American Experience: Henry Ford DVD

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Item #: WA9582
HENRY FORD paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. Ford's Model T automobile and his five-dollar-a-day wage ushered in the modern world, earning Ford reverence from millions of Americans. Yet many of the changes he wrought deeply troubled the carmaker. In frustration, he lashed ... More
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HENRY FORD paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. Ford's Model T automobile and his five-dollar-a-day wage ushered in the modern world, earning Ford reverence from millions of Americans. Yet many of the changes he wrought deeply troubled the carmaker. In frustration, he lashed out at enemies, real and imagined, blamed Jews for the country's problems, bullied those who worked for him and exhibited great cruelty to his only son, often, it seemed, wishing to retreat to an idyllic fantasy of the past.

Producer: Sarah Colt, Helen Ryan Dobrowski, Sharon Grimberg
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2013
Director: Sarah Colt
Narrator: Oliver Platt
Writers: Sarah Colt
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Rgpamc
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
Very fair, and respectful documentary
Review by Rgpamc on 06/29/22 review stating Very fair, and respectful documentary
I spent many years in the collections of Mr. Ford. I believe he was one of the worlds greatest men, but flawed as any other human. Nice job capturing that, but not using it to sensationalize the production.
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Docfan
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
Very appreciated Christmas gifts
Review by Docfan on 06/29/22 review stating Very appreciated Christmas gifts
Gave two as Christmas gifts, one to a history buff and the other to a Detroit native and they both liked them a lot. Great bang for your buck!
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Still L.
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
Fair Portrayal
Review by Still L. on 06/29/22 review stating Fair Portrayal
I thought this movie provided some excellent historical context for Henry Fords impact on U.S. culture and particularly on the U.S. economic system. I also though the movies portray of Ford was fair in that it included a biography of him as a private person and as a businessman and on both how he benefitted and harmed society. Excellent work.
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Carrie
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
Worth the purchase!
Review by Carrie on 06/29/22 review stating Worth the purchase!
Interesting, informative and worth having and keeping.
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Bill R.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Ford fans dream
Review by Bill R. on 07/17/20 review stating A Ford fans dream
The history of Ford and the Ford family is fascinating.
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Jal
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
A great story
Review by Jal on 07/17/20 review stating A great story
This is a good story. The production of the story is done very well with a good blend of educational and entertaining. It did not seem biased or one-sided, it just told the story as it happened. I am very happy with this product and plan on to purchase more storys from PBS.
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Al Z.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Far more facts than are usually revealed
Review by Al Z. on 07/17/20 review stating Far more facts than are usually revealed
Both the good and the bad side of Henry Ford, much appreciated.
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Ex T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great story--well done.
Review by Ex T. on 07/17/20 review stating Great story--well done.
Very enjoyable. One of my great interests.
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Gem
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A reminder of our american origin.
Review by Gem on 07/17/20 review stating A reminder of our american origin.
Rich in history! The perfect teaching tool for the young and old!!
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George
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Required viewing
Review by George on 07/17/20 review stating Required viewing
Insight into a life in which the major economic industrial currents of the 20th century were uniquiely focused. Choice archival footage.


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