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United Artists James FitzPatrick short subject travelogue documentary

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:08 PM

Frederick Burlingham

 

Known either as “Burlingham Adventures” or “Burlingham Travel Pictures”, Frederick Burlingham's little travelogues have been forgotten over time due to his premature death before most of the familiar travelogues we've come to love were made, particularly James FitzPatrick's “Traveltalks”. Yet his one-reelers and occasional longer productions were among the most visually impressive “scenics” of their era, especially those shot in the Swiss Alps before the war (August 1912) and after. Too bad not many are available for viewing these days.

 

His specialty was climbing where other cinematographers fear to venture. He wasn't the first to document the great heights with movie cameras (see the 1906 L'Ascension du Mont Blanc), but his footage was among the most impressive for its time. A popular book of his was published in 1914, titled How to Become an Alpinist. You can it all read it here, including a chapter dedicated to women who brave the slopes (including his wife): https://archive.org/...alpin00burliala

 

Other highlights documented for the cameras was his journey down a crater in Mt. Vesuvius in December 1914, traipsing through wild Borneo in 1920 (with the help of a hydroplane and plenty of coverage in vintage National Geographic magazines) and less exotic locales in the United States. A particularly good one, with campers enjoying a crate of moonshine in the rural east Florida coastline of 1921, can be seen here:

 

 

Apart from one Universal release, his pre-1918 films were handled mostly by British companies like British & Colonial Kinematograph. There was also a film made exclusively for the Swiss market in 1916: La Suisse inconnue: La vallée de Lötschenthal (Burlingham Films Montreux). Even though his contract with Paramount in Hollywood only lasted a year, he had little trouble selling his films to independent American firms on a states rights basis. Following a lucrative deal with Joe Sameth in January 1924, he set up a new office at 220 West 42nd Street. New York City and had big plans for his films until his unexpected passing from kidney failure on June 9th.

 

The Film Daily did an affectionate tribute to him, after his funeral in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 15th.

 

We're going to miss Fred Burlingham, who was called home a few days ago. One of the most unusual figures of the business. With his long beard and his soft manner. Who loved to go out of the way places for shots. Burlingham was formerly a newspaper man. At one time he worked for James Gordon Bennett on the Paris Herald. That is he did... until Bennett noticed that Burlingham was going about Paris wearing sandals. That was too much for the aristocratic Bennett. He fired Burlingham on the spot. Because 'Burly' wouldn't buy regulation shoes.”

 

An alphabetic list of titles with the UK and US companies backing them in ():

 

  • Across The St. Gothard Alps (US: Truart Film) / February 1922

  • Adventures On The Roof Of The World (Alpine Adventures: A Jaunt On The Jungfrau) (UK: Wanderer Films/Motion Picture Sales Agency) / 4 reels / October 1, 1914

  • Allied War Heroes Arrive In Switzerland (US: William L. Sherry Service) / October 1918

  • An Alpine Ride Up the Stanserhorn (US: Truart Film) / 1921

  • Arctic Exploration in Switzerland (UK: Eclipse Exclusives) / March 1916

  • An Arctic Hike on the Great Aletsch Glacier (US: Truart Film) / 1921

  • Around Lake Geneva (UK: Wanderer Films/Motion Picture Sales Agency) / September 1914

  • The Ascent of Mont Blanc (UK: Eclipse Exclusives) / 2 reels / October 1915 (U.S. release by Truart Films in 1922)

  • Ascent Of The Matterhorn (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Jury's Imperial Pictures) / August 7, 1913 Re-edited into a Paramount short for U.S. release, Nov 21, 1919

  • Barromean Islands, Lake Maggiore, Italy (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / July 23, 1914

  • Bath, The Famous British Spa (A Famous British Spa) (UK: R. Prieur & Co. Ltd.) / September 13, 1915 (U.S. release by Merit Film Corporation in 1921)

  • The Bernina Railway In Winter (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / May 18, 1914

  • Bettwys-Y-Coed, North Wales (UK: R. Prieur & Co. Ltd.) / September 2, 1915

  • A Borneo Venice (US: Merit Film Corporation) / September 10, 1921 (Motion Picture News review) Edited from a feature WILD MEN OF BORNEO (January 1921)

  • Cataracting Around Niagara (US: Joe Sameth/Richmond Pictures) / 1924

  • Chamonix in Summer (UK: Eclipse Exclusives) / March 1916

  • Chamonix, France or About Mont Blanc (US: Merit Film Corporation) / May 1921

  • Chimpanzee Pete (UK: R. Prieur & Co. Ltd.) / August 9, 1915

  • Climbing the Jungfrau (UK: Trans-Atlantic Film Co. Ltd) / 2 reels / December 16, 1915

  • Dangerous Ascent Of The Zinal Rothorns (UK: James McEnnery Film Syndicate) / June 1918

  • Descent Into The Crater Of Vesuvius (Down The Crater Of Vesuvius) (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Jury's Imperial Pictures) / January 15, 1914 (U.S. release by Truart Films in 1921)

  • The Dizzy Land Of William Tell (US: Joe Sameth/Richmond Pictures) / 1924

  • Down The Strand In London (US: Paramount) / December 14, 1919

  • Europe's Winter Playground (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Motion Picture Sales) / June 12, 1913

  • Explorations Of The Great Gletsch Glacier (US: Merit Film Corporation) / April 1921

  • Facing Death On The Blumlisalp (US: William L. Sherry Service) / September 1918

  • A Famous Swiss Pass (UK: Eclipse Exclusives) / March 1916

  • French Prisoners in Leysin (UK: James McEnnery Film Syndicate) / December 1916

  • Frolicsome Bears (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / August 13, 1914

  • From Montreux To Rochers de Naye (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Motion Picture Sales) / August 7, 1913 (U.S. release by Truart Films in 1921)

  • A Funicular Ride To Murottas And Muraigl (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / June 1, 1914

  • The Gemmi Pass (UK: Eclipse Exclusives) / March 1916

  • Giant Snow Ploughs (UK: New Agency Film Company) / October 29, 1914

  • The Grand St. Bernard Hospice (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Jury's Imperial Pictures) / October 13, 1913

  • In A Sea Garden (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / March 9, 1914

  • In The Face Of Death On The Blümlisalp (UK: James McEnnery Film Syndicate) / December 1917

  • In The Land Of Roses (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / March 5, 1914

  • The Island Of Surprise (US: Truart Film) / 1921

  • An Italian Paradise (Paradising On The Italian Lakes) (UK: New Agency Film Company) / January 7, 1915 (U.S. release by Merit Film Corporation in June 1921 and Joe Sameth/Richmond Pictures in 1924)

  • The Jungfrau Railway (UK: Eclipse Exclusives) / March 1916 Re-edited as a Paramount short for U.S. release, December 1, 1920

  • Jungle Belles Of Borneo (US: Merit Film Corporation) -1921 Edited from a feature WILD MEN OF BORNEO (January 1921)

  • Kilawea Volcano Eruption (Kilauea) (US: Paramount) / © October 11, 1920

  • London In Wartime (UK: New Agency Film Company) / October 8, 1914

  • Lovely Lucerne (US: William L. Sherry Service) / December 1918

  • Lunch At The Zoo (UK: New Agency Film Company) / October 22, 1914

  • The Lure Of The South Seas (US: Truart Film) / 1921

  • Mediterranean Scenes of Great Interest (UK: R. Prieur & Co. Ltd.) / September 27, 1915 (U.S. release by Merit Film Corporation in 1921)

  • Memories Of The Alpine Republic (US: Joe Sameth/Richmond Pictures) / 1924

  • Monkey Land Up The Barito River (US: Merit Film Corporation) -1921 Edited from a feature WILD MEN OF BORNEO (January 1921)

  • Ostrich Farming At Nice (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / April 27, 1914

  • Our Playground Of The Pacific (US: Paramount) / © November 19, 1919

  • Pageant At Zurich (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / July 30, 1914

  • Pelican Island (US: Truart Film) / January 1922 Assorted Florida wildlife including Sandhill cranes and turtles, in addition to a look at the logging industry.

  • Perilous Ascent Of The Zinal-Rothorn (US: Truart Film) / August 1921

  • Picturesque Berne (Quaint Berne, The Swiss Capital) (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / May 28, 1914 (reissued Aug 19, 1915 and given a U.S. release in 1924 by Joe Sameth/Richmond Pictures)

  • The Pilatus Railway (US: William L. Sherry Service) / September 1918

  • A Ride Under The Alps (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / July 9, 1914 (U.S. release by Truart Films in 1921)

  • The Riviera Of Lac Leman (US: William L. Sherry Service) / November 1918

  • Rock Climbing In North Wales (UK: R. Prieur & Co. Ltd.) / September 20, 1915

  • Scaling The Jungfrau (US: Rex Motion Picture/Universal) / May 7, 1916

  • Scenes On Lake Como, Italy (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / July 16, 1914

  • Scrambles In The High Alps (US: William L. Sherry Service) / November 10, 1918

  • Scrambles On Snowdon (UK: R. Prieur & Co. Ltd.) / August 26, 1915

  • Sky Trails, Above Lake Lucerne (US: Joe Sameth/Richmond Pictures) / 1924

  • Springtime In Nice (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / March 26, 1914

  • The Stanserhorn Railway (US: Merit Film Corporation) / February 1921

  • Swiss Army Sketches (UK: James McEnnery Film Syndicate) / December 1916

  • Through Switzerland In Ten Minutes (UK: R. Prieur & Co. Ltd.) / September 9, 1915 (U.S. release by Truart Films in 1921)

  • A Trip Round Sunny Marseilles (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / February 5, 1914

  • A Trip To The Gornergrat (The Gornerat Railway) (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / November 27, 1913 (U.S. release by William L. Sherry Service, December 1918)

  • A Trip Up Monte San Salvatore (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / June 19, 1914

  • Unknown Switzerland (US: William L. Sherry Service) / September 22, 1918

  • Vacation Days In Switzerland (US: Truart Film) / September 1921

  • Way Down Upon The Suwanee River (US: Truart Film) / February 1922

  • A Wedding Feast Among The Borneo Dayaks (US: Merit Film Corporation) -1921 Edited from a feature WILD MEN OF BORNEO (January 1921)

  • Wild Men Of Borneo (US: Merit Film Corporation) / June 30, 1921 (Motion Picture News mention) Edited from a feature of the same title (January 1921)

  • Wildest Wales (US: Paramount) / © December 10, 1920

  • Winter In Marseilles (UK: New Agency Film Company) / November 5, 1914

  • Winter in The Engadine (UK: New Agency Film Company) / November 12, 1914 (U.S. release by Joe Sameth/Richmond Pictures in 1924)

  • Winter Sports At St. Moritz (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Motion Picture Sales) / March 23, 1913 Re-edited by Paramount for U.S. release, Oct 17, 1919

  • Winter Sports At Suvretta (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / October 16, 1913

  • Winter Sports In Midsummer In The Jungfrau (UK: Wanderer Films/Motion Picture Sales Agency) / September 10, 1914

  • Wonder Spa Of The Alps (US: Paramount) / © November 1, 1919

  • A Wonder Zoo (UK: British & Colonial Kinematograph/Davison's Film Sales) / August 6, 1914

 

 

Further information on his early films can be found here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01439680701363200?scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=chjf20


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:06 PM

Arthur Barr & Barr Films

 

For film fanatics, this small company produced one Academy Award nominee, A Day In The Life Of Bonnie Consolo. An excerpt can be seen here:

 

 

Otherwise, Barr Films might be viewed by most as “just another school film company”. Yet it was a highly successful one that managed to stay in business as late as 1996, long after the market for 16mm films died and videos became less common in classroom instruction.

 

Arthur Barr started the company in 1937 while he was still serving the audio visual department in Pasadena schools. His first series were wildlife documentaries covering familiar critters of California, released in 1939. By 1940, he was shooting virtually all of his product in Kodachrome 16mm, the color that lasts well enough for many films to be reissued with new soundtracks “brand new” decades after they were shot. After his retirement in 1971, his son Don and Bob Earle (who started 13 years earlier with them) kept the company successful enough to stay in business through the mid-nineties, with George Holland as chief executive during the final decade. Not too bad of a lifespan for a company in a struggling market like this.

 

Some of the 1940s and '50s instructionals were characteristic of their era with sometimes dull narration. Yet you can't be bored completely by stagecoaches.

 

 

An alphabetic listing of Barr Films' short subjects (running under 45 minutes) from 1939 through 1993, although the company made a cluster of hour long TV programs and educational features as well. I have only included a select number of outside productions Barr Films merely distributed (they even released 16mm versions of Filmation's Saturday Morning hit Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids). Most are in color, unless noted with a “bw”.

 

  • Ark (Film Group 1 of Michigan/Rolf Forsberg; cast: Howard Whalen) / 20m / 1970

  • The Accident: A Film (Mark Chodzko; script: Don MacDonald & Carol Carrick) / 22m / 1985

  • Addictions, Compulsions And Alternative Highs (Ron Underwood & Lou Johnson; cast: Bill Aylesworth) / 23m / 1981

  • Adjectives, Adverbs And Prepositional Phrases (Invar Grimsgaard) / 12m / 1979

  • Adult Children Of Alcoholics (Telford-Clark Productions- Barry Clark) / 23m / 1987

  • Africa: History And Culture (Vladimir Bibic) / 19m / 1990

  • Africa: Land And People (Vladimir Bibic) / 24m / 1990

  • Africa: The Emodia Family (Vladimir Bibic) / 22m / 1990

  • Africa's Vanishing Wildlife (camera: Arthur C. Twomey) / 15m / 1967

  • AIDS: What Every Kid Should Know (Colman Communications- Warren Colman) / 15m / 1987 see here: https://archive.org/...rykidshouldknow

  • Aldo Leopard: A Sand County Almanac (Centre Productions- narrator: Lorne Greene) / 29m / 1986

  • All About Bobby / 16m / 1975

  • All Things Animal (Julie Ellis, producer; Ron Casden) / 21m / 1985

  • All Things Plant (Julie Ellis, producer; Ron Casden) / 21m / 1985

  • Amira's Choice (Ami Aimtai) / 20m / 1982

  • Animal Families (Bideo Japonika [Japan]; editor: Fred Ladd) / series of 23 shorts (10-12m each) / 1986 Titles: Cattle / The Cat / The Chicken / The Cicada / The Crab / The Crayfish / The Dragonfly / The Duck / The Firefly / The Horse / The Frog / The Ladybird Beetle / The Monkey / The Octopus / The Praying Mantis / Singing Insects / The Spider / The Swallow / The Swallowtail Butterfly / The Swan / The Turtle / The Wasp

  • Another Africa: Wildlife And People In Conflict (Centre Productions- Ronald C. Meyer; camera: James H. Hoadland; narrator: Harry Elders) / 26m / 1983

  • The Antique Collector (Jerry Callner) / 29m / 1980

  • The Aphid Eaters: Eve's Research Project (Ami Amitai) / 15m / 1976

  • Astronomy, The Cosmic Quest (Jim Golway) / 26m / 1980

  • The Baltic States: Facing Independence (Per-Ove Lanero) / 20m / 1991

  • Behave, Bernard! (Tim Armstrong) / 22m / 1983

  • The Behavior Of Light (Ron Casden) / 21m / 1983

  • Bird Circus / 12m / 1956

  • Birds In Your Backyard / 11m / 1950

  • The Body Works (Ron Casden) / 16m / 1982

  • Bones And Muscles: A Team (Dan Bessie) / 18m / 1986

  • Bonnie Consolo: A Film (Mark Chodzko) / 24m / 1986 Follow-up on "Day In The Life Of Bonnie Consolo"

  • Bottomline Communicating: Get To The Point (Ron Underwood) / 19m / 1982

  • The Box (editor: Jim Bishop Jr.) / 10m / 1973 see here: https://archive.org/details/TheBox1973

  • Brush Dance (Centre Productions; Howard R. Blum, producer; cast: Xiao Kejia) / 28m / 1986

  • Bryce Canyon National Park / 5m / 1951

  • Business (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock) / 15m / 1977

  • Business Writing: Getting Started (Armstrong Moving Pictures; Timothy Armstrong) / 19m / 1990

  • Butterflies Are... (Ami Amitai) / 15m / 1977

  • By The Sea (Joern Gerdts) / 14m / 1971

  • Cabbages And Kings (University of Southern California; Tim Laundry) / 18m / 1980

  • Cactus Wren / 10m / 1952

  • California Gold: Stories Of Two Women / 20m / 1985

  • California Grapes / 10m / 1953

  • California's Geographical Regions / 11m / 1963

  • Californiana: Mission Life / 22m / 1946

  • Californiana: Rancho Life / 22m / 1948

  • Californiana: The Desert / 10m / 1947

  • Californiana: The Mountains / 10m / 1947

  • Californiana: The Seashore / 10m / 1947

  • Californiana: The Valley / 10m / 1948

  • Candle Making (2nd edition) / 12m / 1955

  • Candle Making / bw-10m / 1940

  • Celestial Earth (P. David Langley) / 10m / 1983

  • Cells And Life (Centre Communications) / 17m / 1990

  • Central America: Changing Social pattern (camera: Thayer Soule) / 15m / 1963

  • Chaparral: The Elfin Forest / 17m / 1954

  • Charles M. Russell, An American Artist (Jefferson National Expansion Historical Association) / 20m / 1984

  • Child Abuse, The People Next Door (Shire Films- Dan Bessie & Helen Garvy) / 20m / 1980

  • China: A History (Centre Productions) / 22m30s / 1988

  • China: A Human Geography (Centre Productions) / 21m30s / 1988

  • Chistmas Every Day (Dick Orkim & Thea Flaum; Loretta Petersohn) / 20m / 1986

  • Christmas In Denmark / 7m / 1959

  • Circus Day / 22m / 1949

  • Circus Day (revised) / 19m / 1966 see here: https://archive.org/details/CircusDay

  • The City I See / 14m / 1972

  • Climb To The Top (Pete White) / 15m / 1977

  • Common Nouns, Proper Nouns And Pronouns (Invar Grimsgaard) / 17m / 1979

  • Communities Of Living Things / 15m / 1974

  • Conflicts, Conflicts! (Jerry Callner; co-s: Steven Longstreth) / 19m / 1984

  • The Consumer And The Supermarket (William Crain) / 15m / 1976

  • Courtesy: A Good Eggsample (Philip Kassel & Ron Underwood) / 13m / 1976

  • Craftsmen / 12m / 1972

  • Cross Country High (Richard Gebhardt) / 14m / 1975

  • Cuba (Camera Q [Sweden]; Stephen Quinth) / 19m / 1990

  • The Curb Between Us (Joern Grdts; cast: Terry Kelly) / 16m / 1975

  • Customer Service: A Film (Ron Walsh & Mike Sedan) / 24m / 1987

  • Czechoslovakia: A New Freedom (Camera Q [Sweden]; Stephen Quinth) / 20m / 1991

  • Czechoslovakia - A Satellite State / 13m / 1960

  • The Day Boy And The Night Girl (Parasol Group- Thom Sisk) / 29m30s / 1988

  • A Day In The Life Of Bonnie Consolo (Barry Spinello) / 17m / Dec 1975 (Academy Award Nominee) Profiles an armless woman succeeding as a mother and housewife

  • Deaf Like Me (Jim Callner) / 24m / 1981

  • Decision Making: Alternatives And Information (Jerry Callner) / 17m / 1982

  • Decision Making: Values And Goals (Jerry Callner) / 17m / 1982

  • Deer In The Works (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock & Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; cast: Bob Basso, Dennis Dugan & Gordon Jump) / 25m / Jan 5, 1980 (F- '79)

  • Depression: The Dark Side Of The Blues (consultant: Michael J. Gitlin) / 25m / 1986

  • The Desert (Ron Casden) / 15m / 1979

  • Diesel Locomotive / bw-11m / 1956

  • Discovering Electronic Music (revised edition) (Bernard Wilets) / 22m / 1980

  • Divorce And Other Monsters (Ron Underwood; script: Nancy Bond & Phyllis Wapner) / 22m / 1981

  • A Drop Of Blood (Shire Films- Dan Bessie) / 16m / 1985

  • A Drop Of Water (Joern Gerdts) / 10m / 1970

  • Drugs And Driving: Double Trouble (Telford-Clark Productions- Barry Clark) / 20m / 1987

  • Drugs Are For Jellybeans! (Armstrong Moving Pictures; Timothy Armstrong; camera: Robert Torrance; m: Tim Torrance) / 12m / 1988

  • Drugs: A Primary Film (Hans Halberstadt) / 9m / 1972

  • Education: Why Language Arts? (Tom Carr; script: Naomi Finkel) / 11m / 1977

  • Education: Why Math? (Tom Carr; script: Naomi Finkel) / 11m / 1977

  • Education: Why Science? (Tom Carr; script: Naomi Finkel) / 11m / 1977

  • Education: Why Social Studies? (Tom Carr; script: Naomi Finkel) / 11m / 1977

  • Education: Why Tests? (Tom Carr; script: Naomi Finkel) / 10m / 1977

  • Egypt – The Nile Kingdom (Camera Q [Sweden]; Stephen Quinth) / 15m / 1988

  • El Jardin Zoologico (San Diego Zoo) / 11m / 1961

  • El Partido De Beisbol / 10m / 1965

  • Electricity: The Energy Of Electrons (Larry Darnell, producer; Hans Halberstadt & Jim Callner) / 14m30s / 1979

  • Electromagnetic Waves (Ron Casden) / 21m / 1983

  • Energy Does Work (Ingvar Grimsgaard) / 14m / 1981

  • The Evolution Of Cells (Centre Communications) / 16m30s / 1990

  • Falling Bodies And Projectile Motion (Ron Casden) / 19m / 1984

  • Farmboy Of Hungary (Gabor Kalman) / 19m / Oct 24, 1974

  • Farming In America: A History (Very Moving Pictures- Hans Halberstadt) / 20m / 1987

  • Finland: A Lesson In Freedom (camera: Hjordis Parker) / 13m / 1965

  • The First Thanksgiving (Video Dialog Inc.; Lue Simopoulos, producer; Warren Gentry; script: Peter Anlyan; narrator: Susan Burrell) / 20m / 1991

  • Fishermen (music: Greg Stanley) / 15m / 1973

  • Flight: A New Awareness (James Halpin; m: Dick McCurdy; narrator: John Ingle) / 14m / 1973

  • The Flying Machine (Bernard Sellings; writer: Ray Bradbury) / 16m-(SF)-1980

  • The Fontaine Family: A Film (Milan & Shanta Herzog) / 19m30s / 1988

  • Food Chains - A Bond Of Life (Ron Casden) / 16m / 1981

  • Food: From Farm To City (Very Moving Pictures- Hans Halberstadt & Vera Williams) / 12m30s / 1987

  • Force And Motion: Newton's Three Laws (P. David Langley) / 18m / 1981

  • Fossils! Fossils! (Centre Productions) / 18m / 1989

  • The Foundling (Grey Havens Films; Mark Chodzko; script: Carol Carrick) / 24m / 1986

  • France- History And Culture: A Film (Milan & Shanta Herzog) / 22m30 / 1988

  • France- Land And People: A Film (Milan & Shanta Herzog) / 24m30s / 1988

  • Freedoms (Mark Chodzko; editor: Jill Nemiro) / 23m / 1984

  • The French Way / 14m / 1962

  • Friends (Mark Chodzko; script: Lisa Rosenberg) / 20m / 1983

  • Froggie Went A-Courtin' (Wendy Hershey) / 9m / 1980

  • Geological History Of The Grand Canyon / 11m / 1961

  • Geothermal, The Energy Within (Filmline Production Associates; James Golway) / 17m / 1981

  • Geysers And Hot Springs / 11m / 1951

  • Ghost Story Classics (Asselin Productions; narrator: Vincent Price) / 21m / 1991

  • The Gift (William Crain; script: Hal Harrison) / 11m / 1976

  • Give Help, Give Aid (Paul Fillinger) / 14m / 1980

  • The Goodbye Book (Bernard Wilets; writer: Judith Viorst) / 12m / 1990

  • Grant And Lee On The Civil War (Bernard Wilets) / 33m / 1983

  • Greenhouse (William Crain; script: James Halpin; cast: Keith Barton & Edward Lewison) / 11m / 1973

  • Greenland's New Life / 10m / 1959

  • Guinea Pigs Is Pigs (writer: Ellis Parker Butler) / 16m / 1981

  • Gynastics: Cathy Rigby Teaches (Cathco Inc.-Image Factory; Stanford Blum; script: Webb Marris) / 33m / 1976

  • Hans Christian Anderson's The Fir Tree (Huttingwood Films; Kevin Sullivan, producer; Martin Hunter; m: John Welsman; cast: Juliana Saxton) / 28m / 1989

  • Harmonic Motion (Ron Casden) / 21m / 1984

  • Harry And The Lad Next Door (Pete Matulavich; script: Gene Zion) / 20m / 1988

  • Harry Comes Home (Pete Matulavich; script: Gene Zion) / 25m / 1990

  • Harry The Dirty Dog (Pete Matulavich; script: Gene Zion) / 18m / 1987

  • Health, The Inside Story (Ron Casden) / 19m / 1982

  • Home Alone: You're In Charge (William Cain; script: Don MacDonald) / 19m / 1985

  • The House With A Clock In Its Walls (writer: John Bellairs; narrator: Vincent Price) / 24m / 1991

  • How Strong Is The Wind (Film Creations Ltd.; James R. Greenwood, producer; Richard A, Rose; narrator: Harry Combs) / 40m / 1983

  • Hungary: Between East And West (Camera Q [Sweden]; Stephen Quinth) / 17m / 1989

  • Hupa Indian White Deerskin Dance / 11m / 1958

  • The Imagination Game (Mary Rogers, producer; James Callner) / 20m / 1991

  • The Immune System: Your Magic Doctor (Shire Films- Dan Bessie; narrator: Russ Holcomb) / 20m30s / 1989

  • An Incidental Kill (Centre Productions- David Weiss; script: Tex Fuller; camera: Howard Hall) / 28m / 1986 Covers the harm that California fishing nets cause on other wildlife.

  • Indians Of California Part 1: Village Life / 15m / 1955

  • Indians Of California Part 2: Food (cast: Josie Atwell) / 14m / 1955

  • Indians Of The Plains (Dimension Films; George Holland, producer; Gary Goldsmith) / 17m / 1991

  • Indians Of The Southeast (Video Dialog Inc.; Lue Simopoulos, producer; script: Walter Campbell) / 20m / 1991

  • Inland Waterways, Inland Ports (music: Riley McLaughlin) / 15m / 1973

  • Ira Says Goodbye (Milestone Productions- Diane Haak Edson; writer: Bernard Waber) / 26m / 1990

  • Islands Of The South Pacific / 15m / 1959

  • It's Me, Claudia! (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock & Alyse Newman) / 20m / 1982

  • It's The Law (Ron Underwood; script: Donald R. Ham) / 17m / 1978

  • Italy(Camera Q [Sweden]; Stephen Quinth) / 15m / 1988

  • Japan: The Super Achievers / 45m / 1987

  • Japanese Women / 30m / 1987

  • José And His Family: A Film (Milan & Shanta Herzog) / 16m30s / 1988

  • Journey For Survival (United Nations) / 15m / 1981

  • Joy Ride: An Auto Theft (William Crain; cast: Kari Michaelsen, Victoria Paige Meyerink & Tim Pallado) / 13m / 1976

  • Juvenile Deliquency: It's Up to You (Ron Underwood) / 19m / 1978

  • King Of The Hill (Rolf Forsberg) / 13m / 1971

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park / 5m / 1951

  • The Legend Of Bluebonnet (Gary Goldsmith; camera: Michael D. Murphy) / 20m / 1990

  • Lenses And Magnification (Peter Matulavich) / 20m / 1989

  • Let's Have A Parade / 10m / 1962

  • Letter From An Apache (Barbara Wilk) / 12m / 1988

  • Library Report (Mark Chodzko, producer; Ron Underwood; script: Steve Wilson) / 25m / 1983

  • Library World (Ron Underwood) / 16m / 1977

  • Library World (Ron Becker) / 20m / 1989

  • License: A Film (John Murlowski; writer: Theodore L. Thomas) / 11m / 1986

  • Light (Eric R. Russell & Sabrina Plisco-Morris) / 11m20s / 1986

  • Listening: The Problem Solver (Jerry Callner) / 20m / 1981

  • Lost Pigeon (William Crain; m: Kirby Timmons) / 15m / 1974

  • Loving Krishna (Harvard University Film Study Center; Robert Gardner, producer; Allen Moore & Alkos Olstolr) / 40m / 1985

  • Madi (Jekino Films- Paul Pourveur & Jan Keymeulen) / 26m / 1987

  • Magnetism And Fields Of Force (Ingvar Grimsgaard) / 14m / 1981

  • Magnets! Magnets! (Fred Ladd) / 12m30s / 1986

  • Making It On Your Own: Managing Your Money (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock) / 22m / 1979

  • Making It On Your Own: On Your Own (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock) / 21m / 1979

  • Making It On Your Own: Your Own Place (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock) / 21m / 1979

  • Man's Work: Freight Train / 11m / 1942

  • Man's Work: Steam Locomotive / 10m / 1942

  • Man's Work: The Cowboy (Montie Montana) / 11m / 1948

  • Man's Work: Trucking / 10m / 1945

  • Managing People Through Change (Dan Jackson) / 19m / 1989

  • Managing Performance Problems (Sahasrabudhe Orr Millar Associats Ltd [Deepak Sahasrabudhe, producer; Mike Douglas; Susan Miller) / 26m / 1988

  • Manners: The Magic Words (Sanwood Cinema; Mark Chodzko, producer; Ron Underwood; script: Steve Bussard) / 16m / 1986

  • The Marvelous Math Caper (Hans Halberstadt; script: Larry Darnell) / 11m / 1977

  • Master Kiteman (Dinesh Bahadur & Murray Mintz) / 12m / 1975

  • The Math-Science Encounter (Mark Chodzko; script: Don MacDonald) / 25m / 1984

  • Matter Changes (Ingvar Grimsgaard) / 14m / 1981

  • Matter Is Everything (Ingvar Grimsgaard) / 12m / 1981

  • The Meadow - An Ecosystem (Hans Halberstadt; m: Larry Darnell) / 13mm / 1976

  • Measure Length: Think Metric (Hans Halberstadt; m: Riley McLaughlin) / 9m / 1974

  • Measure Volume: Think Metric (Hans Halberstadt; m: Riley McLaughlin) / 9m / 1974

  • Measure Weight: Think Metric (Hans Halberstadt; m: Riley McLaughlin) / 9m / 1974

  • Mechanical Waves (Ron Casden) / 20m / 1983

  • The Microscope And Its Incredible World (Pete Matulavich; camera: Jim Solliday) / 21m / 1987

  • Middle East: Journey Into The Future (Vladimir Bibic) / 15m / 1978

  • Mission To Earth: Life Forms And Resources (Hans Halberstadt; script: Larry Darnell; co-camera: Phil Greene) / 17m / 1977

  • Mission To Earth: Life Forms And Resources (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock) / 16m / 1977

  • Mission To Earth: Physical Geography (Hans Halberstadt; script: Larry Darnell; co-camera: Phil Greene) / 15m / 1977

  • Mission To Earth: Urban Geography (Hans Halberstadt; script: Larry Darnell; co-camera: Phil Greene) / 16m / 1977

  • Missions Of The Southwest (Mission Life) / 17m / 1967

  • Mitosis And Genetics (Centre Communications) / 16m30s / 1990

  • Money Business (Sanwood Cinema; Ron Underwood & Tim Armsrong) / 22m / 1984

  • Moose Baby / 14m / 1966

  • Moscow (Camera Q [Sweden]; Stephen Quinth) / 15m / 1988

  • Mount Rainer National Park / 10m / 1952

  • A Mountain Day (Joern Gerdts & Robert G Hadden) / 9m / 1971

  • Mountain Men / 10m / 1964

  • My Grandson Lew (Donald MacDonald; script: Charlotte Zolotow; cast: Ellen Geer & Reed Diamond) / 13m / 1976

  • The Name Principle (Ron Walsh & Mike Sedan) / 24m / 1988

  • Nature's Camouflage (ACI) / 13m / 1970

  • Negotiating - Strategies And Tactics (Sanwood Cinema; Ron Underwood) / 24m / 1985

  • Negotiating: The Win-Win Process (Sanwood Cinema; Ron Underwood) / 24m / 1984

  • The New Supervisor: Making The Transition / 24m / 1980 Available in 35mm

  • Not My Problem (Dan Bessie & Ann Vracin) / 18m / 1979

  • Notorious Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County (The Learning Garden) / 25m / 1980

  • Now I Am Bigger (music: Larry Darnell) / 10m / 1975

  • Nutition: The All-American Meal (William Crain) / 11m / 1976 see here: https://archive.org/...AllAmericanMeal

  • Office Safety: A Film (Peter Matulavich) / 19m / 1990

  • Ole Eyemo Sees The Truth (Jerry Callner; cast: Jon Spearman & Ella Land) / 13m / 1976

  • Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great (Judy Bloom, producer; Lawrence Blume) / 24m / 1988

  • Our Water, Our Lives (United Nations) / 30m / 1987

  • Outcomes And Actions (Jerry Callner; cast: Tom Ramirez, Rick Frank, Virginia Drake, Ronald Tyler & others) / 18m / 1982

  • Over The Counter Drugs (Vision Films; Larry Stein) / 22m / 1980

  • Oxygen: An Introduction To Chemistry (Hans Halberstadt & Larry Darnell) / 15m / 1979



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Arthur Barr & Barr Films, Part 2: An Alphabetic List

 

Unicycle - Looking At My World was produced during the bicentennial year and is a charming relic of teen life at the time.

 

 

  • Paragraph Park (Invar Grimsgaard) / 14m / 1977

  • A Park Community / 10m / 1974

  • People Who Work With People (Hans Halberstadt) / 14m / 1976

  • Pepper And All The Legs (Centre Communications- writer: Dick Gackenbach) / 23m / 1993

  • Perception: The Eye Within (Murray Mintz; cast: Ben Mello) / 12m / 1975

  • The Perfect Sale (Hans Halberstadt) / 17m / 1983

  • Performance Appraisal (Grey Havens Films- Mark Chodzko; script: Robert Elliott Fern) / 20m / 1985

  • Performance Standards And Objectives (Grey Haven Films- Mark Chodzko; script: Robert Elliot Fern) / 22m / 1987

  • The Pilgrims Of Plymouth (Video Dialog Inc.; Lue Simopoulos, producer; Warren Gentry; script: Peter Anlyan; cast: Fred Nash) / 23m / 1991

  • The Pinata Makers (Judith & Severo Perez; camera: Carlos Rene Perez; m: Marcos Loyd) / 15m(DC)-1988

  • Pioneer Life: Kentucky Rifle / 10m / 1946 (revised with new music '70)

  • Pioneer Life: Pony Express / 11m / 1942

  • Pioneer Life: Spinning Wheel / 11m / 1943 (filmed '40)

  • Pioneer Life: The Loom / 11m / 1943

  • Placer Gold / bw-10m / 1941

  • Plan For Tomorrow - Our Salmon And Steelhead Resources (California State Dept. of Fish & Game/) / 11m / 1959

  • Plate Techtonics (Eric R. Russell & Sabrina Plisco-Morris) / 10m / 1986

  • Polynesian Culture / 21m / 1958

  • Portrait Of A Teenage Drug Abuser (Essanee Productions- Sharon Rubin) / 23m / 1987

  • Portugal (Camera Q [Sweden]; Stephen Quinth) / 15m / 1988

  • Powerline: Transportation Of Energy / 11m / 1971

  • The Prairie / 11m / 1952 (revised '64)

  • The Prairie (Ron Casden) / 15m / 1979

  • The Price Of Hunger (Kent Smith) / 20m / 1982

  • Primary Science (Fred Ladd) / 12 shorts (10-11m each) / 1990 Titles: Air / Clouds / Earth / Electricity / Fire / Light / Magnets! Magnets! / Magnifying Glass / Rain / Snow / Sun / Water

  • The Promise (Ron Underwood & Tim Armstrong) / 17m / 1982

  • The Punctuation Wizard (Mark Chodzko; script: Brent Maddock) / 24m / 1984

  • The Rabbit (Fred Ladd) / 11m / 1989

  • Reading Is... / 25m / 1982

  • Red Hen / 11m / 1949

  • The Redwood Trees / 15m / 1960

  • The Reference Section (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson; cast: Marcus Chong & Bill Aylesworth) / 23m / 1980

  • Remember Eden (Rolf Forsberg) / 10m / 1971

  • Right To Know (Iowa Environmental Services) / 37m / 1987

  • Rocks, Minerals And Fossils: A Film (Douglas Bixby) / 17m / 1985

  • The Rocky Mountains (Ron Casden) / 17m / 1979

  • The Rocky Mountains - Continental Divide / 21m / 1949

  • Rodeo Cowboy / 22m / 1975

  • Safety: Harm Hides At Home (Karl H. Dempwolf & S. Marc Tapper; script: Roger Lanoue; cast: Canard Emile Barnes, Tony Barr, Pamela Jane Cruikshank & others) / 16m-(SF)-1974

  • Safety: In Danger Out Of Doors (Karl H. Dempwolf & S. Marc Tapper; script: Roger Lanoue; cast: Susan Valdes; narrator: Tony Barr) / 15m / 1978 see here: https://archive.org/...ors_09_41_42_00

  • Sam (Daniel Hoffman; writer: Arthur Honeyman) / 25m / 1981

  • Sandsong (Wombat Productions; Stuart A. Goldman; camera: Robert M. Cohen; m: James Edward Barr) / 20m / 1980

  • Scandanavian Arts And Crafts (Hjordis Kittel Parker) / 11m / 1961

  • Scientific Measurement: A Film (Ron Casden) / 18m28s / 1987

  • The Scientific Method: A Film (Pete Matulavich) / 23m / 1988

  • Sculpture - Process Of Discovery (Norm Hines & Bob Bassett) / 11m / 1975

  • Sea Otter / 11m / 1958

  • Seashore: The Atlantic Coast (William Crain) / 15m / 1973

  • Seashore: The Pacific Coast / 11m / 1968

  • Seeing Through Commercials: A Child's Guide To TV Advertising (Hans Halberstadt, Larry Stein & Ruth Arens) / 15m / 1976

  • Senses And The World Around You (Dan Bessie) / 21m / 1987

  • Sentence City (Invar Grimsgaard) / 16m / 1977

  • Serpent Mother (Harvard University Film Study Center; Robert Gardner, producer; Allen Moore & Alkos Olstolr) / 27m / 1985

  • Services (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock) / 16m / 1977

  • Show Biz - A Job Well Done (Jerry Callner) / 12m / 1975

  • The Sid Story (Dan Jackson; cast: Dennis Franz) / 20m / 1988

  • Silent Forest (Lew Trusty) / 23m / 1973

  • Silver Into Gold (Lynn Mueller; narrator: Melissa Martin) / 24m / 1987

  • Simple Machines: Using Mechanical Advantage (Hans Halberstadt & Larry Darnell) / 18m / 1979

  • Ski Sense And Safety (Sierra Productions- Christin Cooper) / 17m-(DC/PART AN)-1984

  • Skiing - Control Is The Goal (Sierra Productions South) / 25m / 1987

  • Softfire (Centre Productions) / 17m / 1984

  • Sometimes We Feel (Brad Stanley & William Maheras) / 10m / 1974

  • Sons Of Shiva (Harvard University Film Study Center; Robert Gardner, producer; Allen Moore & Alkos Olstolr) / 27m / 1985

