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Production Years: 
1929 to 1931


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
951 (35mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm.
"This film describes how mattresses are manufactured. Shots include: labourers picking cotton on a plantation in the American South (the intertitle refers to African-Americans as 'darkies'); bales of cotton being transported by truck, Mississippi steamboat, and Canadian Pacific railway to a Simmons factory; cleaning the cotton and forming it into batts; making bedsprings out of tempered steel wire; automated looms making covers; putting mattresses together and sewing parts of them by hand; a staged sequence in which a well-heeled woman gets into bed, takes off her jewellery, and turns out the light."


Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada, Canadian Motion Pictures 1914-1932 (June 1932), 5.