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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:41 PM

A companion piece to the Warner Brothers and Paramount ones, this list should include many “familiars” you readers have already seen on TCM. In fact, MGM is probably the studio whose shorties we see the most on the tellie.

 

Mighty Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer certainly boasted the most elaborate shorties in the business. Unfortunately the studio wasn’t as committed like some of the others and the bulk is consolidated to a three decade period. In the beginning, it was happy to just play distributor for the German-based UFA’s travelogues and animal documentaries, while Hal Roach was persuaded to leave the Pathé Exchange in 1927 after nearly 13 years to continue his Our Gang, Charley Chase and Laurel & Hardy 2-reelers for the next 11 or so… before selling the Our Gang name and performers to Metro in 1938. It also acquired Hearst’s “News of the Day” newsreel. MGM was at its peak during the thirties and forties with Robert Benchley, Crime Does Not Pay, John Nesbitt’s Passing Parade and Pete Smith’s Specialties. Yet despite the novelty of CinemaScope and stereophonic sound, the studio quickly lost interest in shortie production once Pete Smith decided to retire after finishing the 1954-55 season. Only three “featurettes” were made for the fall ‘55-56 before focusing exclusively on “behind the scenes” promotionals for upcoming feature releases (and I have only listed those that TCM regularly airs here). Stop, Look And Listen (a hodgepodge of live action and camera trick “animation” done like Norman McLaren’s Neighbors) was one late exception to the rule.

 

Like the other lists, this is strictly “live-action”. MGM also distributed two animated cartoon series of Ub Iwerks’, Flip the Frog and Willie Whopper (1930-1933), but surprisingly left most of his Comicolor Cartoons for producer Pat Powers to handle on a states rights basis. Then, in 1934, they contracted ex-Disney and Schlesinger-Warner animation directors Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising for an all color “Happy Harmony” series that lasted until Fred Quimby headed their in-house department in 1937. For the next two decades, this unit produced Captain & the Kids, Barney Bear, Tom & Jerry, Droopy and Spike with directors William Hanna, Joe Barbara, Tex Avery, Dick Lundy and Michael Lah, among others. (Harman and Ising also worked again with them for a while, with the latter contributing the first non-Disney Oscar winner in animation: The Milky Way.) After closing shop in the spring of 1957 (with enough cartoons for the next full year’s release schedule) and with Hanna-Barbera moving to TV (and launching a HUGE empire in the process), new Tom & Jerry ‘toons were “re-activated” three years later by Gene Dietch operating in Czechoslovakia (1960-62), followed by Chuck Jones in 1963 (with TV specials and a feature The Phantom Tollbooth added by the time he split with MGM in 1970). Among the “one shots” added over the years: The Toy Parade (reviewed by Film Daily on October 11, 1932 as an “MGM Oddity”) was produced by Ub Iwerks but was a stop-motion puppetoon, unlike the cell-animated Flip & Willie. An elaborate Technicolor abstract experiment was made by Oskar Fischinger and called An Optical Poem (released March 8, 1938). Later, there was a cluster of John Sutherland productions co-produced by Harding College between 1947 and 1951 (with MGM handling after 1949); these were cartoon “documentaries” that promoted American capitalism during the height of the Cold War and fit in well with such live-acton shorts of the period like The Hoaxters.

 

Key references used are the same as with the other lists: BoxOffice, Film Daily and Motion Picture Herald Magazine back issues (latter two found on the Internet Archive), the IMDb.com site, Motion Pictures 1912-1939 (1951), Motion Pictures 1940-1949 (1953), Motion Pictures 1950-1959 (1960) and Motion Pictures 1960-1969 (1971). Then there’s Leoard Maltin’s The Great Movie Shorts (a.k.a. Selected Short Subjects, Crown, 1972) which has a particular focus on MGM and Hal Roach… and probably inspired me more to investigate shorties than any other book.

