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The Industrial Musicals Movie

Dava Whisenant
Amanda Spain, Susan Littenberg, Dava Whisenant

STEVE YOUNG had few interests outside of his day job as a comedy writer for LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled on a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever.

These bizarre cast recordings marked “internal use only” revealed full-throated Broadway-style musical shows about some of the most recognizable corporations in America: General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, DuPont, Xerox.

Delighted by the mind-boggling songs and hungry for more, Steve sets out to find as much as he can about this hidden world. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, he forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway.

With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Florence Henderson, Susan Stroman, Jello Biafra and more.

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