Don't let them push us around!
Nobody pushes me around!
I tell suppliers they get less
per peice but more profit
because we order more.
My improvements lowered
inventory. That saves money!
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
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get back to work!
I'm tried of this damn foreigner
breathing down my neck!
You don't like it,
Yea, I quite this hell hole
packed like sardines
and these damn foreigners
don't even speak English!
There is crowding.
Maybe when we retool for the new model
It's no good.
He'll have to ask a thousand,
that'll kill demand.
Flanders! I want to talk to you
about building a new factory.
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.
You have a pen?
I'm writing out your last paycheck.
Here, Flanders. You're fired!
Klingensmith! Go get Mr. Ford!
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.
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.
What's up Jim?
Flanders quit to start his own car company.
You want me to have some of the boys rough him up?
That'll make him think twice.
None of that stuff!
He might sneak out plans on the new car!
None of that stuff!
Who do you want to run the plant?
Martin and Sorensen, they're good men.
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?
Two or three months, around September.
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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.
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!
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!
The bloc'll be jigged up
then it comes to your miller.
Cut off the gates and then mill
the bottom and sides
All these machines cut fast
High speed. So be careful.
But you're too damn slow now!
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
Don't kick me Hank!
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!
Don't kick me!
This car'll sell like hotcakes!
What price are we asking?
$850 for now
but when we get the plant rolling
we'll take it down to $600!
Guggenheim's running a race
from New York to Seattle.
If the Model T could win
everybody would know it's a good car.
And we'll win too!
I can't help from dancing!
We'll make a hundred a day!
an engine starts
Go raise some skirts, Henry
Don't stand around.
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