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Long Distance

Long Distance (1946) Theatrical Cartoon

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  • Theatrical Short
  • Originally Released in 1946 (Estimate).

  • Black & White
  • Running Time: 16 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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One of AT&T's many advertising films promoting long-distance service and the national telephone network. "Long Distance" is a paean to the operator, mythologizing the "alert young woman" heard in the customer's receiver. Equating the development of long-distance service with American territorial expansion, this polished film includes animated maps illustrating the growth of the telephone network and footage showing how calls are routed.

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