This documentary short film looks at the devastating and costly problems, including seasonal flooding and erosion of precious topsoil, associated with the Mississippi River system and promotes more Federal projects to remedy the situation.
This short film purports to be about the intricacies of sound technology, but it's really more of an excuse to showcase a batch of big-name MGM stars and some coming attractions. But either way it's fascinating. We go behind the scenes for the filming of a scene featuring Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy, and get a glimpse of the massive technicolor camera being used. There is also a scene featuring Clark Gable and Hedy Lamarr, in which we see their voices represented as sound waves. But this is all surface-level stuff and a prelude to an extended preview of coming attractions. And what a preview it is! Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, one right after the next. There's a nostalgic thrill in seeing a preview for "The Philadelphia Story" before anyone knew that that movie would become one of the most beloved of all time. Fun stuff.
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