  • Sound (Eric R. Russell & Sabrina Plisco-Morris) / 12m / 1986

  • The Soviet Union: Nina's World / 19m / 1991

  • Spain- History And Culture: A Film (Milan & Shanta Herzog) / 21m / 1988

  • Spain- Land And People: A Film (Milan & Shanta Herzog) / 24m / 1988

  • Speak Out, Kids! (Armstrong Moving Pictures) / 23m / 1987

  • A Special Trade (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock & Sally Wittman) / 17m / 1979

  • Sports For Life (Hans Halberstadt) / 22m / 1976

  • Spring - Six Interpretations / 14m / 1975

  • The Stagecoach / 16m / 1956

  • Stagecoach Westward / 15m / 1960

  • Stained Glass: Painting With Light (music: Larry Darnell) / 20m / 1974

  • Steroid Alert (Peter Matulavich) / 20m / 1989

  • Stop Procrastinating, Act Now! (Veriation Films- Jerry Callner; camera: David Espar; narrator: Charles Martinet) / 23m / 1984

  • A Stream Environment / 9m / 1972

  • The Stress Mess (Ron Underwood; script: Brent Maddock; cast: Carl Ballantine, Art Metrano & Carol Arthur) / 25m / 1982

  • Stress, It's Just What You Think (Ron Casden) / 19m / 1982

  • The Strongest Man (Ross Johnson Productios) / 20m / 1982

  • Subject And Predicate (Invar Grimsgaard) / 18m / 1979

  • Tabby's Kittens / 10m / 1952

  • Take Time To See (music: Clarence & Virginia Teat) / 11m / 1972

  • Taleb And His Lamb (Admiram Amitai) / 16mm / 1975

  • Tapa Making / 15m / 1958

  • Tasha And The Magic Bubble (Centre Productions; Allen Schloss; m: Ren Klyce; narrator: Kate Rittman; cast: Natasha & Amanda Leggett, Neil Whiteman & Charles Pritz) / 20m / 1987

  • Teamwork With Par Riley (Grey Haven Films; Mark Chodzko) / 24m30s / 1988

  • Teenage Pregnancy, No Easy Answers (Shire Films; Dan Bessie & Helen Garvy) / 22m / 1980

  • Teenage Suicide: Is Anybody Listening? (Christina Crowley) / 22m / 1980

  • Tembo, The Baby Elephant (camera: Joe Burnham) / 10m / 1957

  • The Termination Interview / 20m / 1986

  • Through Grandpa's Eyes (Grey Havens Film- Mark Chodzko; writer: Patricia MacLachlan) / 20m / 1987

  • Time After Time (Shire Films; Dan Bessie, producer; Melvin Berger; editor: Helen Garvy; narrator: Susan Clow) / 15m / 1983

  • A Time And Place (Dick McKenzie & Gay W. Mobley) / 9m / 1978

  • Time To Tell Time (Sanwood Cinema- Tim Armstrong & Ron Underwood; animation: Robert Sheehy) / 16m / 1984

  • Toads... Some Are And Some Aren't (Jerry Callner) / 8m / 1976

  • The Tooth And Gum Revue (Cornerstones; Ron Underwood, producer; Debra T. Smith) / 18m / 1986

  • Trading Places With The Difficult Customer (Ron Walsh) / 22m30s / 1988

  • Trailside Adventures: Biography Of A Horned Owl / bw-10m / 1939

  • Trailside Adventures: The Cony / bw-10m / 1939

  • Trailside Adventures: The Cooper Hawk / bw-10m / 1939

  • Trailside Adventures: The Kangaroo Rat / bw-10m / 1939

  • Trailside Adventures: The Roadrunner / bw-10m / 1939

  • Trailside Adventures: Wild Animals - Their Homes And Habitats / bw-10m / 1939

  • The Treasure Of Alpheus T. Winterborn (Murray Golden; script: Kimmer Ringwald; cast: Keith McConnell, Laurie Main, Louis Guss, Dody Goodman, Keith Coogan, Stanley Grover, Clare Malis & others) / 35m / Dec 26, 1980 (TV premiere)

  • Trifles (Centre Productions- Martha Moran & Susan Glaspell; camera: John Sharaf; art dir: Nelson Willis; m: Gerry Helbling) / 11m / 1976

  • Turkey, Between Europe And Asia (Camera Q [Sweden]; Stephen Quinth) / 19m / 1990

  • Unicycle - Looking At My World (Dan Bessie) / 15m / 1976

  • Up Is Not The Only Way (Sanwood Cinema; Ron Underwood; script: Beverly L. Kaye) / 24m10s / 1988

  • Urban Alternatives / 19m / 1973

  • Urban Sprawl / 11m / 1960

  • Use Your Ears (Brad Stanley & William Maheras) / 9m / 1974

  • Use Your Eyes (music: Riley McLaughlin) / 10m / 1973

  • Vegetables For All Seasons (James Halpin; camera: William Crain) / 10m / 1972

  • Verbstar (Invar Grimsgaard) / 18m / 1979 see here: https://archive.org/details/Verbstar

  • Victim To Victimizer: Breaking The Cycle Of Male Sexual Abuse (Hollywood & Vine; Herman S. Saunders; narrator: William Conrad) / 24m / 1986

  • Victor (Dianne Haak Edson; writer: Clare Galbraith) / 27m / 1989

  • Voice In Exile (American Film Institute; Gregg Feinberg, producer; Mark Allan Kaplan) / 30m / 1986 Covers a stuttering handicap

  • Watch Out For My Plant (Amitai Films; m Peter Robinson; cast: James Collier & Ivan Metev) / 13m / 1972

  • Water Birds Of The Western Flyways / 15m / 1965

  • We Are All One People (Gabor Kalman) / 45m / Dec 1980

  • Westside Store (Ami Aimtai) / 23m / 1982

  • What Can I Do? (Jerry Callner) / 22m / 1975

  • What Is Nothing? (William Crain; script: Stephen Kelso; m: Gregory Kramer) / 9m / 1973

  • What Mary Jo Wanted (Bernard Wilets & Diane Haak; writer: Janice May Udry) / 15m / 1982

  • Why Is The Weather / 11m / 1962

  • Wildflowers Of The West / 12m / 1967

  • The Wonderful Weather Machine (The Learning Garden; Sever Perez) / 13m / 1983

  • Word World (Invar Grimsgaard) / 16m / 1977

  • Working Late (Woody Clark Productions; cast: Elliott Gould) / 19m / 1986

  • Write A Letter (Timothy Armstrong; camera: Robert Torrance) / 21m / 1986

  • Write A Story (Armstrong Moving Pictures; Timothy Armstrong) / 22m30s / 1988

  • Write An Essay (Armstrong Moving Pictures; Timothy Armstrong) / 22m / 1989

  • Writing Says It All (Don MacDonald) / 24m / 1982

  • Yanis And His Dream (Amital Film Production) / 19m / 1979

  • You're Not Communicating (Jerry Callner) / 20m / 1979

  • You're Not Communicating! (Mark Chodzko) / 23m / 1989

  • You're Not Listening! (Jerry Callner) / 21m / 1978

  • You've Come a Long Way, Renee (Lynn Hamrick) / 22m / 1983

  • Your Image At Work (Armstrong Moving Pictures; Timothy Armstrong) / 23m / 1990

  • Your Image: Making It Work For You (Make It Work For You) (Hans Halberstadt) / 17m / 1983

  • Your New Job (narrator: Rod Serling) / 10m / 1973 see here: https://archive.org/...urnewjob_201703

  • Zhao Xuan At School (Centre Productions) / 14m30s / 1988

  • Zion National Park / 5m / 1951

 

 

Sandler Institutional Films distributed much of their product through Barr Films from the mid 1970s through the mid 1980s, with AIMS Media handling other releases. Here is a “rough” (not complete, but close) alphabetical list of their titles to add to our TCM Messageboard collection here. All in color.

 

The Self Image Film: If Mirrors Could Speak

 

 

  • Alcohol And Drugs: How They Affect Your Body (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 20m / 1981

  • Alcohol And Drugs: Know What You're Doing (Alcohol Abuse) (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler, Howard Schreiber & Laurie Harrison, producer; Don Sandler; script: David Bransby) / 17m / 1983

  • Alcohol And Drugs... Making A Decision (Allan Sandler, Bob Emenegger, Nancy Evelyn & Carly Wickman; cast: Meredith Baxter Birney & Paul Williams) / 26m / 1978

  • Alcohol, Drugs And Kids (AIMS Media) / 18m / 1988

  • Alcohol, Drugs And You - A Losing Combination (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 25m / 1982

  • Alcohol, Drugs, A Way Out: The First Step (Allan Sandler, producer; Bob Emenegger, Jim Swift, Nancy Evelyn & Marshall Ragir; narrator: Cameron Mitchell) / 20m / 1974

  • The Alcoholism Film (Charles F. Casey; script: Bob Emenegger; editor: Caryl Wickman & Steve Bushelman; narrator: Rod Serling) / 23m / 1974

  • Anger: Handle With Care (Allan Sandler & Laurie Harrison, producer; Renne Ross) / 12m / 1983

  • Armed Robbery: Prepare To Survive (AIMS Media; Kelly Hart & Mike Harmon, producer; Dan Sandler) / 20m / 1985

  • Bicycle Rules Of The Road (AIMS Media) / 16m / 1986

  • A Birthday In The U.S.A., Japan And The U.S.S.R.: We're Not So Different (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, Bob Emenegger & Julie Sandler) / 12m / 1976

  • Caring And Helping - What Can You Do? (Allan Sandler) / 12m / 1983

  • Change: Coping With Your Changing World (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 21m / 1985

  • The Chinese Way Of Life (AIMS Media; Zhang Shaojie, producer; Dan Sandler; script: Shi Meiyang & Renne Leatto) / 24m / 1986

  • Choices (Allan Sandler) / 25m / 1983

  • City Utilities: Our Basic Services (Value Enterprises Ltd/AIMS Media) / 16m / 1985

  • The Cleanliness Film (Bruce Bryant & Jim Castle) / 16m / 1976

  • Clock Talk / 11m / 1975

  • Cocaine To Crack: Gina's Story (Allan Sandler, Linda Katzen & Howard Schreiber, producer; cast: Jeff Wooliver & Dana Ing) / 23m / 1986

  • Color Of Safety (narrator: William Shatner) / 16m30s / 1987

  • Commitment To Robotics (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler & Howard Schreiber, producer; David Bransby; narrator: William Shatner) / 15m / 1986

  • Communicating Effectively: An Essential Skill For Job Success (Barr Films; Nancy Evelyn, producer; Caryl Wickman; script: Tom Fuchs) / 21m / 1977

  • Communication Is Listening (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 10m / 1982

  • Communication Is More Than Just Words (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 11m / 1982

  • Communication Is Talking (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 15m / 1982

  • Communications Or Confrontations (Lynne Pennington, producer; Buck Pennington; script: Dave Russell & Tom Fuchs) / 18m / 1975

  • Customer Service: It Pays To Please (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 22m / 1985

  • Decisions! Decisions! (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 18m / 1983

  • Dolphins, Our Friends From The Sea (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler & Howard Schreiber, producer; script: Hillary Varaday; animated segment: Kelly Hart; editor: Brian Varaday; narrator: Tony Pope) / 15m / 1985

  • Driving Under The Influence, It Could Never Happen To Me (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 25m / 1984

  • Drop Out Protection: Being Your Personal Best (AIMS Media; Howard Schrieber, producer; Allan Sandler; script: Bob Emenegger, Julie Evans & Laure Dillon) / 20m / 1990

  • Dropping Out: Broken Dreams (AIMS Media) / 20m / 1986

  • DUI: The Price Is Too High (AIMS Media; Brad Tetheaux, producer; Dan Sandler; script: Renne Leatto; camera: Mike Harmon) / 23m / 1986

  • Emergency Services, Hotline To Help (AIMS Media; Jody Woodruff-Glidden & Marcia Rosenburg, producer; Bob Clouse) / 19m / 1986

  • Exercise And Rest Film (Rhythm And Growth) (Jody Wimberg & Linda Katzen, producer; Greg Johnson) / 12m / 1976

  • Fire: Why Does It Burn? (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler, Howard Scheiber & Laurie Harrison, producer; Gregory C. Johnson) / 12m / 1983

  • Frogs... And How They Live (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler & Howard Schreiber) / 15m / 1988

  • Getting Sick And Getting Well / 10m / 1977

  • Heat: Molecules In Motion (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 16m30s / 1986

  • Herpes: It's No Laughing Matter (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 20m / 1983

  • Hospitals Today (California Hospital Association- Byron Meyers; script: Thomas Fuchs) / 11m / 1970

  • How To Conduct Yourself At School (AIMS Media) / 14m / 1986 see here: https://archive.org/...ourselfAtSchool

  • I Am Me... And I Want To Be (Lynne Pennington, producer; Buck Pennington) / 12m / 1975

  • I Want To Work For Your Company (David Russell) c (16m)-10m / 1977

  • The Imagination Film / 9m / 1977

  • The Interview Film: What To Know And What To Do (Jay Grandy, producer; Caryl Wickman; script: Tom Fuchs & Jonnie Johns) / 21m / 1977 see here: https://archive.org/...knowandwhattodo

  • The Interview: The Right Person For The Job (Dan & Allan Sandler; script: Jody Wimberg & Laurie Harrison) / 26m / 1984 See here: https://archive.org/...personforthejob

  • Is Everybody Happy But Me? (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler, producer; cast: Roscoe Lee Brown) / 23m / 1983

  • Learning About Electricity (AIMS Media; Willow Denon & Girard Gibson, producer; Dan Sandler; script: Rex Malcolm & Sue Beauregard) / 16m / 1986

  • Lifestyles For Wellness (AIMS Media; Howard Schrieber, producer; Alan Sandler; narrator: William Shatner) / 5 shorts (10m each) / 1987 Titles: An Introduction / Fitness For Wllness / Health And Stress / Moderation In Eating / Nutrition For Wellness

  • Look, Listen And Learn (Xerox Films; Allan Sandler) / 9m / 1969

  • Lunchroom Etiquette / 9m / 1970

  • Management / 2 shorts (22m/18m) / 1985

  • Maps: Know Where You're Going (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 16m / 1984

  • Mass And Density: Investigating Matter (AIMS Media; Robin Hulton, producer; J. David Siddon) / 20m / 1986

  • Measuring Is Important (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 17m / 1985

  • The Mexican Way Of Life (AIMS Media; Dan Sandler; script: Julie Koerner) / 23m / 1986

  • Microbes, Bacteria And Fungi (AIMS Media; Greg Logan, producer; Dan Sandler) / 17m / 1984

  • New Supervisor, Making The Transition / 24m / 1985

  • Newton's Laws Of Motion: Demonstrations Of Mass, Force And Momentum (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 17m / 1984

  • Peer Pressure: Learning To Be Yourself (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 21m / 1983

  • Peer Pressure: Nobody Tells Me What To Do (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 24m / 1983

  • Pets And Their Care (AIMS Media) / 28m / 1985

  • Reading From Now On (Henk Newenhouse Inc.; Allan Sandler) / 9m / 1969

  • Recreational Safety (AIMS Media) / 20m / 1988

  • Robotics: The Future Is Now (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler & Howard Schreiber, producer; David Bransby; narrator: William Shatner) / 20m / 1984 see here: https://archive.org/...sthefutureisnow

  • Rules Are Good Directions... And Necessary (Allan Sandler, Robert Emenegger, Marshall Ragir & Nancy Evelyn) / 13m / 1976

  • Safety At Home: Electricity (AIMS Media) / 20m / 1986

  • Safety Gear (AIMS Media- narrator: Martin Kove) / 5 shorts (10m each) / 1989 Titles: Eye And Face Protection / Foot Protection / Hand And Arm Safety / Head Protection / Hearing Protection

  • Safety On The Job: Slips, Trips And Falls (AIMS Media; Kelly Hart, producer; Dan Sandler; script: Nick Nichols; editor: Brian Varaday) / 16m / 1985

  • Seat Belt Safety: Buckle Up & Live (Lucerne Media; Kelly Hart, producer; Dan & Allan Sandler) / 22m / 1987

  • Self Esteem: Feeling Good About Yourself (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 22m / 1984

  • The Self Image Film: If Mirrors Could Speak (Allan Sandler; script: Ted Zarpos) / 12m / 1976

  • Simple And Compound Machines: How They Work (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 22m / 1984

  • Smoking And Kids (Byron Meyers) / 10m / 1970

  • Soil And Water: A Living World (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 16m / 1983

  • Stress: Learning To Handle It (AIMS Media; Greg Logan, producer; Dan Sandler) / 23m / 1984

  • Studying: A Way To Learn (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 14m / 1985

  • Suicide: Call For Help (AIMS Media) / 21m / 1986

  • Think Before You Act (AIMS Media; Harvey Davis, Bob Emenegger, Henry Freund, Howard Schrieber & Allan Sandler, producer; Renni Leatto; narrator: Martin Kove) / 16m / 1990

  • To Have A Friend, Be A Friend / 9m / 1977

  • Tobacco And Human Physiology (AIMS Media) / 21m / 1986

  • The Vandalism Film: Only You Can Stop It (Barr Films; Allan Sandler, producer) / 14m / 1976

  • Very Basic Economics (Value Enterprises Ltd./AIMS Media) / 18m / 1986

  • The Water Film / 9m / 1977

  • A Week In The Life Of A Chinese Student (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler, producer; Hubert Smith) / 20m / 1986

  • A Week In The Life Of A Mexican Student (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler, producer; Hubert Smith; camera: Donald Cirilio) / 24m / 1986

  • The Women's Prejudice Film (Allan Sandler, producer; Ray Rivas; script: Bob Emenegger; editor: Caryl Wickman; host: Susan Oliver) / 19m / 1974

  • Work And You: Do You Know What You Want? (Nancy Evelyn, producer; Carly Wickman; script: Tom Fuchs; Sam Melville) / 18m / 1976

  • The Work Prejudice Film (Allan Sandler, producer; Ray Rivas; script: Bob Emenegger; editor: Caryl Wickman; host: Robert Vaughn) / 13m / 1974

  • World Of Insects - Cycle Of Life (Allan Sandler) / 19m30s / 1987

  • World Of Insects: Body, Structure And Function (Allan Sandler) / 15m30s / 1987

  • World Of Insects: Defense Against Enemies (Allan Sandler) / 16m / 1987

  • You And Your School (Quentin Masters) / 9m / 1969

  • Your New Job (AIMS Media; Allan Sandler) / 17m / 1985



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Hodkinson & Goldwyn Companies

 

Two of the companies that John R. Bray (I covered him on two posts below) produced his shorts for were Hodkinson and a pre-MGM Goldwyn company. Both companies focused more on features than shorts. Sadly not much survives today, but I always hope the mere mention of such obscure titles on a messageboard will encourage some eager movie archaeologists to dig away for potential treasure here.

 

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William Wadsworth Hodkinson was the key founder of the Paramount distribution company, handling Adolph Zukor's Famous Players and Jesse Lasky's companies, starting in 1914. I have covered Paramount shorties on another thread, with Hodkinson first adding travelogues like Burton Holmes to the Paramount program. After leaving in 1916, he started Superpictures with Raymond Pawley and made a couple interesting feature films such as a pioneering color production, Leon F. Douglass' Cupid Angling (1918). After serving for the Triangle Pictures company for a brief period, he then applied his name to his new own distributing company. Again, the focus was on features running over an hour, but there were some short films of interest...

 

All Star Comedy starring Charlie Murray (produced by C.C. Burr) were reasonally popular 2-reelers directing by ex-animator and future '30s screwball professional Gregory La Cava. Murray frequently appeared with Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle in their early Mack Sennett comedies.

 

  • Faint Hearts / December 3, 1922 With Raymond McKee & Mary Anderson

  • A Social Error / December 31, 1922 With Raymond McKee & Mary Anderson

  • The Four Orphans / January 28, 1923 With Raymond McKee & Mary Anderson

  • The Fatal Photo / February 25, 1923 With Raymond McKee & Mary Anderson

  • The Busybody / March 25, 1923 With Raymond McKee & Mary Anderson

  • The Pill Pounder / April 22, 1923

  • So This Is Hamlet / May 20, 1923

  • Helpful Hogan / June 17, 1923

  • Wild And Wicked July 15, 1923 With Raymond McKee & Kathryn McGuire

  • The Fiddling Fool / August 12, 1923

  • The Life Of Reilly / October 1923

  • Pat's Patents / 1923

Charles Urban's “Movie Chats” were initially distributed by National Exchanges starting in December 1919, but Hodkinson took over from November 28, 1921 through September 2, 1923. These were released weekly and made great use of his extensive documentary and travel footage. Some time I will have investigate all of the subjects covered and make a special post dedicated to him.

 

Fun From The Press: George A. Dame is credited on these one-reelers for Literary Digest that have sadly been forgotten with time. The first title was copyrighted July 28, 1922. 53 shorts were made before September 2, 1923

 

Great American Authors: Charles Urban produced for Kineto Company. James FitzPatrick of Traveltalks fame is credited with these. All one-reel.

 

  • John Greenleaf Whitter / October 23, 1921

  • Washington Irving / February 12, 1922

  • Edgar Allan Poe / February 19, 1922

  • William Cullen Bryant / February 19, 1922

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes / April 2, 1922

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / April 14, 1922

  • Nathanel Hawthorne / April 23, 1922

  • Mark Twain / April 30, 1922

  • James Fenimore Cooper / May 7, 1922

  • James Russell Lowell / May 15, 1922

  • Walt Whitman / May 28, 1922

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson / May 31, 1922

Made In America: Produced by Ashley Miller, these were one-reel documentaries covering the recent Great War.

  • No. 1 / February 16, 1919

  • No. 2: Nine Million Answer / February 24, 1919

  • No. 3: The Rookie / March 3, 1919

  • No. 4: Victory Army In The Making / March 16, 1919

  • No. 5: Building The Soldier / March 17, 1919

  • No. 6: The Hated K.P. / March 24, 1919

  • No. 7: Overseas To Victory / March 31, 1919

  • No. 8: Forward, Always Forward / April 7, 1919

Rod & Gun: Produced by popular magazine Field & Stream. The last two were co-produced by Eiti.

  • The Goose / December 24, 1922

  • The Quail / January 21, 1923

  • Salmon Fishing / February 18, 1923

  • The Duck / March 18, 1923

  • The Turkey / April 15, 1923

Specials” from Hodkinson...

  • The Young Painter (Triart; Herbert Blache) / 2-reel / January 22, 1922 Stars Mary Astor

  • Hope (Triart; Herbert Blache) / 2-reel / February 12, 1922 Stars Mary Astor

  • The Ex-Kaiser In Exile (Fred E. Hamilton) / 2-reel / February 28, 1923 News short

 

 

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Goldwyn Company

 

Goldwyn was started by another Paramount veteran, Szmuel Gelbfisz a.k.a. Samwel Goldfish... ooof! You know who!! Although his adopted name is attached to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he left the company he created in 1917 before its merge with Metro and Mayer in 1923-24 and, thus, had no real ties with major adversary Louis B. Mayer. Instead, he set up a lucrative deal with United Artists.

 

The initial Goldwyn Company was co-founded by Broadway veterans Edgar and Archibald Selwyn and instantly became famous for establishing the all-familiar lion logo that later became MGM's Leo. Goldwyn focused on features more than short subjects, but a certain quota of the little extras were still needed to fill the bill. John Randolph Bray (covered in other posts) supplied the “Pictographs”. Here are a sampling of other shorties, all silent and in glorious black & white.

 

Adventures & Emotions of Edgar Pomeroy: These 2-reel comedies were directed by Paul Bern (who infamously died while married to Jean Harlow), E. Mason Hopper and Mason N. Litson

  • Edgar And Teacher's Pet (E. Mason Hopper) / © March 4, 1920

  • Edgar's Hamlet (E. Mason Hopper) / © March 25, 1920

  • Edgar's Jonah Day / © May 8, 1920

  • Edgar Takes The Cake / © July 17, 1920

  • David And Goliath / © September 1, 1920

  • Edgar's Sunday Courtship / © September 1, 1920

  • Edgar Camps Out (E. Mason Hopper) / © October 15, 1920

  • Edgar's Little Saw (Mason N. Litson) / © December 4, 1920

  • Get-Rich-Quick Edgar (Mason N. Litson) / © December 24, 1920

  • Edgar's Country Cousin (Mason N. Litson) / © January 12, 1921

  • Edgar The Explorer (Mason N. Litson) / © January 18, 1921

  • Edgar's Feast Day (Mason N. Litson) / © March 3, 1921

  • Edgar The Detective (Paul Bern) / © April 8, 1921

Capital Comedies: All two-reelers produced by the National Film Corporation. Directors listed in ()

  • Bill's Baby (writer: Tom Bret) / May 6, 1918 With William Parsons, Billie Rhodes & Jay Belasco

  • Bill's Predicament (writer: Tom Bret) / May 20, 1918 With William Parsons

  • Birds Of A Feather (writer: Tom Bret) / June 8, 1918 With William Parsons

  • Matching Billy (writer: Tom Bret) / June 17, 1918 With William Parsons

  • Widow's Might (writer: Tom Bret) / June 30, 1918 With William Parsons, Molly Malone, Eugenie Ford & Harry Edwards

  • Dad's Knockout (writer: Tom Bret) / July 15, 1918 With William Parsons, Jay Belasco, Neal Burns, George B. French & Teddy Sampson

  • Bill Settles Down (writer: Tom Bret) / July 29, 1918 With William Parsons

  • Billy's Fortune (writer: Tom Bret) / August 12, 1918 With William Parsons

  • Up A Tree (writer: Tom Bret) / August 26, 1918 With William Parsons

  • Bill's Sweetie (writer: Tom Bret) / September 22, 1918 With William Parsons

  • Camping Out (writer: Tom Bret) / October 7, 1918 With William Parsons

  • A Pair Of Pink Pajamas (writer: Tom Bret) / October 21, 1918 With William Parsons

  • The Jelly Fish (writer: Tom Bret) / October 28, 1918 With William Parsons

  • You Know What I Mean (writer: Tom Bret) / November 4, 1918 With William Parsons

  • The Big Idea (writer: Tom Bret) / January 26, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Have Another (writer: Tom Bret) / February 9, 1919 With William Parsons

  • A Master Of Music (writer: Tom Bret) / February 23, 1919 With William Parsons

  • The New Breakfast Food (writer: Tom Bret) / March 9, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Matrimaniacs (Mark Goldaine) / March 1920 With Neal Burns & Hazel Deane

  • The Potum Of Sweat (writer: Tom Bret) / March 23, 1919 With William Parsons

  • The Midnight Alarm (writer: Tom Bret) / April 6, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Wanted: A Baby (writer: Tom Bret) / April 20, 1919 With William Parsons

  • The Sea Wolf (writer: Tom Bret) / May 4, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Circumstantial Evidence (writer: Tom Bret) / May 18, 1919 With William Parsons

  • In A Pinch (William Seiter) / June 1, 1919 With William Parsons & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • A Wonderful Night / June 15, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Their Day Of Rest (William Seiter) / June 29, 1919 With William Parsons & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • Chasing Rainbeaux / July 13, 1919 With William Parsons

  • After The Bawl (William Seiter) / July 27, 1919 With William Parsons & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • They're Off / August 10, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Close To Nature (William Seiter) / August 24, 1919 With William Parsons & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • He Did And He Didn't / September 7, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Honeymooning (William Seiter) / August 24, 1919 With William Parsons, Flora Parker DeHaven, Frona Hale & Harry L. Rattenberry

  • Oh! Bill Behave / October 5, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Why Divorce? (William Seiter) / October 19, 1919 With William Parsons & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • His Own Medicine (William Seiter) / November 2, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Moving Day (William Seiter) / November 16, 1919 With William Parsons & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • A Much Needed Rest (Mark Goldaine) / November 30, 1919 With William Parsons

  • Darn That Stocking (Jack Laver) / December 28, 1919 With Neal Burns & Marie Eline

  • The Little Dears (William Seiter) / December 14, 1919 With Carter DeHaven & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • Two Dollars Please (Franklin Hall) / December 28, 1919 With Neal Burns & Marie Eline

  • A Sure Cure (William Seiter) / December 28, 1919 With Carter DeHaven & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • Excess Baggage (William Seiter) / February 8, 1920 With Carter DeHaven & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • One Dollar Down / February 22, 1920 With Neal Burns

  • Forget-Me-Not (Robert McGowan) / March 7, 1920 With Carter DeHaven & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • Rare Bits (Harry Edwards) / April 4, 1920 With Carter DeHaven & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • A Fly In The Ointment / April 18, 1920 With Neal Burns & Lubille Rubey

  • What Could Be Sweeter / May 2, 1920 With Carter DeHaven & Flora Parker DeHaven

  • Treat 'Em Kind / May 1920 With Neal Burns

  • The Road To Ruin (writer: L.V. Jefferson) / August 1920 With Neal Burns, Neely Edwards & May Foster

  • In And Out / August 1920 With Edward Flanagan & Neely Edwards

  • His Wife's Husband / August 1920 With Edward Flanagan & Neely Edwards

  • Knocking 'Em Cold / September 1920 With Edward Flanagan & Neely Edwards

  • Hearts And Hammers / September 1920 With Edward Flanagan & Neely Edwards

  • Fingers And Pockets / October 1920 With Edward Flanagan & Neely Edwards

  • Artistic Enemies (Mark Goldaine) / October 1920 With Edward Flanagan & Neely Edwards

  • Love On Rollers / November 1920 With Edward Flanagan & Neely Edwards

  • At It Again (Mark Goldaine) / November 1920 With George Bunny

  • When Martin Gets Here (Mark Goldaine) / December 1920 With George Bunny

  • Professional Ethics / December 1920 With George Bunny

  • You'd Better Get It / January 1921 With George Bunny

  • Ged-Up, Napoleon / January 1921

  • Indigo Sunday / March 1921 With George Bunny

  • Home Brewed Youth / April 1921 With George Bunny

  • Angel's Feathers / April 1921 With George Bunny

  • Food For Thought / May 1921 With George Bunny

  • Blue Friday / May 1921 With George Bunny

  • Why Worry? (Mark Goldaine) / June 1921 With George Bunny, Billy Franey & Babe London

  • Nothing To Think About / June 1921 With George Bunny

  • A Runaway Match / July 1921 With George Bunny

  • Take It Easy / July 1921 With George Bunny

Ford Educationals: See http://forums.tcm.co...ghts/?p=1485726

 

Grantland Rice's sport-reels: Goldwyn only started distributing these reels in 1922, but I went ahead and included his earliest releases through Arrow Film Corporation as a “bonus”. In this way, any fans out there of Rice can have easier access to his full filmography. Added are links to other threads featuring his Pathé and Paramount films.

 

Grantland Rice (1880-1954) was among the most popular sports writers of the 20th century (first half at least) thanks to his success as a radio personality starting in 1922. His movie career, mostly as a name on credits and then a voice in “talkies”, starts in 1920 and stretches, through his Paramount years, two years after his death. Jack Eaton was key producer throughout much of this three and a half decade run, with John Hawkinson contributing much of the cinematography during the earliest years before co-producing himself. All films listed on this particular post are obviously silent, black and white and under 11 minutes

 

Grantland Rice's Sport Pictorial (Town & Country/Arrow Film Corporation)

  • How Will You Have Your Bath? / November 1920 All about aquatic recreation

  • The Happy Duffer / January 16, 1921 (Film Daily review) Golfing with experts: Vardon / Ray / Ouimet / Evans / Kerrigan

  • Leading A Dog's Life / January 16, 1921 (Film Daily review)

  • Cradle of Champions / 1921

  • Girls Will Be Boys / 1921 Girls' camps in Vermont and Maine

  • Horse Play / 1921 Horses on snow shoes /gymkanna sports / Pinehurst.

  • Making Manhandlers / 1921 West Point athletic system.

  • Skis And Skid / 1921 Features female athletes at Lake Placid Club.

  • The Thrill Of The Thoroughbreds / 1921 Includes: Man-of-War and Sir Barton

  • Fish And Totem / 1921 Spearing salmon in British Columbia and totem poles in Alaska.

  • Beyond The Beaten Trail / 1921 Exploring Alaskan icebergs

  • Treasure Hunters / 1921 Alaska riding the rapids and hunting

  • Make Or Break / © August 8, 1921 Track at Princeton and Pennsylvania State

  • When Good Fellows Get Together / © August 8, 1921 Dartmouth Outing Club in New Hampshire

  • Modern Mariners / © August 20, 1921 Partly shot at Annapolis Naval

  • Wellesley's Young Amazons / © August 20, 1921 Wellesley College

  • Boys / © September 12, 1921

  • How Do You Get Your Exercise? / © September 20, 1921 Includes Army-Navy baseball and fireman's competition

  • Gangway / © October 10, 1921 Speed boats of different kinds

  • An Order Of Fish / © November 2, 1921

  • Empire Guardians / © November 23, 1921 Athletic training New York State police

  • Arms And Legs / © December 8, 1921

  • Open Trails / © January 3, 1922 New Brunswick hunting.

After releasing through Weiss Bros. Artclass (see here: http://forums.tcm.co...ghts/?p=1480467 ), Goldwyn briefly took over as...

 

Grantland Rice's Sport View (Goldwyn)

  • A Vacation Cocktail / September 3, 1922 Tour of a Canadian Rockies resort

  • Mass Play / September 17, 1922 Culver Military School in Indiana

  • Trail And Stirrup / October 1, 1922 Rockies horse ride

  • Northwest Mounted / October 15, 1922

  • Drawing Cards / 1922, probably released in November or December like the following...

  • In The Pink / 1922

  • Speed / 1922

  • Stamina / 1922

After taking a few months off in early 1923, Grantland Rice moved to Pathé, as seen here: http://forums.tcm.co...bo/?p=1286232  

 

Also covered is his short-lived Football Sense series: http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286233

 

Paramount took over in 1933, but these are all alphabetical and intermixed with other shorties: http://forums.tcm.co...list-paramount/



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:38 PM

Castle Films, an incomplete list... Part 1 of 3

 

Scott MacGillivray wrote the definitive book on this producer, Castle Films: A Hobbyist's Guide in 2004. Anybody who can remember life before VHS should already be familiar with the Castle brand.

 

Eugene W. Castle started out as a producer of theatrical short subjects shot in 35mm, mostly travelogues. His first films in 1924 were independent productions. Then he started his own small studio and distribution company in California two years later. Ever ambitious, quite a few of his late twenties titles were filmed in early color at a time when bigger companies balked at the costs involved.

 

His move into the 16mm market was made with full gusto in 1937, starting with an impressive line-up of completed black & white travelogues (initially “The World On Parade”) as a selling point. Later, he acquired the libraries of several other film companies, bringing animated cartoons into the fold with some of the '30s Terrytoon and Ub Iwerks product. (Key rival Leslie Winik of Official Films handled many Van Beuran/Pathé shorts, both animated and live-action.) Unless you had access to “bluer” material rolled at stag parties, much of your home entertainment tended to be wholesome. However nobody could make their holiday offerings as offbeat as Castle, such as the chimp infested Santa Claus' Story and Santa Clause Punch & Judy.

 

In December 1946, Universal-International bought controlling interest in Castle Films, uniting it with their barely month-and-a-half old 16mm and 8mm educational sub-company United World Films, headed by James M. Franey. (I cover the majority, not all, of United World on my Universal Shortie Checklist. See here: http://forums.tcm.co...rsal-post-1928/ ) Castle now had access to much material from Universal's features and shorts, making Woody Woodpecker the new popular star in hobbyists' living rooms. Eugene himself left his vice president post rather abruptly during a Universal corporate shake-up late in 1949. Yet the company sporting his name stayed afloat through 1977, over a decade and a half after his passing. Castle even outlasted the United World division, which changed its name to Universal Education & Visual Arts (with Richard Lukin as head of production and Peter McDonald succeeding Franey). One reason for Castle's success was its offering a wide variety of product at different price ranges: 16mm and 8mm, both color and cheaper black & white, as well as silent versions of sound films.

 

I have not included in the following lists any reprints of Universal and Paramount feature scenes (aside from the first couple released in the 1940s) or any cartoons. In the 1960s, when Universal, United World and Castle all became properties of MCA, older Paramount studio material featuring Mae West and the Marx Brothers were added to the catalog package.

 

When I say these lists are “incomplete”, I mean it. During World War II, a ton of film material was cranked out by Castle and, unfortunately, I am only scratching the surface here. Many series were made exclusively for wartime businesses; the Educational Film Guides published by H.W. Wilson give more extensive title-by-series information which I will refrain from documenting here, just to keep this reduced to three posts and not exhaust everybody.

 

Oh... by the way...

 

A slew of travel films, both black & white and color a.k.a. “The World Parade”, can be seen here: http://www.travelfil...?filmmaker_id=5

 

“They want to be like white women, but they will always be Tahiti.” Well... those were the times of socially incorrect travelogues.

 

 

Covering titles A through E here. Only films running longer than 11 minutes have a running time listed:

 

  • AAF Special Delivery / bw-15m / 1946

  • Accessory Assembly: Tools And Procedures / bw-2 films (20m each) / 1944

  • Acrobatics Series (U.S. Navy) / bw-series films (20m each) / 1944

  • Advanced Typing / bw-series (25m each) / 1944

  • Adventure In Learning / bw-20m / 1945

  • Aerial Navigation / bw-series of films (mostly 25-30m each) / 1943

  • Aerodynamics: Forces Acting On An Air Coil (U.S. Army Air Corps) / bw-25m / 1943

  • Aerology: Ice Formation On Craft / bw-45m / 1944

  • Aerology: Thunderstorms / bw-41m / 1944

  • Africa Untamed / bw / 1953 The Adventure Parade

  • Africa's Vivid Veldt / color / 1969 The Adventure Parade: Utilizes footage from earlier Universal-International Color Parades

  • African Animal Hunt / color / 1963 The Adventure Parade

  • African Pygmy Thrills / bw / 1942 The Adventure Parade

  • Air Raid Warning / bw / 1942

  • Aircraft Work / bw-series (20m each) / 1944

  • Airplane Propellers / bw-2 films (15m each) / 1943

  • Airplane Structures / bw-6 films (7-9m each) / 1943

  • Alaska Highway / bw / 1943 The World Parade

  • Alaskan Adventure / color / 1960 The World Parade

  • Allied Chiefs Meet! In Egypt And Persia! / bw / April 1943 See here: https://archive.org/...ils/gov.fdr.249

  • The Allure Of France / color / 1964 The World Parade

  • Alphabet Antics / bw / © August 15, 1951

  • The Amazing Adventures Of Gemini IV / color / 1965

  • America On The Moon / color / 1969

  • America's Call To Arms / bw / 1941 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ils/gov.fdr.244

  • America's Capital (Washington D.C.) / color / 1957 The World Parade

  • America's High Spots / bw / 1938 The World Parade

  • America's Natural Wonders / color / 1964 The World Parade

  • America's Wonderlands / bw / © June 15, 1946 The World Parade

  • The American In Orbit / color / March 1962 The News Parade: John Glenn

  • American Legion- Chicago / bw / 1940 The News Parade

  • American Legion- Los Angeles / bw / 1938 The News Parade

  • American Legion- New York / bw / 1937 The News Parade

  • American Legion- New York 1947 / bw / 1947 The News Parade

  • Anchors Aweigh (U.S. Office of War Information; music: Conrad Thibault) / bw-3m / 1942

  • Apollo 12, Second Moon Voyage / color / January 1970 The News Parade

  • Apollo 14, Third Moon Voyage / color / October 1970 The News Parade

  • Apollo 15, Rover Expedition On The Moon / color / September 1971 The News Parade

  • Apollo 8 Moon Orbit / color / January 1969 The News Parade

  • Aqua Frolics / bw / 1946

  • Aquatic Wizards (Rod Warren) / bw / 1955 The Sport Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...rds_05_00_57_00

  • Arctic Thrills / bw / 1941 The Adventure Parade: covers the 1927 voyage of Effie M Morrissey. Highlights include walrus, icebergs and polar bears

  • Arizona's Grand Canyon / color & silent / March 15, 1925 (Film Daily review)

  • Atlantic City / bw / © September 15, 1951 The World Parade

  • Ave Maria / bw / 1951

  • Bali, Paradise Isle (Isle Of Paradise) / bw / 1938 The World Parade

  • Banana Land (About Bananas) / bw & silent / 1927 See here: https://archive.org/...nas_01_00_41_08

  • Barber Memorial Seminary / bw / 1935 Tour of a Presbyterian mission school in Anniston, Alabama

  • Battle For France / bw / July 1940 The News Parade

  • Battle For Tunisia! Surrender At Stalingrad / bw / June 1943 The News Parade

  • Battleship Graf Spee Scuttled / bw / 1940 The News Parade

  • Battling Bantams / color / 1968 The Sport Parade: filmed in Thailand

  • Beautiful Banff And Lake Louise / bw / 1942 The World Parade

  • The Beautiful Blue Danube / Artist Life / bw / 1951 With Viennese Philharmonic

  • Beethoven's First Symphony And Chopin's Waltz / bw / © July 15, 1951 With Berlin Symphony Orchestra

  • Beginning Of The End: Yanks And Russians Meet At The Elbe / bw / May 1945 The News Parade

  • Belgium, Crossroads Of Europe / color / 1961 The World Parade

  • Belles Of The South Seas / bw / 1944 The World Parade

  • Bench Work Series (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1942

  • Bermuda Holiday (Bermuda, The Holiday Island) / color-22m / 1947 The World Parade, reissued in 1960

  • Beside The Western Sea / color (2-color Technicolor) / July 13, 1930 (Film Daily review) Early color shots of Pacific coastline

  • Big Fish / bw / 1938 The Sport Parade: Fishing reel

  • The Big Surf: 16mm version of a Universal short of the same title

  • Bismark Sea Victory / Japanese Armada Smashed! / bw / April 1943 The News Parade

  • Black Hills / bw & silent / 1924 Made for Northwestern Railroad, this is a South Dakota tour

  • Blazing Guns / © August 15, 1949 Excerpts feature

  • Blueprint Reading / bw-series (20m each) / 1944

  • Bomber (Office Of Emergency Management; narrator: Carl Sandburg) / bw/ October 3, 1941 (Academy Award Nominee) Demonstrates the building of a US Air Corps. plane.

