Valley Town

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Valley Town

  • 1940 ----- b & w ----- 25 min ----- 16mm
  • Directed by Willard van Dyke with music by Marc Blitztein, Valley Town is a documentary about the effects of mechanization in a Pennsylvania steel town in the twenties and thirties. More than a filmed report on the effects of the Depression, van Dyke speaks out eloquently against the unfeeling advancement of machines. An important historical document.
  • Topics: (Community Life, History: American, Motion Pictures: Documentary)