The Cradle is Rocking

This is a short preview trailer. You can watch the entire film at no charge on the Folkstreams website. Folkstreams is a nonprofit whose mission is to find, preserve, contextualize, and stream documentary films on American folklife.

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The Cradle Is Rocking was directed by Frank DeCola who died in the early 1970s, shortly after this film was made. Frank was a talented filmmaker and composer and was enlisted in a program run by George Stevens Jr. during the Kennedy years. That program sponsored young filmmakers to make films for the United States Information Agency, for showing abroad in USIA libraries.

Folkstreams founder Tom Davenport was the cinematographer and shot the film in 35mm black and white negative. Nigel Nobel took sound, and Anthony Loeb was the producer.

  • Film by: Frank DeCola
  • Produced by: Anthony Loeb
  • Cinematographer: Tom Davenport
  • Sound: Nigel Noble
  • Editor: Frank DeCola
  • Other Credits: Produced by the United States Information Agency in the early years of the Kennedy Administration.
  • Original Format: Film: 35mm
  • © 1968, USIA
  • 12mins, Black & White