Ellis in Freedomland (1952)

Not Rated | | 1952 (USA)
Westinghouse claims its electric appliances "freed women from the drudgery of housework." The first half involves a dream salesman at work; the second half is focused on the "Spring Sales Event," called "Freedomland."

Director:

Abby Berlin

Writer:

Arthur Hoerl (story by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Furness ... Betty Furness - Spokeswoman for Westinghouse
Edward Arnold ... The Range (voice)
James Mason ... The Refrigerator (voice)
Percy Kilbride ... The Dehumidifier (voice)
Jerry Colonna ... The Waste-away (voice)
Andy Devine ... The Waterheater (voice)
Lucille Ball ... The Laundromat (voice)
Marie Wilson ... The Dryer (voice)
Maureen O'Sullivan ... The Dishwasher (voice)
Robert Rockwell ... Ellis Homan
Robert Carson ... Phil Pryor
Byron Foulger ... Watchman
Ann O'Neal Ann O'Neal ... Customer in Mink
Alan Hale Jr. ... Male Model
Jack Mulhall ... Male Model
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Westinghouse claims its electric appliances "freed women from the drudgery of housework." The first half involves a dream salesman at work; the second half is focused on the "Spring Sales Event," called "Freedomland."

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Not Rated

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What a strange viewing experience!
8 April 2020 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Right here is a trippy exercise in "What the hell was that?!"

Feature length Westinghouse commercial that somehow managed to corral real stars as the voice of its various appliances! James Mason is a fridge!....Lucille Ball a washing machine!...Maureen O'Sullivan a dishwasher!....and on and on. If that weren't odd enough the salesman Ellis of the title is surrounded by mannequins come to life including Alan Hale, Jr. who even a dozen years before Gilligan's Island is unmistakably The Skipper. Then it all ends with a lavish musical number extolling the wonders of Westinghouse!!!

A very strange viewing experience all in 50's moderne furnishings and Technicolor!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1952 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color

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4:3
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