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Film, Video Albert in Blunderland

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  • Albert in Blunderland


  • Albert, an auto mechanic is listening to a radio broadcast about a society based on the "coordinated cooperation of ants". He becomes excited about the idea, and becomes a little careless. The hood of the car, crashes down on his head, knocking him out cold. While unconcious, he dreams about being a worker among ants in the state-controlled nation of Antrolia. At first he is enthusiastic, but soon becomes disenchanted. When he threatens to strike, the soldier ants drag him before a firing squad. Just as he is being executed, he wakes up. He jumps into the car, races to the radio station and assaults the speaker, who is still extolling the virtures of state-planning boards and a controlled, planned economy. The speech, on red paper, flies into the air, as the mechanic grabs the microphone to give the audience "the real low-down on them ants".


  • John Sutherland Productions
  • National Education Program (U.S.)
  • Harding College
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950.


  • -  Central planning--Caricatures and cartoons
  • -  Blue collar workers--Caricatures and cartoons
  • -  Ants--Caricatures and cartoons


  • Animated films
  • Sponsored films
  • Propaganda films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films


  • -  LP347 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1950-1959; National Film Preservation Foundation WWW site (Screening Room, Sponsored Films), viewed July 9, 2018.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 8 min.) : sd., color.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018600163

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

John Sutherland Productions, U.S National Education Program, Harding College, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Copyright Collection. Albert in Blunderland. United States: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950. Video.

APA citation style:

John Sutherland Productions, National Education Program, U. S., Harding College, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer & Copyright Collection. (1950) Albert in Blunderland. United States: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

John Sutherland Productions, et al. Albert in Blunderland. United States: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.