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Running Around San Francisco for an Education (1938)

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To encourage voters to approve a bond issue, the city commissioner of schools talks about some of the typical problems that students face.
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C. Harold Caulfield ...
Himself - School Commissioner (as Hon. C. Harold Caulfield)
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A typical student at San Francisco Junior College is shown going through a normal day. She must make several trips across town, because her classes meet at a number of different locations. The city commissioner of schools then cites this student's experience as just one example of why voters should approve an upcoming bond issue, in order to improve the city's educational facilities. Written by Snow Leopard

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One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the Pacific Film Archive. See more »

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A fascinating political advertisement of the type shown these days on television.
18 March 2003 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

The commissioner of schools himself urges voters to vote "yes" on all 7 bond issues, presumably to help education in San Francisco, California. Students are shown rushing to catch streetcars to take them to their next class, often 2 miles away. And they do this all day long 5 days a week for the entire term. I suppose the bond issue was for building a junior high school to alleviate that problem, but we are never told its purpose; probably the residents knew without any further explanation. When shown on the Turner Classic Movies channel, Robert Osborne's co-host, Annette Melville, mentioned many such political ads were made in the period, but few survive. In that context, I found the film fascinating. Ms. Melville also mentioned it was very effective, since the bond issue passed with 70% of the votes.


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