Action on the Homefront

Title

Action on the Homefront

Subject

World War II
Homefront
Food production
Agriculture
Midwest
Omaha, Nebraska

Description

The film "Action on the Homefront" was produced by Harold Chenoweth Films during World War II in Omaha, Nebraska. Like other films produced by Chenoweth, the film was shown in movie theaters.
A preliminary index of the film based on the version received has been created. • Clip.01.dv: 0 - 0:12 Title card “Action on the Home Front – Produced by – H.F. Chenoweth-Films”; 00:00:12 alarm clock wakes man in bed, man turns on radio to radio station FOOD, voiceover regarding farm production during WWII, “food fights for freedom”; 00:01:07 voiceover continues as scene changes to male & female farmers milking cows in a barn, preparing milk for pick-up by milk hauler; 00:01:38 milk truck delivers milk cans to a processing plant where milk is prepared for shipment to troops or civilians, plant in Lincoln produced over 3 million pounds previous year, products include evaporated milk, dry milk; 00:03:05 Omaha plant pasteurizes milk for use by local military and civilians for use, bottling room; ends at 00:03:30 • Clip.02.dv: 0 – picks up in middle of plant clip; 00:00:13 boys & girls of the 4H are doing their part, highlights participants at the Nebraska State Fair with cows, clothing; Midwestern farm “as one big factory”; 00:01:20 champion 4H bread baking duo; 00:02:59 largest hog shown at 1944 Nebraska State Fair; 00:03:10 4H auction at 1944 Aksarben show; 00:04:02 1944 Farmer’s Day at Yankton, SD featuring WAC band from Des Moines, Typical Farmer of the Year Award, appearance of the Lone Ranger; concludes with the “Midwest farmer has his work to do and he will be in there pitching until the boys come home”; 00:06:32.

Creator

Harold Chenoweth Films

Source

Harold Chenoweth Film Collection, Archives & Special Collections, Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Publisher

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Date

circa 1942-1944

Contributor

Uploaded to Omeka by Amy Schindler, August 28, 2016.

Language

English

Type

Digitized film

Identifier

MSS0028_004

Citation

Harold Chenoweth Films, “Action on the Homefront,” UNO Digital Humanities Projects, accessed October 24, 2020, https://unodigitalhumanitiesprojects.omeka.net/items/show/8.

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