  • Bombing Of Pearl Harbor And Burning Of S.S. Normandie / bw / March 1942 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ngOfPearlHarbor

  • The Bombing Of U.S.S. Panay / bw / January 1938 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ttledGermanNavy

  • Bombs Over Europe / bw / Dec 1940 The News Parade

  • Border Law / bw / 1938 Old Time Movie Series

  • Bowling Aces / bw / 1941 The Sport Parade: features Joe Falcaro

  • Bowling Aces / bw / © September 15, 1949 The Sport Parade: Newer film than the 1941 version

  • Breakneck Sports / color / 1958 The Sport Parade

  • Bride Of The Falls (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / December 17, 1926

  • British Commandos In Action / bw / 1942 The News Parade

  • British-Greek Victories / bw / June 1941 The News Parade

  • Brussels World's Fair / color / 1958 The World Parade

  • Bryce-Zion-Grand Canyon / bw / 1942 The World Parade

  • Building A Bomber (U.S. Army Air Corps) / bw-20m / December 1941

  • Caged Fury / bw / © March 15, 1951 The Adventure Parade: covers lion taming

  • Calgary Cowboy Stampede / bw / © March 15, 1949 The Sport Parade

  • California Picture Book / bw / 1940 The World Parade: See silent edition here: https://archive.org/...ook_05_26_28_00

  • California The Golden State / color / 1959 The World Parade

  • A California Tour / color / 1957 The World Parade

  • Camera Magic / bw / © June 15, 1946

  • Camera On Russia / color / 1958

  • Camera Thrills In Wildest Africa (editor: Don Hancock) / 1938 The Adventure Parade: Andre Roosevelt's expedition of 1933

  • Camera Thrills In Wildest Africa (Ronald E. Shanin) / color / 1962 The Adventure Parade

  • Camera Thrills Of The War / bw / 1944 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...War_07_00_59_00

  • Canada's High Spots / bw / 1938 The World Parade

  • Caribbean Holiday / bw / © February 15, 1950 The World Parade

  • Carnival At The Zoo / bw / © January 15, 1952

  • Cassions Go Rolling Along (U.S. Office of War Information) / bw-3m / 1942

  • Cavalcade Of Marble (Vermont Marble) / color-27m / 1947

  • Centerless Grinder Series (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1945

  • Challenge Of The Alps / color / 1968 The Adventure Parade

  • The Chimp's Adventure / bw / 1942 Re-edited from 1930s “Shorty” series made by Paramount. Subsequent titles released through 1950: The Chimp's Vacation (see here: https://archive.org/.../ChimpsVacation ) / The Chimp's Jamboree / Chimp The Fireman / Chimp The Cowboy / Chimp On The Farm / Chimp The Sailor / Chimp The Aviator

  • Chimp's Last Chance / color / 1964

  • Christmas Toyshop / bw / November 1945 Animated Terrytoon segments from YE OLDE TOY SHOP (1935) are edited with live-action footage

  • Cinderella And The Silver Skates / Man In The Moon / color / 1955 Available in both color and black & white versions. Performances on ice skates.

  • Circus At The Zoo / bw / © September 15, 1951

  • Circus Jamboree / bw / 1965

  • Circus Spellbinders / bw / 1966

  • The Cities Must Fight / bw / 1952

  • Civilian Fire Fighters / bw / 1942

  • The Civilian Serves / bw / 1942 See silent version here: https://archive.org/...civilian_serves

  • Clyde Beatty's Animal Thrills / bw / 1942 The Adventure Parade

  • Colorado High Country / color / 1965

  • Colorado The Angry River: 16mm version of Universal's Hi! Colorado

  • Come Back To Ireland / bw / 1940 The World Parade

  • Coney Island: A Nation's Funland / bw / 1940 The World Parade

  • Conquest Of The Hudson (Port Authority Film; writer: Marion Sanders; narrator: Alois Havrilla) / bw-19m / 1938 Profiles the Lincoln Tunnel in NYC

  • Contest Jitters / bw / 1957 The Sport Parade

  • The Coronation Of Pope John XXIII / bw / December 1958 The News Parade

  • The Coronation Of Pope Paul VI / bw / July 1963 The News Parade

  • The Coronation Of Pope Pius XII / bw / March 20, 1939 The News Parade

  • The Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth / bw / July 1953 The News Parade

  • Cowboys And Indians / bw / 1937 Old Time Movie Series

  • Creation And Behavior Of Radio Waves / bw / 1943

  • Crisis In Korea / bw / © September 15, 1950 The News Parade

  • Crocodile Thrills / bw / 1945 The Adventure Parade

  • Daredevils On Ice / bw / © June 15, 1945 The Sport Parade

  • Daring Skippers / color / 1958 The Sport Parade

  • A Day At The Zoo / bw / 1938 The World Parade: filmed at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.

  • Daylighting The Trail Of The Padres (Southern Pacific) / bw-22m / 1938 California tour

  • Demolition Derby / color / 1968 The Sport Parade

  • Dempsey Vs. Tunney, 1926 & 1927 / bw / 1967 The Sport Parade

  • Denmark, A Fairy Tale Land / color / 1964 The World Parade

  • Dog Show (editor: Don Hancock) / bw / 1938 The Sport Parade: Also a silent version

  • Doolittle Raid Over Tokyo / bw / May 1942 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ils/gov.fdr.227

  • Down Hawaii Way (music: Forbes Randolf) / color (2-color Technicolor) / January 1, 1929

  • Drill Series (Sensitive Drilling / Radial Drilling) (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (11m each) / 1942

  • Eisenhower Comes Home / bw / October 1945 The News Parade

  • The Emperor Waltz And You / bw / © April 15, 1951 With Viennese Philharmonic

  • Engine Lathe (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (11m each) / 1942

  • England's Coronation / bw / December 1937 The News Parade: Re-edit of an earlier Pathegram

  • Eruption Of Vesuvius / bw / April 1944 The News Parade

  • Escape In Canada / bw / © October 15, 1950 The World Parade

  • The Eternal Glacier National Park / color / 1959 The World Parade

  • Ethel Smith Organlude / bw / 1951

  • Europe's Total War / bw / 1940 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ils/gov.fdr.245

  • Ever Since Eden (Heinz Kitchen) / bw-30m / 1942 All about the tomato

  • Exotic Bali / color / 1954 The World Parade

  • Exotic Egypt / bw / 1937 The World Parade

  • Exotic Nippon / color / 1963 The World Parade

  • Expo 67 / color / 1967 The World Parade

  • Expo 67 At Night / color / 1967 The World Parade

 



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Castle Films, an incomplete list... Part 2 of 3

 

Covering titles F through O here. Only films running longer than 11 minutes have a running time listed:

 

 

  • The Fabulous Harlem Globetrotters (Sportlite) / color / 1970 The Sport Parade

  • Famous Fights / bw / 1960 Series reissuing footage released earlier: Moore Vs. Johnson / Pep Vs. Perez / Robinson Vs. Olson / Slade Vs. Patterson / Valdes Vs. Jackson

  • Famous Fights: Battles For The Crown / bw / 1962 The Sport Parade

  • Fantastic Yellowstone / color / 1958 The World Parade

  • Farm Work (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (10-15m each) / 1944

  • Fascinating Hong Kong / color / 1965 The World Parade

  • Feeding The Patient / bw-15m / 1944

  • Fight For Egypt / bw / December 1942 The News Parade

  • Fight For Rome / Russia's Mighty Offensive / bw / January 1944 The News Parade

  • Fighting Fish / color / 1958 The Sport Parade

  • The Fighting U.S. Marines / bw / 1943 The News Parade

  • Financing Food For Freedom / bw / 1941

  • Finland Fights! / bw / December 1941 The News Parade

  • Fire Fighting For Householders / bw / 1952

  • Fishing Fun / bw / © October 15, 1949 The Sport Parade

  • Fishing Thrills / bw / 1944 The Sport Parade

  • Fishing Vagabonds (Rod Warren) / bw / 1955 The Sport Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...nds_05_17_31_00

  • Flaming Canyons / color (2-color Technicolor) / February 1, 1929

  • Flaming Jungle / bw / 1956 The Adventure Parade: Profiles the Nomads of the Sudan

  • Flinging Feet / color (2-color Technicolor) / November 13, 1929

  • Florida High Spots / color / 1957 The World Parade

  • Florida Holiday / bw / © February 15, 1949 (edited '48) The World Parade

  • Flying Action / bw / 1952 The Adventure Parade: Short history of aviation since the Wright brothers, edited from earlier Universal shorts

  • Football Parade Of 1944 / bw / November 1944

  • Football Parade Of 1945 / bw / November 1945

  • Football Parade Of 1946 / bw / December 1946

  • Football Parade Of 1947 / bw / December 1947

  • Football Parade Of 1948 / bw / December 1948

  • Football Parade Of 1949 / bw / December 1949

  • Football Parade Of The Year: 1950 / bw / © December 1, 1950

  • Football Parade Of The Year: 1951 / bw / © December 1, 1951

  • Football Parade Of 1952 / bw / 1952

  • Football Parade Of 1953 / bw / 1953

  • Football Parade Of 1954 / bw / 1954

  • Football Parade Of 1955 / bw / 1955

  • Football Parade Of 1956 / bw / 1956

  • Football Parade Of 1957 / bw / 1957

  • Football Parade Of 1958 / bw / 1958

  • Football Parade Of 1959 / bw / 1959

  • Football Parade Of 1960 / bw / 1960

  • Football Parade Of 1961 / bw / 1961

  • Football Parade Of 1962 / bw / 1962

  • Football Thrills Of 1939 / bw / November 1939

  • Football Thrills Of 1940 / bw / November 1940

  • Football Thrills Of 1941 / bw / November 1941

  • Football Thrills Of 1942 / bw / November 1942

  • Football Thrills Of 1943 / bw / November 1943

  • Freshwater Fishing / bw / 1939 The Sport Parade

  • Fun In Florida / bw / 1940 The World Parade

  • Fun On The Run / bw / © January 15, 1949

  • Fundamentals Of Pattern Making (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1945

  • Gateway To The Himalayas / color / 1954 The World Parade: covers Nepal.

  • Gateway To The Orient: Hong Kong / color / 1957 The World Parade

  • The Gay Nineties Live Again / bw / 1941 Part of the Old Time Movie Series. Vintage film footage of Sarah Bernhardt, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Edison and Woodrow Wilson, not all from the 1890s with some material stretching into the new century. See here: https://archive.org/...Gay90sLiveAgain

  • Gay Paris / color / 1962 The World Parade

  • Gear Bobber Series (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (15m each) / 1945

  • Germany Invades Austria! / bw / April 1938 The News Parade

  • Glacier National Park / bw / 1943 The World Parade

  • Golden Champions / bw / December 1936 Covers the Berlin Olympics

  • Golden Gate City / bw / 1940 The World Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...olden_gate_city

  • Golf And How / bw / February 12, 1927

  • Golf Magic / bw / 1948 The Sport Parade

  • Grand Canyon / bw / © June 15, 1948 The World Parade

  • Grand Canyon Grandeur / color / 1957 The World Parade

  • Grand Teton Country / color / 1965 The World Parade

  • The Grandeur Of Niagara / color / 1964 The World Parade

  • The Great Chase / bw / © February 15, 1949 Excerpt from THE BANK DICK (1940)

  • Great Heavyweight Bouts / bw / 1960 The Sport Parade

  • Great Lightweight Bouts / bw / 1960 The Sport Parade

  • Great Moments From Aida / bw / © February 15, 1952

  • Great Moments From Boris Godunoff / bw / © February 15, 1952

  • Great Moments From Don Giovanni / bw / © July 15, 1952

  • Great Moments From Il Trovatore / bw / © July 15, 1951

  • Great Moments From La Traviata / bw / © July 15, 1951

  • Great Moments From Rigoletto And Brahms Waltz / bw / 1952

  • Great Moments From Tales Of Hoffman / bw / © July 15, 1951

  • Greatest Fights: Johnson Vs. Ketchel / Clay Vs. Williams / bw / 1971 The Sport Parade

  • Greatest Fights: Tunney Vs. Gibbons / Tunney Vs. Heeney / bw / 1971 The Sport Parade

  • Greece And Its Beautiful Islands / color / 1971 The World Parade

  • Grip And Stance / bw / © March 28, 1955 Play Your Best Golf With Tommy Armour

  • Gunning For Geese: 16mm version of Universal's Arctic Geese.

  • The Harlem Globetrotters / bw / 1956 The Sport Parade

  • Harness Champions / bw / © August 15, 1950 The Sport Parade

  • Havana Holiday / bw / 1941 See here: https://archive.org/...day_15_24_45_18

  • Havana Holiday / color / 1958 The World Parade

  • Hawaii, Land Of Enchantment / bw / 1938 The World Parade

  • Hawaii, The Enchanted Isles / color / 1972 The World Parade

  • Hawaii, State Of Paradise: 16mm version of Universal's Pacific Paradise

  • Hemisphere '68 / color / 1968 The World Parade: filmed in San Antonio, Texas

  • Here Comes The Circus / bw / 1946 Various old clips including scenes with Clyde Beatty

  • Hindenburg Explodes! / bw / December 1937 The News Parade: Re-edit of an earlier Pathegram

  • Historic Heavyweight Fights / bw / 1963 The Sport Parade

  • Historic Quebec / color / 1956 The World Parade

  • Hit The Silk / bw / © February 15, 1952 Castle Quiz Game

  • Holiday In Holland / color / 1956 The World Parade: also black & white version

  • The Holy Land / color / 1958 The World Parade: also in black & white

  • The Holy Year Of 1950 / bw / © April 15, 1950 The News Parade

  • Horses / bw / 1937 The Sport Parade

  • Hot Shot Hero (With Zippy The Chimp) (trainer: Ralph Quinlan) / bw / 1956

  • Howdy Doody Presents A Trip To Funland / bw / 1953

  • Howdy Doody's Christmas / bw / November 1951

  • Hurry Hurry / bw / © February 15, 1950 Excerpts NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941)

  • Ice Carnival / bw / 1941 The Sport Parade: includes many skating scenes, including a bear

  • In Old Spain / bw / 1941 The World Parade

  • The Inauguration Of President Harry S. Truman / bw / February 1949 The News Parade

  • Industry At The New York World's Fair / color / 1965 The World Parade

  • Inspection (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1944

  • Internal Grinder Series (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1944

  • Invasion Of Fortress Europe / Rome Falls To The Allies / bw / July 1944 The News Parade

  • Invitation To Ireland / color / 1970 The World Parade

  • Italy Surrenders! / bw / January 1944 The News Parade

  • Jabs And Jolts / bw / © March 15, 1951 The Sport Parade

  • Japan's Surrenders / bw / September 1, 1945 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...msFromMCMreel01

  • Japanese Oddities / bw / August 11, 1927

  • Japs Bomb U.S.A.! / bw / January 1942 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...JapaneseBombUsa

  • Joe Louis' Greatest Fights: Louis Vs. Billy Conn / Louis Vs. Buddy Baer / bw / 1944 The Sport Parade

  • Joe Louis' Greatest Fights: Louis Vs. Buddy Baer / Louis Vs. Abe Simon / bw / 1944 The Sport Parade

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Man And President / bw / December 1963 The News Parade

  • Journey Thru Mexico / color / 1959 The World Parade

  • Junior Bronc Busters / bw / © March 15, 1952 The Sport Parade

  • Keep 'Em Rolling: 16mm version of a Universal short of the same title

  • Kids And Pets / color (2-color Technicolor) / March 15, 1929

  • Kitchen Mechanics / © March 15, 1949 Features Bud Abbott & Lou Costello footage

  • Knockout Thrills / bw & silent / 1924

  • Lake Carrier: 16mm version of the Universal short of the same title

  • Land O'Lee / color (2-color Technicolor) / January 5, 1930 (Film Daily review) Early color shots of Florida, Panama, New Orleans, Cuba

  • Land Of The Incas / bw / 1941 The World Parade: cover Peru

  • Land Of The Pyramids / bw / © March 15, 1951 The World Parade

  • Land Of The Shamrock / color / 1963 The World Parade: Ireland tour

  • Last Of The Old West (Joe Ott; editor: William F. Kraus) / color / 1954 The Sport Parade: Covers a rodeo in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

  • Let's Do Black Bottom (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / December 3, 1926

  • Let's Go / bw / August 27, 1927

  • Let's Go Skiing / bw / 1960 The Sport Parade

  • Let's Sing! / bw (series of shorts) / 1949 Reissue of Universal-International's “Sing & Be Happy” series. See Here: http://forums.tcm.co...1928/?p=1307047

  • The Life Of Edward VIII / bw / June 12, 1937 The News Parade

  • Lightning War / bw / 1941 The News Parade

  • Lion Tiger Fight / bw / 1946 The Adventure Parade

  • Little Feet / bw & silent / June 14, 1927 Dancing reel

  • Living Dangerously / bw / © January 15, 1951 The Sport Parade

  • London / bw / 1937 The World Parade

  • London Landmarks / color / 1960 The World Parade

  • The Lost Arrow / bw / October 15, 1926

  • MacArthur, America's First Soldier / Manila Is Bombed / bw / March 1942 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/.../ManilaIsBombed

  • MacArthur Liberates Manila! U.S. Marines Capture Iwo Jima! / bw / April 1945 The News Parade

  • The MacArthur Report / bw / © April 15, 1951 The News Parade

  • Machine Shop (Operations Of The Engine Lathe) (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1944

  • Machine Shop (2nd series) (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1945

  • Magic Hands / bw / July 16, 1927

  • Main Street The World Over / bw-13m / 1925 See here: https://archive.org/...eetTheWorldOver

  • Making Of American Homes / color-20m / 1943

  • Man Against Mt. Everest / bw / 1954 The Adventure Parade: Covers Edouard Wyss-Dunan's tentative trip a year before Sir. Edmund Hillary

  • Many Moods Of Skiing / color / 1969 The Sport Parade

  • Meat And Romance (National Livestock & Meat Board) / bw-40m / 1940

  • Mexico / bw / 1949 The World Parade

  • Mexico And Its West Coast / bw-30m / 1936

  • Midget Car Maniacs: Oh! My Aching Tooth! / bw-20m / © September 15, 1950 Features Abbott & Costello in lifted Universal footage

  • Midway And Coral Sea Battles / bw / September 1942 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...CoralSeaBattles

  • Milling Machine (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (mostly 17-20m each) / 1942

  • Mission: 22 Orbits! The Flight Of Astronaut Gordon Cooper / bw / July 1963 The News Parade

  • Modern Rome / bw / 1938

  • Montreal, City Of Charm / color / 1967 The World Parade

  • Mountains Of Marble (Vermont Marble) bw-18m / 1937

  • Movies' Greatest Headlines / bw / 1938 The News Parade

  • Movies' Greatest Headlines / bw / © March 15, 1952 Castle Quiz Game

  • Muddled In Mud / bw / 1956 Vintage silent film clips

  • Music Album (series 1) / bw / 1946 Compilation of “Soundies” shorts released as reissue titles: Great Symphones / Songs Of The Irish / Songs To Remember / Continental Melodies / Hillbilly Hits / Jazz And Jitters / All Girl Melody Makers (see here: https://archive.org/...irlMelodyMakers ) / Songs Of Romance / Sweet Syncopation / Gay Nineties Songs / Songs Of The West / College And Carnival Rhythm / Swing Melodies / Melody Lane / Dance Melodies / Songs Of The South / Musical Varieties

  • Music Album (series 2) / bw / 1947 Compilation of “Soundies” shorts released as reissue titles: Rhythm In Rhapsody / Easter Carols / Songs Of Yesterday / Hawaiian Melodies / Hit Parade Hits / Songs Of The Range / Songs Of Love / Song And Dance Parade / South Of The Border Songs / Tropical Serenades / Romantic Ballads / Musical Melody / International Parade / Comical Capers / Christmas Carols

  • Music Album (series 3) / bw / 1949 Compilation of “Soundies” shorts released as reissue titles: Snowtime Serenade / Snowtime Jubilee / Gems Of Song / Tropical Swing / Hawaiian Rhythm / Rhumba-Congas / Romance And Rhythm / Song Festival / Western Melodies / Western Whoopie / Melody Range / Old Russian Jubilee / Farmyard Follies

  • Musical Moments / bw / 1952

  • My Word, London / bw / January 15, 1927 Scenic of the city

  • Mystic India / bw / 1942 The World Parade

  • The Nation's Capital / bw / 1952 The World Parade

  • Native Africa / bw / 1941 The World Parade: filmed in the Congo and South Africa

  • Neptune's Playground / color / 1966 The World Parade

  • New England Holiday / bw / © June 15, 1945 The World Parade

  • New Fashions In Foods / color-30m / 1936

  • New Oregon Trail (Oregon State Highway Department; Harold B. Say & Walter A. Rivers; camera: C.S. Piper) / bw / 1938 The World Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ail_02_00_03_05

  • New York The Wonder City / bw / 1939 (© June 15, 1945) The World Parade

  • New York The Dynamic City: initially a Universal short of the same title

  • News Parade Of 1938 / bw / December 1938

  • News Parade Of 1939 / bw / December 1939

  • News Parade Of 1940 / bw / January 1941

  • News Parade Of 1941 / bw / December 1941

  • News Parade Of 1942 / bw / December 1942 See here: https://archive.org/...deOfTheYear1942

  • News Parade Of 1943 / bw / December 1943

  • News Parade Of 1944 / bw / December 1944

  • News Parade Of 1945 / bw / © November 15, 1945 See here: https://archive.org/...945_19_20_43_10

  • News Parade Of 1946 / bw / © November 15, 1945

  • News Parade Of 1947 / bw / © November 15, 1947

  • News Parade Of 1948 / bw / © November 15, 1948

  • News Parade Of 1949 / bw / © November 15, 1949

  • News Parade Of 1950 / bw / © November 15, 1950

  • News Parade Of 1951 / bw / © November 15, 1951

  • News Parade Of 1952 / bw / December 1952

  • News Parade Of 1953 / bw / December 1953

  • News Parade Of 1954 / bw / December 1954

  • News Parade Of 1955 / bw / December 1955

  • News Parade Of 1956 / bw / December 1956

  • News Parade Of 1957 / bw / December 1957

  • News Parade Of 1958 / bw / December 1958

  • News Parade Of 1959 / bw / December 1959

  • News Parade Of 1960 / bw / December 1960

  • News Parade Of 1961 / bw / December 1961

  • News Parade Of 1962 / bw / December 1962

  • News Parade Of 1963 / bw / December 1963

  • News Parade Of 1964 / bw / December 1964

  • News Parade Of 1965 / bw / December 1965

  • News Parade Of 1966 / color / December 1966

  • News Parade Of 1967 / color / December 1967

  • News Parade Of 1968 / color / December 1968

  • News Parade Of 1969 / color / December 1969

  • News Parade Of 1970 / color / December 1970

  • News Parade Of 1971 / color / December 1971

  • News Parade Of 1972 / color / December 1972

  • News Parade Of 1973 / color / January 1974

  • News Parade Of 1974 / color / January 1975

  • News Parade Of 1975 / color / January 1976

  • No Indians Please / bw / © February 15, 1948 Excerpts RIDE 'EM COWBOY

  • Oh, Boy. Paris! / bw / July 30, 1927

  • Ole, The Bull! / color / 1963 The Sport Parade

  • Olympic Winter Thrills / bw / April 1948 The Sport Parade

  • On With The Dance (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / November 5, 1926 Includes the “Black Bottom”

  • Once Upon A Mountain / color / 1962 The World Parade: tour of the Swiss Alps

  • One Thousand And One Nights And Treasure Waltz / bw / © May 15, 1951 With Viennese Philharmonic

  • Operation Tall Ships / color / 1975 The News Parade

  • Optical Craftsmanship (U.S. Office of Education) bw-series (20m each) / 1943

  • Overture To La Traviata An Chopin's Ballet / bw / © February 15, 1952

  • Oysters And Muscles / bw / © June 15, 1948 Excerpts HERE COME THE CO-EDS

 



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Castle Films, an incomplete list... Part 3 of 3

 

Covering titles P through Z here. Only films running longer than 11 minutes have a running time listed:

 

 

  • Palestine / bw / 1940 The World Parade

  • Pals / bw & silent / May 7, 1927

  • Paris / color / 1952 The World Parade

  • Paris The Beautiful / bw / 1937 The World Parade

  • Pearls (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / January 21, 1927

  • Perils Of The Wild / color / 1956 The Adventure Parade

  • Polio Scourge Halted! / bw / March 1955 The News Parade

  • Pope Paul VI Visits America / color / January 1966 The News Parade

  • Popular Sculpture / bw / 1939

  • Power for Defense (Tennesse Valley Authority/National Defense Commission) / bw / February 18, 1941

  • Precision Measurements (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (11-15m each) / 1942

  • Principals Of Radio Receivers / bw-18m / 1944

  • Problems Of Supervision / bw-series (20m each) / 1944

  • Racquet Action / bw / © August 15, 1951 The Sport Parade

  • Radio Antennas / bw / 1944

  • Radio Shop Techniques (U.S. Navy) / bw-series (26m each) / 1944

  • Railroad Story / bw / © February 15, 1951

  • Rain On The Plains / bw / 1938

  • Rainbow / bw & silent / Feb 20, 1927 (Film Daily review) Native American dances

  • Realm Of The Honey Bee (U.S. Department of Agriculture) / bw-40m / 1932

  • Refrigeration (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1945

  • Remember Jimmy (Firemen's Funds) / bw / 1935 A child copes with a careless motor accident

  • The Rendezvous Of Gemini 7-6 / color / February 1966 The News Parade

  • Revenge Of The Law / bw / 1938 Old Time Movie Series

  • Ride 'Em Cowboy / bw / 1939 The Sport Parade

  • Riot On Ice / bw / © September 15, 1949 Excerpts HIT THE ICE

  • The Road To Rome / color / 1960 The World Parade

  • Roads And Erosion / bw-21m / 1941

  • Roamin' In Scotland / bw / 1941 The World Parade

  • Roaring Wheels / bw / 1952 The Sport Parade

  • Robinson-Graziano Fight / bw / 1952 The Sport Parade

  • Robinson-Turpin Fight / bw / 1952 The Sport Parade

  • Romance Of A Lemon / bw & silent / 1927 See here: https://archive.org/...ls/Romanceo1927

  • Romantic Italy / bw / © March 15, 1952 The World Parade

  • Rome The Eternal City / bw / © February 15, 1948 (edited '47) The World Parade

  • Rose Of Monterey / bw / November 15, 1926

  • Roses From The South And Vienna Blood / bw / © May 15, 1951 With Viennese Philharmonic

  • The Royal Wedding Of Elizabeth And Phillip / bw / January 1948 The News Parade

  • Sago Making In Primitive Guinea / bw / 1931 Filmed in New Guinea

  • Sahara / bw / 1938 The World Parade: focusing on Morocco

  • Salt Of The Earth / bw / 1937

  • Salute To The Navy / bw / December 1943 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...SaluteToTheNavy

  • Sam Farmer's Cotton / bw / 1938

  • San Francisco's World's Fair (Golden Gate International Exposition) / bw / September 1939 The News Parade

  • Santa Claus' Story / bw / November 1940 A real curio that lifts footage from several vintage monkey and chimp clips that have little to do with anything, all told by Santa to two human tykes, one called Virginia (so Santy can “yes, Virginia... there is...”)

  • Santa Claus Punch & Judy / November 1948 Features an odd ball puppet show

  • Save The Soil / bw-20m / 1940

  • Saving Seconds (Aetna) / bw-20m / 1934

  • Screw Worms / bw-20m / 1936

  • Sea Hunt (Skin Diving) / color / 1963 The Sport Parade

  • Sea-Going Thrills / bw / 1938 The Adventure Parade: featuring Captain Warwick M. Thompkins and his “Wander Bird” around Cape Horn in June 1936

  • See America First / bw / December 1, 1926

  • Semaphore Familiarization / bw-series of 9 shorts / 1944

  • Servicing The Aviation Spark Plug / bw-22m / 1944

  • Sew Today The Modern Way / bw-20m / 1940

  • Shanghai / bw / 1947 The World Parade

  • Shaper Series (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (11m each) / 1942

  • She Saves Who Sews For Victory / bw-20m / 1942

  • Ship Building Skills (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1942

  • Ship Building Skills (2nd series) (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1944

  • The Short Game In Golf / bw / © March 28, 1955 Play Your Best Golf With Tommy Armour

  • Short Shots #1 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / October 1, 1926

  • Short Shots #2 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / October 15, 1926 Covers sheep & Black Bottom dancing

  • Short Shots #3 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / October 29, 1926 Features airplane camera shots

  • Short Shots #4 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / November 12, 1926

  • Short Shots #5 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / November 26, 1926 Features lion tamer, hat fads, Charles Smith “strongman”, cabaret dancer & airplane daredevil

  • Short Shots #6 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / December 10, 1926

  • Short Shots #7 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / December 24, 1926 Features circus stunts with a lion and a flame eater

  • Short Shots #8 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / January 7, 1927

  • Short Shots #9 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / January 21, 1927

  • Short Shots #10 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / February 3, 1927 Includes skating champs, Chinese mannequins in costume, artist Anton Novak

  • Short Shots #11 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / February 19, 1927 Features a Japanese dancer & a drunk dog

  • Short Shots #12 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / March 3, 1927

  • Short Shots #13 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / March 18, 1927

  • Short Shots #14 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / April 1, 1927

  • Short Shots #15 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / April 15, 1927

  • Short Shots #16 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / April 29, 1927

  • Short Shots #17 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / May 1927

  • Short Shots #18 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / May 1927

  • Short Shots #19 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / May 1927

  • Short Shots #20 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / June 1927

  • Short Shots #22 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / June 1927

  • Short Shots #23 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / June 1927

  • Short Shots #24 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / June 1927

  • Short Shots #25 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / July 1927

  • Short Shots #26 (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / July 1927

  • Sign Of Dependable Credit / bw-20m / 1941

  • Single Point Cutting Tools (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (15m each) / 1942 Titles: Fundamentals Of End Cutting Tools / Fundamentals Of Side Cutting Tools

  • Sir Winston Churchill, Man And Statesman / bw-15m / April 1965 The News Parade

  • Six-legged Saboteurs

  • Sixty Minutes From Broadway / color (2-color Technicolor) / January 15, 1929

  • Ski Hi, Ski Lo / bw / 1959 The Sport Parade

  • Ski Mania / bw / 1953 The Sport Parade

  • Ski Revels / bw / 1939 The Sport Parade

  • Sky Diving / color / 1965 The Sport Parade

  • Skywalkers / bw & silent / May 21, 1927

  • The Slide Rule / bw-2 films (20m) / 1944

  • Small Fry Circus (With Zippy The Chimp) (trainer: Ralph Quinlan) / bw / 1956

  • Snow Speed / bw / © February 15, 1950 The Sport Parade

  • Snow Thrills / bw / 1938 The Sport Parade

  • So This Is Europe / bw & silent / October 17, 1926 (Film Daily review)

  • So This Is America (See America First) / bw & silent / November 14, 1926 (Film Daily review)

  • Sock! / bw / 1940 The Sport Parade

  • South American Vista / bw / 1940 The World Parade: features Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro

  • South Pacific Horizons / color / 1956 The World Parade

  • Southern Italy / color / 1960 The World Parade

  • Soviet Fights Back! Russia Stops Hitler! / bw / June 1942 The News Parade

  • Spectacular New York / color / 1956 The World Parade

  • Speed / bw & silent / April 9, 1927 New York City traffic

  • Spills And Thrills / bw / © September 15, 1947 The Sport Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ade_05_26_16_00

  • Splendor Of Lake Louise And Banff / color / 1965 The World Parade

  • Sport Spellbinders / bw / 1942 The Sport Parade

  • The Sport Thrillers Of The Year / bw / December 1946

  • The Sport Thrillers Of The Year: 1947 / bw / December 1948

  • The Sport Thrills Of The Year / bw / December 1949

  • Sport Thrills Of The Year: 1950 / bw / 1950

  • Sporting Records / bw / © February 15, 1951 Castle Quiz Game

  • Sports Around The Globe / bw / © October 15, 1950 The Sport Parade

  • Sports Parade Of The Year / bw / 1940

  • Spring Shows And Beef Cattle / bw / 1939

  • Stalin's 70th Birthday / bw / January 1949 The News Parade

  • The Star Spangled Banner / bw / 1942

  • Stepping Along / bw / April 23, 1927

  • The Stock Car 500 Challenge / color / 1962 The Sport Parade

  • Stockholm, Old And New / color / 1966 The World Parade

  • Stop Forest Fires! / bw / 1936

  • The Story Of A Frog / bw / © February 1, 1951

  • The Story Of Pope John XXIII – Man Of Peace / bw / July 1963 The News Parade

  • The Story Of Pope Pius XII / bw / 1954 The News Parade

  • Strength Of The Hills / bw / 1941

  • Sugar Cane / bw-21m / 1939

  • Sun, Sea And Sails / bw / 1946 The Sport Parade

  • Sunshine / color (2-color Technicolor) / March 1, 1929

  • Super Thrills Of The News / bw / 1941 The News Parade: includes clips of zoo hippos, the British-French naval fleet in Oran, Algeria and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

  • Surf Riders / bw / 1960 The Sport Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ers_05_34_55_00

  • Survival Under Atomic Attack (Federal Civil Defense Administration) / bw / 1951

  • Swimming And Diving Aces / bw / 1940 The Sport Parade

  • Swing Away / bw / © March 28, 1955 Play Your Best Golf With Tommy Armour

  • Tackle Busters / bw / 1959 The Sport Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ers_05_09_33_00

  • Take A Letter, Please: How To Dictate / bw-15m / 1944

  • Taking Blood Pressure / bw / 1944

  • Tales Of The Vienna Waltz / Love Song Waltz / bw / 1951 With Viennese Philharmonic

  • Tanks (Office of Emergency Management Unit/U.S. Office of War Information- narrator: Orson Welles; music: Jack Shaindlin) / bw / January 24, 1942

  • Teamwork / bw / 1944

  • Ten Fathoms Deep: 16mm version of Universal-International's Danger Under The Sea

  • Terracing In The Northeast / bw / 1939

  • Terror Of The Jungle / color / 1967 The Adventure Parade: Nature film on a tiger and leopard

  • There's More Than Timber In Trees / color-33m / 1942

  • Third Inauguration Of Franklin D. Roosevelt / bw / February 1941 The News Parade

  • This Is Austria / color / 1962 The World Parade

  • This Is Baseball / bw / 1961 The Sport Parade

  • This Is Civil Defense / bw / 1952

  • This Sporting World / bw / 1958 The Sport Parade

  • Threads Of Fashion / bw-30m / 1944

  • Three Little Bruins On A Canoe / bw / 1943 Re-edited from a Paramount short BUSY LITTLE BEARS. Several other “Three Little Bruins” shorts followed as edits from earlier Paramount and Universal shorts: Three Little Bruins' Great Adventure / Three Little Bruins Make Mischief / Snookum Bears On A Rampage / Three Little Bruins On A Spree / Three Little Bruins Go Camping

  • A Thrill A Second / bw / 1940 The Sport Parade

  • Thrills On Wheels / bw / © August 15, 1949 The Sport Parade

  • Thru Feed Grinding A Straight Pin / bw-2 parts (28m each) / 1944

  • Tinning And Soldier Wiping / bw-27m / 1944

  • Track Meet Thrills / bw / 1943 The Sport Parade

  • Trailing The Western Sun / color (2-color Technicolor) / February 15, 1929

  • Treasures Of The Forest / bw-15m / 1941

  • Tree In A Test Tube (U.S. Department of Agriculture; Charles McDonald; narrator: Pete Smith) / color / December 1942 (filmed December 1941) Featuring Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy

  • Tree Of Life / bw-25m / 1938

  • Trees For Tomorrow / bw-15m / 1942

  • Trees To Tame The Wind / bw-15m / 1940

  • The Triumphant Tour Of Queen Elizabeth / bw / October 1954 The News Parade

  • Tuberculosis In Poultry And Swine / bw-20m / 1941

  • Twas The Night Before Christmas / bw / November 1946

  • U.S. Carrier Fights For Life / Russia Strikes Back / bw / March 1943 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ierFightForLife

  • U.S. Marines Capture Tawara / Allied Chiefs Meet / bw / March 1944 The News Parade

  • U.S. Navy Blasts Marshall Islands! / bw / July 1942 The News Parade

  • U.S. Space Pioneer / bw / July 1961 The News Parade

  • Useful Knots / bw-21m / 1943

  • X-Ray Inspection (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-21m / 1944

  • Venice The Magnificent / bw / 1937 The World Parade

  • Vertical Boring (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (19-24m each) / 1942

  • Victory In Sicily / Italy Bombed / bw / September 1943 The News Parade

  • Victory Over Germany / bw / May 1945 The News Parade

  • The Visit Of King George VI And Queen Elizabeth To Canada And The United States / bw / July 1939 The News Parade

  • A Visit To Jordan And Lebanon / color / 1962

  • Voyage Of The Mayflower II / bw / 1957 The Adventure Parade: follows a replica of the famous ship built by Warwick Charlton and the Plimoth Plantation for an April 1957 voyage

  • War In China / bw / December 1937 The News Parade

  • War In Europe / bw / November 1939 The News Parade

  • Washington D.C., The Nation's Capital / bw / 1939 The World Parade

  • Washington In Wartime / bw / 1942 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...ime_00_46_24_14

  • Washington, The Nation's Capital / color / 1967 The World Parade

  • Water Daredevils / bw / 1952 The Sport Parade

  • Water Sports (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / July 2, 1927

  • Water Sports / bw / 1937 The Sport Parade

  • We Must Be Thrilled / bw / December 31, 1926 Stunts with tigers and Eiffel Tower climbing

  • Weegee's Camera Magic / color / 1960

  • West Point, Symbol Of Our Army / bw / 1943 The News Parade

  • Western Feud! / bw / © August 15, 1949 Excerpts feature

  • Whale Hunt / color / 1961 The Adventure Parade

  • What On Earth! / bw / © October 15, 1951 Castle Quiz Game

  • When The Trees Talk (U.S. Department of Agriculture) / bw & silent / 1928 See here: https://archive.org/...alk_01_39_29_00

  • Where The Sun Plays / color (2-color Technicolor) / April 2, 1930 (Variety review) Early color shots of the West

  • Wild Elephant Round-up / bw / 1942 The Adventure Parade

  • Wild River Safari / bw / 1953 The Adventure Parade

  • Windjammer Thrills / bw / 1953 The Sport Parade

  • Wine, Women And Song And Lagoon Waltz / bw / © May 15, 1951 With Viennese Philharmonic

  • Wing, Claw And Fang: 16mm version of Paramount's Not So Dumb (1940)

  • Wings Over World Wonders / bw / 1940 The World Parade

  • Women In Defense / bw / November 1942 The News Parade

  • Wonder Dogs In Action / bw / © June 15, 1946 (edited '45) The Sport Parade

  • Wood Fabrication (U.S. Office of Education) / bw-series (20m each) / 1944

  • World Series 1948 / bw / 1948

  • World Sports Cavalcade / bw / 1939

  • The World's Fair At Night / color / 1965 The World Parade: New York 1964-65

  • World's Featherweight Championship / bw / © November 15, 1951 The Sport Parade: features Willie Pep and Sandy Saddler

  • World's Middleweight Championship / bw / © October 15, 1951 The Sport Parade

  • Yanks Battle For Okinawa / Bombing Of U.S.S. Franklin / bw / March 1945 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/...lin_15_37_55_07

  • Yanks Bomb Tokyo / bw / February 1943 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/.../YanksBombTokyo

  • Yanks Invade Africa / Victory Over Rommel / bw / March 1943 The News Parade

  • Yanks Invade Marshall Islands / bw / March 1944 The News Parade

  • Yanks Recapture Guam / Paris Liberated / bw / September 1944 The News Parade

  • Yanks Smash Truk / bw / April 1944 The News Parade: See here: https://archive.org/.../YanksSmashTruk

  • Yellowstone National Park / bw / © September 15, 1949 The World Parade

  • Yesterday Lives Again / bw / 1937 Old Time Movie Series

  • Yosemite (Ray Foster) / bw & silent / June 18, 1927

  • Yosemite (Fascinating Yosemite) / bw / 1941 The World Parade

  • Yosemite Wonderland / color / 1958 The World Parade

  • Zale-Graziano Fight / bw / January 1949 The Sport Parade: features the July 1947 battle between Tony Zale & Rocky Graziano

  • Zippy's Beach Adventure (trainer: Ralph Quinlan) / bw / © February 28, 1958

  • Zippy's Birthday Party (trainer: Ralph Quinlan) / bw / © February 28, 1958

  • Zooland's Who's Who / color / 1959

  • Zulu Hulu (Myron Zobel) / color / 1954 The Adventure Parade

 



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John Randolph Bray, part 1: Not just an animated cartoon producer

 

Segment culled from a Paramount-Bray Pictograph No. 6018, released August 31, 1918

 

 

J.R. Bray (1879-1978) is most famous to cartoon buffs as the great pre-Disney mogul who made more animated short subjects than anybody else in the business between the years 1913 and 1927. (On December 9, 1926, according to Film Daily, his company celebrated its 15th anniversary since 1911 was chosen by him as the date of his first animated cartoon, even if it wasn't officially released until 1913.) His New York studio either nurtured or started the careers of Earl Hurd, Wallace Carlson, Max & Dave Fleischer, Paul Terry, Milt Gross, Gregory La Cava, Grim Natwick, Burt Gillett and Walter Lantz, among many others... the who's who of the business. Thanks to patient research from one of his much younger fans, Tom Stathes, a great many of his cartoons are finally getting inventoried.

http://brayanimation...ilmography.html

 

On October 16, 2014, Stathes appeared with Robert Osborne on TCM showcasing many Bray cartoons for the first time on this network.

