- Title: CF665
10:44:59 – 10:55:41
(Colour Animation Sound 1950s)
US animation – promotional video for New York Stock Exchange ‘ Monthly Investment Plan ‘
EXT typical suburban home – man lying on sofa asleep with newspaper on top of him – he jumps up in shock as he is woken up by a loud noise – funny , surprise – great shot boy in cowboy hat shoots guns while little girl lies on floor watching western on TV – man cowers on sofa clutching cushion over his head. Wife calls to man– she is wearing a huge fur coat and fancy hat with large tags attached – shopaholic – man walks into kitchen – he is handed a large bag of shopping / groceries
Man in office paying bills – man in car kisses wife goodbye and drives off to work. Lovely shot man driving slowly to work as cars speed past him – man runs into lift then from lift to office – late for work – running late – man rolls on chair wheels out of office smoking a cigar and clutching a pile of bank notes. Humorous shot of buried money in a tin can being eaten by a gopher.
Night out – champagne cork popping – man and wife dancing – animation to explain why you should invest in the New York Stock Exchange
Man holding wedge of money walks down high street past shops – sinister man attempts to swindle man out of his money
Man looks glum puts lollipop into his mouth – comical – speaks to other man in office, map of America demonstrating way stock exchange works
Stockbroker climbs ladder up library shelves to pick up a book marked ‘sales‘ - explanation of how $50 a month can make money on shares with puppet show where man drives car along a road, the highs and lows of which represent fluctuating stock prices.
Man leaves broker’s office drives home. Funny / strange shot of man sitting in little boat fishing whilst dollar bills wearing little captain’s hats row him along VO says ‘ put your dollars to work ‘
- Keywords:USA, CAR INDUSTRY, MONEY MANAGEMENT, DEBT, CONSUMERISM, PATRIOTISM, CAPITALISM, ECONOMICS, INVESTMENT, AMERICAN DREAM
- Master Title:CF665