GIZMO! (1977)
Gizmo! is an irresistible collection of newsreel footage chronicling the inventive spirit in America. 
We are treated to some of the strangest inventions ever concocted by man, as well as a few forgotten 
contraptions that seem to make a great deal of sense. 
Naturally, filmmaker Howard Smith does not let slip the opportunity of showing the inventors at their most foolish, 
so once again those ubiquitous shots of collapsing one-man airplanes and malfunctioning jet-powered backpacks are trotted out. 
Out of Print: Warner Home Video 
Rated: N/A 
Running Time: 76 Minutes 
Video in VHS format

A documentary about some of the thousands of inventions that did things we never thought needed doing, or in ways we never considered doing them. A respectful, yet humorous tribute to the inventors whose vision, however far-reaching, was just a little off the mark. 

Credits (from )

Directed by 
Howard Smith (II)    
Writing credits 
Kathleen Cox    
Nicholas Hollander    
Clark Whelton    
Produced by 
Alain Berger ....  assistant producer  
Howard Smith (II) ....  producer  
Original music by 
David Lavsky    
Film Editing by 
Terry Manning    
Sound Department 
Emil Neroda ....  sound mixer  
Robert Reitand ....  sound editor  
Maurice Schell ....  assistant sound editor  
Other crew 
Anne Goursaud ....  assistant film editor (as Anne Goursaud Epstein)  
Jerome B. Lurie ....  production attorney  
Carl Zucker ....  head of research