 

However Bray was also an equally successful producer of live-action shorts as well, continuing a comedy short division a year longer than his animation studio and maintaining a steady stream of nature, travel and sports reels for both Columbia and Educational during the thirties at least. Later he branched out in filmstrips and other areas, while still making new films for World War II. His company still outlived his own passing at age 99.

 

This first of two posts will focus on his educational shorts of the silent era, most of them one-reel (under 11 minutes) and in glorious black and white with a few exceptions.

 

 

For Paramount:

 

 

In 1919. Bray switch distributors to a pre-MGM Goldwyn (while it was still being run by Sam Goldwyn)

 

Goldwyn-Bray Pictograph (distributed by Goldwyn)

 

When possible I have listed the subjects covered. Not sure if my numbers are off, so I have included “? ”

 

 

  • No. 7001 / © August 20, 1919 (released September 7) Features Fleischer Out of the Inkwell animation with live-action segments: C. L. Chester's Tidbit “Samoan Follies” (dance in Samoa) / Mysteries Of Snow

  • No. 7002 / © August 20, 1919 (released September 14) Hello Mars (part animated) / Strange Appetites / experimental animation in color

  • No. 7003 / September 6, 1919 Meet Nick Carter / A Bare-handed Fight with an Alligator / How Animated Cartoons Are Made (Wallace A. Carlson) (see video above)

  • No. 7004 / © September 13, 1919 The Uncrowned King Of Brazil (with General Barrato) / The Movies Exposed / Trained Sea Lions / cartoon “High Cost Of Living”

  • No. 7005 / © September 23, 1919 Women Fire Fighters / Good Bye Dobbin (horse vs. auto in NYC) / cartoon “Dud's Home Run” (Wallace Carlson)

  • No. 7006 / © September 27, 1919 William L. Finley's Bird Cliff Dwellers / Nicea-da-Banan (Fiji scenes) / cartoon “Origin Of The Shimmy”. See segment here: https://archive.org/...nan_01_16_59_20

  • No. 7007 / © October 4, 1919

  • No. 7008 / © October 4, 1919

  • No. 7009 / © October 9, 1919 ? Irving Cobb "Master Minds of America" / Gold Mining in the Heart of a Great City

  • No. 7010 / © October 25, 1919 ? Three Men in a Boat and a Turtle

  • No. 7011 / © November 7, 1919 How Time Flies / Pirate Castles / Jerry On The Job cartoon “Pigs In Clover” made at Heart's International Cartoon

  • No. 7012 / November 9, 1919 ? A City Of Kings (Ponchos Of Peru) / Un-Natural History (polar bears, emus)

  • No. 7013 / © November 17, 1919 Listed as #413: New York's east side / unusual animals (capybara, armadillo, jumping mice)

  • No. 7014 / November 23, 1919 Listed as #414: Goodnight Ranch in Texas (The Passing of the Old West) / Rupert Hughes

  • No. 7015 / © December 3, 1919

  • No. 7016 / © December 9, 1919

  • No. 7017 / December 14, 1919 Pottery Making in the Fijis / William L. Finley “Trailing American Game Bird”

  • No. 7018 / © December 23, 1919 #418 Taos, New Mexican Indians (America's Oldest Inhabitants) / cartoon "Sufficency"

  • No. 7019 / © December 31, 1919 Listed as #419: covers tides impacted by the moon / cartoon is "Chip Off The Old Block"

  • No. 7020 / © January 6, 1920

  • No. 7021 / © January 16, 1920

  • No. 7022/7023 / © January 26, 1920 #423: microscopic water / sculptor Gutzon Borglum / cartoon in Brewster Color "Debut of Thomas the Cat"

  • No. 7024 / © January 30, 1920 #424: mostly animation with Max Fleischer "All Abroad for the Moon" & Vernon Stalling's Krazy Kat segments

  • No. 7025 / © February 2, 1920 #425: wasp hunting / The Movies Exposed

  • No. 7026 / © February 10, 1920 #426: locomotives / murres (birds) / A Flying Furnace (aviator apparel)

  • No. 7027 / © February 16, 1920

  • No. 7028 / © February 27, 1920 #428: telephone wireless explained / Flirtation In Zooland / Marcus M. Baldwin engraves Lincoln / cartoon "The Wrong Track"

  • No. 7029 / © March 3, 1920 #429: Pheasants- Aristocrats Of Birdland

  • No. 7030 / © March 9, 1920 Professor B Flat

  • No. 7031 / © March 15, 1920 #431: Fleischer cartoon / Fiji mat making / Guardians of Our Gateways

  • No. 7032 / © March 23, 1920 #432 Famous Robberies (with Amelia de Santis) / A Zooland Romance (involving orangutans) / Jerry On The Job cartoon Guardians Of Our Gateways

  • No. 7033 / © April 3, 1920 #433: High Cost Of Courting / Mary Roberts Rinehart / cartoon "Fenchy Discovers America"

  • No. 7034 / © April 14, 1920 #434: Silent Witness / sound waves illustrated by E. Lyle Goldman / Leviathans Of The Lakes (cranes) / cartoon "A Tax From The Rear"

  • No. 7035 / © April 21, 1920 #435: California expert studies wave electricity / Antigua (British West Indies) / cartoon "Spring Fever"

  • No. 7036 / © April 30, 1920 #437: Traveller's Aid Society / painter Childe Hassam / Fleischer segment

  • No. 7037 / © May 6, 1920

  • No. 7038 / © May 14, 1920 People You'd Like To Know / Aristocat Of The Flower World / Hudson Maxim

  • No. 7039 / © May 19, 1920

  • No. 7040 / © May 29, 1920

  • No. 7041 / © June 4, 1920 A Springtime Miracle (flower shots in Yosemite)

  • No. 7042 / © June 4, 1920 (Film Daily review 6-27) #442: Fleischer segment / steam shovel / Maurice Maeterlinck

  • No. 7043 / © June 12, 1920 #443 How We Breathe (animated diagrams) See here: https://archive.org/...the_01_47_11_06

  • No. 7044 / © June 19, 1920 #444: George Broadhurst "The Storm" with Edward Arnold & Helen MacKellar (Speeding Up the Play) / cartoon "How Vacation Spent Me"

  • No. 7045 / © June 26, 1920 Beating Man at His Own Game / Bargain Vacations For Kiddies / Fingerprints

  • No. 7046 / © July 3, 1920 ? This Wonderful World (An Adventure in Tripoli) / Vandals Of The Forest / How Fighters Keep Fit

  • No. 7047 / © July 6, 1920 #447: Life History of a Pearl / A Giant Of Industry (mechanical cranes at work) / Fleischer cartoon

  • No. 7048 / © July 16, 1920 #448: Hackettstown (NJ) fish farm / Do Dogs Reason? / cartoon "The Rhyme Went Wrong"

  • No. 7049 / © July 27, 1920 ? History Of The Iron Horse / Skiing At Dartmouth College / Jerry on the Job cartoon

  • No. 7050 / August 8, 1920 #450: Eternal Nature (color shots of flowers) / ghost research / Jerry On The Job cartoon

  • No. 7051 / August 15, 1920 #451: If You Could Shrink (part animated by Fleischer studio) / Jerry on the Job cartoon

  • No. 7052 / August 22, 1920 World's First Scientific Harness

  • No. 7053 / August 29, 1920 This Wonderful World

  • No. 7054 / September 5, 1920

  • No. 7055 / September 12, 1920 ?Chemical Inspiration / The Ancient And Honorable Doormat

  • No. 7056 / September 19, 1920 ? Fastest Fingers In America / National Sports Around The World

  • No. 7057 / September 25, 1920 If We Went to the Moon (part animated)

  • No. 7058 / © October 2, 1920 Fun With Firearms / Jewel Daughters of the Air

  • No. 7059 / © October 7, 1920 Chumming With Chipmunks

  • No. 7060 / © October 7, 1920 Adopting A Bear Cub

  • No. 7061 / © October 21, 1920 Origin Of the Family Tree / The Bandy Legged Circus

  • No. 7062 / © October 25, 1920 Tree Top Concert Singers

  • No. 7063 / © November 2, 1920 The Island Of The Mist

  • No. 7064 / © November 6, 1920 ? Through The Earth

  • No. 7065 / November 7, 1920 (Film Daily review) #465: What Is Your Body Worth? / Cruel Clam Cracker

  • No. 7066 / © November 16, 1920 Paradise For Birds (William & Irene Finlay in Columbia River valley)

  • No. 7067 / © December 14, 1920

  • No. 7069 / © January 6, 1921 Venice Of The Orient

  • No. 7072 / © January 7, 1921 Coasting From The Clouds / Action Of The Human Heart See here: https://archive.org/...art_01_55_11_26

  • No. 7068 / © January 8, 1921 Crookedest Railroad / The Riveter

  • No. 7070 / © January 15, 1921 Hoot Mon! / The Human Voice See here: https://archive.org/...See_01_54_31_21

  • No. 7074 / © January 21, 1921 Seein' Things On The Orinoco

  • No. 7071 / © January 26, 1921 Gypsy Scientists (in the Cascades of Washington)

  • No. 7075 / © January 28, 1921 Unshod Soldiers Of The King

  • No. 7073 / © February 2, 1921 No Reg'lar Bird

  • No. 7076 / © April 5, 1921 Safe Combination / No Place For A Honeymoon

  • No. 7077 / © April 5, 1921 The City That Never Sleeps: Guangzhou (Canton) in China. Expanded to 20m in educational market

  • No. 7078 / © June 20, 1921 Our Noble Ancestor. Jack Eaton & Katherine Hilliker are credited on some of these.

  • No. 7079 / © June 20, 1921 Feeding The Microscope

  • No. 7080 / © June 20, 1921 Songbirds As Citizens (Songbirds As Neighbors) with William L. & Irene Finlay. See here: https://archive.org/...ors_00_19_05_03

  • No. 7081 / © June 20, 1921 Hooters and Honkers

 

Automobile Specials (distributed independently)

 

  • Elements Of The Automobile (J. F. Leventhal & W. J. Nirgenau) / 2 parts / July 1, 1920

  • Automobile Ignition (George R. Fessenden) / 2 reels / © July 29, 1920

  • Bulletin 70 (Jamison Handy & Marcus A. Dow) / 3 reels / © September 27, 1920

 

Finley Nature series (distributed by Goldwyn)

These had camera work by William L. & Irene Finley

 

  • High Water / October 23, 1921

  • Page Mr. Edison / November 20, 1921

  • Climbing Mazamas / December 4, 1921

  • Adopting A Bear Cub / December 9, 1921 Extracted from a Goldwyn Pictograph

  • Angling In Oregon Waters / January 1, 1922

  • Healthy Appetites / January 15, 1922

  • Ups And Downs / February 12, 1922

  • Wanted, A Fumigator / March 26, 1922

  • Hummingbirds / 8m / 1922

  • Mallard Duck In Oregon / 5m / 1922 extract from a Pictograph

 

Powell Scenic series (distributed independently)

Directed by E. Alexander Powell. Chief cameraman: E. L. Hawkinson

 

  • Ship Ahoy / November 6, 1921

  • Tropical Tea-Time / December 18, 1921

  • Cupid In Djokjakarta / January 29, 1922

  • Soldiers In Siam / February 26, 1922

  • Law And Order / March 12, 1922

  • Huck Finn's Cousins / April 9, 1922

  • Wats And Whatnots / April 23, 1922

  • Help Wanted / May 7, 1922

  • There Ain't No Ten Commandments / May 21, 1922

  • Javanese Tid-Bits / June 4, 1922

  • A Good Time Had By All / June 18, 1922

 

Bray Romance series (initially distributed by Hodkinson)

Directed by J. A. Norling

Not exactly “romances” in the strictest sense

 

  • The Mystery Box / December 10, 1922

  • The Spy Splitter / January 7, 1923

  • Gambling With The Gulf Stream / February 4, 1923

  • Romance Of Life / May 20, 1923

  • The Immortal Voice / June 10. 1923

  • The City of Dreams / July 22, 1923

 

These were distributed independently, two years after the Hodkinson releases

 

  • Romance Of The Skies / April 10, 1925

  • New York The Wonderity / May 10, 1925

  • Captured Electricity / June 10, 1925

  • What Causes Earthquakes? / July 10, 1925

  • Romance Of The Oil / August 10, 1925

  • Romance Of The Planets / September 10, 1925

  • Romance Of Anthracite / October 10, 1925

 

 

Science Of Life series (distributed independently)

All copyrighted June 1, 1924

 

  • Protoplasm: The Beginning Of Life

  • Reproduction Of Lower Forms

  • Reproduction Of Higher Forms

  • How Plants And Animals Cause Disease

  • How Disease Is Spread

  • How To Prevent Disease

  • How The Mosquito Spreads Disease

  • The Fly As A Carrier Of Disease

  • Personal Hygiene For Young Women - see here: https://archive.org/...men_01_29_36_11

  • Personal Hygiene For Young Men

  • General Personal Hygiene - see here: https://archive.org/...ene_00_17_24_25

 

Screen Products series (distributed independently)

These probably involved a higher ratio of recycled to new footage since all were successfully copyrighted together on June 1, 1924

 

  • Air Pressure In Which We Live

  • All Aboard For The Moon – Goldwyn-Bray Pictograph No. 7057

  • Banana Growing In The Fiji Islands – Goldwyn-Bray Pictograph No. 7006

  • Beauty Spots In California

  • The Birth Of The Earth

  • Carnivorous Plants

  • Charades (4 shorts 1 reel each)

  • The Desert Harvest

  • A Florida Alligator Farm - Paramount-Bray Pictograph No. 121 (May 18, 1918)

  • Frenzied Finance

  • A Giant In Fairyland - Paramount-Bray Pictograph No. 6118 (May 17, 1919)

  • Glaciers Of British Columbia

  • Goats To The Front - Paramount-Bray Pictograph (1918), not certain number

  • How The Telephone Talks - Paramount-Bray Pictographs No. 6115 (April 26, 1919) See here: https://archive.org/...lks_01_26_45_28

  • How We Hear – see here: https://archive.org/...ear_01_25_08_15

  • How's Your Eye Sight? (How You See) - see here: https://archive.org/...See_01_54_31_21

  • Infusoria

  • Interior Decoration

  • A Machine That Thinks - Paramount-Bray Pictographs No. 6091 (November 15, 1918)

  • The Most Popular Girl In The World - Paramount-Bray Pictographs No. 6109 (March 15, 1919)

  • Nature's Jewels

  • Nature's Tent Builders

  • The Origin Of Coal

  • A Paradise For Artists

  • Putting Rivers To Work

  • Science Of Weather Prediction

  • Some Monsters Of The Farm

  • Tapping The Maples

  • Wireless Telephony - Goldwyn-Bray Pictograph No. 7028

  • An X-Ray On Teeth

 

Bray Nature Specials series (distributed independently)

 

  • Hands Vs. Feet / April 1, 1925

  • The Buzzard / April 10, 1925

  • Spring / April 15, 1925

  • Nature's Gliders / 15m / May 1, 1925 Focuses on gulls, gannets, swans, cranes and herons in flight

  • Tragedy Of The Sea / May 15, 1925

  • The Labyrinth Spider / June 1, 1925

  • The Sea / June 15, 1925

  • The Rook / July 1, 1925

  • Nature's Armour / 15m / July 15, 1925 Various animals: crocodile, elephant, rhino, lion, etc.

  • Path Through The Woods / August 1, 1925

  • Water Babies / August 15, 1925

  • Where The Moose Run Loose / 14m / September 1, 1925 Filmed in New Brunswick

  • Motoring Through Cloudland / September 15, 1925

  • Where Beauty Dwells / October 1, 1925

  • Table Manners / October 4, 1926

  • A Scenic Wonderland / October 15, 1925

  • The Diver / © October 22, 1926

  • Comma Butterfly / 15m / November 29, 1926

  • Marine Parade / December 27, 1926

  • Little Brother Of The Wild / January 24, 1927

  • A Furry Tale / March 1, 1927

  • The Low Down / March 21, 1927

  • Heralds Of The Spring / April 19, 1927

  • Land Of Eternal Summer / May 18, 1927

 

Secrets Of Life series (distributed independently)

These were merely United States releases of a popular British Instructional Film series produced in 1922

 

  • The Cuckoo's Secret / 11m / June 21, 1925 (Film Daily mention) See here: https://archive.org/details/the_cuckoo

  • Sparrow Hawk / 16m / June 21, 1925 (Film Daily mention)

  • Battle Of The Ants / 18m / 1925

 

Bray Novelty Magazine series (distributed independently)

Edited by Don Carlos Ellis

 

  • Housing Problem / September 26, 1926 15m short on animal dwellings See here: https://archive.org/...lem_15_30_40_03

  • Velocity / October 18, 1926

  • Transportation / November 15, 1926 – See here: https://archive.org/...ere_01_43_23_27

  • Sport Calendar / December 14, 1926

  • Sculpturing From Life / January 10, 1927

  • Our Arctic Frontier / February 7, 1927

  • Sports On The Great Lakes / March 7, 1927

  • Riding On The Breeze / April 5, 1927

  • The Noble Art / May 3, 1927

  • The Ocean Floor / June 2, 1927

  • The Eighth Wonder / July 2, 1927

  • Derelicts Of The Sea / August 2, 1927

 

A few others, available in 16mm by the 1930s. All silent.

 

  • Our Animal Friends And Foes (Raymond L. Ditmars) / 10m / June 1, 1916 IFocuses on insect pests and how to deal with them including using snakes.

  • Glimpse Of New Zealand / 16m / 1919 Extract from from two or more Paramount-Bray Pictographs of 1917. Includes footage of Wanganui River

  • Stung! By Amos Quito / 12m / 1920 Made for the United States Public Health Service, United States Bureau of Fisheries, and the American Museum Of Natural History. Covers malaria prevention.

  • Kilauea, The House Of Everlasting Fire / 8m / 1922 Culled from a 1918 Paramount-Bray Pictograph

  • Nature's Nurseries / 16m / 1922 Covers baby animals from alligators to hummingbirds

  • Marauders Of The Sea / 16m / 1922 Covers starfish, Portuguese Man O'War & other critters

  • How The Organs Of The Body Function (Jacob Sarnoff) / 40m / 1925 Given a soundtrack in the 1930s. Also split into shorter films: The Heart And How It Works and Blood Vessels And Their Function

  • Seeing Stars / 10m / October 7, 1925

  • Eclipse Of The Sun / 6m / 1925

  • Spectacular Experiments In Crystalization / 8m / 1925

  • Experiments With Light Rays / 5m / 1925 See here: https://archive.org/...ays_01_52_34_17

  • Experiments In The Conduction Of Heat / 5m / 1925 See here: https://archive.org/...eat_01_50_05_20

  • Etcher And His Art / 5m / 1925 Likely an extract from an earlier Pictograph

  • A Little Friend Of All The World / 14m / November 29, 1925 (Film Daily mention) Sound added in 1929 for Columbia Pictures release See here: https://archive.org/...ild_08_10_28_24

  • Black Sunlight / 15m / 1930 Covers coal See here: https://archive.org/...ght_01_11_27_09

  • Indians Of The Painted Desert / 5m / 1930 Profiles the Navajo in New Mexico. Likely an extract from an earlier Pictograph



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:26 PM

John Randolph Bray, part 2:

 

His comedies of the roaring twenties and his entrance into sound production

 

Doing two posts on this great short subject producer. This list covers his independent productions, but this time I am focusing on his 2-reel comedies (20 minutes approximate) that competed with Hal Roach's “Our Gang” and other series. As he briefly Hollywood-ized with his entertainment films, he even tentatively started new headquarters in California. Yet the comedy boom just lasted two years.

 

Fistical Culture Comedy series (all black & white/ silent)

These were all 2-reels of just under 20 minutes

Albert Herman directed this comedy series that Bray produced. The key stars were Lewis Sargent, Wanda Wiley and Henry Roquemore

 

  • Fighting Fool / September 20, 1926

  • Punches And Perfume / October 20, 1926

  • Look Out Below / November 20, 1926

  • Blue Black / December 20, 1926

  • Even Up / January 20, 1927

  • Try And Do It / February 20, 1927

  • A Polo Bear / March 4, 1927

  • The Speed Hound / April 20, 1927

  • Hot Tires / May 20, 1927

  • Weak Knees / June 20, 1927

  • Lost In A Pullman / July 20, 1927

  • Custard's Last Stand / August 20, 1927

 

 

McDougall Alley series (all black & white/ silent)

These two-reel comedies have key directors listed in ()

Perry Murdock, Cleone Deaver & Louise Carver were among the featured juveniles appearing.

 

Excerpt from one here:

 

 

  • Getting Hitched (Joe Rock) / September 1, 1926

  • On The Farm (Joe Rock) / October 1, 1926

  • At The Beach (Joe Rock) / November 1, 1926

  • Luke Warm Breeze (Harry McCoy) / December 1, 1926

  • Present Arms (Harry McCoy) / January 1, 1927 (filmed '26)

  • Oh Boy (Harry McCoy) / February 1, 1927

  • Yankee Doodle / March 1, 1927

  • The Racers / April 1, 1927

  • The Big Pie Raid / May 1, 1927

  • The Deuce / June 1, 1927

  • Animal Catchers / July 1, 1927

  • The Orphans / August 1, 1927

  • Spooks / September 10, 1927

  • Magic Game / October 10, 1927

  • Fat And The Canary / November 10, 1927

  • Mr. Pooh / December 10, 1927

  • Cat Tales / January 10, 1928

  • Cutting Up / February 10, 1928

  • Fowl Play / March 10, 1928

  • Bathing Beauty Babies / April 10, 1928

  • Kids, Cats And Cops / May 10, 1928

 

 

Skylark Comedy series (all black & white/ silent)

These two-reel comedies have key directors listed in ()

Perry Murdock, Cleone Deaver & Louise Carver were among the featured juveniles appearing.

 

  • Flesh And A Devil / September 1, 1927 With Jack Cooper

  • His Ticklish Predicament / October 1, 1927 With Jack Cooper

  • Beauty And The Bump / November 1, 1927

  • Way Of All Fish / December 1, 1927 With Jack Cooper

  • Daze Of '49 / January 1, 1928 (filmed '27) With Jack Cooper & Louise Carver

  • Duke's Dirty Doings / February 1, 1928 With Perry Murdock & Nita Cavalier

  • Lost In The Lurch / March 1, 1928 With Perry Murdock & Nita Cavalier

  • Figures Do Lie / April 1, 1928 With The Bathing Girls

  • Hick In Hollywood / May 1, 1928 With Perry Murdock & Nita Cavalier

 

 

Sunkist Comedy series (all black & white/ silent)

These two-reel comedies were directed by Al Nathan

Features Buddy Messenger in all, Henry Rocquemore (except maybe the first three titles) with the Sunkist Bathing Beauties in support

 

  • Nize Monkey / November 10, 1926 Also with Evelyn Francisco

  • Don't Kid Me, Monkey / December 10, 1926 Co-starring Edna Marion

  • Nize Monkey / January 10, 1927

  • A Sorority Mixup / March 10, 1927

  • That's My Mummy / April 10, 1927

  • One, Two, Three Kick / May 10, 1927

  • Dumb Belles / June 10, 1927

  • Good Scouts / July 10, 1927

  • Two Arabian Sights / August 10, 1927

 

 

Whirlwind Comedy series (all black & white/ silent)

All two-reel comedies

 

  • Bare Coed / January 7, 1928 (Motion Picture News review) Starring Perry Murdock & Nita Cavalier

  • Barnyard Rivals / March 17, 1928 (Motion Pictures News review) Starring Walter Lantz (future Woody Woodpecker director), Marny Shaw & Tina Ward

  • Her Salty Suitor / April 30, 1928

  • Wild Waves / May 20, 1928

  • Smackem Alley / June 20, 1928

 

 

 

After completing the last of his comedy shorts in early 1928, John Bray cut back on production somewhat as he reorganized his company for sound. Eventually he struck good distribution deals with Educational Pictures and Columbia for several series which kept him busy as a producer at least through 1934.

 

For Columbia Pictures (with sound):

 

 

For Educational Pictures:

 

 

The following are his independent sound productions, all black & white. An occasional feature running over an hour was made such as The Work Of The Public Health Service (1936) and Parachutes Of Safety (1942). Although his animation studio had closed in 1927, an occasional cartoon like Tea Pot Town (1936) still got produced. Despite a gradual decline in production, he was still active as a producer making wartime instructionals and filmstrips under his sub-company Brayco line, still active in the early 1960s. Thanks to a vast library of film material which could easily get a soundtrack added if it didn't have one originally, he was able to retain ownership of his material through the syndicated television years of the 1950s and beyond. In fact, the Bray corporation still existed in some form as late as the 1980s. Another sub-company that branched out as its own company was headed by Jam Handy in Chicago and Detroit. That too lasted until the early 1980s, being much more prolific than even Bray was in his heyday thanks to major corporations like General Motors needing films to promote their assembly line. In fact, the Jam Handy company was likely using up more 35mm and 16mm stock than the Hollywood studios combined in the 1940s, '50s and '60s at least.

 

  • In Nature's Workshop / 15m / 1934 Covers water formations and ice crystals up close under the microscope

  • The Story Of The United States Coast Guard (narrator: Alois Havrilla) / 24m / June 15, 1935

  • Leaping Through Life / 10m / 1937 All about frogs

  • Woodpecker, Farmer's Friend (Rita Hochheimer) / 5m / 1937 Recycles footage shot by William L. Finlay in the early '20s

  • Hummingbird (Rita Hochheimer) / 8m / 1937 Recycles footage shot by William L. Finlay in the early '20s

  • Story Of Milk / 30m / 1938 date given in the Educational Film Guide (H.W. Wilson Company)

  • United States Coast Guard Academy (narrator: Alois Havrilla) / 20m / June 5, 1938 Expanded with the previous 1935 title into a feature film, released March 22, 1939

  • Interdependence Of Living Things / 15m / 1938 Shows solar energy on plants. Also covers bacteria

  • How We Get Our Milk / 15m / 1939

  • Pueblo Indians Of Today / 15m / 1939

  • Kindness To Birds (Rita Hochheimer) / 15m / 1939

  • Bessemer And Open Hearth Steel / 15m / 1940

  • Manufacture Of Pig Iron / 12m / 1940

  • Spark Plugs In Aviation / 30m / February 21, 1941

  • Smoke Streams / 30m / 1941 Made for the Franklin Institute

  • Youth Takes To Wings (Youth Takes To Flight) (National Aeronautic Association) / 45m / December 1941

  • Aerodynamics- Air Resistance And Streaming / 8m / 1942

  • Aerodynamics- Lift / 16m / 1942

  • Aerodynamics- Properties Of Air / 8m / 1942

  • Advanced Maneuvers / 10m / 1943

  • Aircraft Work: Blanket Sheet Metal (U.S. Office of Education) / 20m / November 5, 1943

  • Aircraft Work: Forming Sheet Metal (U.S. Office of Education) / 20m / November 5, 1943

  • Aircraft Work: Finish Forming By Hand (U.S. Office of Education) / 20m / November 5, 1943

  • Aircraft Work: Tube Bending By Hand (U.S. Office of Education) / 8m / December 10, 1943

  • Aircraft Work Templates: Making A Master Contour Plate (U.S. Office of Education) / 20m / March 22, 1944

  • Aircraft Work Templates: Making A Master Developed Layout (U.S. Office of Education) / 20m / April 25, 1944

  • Aircraft Work: Control Cables 1- Making A Wrapped And Soldiered Splice / 10m / August 21, 1944

  • Aircraft Work: Control Cables 2- Swaging Cable Terminals / 10m / August 21, 1944

  • Aircraft Work: Control Cables 3 - Making A Five Tuck Splice / 10m / September 8, 1944



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Ford Educational Weekly

 

Produced by Henry Ford's Motor Company, this was a rather unique series of “scenics” that hit it big with the educational market. All were filmed in 35mm, although 16mm reprints were made available by the 1930s as school material. FitzPatrick & McElroy helped promote these to theaters, which were initially offered at low rates and, for a certain period, even free of charge. Ford, ever the social advocate, wanted movies to teach something as well as entertain. Expansion through Griever Distributors by 1918 provided a little more incoming revenue that helped with production costs. The wider exposure, in turn, brought in some of the big boys of the theatrical business: Goldwyn Pictures took over distribution in January 1919, followed by Federated Film Exchanges in January 1921. These were concurrently released alongside his newsreel, the Ford Animated Weekly, which started two years earlier in 1914.

 

As one of the biggest tycoons of his day, Henry Ford sometimes put his foot in his mouth... just as many big names do today. While his newspaper tended to be rather questionable in its opinion pieces at times, it was his specific insinuations that Hollywood's “loose morals” reflected on screens (and off, with the Fatty Arbuckle scandal looming) were due to the “Jewish influence”... or something to that effect. Back in those days, it was easier to keep a lid on antisemitism, thanks to no internet. Yet it didn't take long for Hollywood's higher ups to take notice and they weren't too pleased. His little films, innovative that they were, struggled in the later years to get wide release as a result. Production came to a temporary halt by 1924, after which the focus was more on promotion of product than sugar coated education.

 

Regardless of the controversies, these little films still hold up fairly well and a surprisingly high percentage still survive. This is no easy achievement considering how much silent cinema has been lost.

 

 

 

  • 017: Historical Boston / December 1916

  • 018: Denver / January 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 019: Indianapolis / January 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 020: Detroit / January 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 021: Apple Industry (Apple Raising) / January 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 022: Cleveland And Toledo / February 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 023: Canadian Rockies / February 1917 (filmed '16) Reviewed Aug 2, 1919 by Moving Picture World

  • 024: Pike's Peak / Estes Park / February 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 025: Story Of A Grain Of Wheat / February 1917

  • 026: Trip To Royal Gorge / March 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 027: A Trip To Old Santa Fe, N.M. / March 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 028: The Story Of A Cake Of Soap / March 1917

  • 029: Petrified Forests Of Arizona / Congo Basket Making / March 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 030: Grand Canyon Of The Colorado / April 1917 (filmed '16) Reissued Feb 25, 1922

  • 031: Making A Box Of Candy / April 1917

  • 032: New York City / April 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 033: A Visit To A Big Hotel (Hotel Statler Kitchen) / April 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 034: Philadelphia / April 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 035: Olive Industry (Olive Growing In the United States) / May 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 036: St. Paul, Minnesota / Winter Carnival / May 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 037: Norfolk, Virginia / May 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 038: Mt. Lowie / Ostrich Farm / May 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 039: Los Angeles / June 1917

  • 040: Santa Catalina Island / June 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 041: Washington D.C. / June 1917 Reissued © September 17, 1921 as WASHINGTON D.C., CAPITAL CITY

  • 042: Mt. Wilson / Roosevelt Dam / June 1917

  • 043: San Francisco / July 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 044: Orange Industry / Harvesting Ice On The Hudson / July 1917 (filmed '16) Reissued as ORANGE CULTIVATION IN CALIFORNIA © December 24, 1920 and as ORANGES AND OLIVES or FABLE OF THE OLIVE AND THE ORANGE, Jun 22, 1922

  • 045: Baltimore / July 1917

  • 046: Sugar Industry (Hawaiian Islands) / Soldiering For Uncle Sam / July 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 047: Hawaiian Islands: Lift, Industries, Customs And Scenic Wonders / July 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 048: Hawaiian Islands: Historical Pageant, Pineapple And Banana Industries / August 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 049: Presidents Of The United States / Story Of Old Glory / August 1917

  • 050: Hawaiian Islands: Rice Harvest, Making Poi, Picking Cocoanuts / August 1917 (filmed '16)

  • 052: Hawaiian Islands / Scenes Of Atlantic City / August 1917

  • 053: Making Of A Hawaiian Ukelele / Glimpses Of Jacksonville, Florida / September 1917

  • 054: A Visit To Kilauea Volcano / September 1917 Reissued as 113 in 1918

  • 055: Making Of Cut Glass Part 1 / September 1917

  • 056: Making Of Cut Glass Part 2 / September 1917

  • 057: A Visit To Old St. Augustine, Florida / September 1917

  • 058: The Guardians Of Columbia: A Trip To Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams And Mt. St. Helens / October 1917

  • 059: The Making Of Pottery / October 1917 Reissued as POTTERY Oct 16, 1923

  • 060: A Visit To Seattle / October 1917

  • 061: The Making Of Shoes Part 1 / October 1917

  • 062: The Making Of Shoes Part 2 / November 1917

  • 063: The Columbia River Highway / November 1917

  • 064: A Visit To The Missions Of California / November 1917

  • 065: A Visit To Portland, Oregon / November 1917

  • 066: From Trap To Can – Salmon Industry / December 1917

  • 067: Quarrying Asbestos / Canadian Girl Guides / December 1917

  • 068: Making Wheels For Automobiles / December 1917

  • 069: Minneapolis, Minnesota / December 1917

  • 070: Motive Power On The Farm – The Ford Tractor / December 1917

  • Glacier National Park / 1917 Likely a half-reel of another title

  • Pheasant Farm / 1917 Likely a half-reel of another title

  • Scenes About Memphis, Tennessee / 1917 Likely a half-reel of another title

  • Tale Of A Shirt / 1917 Likely a half-reel of another title

  • 071: Yosemite Valley – The Land Of Enchantment / January 1918 (filmed '17) Reissued Dec 24, 1920

  • 072: A Visit To New Orleans / January 1918 (filmed '17) Reissued Apr 27, 1919

  • 073: Making An Automobile / January 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 074: The Blue And The Gray- Veterans Reunion At Vicksburgh / January 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 075: A Visit With Luther Burbank / February 1918 (filmed '17) Reissued Oct 28, 1922

  • 076: The Lumber Industry Of The American Northwest / February 1918 (filmed '17) Reissued © January 15, 1921

  • 077: Richmond, Virginia / February 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 078: Rainer National Park / February 1918 (filmed '17) Reissued as MT. RAINER © October 1, 1921

  • 079: A Visit To Atlanta, Georgia / March 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 080: The Giant Forests Of California / March 1918 (filmed '17) Reissued as THE BIG TREES OF CALIFORNIA Dec 24, 1920 and as a “Nature Study” Jun 18, 1923

  • 081: A Trip Through A Modern Steam Laundry / March 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 082: A Visit To Pittsburgh – The Steel City / March 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 083: Training Officers For Our National Army / March 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 084: The Eyes Of The Allies / March 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 092: Coal Mining Part 1 / April 1918 (filmed '16)

  • 093: Coal Mining Part 2 / April 1918 (filmed '16)

  • 094: Tacoma And The Puget Sound / San Juan Island (Of Washington) / April 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 095: Why And Where Liberty Bonds Are Made / May 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 096: Lace Making: Curtains / May 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 097: Spring Hats For Men: Helmets / May 1918

  • 098: The Geysers And Hot Springs Of Yellowstone Park / May 1918 (filmed '17) Reissued © June 25, 1921

  • 099: Making Rubber Tires (Making A Rubber Tire) / June 1918 Reissued May 31, 1922

  • 100: A Trip To New York Part 1 / June 1918

  • 101: A Trip To New York Part 2 / June 1918

  • 102: Hunting Wild Geese With A Camera / June 1918 Reissued as A WILD GOOSE CHASE No. 149 on May 18, 1919

  • 103: The Yellowstone National Park / June 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 104: How the News Is Made, Part 1 / July 1918 Covers Detroit News

  • 105: How the News Is Made, Part 2 / June 1918

  • 106: Employment Of Cripples / July 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 107: Can-Can: A Lesson In Canning / July 1918

  • 108: A True Fish Story / August 1918

  • 109: A Visit To Ford Manufacturing Company / August 1918

  • 110: A Day In Dogdom / August 1918

  • 111: Ausable Charm / August 1918

  • 112: Lake Champlain And Lake George / September 1918 (filmed '17)

  • 114: Training Mechanics For Our National Army / September 1918

  • 115: Work Or Fight / September 1918

  • 116: A Trip To Niagara Falls / September 1918 Reissued Aug 25, 1921

  • 117: A Mile In The Sky / October 1918 Aerials of Niagara Falls

  • 118: At Home In The Water (America Swim) / October 1918

  • 119: The Milky Way (A Trip To Dairy Land) / October 1918

  • 120: What Are You Doing For The Red Cross? (The Red Cross Cares For The Wounded) / October 1918

  • 121: On Foot With Our Army And Navy / November 1918

  • 122: America At Play: Coney Island / November 1918

  • 123: Heroes Of The Coast Guard / November 1918

  • 124: The Story Of The Ford Eagle, Part 1 / 2 reels / November 1918 Profiles the Navy boat.

