IMDb > Inflation (1933)

Inflation (1933) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
5.3/10   23 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 56% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Inflation on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
15 June 1933 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
An attempt to explain the economic cycle of inflation and unemployment. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Happy days are here again! See more (1 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Pete Smith ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Brady ... Foreman (uncredited)
Gordon Watkins ... Himself (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Zion Myers 
 
Produced by
Pete Smith .... producer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Runtime:
11 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

Soundtrack:
Happy Days Are Here AgainSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Happy days are here again!, 10 April 2005
Author: jbacks3 from United States

MGM jumped on the Roosevelt bandwagon with this attempt to explain (which it actually does, albeit very simplistically) how inflation is about to make everyones' lives better. Steel pipe is used as the example commodity, interconnecting a 2-piece suit, elective surgery and a new car in the economic circle. While Pete Smith makes his usual hypo-nasal narration, this short is well conceived. Think about it: how do you entertainingly explain Keynesian economics to an audience who just paid their quarters to see Marie Dressler lock horns with Wally Beery? It works--- sadly, the Depression itself deepened shortly after this was all explained so succinctly, making any explanation sadly ironic. When you watch this (where else but TCM?), keep in mind that L.B. Mayer was the least progressive of all major studio heads, having enthusiastically rubbed elbows with Hoover. The final 30-seconds of the short could've been cranked out by Warner's pro-FDR PR department, and left me with the feeling that MGM resigned itself to just getting on board with the times.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (1 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Inflation (1933)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Roaring Twenties Giant Seabiscuit A Single Man Swingers
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits IMDb Short section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.