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Bridge to the Future is a 20 minute promotional film released in 1951 by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It is the fictional story of Bob Lansford as he visits WPI, becomes a student, gets a loyal girlfriend, graduates, and then nearly jumps off a bridge. It is narrated by one of the characters who claims to be a WPI graduate, often repeats himself, doesn't reveal his name, and often repeats himself...

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Bridge to the Future is a 20 minute promotional film released in 1951 by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It is the fictional story of Bob Lansford as he visits WPI, becomes a student, gets a loyal girlfriend, graduates, and then nearly jumps off a bridge. It is narrated by one of the characters who claims to be a WPI graduate, often repeats himself, doesn't reveal his name, and often repeats himself...

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    Bridge to the Future (1996)

    Bridge to the Future (1996)

    In early 1996, a group of talented WPI students (with the assistance of WPI's Instructional Media Center facilities) created another version of Bridge to the Future in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000. They are seen sitting in front of the original Bridge to the Future; throwing comments at the screen and giving the film the treatment it has needed for 45 years. ...and who wouldn't, with a gal like Betty?

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    Bridge to the Future (1951)

    Bridge to the Future (1951)

    Bridge to the Future was produced by Bay State Film Productions, Inc. for WPI. Other than that, no credits are given. However, in the February 1998 issue of The Wire @ WPI, Mary R. Hayward wrote in and provided the real names of Bob and Betty. Her husband, Robert P. Hayward, played the part of "Bob Lansford" just before his graduation in 1950. "Betty" was played by Mary Givens. The original version was also one of the first films that WPI's Lens and Lights Club ever projected. Bridge to the Future was originally on 16mm film. When it was unearthed in the early 1990's, there was no perfect copy. The good parts of each copy had to be spliced together. The title credits are out of focus because that was the best copy available.

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