Cornell University

Film Screening

December 3, Ithaca Campus

The Garment Jungle (1957)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Kheel Center, 227 Ives Hall

Join Kheel Center and Catherwood Library staff for a special film screening in the Archives! Originating from a 1955 series of exposé articles in Reader’s Digest, The Garment Jungle is a dramatic story of family loyalties and racketeering in the garment industry. 

After Alan Mitchell discovers that the New York City dress factory owned by his father, Walter, has been the target of shakedowns for years, he teams with an ILGWU organizer in order to wrest the family company from mob control.