camera 2:00. The camera pans out to show a picture frame that will show the interviews of random people on the street to get their views on cancer 2:45. The first interview is with a woman and she speaks to the camera 3:03. The second interview is with a man and he speaks to the camera 3:25. The third interview is with a woman and she speaks to the camera 3:36. The fourth interview is with a woman and she speaks to the camera holding a child 3:44. The final interview is with a man and he speaks to the camera 3:55. Charles Cameron speaks to the camera 4:05. The background behind Charles Cameron lights up and there are seven specific lighted areas he will review 5:04. Each area represents a cancer symptom 5:15. Cancer cells are shown 5:45. A living normal cell is shown under a microscope 6:15. The cell is reproducing 6:26. Now, a cell of the enemy, cancer, is shown 6:35. The cancer cell violently reproduces into five deformed, malignant cells 6:50. A title screen says, “Any Sore That Does Not Heal” 7:07. Mr. Cameron talks to a man who had a sore that would not heal 7:25. The man shares his story about cancer 7:45. A title screen says, “Any Change in Wart or Mole” 8:58. Mr. Cameron sits with a woman to hear her cancer story 9:06. A title screen says, “Unusual Bleeding” 10:24. Mr. Cameron stands by a woman to talk about her cancer story 11:15. An animation is shown on how cancer cells grow in the stomach and slip into the bloodstream 13:00. A title screen says, “A Lump, In Breast or Elsewhere” 13:17. Cameron talks to a woman about a lump that she had that was cancerous and she shares her story 14:41. A picture of the woman’s son is shown 17:14. A title screen says, “Any Change in Bowel Habits” 18:10. Mr. Cameron speaks to a man about his experience with a cancer scare 18:47. A title screen says, “Persistent Indigestion” 20:10. Mr. Cameron talks with the man about his experience with cancer 20:31. A title screen says, “Persistent Coughing” 22:29. Mr. Cameron talks with a man about his experience with cancer 23:18. Mr. Cameron shows an x-ray of the man’s chest 23:52. Mr. Cameron talks to the camera 25:45. Man holds his daughter in his arms talks about his experience with cancer 26:20. Mr. Cameron stands next to the picture frame with the title of the film, “230,000 Will Die”. The picture frame changes to say, “146,000 Will Live” 26:54. Presented by American Cancer Society.
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