Driving safety film sponsored as a public service by oil companies. Of five drivers who leave home in the morning, only four return, and we wait to learn who the victim is. The film gives considerable discussion to careless driving habits and depicts Angelenos from different walks of life as well as their homes, neighborhoods, streets, and freeways.
Note: And Then There Were Four was shown theatrically in first-run houses before being distributed on the nontheatrical circuit and released in 16mm. Received an award from the National Committee on Films for Safety in 1950.
March 24, 2022 Subject:
26 Minutes of Dread
Interesting movie made to prove that you can get killed in an accident. Repeatedly explains up front that it's only partly luck. Did you know that in 1950 Los Angeles already had 2 lane left turns? We never had those before about 2000.
Some "formula" characters here: the old white male doctor is a arrogant idiot, the teenage boy is a meatball with a souped up hot rod and a dad who sells insurance, and, you guessed it - the gardener is a fertile ethnic.