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Traffic with the Devil (1946)

Approved  |   |  Short, Drama  |  31 August 1946 (USA)
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In this MGM short film, part of the Theater of Life Series, an Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle Sergeant reflects on the growing traffic levels on the nation's roads. People drive ... See full summary »

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In this MGM short film, part of the Theater of Life Series, an Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle Sergeant reflects on the growing traffic levels on the nation's roads. People drive further and faster than they ever have. People are impatient and don't give way to pedestrians, leading to frazzled nerves all-round. Accidents occur regularly leading not only to costly damaged cars but also to loss of lives. Written by garykmcd

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Included with Undercurrent (1946) in Warner Home Video's 2007 multidisc DVD set "Katharine Hepburn 100th Anniversary Collection". Undercurrent (1946), Morning Glory (1933), Sylvia Scarlett (1935), Dragon Seed (1944), Without Love (1945), The Corn Is Green (1979) (TV), See more »

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Great snap shot of life in L.A. in 1946.
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I caught this on AMC and loved it! It is a documentary about traffic safety from the eyes of a motorcycle cop. I love how it shows fashions, autos and scenery of the real L.A. right after the war. This post-war, pre-Elvis time period is one that I find interesting and this film sheds some light on life in America then.

It was filmed about the same time as "It's a Wonderful Life." Life depicted in this film is very different from life portrayed in Bedford Falls.

I understand that it won an Oscar but I cannot find a copy of the film for purchase. If you find a source, let us know!


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