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Film, Video The changing face of Europe. No. 2, 200,000,000 mouths 200,000,000 mouths / Title from British Film Insitute WWW site: Two hundred million mouths / Title from National Archives online catalog: Changing Face of Europe (No. 2): 200 Million Mouths to Feed / Three hundred million mouths

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Title

  • The changing face of Europe. No. 2, 200,000,000 mouths

Other Title

  • 200,000,000 mouths
  • Title from British Film Insitute WWW site: Two hundred million mouths
  • Title from National Archives online catalog: Changing Face of Europe (No. 2): 200 Million Mouths to Feed
  • Three hundred million mouths

Summary

  • The six films in the Changing face of Europe series were meant to assess the achievements of the European Recovery Program and the condition of Western Europe 5 years after the end of World War II. This film describes the efforts of the European community to meet the problem of feeding a population increasing at the rate of three million per year. Points out how European agencies are increasing agricultural yield by informing farmers about scientific advances, better seeds, and modern machinery.

Names

  • Spiro, Julian, 1915-2006, film director
  • Dalrymple, Ian, 1903-1989, film producer
  • Ziller, Robert, 1914-2010, cinematographer
  • Genn, Leo, 1905-1978, narrator
  • Wessex Film Productions, production company
  • United States. Economic Cooperation Administration, sponsor
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, film distributor
  • Miscellaneous Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [Great Britain : Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951]

Headings

  • -  Food supply--Europe
  • -  Agricultural extension work--Europe
  • -  Crop improvement--Europe
  • -  Agricultural innovations--Europe
  • -  Marshall Plan

Genre

  • Sponsored films
  • Propaganda films
  • Documentary films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  Variant title, Three hundred million mouths, from Hemsing's The Marshall Plan's European film unit, 1948-1955, p. 295
  • -  Cinematography, Robert Ziller.
  • -  Narrator, Leo Genn.
  • -  Probable date of release from the British Film Institute WWW site. Some sources give the date of release as 1950.
  • -  According to Hemsing's The Marshall Plan's European film unit, p. 274, Twentieth Century-Fox distributed all six of the "Changing face of Europe" films in a contract that covered much of the European continent.
  • -  Sources used: MI Film and Television catalog card; Internet movie database, January 16, 2024; Historical Archives of the European Union WWW site viewed January 16, 2024 (HAEU reference code: AE-125; erroneous title on record, 2000.000.000 mouths); National Archives catalog online, viewed January 16, 2024 (NAID: 102037387); HIstorical journal of film, radio and television, v. 14, no. 3, 1994, p. 269-297 (A. Hemsing's The Marshall Plan's European film unit, 1948-1955) viewed January 16, 2024 via Taylor & Francis Online; British Film Institute WWW site, viewed January 16, 2024 (BFI identifier 308953).

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (approximately 17 min.) : sd., col.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (approximately 17 min., approximately 600 ft.) : sd. col. ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FBA 2913 (viewing print)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • fi67000519

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Spiro, Julian, Film Director, Ian Dalrymple, Robert Ziller, Leo Genn, Sponsor United States Economic Cooperation Administration, Film Distributor Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Miscellaneous Collection. The changing face of Europe. No. 2, 200,000,000 mouths. produceds by Wessex Film Productionsuction Company [Great Britain: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/fi67000519/.

APA citation style:

Spiro, J., Dalrymple, I., Ziller, R., Genn, L., United States Economic Cooperation Administration, S., Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, F. D. & Miscellaneous Collection. (1951) The changing face of Europe. No. 2, 200,000,000 mouths. Wessex Film Productionsuction Company, prod [Great Britain: Twentieth Century-Fox] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/fi67000519/.

MLA citation style:

Spiro, Julian, Film Director, et al. The changing face of Europe. No. 2, 200,000,000 mouths. prod by Wessex Film Productionsuction Company [Great Britain: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/fi67000519/>.