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Of Pups and Puzzles (1941)

Approved | | Short | 6 September 1941 (USA)
A nation preparing for war must match people with jobs they can do well. This film shows how a Ph.D., a chimp, and three dogs help design aptitude tests for men applying for work. The tests... See full summary »

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A nation preparing for war must match people with jobs they can do well. This film shows how a Ph.D., a chimp, and three dogs help design aptitude tests for men applying for work. The tests, developed by researchers using the ape and the dogs, help a psychometrist to distinguish the physical dexterity, emotional stability, and problem solving abilities of three job applicants in order to match the men to the right role in the military buildup. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Passing Parade No. 26: Of Pups and Puzzles  »

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24 February 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Of Pups and Puzzles (1941)

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Oscar-winning Passing Parade short with John Nesbitt talking about various ways employers hire people in today's world. The short talks about how foremen use to hire just by looking at the physical nature of a person but today psychological profiles are used to determine what type of jobs would best suit a person. Here is where we see various tests, which are also tried on dogs and a chimp. This is a fairly entertaining short not because of how smart it is but instead just because it's rather cute and charming. The trick in teaching the three puppies was a rather cute one and the monkey trying to reach his bananas was very funny. Seeing some of the men trying to do their tricks also provided a couple laughs in this winning short.


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