 

This is the basic set up for each film listed:

 

Title of film

  • producer and/or director listed in () If you see (---), it means I don’t have director information… yet.

  • black & white (bw) or color

  • “approximate” running time in minutes (m) or running time in reels (1 reel is under 11 minutes, 2 reels under 25 minutes) since I couldn’t find an exact time frame here

  • Series Title with key star listed in () and a top billed star in []

  • release date or copyright © date and sometimes a filming date in ()

  • (any awards) or *DVD* availability

  • brief description… and I do keep it brief. Additional cast members are also listed here.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:40 PM

Aching Youth ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol) bw/silent-2 reels-(Charley Chase)-March 17, 1928 (filmed January) With Edna Marion, William Orlamond & Eugene Pallette

Acro-Batty (Louis Lewyn) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 28, 1942 (filmed ‘41) Profile on circus performers "off-season".

Across The Atlantic Via Zeppelin With Lady Drummond Hay ([Hearst co-prod.]- Nils T. Granland) bw-2 reels-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929

Action On The Beach (The Americanization Of Emily) (---) bw-6m-(feature film promotional)-September 1964

Aeronutics (Francis Corby & S.B. Harrison) sepiatone-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 26, 1941 Learning to fly with student pilots.

Africa, Land Of Contrast (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© July 9, 1934 Includes Cape of Good Hope as well Arab country up north. This compilation short would mark FitzPatrick’s final black and white entry. He told reporters for Film Daily on April the 5th that he was adding the extra expense of full Technicolor despite the bulky equipment taken out of the studios.

An African Adventure ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-March 27, 1927 (preview) This is your typical safari picture with all of the familiar critters shot around Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Ain’t It Aggravatin’ (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 6, 1954 (filmed ‘53) O’Brien shows things that get on our nerves- both human and inanimate. Like parking a car. / The Long, Long Trailer *DVD*

Air Fright ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-December 23, 1933 The girls are stewardesses on an experimental flight. Also featuring Wilfred Lucas, Billy Bletcher, Charlie Hall, among others.

Air Hoppers (Joseph Boyle) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-January 18, 1936 (filmed ‘35) Study of glider planes.

Air Tight ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Stevens) bw-17m-(The Boy Friends)-May 9, 1931 (filmed December '30-January) Mickey Daniels, David Sharpe, Grady Sutton, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman. Grady takes an accidental glider trip instead of Dave while the gang takes lessons. Impressive aerial shots are included with no matte-work. "Perhaps the best short of the series." (Leonard Malten)

Al Wohlman, Broadway’s Doctor Of Melody: What You Gonna Do Now (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 11, 1929

A-Lad An' A Lamp ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-17m-(Our Gang)-December 17, 1932 (filmed September) A runaway chimp fools Spanky into thinking he magically turned Cotton into an ape. Stymie plays good support here as Cotton's older brother and the chimp has fun in a diner. Of course, this was another No-No film for TV by 1970. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Aladdin's Lantern (Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-September 17, 1938 (filmed July) Spanky is back after a break from the series. A play is put on but is disturbed by Porky & Buckwheat and there is a flying carpet (sort of). / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Alfalfa's Aunt (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-January 7, 1939 (filmed November ‘38) Alfalfa's Aunt Penelope (Marie Blake) visits as a murder mystery writer and spooks him into thinking she will actually do him in when he reads some of her material. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Alfalfa's Double (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-January 20, 1940 (filmed October ‘39) Alfalfa trades places with look-alike rich kid Cornelius. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Alfred The Great (---) Technicolor-5m-(feature film promotional)-May 1969

Alibi Racket (George Seitz) bw-18m-(Crime Does Not Pay [Edward Norris])-September 14, 1935 Gangster Leo has an alibi that cleans him of a crime. that is, until the cop investigator figures out the case. As the 2nd entry to this great series, this is more "talky" detective mystery than police raid. Featuring Edward Norris, Granville Bates, Al Bridge & Eddie Dunn. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

All About Hash (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-March 30, 1940 (filmed January) Mickey (Gubitosi )'s parents are constantly quarreling because his mother serves hash every Monday night. The kids decide to put on a radio skit to try to get them to stop fighting. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

All American Toothache ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-January 25, 1936 (filmed ‘35) Thelma volunteers Patsy for a dental school as a practice patient. Johnny Arthur is the dental professor. Mickey Daniels, ex-Our Gang star, also appears here with Duke York.

