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D&B on Overpass: Chicago

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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0082
Run Time
0h 38m 53s
Date Produced
circa 1957
Amateur unedited film with much footage of two teenage children walking, talking and resting by a river. In between these scenes, however, is detailed footage of the industry of the Chicagoland area including grain, milk and shipping.
00:00 - LS Buckingham Fountain, MS of details. View down river as the boat Regency, from Philadelphia, passes. PAN and TILT UP of the tall grass in a marshy area. 02:54 - On the grounds of Hawthorn Mellody Milk; MS and CU as men prep the tanks, numerous angles and views of the trucks. 07:30 - HA of a barge, TILT UP to see river in an industrial area. HA of scenes around the river; traffic, movable bridge in the river, shoreline. 09:34 - Var scenes of two older children in a park-like area with a canal. VS of the same children on an overpass in the sun as traffic passes. PAN of farmland and road. 14:40 - MS by grain elevator as grain is unloaded. CU of grain pouring out and piling up in vat. 16:26 - Children next to a river. VS of a canal. MS and LS of children by a lock, CU on churning water. Gates open to allow barges through in MLS. PAN to see drawbridge lowering. 21:30 - Boat docked outside the Chicago Sun Times building, LS with workers visible. LS of building sign, TILT DOWN to river. Var. other boats in LS. Lake Calumet Harbor sign. 23:26 - Many takes of children walking on trail by a river, FA and RA. 26:37 - VS of two large grain elevators in Calumet with CU on details. Also LS of a golden field of grain and Illinois-Michigan Canal sign. 30:09 - MS ship (Prins Willem II Rotterdam) being loaded with boxes, sacks and a car. LS of ship in harbor. Multiple LS and MS PAN of trainyard and trucks. 36:11 - PAN shipping and receiving area with trucks. PAN skyline of Chicago from the south. Extended still MS of barge on river outside elevator. LS PAN of area.
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)