Trinity Church and empty streets of Manhattan. Instrumental audio begins, accompanying scenes of busy roadways and traffic jams in the United States. Many 1930s automobiles seen from Ford, Chevrolet, Packard, Chrysler, and others. Passenger cars as well as delivery and freight trucks. Scenes of cars driving steadily on the highways and roads in the United States. Number of cars drive steadily on a six lane road. Scenes of cars stuck in long lines of traffic. Exasperated drivers. Drivers get out of their cars in the jam to talk to each other. A mechanic replaces flattened tire of a car on the road side. Many outdoor advertising signs featuring local businesses and services. A boy helps a girl peer over a high stone wall where she sees a "no trespassing" sign. The kids join their parents in a picnic on the roadside. A police officer on a motorcycle shakes his head in disbelief at the traffic. Signs warn drivers about traffic safety. A wooden mannequin of a policeman with arms waving to slow down traffic. A man works on the engine of a car. A crashed car and a crane. View from a valley as a car soars over the edge of the road embankment above and crashes down a mountainside, with pieces flying everywhere.
Construction of Hoover Dam in the United States, concluding in 1935. A sign reads 'the Babcock'. Giant steel pipes. Steel plates hoisted by a crane. Steel pipes are assembled in the steel fabrication plant erected on the dam site. Men working on constructing and assembling pipes. Train passes through a 30-foot diameter section. Trailers carry giant steel pipes. The pipes transferred via cable ways. Trailers carry giant steel pipes inside diversion tunnel. Steel pipes are joined at location with cables. Construction equipment work on construction site. Railroad tracks seen. A tram car carrying construction material, passes through the tunnel. Last concrete poured on May 28, 1935 and construction of the Hoover Dam completed two years ahead of schedule. View of completed Hoover dam in mid to late 1930's with 1930s automobiles passing by and parked on top of the dam. From a 1962 production about the dam.
Famous boxer James Braddock, wearing boxing gloves, appears talking to a group of young boys. He teaches young boys boxing techniques. Boys practice boxing in front of him. He kneels on one knee and teaches a boy boxing punches. A crowd surrounds them.
Parachutist jump and set a new record at Chanute Field in Illinois, United States. Ten parachutists board a transport aircraft. A close up of heads and faces of the men framed in the circular doorway of the aircraft. The C-3 transport aircraft in flight. The parachutists jump one after the other. They descend towards the earth. Eight parachutes descend. The airmen who made to jump.
Prewar and early World War 2 conditions of the British in Great Britain. War ammunition for Britain transported from the United States to Britain as part of lend lease plan. Also war materiel sent the other way around from the United Kingdom to the United States, as the war progressed. A map showing the path between the United States and Great Britain through the Atlantic Ocean. Tanks for Russia from Britain. Aircraft and guns for the United States by Lend Lease. Tons of food and clothing in large containers for troops in Britain. Clusters of houses and buildings. Two men on a bridge. A lane in Britain. People in the lane. Tanks prepare for war. British soldiers in uniform. A woman seated at a vanity putting on lipstick makeup. Men and women in the streets in England. A man turns to notice the legs of a woman as she walks by. View of legs of many women walking by, not wearing stockings due to rationing. Brief shot of driver in a car in the United States as he hands his gas ration ticket to the gas station attendant. Back in England, scene as a man goes to a pub for whiskey. The pub keeper laughs at him as there is none. Men in a field harvesting grains for making industrial alcohol. Soldier painting word "Hitler" onto a bomb shell. Cartons of whiskey being transported to the United States as pay for the material that comes in to Britain. A man opens cartons from the U.S. with 'Made in U.S.A.' painted on it. Images of American made industrial machine goods purchased by the British, including machinery signs for "Cincinnati Bickford", "The Ohio Machine Tool Company", "Niles Tool Works, Hamilton Ohio", "The Cincinnati Planer Co.", "American Hole Wizard", and "Barnes Drill Company, Rockford, Illinois" A woman worker moves a large planer or drill press into position. Crane at a ship dock is seen moving a large wooden crate with "Ford" label on it. A man goes to buy cigarettes. A 'No cigarettes today' board. If there were cigarettes he would have paid the cost of the cigarettes and the tax to the shopkeeper. Close up view of coins on a table and large portion going to British taxes to pay for war. A newspaper headline which says "Britain spends 49,000,000 per day on war." Several industrial plants in Britain, with smoke and pollution rising from chimneys and stacks during high output war effort. Laborers working at a construction site, including brick layers, who pay 29% tax. Rich men who pay 97½ % tax: A man in a nice car parked in front of a church. He leads a bride in a wedding gown and possibly the Bride's father toward the doors of the church. Various views of British workers and workmen walking in and out of factories. British citizens in ration lines. Sheep being herded on pasture land in Australia. Vessels in ocean used by the British for supplies to Russia. Aircraft from the U.S. on board a ship, and British troops arriving on a ship dock.
Betty Jane Kolar, a 6-year old girl performs hypnotism, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States. Betty Jane Kolar, a 6-year old girl, holds a rabbit by its ears and lays it down on a small table, in a garden. The girl performs hypnotism on the rabbit. The rabbit lies still on the table.