World heavyweight champion Jim Braddock in Golfmore, Michigan. Heavyweight champion Jim Braddock practices hard before a boxing bout against Joe Louis. He hits a punching bag. He practices with a trainer in a boxing ring. Braddock and others ride horses.
Union workers gathered in Flint Michigan, 1937, with a sign reading: "We've just begun to fight!" View of an Army truck, with a uniformed National Guardsman atop, manning a Browning M1917 machine gun mounted on a tripod. It drives past the Fisher Body factory, where striking workers, who have occupied the plant are seen looking out the windows. View from factory of National Guardsmen setting up machine guns outside. View from behind two Guardsmen, in battle gear, directing a machine gun from a high point along the factory roadway. Closeup of a machine gun crew setting up. Camera view looking directly into muzzle of the machine gun. Women and children watching the troops. Crowd of supporters waving at the strikers. Several women pass a basket of food to the strikers through a window. Strikers receiving cigarettes and one talking with his wife through a window. A striker lowers his child back down to his wife, after a visit with Daddy. Union workers marching along street, carry a banner of the new local 236 of the UAW (CIO) established on March 3, 1937, for workers at the L. A. Young Spring and Wire Corporation. Former sit-in strikers at the Fisher Body plant are seen outside,with family and friends, celebrating a contract after the 44-day ordeal. A crowd with banner reading: "GM Today, Ford Tomorrow." Several views of union workers from different industries, marching. In one, workers carry a coffin labeled "The Open Shop." Workers walking and waving in front of Chrysler's Desoto plant on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. More views of C.I.O. union workers in gatherings.
U.S. Open Golf Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Detroit, Michigan. Sam Snead hits the ball and makes final putt. Ralph Guldahl wins the final round. Snead and Guldahl shake hands. People come to Ralph and congratulate him. Ralph and his wife pose..
Workers at Chevrolet plant resort to strike in 1937 as they demand the expansion of Works Progress Administration in Detroit,Michigan.
The disappearance of American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in 1937. A smiling Amelia Earhart stands with a man, possibly Fred Noonan. Earhart and crew loading up an airplane parked in a hanger. May 20, 1937, Lockheed Model 10-E Electra taking off from Oakland, California bound for Miami, Florida on the first leg of Earhart's second attempt at an around-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator disappear during the flight and are last heard from on July 2, 1937. A huge air sea search is undertaken to find them. An aircraft carrier underway at sea. Airplane parked on the flight deck. Bi-Planes fly in formation during search.
'Retrospect' about the events that led to the present pattern of life in the United States. Host Douglas Edwards, an American television anchor speaks about the past events in America. Crowd of unemployed men gathering in bread lines after the 1929 crash and subsequent Great Depression. A man near a box of apples. The U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses a gathering. The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter who abducted the child during the trial. The congressmen at the formation of the Lindbergh Law. Newspapers describe the apprehension or death of notorious gangster criminals, such as Dutch Schultz and Baby Face Nelson. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. a American politician addresses people. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeals to the League of Nations, after his country is attacked by Italy under Mussolini. Adolf Hitler stands. Troops of the German army parade. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1937 as Spanish national forces battle against fascist rebel forces. Spanish Troops fire 75mm field artillery pieces. Bombs being dropped on the buildings. Spanish soldiers marching during the civil war. The Hindenburg disaster takes place on May 6th 1937: The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey. Amelia Earhart the first woman aviator to fly solo holds flowers and is surrounded by people. She went missing in 1937. Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, alone and with U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and with aviator Wiley Post (who had patch over one eye). King Edward VIII of Great Britain, abdicating the throne for "the woman I love." People at the German-American Bund Nazi sympathizing gathering including the subduing of objectors on stage, in Madison Square Garden, New York. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, returning from meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938. View of Adolf Hitler. German tanks on parade in World War II. an array of artillery guns on display. Railway guns being fired in WW2.