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Film, Video Duck and cover Civil defense for schools: duck and cover

About this Item

Title

  • Duck and cover

Other Title

  • Civil defense for schools: duck and cover

Summary

  • Through animation, focuses on the steps to be taken for maximum safety in the street or in school in the event of an enemy attack by atomic or other weapons.

Names

  • Langlois, Leo, film producer, actor, composer
  • Middleton, Robert, 1911-1977, narrator
  • Calonius, Lars, 1916-1995, art director
  • Lambert, Dave, 1917-1966, arranger
  • Carr, Leon, composer
  • Archer Productions, production company
  • United States. Office of Civil Defense, contributor
  • National Education Association of the United States, contributor
  • Castle Films, inc., film distributor

Created / Published

  • United States : Castle Films, 1952.

Headings

  • -  Atomic bomb--United States--Safety measures
  • -  Civil defense readiness
  • -  Cold war--Children

Genre

  • Instructional films
  • Children's films
  • Sponsored films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  "Produced in co-operation with the public schools of Astoria and New York, New York"--Credits.
  • -  Narrator: Robert Middleton.
  • -  Voice of Bert the Turtle: Carl Ritchie.
  • -  Vincent Bohan, Leo "Hitch" Langlois III, Ray W. Mauer.
  • -  Director of photography, Drummond Drury ; art director, Lars E. Calonius ; musical arrangement, Dave Lambert ; song "Duck and Cover" by Leo Carr, Leon Corday, Leo Langlois.
  • -  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
  • -  Sources used: Variety, December 26, 1951, p. 17 viewed June 23, 2022 via the Internet Archive; Eagan, D., America's film legacy, 2010, p. 451-453; Library of Congress catalog: Motion pictures and film-strips, 1953-1957, p. 159.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (ca. 9 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2022604365

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Middleton, Robert, Narrator, Lars Calonius, Dave Lambert, Contributor United States Office Of Civil Defense, Contributor National Education Association Of The United States, and Inc Castle Films. Duck and Cover. composeds by Langlois, Leo, Film Producer, Actoroser, and Carr, Leonoser, , produceds by Archer Productionsuction Company United States: Castle Films, 1952. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2022604365/.

APA citation style:

Middleton, R., Calonius, L., Lambert, D., United States Office Of Civil Defense, C., National Education Association Of The United States, C. & Castle Films, I. (1952) Duck and Cover. Langlois, L. & Carr, L., comps, , Archer Productionsuction Company, prod United States: Castle Films. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2022604365/.

MLA citation style:

Middleton, Robert, Narrator, et al. Duck and Cover. comp by Langlois, Leo, Film Producer, Actoroser, and Carr, Leonoser, , prod by Archer Productionsuction Company United States: Castle Films, 1952. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2022604365/>.