Film, Video The Making of an American

About this Item

Title
The Making of an American
Contributor Names
Connecticut State Board of Education
Hedlund, Guy
Worcester Film Corporation
Created / Published
1920
Subject Headings
-  Educational films
-  Fiction films
-  Silent films
-  Short films
Genre
Educational films
Fiction films
Silent films
Short films
Notes
-  Sound: This moving image content is silent, and was created without sound or a soundtrack.
-  Summary: An Italian immigrant arrives in America unable to speak English. Following disappointments and misfortunes, he takes language classes and ascends the ladder of success. Created as an education tool directed at industrial workers, this short drama was intended to help assimilate immigrants into mainstream culture, especially by encouraging them to learn English.
Medium
Film, Video
Call Number/Physical Location
Mavis identifier: 16771
Source Collection
AFI/Ruckdeschel (George) Collection (Library Of Congress)
Repository
Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division
Online Format
image
video

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Connecticut State Board Of Education, Guy Hedlund, and Worcester Film Corporation. The Making of an American. 1920. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs00016771/.

APA citation style:

Connecticut State Board Of Education, Hedlund, G. & Worcester Film Corporation. (1920) The Making of an American. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs00016771/.

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Connecticut State Board Of Education, Guy Hedlund, and Worcester Film Corporation. The Making of an American. 1920. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mbrs00016771/>.