Cities Service produced "The New Jersey Turnpike" just
after the road opened. It makes the "Turnpike achievement" look
especially impressive by contrasting it with scenes of massive traffic
jams on (other) choked roads.
Perhaps Cities Service was so laudatory because the
Turnpike Authority was its employer (the company held a concession for
gasoline and repair services with the Authority). Nevertheless, the movie's
perspective ties firmly into prevailing notions about cars, roads, and