All Eyes On Sharon Tate (Eye Of The Devil) (---) bw-11m-(feature film promotional)-June 1966

All For Nothing ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol) bw/silent-2 reels-(Charley Chase)-January 21,1928 (filmed October-November ’27) With Priscilla Dean, Edna Marion & Wade Boteler

All Parts ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw/silent-2 reels-(Charley Chase)-October 27, 1928 (filmed July-August) With Edgar Kennedy, Nina Quartero, Gale Henry & Max Davidson

All Talking… All Singing… All Dancing (The Boyfriend) (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-October 1971

All Teed Up ([Hal Roach Studio]- Edgar Kennedy) bw-2 reels-(Charley Chase)-April 19, 1930 (filmed January-February) Thelma Todd invites Charley to play golf at her father's exclusive country club. With Tenen Holtz, Dell Henderson & Carl Stockdale.

Allah Il Allah ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-March 5, 1929

Allez-Oop (Jack Cummings; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sports Champions)-March 11, 1933 The Five Maxellos demonstrate their tumbling and balancing acts.

Alluring Alaska (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 8, 1941 (completed '39) Voted BoxOffice magazine's "short of the week" although probably no different than the earlier titles visiting here. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Along The Cactus Trail (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Charlie Boyle) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 15, 1944 (filmed ’43) Includes Riverside, California (Mission Inn), composer Carrie Jacobs-Bond in person, desert plants of importance (i.e Joshua trees) and wartime Phoenix, Arizona. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Alum And Eve ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Marshall) bw-18m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-September 24, 1932 (filmed July) Speeding girls try to prove to a cop James C. Morton that they are on the way to a hospital. Almeda Fowler plays nurse.

Amalfi Way (Hamilton Wright, producer; Richard Wright) bw-10m-(Special 1-reeler)-December 31, 1954 (filmed ’53) Tour of Italy in black and white.

The Amazing Dr. Nordill (Joe Newman; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-August 30, 1947 Leon Ames stars as the famous counterfeit. Also Clinton Sundberg

Amazing Lovers ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-January 9, 1928

The Amazing Miss Cummings: An Actress At Work And Play (The Goodbye Girl) (William C. Riead) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-October 1977

Ambitious People (Sammy Lee) bw (sepiatone?)-17m-(Colortone Revue)-March 21, 1931 Musical comedy with Herman Timberg & Barbara Blair with he a stage director taking advice from an angel.

America, Preferred (Earl Robinson & Frank Whitbeck) bw-7m-(War Activities Committee)-May 20, 1941 Buy US Defense Bonds

American Spoken Here (Basil Wrangell & Robert Lopez) bw-11m- (John Nesbitt’s Passing Parade)-November 30, 1940 Covers poular slang terms like "Watch your P's and Q's", "He kicked the bucked", etc.

An Ancient Art ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-June 26, 1929

Ancient Cures (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 11, 1953 Profiles Stone Age through Medieval remedies.

Ancient Egypt (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 21, 1939 (filmed early ‘38) Includes Valley of the Kings at the tomb of King Tutankhamun / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Ancient India (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-1 reel-(Traveltalk)-June 7, 1952 (filmed '51) Visiting the Raj in Bundi and later the pink city of Jaipur./ FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Andy Hardy's Dilemma (George B. Seitz & Carey Wilson) bw-19m-(Special)-December 1938 Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) goes used car shopping with pop, but learns his cash can have charity purposes.

