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Kathleen Cox (narration written by) &
Nicholas Hollander (narration written by) ...
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Release Date:
24 February 1979 (Denmark) See more »
Compilation of man inventing strange contraptions in the 30's through 50's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Milt Moss ... Narrator

Directed by
Howard Smith 
Writing credits
Kathleen Cox (narration written by) &
Nicholas Hollander (narration written by) &
Clark Whelton (narration written by)

Produced by
Alain Berger .... assistant producer
François De Menil .... executive producer (as Francois De Menil)
Howard Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Lavsky 
Film Editing by
Terry Manning 
Sound Department
Emil Neroda .... sound mixer
Robert M. Reitano .... sound editor (as Robert Reitano)
Maurice Schell .... assistant sound editor
Editorial Department
Anne Goursaud .... assistant film editor (as Anne Goursaud Epstein)
Other crew
Kathleen Cox .... production executive
Jerome B. Lurie .... production attorney
Carl Zucker .... head of research

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77 min
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Much of the newsreel footage, originally shot without sound, has dialogue dubbed in. A lip reader was hired to figure out what the people were saying in the newsreels, and actors lip-synched the lines.See more »
Narrator:[Dedication] This movie is dedicated to all those inventive people who tried to do the impossible and succeeded. It is also dedicated to those cravers, who have the heart of crane in life. Because never before would pursuit of genius, of inventive type, with the crib of sworn-in nine. In life itself, men are said to laugh, or he has his foot in the crane sign. But in hearts anew we know, that praise of quorites is the important. Fingers of the hand are signed, in 1914.See more »
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Referenced in Filmens vidundelige verden (1978)See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A truly memorable and positive viewing experience, 16 July 2003
Author: Bruce Corneil from Melbourne, Australia

One of the great documentaries of the 1970s . Manages to be both extremely amusing and fascinating thanks to an excellent collection of archival film clips ,a fine narration and some truly inspired original music. The message is clear. Don't knock the guy who comes up with some crazy invention because his next attempt at the same gadget could sell a million. The whole thing aims to celebrate the pioneering spirit of those who dare to attempt the seemingly impossible whether it be for the genuine advancement of their fellow human beings or just to provide a few much-needed laughs to lighten up the world in which they live. A truly memorable and positive viewing experience which all students of documentary-making should see.

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