  • 125: The Story Of The Ford Eagle, Part 2 / 2 reels / November 30, 1918 (Motion Picture World review)

  • 126: Old New England Part 1 / December 1918

  • 127: Old New England Part 2 / December 1918

  • 134: Old New England: Boston / December 7, 1918 (Motion Picture World review)

  • 131: What Uncle Sam Will Do For 2 Cents / January 12, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 132: The Truth About The Liberty Motor / January 26, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 133: Hang It All! The Story Of Wallpaper / January 27, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 135: Carrying Old Glory To The Seven Seas / February 3, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 136: Canada's Mountain Of Tears (Mount Edith Cavell) / February 10, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 137: Where “The Spirit Was Won” Was Born / February 17, 1919 May include footage from earlier film on Philadelphia

  • 138: Rough Stuff / February 24, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 139: Good To Eat / March 2, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 140: The Story Of Steel / March 9, 1919

  • 141: A Little Bit Of Heaven / March 16, 1919 Profiles Yosemite park, possibly reissued material

  • 142: What Uncle Sam Has Up His Sleeve / March 23, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 143: Northern Sports Under Southern Skies / March 30, 1919

  • 144: Good Roads: A Camera Drama In Roadmaking / April 6, 1919

  • 145: Cut It Out / April 13, 1919 Covers glass work

  • 146: The Four Runners Of Joy / © April 24, 1919

  • 147: Going Up (Climbing Mt. Hood) / May 4, 1919

  • 148: Can The Poor Fish? (Salmon Industry) / May 11, 1919

  • 150: From Mud To Mug / May 25, 1919

  • 151: The Land Of The Ukulele / June 1, 1919 Hawaii tour

  • 152: When Black Is Read / June 8, 1919

  • 153: The Only Way / June 15, 1919 Profiles traffic cops

  • 154: Pure Havana / June 22, 1919 Cuba tour

  • 155: At The Crossroads / June 29, 1919 Covers prison life

  • 156: The Fable Of The Olive And The Orange / July 8, 1919 Edits two earlier shorts together

  • 157: School Days / July 13, 1919

  • 158: The Town Of Up And Down / July 20, 1919

  • 159: Sweetness / July 27, 1919

  • 160: A Genuine Panama (Panama Hat) / August 2, 1919 (Moving Picture World review)

  • 161: God's Handiwork / August 9, 1919

  • 162: Caught (Canadian Fishing) / August 9, 1919 (Moving Picture World review)

  • 163: Days Of Real Sport (Boy Scouts) / August 16, 1919 (Moving Picture World review)

  • 164: Home Made (Home Made Homes) / August 23, 1919 (Moving Picture World review)

  • 165: The Anglers / September 7, 1919 (filmed '18) Along the Au Sable River

  • 166: Going South / September 14, 1919 New Orleans tour

  • 167: Animal Antics / September 21, 1919

  • 168: Snapping Snappers / September 28, 1919 Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

  • 169: Town Tropics / October 1919 (© September 16)

  • 170: Panama Canal / October 1919 (© September 25) Reissued Feb 25, 1922

  • 171: By The Sea / © October 2, 1919 More of Atlantic City

  • 172: Little Bo Peep: Woolen Milling / © October 2, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • 173: Rock Of Ages / © October 13, 1919

  • Operations Of The German Submarine U35 Against Allied And Neutral Shipping / © November 7, 1919

  • 174: Net Profits: Catching Salmon On The Skeene River / November 9, 1919

  • 175: Nature's Echo / November 16, 1919 In color

  • 176: Paper Making / November 23, 1919 Reissued Sep 29, 1923

  • 177: Hooping Up / November 1919 Making barrels out of oak trees

  • 178: The Islands Of St. Lawrence / November 1919

  • 179: Cutting Up / December 1919 Meat packing

  • 180: A Story Of Zinc / © December 2, 1919

  • 181: Meat Again / December 1919

  • 182: Eventide / © December 15, 1919

  • 183: Bubbles / December 24, 1919

  • 184: Just Kids / January 1, 1920 (filmed '19)

  • 185: Taken With A Grain Of Salt / January 25, 1920 (filmed '19)

  • 186: The Flowing Road / February 1, 1920 (filmed '19)

  • 187: De-Light: Making An Electric Lightbulb / February 8, 1920

  • 188: In Higher Spheres / February 15, 1920

  • 189: Silverware / February 22, 1920

  • 190: Tick-Tock / February 29, 1920

  • 194: A Pilgrimage / © March 6, 1920

  • 191: Broken Silence / March 7, 1920

  • 195: Cut And Dried / © March 12, 1920

  • 192: With Every Meal / March 14, 1920

  • 196: From East To West / © March 20, 1920

  • 193: The Alligator Hunt / March 21, 1920

  • 197: North Wind's Masonry / © March 27, 1920

  • 198: Cherry Blossom Time (In Japan) / © April 3, 1920

  • 199: The Reawakening (New Vocations For Wounded) / © April 9, 1920

  • 200: See-Saw / © April 20, 1920

  • 201: Made Game / © April 24, 1920

  • 202: Home Of The Seminole / © May 1, 1920

  • 203: Playthings Of Childhood / © May 6, 1920

  • 204: To Suit Man / © May 13, 1920

  • 205: Chu Chu / © May 20, 1920

  • 207: Little Comrades / © June 2, 1920

  • 206: Wickerware / June 19, 1920

  • 208: Tropical Gems Of Florida / July 4, 1920

  • 209: Water As Power / July 11, 1920

  • 210: Just Write / July 18, 1920

  • 211: Current Occurence / July 25, 1920

  • 212: Into The Big Cypress / August 1, 1920 Seminole Indians

  • 213: Starting Life (Showing Young Life) / August 8, 1920 Baby animals

  • 214: To A Queen's Taste / August 15, 1920

  • 215: Aqua / August 22, 1920

  • 216: Out Of The Woods / August 29, 1920

  • 217: In For A Raise / September 5, 1920

  • 218: Having A Circus / September 12, 1920

  • 219: Air-istocracy / September 19, 1920

  • 220: In The Glory Of The Past / September 26, 1920

  • 223: The Way Of The West / © September 27, 1920

  • 221: Between Friends / October 3, 1920

  • 222: For The Future / October 10, 1920

  • 224: Timberlust / October 24, 1920

  • 225: What The Ocean Hides / October 31, 1920

  • 229: The Banana / November 3, 1920

  • 226: Nassau, Bahamas / November 7, 1920

  • 227: In Arizona / November 14, 1920

  • 228: Number, Please / November 21, 1920

  • Hurry Slowly / November 28, 1920

  • 231: Farm Boys Abroad / December 5, 1920 (Film Daily review)

  • 233: Ocean Tears / © December 7, 1920

  • Landmarks Of The American Revolution / © December 8, 1920 (completed '18) 2-reeler

  • 232: The Wards Of A Nation / December 12, 1920 (Film Daily review) Covers Indian reservations

  • 234: Christmas Thoughts / December 15, 1920

  • Some Of Uncle Sam's Workshops / December 15, 1920

  • 230: Happy Hours / December 20, 1920 (Moving Picture World review) Sports reel

  • Colorado Plateau / December 24, 1920

  • In Fairyland / January 9, 1921 (© December 20, 1920)

  • In The Palace Of Honey / © January 15, 1921 (filmed '20)

  • The Message / January 16, 1921 (© December 20, 1920)

  • Democracy In Education / January 23, 1921 (© December 29, 1920)

  • For Mexico / © January 31, 1921 (filmed '20)

  • Tropical Sons / February 20, 1921 More Bahamas filmed '20

  • Presidents Of The United States (2nd edition) / © February 25, 1921 Updated to included Warren G. Harding

  • Iron And Steel / February 27, 1921 Reissued 1922

  • Where The Columbia River Rises / March 6, 1921

  • The Bahama Islands, Nassau To Kingston / March 21, 1921

  • Round-up On The Bar-U / © April 8, 1921

  • Old Mexico Of Today / © April 22, 1921

  • Clear To The Bottom / May 9, 1921

  • Kingston, Jamaica / © May 23, 1921

  • Something To Crow About / © May 28, 1921

  • Dynamic Detroit / June 10, 1921

  • Food For Thought / June 18, 1921

  • Sponging For A Living / © July 2, 1921

  • The Pride Of Mexico / © July 11, 1921

  • Landmarks Of Early Explorations And Settlements, Part 1 / July 17, 1921

  • Landmarks Of Early Explorations And Settlements, Part 2 / July 22, 1921

  • Civil War Period / July 28, 1921

  • A Century Of Progress Part 1 / August 1, 1921

  • A Century Of Progress Part 2 / August 4, 1921

  • The Rocky Mountains Part 1 / © August 6, 1921

  • The Rocky Mountains Part 2 / © August 12, 1921

  • Industrial Working Conditions / ©Aug 23, 1921

  • Baltimore And The Oyster Industry / September 3, 1921

  • Shrimp Fishing / © September 12, 1921

  • Knights Of The Saddle / © September 23, 1921

  • Safety In The Mine / © October 13, 1921

  • Fire Prevention / October 17, 1921

  • Oh, For The Life Of A Fireman / © October 22, 1921

  • New York City / © November 4, 1921

  • Good Badlands / © November 5, 1921

  • The Food Stream / November 12, 1921

  • Journeys Through The Valley Of Hearts Delight, Part 1 / © December 1, 1921

  • Journeys Through The Valley Of Hearts Delight, Part 2 / © December 15, 1921

  • The Date Palm / June 22, 1922

  • Honey Bee / © June 26, 1922

  • Milk As Food / © June 26, 1922

  • Lumbering In The North Woods / © July 21, 1922

  • Mining Anthracite Coal / © August 15, 1922

  • Salmon Fishing / © September 22, 1922

  • The Four Seasons With The Fordson / 2 reels / © September 26, 1922

  • Maple Sugar / © September 26, 1922

  • The Fordson Analyzed / 3 reels / © October 5, 1922

  • Cattle Ranch / October 22, 1922

  • Meat Packing / © October 28, 1922

  • The A.B.C. Of Safety / 2 reels / November 21, 1922

  • Irrigation / © December 12, 1922

  • Wheat And Flour / © December 12, 1922

  • Babies Of Wild Animals / April 30, 1923

  • The Water Supply Of A Great City / © May 17, 1923

  • The Pueblo Indians / © June 11, 1923

  • Goiture Operation / © July 9, 1923

  • Changing Hides Into Leather / October 24, 1923

  • The Great Lakes / © January 23, 1925

  • The Hawaiian Islands / © January 23, 1925 Edited from earlier films

  • Modern Oil Refining / © January 23, 1925

  • New Orleans / © January 23, 1925

  • Sugar / © January 23, 1925

  • Our Common Birds / © January 23, 1925

  • City Of Mexico / February 24, 1925

 


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The Great Depression was certainly not depressing as far as its short subject “extras” were concerned. If anything, the first half of the thirties saw an abundance of riches as several independent distribution companies competed to provide “filler” for mainstream theaters not already “filled” by product from the majors. In addition to a steady stream of western programmers, exploitation quickies and multi-chapter serials were some of the most fascinating short films made in any era. Even if the sound technology was primitive by today's standards and color was used sparingly (although there were plenty of processes around competing with early Technicolor), surviving titles that would have a second life in the educational and home movie market still retain their entertainment value.

 

This particular post continues where this other one, a few posts below on this same thread, left off: http://forums.tcm.co...ghts/?p=1369233

 

Principal Distributing Corporation:

 

After closing shop with Talking Picture Epics, producer Frank R. Wilson kept his little “Wanderlust” travelogues and assorted other documentaries (both short and feature length) in wide release and re-release thanks to Sol Lesser's Principal Distributing Corporation (also based initially in New York City). In fact, this successful producer-distributor of grade B-features was all too happy to pump up his short subject program with plenty of “epics”.

 

Sol Lesser was an iconic film producer with an interesting history. He make his big splash in the business assisting Charlie Chaplin and later signing up his famous child co-star Jackie Coogan. By the time Frank Wilson joined his company, he was struggling to get United States distribution for Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico (a.k.a. Thunder Over Mexico), one of several foreign imports Principal was handling. Jungle pictures were very much the rage and Talking Pictures Epics made quite a few both in short form and feature length that fit naturally with the producer of Buster Crabbe's version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan (and, after working for a time as a corporate head of RKO-Radio in 1942, he struck a deal with that studio to co-produce many more with MGM veteran Johnny Weismuller and continued to do so through the 1950s with Gordon Scott in the final years). Not surprisingly, many of Sol's most popular documentary features were of the Amazon Headhunters (1932) variety, although he did gain considerable acclaim for radically different feature fare as Our Town (1940), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and Kon-Tiki (1950).

 

For short film purposes, most of the Principal sound releases covered the years 1932-34. Not included are Talking Picture Epics reissued. (See that earlier post of mine.) Except for two, all are in glorious black & white.

 

2-reelers (initially marketed as “Shomen's Novelties”)

 

  • Fangs Of Death Valley (Tom Griffith) / 20m approximate / September 13, 1932 (Film Daily lists as completed) Pauline Holden & Jack Allman star in this western docu-drama. The fangs belong to a rattlesnake

  • Wings Over The Andes / 20m approximate / September 17, 1932 (Film Daily states completed) Features the Shippee-Johnson expedition over Peru

  • Lapland / 20m approximate / September 17, 1932 (Film Daily states completed)

  • Hollywood City Of Celluloid (Going Hollywood) (narrator: Lowell Thomas) / 19m / October 6, 1932 (Film Daily review)

  • The Great Raccoon Hunt / 20m / September 1, 1933 Two boys, their dogs, a skunk, chickens, an owl as well as the star performer. Reissued on 16mm by Bell & Howell

  • Cuba / 21m / September 27, 1933

  • City Of Contrasts / 19m / November 22, 1933 More of New York City

  • Death Day / 17m / April 10, 1934 Extract from Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico (Thunder Over Mexico), edited by Carl Himm. A contemporary promotional Eisenstein In Mexico was also made in time for the March 1, 1933 premiere in the United States.

  • Glory Of The Kill / 20m / May 23, 1934

 

Conflicts Of Nature

These were mostly of the arthropod-ic kind; little insect sagas filmed by Louis H. Tolhurst with editing by Carl Himm. Sol Lesser initially worked with Tolhurst in 1923 helping to produce his “Secrets of Life” for Educational Pictures distribution and it is possible that much of this material seen here stretches back a decade. (His “Secrets of Life” was only slightly different than the British version featuring F. Percy Smith.) By 1925, he was also contributing to the long running Pathé Review with "Magic Eye" segments utilizing all kinds of landmark close-up camera work. More information on these earlier films can be read here: http://forums.tcm.co...ures/?p=1295275 and http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286206

 

  • The Farmer's Friend / 7m / October 4, 1933

  • The Busy Bee / 9m / November 23, 1933 (Film Daily review)

  • Her Majesty, The Queen Bee / 6m / December 1, 1933

  • Queen Of the Underworld / 7m / December 6, 1933

  • From Cocoon To Butterfly / 7m / January 10, 1934

  • Circle Of Life Of The Ant Lion / 7m / February 14, 1934

  • Insect Clowns / 9m / March 4, 1934

 

Drifting Along With Lowell Thomas (and these roughly 10 minute travelogues were narrated by him)

 

  • High Andes / September 8, 1932

  • Island Of Birds / September 15, 1932 Most likely a reissue of Isle Of Birds (Talking Picture Epics) shown nine months earlier

  • Overland To Magellan / October 15, 1932

  • Chinese Water Gypsies / November 15, 1932

  • Sacred Bear / December 15, 1932

  • The Taghlog Chief / January 11, 1933 (completed '32) Tour of Philippines

 

Featurettes (and some borderline features, although I am using the 45 minute time-frame as a cut-off)

 

  • Mexico (Emma Lindsay Squier & John Bransby) / 41m / June 11, 1932 (Motion Picture Herald review) Featurette travelogue highlighted by Mexico City, the Yucatan and the Aztec ruins. Also available as three separate shorts: Land Of the Chewing Gum / Land Of The Feathered Serpent / Mexico Today

  • Isle Of Peril / 31m / July 16, 1932 (Motion Picture Herald review) Covers the Faroe Islands in the north Atlantic

  • C ock-eyed Animal World (Mrs. Carveth Wells) / 35m / July 23, 1932 (Motion Picture Herald review) Featuring Australia's marsupials, platypus, aboriginal surf boards and other scenics down under

  • Get That Lion / 29m / August 27, 1932 (Motion Picture Herald review) Hunter Floyd Pyle tracks a cougar in Arizona

  • Jungle Gigolo (Prosperity Pictures; M.J. Kandel, producer; Alyn B. Carrick; narrator: Edward Powell & Forrest Izard) / 3 reels / November 9, 1932 (Film Daily lists as completed) Sometimes listed as a feature, but likely edited down to three reels, this is a documentary spoof on jungle shows, mixing actual Sumatra travel footage with a humorous story about a native with multiple wives. Sol Lesser's Principal initially distributed it, then it was made a part of the 1933-34 schedule for M.J. Kandel's Ideal Pictures.

  • New Western Front / 25m / December 1932

  • Matto Grosso / 24m / January 16, 1933 A longer version was previewed at 49m feature, but the half hour version was the one most frequently shown. Tracking Brazilian wildlife and the São Lourenço Bororo people with Dr. Vincenzo Petrullo of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and an “Uncle” George Rawls. Despite a few staged scenes, this was one of the first truly far-from-civilization expeditions shot with synchronized sound (in 1930)

  • Isle Of Desire / 30m / February 23, 1933 (Film Daily review) South Seas travelogue (likely Fiji) with a focus on marriage customs and fishing for octopus. Motion Picture Herald lists a projected 1932 release Isles Of Love which is probably the same film.

  • Voodoo (Faustin Wirkus) / 37m / March 24, 1933 (Film Daily review) Shot in Haiti in August 1932

  • Beer Is Here (H.H. Rogers & Harold McCracken) / 25m / April 8, 1933 (Film Daily review) Comedy starring Joe Weber and Lew Fields, initially a feature made at the Atlas studio and cut down in length. The vaudevillian duo decide to re-open their old brewery

  • The Kick-Off (Howard Jones) / 27m / October 11, 1933 Football featurette with the famous coach from the University of Southern California

  • Wonders Of The Tropics / 32m / October 20, 1933 (Film Daily review) The animals of the Amazon River basin in Brazil are showcased

  • Russia Today (Mrs. Carveth Wells) / 32m / October 21, 1933 Borderline feature showing Moscow, the Caucasus and Ararat, Turkey

 

Great American Cities

This series of United States and Canada travelogue also included three reissued Talking Picture Epics titles: Boston Common And Proper (retitled as Historic Boston), Up And Down New York: The Empire State Building and Heart Of The Nation: Washington.

 

  • In Old New Orleans (Central Film; Phil Brown, producer) / 9m / May 15, 1932 (Film Daily review)

  • San Francisco By The Golden Gate (Central Film; Phil Brown, producer; Carl Berger) / 10m / June 11, 1932 (Motion Picture Herald review)

  • Philadelphia / 10m approximate / September 17, 1932 (Film Daily states in release)

  • Cosmopolitan Montreal / 10m approximate / September 17, 1932 (Film Daily states in release)

  • High Spots Of New York / 11m / June 1, 1933

 

Let's Go Places With Emma Lindsay Squier

An earlier title from Talking Picture Epics, Keep Cool, was reissued as part of the series. All run under 10 minutes.

 

  • Tapa And Tapu / September 15, 1932

  • Dama Dri / October 15, 1932

  • Gift Of Kings / November 15, 1932

  • Land Of Red Gods / December 15, 1932 Covers Native American dances

  • Up And Below The Equator / January 15, 1933 (edited '32)

 

Magic Vault (with Commander G.M. Dyott)

Most of these were culled from footage of Hunting Tigers In India (Talking Pictures Epics feature released November 1929) and some of Dyott's earlier footage of the '20s. Only one title, The Tiger Hunt, was officially released by Principal. The others were produced by a separate company called Featurettes Inc.

 

  • Holy Men Of India / 10m / April 24, 1932

  • A Night In The Jungle / 10m / April 24, 1932

  • My Friend The Harti / 10m / 1932 Profiles elephants in India. Available on The Fantastic World Of William Cameron Menzies (Alpha Video)

  • Tiger, Tiger / 10m / 1932

  • The Tiger Hunt / 20m / December 31, 1932 (Motion Picture Herald review)

  • Abandoned In The Amazon Forests / 9m / 1933 Shot in Ecuador. This and the following title are edited from a longer film SAVAGE GOLD (April 3, 1933 Film Daily mention). See here: http://www.travelfil...em.php?id=12297

  • The Black Giant / 10m / 1933 / Filmed in the Ecuador Andes around volcano Tungurahua with footage of its eruption shot years earlier. Available on DVD: Strange As It Seems: Bizarre True Stories On Film (Alpha Video)

 

Natural Color Series

Produced by F. B. Good & C. R. Geissler, these were among the first films to be shot in Cinecolor. Both run 10 minutes.

 

  • Walpi / September 1, 1932 Hopi tribes profiled in Arizona

  • Indians Of Today / September 15, 1932 Covers the Navajo

 

Newslaugh

Produced by the F.M.S. Corporation and hosted by humorist Irving S. Cobb, these gave witty commentary to contemporary newsreels. Only two were released, both running 9 minutes.

 

  • No. 1 / August 1933

  • No. 2 / December 20, 1933

 

Seeing Is Believing

13 of these were scheduled for release, starting November 1, 1932 at a rate of one (sometimes two) per month through the summer of 1933. Somewhat similar to Robert Ripley's Believe It Or Not and John Hix's Strange as It Seems. Sadly information on these one-reelers is sparse, suggesting they didn't make much of an impact. Also not reissued on the educational market.

 

Wanderlust

 

  • Syria (Central Film; Phil Brown, producer) / 10m / May 21, 1932 (Motion Picture Herald review)

  • Riding The Skies (Central Film; Phil Brown, producer; Carl Berger) / 9m / June 11, 1932 (Film Daily review) Profiles Amelia Earhart Putnam

  • A Pilgrimage Through Palestine (Central Film; Phil Brown, producer) / 9m / October 22, 1932 (Film Daily review)

  • Enough Rope / 9m / July 1, 1933

  • Among The Maori / 7m / August 1, 1933 New Zealand travelogue

 

Zane Grey's Diary / Zane Grey's Scrapbook

These one reelers released in the fall of 1932 were cut from a feature film South Seas Adventures (featuring the famous writer on tour) running 47m at its initial preview on April 5, 1932. The four titles were listed as Primitive, The Isle Of Treasure, Sportsman's Delight and South Of The Equator

 

*****

 

A special little add-on video of interest, courtesy of Tom Hitchings on YouTube...

 

 

This is an excerpt of a 16mm silent school version of The Killer Killed, first released as a German-imported UFA “Oddity” in the United States in September 1928. Originally a silent film, Talking Picture Epics added a soundtrack with Raymond L. Ditmars narrating. The “talkie” version, re-titled Killing The Killer, was included as part of the Ditmars “Wild Life” series in June 1931. Both versions were very popular, so when Sol Lesser's Principal Distribution took over the distribution of many Talking Picture Epics, only a slight change was made with the opening titles and it was successfully reissued on July 30, 1932.

 

Not sure when this silent reboot was made available, but my guess is that it probably dates close to that time, since only a select number of in-school movie projectors had sound in the early thirties. New title cards in English were added so you can get an idea of how this film looked in 1928.

 

Special warning: not all viewers may be too happy with this staging of events. Alas... this was the custom of the times and we see a similar scene shot with a large audience watching in February 1955 for the Cinerama feature Seven Wonders Of The World. (See image here: http://forums.tcm.co...dvds/?p=1170342 ) Even the normally critter-friendly Walt Disney was guilty of allowing critter fights to the death. One of his top cinematographers, N. Paul Kenworthy Jr., staged similar scenes with a hawk versus a rattlesnake and a tarantula versus a wasp in The Living Desert (filmed in 1951-52). Granted, the participants weren't all as cuddily as Rikki Tikki Tavy.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:46 PM

A couple of 1930s little companies of interest...

 

Du World was a distribution company headed by Archie Mayers and Irving Shapiro that released mostly independent American or foreign productions. They also assisted a studio major, Universal, in handling some foreign productions of theirs. Among the features handled were some Jimmy Savo comedies, Leni Riefenstahl's The Blue Light, Brian Desmund Hurst's experimental version of Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart , a censor-troubled Hungarian import Spring Showers (Tavaszi Zápor) and the all-color Legong: Dance of the Virgins, which provided the pre-Playboy crowd plenty of bare breasted “natives”. Du World had quite a reputation in the pre-code and immediate post-code era for causing a bit of trouble with state-by-state censor boards.

 

With this in mind, their most famous short subject release was the following, the semi-nudity cushioned in moralizing No-No-don't-do-that religion...

 

 

All releases in black and white:

 

  • Lot In Sodom (J.S. Watson & Melville Webber) / 28m / December 25, 1933 (filmed '30-32) A very dark-lit telling of the Genesis story of Lot, making impressive optical effects (creating multiple images of people in action) and quite daring for its time with brief frontal female nudity and plenty of male semi and back end nudity. Intriguingly Lot is a bit of a stuff-shirt here while the guys who will be punished by God's wrath are clearly enjoying themselves. Cast credits (although many others appear): Fredrich Haak, Lewis Whitbeck, Dorothea House & Hildegarde Watson

  • Dawn To Dawn / 35m / December 25, 1933 Romantic drama featuring Julie Hayden.

  • Bride Of Samoa (Siva) (Harry Dunham; music: Paul Bowles) / 26m / March 1, 1934 Prestigious travelogue documentary

  • Let's Have Adventure (Golden State Productions; Alfred E. Smalley; script: Jack Natteford) / 20m approximate / / © April 4, 1934

  • No Woman's Land / 34m / April 15, 1934 Motion Picture Herald lists this as a travelogue

  • Retribution Of Clyde Barrow And Bonnie Parker (Jamieson Film Company) / 20m / July 10, 1934 Newsreel footage stitched together with “reenactments” involving actors playing the famous gangster duo.

  • Quest Of The Perfect Woman: Veiled Dancer Of Eleued (Graphix Films; Tom Terris) / 10m / July 15, 1934 Tom and his buddy Jimmy travel to Morocco. Humorous, if questionable, mix of on location footage and set up scenes with the two guys conversing with covered maidens as hyper aggressive tourists.

  • Quest Of The Perfect Woman: Vampire Of Marrakesh (Graphix Films; Tom Terris) / 10m / August 1, 1934 More trouble in French Morocco

  • Stars In The Making (Golden State Productions; William O'Connor) / 16m / © August 9, 1934 Frank Albertson is featured here in a comic take on Hollywood's unemployed trying to rustle a square meal

  • Sword Of The Arabs (Golden State Productions; Alfred E. Smalley; script: Jack Natteford) / 16m / © August 9, 1934 George Durrell & Harry Myers appear in this modest action-drama set in the Arabian deserts

  • Miro-Unga (Mirounga) (Graphix Films; Tom Terris) / 8m / August 15, 1934 Profiles elephant seals off Galapagos with footage taken in the early 1910s (likely with supervision of the American Museum of Natural History)

  • Yokel Dog Makes Good / 17m / September 1, 1934 All canine Hollywood spoof featuring “Dumpsie”

  • Prisoner / 18m / September 15, 1934 Featuring George Sarl

  • Frankie And Johnnie / 9m / October 1, 1934 Key scene from a 1930 British feature Comets, starring Charles Laughton & Elsa Lanchester and obviously cashing in on the former's success as The Private Life of Henry VIII

  • The Chump / 19m / November 1, 1934 A posthumous release featuring Hal Skelly, the comedy star forced to woo two ladies (Lina Basquette & Sally Starr)

  • Cathedrals / 18m / July 15, 1935 Travelogue of France

 

 

*****

 

Race Night Comedies

 

Produced by Andrew L. Stone for General Film Products, this certainly was an obscure comedy series if ever there was one. However the talent involved a great many familiar faces from the Mack Sennett “fun factory” and enough of them made television broadcast two decades later to inspire quite a few Saturday morning animated shows of The Wacky Races variety. Film Daily announced their production beginning on August 10, 1933 and 30 were planned in the beginning. The nine or so that officially got released all ran under 10 minutes in length and supposedly had color segments. Surviving prints are in black and white.

 

Richard M. Roberts directed. Snub Pollard, Jack Duffy, Max Davidson, Heinie Conklin and Hank Mann were featured stars with occasional support by Phil Dunham, Fred “Snowflake” Toones and a few others.

 

Alpha Video put a couple of these on DVD: http://www.oldies.co...view/7811D.html

 

  • Auto Race

  • Bicycle Race

  • Dog Race

  • Foot Race

  • Horse Race

  • Motorcycle Race

  • Obstacle Race

  • Relay Race

  • Skate Race

 

 

*****

 

Capital Film Exchange was among the early thirties grade-B versions of United Artists, handling independent productions. It was headed by J.D. Trop and operating from New York City. Their specialty was the feature western (soon collaborating with Harry Sherman on the early Hopalong Cassidy titles for Paramount release), but assorted shorts needed to fill the bill. Most noteworthy are the early James FitzPatrick Traveltalks, initially released on a states rights basis. (I covered these here: http://forums.tcm.co...ghts/?p=1369232 )

 

All in glorious black & white

 

Kiddie Kaper

Starring pint-sized Billy Barty, these were roughly two reels. According to imdb.com, Half Hero was produced by Weiss Bros.-Artclass for a January 1930 release, although Film Daily states the bulk of these were scheduled for September 6, 1931 and beyond. Considering the fact that Billy was dubbed only “four years old”, my guess is that the earlier date is more accurate even if he was a bit older even then.

 

  • Anybody's Baby

  • Baby Blues

  • Childhood Daze

  • Grandma's Boy

  • Half Hero

  • Pupp' Love

 

Kiddie Revue

All 2-reel comedies with juvenile casts, scheduled for release in September 1931 alongside the Kiddie Kapers.

 

  • Hotsy Totsy

  • Just Kids

  • Let's Go

  • On Parade

  • Says You

 

Simple” Louis Simon

These 2-reel comedies were Capital's most successful series, keeping the company on the map for at least a year. Audio Cinema in New York City was the primary shooting locale. All are roughly 17-19 minutes in length.

 

  • Hot Shivers (Mark Stark) / April 20, 1931

  • A Shocking Affair (Mark Stark) / April 20, 1931 Simple Simon's makes the mistake of taking on a boarder (Rube Welch) who causes domestic trouble with his wife

  • Balmy Daze (Edward Manson; camera: Frank Zucker) / September 27, 1931 (Film Daily review) Co-starring Harry Tighe in support, with a cast of 60. The boys start out in a pullman car and wind up impersonating an admiral and his valet at a high society party hosted by a grand dame (Gertrude Mudge).

  • Bride And Groom (Mark Stark) / September 1931 (completion date)

  • Crashing Thru (Mark Stark) / September 1931 (completion date)

  • Knight And Daze (Mark Stark) / September 1931 (completion date)

  • Radio Madness (Morton Blumenstock) / 1931

  • Society Circus (Mark Stark) / September 1931 (completion date)

 

A pair of others...

 

  • Mawas (Bowes Productions; Max Graf) / 40m / May 25, 1930 Tour of Malay jungles

  • Land Of The Shalimar (Captain John Noel; narrator: David Ross) / 17m / November 15, 1931 Tour of India

 

 

*****

 

Ideal Pictures was established in Fort Lee, New Jersey, one of the “cradles” of American film production, but also with a head office in New York. Their shorts were all clustered in a four year period and included both comedies and documentaries. Morris J. Kandel was in charge of production. All productions listed here are in black and white.

 

Most of the one reelers were usually dubbed “Ideal What-nots”

 

  • Legend Of The Skies (Frank Ormstom) / 9m / March 14, 1931 (Motion Picture Herald review) Features cloud formations

  • A Poem In Stone / 9m / March 14, 1931 (Motion Picture Herald review) Shots of NYC architecture

  • Sacred Elephants Of India / 9m / March 15, 1931 (Film Daily review)

  • Spring Is Here (J. F. Clemenger) / 9m / March 15, 1931 (Motion Picture Herald review) Panorama of a typical meadow

  • Some Wild Appetites / 9m / March 21, 1931 (Motion Picture Herald review) Zoo animals covered

  • In The Good Old Summertime (J. F. Clemenger) / 10m / March 29, 1931 (Film Daily review) Shots of people and animals during the summer

  • Peculiar Pets (J. F. Clemenger) / 9m / March 29, 1931 (Film Daily review)

  • Birds Of A Feather (J. F. Clemenger) / 9m / April 4, 1931 (Motion Picture Herald review) Natives of Bonaventure, Nova Scotia

  • Monkey Business / 9m / April 4, 1931 (Motion Picture Herald review) Documentary on both monkeys and apes

  • Autumn Leaves / 10m / September 6, 1931 (Film Daily review) Images of foliage (unfortunately in black and white)

  • Jerusalem The Holy City (narrator: Arthur Hale) / 10m / September 6, 1931 (Film Daily review)

  • Jungle Babies (J. F. Clemenger; narrator: Morris J. Kandel) / 10m / September 6, 1931 (Film Daily review)

  • A Journey Through Germany (narrator: Arthur Hale) / 10m / Oct 3, 1931

  • The Glory That Was Egypt (Arthur Q. Bryan) / 9m / October 4, 1931 (Variety review)

  • The Land Of Islam (narrator: Arthur Hale) / 10m-(DC: : Ideal What-not)-December 6, 1931 (Film Daily review) Covers Morocco

  • The Menace Of Guatemala (narrator: Ford Bond) / 8m / Dec 6, 1931 (Film Daily review) Profiles a volcano named Agu. See here: https://archive.org/...ls/Menaceof1934

  • The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (Allyn B. Carrick; narrator: Arthur Hale) / 9m / 1932 Tour of the Smoky Mountains

  • Canal Gypsies (Allyn B. Carrick; narrator: Forrest Izard) / 9m / July 18, 1933 (Film Daily review) Follows an English canal boat

  • We're On Our Way (Allyn B. Carrick; narrator: Forrest Izard) / 8m / July 18, 1933 (Film Daily review) Covers various transportation in places like China (train) and Germany (rocket car)

  • Goofy Games / 8m / July 18, 1933 (Film Daily review) Sports around the globe

  • The Mystic East / 10m / September 23, 1933 (Film Daily lists as completed) Covers Korea and Java. A 1935 16mm version from Institutional Cinema Services with Herman Ross appears on the DVD Weird Wide World (Alpha Video)

  • On With The Dance / 1 reel / September 23, 1933 (Film Daily lists as completed)

  • Garden Of Allah / 1 reel / September 23, 1933 (Film Daily lists as completed)

  • Real Americans / 1 reel / September 23, 1933 (Film Daily lists as completed)

  • Happy Daze / 9m / July 17, 1934 (completion date, Film Daily)

  • Something For Nothing / 9m / July 17, 1934 (completion date, Film Daily)

  • Strange Hobbies / 9m / July 17, 1934 (completion date, Film Daily)

  • Land Of Burns / 10m / October 3, 1934 (Film Daily review) Scotland tour

 

Ideal's lengthier “Specials”

 

  • Puss In Boots (Motion Picture Classics; music: Nat Shilkret) / 20m approx. / January 1932 (filmed December 1931) Featuring an all-child cast.

  • Evolution (Allyn B. Carrick & Raymond L. Ditmars) / 28m / August 17, 1932

  • The Next War (Allyn B. Carrick) / 26m / April 18, 1933 (completion week per Film Daily) History of warfare from Roman soldiers to the recent world war. A bit of warning of a possible future one.

  • Alaskan Adventures / 30m / September 23, 1933 (Film Daily lists as completed)

  • Rio Dos Mortes (River Of Death) (Allyn B. Carrick & Aloha Wanderwell) / 29m / March 28, 1934 (Film Daily review) Shot in 1930-31 in Matto Gross, Brazil where Wanderhall lost her husband Col. Fawcett and sons in 1925.

  • Science Marches On (Films of Commerce, producers) / 20m approx. / July 31, 1934 (completion date, Film Daily)

 



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 04:56 PM

Prizma Color Scenics

 

As all of us movie geeks well know, the history of color cinematography did not begin when Judy Garland opened her sepia-tone door to Munchkin Land in The Wizard of Oz. Technicolor had been around since 1915 and Kinemacolor offered a technical alternative to tinting and hand stenciling as far back as 1906. Even when Technicolor was getting started in its early years, there was plenty of competition. The biggest was Prizma Color, started by William Van Doren Kelley and Charles Raleigh in 1913.

 

Initially the process was rather cumbersome, alternating individually shot frames using red-orange and blue-green filters and applying those to a special projector. The viewer's persistence of vision helped “fix” the alternating colors of each frame even if it sometimes presented a head ache. By December 1918, a more streamlined process involved two films shot carefully (making sure the images were identical), processed in separate dyes and combined together, much like early Technicolor, so that they could be viewed in a wide variety of movie projectors.

 

Although Prizmacolor was ambitious with such feature films as The Glorious Adventure (1921) and The Virgin Queen ('23), a high volume of its output was under two reels or twenty minutes in length. Included was the first all-color travelogue series (long before James FitzPatrick's Traveltalks) covering many locales like France and Japan in “natural” color for what may have been the first time. Of course, Technicolor became a formidable competitor despite a ferocious law suit that Prizmacolor filed for stealing some of their ideas. Robert Flaherty attempted to use their process on his famous documentary feature Moana, but technical problems got in the way. The last feature that the company contributed to was Venus Of The South Seas (1924) starring Annette Kellerman. Four years later, what was left of the company was purchased by Consolidated Film Industries, which pioneered the economical Magnacolor.

 

This is a good sampling of their work in a film made for the American Museum of Natural History.

