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The American Road

USA, 1953 (MIFF 1954, The American Scene)

Director: George Stoney

Produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company, this film relates the story of the changes on the roads of American during the last half century and the impact of the changes on American life, business, health and recreation. The film includes extracts from the priceless collection of over 2,000,000 feet of historical film preserved by the Ford organisation during the last fifty years.

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