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Film, Video Conquer by the clock

digital viewing copy

About this Item


  • Conquer by the clock


  • "Dramatic portrayal of the results of carelessness in war production--the death of an American soldier in the Southwest Pacific, of American airmen in the North Atlantic"--War films for war use, Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures, June 1943, accessed via, August 12, 2020, p. 3.


  • Vorkapich, Slavko, film director
  • Ullman, Frederic, 1903-1948, film producer
  • Reisman, Philip, Jr., 1916-1999, screenwriter
  • O'Reilly, Larry, cinematographer
  • Hoffman, John, 1904-1980, editor of moving image work
  • Rapée, Erno, 1891-1945, composer
  • RKO-Pathe
  • United States. Office of War Information
  • War Activities Committee--Motion Picture Industry
  • U.S. Government Films Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : War Activities Committee, 1942.


  • -  World War, 1939-1945--War work--United States
  • -  Responsibility
  • -  Time management


  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Photographed by Larry O'Reilly ; edited by John Hoffman ; musical score by Erno Rapee.
  • -  Produced by RKO Pathe for the Office of War Information and distributed by the War Activities Committee.
  • -  Production no. 34201.
  • -  Sources used: MBRS Film and Television catalog card; MBRS Collections file (U.S. Government file); Motion picture herald, Vol. 150, no. 3, January 16, 1943, p. 1114, accessed via, August 12, 2020.
  • -  Item viewed for content.


  • 1 video file (digital) (ca. 11 min.) : sd., b&w.
  • viewing copy 1 videocassette of 1 (Digital Betacam) (ca. 11 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
  • viewing copy 1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 11 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 11 min., 396 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • VAI 1130 (viewing copy)
  • VXB 8882 (viewing copy)
  • FAA 0040 (non-viewing print)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2001642625

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Vorkapich, Slavko, Film Director, Frederic Ullman, Philip Reisman, Larry O'Reilly, Rko-Pathe, United States Office Of War Information, War Activities Committee, and U.S. Government Films Collection. Conquer by the Clock. editeds by Hoffman, John, Of Moving Image Work, , composeds by Rapée, Erno United States: War Activities Committee, 1942. Video.

APA citation style:

Vorkapich, S., Ullman, F., Reisman, P., O'Reilly, L., Rko-Pathe, United States Office Of War Information [...] U.S. Government Films Collection, Hoffman, J., ed. (1942) Conquer by the Clock. Rapée, E., comp United States: War Activities Committee. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Vorkapich, Slavko, Film Director, et al. Conquer by the Clock. ed by Hoffman, John, Of Moving Image Work, , comp by Rapée, Erno United States: War Activities Committee, 1942. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.