 

 

The following are all listed in alphabetic order for a change, being released between December 1917 and March 1923:

 

  • An Afternoon With Nanki San / April 24, 1921

  • Aids To Cupid / February 15, 1920 (Film Daily review) Grasse, France perfume industry

  • Alaska Revelations (Leonard S. Sugden) / July 5, 1919 (Motion Picture News report)

  • Algeria The Ancient / June 15, 1922

  • The Apache Trail / May 24, 1919 (Motion Picture News report)

  • Arabian Duet (Jacob Leventhal) / 1922 Features Charles Weidman

  • Away Dull Care / November 30, 1921 Covers recreational sports

  • Bali The Unknown / 40+m / February 27, 1921 Featurette at 4 reels

  • Battleship Squadron / June 10, 1920 (Film Daily review)

  • Beautiful Things / April 25, 1920

  • Beauty / June 24, 1921 (Film Daily report) Tour of Prague

  • Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata And Its Inspiration / July 1, 1922

  • Big Guns Of Our Navy (George A. Dorsey) / February 1, 1920 (Film Dail review)

  • Bird Dogs Affield / August 15, 1922

  • Bird Island / January 26, 1919 Filmed off coast of California

  • Birds And Flowers / May 4, 1919

  • Britain Of The Sea / April 24, 1920 (Motion Picture News report)

  • Butterflies (Butterfly) / January 12, 1921 (Film Daily report)

  • Canoe And Campfire / March 2, 1919

  • Cape Of Good Hope (Capetown) / January 30, 1922 Capetown, South Africa

  • Catalonian Pyrenees / 1919

  • Children Of The Netherlands / 1919

  • China / May 4, 1919

  • Color Sketches / 1922

  • Color-Land Review / January 6, 1920 (Film Daily report)

  • Comedy Review / 1921

  • The Cost Of Carelessness / October 24, 1920 Covers a forest fire

  • The Dahila / January 15, 1923 Flower farm

  • Danse Arabe / 1922

  • Danse du Ventre / 1921

  • Dawning / May 29, 1921 Sunrise shots

  • A Day With John Borroughs / 1919 The American Museum of Natural History's collection boasts a beautiful print

  • Deer Hunting / 1921

  • Everywhere With Prizma / January 1, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • Fashion Hints / July 15, 1922 Part stop-motion animation of cartoonist Scar

  • Feathers / 1921

  • Florida Sports / March 11, 1919 (Film Daily report)

  • From The Land Of The Incas / March 25, 1923

  • Gardens Of Normandy / 1921

  • Gators / August 2, 1919 (Motion Picture News report) Alligator hunting in Florida

  • The Ghost Of John Barleycorn / May 8, 1920 (Motion Picture News report)

  • Glacier Park / May 20, 1919 (Film Daily report) Montana visit

  • The Glorious Dead / February 15, 1922 Armistice Day at Arlington (Washington DC)

  • Gowns Venus Would Envy / December 7, 1919 (Film Daily review)

  • Hagopian The Rug Maker / June 4, 1920

  • Hawaii / April 27, 1919

  • Hawaiian Islands (On The Beach Of Waikiki) / June 23, 1920 (Film Daily report)

  • Heart Of The Sky Mountains / 1920

  • Heidi Of The Alps (Frederick A. Thomson) / December 28, 1920 Initially planned as a feature but released in two reels. Stars Madge Evans.

  • Here And There / February 16, 1919

  • The Heritage Of The Red Man / October 3, 1920

  • I Know A Garden / October 15, 1922 Visits gardens at Duke estate in New Jersey highlighted by Teschemacher's poem

  • Ice Fields, Glaciers And The Birth of Bergs / 1919

  • If / December 8, 1920 (Film Daily report) Shots of various fruit in both color and black & white

  • The Impi / August 30, 1922 South African Swazis

  • In Nippon / October 31, 1920 First visit to Japan

  • In School Days / 1920 John Greenleaf Whittier poem

  • An Indian Summer / 1921

  • Japan / June 12, 1921

  • Japanese Fishing Village / October 23, 1920 (Film Daily report)

  • Kiddies / June 29, 1919

  • Kilauea: The Hawaiian Volcano (The Volcano Kilauea) (William Horsley Laboratories Inc.; Ray J. Baker) / December 29, 1918

  • Lakes Of Fire / July 21, 1920 (Film Daily review) Covers Kilaeua, some footage recycled earlier

  • The Land Of The Great Spirit / January 5, 1919 (filmed '18) Native American tribes

  • Lest We Forget / 1922

  • A Little Love Nest / October 2, 1921

  • The Little Match Girl (Robert Olsson & Frederick Thomson) / January 1920 (filming date) Stars Madge Evans

  • Lure Of Alaska (Leonard S. Sugden) / February 16, 1919

  • Magic Clay / February 15, 1920 (Film Daily review) Tour of Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Magic Gems / November 15, 1921

  • A Magic Play / May 1, 1920 (Motion Picture News report)

  • The Making Of A Man / December 15, 1922 Covers West Point Academy

  • Marimba Land (William Green & George Haynes) / September 26, 1920 Tour of Guatemala shot in May-June 1919 (per Film Daily)

  • May Days / October 14, 1920 (Film Daily report) Children practice romance in the countryside

  • Memories / December 7, 1919 John Greenleaf Whittier poem brought to life

  • The Message Of The Flowers / January 29, 1921 (Film Daily report)

  • Mining In Alaska / 1919

  • The Mirror / 1923

  • Model Girls / February 4, 1919 (Film Daily report)

  • Monte Carlo / February 8, 1920 (Film Daily review)

  • Neighbor Nelly (Frederick A. Thomson) / 2 reels / January 29, 1921 (Film Daily report) Stars Madge Evans

  • Niagara, Mighty Thunderer / December 8, 1920 (Film Daily report)

  • Nippon / December 30, 1921 More Japan, probably recycled footage

  • Oahu / July 22, 1919 (Film Daily report)

  • Oasis Of The Sahara / February 15, 1923 Algeria

  • Old Faithful / May 24, 1919 (Motion Picture News report) Yellowstone tour, reissued as "Glimpses of Yellowstone" in 1921

  • Old Glory / November 15, 1922 Profiles the U.S. flag

  • On the Trek / 1921

  • The Orange / August 28, 1920 (Motion Picture News report)

  • Our Navy / 2 reels / December 23, 1917

  • Out Of The Sea / October 5, 1919 Sponge fishing in Florida

  • A Painter's Paradise (Artists' Paradise) (writer: Terry Ramsaye) / September 15, 1920 (Film Daily report) Tour of Brittany

  • A Palace Of Kings / February 1, 1923 Hampton Court (UK)

  • Pennywise / February 15, 1920 (Film Daily review) Compilation reel of earlier material

  • Picturesque Japan / 1919

  • Pinto's Prizma Comedy Revue / 1919

  • Poor Butterfly / 1921

  • A Prizma Color Visit To Catalina / January 12, 1919 (filmed '18)

  • Refreshing Riviera / October 2, 1920 (Motion Picture News report)

  • Rheims (camera: Otto C. Gilmore) / November 10, 1920 (Film Daily report) French travelogue

  • Roosevelt Dam / April 4, 1920 (Film Daily review)

  • Royal Family Of Swaziland / 1921

  • Ruins Of Angkor / October 30, 1921 Indo-China tour

  • The Sacred City Of The Desert / May 22, 1921 Covers the Mozabites

  • Seeing The Unseen / December 15, 1921 Under the microscope

  • Shades Of Noah / December 1, 1922 Philadelphia Zoo

  • She Blows / 1921

  • Singapore / September 11, 1920 (Motion Picture News report)

  • Skyland / May 4, 1919

  • Sno-Birds (Snow Birds) / January 15, 1922 Lake Placid, NY sports

  • So This Is London / September 30, 1921

  • Sunbeams / October 15, 1921 Color effects with prisms

  • Sunshine Gatherers (George E. Stone) / April 27, 1921 (Film Daily report)

  • Swaziland South Africa (A Trek Through Swaziland) / October 6, 1920 (Film Daily report)

  • Sweetest Story Ever Told / April 13, 1921 (Film Daily report) Profiles candy

  • Teddy In Glacier Land / 1922

  • Three Gobs / October 2, 1920 (Motion Picture News report) Three sailors on a battleship. May be a reissue of "Battleship Squadron"

  • Time / November 1, 1922 All about clocks

  • Torquay / January 1, 1923 Devon UK

  • Trout / April 5, 1919 (Motion Picture News review) Filmed by Cap. George E. Stone, a specialist in fish and other aquatic animals life cycle portraits (i..e "How Life Begins" series)

  • Trouville, Where Paris Plays / September 26, 1920 (Film Daily review) Highlights are the sunset scenes

  • The Unselfish Schell / June 1, 1922 California abalones

  • Victory Parade (Reminiscence) / July 14, 1920 (Film Daily report) Paris celebration in July 14, 1919

  • Way Up Yonder / November 29, 1920 (Film Daily review) Northern Canada snow and ice

  • Where Poppies Bloom / 1921

  • Wonderful Water / August 1, 1922

 

In addition, there were two shot in 3-D (black & white) with chief cameraman William T. Crispinel

 

  • Movies Of The Future / December 24, 1922 Shots of New York City

  • Through The Trees: Washington D.C. / filmed spring 1923

 

Segment of Victory Parade:

 


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 04:54 PM

Eastman Teaching Films was one of the great pioneering 16mm educational film companies. For a time, virtually every public school and college had these in their libraries. As the name implies, it was launched by George Eastman's Eastman Kodak of Rochester, New York, the same company that helped pioneer the 16mm format as an economical way of bringing motion pictures out of a Hollywood theater and into the classroom. Thomas E. Finegan was the primary head of the film production company, with W.H. Maddock operating as chief sales manager taking control after Finegan's death in 1932. Around this time, soundtracks were being added to previously released silent films. After 1943 (the year all of the films were sold to its biggest competitor, the University of Chicago and Encyclopædia Britannica Films, formerly ERPI Classroom Films), all films made by Eastman Kodak tended to focus on promoting their different cameras and film processes.

 

A typical film an average 5th grader would have seen back when Herbert Hoover was president can be seen here:

 

 

I am putting these in alphabetical order for a change, since it is easier to find subjects that way. These generally run under 11 minutes unless indicated as two reels (20 minutes) or more. Everything dated before 1933 was initially silent with title cards, but sometimes with a soundtrack provided later on. Directors all listed in ().

 

  • Abraham Lincoln (K.R. Edwards) / 2 parts (2 reels each) / © February 2, 1933

  • Acute Appendicitis: Lay (Edward Martin) / © March 12, 1930 Medical Series

  • Acute Appendicitis: Professional (Edward Martin) / © October 14, 1929 Medical Series

  • The Adventures Of Peter (George W. Hoke) / © November 7, 1930

  • Alaska (George W. Hoke) / © January 3, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Aluminum (Marjorie F. Ellis) / © September 11, 1941

  • Animals Of The Cat Tribe (C. E. Baer) / © January 3, 1933

  • Anthracite Coal (George W. Hoke) / © December 4, 1928

  • Argentina (C. A. Morrison) / © March 13, 1933 Travel Picture Series

  • The Arid Southwest (George W. Hoke) / © February 15, 1929 Travel Picture Series

  • Atmospheric Pressure (George W. Hoke) / © February 10, 1928

  • The Automobile (George W. Hoke) / © February 15, 1929

  • The Automobile (2nd edition) (George W. Hoke) / © June 30, 1942

  • Bacteria (George W. Hoke) / © January 3, 1930

  • Baseball Batter (George W. Hoke) © April 29, 1931 Models In Motion

  • Baseball Pitcher (George W. Hoke) © May 13, 1931 Models In Motion

  • Bears (C. E. Baer) / © January 12, 1933

  • Beavers (George W. Hoke) / © April 10, 1930 see here: https://archive.org/...ls/beavers_1930

  • Beet And Cane Sugar (George W. Hoke) / © March 10, 1930

  • The Behavior Of Light (George W. Hoke) / © December 19, 1930

  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (J. Bentley Squier) / © October 7, 1928 Medical Series

  • Berlin (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © June 15, 1939 Travel Picture Series

  • Bird Homes (George W. Hoke) / © July 7, 1930

  • Birds Of Prey (George W. Hoke) / © April 29, 1930

  • Birds Of The Sea Coast (George W. Hoke) / © April 29, 1930

  • Bituminous Coal (George W. Hoke) / © March 29, 1928

  • The Blood (George W. Hoke) / © June 17, 1929 Health Series

  • Body Framework (George W. Hoke) / © March 4, 1931

  • Bolivia (George W. Hoke) / © August 1, 1931 Travel Picture Series

  • The Boone Trail (George W. Hoke) / © March 27, 1931 Travel Picture Series

  • Brazil (George W. Hoke) / 2 shorts / © December 7, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • Breathing (George W. Hoke) / © September 28, 1929 Health Series

  • Bulgaria (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © July 31, 1940 Travel Picture Series

  • Busy Beavers (George W. Hoke) / © October 8, 1930

  • Cadiac Irregularities (C. J. Wiggers) / © July 31, 1931 Medical Series

  • The Carbon Oxygen Cycle (S. Ralph Powers) / © January 13, 1938

  • Care Of The Teeth (George W. Hoke) / © December 2, 1930 Health Series; see video above

  • Cataract Extraction (F. C. Parker) / © December 16, 1931 Medical Series

  • Cattle (George W. Hoke) / © March 2, 1928

  • Central America (George W. Hoke) / © February 24, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Chemical Effects Of Electricity (George W. Hoke) / © March 20, 1930

  • Chesapeake Bay (George W. Hoke) / © February 24, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Child Care: Bathing An Infant (script: C. E. Turner; camera: J. S. Watson Jr.) / © June 21, 1940 Health Series

  • Child Care: Feeding An Infant (script: C. E. Turner; camera: J. S. Watson Jr.) / © June 21, 1940 Health Series

  • Chile (George W. Hoke) / © August 1, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • Circulation (George W. Hoke) / © June 17, 1929 Health Series

  • Circulatory Control (George W. Hoke) / © January 4, 1930 Health Series

  • Cleanliness: Bathing (George W. Hoke) / © October 29, 1931 Health Series

  • Cleanliness: Clean Clothes (George W. Hoke) / © October 29, 1931 Health Series

  • Cleanliness: Clean Face And Hands (George W. Hoke) / © November 13, 1931 Health Series

  • Cleanliness: Keeping The Hair Clean (George W. Hoke) / © September 5, 1931 Health Series

  • Coffee (George W. Hoke) / © March 30, 1931

  • Common Salt (George W. Hoke) / © January 4, 1930

  • Compressed Air (George W. Hoke) / © February 17, 1928

  • Concerning $1000 / color / 1916 Promotional for color film processes.

  • The Continent Of South America (George W. Hoke) / © June 17, 1931 Travel Picture Series

  • Corn Growing (George W. Hoke) / © March 7, 1928

  • Cotton Goods (George W. Hoke) / © February 19, 1930

  • Cotton Growing (George W. Hoke) / © March 15, 1928

  • Denmark (K.R. Edwards) / © February 2, 1934 Travel Picture Series

  • The Development Of A Bird Embryo (George W. Hoke) / © May 2, 1932

  • Diagnosis And Treatment Of Infections Of The Hand (Tom Jones & Thomas Banford Jones) / 3 reels / © September 15, 1927 Medical Series

  • Digestion (George W. Hoke) / © June 17, 1929 Health Series

  • Diphtheria (George W. Hoke) / © May 17, 1930 Medical Series

  • The Dutch East Indies (George W. Hoke) / © April 18, 1931 Travel Picture Series

  • An East Indian Island (George W. Hoke) / © October 8, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Ectopic Heart (T. B. Jones) / © July 4, 1929 Medical Series

  • Egyptian Dancer (George W. Hoke) © April 29, 1931 Models In Motion

  • Electric Power In The Southern United States (George W. Hoke) / © March 7, 1929

  • Elementary Operations On The Engine Lathe #1 (Kenneth R. Edwards & Sherman B. Hagberg) / © March 17, 1941

  • Elementary Operations On The Engine Lathe #2 (Kenneth R. Edwards & Sherman B. Hagberg) / © September 11, 1941

  • Energy From Sunlight (George W. Hoke) / © October 8, 1930

  • The Eyes (C. E. Turner) / 2 reels (initially released as separate films) / © January 9, 1941 Health Series

  • The Farm (George W. Hoke) / © August 27, 1931

  • The Feet (George W. Hoke) / © March 27, 1931 Health Series

  • Fertilization: A Study Through The Microscope (Paul F. Branwein) / © October 20, 1940

  • Finland (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © May 24, 1935 Travel Picture Series

  • Fire Making (George W. Hoke) / © October 8, 1930

  • Fire Prevention (George W. Hoke) / © January 4, 1930 Safety Series

  • Fire Protection (George W. Hoke) / © December 4, 1929 Safety Series

  • Fire Safety (George W. Hoke) / © September 25, 1930 Safety Series

  • First Aid: Care Of Minor Wounds (George W. Hoke) / © March 23, 1932 Health Series

  • First Aid: Carrying The Wounded (George W. Hoke) / © April 11, 1932 Health Series

  • First Aid: Control Of Bleeding (George W. Hoke) / © April 11, 1932 Health Series

  • First Aid: Life Saving And Resuscitation (George W. Hoke) / © May 26, 1932 Health Series

  • The Flute Of Krishna (Martha Graham) / color – 8minutes / May 9, 1926 Fantasy film starring Robert Ross

  • Food And Growth (George W. Hoke) / © December 19, 1930 Health Series

  • Formation Of Soil (K. R. Edwards) / © August 18, 1933

  • Forms And Uses Of Teeth (Kenneth R. Edwards & Marjorie F. Ellis) / © June 4, 1943 Health Series

  • Four-Stroke-Cycle Gas Engine (George W. Hoke) / © September 4, 1929

  • Free Schools: The Hope Of Democracy (George W. Hoke) / 2 reels / © August 23, 1932

  • Frequency Curves (George W. Hoke) / © July 17, 1929

  • Frogs, Toads And Salamanders (George W. Hoke) / © June 7, 1932 see here: https://archive.org/...and_salamanders

  • From Flax To Linen (George W. Hoke) / © February 7, 1930

  • From Flower To Fruit (K. R. Edwards) / © August 31, 1931

  • From Haiti To Trinidad (George W. Hoke) / © November 7, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • From The Bahamas To Jamaica (George W. Hoke) / © October 8, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • From Tree To Newspaper (George W. Hoke) / © September 7, 1928

  • From Wheat To Bread (Hereford T. Cowling) / © January 16, 1928

  • Furniture Making (George W. Hoke) / © July 8, 1929

  • Game Birds (George W. Hoke) / © April 29, 1931

  • George Washington: His Life And Times (George W. Hoke) / 3 reels / © December 31, 1931

  • Germany Industry (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © January 16, 1940 Travel Picture Series

  • Germany Rural Life (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © October 16, 1939 Travel Picture Series

  • Glacier National Park (George W. Hoke) / © February 24, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Glass Blowing Technique (George W. Hoke) / © January 15, 1929

  • Glimpses Of The Near East (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © November 13, 1940 Travel Picture Series

  • Gold (George W. Hoke) / © December 19, 1930

  • Gold Ball Implantation In Sclera (F. C. Parker) / © December 16, 1931 Medical Series

  • The Golden Gate (George W. Hoke) / © December 19, 1928 Travel Picture Series

  • Good Foods: A Drink Of Water (George W. Hoke) / © April 1, 1931 Health Series

  • Good Foods: Bread And Cereals (George W. Hoke) / © February 18, 1931 Health Series

  • Good Foods: Fruits And Vegetables (George W. Hoke) / © December 26, 1930 Health Series

  • Good Foods: Milk (George W. Hoke) / © December 26, 1930 Health Series

  • Goose In Water (George W. Hoke) © May 23, 1931 Models In Motion

  • The Green Plant (K. R. Edwards) / © November 3, 1933

  • Gypsy Dancer (George W. Hoke) © April 29, 1931 Models In Motion

  • Hawaiian Islands (George W. Hoke; R. W. Hill [sound version '34]) / © April 2, 1928 Travel Picture Series

  • Heat And Light From Electricity (George W. Hoke) / © February 12, 1930

  • Historical Introduction To The Study Of Chemistry (Bernard Jaffe) / © December 24, 1937

  • Home Nursing: Routine Procedures (George W. Hoke) / © November 19, 1931 Health Series

  • Home Nursing: Special Procedures (George W. Hoke) / © November 19, 1931 Health Series

  • Home Nursing: The Bed Bath (George W. Hoke) / © October 29, 1931 Health Series

  • Hot Air Heating (Hereford T. Cowling) / © November 3, 1927

  • The House-Fly (C. E. Baer) / © April 6, 1933

  • How Birds Feed Their Young (A. A. Allen) / © February 28, 1940

  • How Teeth Grow (George W. Hoke) / © May 9, 1930 Health Series

  • Hungary (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © August 1, 1934 Travel Picture Series

  • Illumination (George W. Hoke) / © July 13, 1931

  • India: Glimpses Of Industry In Mysore And Ceylon (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © December 18, 1940 Travel Picture Series

  • India: Hyderbad (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © December 13, 1940 Travel Picture Series

  • India: The Punjab (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © October 31, 1940 Travel Picture Series

  • The Indian Durbar (Hereford T. Cowling) / © August 1, 1927 Travel Picture Series

  • Induced Currents (George W. Hoke) / © October 8, 1930

  • Inginal Hernia In The Male (Daniel L. Borden) / 3 reels / © May 27, 1929 Medical Series

  • Iron Ore To Pig Iron (Hereford T. Cowling) / © November 4, 1927

  • Irrigation (George W. Hoke) / © March 20, 1928

  • Japan (Kenneth R. Edwards) / 2 reels / © March 10, 1938 Travel Picture Series

  • Lead (George W. Hoke) / © February 7, 1930

  • Leather (George W. Hoke) / © October 5, 1929

  • Lenses (George W. Hoke) / © July 8, 1931

  • Life History Of The Mosquito: Aedes Aegypti (George W. Hoke) / © January 28, 1929

  • Life In The Sahara (George W. Hoke) / © July 13, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • Limestone And Marble (August E. Oddleifson) / © November 3, 1927

  • The Living Cell (George W. Hoke) / © October 5, 1929

  • London (Kenneth R. Edwards) / 2 reels / © June 28, 1935 Travel Picture Series

  • A Lost World (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © September 20, 1938

  • Lumbering In The Pacific Northwest (George W. Hoke) / © February 12, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Luther Burbank (George W. Hoke) / © June 28, 1930

  • Macgowan- Parker Suprapubic Cystotomy (Granville MacGowan) / © February 26, 1932 Medical Series

  • Magnificent Effects Of Electricity (George W. Hoke) / © October 4, 1930

  • Making A Book (George W. Hoke) / © September 5, 1931

  • Making A Taboret (George W. Hoke) / © March 7, 1929

  • Manchukuo (Julian Bryan) / 2 reels / © February 9, 1938 Travel Picture Series

  • Maple Syrup And Sugar (George W. Hoke) / © April 1, 1930

  • Market Gardening (George W. Hoke) / © June 13, 1929

  • Meat Packing (George W. Hoke) / © June 13, 1929

  • Mechanisms Of The Human Heart (T. B. Jones) / © October 14, 1929 Medical Series

  • Mexico (George W. Hoke) / © January 15, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Microscopic Animal Life (George W. Hoke) / © February 7, 1930

  • The Mining And Smelting Of Copper (George W. Hoke) / © February 12, 1930

  • Models In Motion For Free Hand Drawing (George W. Hoke) © September 3, 1930 Models In Motion

  • Modern Basketball Fundamentals (Forrest C. Allen) / 2 reels / © November 30, 1935

  • Modern Football Fundamentals (Forrest C. Allen) / 2 reels / © August 31, 1934

  • The Mohawk Valley (August E. Oddleifson) / © November 4, 1927 Travel Picture Series

  • Mold And Yeast (George W. Hoke) / © April 22, 1930

  • Monkeys And Apes (C. E. Baer) / © January 3, 1933

  • Muscles (George W. Hoke) / © February 18, 1931 Health Series

  • New England Fisheries: Cod (Hereford T. Cowling) / © November 4, 1927

  • New England Fisheries: Mackerel (George W. Hoke) / © September 7, 1928

  • New Orleans (George W. Hoke) / © October 7, 1929 Travel Picture Series

  • The New South (George W. Hoke) / © October 31, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • New York Water Supply (George W. Hoke) / © March 1, 1928

  • The Nitrogen Cycle (S. Ralph Powers) / © April 11, 1938

  • Ocean Liners (George W. Hoke) / © March 20, 1930

  • The Ol' South (George W. Hoke) / © June 8, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • Optical Instruments (George W. Hoke) / © May 23, 1931

  • Oregon Country (George W. Hoke) / © June 28, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Overland To California (George W. Hoke) / © October 8, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Oysters (George W. Hoke) / © March 29, 1932

  • Pacific Coast Salmon (George W. Hoke) / © June 28, 1930

  • The Panama Canal (August E. Oddleifson) / © October 28, 1927 Travel Picture Series

  • Peanuts (George W. Hoke) / © September 28, 1928

  • Peasant Life In Hungary (George W. Hoke) / © June 8, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • Peru (George W. Hoke) / © March 23, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • The Philippine Islands (George W. Hoke) / © November 4, 1927 Travel Picture Series

  • The Philippine Islands (2nd edition) (George W, Hoke) / © June 11, 1942 Travel Picture Series

  • Pig Iron To Steel (Hereford T. Cowling) / © November 4, 1927

  • The Planting And Care Of Trees (George W. Hoke) / © April 2, 1928 see here: https://archive.org/...nd_care_of_1928

  • Poland (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © January 17, 1939 Travel Picture Series

  • Posture (George W. Hoke) / © February 14, 1931 Health Series

  • Potato Enemies (George W. Hoke) / © January 7, 1932

  • Preventing Blindness And Saving Sight (George W. Hoke, Rufus & Winifred Holt Mather) / 2 parts (2 reels each) / © February 16, 1931 Health Series

  • Principles Of Flight (Clarence E. Baer) / © October 31, 1940

  • Producing Crude Oil (George W. Hoke) / © April 29, 1930

  • The Protozoa One Celled Animals (Paul G. Branswein) / 2 reels / © November 17, 1938

  • The Province Of Quebec (George W. Hoke) / © December 7, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • Public Health Service (Kenneth R. Edwards & Marjorie F. Ellis) / © September 28, 1943 Health Series

  • Pueblo Dwellers (George W. Hoke) / © June 1, 1931 Travel Picture Series

  • Puerto Rica (Porto Rico) (George W. Hoke) / © February 7, 1931 Travel Picture Series

  • Purifying Water (August E. Oddleifson) / © February 2, 1928

  • Rabies (Julian H. Hess) / © September 2, 1928 Medical Series

  • The Raccoon (George W. Hoke) / © April 10, 1930

  • Railroad Safety (George W. Hoke) / © April 18, 1931 Safety Series

  • Range Sheep (George W. Hoke) / © February 2, 1930

  • Refining Crude Oil (George W. Hoke) / © December 18, 1930

  • Reforestation (George W. Hoke) / © March 27, 1928

  • Refrigeration (George W. Hoke) / © December 27, 1929

  • Reptiles (George W. Hoke) / © August 11, 1932

  • The Rio Grande (George W. Hoke) / © February 24, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Rocky Mountain Mammals (George W. Hoke) / © January 24, 1931

  • Rubber (George W. Hoke) / © August 12, 1929 see here: https://archive.org/...ber_01_14_59_13

  • The Ruffed Grouse (George W. Hoke) / © May 14, 1930

  • Russia (Julian Bryan) / 3 reels / / © July 17, 1937 Travel Picture Series

  • The Sacrifice Of The Mass (George W. Hoke & Rev. John Francis O'Hern of Rochester NY Catholic Diocese) / 2 reels / © December 10, 1931

  • Safety At Home (C. E. Taylor) / © April 1, 1940 Safety Series

  • Safety At Play (C. E. Taylor) / © July 18, 1941 Safety Series

  • Safety At Sea (George W. Hoke) / © March 7, 1929 Safety Series; see here: https://archive.org/...Sea_01_28_18_08

  • Sand And Clay (George W. Hoke) / © March 19, 1928

  • Seals And Walruses (C. E. Baer) / © January 12 1933

  • Sewage Disposal (George W. Hoke) / © February 7, 1930

  • Shadow Boxing (George W. Hoke) © May 13, 1931 Models In Motion

  • Shark Fishing (George W. Hoke) / © August 1, 1931

  • The Ship Of The Desert: Camels (C. E. Baer) / © January 20, 1933

  • Siberia (Julian Bryan) / 2 reels / © July 15, 1937 Travel Picture Series

  • Silk (George W. Hoke) / © June 5, 1929

  • Silver (George W. Hoke) / © May 16, 1930

  • Simple Goiter (George W. Crile) / © July 4, 1929 Medical Series

  • Simple Machines (George W. Hoke) / © June 13, 1929

  • The Skin (George W. Hoke) / © April 10, 1930 Health Series

  • Soap (George W. Hoke) / © December 9, 1929

  • Some Friendly Birds (George W. Hoke) / © August 20, 1930

  • Some Larger Mammals (George W. Hoke) / © October 29, 1931

  • Some Seashore Animals (George W. Hoke) / © February 24, 1930 see here: https://archive.org/...re_animals_1930

  • Some Water Insects (George W. Hoke) / © July 7, 1930 see here: https://archive.org/...er_insects_1930

  • Spanish Dancer (George W. Hoke) © April 29, 1931 Models In Motion

  • Spiders (George W. Hoke) / © July 30, 1931

  • Steam Power (George W. Hoke) / © February 12, 1930

  • Street Safety For Advanced Grades / © February 5, 1934 Safety Series

  • Street Safety For Primary Grades / © February 5, 1934 Safety Series

  • Sweden (K. R. Edwards) / © March 23, 1934 Travel Picture Series

  • Tableware (George W. Hoke) / © June 10, 1929

  • Tarpon Fishing (John Winfield Scott) / © September 1, 1928

  • Technique Of Blood Transfusion / 2 reels / © July 4, 1929 Medical Series

  • Termites (George W. Hoke) / © March 20, 1930

  • Three Jungle Giants (C. E. Baer) / © January 3, 1933

  • Time And Motion Analysis (George W. Hoke) / © July 2, 1929

  • Tin (George W. Hoke) / © July 7, 1930

  • The Todd-Parker Trucking Operation (F. C. Parker) / © December 16, 1931

  • Transportation In The Great Lakes (George W. Hoke) / © June 1, 1931 Travel Picture Series

  • The Treatment Of Norman Breech Presentation (J. B. DeLee) / © October 14, 1929 Medical Series

  • Tuberculosis And How It May Be Avoided (George W. Hoke) / © March 5, 1930 Health Series

  • Turkey (Julian Bryan) / 2 reels / © May 11, 1937 Travel Picture Series

  • Under-Sea Life (George W. Hoke) / © March 23, 1932

  • Vacation Safety (C. E. Taylor) / © May 20, 1940 Safety Series

  • Vegetative Plant Propagation (Walter Bennett) / © December 16, 1941

  • Vestibular Tests (R. W. Lyman) / © October 14, 1929 Medical Series

  • Virginia, The Old Dominion (George W. Hoke) / © March 4, 1932 Travel Picture Series

  • Vitamin B (Kenneth R. Edwards & Marjorie F. Ellis) / © September 18, 1940 Eastman Food Series

  • Vitamin C (Kenneth R. Edwards & Marjorie F. Ellis) / © September 11, 1940 Eastman Food Series

  • Volcanoes (George W. Hoke) / © August 15, 1931

  • Wading Birds (George W. Hoke) / © April 8, 1931

  • Washington, The Capital City (George W. Hoke) / © December 4, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • The Water Cycle (August E. Oddleifson) / © February 2, 1928

  • Water Power (George W. Hoke) / © October 8, 1928

  • Weather Forecasting (George W. Hoke) / © April 29, 1931

  • Wheat (August E. Oddleifson) / © January 16, 1928

  • Wild Flowers (George W. Hoke) / © May 15, 1930

  • Wisconsin Dairies (Hereford T. Cowling) / © October 28, 1927

  • Woolen Goods (George W. Hoke) / © February 24, 1930

  • Yellowstone National Park (George W. Hoke) / © March 30, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Yosemite National Park (George W. Hoke) / © June 28, 1930 Travel Picture Series

  • Yugoslavia (Kenneth R. Edwards) / © May 24, 1940 Travel Picture Series



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Weiss Bros. Artclass

 

Louis Weiss, along with brothers Adolph and Max, formed a couple mini-companies, the biggest being Weiss Bros. Artclass. The primary focus was on low budget features and multi-part serials throughout the twenties and thirties (collaborating with Alfred T. Mannon's Supreme Pictures by 1931 in addition to Columbia Pictures with some of their serials). Yet there were a cluster of short films made in the 1920s, quite a number of which still survive in the UCLA collection: https://www.cinema.u...hers-collection and with Kit Parker Films: https://kitparkerfil...ictures-part-1/

 

Louis independently produced his first series of short comedies called “Lilliputian Comedies” in 1916; it is not certain how many were made. Later he succeeded with a cluster of imports. He successfully took an overlong Italian feature La Bibbia (1920) and chopped it into a multi-chapter serial The Holy Bible In Motion Pictures (1922). Also imported from UK's Master Films was a series called Tense Moments From Famous Plays, initially shown there in 1922 and released in the United States in 1923-24, including such familiar tales as The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and Bleak House. In 1926, he handled a few of the early “talkie” Max Fleischer “Screen Song” animated cartoons shortly before that producer moved to Paramount.

 

The following series are his American productions, presented as part of his Artclass company, all silent but sometimes with soundtracks added for reissue. Ben Turpin was probably the most famous star working for them:

 

 

Listing these by series.

 

Barnyard Animals

As the series title suggests, these two-reelers feature the furry and the feathered. Max Gold directed these.

 

  • Bed Cured / August 1927

  • Westward Whoa / September 28, 1927

  • Down On The Farm / November 7, 1927

  • Ups and Downs / December 19, 1927

  • Fixin' Father / January 30, 1928

  • Betwixed And Between / 1928

  • Breakin' In / 1928

 

 

Ben Turpin

Mack Sennett's cross-eyed comedy star needs no introduction here. Directors of these two-reelers are listed in (). A few Ben Turpin comedies can be watched on the Internet Archive, including this one:

https://archive.org/details/HoldingHisOwn1928LeslieGoodwins

 

  • The Eyes Have It (Leslie Goodwins) / January 1928 (filmed '27) Struggles reading a newspaper in peace. With Georgia O'Dell & Helen Gilmore

  • The Cockeyed Family / 1928 With Sherwood Bailey

  • The Cockeyed Hero / 1928

  • Holding His Own (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 With Marvin Loback & Harry Martell

  • Horse Play / 1928

  • Seein' Things (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 With Georgia O'Dell & Helen Gilmore

  • She Said No (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 With Addie McPhail & Edwin Argus

  • Taking The Count (Jess Robbins) / 1928 With Leo White & Addie McPhail

  • Why Babies Leave Home (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 With Jack Lloyd

  • The Hollywood Dressmaker (Leslie Goodwins) / 1929 With Jimmy Aubrey

 

Buddy Messenger

All 2-reel and co-produced as Broadway Comedies

 

  • All For A Girl / October 1, 1925 With Marie Messenger, William T. Hayes & Joe Bonner

  • Breaking Into The Movies / October 15, 1925

  • The Homing Birds / October 29, 1925

 

Crackerjack Comedy

Harry Lewis and J. Tansey are credited as directors on a surviving titles in circulation. One of these, Spooky Spooks, can be seen here: https://archive.org/...arvinLoback.ToT

All were one reel (10 minutes approximate)

 

  • Play Ball / September 15, 1927

  • Crazy To Marry / October 1, 1927

  • Goofy Gas / October 29, 1927

  • Fish Tales / November 12, 1927

  • His Lucky Day (J. Tansey) / November 26, 1927

  • The Hunter / December 3, 1927

  • Safe And Sane / December 17, 1927

  • The Mail Man / December 31, 1927

  • All Ashore / October 15, 1927

  • Spooky Spooks (Harry Lewis) / January 1928 Features Bud Duncan & Marvin Loback.

  • The Wedding Knight / January 14, 1928

  • Oh, Taxi! / January 28, 1928

  • Out Of Order / February 11, 1928

  • Coffee And - / February 25, 1928

  • Raising Cain / March 10, 1928

  • Framing Youth / March 24, 1928

  • Bear Facts / 1928

  • Can-O-Bull Chief / 1928

  • A Clean Sweep / 1928

  • Gyping Gypsies / 1928

  • The Lyin' Hunter / 1928

  • Mabel's Mate / 1928

  • Plastered / 1928

  • Soap And Wait / 1928

  • Sour Milk / 1928

  • Too Bad Men / 1928

  • Too Tired / 1928

 

Embarrassing Moments

These one reel comedies were made by (what else?) Embarrassing Moments Pictures with Jesse Weil in charge. Not certain how many were made, but the initial schedule per Film Daily (June 5, 1928) was a one-reeler per week with 26 planned. These are the titles later reissued by Artclass.

 

  • A Close Shave / 1928

  • Food For Thought / 1928

  • Gay Nineties / 1928

  • It's A Gift / 1928

 

Grimm's Fairy Tails

Produced by Cardinal Pictures, these ambitious three-reelers (half hour “featurettes”) brought the most famous childhood stories to life.

 

  • The Goose Girl (The Mother Goose Girl) / September 1, 1927 Featuring Jeanne de Bard

  • The Old Woman In The Wood / October 1, 1927

  • Little Snow White / November 1, 1927

  • Aladdin's Lamp (Aladdin And His Lamp) / January 1, 1928 (filmed '27)

 

Guess Who?

Six one-reelers which were likely quiz-reels involving some audience participation. These were distributed starting in September 1926

 

Hairbreath Harry

A fun series, these 2-reel comedies much paradied in animated cartoons of the 1930s and beyond, complete with bombs and railroad track highjackings. Danger Ahead is the most famous title, appearing frequently in DVD compilations. Directors listed in (). All starred Earl McCarthy

 

  • Fearless Harry (Al Herman) / September 8, 1926 With Al Herman, Jack Richardson & Charlotte Merriam

  • Danger Ahead (Scott Pembroke) / October 8, 1926 With Percy Pembroke, Jack Richardson & Charlotte Merriam

  • Sawdust Baby (Al Herman) / November 8, 1926 With Al Herman, Jack Richardson & Charlotte Merriam

  • Flying Papers (Al Herman) / December 8, 1926 With Al Herman

  • Sign Them Papers (Edward [Luddy] Ludwig) / January 8, 1927 (filmed '26) With Edward Luddy, Jack Richardson & Erin La Rue

  • Curses (Scott Pembroke) / February 8, 1927 With Al Herman

  • Foiled / September 5, 1927

  • Dirty Work / October 17, 1927

  • The Villain (Eugene De Rue) / November 28, 1927 Features Eugene De Rue, Joe Young, Jack Richardson & Jean Clayton

  • Nutty But Nice (Eugene De Rue) / January 8, 1928 With Eugene De Rue

  • Moonshine And Noses (Eugene De Rue) / February 20, 1928

  • Rudolph's Revenge (Scott Pembroke) / April 2, 1928 With Jimmy Aubrey

 

Izzy & Lizzie

The all-familiar Hal Roach comedy star Billy Gilbert (later a famous animated cartoon voice for Disney and others) was featured along side Bud Duncan in an indirect spoof of the Cohens & the Kellys. Each of these was 2 reels.

 

  • Strictly Kosher (James Davis) / September 15, 1926

  • Love Your Neighbor (Hugh Fay) / October 15, 1926 UCLA has a copy

  • Fighting Fools (James Davis) / November 15, 1926

  • Why Pay Rent? (Scott Pembroke) / December 15, 1926

  • Off And On / 1926

  • Nice Neighbors (Billy West) / January 15, 1927 (filmed '26) With Billy West

  • Ain't We Got Fun? (James Davis) / February 15, 1927

  • Nize People / October 10, 1927

  • Monkey Business / November 21, 1927

  • Ham And Herring / 1927 With Georgie Chapman & Marjorie Meadows

  • Movie Mania / February 13, 1928 With Bess True

 

Jimmy Aubrey

This vaudeville veteran and colleague of both Charles Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy enjoyed a prolific career from 1915 through 1953. These were all 2-reelers.

