Gizmo! is an irresistible collection of newsreel footage chronicling
the inventive spirit in America.
Out of Print: Warner Home Video
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.
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 www.IMDB.com http://us.imdb.com/Title?0074573 )
Howard Smith (II)
Alain Berger .... assistant producer
Howard Smith (II) .... producer
Original music by
Film Editing by
Emil Neroda .... sound mixer
Robert Reitand .... sound editor
Maurice Schell .... assistant sound editor
Anne Goursaud .... assistant film editor (as Anne Goursaud Epstein)
Jerome B. Lurie .... production attorney
Carl Zucker .... head of research