Anesthesia (Will Jason) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 9, 1938 An examination of the history of anesthesia, from ancient Egyptian times to contemporary times.

Angel Of Mercy (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-May 20, 1939 Story of Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross. Featuring Sara Haden, Ann Rutherford & Emmet Vogan.

Angora Love ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw/synchronized score-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-December 14, 1929 (filmed March) Adopting... or getting adopted by... a goat under a suspicious landlord (Edgar Kennedy).

Animals In Action (---) bw-1 reel-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 21, 1955 (edited ‘54) Action shots of greyhounds, monkeys, reindeer, etc.

Annie Laurie (Joseph Sherman & Jean Plannette) bw-10m-(Tabloid Musical)-October 31, 1936 Musical tale of two doomed lovers in 18th century Scotland. With Anne Rutherford, Dennis Morgan & David Torrence / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Annie Was A Wonder (Herbert Moulton, producer; Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(John Nesbitt's Passing Parade)-December 21, 1948 (Academy Award Nominee) Nostalgic tale of Swedish immigrant Annie Swenson, housekeeper in the Nesbitt home. Kathleen Freeman stars with Howard J. Negley, Ruth Lee and Hugo Sven Borg in support. / The Barkleys Of Broadway *DVD*

Anniversary Trouble ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-January 1, 1935 (filmed December '34) Spanky's Pop (Johnny Arthur ) forgets his anniversaryand thinks his son stole it, while the gang mistrusts him as Club treasurer. Hattie McDaniel has another key role as a maid, but this film got into trouble in later years when Spanky pretends to be Buckwheat in blackface in one scene. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Another Fine Mess ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-28m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-November 29, 1930 (filmed September) The boys are, again, in trouble with the cops and hide as “hired help” at Colonel Buckshot’s (James Finlayson) ritzy house. Of course there are trophies all over the place and the Colonel just happens to arrive at just the right moment with his shot-gun in hand… a typical plot joke in many a Roach or Columbia comedy. Charles Gerard and daffy Thelma Todd play a Lord & Lady wishing to rent the house from the absentee owner… and Ollie poses as the butler and Stan as the maid in drag. The verbal teasing between Thelma and “female” Stan is hysterical… “Maid” Stan showing off the rooms: “Then there's the nursery…” / Lady Thelma: “A nursery? I didn't know the colonel was married.” / “Maid” Stan back: “Oh, he has that in case of… accidents.” / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Another Romance Of Celluloid (Frank Whitbeck) bw-11m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-© April 15, 1938 / Marie Antoinette *DVD*

Another Wild Idea ([Hal Roach Studio]- Eddie Dunn) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-June 16, 1934 Billy Gilbert sings on radio. Betty Mack’s father uses Charley to test a ray-gun. Songs featured: "Henry The King" & "I Love You".

Any Old Port ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-March 5, 1932 (filmed November '31) The boys aid Julie Bishop (a.k.a. Jacqueline Wells) who doesn't want to marry "Mugsie" Walter Long. After losing money, they decide to join a boxing fight... with Ollie playing the safe role as manager and Stan getting the punches. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Apples To You ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leigh Jason) bw-20m-(All-Star [Billy Gilbert])-April 3, 1934 A burlesque impresario (Billy Gilbert) is hired to help the failing fortunes of an old opera company.

Aqua Antics (Louis Lewyn) sepiatone-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 24, 1942 (filmed ‘41) Members of the California Water Bugs club demonstrate new ways to get thrills when water skiing.

Aquatic Artistry (David Miller & Gus Smith) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-April 11, 1936 Olympic champ Gus Smith demonstrates high-diving.

Aquatic Kids (---) bw-1 reel-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 14, 1953 (filmed ‘52) Profiles kid stunts at Florida’s Cypress Gardens.