 

  • Alibi Alley / September 19, 1927

  • Excess Relatives / October 31, 1927

  • Dizzie Daze / December 12, 1927

  • Sooner Or Later / January 23, 1928

  • Have A Heart / March 5, 1928

  • Keep Smiling / 1928 Co-starring Al Thompson on several of these

  • Musical Mixup / 1928

  • Too Many Wives /1928

 

 

Lucky Strikes Comedies

All 2-reelers with an assortment of performers

 

  • Near Dear / September 12, 1927

  • Flirting With The Movies / December 5, 1927

  • Some Baby / January 16, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Just Boys / 1928

  • Pie Alley / 1928

 

Poodles Hanneford

This British star appeared in many short subjects of the twenties and thirties, culminating his career in Billy Rose's Jumbo in 1962. All 2-reelers. One can be seen here: https://archive.org/...MBANDBLONDE1928

 

  • Better Behave (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 Also with Betty Walsh, Harry Martell, among others

  • Circus Daze (Charles Diltz) / 1928 With Betty Walsh, Frank Bond & Edwin Argus

  • Deaf, Dumb And Blonde (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 With Spencer Bell

  • Fare Enough / 1928 With Harry Martell

  • Help Wanted (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928

  • Why Detectives Go Wrong (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928

  • Ain't It The Truth? / 1929

  • Ain't Love Grand? / 1929

  • Hit The Hay / 1929

  • Tenshun / 1929

 

 

Radio Personalities

Lester Sloman produced this curious series showing the faces behind the familiar voices, edited by Elmer J. McGovern. All 1-reel.

 

  • Volume A / July 26, 1926 (Film Daily announcement)

  • Volume B / September 1926

  • Volume C / November 29, 1926

  • Volume D / December 29, 1926

  • Volume E / January 1927

  • Volume F / February 1927

 

(The) Scandal Of America

Mini drama recreations. Not much information at the moment. All 2-reelers.

 

  • It Can Happen To You / September 20, 1926

  • The Night Prowler / October 20, 1926

  • The Payroll Holdup / November 20, 1926

  • Unexpected Visitor / December 20, 1926

  • Who Is Safe? / January 1927

 

Screen Star Sports

Hollywood at leisure, all 1-reel docu-shorts.

 

  • Volume A / September 13, 1926

  • Volume B / October 13, 1926

  • Volume C / November 13, 1926

  • Volume D / December 13, 1926

  • Volume E / January 13, 1927

  • Volume F / February 1927

  • Volume G / March 1927

  • Volume H / April 1927

  • Volume I / May 1927

  • Volume J / June 1927

  • Volume K / July 1927

  • Volume L / August 1927

Snub Pollard

Another veteran from Hal Roach who needs little introduction to fans of vintage silent comedy. Directors listed in (). One of his 2-reelers can be seen here: https://archive.org/details/SNUBPOLLARDSPRINGTIMESAPS1929

 

  • The Doughboy (James Davis) / September 1926

  • The Yokel (James Davis) / October 1926

  • Fire! (The Fire) (James Davis) / November 1926

  • All Wet (James Davis) / December 22, 1926

  • The Big Shot (James Davis) / January 1927 (filmed '26) With Marvin Loback, Harry Martell & Thelma Daniels

  • Here Comes A Sailor (James Davis) / January 1927 (filmed '26)

  • The Bum's Rush (James Davis) / January 1927 (filmed '26)

  • Double Trouble (James Davis) / 1927 With Marvin Loback, Harry Martell & Jack Lipson

  • Men About Town (James Davis) / 1927 With Marvin Loback

  • No Kidding (James Davis) / 1927

  • Idle Eyes (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 Ben flirts with a nanny in the park, searches for food, has antics in a beauty parlor and various other hijinks. With Georgia O'Dell & Helen Gilmore

  • Mitt The Prince (James Davis) / 1928

  • Once Over (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 With Marvin Loback

  • Snub Be Careful / 1928

  • Snub The Hero / 1928

  • Snub The Playboy / 1928

  • Snub The Sap / 1928

  • Snub's Surprise / 1928

  • Thick And Thin (Leslie Goodwins) / 1928 With Marvin Loback

  • Under Repairs / 1928

  • Sock And Run (Lesie Goodwins) / 1929 With Marvin Loback & Jack Grant

  • Springtime Saps (Leslie Goodwins) / 1929 With Marvin Loback

 

Sport Review

Featuring Grantland Rice and produced by Jack Eaton, these 1-reel sports documentaries get plenty of coverage in their later years here:

http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/96727-a-shortie-checklist-rko-and-pathé-and-fbo/?p=1286232

 

  • Self Defense / January 8, 1922

  • Centaurs Of The Field / January 22, 1922

  • Winter Pep / February 5, 1922

  • A Rex Beach Week End / February 19, 1922

  • Taking The Air / March 5, 1922

  • By Ways Of Sport / March 19, 1922

  • Fore! / April 2, 1922

  • Hook, Line And Sinker / April 16, 1922

  • Split Seconds / April 30, 1922

  • Play The Game / May 14, 1922

  • Record Breakers / May 28, 1922

  • Seven Age Of Fishing / June 11, 1922

  • Building Up / July 25, 1922

  • Western Stuff / August 23, 1922 (Film Daily review)

 

Winnie Winkle

Spunky curly blonde Ethelyn Gibson starred in this 2-reel series

 

  • Working Winnie (Edward (Luddy) Ludwig; writer: Martin Branner) / September 1, 1926 With Billy Bassette & Ray Erlenborn

  • Happy Days (Avrid E. Gillstrom; writer: Martin Branner) / October 1, 1926 With Billy Butts & Vondell Darr

  • Winnie's Birthday (Hugh Fay; writer: Martin Branner) / November 1, 1926 With Ray Erlenborn & Junior Johnson

  • Oh! Winnie Behave (Hugh Fay; writer: Martin Branner) / December 1, 1926

  • Winnie's Vacation (Ralph Cedar) / January 1, 1927 (filmed '26)

  • Winnie Wakes Up (Edward [Luddy] Ludwig) / February 1, 1927

  • Winnie Steps Out / October 13, 1927

  • Winnie Be Good / November 14, 1927 With Albert Shaefer

  • Winning Winnie (Ralph Cedar) / December 26, 1927 With Billy Bassette & Ray Erlenborn

  • Winnie's Winning Ways (writer: Martin Branner) / March 26, 1928

 

Assorted Specials

 

  • Sawing A Lady In Half (John E. Coutts) / May 14, 1922 Spotlights a famous magician

  • Jungle Land / 1927



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When each of the major Hollywood studios ceased releasing theatrical shorts with their features in the sixties and early seventies, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences had to award mostly independent productions each awards ceremony in their Short Film categories. The National Film Board of Canada helped fill the void, but there were also a few smaller companies based in the United States that contributed a surprising number of award winners. Two major companies are presented here, one specializing on documentaries and the other little dramas and comedies featuring famous stars.

 

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Charles Guggenheim was a top documentary producer from 1954 through 2002, with plenty of TV experience previously (including a witty puppet show for NBC called Fearless Fosdick). Charles Guggenheim & Associates was based in St. Louis and, like its contemporary in the 16mm field, Centron of Lawrence (Kansas), there were many local subjects of interest profiled in addition to more national material. At least during the early years, that was the case before moving his facilities to Washington D.C.

 

Roughly a third of his output was feature length, running over an hour, and I will not detail those titles. These included the Oscar-nominated D-Day Remembered made for the 50th anniversary and the made-for-TV Berga: Soldiers of Another War, his last production profiling American soldiers held captive by the Nazis during the Battle of the Bulge on account of being Jewish or “looking” Jewish. (Charles felt that one a very personal story since he had a similar background and military experience.) For a full filmography, check out this site: http://www.gpifilms....ilmography.html

 

  • A City Decides / color-27m / March 1956 (Academy Award Nominee) Covers how St. Louis successfully integrated its public school system in 1954.

  • A Tour of Grant's Farm (Anheuser-Busch) / Eastmancolor-14m / Apr 27, 1962

  • A Visit To Busch Gardens (Anheuser-Busch) / Eastmancolor-14m / Jun 13, 1962

  • Nine From Little Rock (US Information Agency; narrator: Jefferson Thomas) / bw-21m / December 1964 (Academy Award Winner) With the civil rights movement in full force at the time, this chronicle of the 1957 high school battle

  • Children Without (National Education Associates) / bw-29m (50m TV version) / July 2, 1964 (Academy Award Nominee) Profiles two Detroit children from "the projects" get educated with the Franklyn Elementary school system.

  • Time Of The West / color-34m / October 1966 Old west tales recreated

  • Monument To A Dream (narrator: Paul Richards) / part color-28m / July 10, 1967 (Academy Award Nominee) Documentary on the construction of St. Louis' arch.

  • Robert Kennedy Remembered / part color-29m / Aug 29, 1968 (Academy Award Winner)

  • Who Should Survive? (Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Film Service) / color-10m / December 1971 Profiles a child born with a genetic disorder and intestinal abnormality.

  • Ten Years To Tomorrow (Communications Satellite Corporation Inc.) / color-27m / May 4, 1973

  • Legal Services For All Americans (American Bar Association) / bw-3 films, first feature length and others shorts / November 13, 1974 Titles: The Moot Court (90m) / The Legal Clinic (15m) / The Problem (30m)

  • The Eye Of Thomas Jefferson / color-28m / 1977 .

  • Becky: The Value Of Life / color-24m / 1977 Completed that year, but not widely distributed until 1980. A 1981 Family Life Award winner covering a disabled child.

  • John F. Kennedy: 1917-1963 / bw-33m / October 20, 1979

  • The Klan: A Legacy Of Hate In America (co-director: Werner Schumann) part color-28m / October 1982 (Academy Award Nominee) Covers the “alt-white” when they were considered more of a fringe group than today.

  • Yorktown / color-29m / October 1983 Recreating the battle of 1781

  • High Schools (script: Dr. Ernest L. Boyer) / color-28m / December 1983

  • The Johnstown Flood (narrators: Len Cariou & David McCullough) / part color-26m / March 1989 (Academy Award Winner) A lengthier version of this 100th anniversary of the great disaster in Pennsylvania was aired on PBS.

  • Island Of Hope, Island Of Tears / part color-28m / December 1989 All about Ellis Island (NYC)

  • LBJ: A Remembrance / part color-28m / April 6, 1990 This was Guggenheim's second documentary covering the president. Previously a feature was released May 22, 1974.

  • A Time For Justice (co-producer Dan Sturman; narrator: Julian Bond) / part color-38m / December 1992 Civil rights movement in the US of the fifties and sixties is covered. Features John Lewis.

  • The Shadow Of Hate (narrator: Julian Bond) / part color-38m / June 16, 1995 (Academy Award Nominee) Profiles the history of lynching and other forms of prejudice against Quakers, Jews, blacks, Japanese-Americans and others

  • A Place In The Land (The Woodstock Foundation) / color-32m / June 5,1998 (Academy Award Nominee) Documents how George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Billings and Laurance S. Rockefeller pioneered the conservation movement in Woodstock, Vermont.

  • Witnesses / color-13m / August 1998 A history of the Woodley House for the psychologically challenged

  • Life In The Shadows / bw-10m / January 26, 1999 Covers President John Kennedy's advocacy for specialized children

  • The First Freedom / color-32m / September 9, 1999 History of First Amendment of the US Constitution

  • The Art Of Norton Simon (narrator: Gregory Peck) / color-32m / October 21, 1999

  • DuPont 200th Anniversary / color-35m / 2000

 

 

Chanticleer Films was launched by Jana Sue Mendel and Jonathan Sanger as a backer of high quality 35mm human interest shorts featuring many familiar faces. This was at a time when practically none of the Hollywood companies were still making them. The Academy has prints of 60 films, including animated cartoons and TV features, acquired in 2011.

 

Not complete, but here are the primary live-action titles:

 

  • The Price Of Life (Stephen Tolkin) / color-41m / June 8, 1987 Apocalyptic tale of a boy discovering that human life is for gambling. Cast: Dustin Diamond, Diana Bellamy, Willie Garson, Judy Geeson, John Fleck, Richard Green & others

  • Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (Bryan Gordon) / color-23m / November 27, 1987 (Academy Award Winner) Amusing comedy-drama about a down on his luck man discovers he can finally succeed in life and his masculine drive by something hat most man of his generation wouldn't dare to. Cast: Matt Launders, Boyd Gaines, David Rasche, Tommy Hinkley & others .

  • Hearts Of Stone (Stephen Milburn Anderson) / color-30m / January 1, 1988 (filmed '87) Two gangsters play Russian roulette. Featuring Glenn Plummer.

  • The Jogger (Robert Resnikoff) / color-30m / January 1, 1988 (filmed '87) Cast: Terry O'Quinn, Tom Morga & Elisabeth Ruscio.

  • Astronomy (Susan Rogers; stoy: Jill Ciment) / color-30m / January 1988 (filmed '87) A short story "Small Claims" about a mother-daughter relationship in Los Angeles poverty. Cast: Kathleen York, Diana Bellamy, Janet Carroll, Hector Elizondo & others.

  • They Haven't Seen This... (Eric Bergren) / color-20m / January 1988 (filmed '87) Adaptation of Raymond Carver's comic tale "Why Don't You Dance?" featuring a man having a full house yardsale and intermingling with prospective customers. Cast: Guy Boyd, Lori Petty, Charlie Stratton & others

  • Greasy Lake (Damian Harris) / color-25m / 1988 Cast: Eric Stoltz, James Spader, Tegan West & others

  • Homesick (Johanna Demetrakas; script: Robert Gordon) / color-25m / December 1988 Grandpa visits his family in his wheelchair after his nursing home goes on strike and the dynamic of the household changes in comic fashion. Cast: Rossie Harris, Kurtwood Smith, Miriam Flynn, Lili Haydn, Alisan Porter, John Randolph & others.

  • Conquering Space (Mark Stratton; story: Mary Morris) / color-30m / February 1, 1989 Nostalgic tale of a teenager with a NASA father in the 1960s. Cast: Nora Heflin, Amy Stewart, Craig Hurley, John Thornton, Guich Koock & others.

  • Open Window (Rupert Wainwright) / color-25m / September 22, 1989 Lacking sleep because of a banging window, an uptight man discovers flood, fire and a gun waving neighbor. Cast: Nancy Fish, Barry Neikrug, Roscoe Lee Browne, Jim McKeny & Jack Jozefson

  • Peacemaker (Jonathan Sanger) / color-2?m / September 22, 1989 A boy struggling with his toy models hears a childhood tale from daddy about the Cuban missile crisis. Cast: Jeffrey DeMunn, Lukas Haas, Marg Helgenberger, Alan Rosenberg , Matthew Brooks, Justin Rice & others

  • Private Debts (Nancy Cooperstein) / color-2?m / September 22, 1989 Cast: Sheila Kelley, Bily Green Bush, John M. Jackson & Linda Miller, narrator: Jim Haynie

  • Teach 109 (Richard Kletter) / color-25m / March 1990 (filmed '89) Adaptation of Isaac Isimov tale of robots used as "patients" for a futuristic medical ward. Cast: Elizabeth Perkins, Jason Patric, James Cameron Mitchell, Lee Arenberg, Hart Bochner, Ron Campbell, James Earl Jones & others.

  • 12:01 PM (Chanticleer Films [Stephen Kessler & Thomas Conroy]- Jonathan Heap) / color-25m / April 1990 (Academy Award Nominee) Resembling the later feature hit GROUNDHOG'S DAY about a man stuck repeating a hour in his life over and over. Chanticleer remade this as a feature of the same story in 1993. Cast: Jane Alden, Don Amendolia, John Bachelder, Kurtwood Smith & others

  • Heart Of The Deal (Marina Levikova & Yuri Neyman) / color-2?m / December 9, 1990 A husband is approached by a wealthy family to kill his wife and supply her organs. Cast: Ruben Blades, Lisa Blades, James Karen & Vincent Spano.

  • Once In A Blue Moon (Charley Lang;script: Nadine Van der Velde) / color-28m / December 1990 A divorced man is obsessed with a deceased musician and revisits his family home in hopes his idol will reappear. Cast: Patrick Bristow, Graham Davis, Joseph Dellger, Daniel Lench, Viggo Mortensen, Scott Kraft, Sue Giosa & others.

  • The Letters From Moab (Mark Krenzien) / color-33m / July 10, 1991 An unhappy housewive obsessed with a movie actor takes her kids and leaves her husband. Cast: Corinne Bohrer, Jarrett Lennon, Tuck Milligan, Rance Howard, Priscilla Barnes, Bart Braverman, Stephen Meadows & others

  • Missing Parents (Marty Nicholson;script: Nevin Schreiner) / color-31m / July 10, 1991 Cast: Jonathan Ward, Anna Jerger & Nancy Lenehan

  • The Washing Machine Man (Fried Films; Dean Pitchford) / color-32m / August 14, 1991 Cast: Jeff Corey, Eda Reiss Merin, Allan Rich & Erica Yohn

  • Birch Street Gym (Stephen Kessler & Thomas Conroy) / color-30m / September 7, 1991 (Academy Award Nominee) Aging retirees rediscover themselves at a boxing gym. Cast: John Finnegan, Johnathan Emerson, Joe Alfasa, Jack Anker, Willie Armstrong & others

  • Fifteenth Phase Of The Moon (Fried Films; Mark Amos Nealey) / color-20m / September 9, 1991 A young hispanic gal breaks away from her domineering father and restaurant life. Cast: Linden Ashby, Liz Burnette, Castulo Guerra, Norita Golanos, Irene DeBari & others

  • To The Moon, Alice (Jesse Nelson; story: Lynn Sharon Schwartz) / color-33m / October 2, 1991 A homeless family invades a TV show stage. Cast: Alan Berger, Michal Cavanaugh, Michael Clarke, Chris Cooper, Philip Granger & others.

  • Session Man (Seth Winston & Rob Fried) / color-31m / December 1991 (Academy Award Winner) Struggles of a band in a recording studio. Cast: Michael Harris, Roert Knepper, Jeff Kober, EricAnderson & others.

  • Without A Pass (Marco Williams) / color-30m / December 1991 Jazz and rap performers compare life in LA today with 1965. Cast: John Amos, Branford Marsalis, Sal Lopez, Allison Dean, Wren T. Brown, Dean Butler & others.

  • Another Round (Bob Degus) / color-21m / April 1992 A waitress gets caught up in Valentine's Day. Cast: Alison Elliott, Brett Cullen, Michael Beach, Elena Wohl, Will Leskin & others

  • Contact (Jonathan Darby & Jana Sue Memel) / color-30m / July 23, 1992 (Academy Award Nominee) Two soldiers, one US and one Arab, must find a truce in their conflict. Cast: Brad Bovee, Elias Koteas, Ken Lesco, Brad Pitt & J.T. Walsh

  • The Great O'Grady (Robbie Fox) / color-39m / December 30, 1992 A comic spitting contest gets competitive. Cast: Tom Hodges, Meredith Salenger, Keith Coogan, Nancu Cartright & others.

  • The Witness (Chris Gerolmo) / color-19m / March 11, 1993 A tale of children and a German office in WW2 concentration camp. Cast: Ryan Alosio, Tim DeZarn, John Sudol, Gregor Martin, Jono Gero, Elijah Wood, Gary Sinese & others

  • Traveler's Rest (Craig Belkap) / color-30m / April 3, 1993 Cast: Paul Dooley, Bruce Gray, Kathryn Layng, Lois Nettleton & Priscilla Pointer

  • Evening Class (Michael Haney;script: Tim Reilly) / color-30m / May 23, 1993 A married college student deals with a psychopathic fellow student. Cast: Michael Beach, Will Leskin, Keith MacKechnie & Mariangela Pino

  • The Last Shot (Deborah Amelon) / color-31m / September 1, 1993 A family comes together as a terminally ill father chooses to end his life. Cast: Adam Baldwin, Bibi Besch, Paul Hipp, Jessica Lundy & Garry Marshall

  • Night Driving (Anne Makepeace) / color-32m / November 2, 1993 (Variety review) Cast: Kayla Blake, James McDonnell, Ellen McElduff, Sam Whipple, William Sadler & others.

  • Partners (Peter Weller & Jana Sue Mendel;script: Thomas McGuane) / color-36m / December 1993 (Academy Award Nominee) A junior partner in a law firm, finds out that the wife of a very important client is a former college sweetheart. Cast: Griffin Dunne Marg Helgenberger, Joseph Maher, Ed Begley Jr., Graham Beckel, Seymour Cassell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & others.

  • Grandpa's Funeral (Patricia Resnick) / color-29m / March 1994 Comic tale set at a Jewish funeral. Cast: Dori Brenner, Jon Favreau, Howard S. Mille, Julie Hayden, James Paradise, Steven Gilborn & others

  • Hoggs' Heaven (Michael Taav) / color-25m / March 1994 A poet wins a contest but makes the mistake of celebrating drinking parents to his apartment. Cast: Keith Gordon, Tracy Griffith, Nada Despotovich, Shirley Knight, Michael Fairman, Jesse Nelson & others

  • 18 Minutes In Albuquerque (Peter Geiger) / color-27m / 1994 A prostitute and a fellow bus rider struggle for privacy at a station. Cast: David Bowie, Kathleen Wilhoite, Jack McGee, Bob Ferguson, Jack Murdock, Will Leskin & others

  • On Hope (Jo Beth Williams & Michelle McGuire; shorts story: Lynn Mamet) / color-34m / October 2, 1994 (Academy Award Nominee) Struggles of a mother trying to conceive a child. Cast: Annette O'Toole, Mercedes Ruehl, Ray Baker, Veronica Cartwright & others.

  • Texan (Treat Williams; story: David Mamet) / color-26m / October 2, 1994 A retired pilot finds much to mistrust in his wife. Cast: Dabney Coleman, Dana Delane, Charles Durning, Wiliam H. Macey, Treat Wlliams & others.

  • Leslie's Folly (Kathleen Turner; story: Lynn Mamet) / color-31m / October 9, 1994 A married women deals with everybody who makes her upset including her psychiatrist. Cast: Anne Archer, Mary Kay Place, John Shea, Kathleen Turner, Joshua Boyd, Charles Durning & others.

  • Override (Danny Glover) / color-34m / October 16, 1994 Adaptation of Martha Soukup's "Over the Long Haul". Cast: Emily Lloyd, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dan Twyman, Juanita Jennings, Erika Alexander & Kasi Lemmons.

  • Two Over Easy (Stephen Kay; co-s: Ted Henning) / color-23m / November 6, 1994 (Showtime airing) Married busy-bodies have car troubles and gift getting troubles. Aired on TCM before. Cast: Lucinda Jenney, Arye Gross, Tom McCleister, Veronica Cartright, Michael Earl Reid & Jim True-Frost.

  • The Investigator (Matthew Tabak) / color-23m / December 1, 1994 A detective is befuddled by a starving lady in the streets. Cast: Anne Heche, Vincent D'Onofrio, Frank Medrano, Dayton Callie & others.

  • Take Out The Beast (Eric Freiser) / color-24m / January 1995 (filmed '94) Two astronauts must kill a robot that is pretty clever about human nature and its capacity to kill one another. Cast: Charles Martin Smith, Gary Kemp, Steven Webr & others.

  • Tuesday Morning Ride (Diane Houston & Joy Ryan) / color-35m / January 1995 (filmed '94) (Academy Award Nominee) An elderly couple must leave their beloved house for a nursing home. Cast: Bill Cobbs, Ruby Dee, Erica Gimpel, Vondie Curtis-Hall & others.

  • Buford's Got A Gun (Rober Ryder) / color-31m / 1995 A songwriter tries to relate to her younger neighbors including one guy named Buford. Cast: Frank Gorshin, Lori Alan, Dan Gauthier, Pamela Reed & Jennifer Butt

  • Lieberman In Love (Christine Lahti & Jana Sue Memel) / color-39m / September 1995 (Academy Award Winner) Adaptation of W.P. Kinsella's shot story of an unhappy widower getting involved in a romantic entanglement. Cast: Danny Aiello, Christine Lahti, Nancy Travis & others

  • Present Tense, Past Perfect (Richard Dreyfuss; co-script: Krist Kane) / color-30m / December 1995 A struggling architect revisits his ex-girlfriend and finds happiness at a cost to her. Cast: William Peterson, Anne Archer, Lisa Pelikan, Martin Sheen, Peter Weller, Bruce Davison, Carrie Fisher & others.

  • Duke Of Groove (Griffin Dunne & Thom Colwell) / color-32m / May 8, 1996 (Academy Award Nominee) Mother takes her teenage son to a party, to make sure he will not be at home when father leaves the family for good. Cast: Kate Capshaw, Chris Chavkin, Elliott Gould, Uma Thurman, Keither Sutherland, Tobey Maguire, Udo Kier & others

  • Little Surprises (Jeff Goldblum) / color-36m / October 1996 (filmed '95) (Academy Award Nominee) All star ensemble at a wedding party. Cast: Kelly Preston, Julie Harris, Rod Steiger, Christine Cavanaugh, Kenneth Moskow, Mark Pellegrino, Sam Whipple & others.

  • Peacock Blues (Devorah Cutler) / color-31m / December 1996 A lady surrenders to a tattoo artist and his art. Cast: Michelle Csitos, Keith Coogan, Poppy Montgomery, William Forsythe, Frank Medrano & others.

  • Desert's Edge (Rob Lowe) / color-30m / June 25, 1997 A gangster fighting custody for his son meets up with a horror film actress. Cast: Poppy Montgomery, Matt Frewer, Angela Alvarado, Brad William Henke, Jay Thomas & others

  • Pirates (Eric McCormack) / color-30m / January 2, 2003 (filmed '02) Cast: Michael Cornacchia, Ron Livinston, Richard Mitchell & Lisa Sheridan

  • Whatever We Do (Kevin Connolly; script: Nick Cassavetes) / color-25m / January 2003 (filmed '02) Four friends find much truth in their lives over margaritas and tequila. Cast: Tim Roth, Robert Downey Jr., Amanda Peet, ZooeyDeschanel, Scott Bloom, Vincent Laresca, Chuck Pacheco



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 04:36 PM

Starting in the late 1930s, Kodak's Kodachrome 16mm color process was the preferred choice of documentary film makers in the United States since the cameras were so easy to handle. Also Kodachrome was more durable than the later Eastmancolor 35mm in the 1950s, which means something shot in 1940s generally looks good today. Theatrical releases were “blown up” to 35mm while projectors used in schools and businesses tended to remain 16mm right through the 1980s when VHS took over. As a result, a flood of educational short films were made by many, many companies and independent filmmakers for every particular field necessary.

 

 

Chicago's Moody Bible Institute (getting a bit more “secular” under the film logo Moody Institute of Science) catered to churches and religious schools. Public schools also made good use of their product thanks to all of the incredible nature photography on display. Even if you dislike so much scripture added to the narration, there was no denying the pictures sure looked perty. Granted, you won't find Darwin's Origin of Species discussed. A cluster are available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube....3DBI_hF11BbjaTs

 

The following releases are in color unless otherwise noted (bw). Irwin A. Moon is credited as chief producer.

 

  • They Live Forever / 2 reels / © February 24, 1944

  • God Of Creation / 4 reel feature edited into three shorts / © December 27, 1945

  • Against The Tide (Henry Ushijima; narrator: Kenneth Nordine) / 15m / © January 23, 1948

  • Voice In The Deep / 2 reels / © August 2, 1948

  • They Follow On (Henry Ushijima) / 30m / © July 11, 1949

  • Life Story Of A Butterfly / 2 reels / 1950

  • How Many Stars? / 12m / © June 5, 1951 (revised '71)

  • Hidden Treasures / 27m / © August 28, 1951

  • No Vacant Chairs / 15m / © October 2, 1952

  • David And Saul / 12m / © July 14, 1953

  • The Prior Claim / 45m / © September 20, 1953

  • Fiery Furnace / 13m / © May 11, 1954 (completed '53)

  • Fish Out Of Water / bw-11m / © May 27, 1954

  • World Of Little Things / bw-14m / © May 27, 1954

  • Blind As A Bat / bw-7m / © June 17, 1954

  • Crystal Gazing / bw-12m / © June 17, 1954

  • The Stones Cry Out: A Journey Into Prophecy / 42m / © October 1, 1954

  • Of Books And Sloths / 29m / © November 20, 1954

  • Slow As In Sloth / 20m / © November 22, 1954

  • Electric Eel / bw-12m / © December 1, 1954

  • Naaman The Leper / 13m / © January 1, 1955 (completed '54)

  • Carnivorous Plants / 2 reels (shorter version / © February 18, 1955

  • Plant Life At Work / bw-10m / © February 18, 1955 (completed '54)

  • Sounds In The Sea / 16m / © March 16, 1955

  • Jonah And The Big Fish / 11m / © April 1, 1955

  • Noah And The Ark / 11m / © June 1, 1955

  • Daniel in The Lions' Den / 13m / © August 26, 1955

  • Samson / 13m / © August 26, 1955

  • Treasures In Snow / 6m / © October 24, 1955

  • Human Machine / 14m / © November 8, 1955 (revised '71)

  • Cicada, The Insect Methuselah / bw-12m / © November 9, 1955

  • The Red Sea / 12m / © December 27, 1955

  • Worms To Wings / 12m / © December 28, 1955

  • Bird Community / 12m / © December 29, 1955

  • Facts Of Faith / 37m / © February 2, 1956

  • Baby Moses / 13m / © February 23, 1956

  • Gideon / 13m / © March 27, 1956

  • Spider Engineers / 15m / © May 4, 1956

  • Butterfly Mystery / 10m / © May 8, 1956

  • Animal Engineers: A Sermon From Science / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • Dust Or Destiny: A Sermon From Science / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • Experience With An Eel: A Sermon From Science / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • God Of Creation: A Sermon From Science / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • Hidden Treasures: A Sermon From Science / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • Mysteries Of Nature: A Sermon From Science / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • Mystery Of The Three Clocks: A Sermon From Science / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • Time And Eternity / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • Voice Of The Deep: A Sermon From Science / 28m / © June 2, 1956

  • Snow Flakes / bw-7m / © June 28, 1956

  • Demonstration With Light / bw-12m / © July 23, 1956

  • Food Getting Among Animals / bw-13m / © July 27, 1956

  • Elijah And The Prophets Of Baal / 13m / © July 30, 1956

  • Walls Of Jericho / 13m / © August 14, 1956

  • Ahab, The Pouting King / 13m / © November 8, 1956

  • Bat Named Benny / 13m / © December 7, 1956

  • Mystery In The Backyard / 13m / © December 7, 1956

  • The Call Of Samuel / 13m / © December 13, 1956

  • Elisha And The Syrian Army / 13m / © February 8, 1957

  • Wisdom Of Solomon / 13m / © February 14, 1957

  • Jewels From Heaven / 13m / © March 19, 1957

  • Wonders Above / 13m / © March 20, 1957

  • Red River Of Life / 2 parts (28m/32m) / © October 8, 1957

  • Serpent Of Brass / 13m / © November 15, 1957

  • Fish Family / 11m / © November 29, 1957

  • Mystery Of Time / 41m / © December 15, 1957

  • Joseph In Egypt / 13m / © December 17, 1957

  • Living With The Atom / 26m / © December 27, 1957

  • Story Of The Blood Stream / 2 parts (28m each) / © December 28, 1957

  • The Woodpecker Gets Ready For Winter / 9m / © February 16, 1958

  • The Ten Commandments / 13m / © May 14, 1958

  • Through The Arch / 25m / © June 15, 1958 (completed '57)

  • Water Of Life / 13m / © June 17, 1958

  • Belshazzar's Feast / 13m / © September 28, 1958

  • Wonder Of Our Body / 13m / © October 6, 1958

  • Wonder Of Water / 13m / © October 29, 1958

  • Wonder Of Reproduction / 12m / © December 14, 1958

  • Quest / 33m / © December 15, 1958

  • Miniature Plants Of The Desert / 2 reels / 1958

  • Our Desert Treasure / 2 reels / 1958

  • Wonder Of Grasshoppers / 12m / © January 5, 1959

  • Growing Like A Grasshopper / 14m / © June 1, 1959

  • True Fish Story / 13m / © June 1, 1959

  • Windows Of The Soul / 2 parts (28m/31m) / © April 1, 1960

  • Sense Perception / 2 parts (28m/26m) / © June 29, 1960

  • To Every Creature / 43m / © September 1, 1960

  • Debt To The Past / 21m / © May 10, 1961

  • The Professor And The Prophets / 29m / © December 15, 1961

  • Debt To The Past: Language And Communication / 16m / © March 26, 1962

  • God Of The Atom / 28m / © April 21, 1962

  • City Of The Bees / 45m / © November 24, 1962

  • Mightier Than The Sword / 28m / © February 3, 1963

  • Debt To The Past: Government And Law / 16m / © March 23, 1964

  • Mathematics Of The Honeycomb / 13m / © June 12, 1964

  • Biography Of A Bee / 14m / © February 9, 1965

  • Living Temples / 13m / © May 1, 1965

  • Debt To The Past: Science And Technology / 16m / © June 14, 1965

  • Language Of The Bee / 15m / © November 23, 1965

  • Signposts Aloft / 28m / © July 1, 1967

  • Primitive Man In A Modern World / 23m / © March 10, 1969

  • The Ultimate Adventure (Dick Ewing) c-28m / © September 29, 1971

  • New Robes For The Shepherds (Kathryn Griffin) c-30m / © September 15, 1972

  • Miracle At Munich / 27m / © February 8, 1973

  • Empty Cities / 28m / © September 1, 1973

  • Where The Waters Run / 28m / © March 4, 1975

  • To An Unknown God / 20m / © October 28, 1976

 

 

*****

 

 

Paul Hoefler Films chose the travelogue route, as did a great many other color 16mm educational film producers. Hoefler was a lead cinematographer on the Denver African Expedition of 1925-26 and contributed to two popular 1930 documentary features Africa Speaks! (Columbia) and Wild Men Of The Kalahari (Talking Picture Epics). Another feature of his was Leopard Men Of Africa (1940), later excerpted into two shorts Belgian Congo and African Tribes. These were among the first films he marketed with his new educational film company. In the 1950s and '60s, he established a good working relationship with Walt Disney who helped distribute much of his product to schools along with Bailey Films Inc. Geoff Alexander profiles his elusive history in his Academic Films for the Classroom.

 

All of the following were made in color and mostly available on 16mm.

 

  • Yosemite National Park / 10m / 1947 Reissued with new dialogue by Walt Disney in 1964

  • Gymnastics, Fundamentals And Techniques: Part 1 / 17+m / 1949

  • Gymnastics, Fundamentals And Techniques: Part 2 / 17+m / 1949

  • Death Valley / 11m / 1950 see here: https://archive.org/...ath_valley_1950

  • Salmon: Life Cycle Of The Sockeye / 11m / 1951

  • African Journey (East Africa) / 20m / 1953

  • Andes Story (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1954

  • Argentina's Lifestream (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1954

  • Brazilian Rain Forest (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1954

  • South Africa / 20m / 1954

  • Mexican Village Family (Willard Carl Hahn) / 17m / 1955 see here: https://archive.org/...an_village_life

  • Mexican Village Life (Willard Carl Hahn) c-16m / 1955

  • Pineapple Culture / 11m / 1955 Hawaiian tour. See here: https://archive.org/...ineappleCulture

  • Peru - Land Of the Incas (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1957

  • Taxco: Village of Art (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1957

  • Guadalajara Family (Willard Carl Hahn) / 16m / 1958 see here: https://archive.org/...dalajara_family

  • Paraguay - Yesterday and Tomorrow (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1958

  • Paraguay: A New Frontier (Willard Carl Hahn) c-16m / 1958 see here: https://archive.org/...s/paraguay_1958

  • Peru - Upper Amazon Region (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1957

  • American Samoa (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1959

  • Egypt Today: United Arab Republic / 16m / 1959

  • Mexican Potters: Clay Art In Old Mexico (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1959

  • Mexico At Work (Willard Carl Hahn) / 17m / 1959

  • Mexico City: Pattern for Progress (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1959

  • Mexico's Heritage (Willard Carl Hahn) / 17m / 1959

  • Monument Valley / 17m / 1959

  • West Indies: Lands in Transition (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1961

  • Tuna Fishing / 11m / 1962

  • Ethiopia: Africa's Ancient Kingdom / 17m / 1962

  • Primary Reading / 8+m / 1962

  • South Africa (2nd edition) / 20m / 1962

  • Yucatan: Land Of The Maya (Willard Carl Hahn) / 17m / 1962

  • San Francisco: Story Of A City (Willard Carl Hahn) / 21m / 1963 see here: https://archive.org/...Story_of_a_City

  • India: People In Transition (Ted Phillips) / 17m / 1964

  • Operation Freighter (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1964

  • India: Arts And Artisans (Ted Phillips) / 17m / 1965

  • Operation Liner (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1965

  • Island Continent: Australia's Land and People (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1966

  • Coral Reef (Willard Carl Hahn) / 17m / 1967

  • The Navigators (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1967

  • Peoples Of The Island World (Willard Carl Hahn) / 2 reels / 1967

  • Hunza: A Remote Himalayan Community (script: Robert H. Burget; camera: Zygmunt Sulistrowski) / 19m / 1968

  • India: Asia's Subcontinent (Ted Phillips) / 17m / 1969

  • Irish Republic: A Profile (script: Louise C. Brown; camera: John Weld & Ron Yould) / 22m / 1969

  • The Hudson River: America's Waterway Of History / 18m / 1970

  • Artistry In Sugar (Artistry Of Eric Sugar) / 15m / 1971

  • Athens: Birthplace Of Democracy / 18m / 1971

  • Austria And The Lipizzaner Horses / 17m / 1972

  • Jordan, The Wonders Of Petra / 16m / 1972

  • Bantu Tribes Of Southern Africa / 19m / 1973

  • Death Valley (2nd version) / 17m / 1974

  • Rome The Eternal City / 22m / 1977



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

The International Film Foundation produced both geographic documentaries and animated “docu”-cartoons by Philip Stapp and Gerald McDermott. I won't handle the latter here, but nice representatives of their work from 1948 and 1966 can be viewed here:

https://archive.org/...re_in_your_mind

https://archive.org/...unflight_201608

 

Julien (sometimes spelled Julian) Hequembourg Bryan of Titusville, Pennsylvania got the camera bug in 1923 with a 28mm movie apparatus, then later used more conventional formats by the thirties when contributing to Eastman Teaching Films (16mm) and Louis De Rochemont's March Of Time (35mm, at least getting credit on one 1937 entry). He was working in Poland in 1939 when he gathered some stunning footage of the Nazi invasion that was utilized by RKO-Pathé in their Oscar-winning short Siege (covered as part of their “Reelism” series: http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286202 ) He also contributed to a few other RKO-Pathé shorts between 1939 and 1941, in addition to some independent films on his own, such as Frontier (1935, co-directed by Jules Bucher) and The Bridgeport Plan (1945).

 

 

Before launching IFF in 1945, he produced two key series of importance:

 

For the US State Department, there was a series covering South American countries. Additional material from his first trip was used by RKO-Pathé for a trio of shorts in 1941: Eyes On Brazil, What's Happening In Argentina? and How Goes Chile?

