Couzens

Don't let them push us around!

Nobody pushes me around!

Dielh

I tell suppliers they get less

per peice but more profit

because we order more.

Hawkins

My improvements lowered

inventory. That saves money!

Couzens

Hawkins! I want you on sales

especially outside Detroit.

Klingensmith! I want every clerk

working till ten o'clock. Get

orders out for supplies. Take

care of advance orders on this

new model. I sent out some

notices. The reaction is

tremendous! Tremendous!

            FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

get back to work!

I'm tried of this damn foreigner

breathing down my neck!

Martin

You don't like it,

you quit!

Yea, I quite this hell hole

packed like sardines

and these damn foreigners

don't even speak English!

 

Martin

There is crowding.

Maybe when we retool for the new model

Flanders

It's no good.

He'll have to ask a thousand,

that'll kill demand.

Couzens

Flanders! I want to talk to you

about building a new factory.

Flanders

I want to make my own car.

You have my three months notice.

I told Ford not to change the N.

This Model T is no good.

Couzens

You have a pen?

I'm writing out your last paycheck.

Here, Flanders. You're fired!

Klingensmith! Go get Mr. Ford!

 

Parker

The Selden case is almost over.

We should have final arguments

early next spring. By 1909

we'll have a decision. I refuted

every argument Betts made,

but if the wrong judge gets the case,

my case will be nonsense to him.

He'll take the simpler argument.

If Judge Hough gets it,

we're in trouble.

He still drives a horse to court.

           

Dodge

I've been in the machine business

as long as anyone. This new Ford

is the best car buy anywhere.

I helped make it. This business

is booming and Ford stands

on his own feet. My brother and I

want to make the Dodge Car. But

we'll watch Hank's new car;

see how it makes out.

 

Ford

What's up Jim?

Couzens

Flanders quit to start his own car company.

Ford

You want me to have some of the boys rough him up?

That'll make him think twice.

Couzens

None of that stuff!

Ford

He might sneak out plans on the new car!

Couzens

None of that stuff!

Who do you want to run the plant?

Ford

Martin and Sorensen, they're good men.

Couzens

Sure, sure,

But I don't want any hold ups!

I've told people about this new car

and they want it!

When can we start selling?

Ford

Two or three months, around September.

 

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Ford

I don't like titles around here.

Men just get jealous of each other.

So you two don't have titles

You run things on the third floor

and get this car out. People need it.

 

Martin

There's twenty work benches here.

You men look at this magneto.

Watch Mr. Huff make one, then

start making them. Stick them

in the oven when you're done

and make a lot!

                 

Sorensen

You're not making these radiators

fast enough! Pile them up neatly.

I don't want you bums

to trip over them

and crap up the work!

                   

Wills

The bloc'll be jigged up

then it comes to your miller.

Cut off the gates and then mill

the bottom and sides

         

Bornholdt

All these machines cut fast

High speed. So be careful.

But you're too damn slow now!

 

Huff

I gave it quite a run. Had some trouble

getting up hills in forward gear

but this car can get up Pike's Pike in reverse!

 

The first Model T leaves the assembly pit

an engine starts

MODEL T

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FORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORD

Wills

Don't kick me Hank!

Ford

There she is! There she is!

I'm giving you all a kick in the rear!

Then I'm driving this car

down past Malcomson!

Galamb

Don't kick me!

Ford

This car'll sell like hotcakes!

Sorensen

What price are we asking?

Ford

$850 for now

but when we get the plant rolling

we'll take it down to $600!

Klingensmith

Guggenheim's running a race

from New York to Seattle.

If the Model T could win

everybody would know it's a good car.

Ford

And we'll win too!

O boys!

I can't help from dancing!

Martin

We'll make a hundred a day!

an engine starts

TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

MODEL T

FORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORDFORD

HURRAY HURRAY

Go raise some skirts, Henry

Ford

Don't stand around.

Make cars!

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