Arabian Tights ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Roach) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-June 3, 1933 Charley and his buddies (Marvin Hatley, Frank Gage and Jimmie Adams) are captured and imprisoned by an Arabian sultan. Muriel Evans and Carlton Griffin also star.

Arbor Day ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Newmeyer) bw-17m-(Our Gang)-May 2, 1936 (filmed February-March) Spanky's celebrates the holday with a pageant with "little people" mistaken for children (George & Olive Brasno). Alfalfa sings "Trees". Hattie McDaniel plays Buckwheat's mother here. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Army Champions (Paul Vogel) sepiatone-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 11, 1941 (filmed April) (Academy Award Nominee) One of many military preparedness shorts released before Pearl Harbor, showing how sports team work can work equally well with the US Army, using similar “game play” strategies in shoulder weaponry.

Around The World In California (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-May 17, 1947 (filmed April ’46) Starts at the border with Arizona, along with Leo Carrillo's ranch, and later Chinatown and the other districts of Los Angeles. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Around The World Under The Sea (promotional 1) (---) color-8m-(feature film promotional)-May 1966

The Ash Can Fleet (Fred Zinnemann & Herman Hoffman; narrator: Frank Whitbeck) bw-10m-(Miniature)-September 9, 1939 David Bushnell (James Bush) invents the submarine in colonial America.

Asleep In The Feet ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-January 21, 1933 (filmed November-December '32) The girls moonlight as taxi dancers in order to earn some extra money with Billy Gilbert as dance hall proprietor. Eddie Dunn is credited here as an admirer.

Assorted Babies ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-September 14, 1927 Shots of cute dachshunds, kittens and other pets. Previewed in 1926.

At Sea Ashore ([Hal Roach Studio]- William Terhune) bw-20m-(Patsy Kelly & Lyda Roberti)-April 4, 1936 Patsy waits at dock and is mistaken for an immigrant. With Robert Emmett O'Connor, Joe Twerp, Al Shean & the Avalon Boys

Athletic Daze (Ray McCarey; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-March 26, 1932 A preview of coming athletic events to take place at the 1932 Olympic Games to be held in Los Angeles, California.

Athletiquiz (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 11, 1947 (filmed ‘46) Sports test for the audience.

Atop The World ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-April 7, 1928

Attention Suckers (Jack Cummings; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-June 19, 1934 Luis Zingone demonstrates gambling tricks.

Audioscopiks (Jacob Leventhal & John Norling) bw/3D-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 26, 1935 (Academy Award Nominee) Co-director Jacob Leventhal had worked with PrizmaColor in the early 1920s and helped pioneer 3-D… too early for the masses, unfortunately. Educational and Pathé took turns distributing a cluster of his shorts done in the process (called “Stereoscopiks”), sporting some delightful titles like ZOWIE, LUNA-CY! and OUCH! (these being 1925 releases). Pete Smith would back a trio of these between 1935 and 1940, all successfully re-edited into a “featurette” later… during the height of 3-D mania in 1953. / A Tale Of Two Cities *DVD* (Flat Version)

Auto Antics (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-July 22, 1939 (filmed May) Last short with Porky Lee, with Butch wrecking the Gang’s car. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Ave Maria (---) bw-2m-(holiday trailer)-December 1951 Excerpt from THE GREAT CARUSO with Mario Lanza.

The Awful Tooth ([Hal Roach Studio]- Nate Watt) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-May 28, 1938 (filmed April) The gang thinks the Tooth Fairy will reward them so they decide to do the unthinkable or quick cash! Jack Norton 1s Dr. Schwartz. In addition to Pete the pup making a rare appearance, we also get a monkey stealing scenes. / The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:39 PM

Babes In The Goods ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-February 10, 1934 Thelma and Patsy get jobs demonstrating washing machines in a department store window... but wind up locked in the store overnight. With John Barty,Charlie Hall, Arthur Housman & Fay Holderness

