Venture of Faith (1951)

78 or 80 mins | Drama | 1951

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HISTORY

Venture of Faith was shot entirely on location at the Univeristy of Valparaiso in Valparaiso, IN. According to a Jan 1952 The Lutheran Layman magazine article, the film was based on the true story of a group of engineering students who built a laboratory on the University of Valparaiso campus, in order to avoid transfering to another school to finish their four-year ... More Less

Venture of Faith was shot entirely on location at the Univeristy of Valparaiso in Valparaiso, IN. According to a Jan 1952 The Lutheran Layman magazine article, the film was based on the true story of a group of engineering students who built a laboratory on the University of Valparaiso campus, in order to avoid transfering to another school to finish their four-year degree. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
11 May 1951
p. 12.
International Photographer
Jul 1951.
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The Lutheran Layman
Jul 1951.
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The Lutheran Layman
Sep 1951
p. 10.
The Lutheran Layman
Jan 1952.
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CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT

NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Asst cam
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
MAKEUP
Makeup
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Valparaiso Story
Release Date:
1951
Premiere Information:
Sioux City, IA opening: July 1951
Production Date:
began early May 1951
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Duration(in mins):
78 or 80
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The School of Engineering students at the Lutheran University of Valparaiso are deeply attached to their college. When they discover that they must complete their four-year degree elsewhere, they convince the faculty and students that they will help build the facilities needed to create a four-year program there. The young men spend the summer working for fifty cents per hour to make a new engineering laboratory possible. When a romance blossoms between two students, the young woman attempts to convert her boyfriend to Christianity. Some problems arise when the union stops work on the building; however, through the young men's faith and determination and the support of the community, the construction commences. Steel, originally allocated to a new hotel, is donated to the cause. Reverend Otto Toelke appeals to his congregation to use prayer to assist the young adults in their goal. Female students fund-raise and seek publicity for the project. A charity basketball game generates the final funds. At the beginning of the Fall term, the building that was initiated, planned and built by students, is ... +


The School of Engineering students at the Lutheran University of Valparaiso are deeply attached to their college. When they discover that they must complete their four-year degree elsewhere, they convince the faculty and students that they will help build the facilities needed to create a four-year program there. The young men spend the summer working for fifty cents per hour to make a new engineering laboratory possible. When a romance blossoms between two students, the young woman attempts to convert her boyfriend to Christianity. Some problems arise when the union stops work on the building; however, through the young men's faith and determination and the support of the community, the construction commences. Steel, originally allocated to a new hotel, is donated to the cause. Reverend Otto Toelke appeals to his congregation to use prayer to assist the young adults in their goal. Female students fund-raise and seek publicity for the project. A charity basketball game generates the final funds. At the beginning of the Fall term, the building that was initiated, planned and built by students, is complete. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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