TRIESTE



MARSHALL FILMS on TRIESTE

AQUILA (? 48-51)*

ERP IN ACTION NO.6 (1950)

EUROPE LOOKS AHEAD (EUROPA BLICKT VORWAERTS) (1950)

FREE CITY (1950)**

STRENGHT FOR THE FREE WORLD (series) (1950)

THREE CITIES (1950)*

A SHIP IS BORN (1951)**

TRIESTE TO LAMPEDUSA (1951)

TRIESTE STORY (1952)

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"AQUILA"

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Title: AQUILA
Filmography Code: AQU-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/306.00316
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: VT
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Series: None
Film Date: No date; probably between 1948-51
Description:

Sound (music only, no narration), b&w, 21 min. After various difficulties, an unemployed Italian finds a job at the Aquila refinery (Trieste), which has been reconstructed thanks to the money and machinery sent by the United States through ECA. No date given, but probably produced between 1948-1951. Written, produced, and directed by Jacopo Erbi. Introducing Natale Peretti. Photography by Franco & Gianni Vitrotti; music composed and conducted by Mario Bugamelli and played by the Orchestra of Radio Trieste. Assistant Director, Tullio Kezich; Assistant Producer, Tullio Mainardi. Probably produced for ECA Italy. NARA ref. copy: VT.

A scene from Aquila, an early neorealist film that depicts the plight of an unemployed Italian laborer who's arrested for stealing. Fortunately for him, the authorities realize he's only trying to feed his family, and he ends up working at the Aquila refinery, which is being rebuilt with Marshall Plan aid. The 21-minute film, made around 1950, features a symphonic score performed by the Orchestra of Radio Trieste. (Courtesy Pacific Film Archive)

"ERP IN ACTION NO. 6"

Title:

ERP IN ACTION NO. 6

Filmography Code:

EIA-6/1

Archive/Control Number:

NARA/306.8994F

Picture:

Not Available

Reference Copy at Archive:

VT. Also on VT 306.05775 after 306.8994E

Type of Material:

Motion Pictures

Series:

ERP IN ACTION

Film Date:

1950

Description:

Sound (English), b&w, 11 min. Sixth of twelve monthly newsreels about the European Recovery Program: France: a secondary school in Normandy (Lycee Coutance) is rebuilt; Italy: irrigation system in Po Valley; Trieste: a new ship, Australia, is launched; Austria: 4,000,000th ton of ERP supplies arrives; Greece: ERP exhibit, installed on schooner, will tour Greek islands; Germany: ERP exhibit mounted on railroad cars arrives in Stuttgart; Great Britain: annual Enfield trade fair; Greece: wild agrimi goat is sent as a gift to President Truman; The Netherlands: American incubators for premature babies, prize-winning ECA poster artist, American Ambassador Selden Chapin at Dutch-American friendship fete. 1950. Produced by the ECA Film Unit in cooperation with Fox-Movietone News, Paris, for ECA/OSR. NARA ref. copies: VT. Also on VT 306.05775 after 306.8994E.


"EUROPE LOOKS AHEAD (EUROPA BLICKT VORWAERTS)"

Title: EUROPA BLICKT VORWAERTS (EUROPE LOOKS AHEAD)
Filmography Code: ELA-4?
Archive/Control Number: BA-FA/No cat. number
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: Inquire directly to archive
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Series: None
Film Date: 1950
Description:

Sound (German), b&w, 19 (?) min. Halfway through the century and halfway through the four-year European Recovery Progam, this gives an accounting of what has been accomplished and a reminder of what still lies ahead. Still to be achieved are increased productivity, greater economic cooperation and European integration. In rather hectic March-of-Time style, the film cites some specifics of the ERP program: the destroyed dykes of Holland's Walcheren Island have been rebuilt; Turkish farmers have new combines and a better steel plow from Detroit; Denmark is producing more poultry and eggs and more pork with new varieties of high-grade feed; in Belgium the great port of Antwerp is back in business; Trieste is building ships again; ships ply the Corinth Canal once more in Greece; in France power is being generated at Donzere, in the Rhone Valley; Norway's northernmost iron mine at Kirkenes is producing; and in England, imported carbon black from the USA assures the production of automobile tires. 1950. Produced by the March of Time, Paris, for ECA. NB: no cat. number, and its existence there is not certain; memo of September 5, 2000, said yes, but "nicht benuetzbar," [presently?] not usable. Further research needed.


"FREE CITY"

Title: FREE CITY
Filmography Code: FC-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/306.03747
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: VT (on 306.03747)
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Series: None
Film Date: 1950
Description:

Sound (English), b&w, 10 min. A day in the life of the "free city" of Trieste as it recovers from war destruction and the postwar squabbles of its occupiers. Thanks to Marshall Plan aid, there is food on the table again. And the hope of jobs: in manufacturing, on the railroad, in the reopened oil refineries and, especially, in the shipyards. (Note: Much of the territory of Trieste, including the City of Trieste, is now part of Italy. At the time the film was made, the city of Trieste was nominally part of a UN protectorate, the Yugoslav, American, and British occupiers having not yet agreed on a settlement.) 1950. Camera: Rino Filippini, Music: Alberico Vitalini, Editor Pino Giomini, Assistant Director, Micolo Ferrari. Produced and directed by Romolo Marcellini, Telefilm, Rome, for MSA. NARA ref. copy: VT (on 306.03747).


