Merrily We Roll Along - the Early Days of the Automobile
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This programme looks at the impact the automobile had on the USA during the transition from horse and buggy to horseless carriage, roughly between 1900 and the first World War. In those few short years the general pace of 19th Century life was overwhelmed by a mass culture intoxicated with speed, noise and newfound freedom of movement, and the automobile was the key ingredient in this transformation. Throughout, the narrative by Groucho Marx is illustrated with priceless film of the changing face of city and country as the car grew from a curiosity and nuisance to an integral part of the American way of life.