Argentine Primer

Alternative Title: N/A

Series Title: State Department South America Series


An overview of Argentina designed to foster North American understanding of a potential friend or bitter rival of the Western Hemisphere affairs. About one third of the film is devoted to agriculture on the pampas. It follows the production of cattle from grazing on the estancia to meat processing in the packing houses. (Jane M. Loy, Latin American Research Review, vol.12 no.3, 1977)


Sponsored Film; General Orientation (Adamson-Seaton Film Classifications)

Country/Location: Argentina

Tribe or Group: N/A

Producer: Julien Bryan

Cinematographer: Jules Bucher, March of Time

Production Company: Julien Bryan

Additional Production: Script by Miriam Bucher; Music by Norman Lloyd; Narrated by Julien Bryan

Running Time: 23 min.

Years Filmed: 1940

Decade Produced: 1940s

Years Distributed: N/A

Film Gauge: 35mm

Stock: B&W Nitrate

Footage Count: 816'

Notes: Made for the Federal Government (FDR good neighbor policy). Julien Bryan contracted by FDR administration. Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Nelson Rockefeller, in charge of contracting filmmakers to make movies in South America. There are 23 films in the CI-AA series.

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