Progress Island USA
Running time 13 minutes
Initial release 1973
Genres Short Film, Indie film
Progress Island U.S.A. is a 1973 short subject film made by the Economic Development Administration of Puerto Rico to promote the burgeoning U.S. Commonwealth.
The film, produced by Fucci/Stone Productions, Inc in 1973, presents a description of Puerto Rico of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It shows some of what the island had to offer at that time. The commercial short, which is only 13 minutes long, explains that Puerto Rico is "American in every respect" except for its "360 days of sunshine," due to the results of Operation Bootstrap.
The short appeared in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode 621, as support for the main feature, The Beast of Yucca Flats.
ReferencesProgress Island U.S.A. Wikipedia
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Progress Island U.S.A. IMDb Progress Island U.S.A. themoviedb.org