"STRENGHT FOR THE FREE WORLD"

Title: EUROPA IN CAMMINO (EUROPE LOOKS AHEAD)
Filmography Code: ELA-3
Archive/Control Number: ACS-Roma/125
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: Inquire directly to archive
Type of Material: Motion picture (16mm)
Series: None
Film Date: 1950
Description:

Sound (Italian), b&w, 19 (?) min. Halfway through the century and halfway through the four-year European Recovery Progam, this gives an accounting of what has been accomplished and a reminder of what still lies ahead. Still to be achieved are increased productivity, greater economic cooperation and European integration. In rather hectic March-of-Time style, the film cites some specifics of the ERP program: the destroyed dykes of Holland's Walcheren Island have been rebuilt; Turkish farmers have new combines and a better steel plow from Detroit; Denmark is producing more poultry and eggs and more pork with new varieties of high-grade feed; in Belgium the great port of Antwerp is back in business; Trieste is building ships again; ships ply the Corinth Canal once more in Greece; in France power is being generated at Donzere, in the Rhone Valley; Norway's northernmost iron mine at Kirkenes is producing; and in England, imported carbon black from the USA assures the production of automobile tires. 1950. Produced by the March of Time, Paris, for ECA.


"THREE CITIES"
Title: FREE CITY
Filmography Code: FC-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/306.03747
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: VT (on 306.03747)
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Series: None
Film Date: 1950
Description:

Sound (English), b&w, 10 min. A day in the life of the "free city" of Trieste as it recovers from war destruction and the postwar squabbles of its occupiers. Thanks to Marshall Plan aid, there is food on the table again. And the hope of jobs: in manufacturing, on the railroad, in the reopened oil refineries and, especially, in the shipyards. (Note: Much of the territory of Trieste, including the City of Trieste, is now part of Italy. At the time the film was made, the city of Trieste was nominally part of a UN protectorate, the Yugoslav, American, and British occupiers having not yet agreed on a settlement.) 1950. Camera: Rino Filippini, Music: Alberico Vitalini, Editor Pino Giomini, Assistant Director, Micolo Ferrari. Produced and directed by Romolo Marcellini, Telefilm, Rome, for MSA. NARA ref. copy: VT (on 306.03747).


 
"A SHIP IS BORN"
Title: A SHIP IS BORN
Filmography Code: SIB-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/306.08985
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: VT
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Series: None
Film Date: 1951
Description:

Sound (English), Technicolor, 10 min. At an Italian shipyard revived with funds from the Rome government and Marshall Plan aid, a new ship takes shape. As the workers and craftsmen go through each phase of construction, the viewer is drawn into the exhilaration of building a ship from its inception. Coverage is detailed and well-filmed. Directed by Ubaldo Magnagli, camera work by Cyril Knowles, narrated by Frank Gervasi, music composed and conducted by G. Pomerant, with the Symphony Orchestra of St. Cecilia. Produced by Documento Film, Rome, for ECA Italy. NARA ref. copy: VT (Technicolor of ref. copy is somewhat faded.) NB(1): Film seems complete at 10+ min. However, Albert Hemsing described it in his 1994 memoir/filmography as 18 min. NB(2): Although not mentioned in any known catalogue of MP films, it was included in a NATO list of Jan. 1972 as a supposed Marshall Plan film.

ITALIAN VERSION - VERSIONE ITALIANA
Title: NAVE IN CANTIERE (A SHIP IS BORN)
Filmography Code: SIB-4
Archive/Control Number: ACS-Roma/223
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: Inquire directly to archive
Type of Material: Motion picture (16mm)
Series: None
Film Date: 1951
Description:

Sound (Italian), Technicolor, 10 min (18 min?). At an Italian shipyard revived with funds from the Rome government and Marshall Plan aid, a new ship takes shape. As the workers and craftsmen go through each phase of construction, the viewer is drawn into the exhilaration of building a ship from its inception. Coverage is detailed and well-filmed. Directed by Ubaldo Magnagli, camera work by Cyril Knowles, narrated by Frank Gervasi, music composed and conducted by G. Pomerant, with the Symphony Orchestra of St. Cecilia. Produced by Documento Film, Rome, for ECA Italy. NB(1): Film seems complete at 10+ min. However, Albert Hemsing described it in his 1994 memoir/filmography as 18 min. NB(2): Although not mentioned in any known catalogue of MP films, it was included in a NATO list of Jan. 1972 as a supposed Marshall Plan film.


"TRIESTE TO LAMPEDUSA"

 

Title:

 

TRIESTE TO LAMPEDUSA (TRIESTE TO LAMPEDUSA)

Filmography Code: TTL-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/306.00207
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: PPC 35mm, 2R. Also PPC 16mm, 1R, and VM 1056
Type of Material: Motion picture (35mm and 16mm)
Series: None
Film Date: 1951
Description:

Sound (English), b&w, 14 min. Trieste's fishing fleet, which includes many new vessels built with American aid, sails for the summer's catch off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Citizens gain new employment, and Europe's food supply is augmented. 1951. Produced by ECA/OSR Film Section, Paris, for ECA Trieste. NARA ref. copies: PPC 35mm, 2R. Also PPC 16mm, 1R, and VM 1056

 

"TRIESTE STORY"
Title: TRIESTE STORY
Filmography Code: TS-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/111-MSA-1097
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: PPC 35mm, 3R
Type of Material: Motion picture (35mm)
Series: STRENGTH FOR THE FREE WORLD
Film Date: 1952
Description:

Sound (English), b&w, 27 min. Describes the way the Free Territory of Trieste is being locally administered by the U.S. and Britain under United Nations trusteeship. Explains how American troops are given a thorough indoctrination in Trieste’s political and historical background. Treats American aid and its application in reviving shipbuilding and in generally improving the overall economic stability of the Free Territory. NARA ref. copy: PPC 35mm, 3R.