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Decision: The conflicts of Harry S. Truman - Man on the Lid, Episode No. 9

Administrative Information

Original Format(s)
Motion Picture
Footage
907 feet
Running Time
25 minutes
Film Gauge
16mm
Sound
sound
Color
Black & White
Produced by
Columbia Pictures - Ben Gradus in association with Screen Gems and David Noyes
Restrictions
Restricted
Description

Episode 9. Man on the Lid. This episode deals with post World War II inflation and price control.

Date(s)
1964

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Moving Image Type
Motion Picture

Shot List

  • Reel 1
1:00   Truman comments on going broke after World War I, and need to avoid same mistakes after World War II; asked Congress for price control.
2:24   Credits begin.
2:57   Japanese surrender.
3:17   Victory parade - Victory in Japan Day.
3:37   Truman - won the war, but quest for surviving the peace.
4:00   Communist challenge - Russia hoped American economy would be too weak to stop Proletariat revolution.
4:34   Truman comments - reconvert war economy to peacetime economy.
5:28   Servicemen return - pressure on prices.
6:12   Housing - speeded film - prefabs.
6:50   Mules pull Model T - car industry.
7:00   Stockyards.
7:10   Hungry people and riots in Europe.
7:50   Truman in 1919 and haberdashery.
8:14   Mrs. Eddie Jacobson speaks about haberdashery.
8:30   Edgar D. Hinde speaks.
8:34   Truman comments on business failure; railroad farm scenes.
9:24   Truman in Key West, Florida, speaking with advisors.
9:53   Potsdam Conference; rubble in Berlin.
10:00   Truman walking.
10:07   Samuel Rosenman speaks on domestic affairs, New Dealers; photos of Roy Roberts, U.S. Conservatives (sound is bad temporarily).
11:50   Truman comments on Price Control speech requesting extension of price controls - September, 1945.
12:14   Truman with John Snyder, Samuel Rosenman, and others.
12:39   Snyder speaks on creating jobs.
13:00   Truman comments on Snyder, who cautioned Truman about liberalism - Truman labels Snyder as a right wing conservative and says he didn't agree with him.
13:45   Rosenman explains fair deal.
14:10   Listing of programs: Housing -- Full Employment - Minimum Wage - Social Security - Civil Rights.
14:45   Truman comments - no doubt of his course.
15:10   Rosenman speaks - labels Truman Administration "as liberal as any in history of U.S."
15:50   Truman comments on conservative opposition.
16:05   Cartoon of clash of Congress.
16:25   Congressman Jerry Morton speaks against Truman program: Senator Alexander Wiley - Rep. Robert F. Rich of Pennsylvania.
17:10   Truman comments - criticizes conservatives.
17:50   Free enterprise - to make it work you need rules.
18:15   Truman comments on Congressional extension of price controls.
18:40   Truman comments on lobbyist pressure against price control during spring, 1946; lobbyist had "no conscience whatever".
19:37   Consumers and farmers save "Savings of the People".
20:10   Chester Bowles - speaks on price administration, resigns.
20:47   Truman comments -Congress passed bill with "two impossible provisions" - Sen. Robert Taft and Sen. Kenneth Wherry.
21:25   Truman comments on veto bill.
21:50   Address of June 29, 1946.
22:30   Inflation - prices rose 35%.
23:10   Congress extends Presidential wartime power; economy strengthened.
24:35   Truman speaks of meeting Eddie Jacobson again.
24:50   Truman comments on battling inflation until danger disappears.