The Inheritance (1964)

Release Date - Feb 23, 1964 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

This documentary, sponsored by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, chronicles the history of the garment workers from 1900 to 1964. Director Harold Mayer uses old photos and newsreel footage combined with more recent film to tell of the history of the union. Folks songs are included in the film to explain the political and historical changes of the union. The film depicts management unfavorably and does not gloss over the violence that occurred during labor strikes. Of course, no mention is made about any "alleged" ties between the industry and organized crime.