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The Truck Farmer (1954)

| Documentary, Short
Contrary to most of the uninformed and silly reviews on this documentary, this movie "The Truck Farmer" is a serious educational piece intended to inform audiences of the 1950's where their... See full summary »

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Contrary to most of the uninformed and silly reviews on this documentary, this movie "The Truck Farmer" is a serious educational piece intended to inform audiences of the 1950's where their food came from, how it's grown, by whom, and how it gets to their supermarkets and tables on the cold months when growing is impossible in Northern areas of the country. Yes, the film is stiff and dated by "modern" standards - kind of like how an episode of "Dragnet" might look to today's audience. This is quite typical of such documentaries. No, there's not a lot of clever dialog, stunts, special effects, or a laugh track, but this was intended as education designed to reach people where there were and to clue them on to things they likely never troubled themselves to think of. Unfortunately, consumers of today are likely even less informed on where their daily food comes from than audiences of the '50's were. The folks making the jokes about this documentary have missed the point. Categorize this... Written by val_vv

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Incorrectly shows Salinas Valley to be on the Mexico/California border. Salinas is actually north, closer to San Francisco than Los Angeles. See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

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Thank God for MST3K
26 October 2001 | by R t Sudol FilmsSee all my reviews

WHAT A BAD SHORT!!! Thank got Mystery Science Theater got a hold of this and made it hilarious. It is an 11 minute piece of crap about farming during the depression and other fruit-picking stuff like that...It should be on one of the shorts tapes for MST3k, or it's definitely on "I Accuse My Parents"


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