The Inner Man Steps Out (1951) Sponsor: General Electric Co. Production Co.: Pathéscope Productions. Director: Robert Wilmot. Producer: Henry Strauss. Writer: Dun Roman. Camera: William Steiner. Music: Morris Mamorsky. Editor: Rogers Keene. Transfer Note: Scanned from a 16mm print held by the Library of Congress. Running Time: 33 minutes.
Management-training film for plant supervisors that avoids the usual platitudes. The Inner Man Steps Out recommends that supervisors discover their “inner man” and empathize more with workers. The producer believed his film helped to bring about changes to GE’s corporate culture.
Note: Also distributed in 16mm.
Resources Richard Rutter, “New Attitudes Made to Order,” New York Times, Dec. 31, 1955, 19; Nancy Lou Blitzen, “Looking into Pictures: Pros and Cons of the Psychological Trend in Films,” Business Screen 18, no. 6 (1957): 28–30.