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1 April 1956 (USA) See more »
A dancing woman of the future wants her hubbie to buy every car she sees. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tad Tadlock ... Woman
Marc Breaux ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thurl Ravenscroft ... (voice)

Directed by
William Beaudine 
Produced by
Victor Solow .... producer
Original Music by
George Kleinsinger 

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10 min
Color (Technicolor)
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The main car featured in this short film, the Firebird 2, was never made available to the general public.See more »
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Simply the best film ever made, 7 August 2002
Author: Tork_110 ( from Maryland

Ok, maybe I'm a little bias, but I love every minute of this ten minute commercial (except maybe the minute where they show the cars.)

The reason why I love this short is the cute star, Tad Tadlock. It's fun watching her reactions to the new cars and the Kitchen of Tomorrow. She even gets the opportunity to perform the Dance of Tomorrow. This woman could sell me the goofy looking Firebird 2. It's a real shame that she didn't appear in any feature films at this poin in her career.

The singing is very good in this short. The woman singer has a cute voice and it complements Tad's character.

Some people criticize this short. This film shouldn't be taken so seriously. The story takes place in a dream. It's suppose to be a fantasy! The Highway of Tomorrow is neat, even if you can tell what it is. The film was made to sell cars, but it's a lot of fun to watch.

I recommend this film and the similar yet inferior "A Touch of Magic".

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