 

  • Americans All (co-director Jules Bucher) / bw-20m / 1940

  • Argentine Primer (co-director Jules Bucher) / bw-23m / 1940

  • Atacama Desert (co-director William James; writer: Forrest Izard; graphics: Philip Stapp) / bw-17m / 1943

  • Bolivia (Francis Thompson, Jules Bucher & William James; writer: Forrest Izard; graphics: Philip Stapp; music: Gene Forrell; narrator: Jose Ferrer) / bw-20m / 1943

  • High Plain (Of Bolivia) (Jules Bucher; writer: Forrest Izard; graphics: Philip Stapp) / bw-20m / 1943

  • Lima (Jules Bucher; writer: Forrest Izard; graphics: Philip Stapp) / bw-15m21s / 1943

  • Paraguay (William James & Francis Thompson; writer: Forrest Izard; graphics: Philip Stapp; narrator: Julien Bryan) / bw-17m / 1943

  • Peru (John Bransby & William James & Francis Thompson; writer: Forrest Izard; graphics: Philip Stapp; narrator: Julien Bryan) / bw-20m / 1943

  • South Chile (William James; writer: Forrest Izard; graphics: Philip Stapp; music: Gene Forrell; narrator: Jose Ferrer) / bw-20m / 1943

  • Young Uraguay (Jules Bucher; writer: Miriam Bucher; graphics: Philip Stapp; music: Norman & Ruth Lloyd; narrator: Jose Ferrer) / bw-17m8s / 1943

 

Another 1944 series profiled the “typical town” of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Francis Thompson was director:

 

  • The County Agent / bw-18m

  • The Doctor / bw-14m

  • The Mechanic / bw-14m

  • The School / bw-21m

  • The Town / bw-19m

 

IFF was officially established with funding from David and Ella Mills of New Jersey and its goal was to be a non-profit educational tool for international tolerance. Bryan wanted to present different countries and cultures with as little bias as possible, detesting the term “travelogue”. Although its peak years were the fifties through early seventies, son Sam Bryan kept it going quite successfully for another decade after his father's death in 1974. It still operates today as an impressive archive of travel films: http://www.internati...foundation.org/

 

The following productions are in order of their release and are mostly in color, unless indicated. Directors listed in (). A couple series of multiple films are interspersed with individual titles listed towards the end.

 

  • Russia series (1946), filmed from trips made between 1930 and 1937 to the Soviet Union and issued on 16mm black & white. Jules Bucher co-directed. Titles: Children Of Russia (13m) / How Russians Play (13m) / Peoples Of The Soviet Union (38m) / A Russian Children's Railway (8m)

  • The Color Of A Man / 18m / 1946

  • Sampan Family (William James; camera: Leo Loewenthal; music: Gene Forrell) / bw-16m / 1947 (filmed '45-46) see here: https://archive.org/...ls/sampanfamily

  • Peiping Family (William James; camera: Leo Loewenthal; music: Gene Forrell) / bw-21m / 1948 (completed '46)

  • Italy series (1948), directed by Victor Vicas with writer: Norman Borisoff, narrators Tony Kraber & Basil Beya. All filmed 1947 in black & white Titles: Artisans Of Florence (21m) / Bread And Wine (14m) / Italy Rebuilds (21m, featuring Omar Fink)

  • Pacific Island (Likiep Island) (Roy Phelps; writer: Basil Beyea; music: Louis Horst) / bw-17m2s / © Aug 8, 1949 see here: https://archive.org/...s/pacificisland

  • Girl Scouting Returns To Japan / 10m / © Nov 15, 1949

  • Japanese Family (William James; writer: Basil Beyea) / bw-24m / © January 30,1950 (filmed '49)

  • Williamsburg Restored (Francis Thompson; writers: Basil Beyea & Robert Carr; animation: Kenneth Snelson; music: Norman Lloyd; narrator: Walter Abel) / 44m / © August 7, 1951 see here: https://archive.org/...amsburgrestored

  • Hands Across The Sea / 18m / © December 18, 1951 Girl Scouts promotional

  • Life In Great Britain Today series (© August 1, 1952, 13m each), directed by Kenneth Richter and filmed in 1948. Titles: British Factory Foreman / British Mill Owner / English Farm Family / Oxford Student / Sadler's Wells Ballerina / Scottish Miner

  • A People Without Fear / 29m / © August 15, 1953 Made for the National Council of Churches

  • Suez (D.A. Pennebaker) / 14m / 1956 (filmed '55)

  • Japan (Kenneth Snelson; titles: Manabu C. Saito; narrator: Julien Bryan) / 25m / 1957 (filmed '55)

  • Russia (William Claiborne; supervisor: Seymour Hymowitz; art: John Snyder; narrator: Julien Bryan) / 24m / 1958

  • The Middle East (William Claiborne; camera: Kenneth Snelson Kenneth Richter & Wheaton Galentine; animation: John Snyder) / 25m / 1959

  • South America (William Claiborne; camera: Francis Thompson & Jules Bucher; animation: Philip Stapp; narrator: Julien Bryan) / 27m / June 4, 1960

  • Tropical Africa (William Claiborne; camera: Sam & Julien Bryan & Ray Garner; animation: Philip Stapp; music: Norman Lloyd) / 29m / 1960

  • Amazon Family (Frances Thompson) / 19m / © March 4, 1962 (filmed in color '43)

  • Turkey: A Nation In Transition (Seymour Hymowitz, co-producer; Leroy Leatherman; art: Paul McDermott & Erdal Akdag; animation: John Snyder; music: Paul Ramsier) / 9m / 1962 (filmed '61)

  • Africans All (Greg Knowles; animation: Philip Stapp) / 22m / 1963 (filmed '60)

  • The Ancient Egyptian (Seymour Hymowitz, co-producer; LeRoy Leatherman; animation: Philip Stapp; music: Norman Lloyd) / 27m / 1963 see here: https://archive.org/...ancientegyptian

  • Fishing On The Coast Of Japan (How We Live series) (Kenneth Snelson) / 15m / 1964 (filmed '55)

  • Harvest In Japan (How We Live series) (Kenneth Snelson) / 11m / 1964 (filmed '55)

  • Moslem Family In Yugoslavia (How We Live series) (Kenneth Richter; music: Frank Moore) / 9m / 1964 (filmed '57?)

  • Yugoslav Farm Family (How We Live series) (Kenneth Richter; music: Frank Moore) / 14m / 1964 (filmed '57?)

  • Israel (Ray Garner; animation: Philip Stapp; music: Peter Schickele) / 30m / 1964

  • Poland (Walter J. Carroll; camera: Wladislaw Forbert & Roman Wionczek) / 27m / 1965

  • The Ancient Peruvian (Julien Bryan & Sam Bryan; animation: Gerald McDermott) / 29m / December 1966

  • African Village Life series (© June 13, 1967), filmed by Hermann Schlenker in Mali in 1965. Titles: Annual Festival Of The Dead (14m, see here: https://archive.org/...stivalofthedead) / Building A Boat (8m) / Building A House (7m) / Cotton: Growing And Spinning (6m) / Daily Life Of The Bozo People (16m) / Fishing On The N iger (18m) / Herding Cattle On The N iger (7m) / Hunting Wild Doves (8m) / Magic Rites: Divination By Animal Tracks (7m) / Magic Rites: Divination By Chicken Sacrifice (7m) / Onion Farming (7m)

  • Children Of Israel (Ray Garner; music: Stephen M. Gould) / 14m / © September 27, 1967 (filmed '64)

  • Rag Tapestry By 25 Children / 11m / 1968

  • Russia Today series (1968), directed by Julien Bryan & Yehuda Yaniv with narrator Michael Tolan and music by Stephen M. Gould. Some footage borrowed from earlier films. Titles: Leisure Time U.S.S.R. (12m, see here: https://archive.org/...meussr02_201506 ) / Religion In Russia (21m) / The Russian Consumer (14m) / The Russian Peasant (19m) / Women Of Russia (11m)

  • Mountain Peoples of Central Asia series (1969), filmed by Hermann Schlenker in Afghanistan in 1964-65. Titles: Baking Oven Bread (11m) / Baking Unleavened Bread (10m) / Boys' Games (5m) / Building A Bridge (10m) / Buzkashi (8m, see here: https://archive.org/details/buzkashi ) / Grinding Wheat (7m) / Making Felt Rugs (9m) / Making Gunpowder (10m) / Men's Dance (11m) / Weaving Cloth (9m)

  • Christmas Eve In The Black Forest (Hermann Schlenker) / 16m / 1969 (filmed '68)

  • Black Forest Christmas (Hermann Schlenker) / 14m / 1969 (filmed '68)

  • Ancient Africans (Sam Bryan; animation: Philip Stapp; music: Thomas Wagner) / 27m / 1969

  • Sahara Fantasia: A Desert Festival (In Morocco) (Mel See) / 9m / 1970 (filmed '69)

  • A Culture Bridge (Ohio State University; Robert Wagner) / 8m / 1971 (filmed '70)

  • Indian Village Life: Two Villages in Orissa Province (Hermann Schlenker) / 16m / 1971 (filmed '70)

  • Fishing In Romania: Crayfishing On The Danube Delta (Hermann Schlenker) / 10m / 1971

  • On The Danube Delta (Hermann Schlenker) / 15m / 1971

  • Mountain Peoples of Central Asia series #2 (1972), filmed by Hermann Schlenker in Afghanistan in 1964-65. Titles: Casting Iron Plow-Shares (11m) / Pottery Making (15m) / Shearing Yaks (9m) / Threshing Wheat (9m)

  • Indians Of Orinoco series (1972), filmed by Hermann Schlenker in 1970-71. Titles: Blowgun (11m) / Craftsmen (12m) / Food Gathering (11m, see here: https://archive.org/...s/foodgathering ) / Journey To The Makiritare (9m) / Jungle Farming (10m) / Manioc Bread (11m) / Village Life (12m) / Woodwinds And Dance (10m)

  • The Licorice Train (Stan Woodward) / 7m / 1972 (filmed '71) A boy in New York City sight-sees.

  • The American Super-8 Revolution (Stan Woodward) / 31m / 1972

  • South America Today (Sam Bryan) / 25m / 1972

  • The Last Whalers (William Neufeld) / 21m / 1973 (filmed '71 in Portugal)

  • Masked Dances Of Mali (Hermann Schlenker) / 6m / 1973 (filmed '65)

  • Our Common Heritage: Bread (Yehuda Yaniv) 10m / 1973

  • Our Common Heritage: Water (Yehuda Yaniv) 10m / 1973

  • Indonesia: Time of Transition (Peter Drummond) / 29m / 1973

  • On Seven Hills They Built A City: Rome (Juniper Films of Australia; James Willson & John David Tristram) / 26m / 1974 (filmed '70)

  • The Ancient Chinese: An Introduction (Philip Stapp) / 24m / 1974

  • Mambush- Tapestry Maker: The Craftsman and the Artist (In Israel) (Jerry Callner; cast: Yitzhak Mambush) / 13m / 1974

  • Introduction to Confucius (Sumner Glimcher) / 12m / 1975 (filmed '72)

  • The Changing Middle East (Sam Bryan) / 25m / 1975 (filmed '74) see here: https://archive.org/...ngingmiddleeast

  • A Long Hour's Walk (In Colombia) (Sumner Glimcher) / 26m / 1975

  • Masterpieces of Chinese Art: At the National Palace Museum (Sumner Glimcher) / 28m / 1975

  • Chinese Legends, Gods & Prophets (MCI; Sumner Glimcher) / 9m / 1975

  • Samoa I Sisifo (Juniper Films of Australia; James Willson & John David Tristram) / 26m / 1975

  • Samoa: The Best Kept Secret (Juniper Films of Australia; James Willson & John David Tristram) / 16m / 1975

  • Ten Times Empty (Greece) (Juniper Films of Australia; James Willson & John David Tristram) / 21m / 1975

  • Transition Generation: A Third World Problem (Afghanistan) (Alexander Von Wetter) / 20m / 1975

  • Life in Colombia series (1976), filmed by Jan-henk Kleijn in 1975. Titles: Raquira (9m) / Sand Fisherman (9m) / Bogotá: Fragments Of A City (15m)

  • Scandinavia: Unique Northern Societies (Sam Bryan & Vladimir Bibic; narrator: Peter Thomas) / 24m / 1976 (filmed '75)

  • French Village (Juniper Films of Australia; James Willson & John David Tristram) / 22m / 1976 see here: https://archive.org/...hvillage_201609

  • A Modern Egyptian Family (Vladimir Bibic) / 17m / 1976

  • Some Indians Of The Southlands (First Americans and Their Gods Part II) (Sam Bryan; an: Philip Stapp) / 17m / 1976

  • Pacific Island Life series (1977), filmed by Hermann Schlenker in 1974. Titles: The Coconut Tree (15m) / Family Life (16m) / Fishing In Nuguria (14m) / Food From The Sea (14m) / Village Life (15m)

  • Big Noise (Australia) (Peter Drummond) / 15m / 1977

  • Bill, Peggy, Royal and Friends...London Horses (Juniper Films of Australia; James Willson & John David Tristram) / 28m / 1977

  • A Brazilian Family (Vladimir Bibic) / 19m / 1977

  • An Indian Worker: From Village to City (Michael Camerini) / 17m / 1977

  • Simply Making Jewelry (Sam Bryan, producer; Ting Barrow) / 18m / 1977

  • Tires (Yehuda Yaniv) / 11m / 1977

  • Tonga Royal (Tonga Polynesian) (Juniper Films of Australia; James Willson & John David Tristram) / 20m / 1977

  • An Israeli Family (Yehuda Yanib) / 20m / 1978

  • Soviet Union: A New Look (Julien Bryan & Sam Bryan; writer: William Claiborne) / 25m / 1978 see here: https://archive.org/...etunionanewlook

  • I Am Fijian (Juniper Films of Australia; James Willson & John David Tristram) / 26m / 1979

  • Gold: The Sacred Metal (Colombia) (Lewis Bushnell) / 17m / 1980

  • Guri: The Young Gaucho (Uraguay) (Eduardo Darino; narrator: Eli Wallach) / 24m / 1980

  • India: An Introduction (Michael Camerini & James MacDonald) / 25m / 1980

  • Japan: An Interdependent Nation (Sam Bryan & Michael E. Smith) / 24m / 1980 (filmed '78)

  • A Soviet Family (Vladimir Bibic) / 23m / 1980 see here: https://archive.org/...etfamily_201505

  • Africa: A New Look (Sam Bryan) / 27m / 1981

  • Graciela In Ecuador (Ulf Hultberg) / 24m / 1981

  • South America: A New Look (Sam Bryan & Clay Francisco) / 24m / 1984 see here: https://archive.org/...americaanewlook

  • Western Europe: A New Look (Jan-henk Kleijn) / 24m / 1985 see here: https://archive.org/...neuropeanewlook

  • China: A New Look (Sam Bryan & Vladimir Bibic) / 25m / 1986



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Learning Corporation of America was a highly influential educational film company launched by William Deneen with financial backing by Columbia Pictures. I covered the first six year years (1968 through 1974) here: http://forums.tcm.co...ures/?p=1307016

 

Deneen was an established travelogue cinematographer who made many excellent titles for Encyclopædia Britannica Films in the 1950s and '60s before being promoted to a top executive position. His goal, even under Britannica, was to show the school students in America the widest diversity of cultures both present and past as possible and in the most entertaining way. He even used the expensive sets of Samuel Bronston's Fall of the Roman Empire just to show how a child like Claudius, Boy of Rome (EB Films, 1964) lived. The early films of LCA displayed considerable racial and religious diversity in an effort to make sure every school student saw somebody on a classroom screen who resembled him/her in some way and not just the typical Caucasian “average” kid as in so many school films of previous decades.

 

When Columbia was having financial struggles, it sold LCA to W. F. Hall Printing, soon a property itself of the mighty Mobil Oil conglomerate (which wanted to rival Gulf & Western in its expanded interests in films and publishing). Still executive head, Deneen pushed forward and earned an Oscar and various nominations for such productions as Angel And Little Boy, Doubletalk and Split Cherry Tree and Emmy Awards for its many productions for ABC Afternoon Specials and NBC Special Treats. Sharing some of Deneen's executive control for a time (before a personal falling out) was Linda Gottlieb, later producer of the series One Life To Live and the movie Dirty Dancing.

 

Particularly successful were some of the best dramatizations of famous short stories with a host of celebrities such as Orson Welles (if just narrating), Randy Quaid, Christopher Plumber, Glynis Johns, Estelle Parsons and James Earl Jones. Teenagers Scott Baio and Christian Slater appeared in LCA productions (Luke Was There and The Invisible Boy respectively) shortly before becoming famous, while The Wizard of Oz's wicked witch of the west, Margaret Hamilton, capped her long career in Pardon Me For Living. Compared to other competing 16mm educational film and video companies, LCA resembled, in some ways at least, 1930s MGM in that it brought “more stars than there are in heaven” into the classroom.

 

After being divested from Mobil Oil in 1984, LCA survived quite successfully as an independent film company, adding occasional features, before Deneen eventually sold out to New World Pictures three years later. Unfortunately the later years were a bit more chaotic, but the company managed to stay afloat through the early nineties with most of its focus on television.

 

Listed here are just the shorts running less than 45 minutes. Therefore, many hour or more TV shows not issued in an edited 16mm or video form don't make the cut, but you can check them out here: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0057787/ Unfortunately, it is not a complete list and will need updated later as more information comes in. Excluded are series LCA merely distributed (with a few notable exceptions) and all animated cartoons like those made by Michael Sporn. All productions are in color and grouped by series. Directors all listed in ().

 

American Documents

Series of docu-dramas profiling famous events in US history

 

  • Roosevelt And The Fireside Chats (Barry Clark) / 2 parts (28m each) / August 1989

  • Broken Treaties (Diane Marie Smith, producer) / 23m / 1989

  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (Robert C. Peters, B. Donald Greene & Diane Marie Smith, producers; Donald R. Ham) / 25m / 1989 cast: Jim Gosa, Mark Mason, David Fritts, Jim Gammon, William Warren, Kevin Brief, Jim Korinke, Dorothy Williams, Art Dilks, Chris Crane

  • Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman? (One Step Productions; Diane Marie Smith & Loren Stephens, producers; Judy Chaikin; writers: Judy Chaikin, Loren Stephens, Gloria Goldsmith) / 26m / 1989

  • Brown Vs. the Board Of Education (Advanced American Communications; Lawrence Levy & Lisa Levy Stromer, producer; Lawrence Levy ; writer: Michael Halperin) / 18m31s / 1990 cast: Alaina Reed Hall, Arthur Louis Fuller, Fred Pinkard, Al Hansen, Matthew Dickens, Mel Johnson, Jr., C.T. Collins, Thom McFadden, Sid Conrad, Bert Remsen

  • The Gettysburg Address (Grey Havens Films-Advanced American Communications; Mark Chudzko, producer; writer: Neal Shusterman) / 21m / 1990

  • Give Me Liberty: Patrick Henry (William R. Sheridan & Diane Marie Smith, producer; Diane Marie Smith; co-writer: Edmund Perry) / 24m / 1990 cast: Mark Joy, Maury Erickson, Fitzhugh Houston, Dan Ruth, Ford Flannagan

 

 

Classics Dark & Dangerous

Famous stories brought to life, these being the spookier ones. Mrs. Amworth, for example, took on vampires.

 

  • Mrs. Amworth (Ontario Educational Communications Authority; William Deneen, producer; Alvin Rakoff; adapted from E.F. Benson by Hugh Whitemore) / c -29m / December 1976 cast: Glynis Johns, Derek Francis & John Phillips

  • Ugly Little Boy (Ontario Educational Communications Authority; Barry Morse & Don Thompson; adapted from Isaac Asimov) / c -26m / December 1976 cast: Kate Reid & Barry Morse

  • The Rocking Horse Winner (William Deneen, producer; Peter Menda) / 29m / © January 11, 1977 (completed in 1974) cast: Kenneth More

  • The Island (William Deneen, producer; Robert Fuest; adapted from L.P. Hartley) / 30m / © January 31, 1977 (filmed '76) / cast: John Hurt & Charles Grey

  • Silver Blaze (William Deneen, producer; John Davies; adapted from Sir Canon Doyle) / 31m / © January 31, 1977 (filmed '76) / cast: Christopher Plummer & Thorley Walters

  • The Mannikin (Ontario Educational Communications Authority; Don Thompson; adapted from Robert Bloch) / 29m / February 24, 1977 (filmed '76) / cast: Ronee Blakely, Keir Dullea, Pol Pelletier, Cec Linder

  • Snowbound (Linda Gottlieb, producer; Robert M. Young; script: Edward Pomerantz, Kurt Villadsen & Harry Mazer) / 33m / © February 28, 1978 (filmed '77) / cast: Michael Mullins & Lisa Jane Persky

 

Learning To Be Human

This series started when Columbia Pictures was still backing LCA and a few earlier titles are listed on that thread. These were dramatic reels showing kids and adults relating, sometimes with a bit of comedy. At least one enjoyed wide theatrical release and an Academy Award.

 

  • The Case Of The Elevator Duck (Joan Micklin Silber) / 17m / © August 8, 1974 cast: Robert Lee Grant, Bee Jay, Jackie Torres, Walter Grant & Ruben Sotomayer

  • The Skating Rink (Martin Tahse, producer; Larry Elikann; adapted from Mildred Lee) / 45m / February 5, 1975 cast: Stewart Peterson, Jerry Dexter, Devon Ericson

  • Angel And Big Joe (Doro Bachrach, producer; Bert Salzman) / 27m / September 26, 1975 (Academy Award Winner) cast: Paul Sorvino, Dadi Pinero, Gloria & Nicky Irizarry. Simple tale of a telephone lineman befriending a younger migrant teen.

  • Luke Was There (Richard Marquand) / 45m / October 5, 1976 cast: Scott Baio & David Pendleton

  • Big Henry And The Polka Dot Kid (Linda Gottlieb, producer; Richard Marquand; writer: W W. Lewis; camera: Ernest Vincze; editor: Hugh Newsam; music: Carl Davis) / 34m / © November 9, 1976 cast: Ned Beatty, Chris Barnes & Estelle Parsons

  • Shoplifting: Sharon's Story (Auro Productions/Learning Corporation of America/Columbia [Yvonne Chotzen, producer; Dennis Kull; writer: Tom Day) / 25m / January 1977 (filmed '76) / cast: Christine Lorenz, Glenn Cannon & Elctra Gailas

  • Very Good Friends (Martin Tahse, producer; Richard Bennett) / 45m / Apr 6, 1977 (filmed '76) cast: Melissa Sue Anderson, Katy Kurtzman, Sparky Marcus, Pamela Nelson, William Bassett, Anne Seymour

  • Nikkolina (Cineflics Ltd.; Glen Salzman & Rebecca Yates; writer: Marc Rosen) / 28m / December 1977 cast: Johanne Hinterseer, Rosalia Maggio, Antonis Mihaldis, Dimitrius Anastasakis & Simon Rankin

  • The Tap Dance Kid (Highgate Pictures; Linda Gottlieb & Evelyn Barron, producer; Barra Grant) / 33m / October 24, 1978 cast: Danielle Spencer, James Pelham, Charles Blackwell, Anna Maria Horsford, Charles Honi Coles, Claudia McNeil

  • Make-Believe Marriage (Highgate Pictures; Evelyn Barron, producer; Robert Fuest; writer: Jeffrey Kindley) / 45m / February 14, 1979 (filmed '78) / cast: Lonny Price, Alexa Kenin, Janina Matthews, Jim Carroll & Lawrence Keith

  • Mister Gimme (Dolores Danska, producer; Peter Schifter; writer: Carolyn King) / 28m / September 1979 cast: Jamie Aff, Louis Giambalvo, Anne Desalvo & Mara Hobel

  • A Movie Star's Daughter (Highgate Pictures; Doro Bachrach, producer; Robert Feust) / 33m / October 10, 1979 cast: Trini Alvarado, Frank Converse & Marcia Rodd

  • Dinky Hocker (Robert Guenette, Paul & Diane Asselin, producer; Tom Blank) / 30m / December 12, 1979 cast: June Lockhart, Jon Walmsley, Alan Oppenheimer, Wendie Jo Sperber

  • Overture: Linh From Vietnam (Robert McDonald; Elaine Halpert Sperber, producer; Seth Pinsker; writers: Steven Katz & Elaine Halpart Sperber; music: Don Peake) / 26m / December 1980 cast: Panchito Gomez, Kim Ngan Ly & Michael Lon

  • My Mother Was Never A Kid (Highgate Pictures; Doro Bachrach, producer; Robert Fuest) / 45m / March 18, 1981 (filmed '80) cast: Marybeth Manning, Rachel Longaker & Jane Lowrey

  • Welcome To Miami, Cubanos (Elaine Sperber, producer; Peter Schifter; camera: Marty Pitts) / 30m / August 1981 cast: Manny Rodrigues, Frank Perez, Kim Nocholos, John Di Santi, Jim Kelbe, Roas Feline & Rodrigo Morejon

  • Starstruck (Highgate Pictures; Patrick McCormick, producer; Claude Kerven; writer: Marisa Gioffre) / 45m / October 14, 1981 cast: Trini Alvarado, Jonna Merlin & Miriam Colon

  • The Color Of Friendship (Highgate Pictures; Patrick McCormick, producer; Stan Lathan) / 45m / November 11, 1981 cast: James Bond II, Chris Barnes, Katherine Houghton & Cleavon Little

  • Corletto & Son (Cineflics Ltd.; Glen Salzman & Rebecca Yates; writer: Michael Bonadies) / 27m / December 1981 cast: Jeff Pustil, Ken James, Glenna Jones & Chuck Issac

  • Someone's In The Kitchen With Jamie (Tom Houghton) / 25m / January 1982 (filmed '81) / cast: Don Kehr, Dixie Carter, Amanda Naughton & William Russ

 

Shaping Of The American Nation

A history series started back in the Columbia Pictures days and peaking in time for the Bicentennial.

 

  • The Constitution: The Compromise That Made A Nation (Robert Sauder Associates; Robert Saudek & Mary Ahem, producer; William Francisco) / 27m / © January 10, 1975 (edited '74)

  • George Washington And The Whiskey Rebellion: Testing The Constitution (Robert Saudek) / 27m / © January 30, 1975 (edited '74)

  • Wilderness Nomads (Maxim W. Engel, producer; Charles Capstick; camera: R. D. M. Fresco; music: Peter Mathieson) / 18m / Apr 1976 (filmed '75)

  • Black Music In America: The Seventies (Naimah Fuller, producer; writer: Orde Coombs; narrators: Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick) / 32m / December 1979

 

Short Story Library

Great star-studded series of dramatizations

 

  • Just Lather, That's All (John Sebert; adapted from Hernando Tellez) / 21m / December 1975 cast: E. M. Margolese & George Touliatos

  • The White Heron: A Maine Story (Jane Morrison; adapted from Sarah Orne Jewett) / 26m / January 1978 (filmed '77)

  • Butch Minds The Baby (Park Village Productions; Adrian Hughes, producer; Peter Webb; adapted from Damon Runyon) / 26m / October 1979 cast: Jerry O'Shea, Harry Gaunt & Ivan Caton

  • The Gold Bug (Highgate Pictures; Doro Bachrach, producer; Robert Fuest; adapted from Edgar Allen Poe) / 41m / February 2, 1980 (filmed '79) / cast: Roberts Blossom, Geoffrey Holder & Anthony Michael Hall

  • Jack London's Love Of Life (Canadian Film Development-Norfolk Communications; William I. Macadam, producer; David Cobham; narrator: Orson Welles) / 29m / October 1980 cast: Doug McGrath

  • The Luck Of The Roaring Camp (Anne Kimmel, producer; Kevin Hynes; adapted from Bret Harte) / 28m / January 1982 (filmed '81) / cast: Randy Quaid, Bert Remsen, William Sanderson, Vincent Schiavelli, John Steadman

  • Antaeus (Highgate Pictures; Elaine Sperber, producer; Mark Cullingham) / 20m / Apr 20, 1982 cast: Stephen Mailer, Claud Brooks, Brendan Ward & Jarrod Ross

  • The Chaparral Prince (Highgate Pictures; Elaine Sperber, producer; Mark Cullingham; adapted from O'Henry) / 20m / Apr 20, 1982 cast: John Shea

  • The Invisible Boy (Highgate Pictures; Elaine Sperber, producer; Mark Cullingham) / 23m / Apr 20, 1982 cast: Kate Reid & Christian Slater

  • Robbers, Rooftops And Witches (Highgate Pictures; Elaine Sperber, producer; Mark Cullingham; adapted from Washington Irving) / 45m / Apr 20, 1982 TV compilation of the “The Chaparral Prince”, “Antaus” and “The Invisible Boy” edited down with Tom Aldrege cast.

  • Split Cherry Tree (Highgate Pictures/Learning Corp. Of America [Jan Saunders, producer; Andrey Konchalovskiy; story: Jesse Stuart) / 25m / September 1982 (Academy Award Nominee) Set in 1940 Kentucky, a farm boy must work off a debt after causing damage to a tree. cast: Colleen Dewhurst, Jarrod Ross, William Newman, Roy K. Stevens & others

  • All Summer In A Day (Karl Epstein, producer; Ed Kaplan; adapted from Ray Bradbury) / 29m / December 1982 cast: Reesa Mallen, Edith Fields, Jerry Marshak, Bridget Meade

  • The Cop And The Anthem (Terry Benes, producer; Peter Mark Schifter; adapted from O'Henry) / 24m / December 1982 cast: Robert Morse

  • The Monkey's Paw (Stillife Productions-Gryphon Films; adapted from W W Jacobs; camera: Grigory Sigalov) / 27m / January 1983 (filmed '82) cast: Sloane Shelton & William Cain

 

 

The Story Of Wine

Produced in 1982, this documentary series was directed by Peter Blatty and featured host Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Camerawork by Slim Hewitt and editing by Stan Hawkes. Each runs 30m approx and the titles are as follows: Botthel Talk / From A Drink For Generals To The General Drink / The Great Aperitifs / The

Great Clarets / The Great Desert Drinks / Wine: From the Beginning

 

Working...

A series I don't have credits for, but helped students choose an occupation.

 

  • Working In Communications And Media / 20m / 1982

  • Working In Food Services / 21m / 1982

  • Working In Marketing And Distribution / 22m / 1982

  • Working In Science / 9m / 1983

  • Working Outdoors / 20m / 1983

  • Working With Animals / 9m / 1983

  • Win, Win At The Office / 9m / 1984

 

An assortment of others...

 

  • Me And You Kangaroo (Bert Salzman, producer; cast: Brett Way) / 19m / © July 22, 1974 Initially part of the “ Somerville High School” series started under Columbia Pictures. Cast: Brett Way & marsupial friend

  • Doubletalk (Alan Beattie) / 8m / December 1976 (Academy Award Nominee) comic drama about parents interviewing their daughter's date. cast: Dick DeColt, Nada Rowland, Richard Eastham & Diane Burt

  • Track Stars: The Unseen Heroes Of Movie Sound (Movement Film-Film Arts Ltd.; Terry Burke) / 9m / September 1979

  • Stoned: An Anti Drug Film (Highgate Pictures; Linda Gottlieb & Boyce Harmon, producer; John Herzfeld) / 33m / November 11, 1980 cast: Scott Baio, Vinnie Bufano & Largo Woodruff

  • Last Stronghold Of The Eagles (Joel Bennett) / 30m / December 1980 Produced with the National Audubon Society

  • Close Harmony (Nigel Noble; camera: Kenneth Van Sickle; editor: Joan Morris; music: Arlene Symons) / 30m / December 1980 Profiles the Senior Chorus of the Council Center for Senior Citizens (Brooklyn, N.Y.) & the Junior Chorus of the Brooklyn Friends School (4th & 5th grades)

  • Pardon Me For Living (Elaine Halpert Sperber, producer; Stephen Foreman) / 31m / January 1982 (filmed '81) Mini drama set in the thirties. cast: Margaret Hamilton, Christian Senter, Elizabeth Ward

  • Project Puffin (Carol Lee Taylor, producer; Susan Oristaglio) / 13m / 1982 Produced with the National Audubon Society

  • Amy And The Angel (Highgate Pictures; Elaine Sperber, producer; Ralph Rosenblum) / 29m / September 22, 1982 cast: Helen Slater, Albert Macklin, James Earl Jones & Hermione Gingold

  • Have You Ever Been Ashamed Of Your Parents? (Diane & Paul Asselin, producer; Harry Harris) / 45m / March 16, 1983 cast: Marion Ross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, James Karen, Carol Lawrence, Don Billett & others

  • Revenge Of The Nerd (Highgate Pictures; Tony Mitchell; editor: Kathy Wenning) / 45m / Apr 19, 1983 cast: Manny Jacobs, Chris Barnes, Sara Inglis, Robert Weiler, Brian Lima & others

  • It's No Crush, I'm In Love (Highgate Pictures; Frank Doelger, producer; Mark Cullingham; writer: Judy Engles) / 45m / September 28, 1983 cast: Cynthia Nixon & Mark LaMura

  • Sweetwater (American Film Institute; Gwen Field & Paul Schneider, producer) / 30m / October 1983 cast: Diane Ladd & Jeremy Gosch

  • Out Of Step (Highgate Pictures; Mark Gordon, producer; Jeffrey Hornaday) / 45m / October 10, 1984 cast: Laura Dern & Philip Casnoff

  • Mom's On Strike (Diana Kerew; Carol Polakoff, producer; Joan Darling) / 31m / November 18, 1984 cast: Mary Kay Place, Yeardley Smith Stephen Keep & Gorge Gaynes

  • The Day The Senior Class Got Married (Highgate Pictures; Louis Goodsill, producer; Sandy Tung) / 45m / March 5, 1985 (filmed '84) cast: Paul Dooley

  • No Greater Gift (Fera Field, producer; Anson Williams) / 30m / September 11, 1985 Tale of a boy donating his kidney to his friend

  • The War Between The Classes (Highgate Pictures; Alan C. Blomquist, Mark Gordon & Frank Doelger, producer; Michael Toshiyuki Uno) / 32m / October 22, 1985 cast: Kale Brown, Jan Gan Boyd, Don Michael Paul, Robert Ito & Paul Winfield

  • Don't Touch (Red Berner, producer; Beau Bridges) / 31m / November 6, 1985 Warning film about child sexual abuse. Edited from an expanded TV program for theatrical and school use.

  • What If I'm Gay? (Highgate Pictures; Susan Aronson, producer; Jeff Brown; writer: Paul Cooper) / 27m / March 31, 1987 cast: Richard Joseph Paul, Evan Handler, Manfred Melcher, Gabrielle Carteris, Virginia Rae Robinson & others

  • The Kid Who Wouldn't Quit: The Brad Silverman Story (Rosebud Films; Joanna Lee) / 45m / September 23, 1987 cast: Shelley Berman, K.C. Martel, Carl Steven, Liam Sullivan

  • The Storyteller (Advanced American Communications; Robert C. Peters, producer; Donald R. Ham; story by Saki) / 14m / 1989 A trio of kids enjoy a stranger's story more than their aunt's on a train ride. cast: Mark Lewis, Bonnie Snyder, Jimmy Gaurdino, Tarrish Potter, Triskin Potter

  • Charles (story by Shirley Jackson) / 14m / 1990



#20 Jlewis

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 03:06 PM

Talking Picture Epics was quite the epic little company in its short four year existence, specializing in the documentary and travelogue genres. Frank R. Wilson was the man in charge, with operations in New York City. Its most successful productions were feature-length: Around The World Via Gran Zeppelin; Hunting Tigers In India; In The South Seas With Mr. And Mrs. Pinchot; Across The World With Mr. And Mrs. Martin Johnson; The Bottom Of The World; Break-Up; South Seas; Wild Men Of The Kalihari and Lost Gods.

 

Both its features and shorties continued to be popular as 16mm school educationals long after the company went kaput in 1932 and quite a number (mostly in 16mm form) wind up on various DVDs today. All of these are in black & white.

 

 

Intimate Interviews

 

26 of these were made for the fall 1931 through spring 1932 season, but it is hard to gather all of the titles right now. Grace Elliott directed these with Dorothy West sitting down with a different star in each week's installment. Turner Classic Movies shows four of these:

 

 

 

 

 

Let's Go Places

 

  • Tropic Lure: Scenic Of South America / 10m / September 1, 1931 (Variety review)

  • Pompeii (Frank Ormstrom) / 10?m / September 20, 1931 (Film Daily review)

  • Found In Morocco (Central Films; Phil Brown) / 10+m / January 10, 1932 (Film Daily review)

  • Boston Common And Proper / 15+m / January 24, 1932 (Film Daily review) Re-edited for Principal Distribution as HISTORIC BOSTON. See here: https://archive.org/...CommonAndProper

  • Camera-ing In China / 8+m / February 21, 1932 (Film Daily review) Both male and female voices on the soundtrack as we visit the Great Wall

  • Keep Cool (C.L. Chester; Emma-Lindsay Squier) / 10m / April 10, 1932 (Film Daily report) Swiss Alps travelogue

 

 

Wanderlust

 

  • Seeing Bermuda On A Bicycle / 10m approx. / October 15, 1930

  • Land Of Evangeline (A.G. Penrod) / 20m approx. / January 30, 1931 2-reel tour of Nova Scotia filmed before the cameraman started his ill fated “Viking” expedition to the Carthay Circle

  • Up And Down New York: The Empire State Building (Burton Holmes) / 10m approx. / May 23, 1931

  • Heart Of The Nation: Washington / 1 reel / May 23, 1931

  • Sunny Sweden / 10m approx. / June 15, 1931

  • This Is Australia / 10m approx. / June 15, 1931

  • Top Of The Old World / 10m approx. / June 15, 1931

  • The Land That Time Forgot (Frank Ormstan) / 10m approx. / July 10, 1931 Tour of Albarella, Italy

  • Calling On Cairo (Garder Wells) / 10m / August 18, 1931

  • Wanderlust No. 3 / August 27, 1931

 

 

Wild Life

 

All critter reels of interest, credited to the great Martin Johnson (famous for his African features done with his lovely wife Osa) and Raymond L. Ditmars of the New York Zoological Society (also covered in my RKO/Pathé shortie blog).

 

  • Naked Man Vs. Beast (Martin Johnson) / 1 reel / October 13, 1930

  • Bird Islands Of Peru (Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy) / 1 reel / November 5, 1930 (Motion Picture Herald)

  • Monkey Whoopee (Raymond L. Ditmars) / 1 reel / December 25, 1930 Filmed at the Bronx Zoo. See here: https://archive.org/...36CU_NET360_R-3 and https://archive.org/...6CU_NET360_R-3B

  • Like A Beaver (Raymond L. Ditmars) / 12+m / February 12, 1931 (completed December '30 per Film Daily)

  • Fight To Live (Raymond L. Ditmars) / 1 reel / April 1931 Covers ocean life

  • Animal World Of Make Believe (Raymond L. Ditmars) / 1 reel / April 26, 1931 (Variety review) All about camouflage: lizard, rabbit, rock-crab, cuttle-flsh, walking stick

  • Killing The Killer (Raymond L. Ditmars) / 1 reel / June 1931 Mongoose vs. cobra in India. Edited from an early UFA Oddity THE KILLER KILLED (1928). Reissued in 1932 by Principal Distribution

  • Freaks Of Nature (Raymond L. Ditmars) / 1 reel / June 14, 1931

  • Navajo Witch (Elmer Clifton; camera: William & George Allen narrator: "Big Bill" Lucas) / 8+m / August 23, 1931 (Film Daily review) Visit with the Navajos with ol' granny and a captured owl

  • In The Realm Of Goblins (Elmer Clifton; camera: William & George Allen narrator: "Big Bill" Lucas) / 1 reel / August 31, 1931

  • Isle Of Birds (narrator: Llowell Thomas) / 7+m / January 3, 1932 (Film Daily review) Peru coastline seals and birdlife. Likely a re-edit of BIRD ISLANDS OF PERU. Film Daily mistakenly calls it a Vitaphone Traveltalk.

 

 

And an assortment of others...

 

  • Today And Yesterday (Hearst News, co-producers) / November 15, 1929 Compilation of vintage newsreels

  • Let's Sing (Howard W. Kinsey) / 1 reel / September 1, 1930

  • Bottom Of The World (Dr. Ludwig Kohl-Larsen, producer; Robert Cushman Murphy) / 2 reel cut-down of a feature / November 29, 1930 Tour of South Georgia near Antarctica

  • Ghost Towns (George Lancaster; narrator: Gayne Whitman) / 2 reels / August 3, 1931

  • Relaxation (I. Chadwick) / 2 reels / August 27, 1931 Comedy reel starring Al Alt

  • Manchuria (Central Film, Phil Brown) / 2 reels / February 1, 1932

  • The Living God Of The Mongols (Sven Hedin) / 30m / May 29, 1932 (Film Daily review) Covers the Gobi Desert and the city of Dolonor







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