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Main Street Today (1944)

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Short | 20 min | Short

This patriotic MGM short film, set in World War II has a factory owner who produces the breech block for a key piece of army artillery. The military wants to increase production by 50% but they can barely meet their production targets as ...See moreThis patriotic MGM short film, set in World War II has a factory owner who produces the breech block for a key piece of army artillery. The military wants to increase production by 50% but they can barely meet their production targets as it is. Going to a third shift in the plant will need manpower, 500 in total, that is sorely missing due to the number of men in the military. The film then looks at the town's main street seeing where the workforce might come from. Their brain storming identifies 220 men but then one of them comes up with the solution: if everyone worked just a bit harder and contributed just a bit more, the war will be won. The fictional factory found its workers, mostly women who hadn't previously worked and others who already had a full time job, but also worked part-time at the plant. Written by garykmcd See less
Director
Edward L. Cahn (as Edward Cahn)
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Updated Mar 25, 1944

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Mar 25, 1944 (United States)

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Ray Collins
Otis Bird Otis Bird   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Vance Clark Vance Clark   See fewer
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Addison Richards
Fred Baker Fred Baker   See fewer
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John Nesbitt
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Citizen at Committee Meeting (uncredited) Citizen at Committee Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morris Ankrum
Mayor Charlie Maxwell (uncredited) Mayor Charlie Maxwell (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Butler
Bald Man at Town Meeting (uncredited) Bald Man at Town Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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George M. Carleton
Welburn Sprague - Store Owner (uncredited) Welburn Sprague - Store Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Currier
Mrs. Hunter (uncredited) Mrs. Hunter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Dudley
Frank Hostetter (uncredited) Frank Hostetter (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
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Herbert Heyes
General (uncredited) General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
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Lew Kelly
Art Hoover - Electrician at Town Meeting (uncredited) Art Hoover - Electrician at Town Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Kenny
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Mike Lally
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Ruth Lee
Helen (uncredited) Helen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard M. Mitchell
Frank Victor - Grocer (uncredited) Frank Victor - Grocer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
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Forbes Murray
Businessman (uncredited) Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
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'Snub' Pollard
Pop Denton (uncredited) Pop Denton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Soderling
Banker on Citizens Committee (uncredited) Banker on Citizens Committee (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Tannen
Department of Transportation Representative (uncredited) Department of Transportation Representative (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Ed, Citizen at Committee Meeting (uncredited) Ed, Citizen at Committee Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Wheat
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6.2 / 10 | 92 votes