Budweiser (film #258 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Industrial]

This is a random collection of silent film clips that may have been produced by a company called Hardcastle. Mostly it’s clips of female factory workers assembling unidentifiable items. This footage appears to be from the 40s, and the film begins with footage of a military parade, so we may be watching war production, but it’s hard to tell. Interspersed with the factory footage are clips from home movies, title cards from Hardcastle (including “The End” cards in the middle of the film) and footage of what look like science experiments. None of this seems to have anything to do at all with Budweiser, the beer company, so your guess is as good as mine on why it was given this title.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *** (gets docked a star for lack of context). Overall Rating: ***.

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