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Kathleen Cox (narration written by) &
Nicholas Hollander (narration written by) ...
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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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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 »
Ornithopter Inventor:Folks, here I am with a new device called the ornithopter. Uhh... this device... uhh... I expect to attain flight in the air. Through a system of leveraged advantage, plus a man's physical power, I believe it's possible to fly as a bird. And here I am. You can look this device over. It appears heavy. It is light.See more »
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great documentary, 7 March 2003
Author: jimbo-93 from galveston

I saw this film in the 70's (on PBS i believe) and remember laughing out loud at the unlikely inventions offered up with earnestness and enthusiasm by their slightly delusional inventors(before watching them go wrong, horribly wrong). Great b/w vintage footage. Its like America's Funniest Home Video's for The New Yorker readers.

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