A 1959 CDF produced dramatization of domestic pressures on married Forestry men. A honeymoon is interrupted when days off are cancelled and the men are called back to duty to fight a fire. The wives meet at the Ranger's residence for the "Worry and Wait" club. Scripted scenes show State Forestry spouses sharing the difficulties of being married to a Forestry man. Depicts a snapshot of 1950s culture and gender roles. Uses the tragic potential of wildfire to deliver a public safety message about being careless with fire. Credits: Department of Natural Resources: Division of Forestry, State of California. With Barbara Whiting, Jill Richards; Douglas Odney. Featuring George Walsh, Charlotte Fletcher. Produced and Directed by Geo. FoxAdditional Descriptive Notes: Starring Carol Ohmart, with Barbara Whiting, Jill Richards, Douglas Odney; featuring George Walsh, Charlotte Fletcher; produced and directed by Geo Fox; cast includes John Goddard, Mary Adams, Shirley O'Hara, Charles Keane, Norman DuPont; Produced through Public Service Associates of Hollywood for California Division of Forestry; Asst Director Burnet Lamont; script supervisor John A Truett; Dir Photography Roger Shearman; sound eng James Larson; Makeup Don Otis; Hair: Fritzy LaMar; Sound recorded by Ryder Sound Services Inc.
Internegative Print Composite Sound Black and White 16mm film
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