A New York State Police officer questions a woman holding puppies in her hand, in Babylon, Long Island, New York. Armed State Police along with Babylon town police and Sheriff's deputies are on a manhunt. They search in a forest and a house as well. An officer sends a message by radio. Officers make inquiries among residents of the area. Several times officers are seen holding mug shots of the escaped criminal. Police employ a hound in the search. View of the hound looking out the window of a car.
United states Navy submarine SSN-571, the USS Nautilus, introduced in 1956. The nuclear powered USS Nautilus submarine underway at sea in United States. Men at controls as the first nuclear submarine is tested. SSN-571 in New York Harbor with Manhattan Island skyline of New York City in background. Next scene shows the guided cruise missile SSM-N-8 Regulus, also introduced in 1956, being fired from a ship, and an aerial view is seen of the Regulus guided missile in flight.
The baseball New York Giants get ready for the 1956 season at spring training in Phoenix Arizona. Fans in stands watch as new manager Bill Rigney hits ground balls in practice. Shots of first baseman Whitey Lockman, pitchers John Antonelli and Hoyt Wilhelm, and catcher Wes Westrum. Clip notes that Hall of Famer Johnny Mize has returned to the team as a coach and can hopefully instruct players on batting skills. Giants stars Alvin Dark, Dusty Rhodes and Hall of Famer Willie Mays take swings in batting cage.
An Italian motor scooter with a number plate reading 'NY 06 13409, 1956'. A coffee house in New York City serves espresso coffee and pastries. People seated at restaurant. Italian paintings on display in a Manhattan Gallery. Italian movie La Strada shows at the Translux theater; view of marquee. Norma performed at Metropolitan Opera. Italian stage production "The Best House in Naples" playing the Plymouth Theater. Italian books, magazines and newspapers at a shop and newstand. Close up of pigeon birds at Times Square and view of Times Square area, roads, and theatres. Sign at Times Square advertises Buitoni Italian sauces and spaghetti, next to one announcing that Judy Garland would appear, in person, at the RKO Palace Theater in an all star variety show beginning September 26 (1956). People peer through restaurant window to watch man cooking Naples-style spaghetti. Shops selling Italian food products are shown. Stores display signs such as: "Gusto Ravioli Company" ; "Manganaro Grosseria Salumeria"; "Latticini Freschi." Bakery truck displays sign reading: "Stella D' Oro." Italian-American participation in politics is illustrated by banner across a street reading: "Elect Joe Nobile Auditor."
New York Yankees players run onto the field at spring training for 1956 baseball season. Yankee manager Casey Stengel follows. Shots of Yankee pitchers Tommy Byrne and Mickey McDermott warming up. Catcher Yogi Berra catches a ball. Outfielder Hank Bauer takes swings in batting cage. First baseman Joe Collins scoops up a grounder. Shortstop Phil Rizzuto smiles. Gil McDougald and Mickey Mantle swing in batting cage. (Note: '56 Yankees would win the American League pennant, then win the World Series over the Brooklyn Dodgers four games to three. )
Training film about factors influencing vertical social mobility and class in the United States. Three boys named Guilford Ames,Theodore Eastwood and David Benton from different classes (upper class, middle class, and lower class) in Madison, New Jersey. Families of various races gather at the viewing window of a hospital nursery. Babies in cribs seen in the nursery. Three boys stop in front of Madison High School to converse following their graduation. Their parents greet each other as well. Scenes of boys at home after graduation. First, the boy from the upper class, Guilford, speaks to his parents in their living room, with a maid present. Middle class boy, Ted, at the dinner table with his parents and sister. Lower class boy, Dave, with extended family to celebrate graduation. Dave pumps gas at an Amoco gasoline filling station. He wears a white t shirt and baseball cap. "Amoco no lead" is seen on the gas or petrol pump. Guilford, dressed in a suit and driving a 1956 Cadillac, pulls into the Amoco service station and talks to Dave. At his father's office, Guilford shakes hands with Ted. Ted walks in downtown Madison, New Jersey while thinking. In New York, Ted works at the art department in an advertising firm. Ted draws an advertisement for a refrigerator at his desk. A door with a sign on it, "Art Department, Theodore Eastwood, Director" Ted with other men at a golf course. Ted tees off at the golf course. Ted arrives home at the Convent Station, New Jersey railroad station. Many 1950s American automobiles seen in the car parking lot. He talks to a woman sitting in a convertible and to her husband, Guilford. At the Amoco station in Madison, Dave, now dressed in a mechanic's coveralls, shakes Teds hand. Close up of identification card for a baby at a hospital. The card reads "Benton Baby" and has an image of a stork on it. Nurse takes baby from mother in a hospital bed and puts the baby in a crib. She rolls the baby crib into the hospital nursery.