Baby Blues (Edward Cahn) bw-9m18s-(Our Gang)-February 15, 1941 (filmed October-November ‘40) Mickey's mother is about to deliver her fourth child. But Mickey, after reading in the almanac that one out of every four children born into the world is Chinese, is afraid the baby will be Chinese. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Baby Follies (Gus Edwards; script: Robert E. Hopkins) Technicolor (2-color)-19m-(Colortone Revue)-February 1, 1930 (Film Daily review) Kids perform on stage

The Background Beat (Once A Thief) (Ralph Nelson) bw-6m-(feature film promotional)-August 1965

Backs To Nature ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-November 14, 1933 Antics on a camping trip. With Don Barclay & Charlie Hall

Bacon Grabbers ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-October 19, 1929 (filmed February-March) Stan & Ollie find work as debt collectors.

Badminton (Philip Anderson) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 8, 1945 Ban Blue & Ken Davidson demonstrate the sport.

Bali, The Island Paradise (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hubert Dawley) bw-10m-(Traveltalk)-September 13, 1931 (Film Daily review) Possibly two films made here since Film Daily reviewed it twice. Includes native dances in the temples & rice harvesting. FitzPatrick would send his crew there again in 1940 to cover it in color.

Ballad Of Paducah Jail ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates & Nick Grinde) bw-19m-(Irvin S. Cobb)-October 2, 1934 Irvin chases escaped criminal (Paul Hurst) and winds up in more trouble than he bargains or. Carl Stockdale plays the sheriff and Benny Baker a reporter.

Bandage Bait (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 16, 1951 Sequel to WRONG WAY BUTCH, this time detailing problems in an industrial plant.

Barbados & Trinidad- Gardens Of The Caribbean (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Frank Goodliffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© September 7, 1932

Barbee-Cues (Will Jason) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 30, 1942 Max O’Cullen helps out at a barbecue with new tips.

Bargain Day ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-May 2, 1931 (filmed December '30-February '31) Wheezer and Stymie, door-to-door salesmen, meet a lonely little rich girl, Shirley Jean Rickert. Jackie Cooper's final short before moving to feature work. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Bargain Madness (Dave O’Brien) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 4, 1951 Humorous look at women battling for bargains in a department store.

Bargain Of The Century ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charley Chase) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-April 9, 1933 After accidentally getting a policeman friend fired, the girls must come up with some way to get him re-hired or be stuck with him as an unwanted roommate. With Billy Gilbert, James Burtis & Harry Bernard

Barnum & Ringling, Inc. ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/synchronized score-2 reels-(Our Gang)-April 7, 1928 (filmed December '27-January) Olver Hardy appears as a drunk in this critter-filled circus show

The Baron And The Rose (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-September 7, 1940 Story of blacksmith Henry Steigel, who made and lost a fortune in glass-making.

Bar-Rac's Night Out (Earl Frank) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 27, 1937 In this Pete Smith Speciality, a raccoon spends the night looking for food for his family. After his encounters with a skunk, a frog, and a menacing bobcat, he experiences the dangers in a vacant cabin.

Bars And Stripes (Joseph Sherman) bw-11m-(Tabloid Musical)-February 20, 1937 Dick Winslow, Veola Vonn and their orchestra try to make the big time on radio, but have to rehearse... in a jail cell. Meanwhile the tuba player (Maynard Holmes) struggles to unite with the band. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Basketball Technique (Ray McCarey) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-August 31, 1935

The Battle (Carey Wilson; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-June 4, 1941 Mock battle between "black" and "blue" fleets of the US Navy

The Battle Of Gettysburg (Herman Hoffman; narrator: Leslie Nielson) color & CinemaScope-30m-(CinemaScope Special)-December 1955 (Academy Award Nominee) Wide-screen footage of the battlefield and its statues. Well narrated by Nielson. / Hit The Deck/Kismet *DVD*

The Battle Of The Century ([Hal Roach Studio]- Clyde Bruckman) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-December 31, 1927 (filmed September-October) Boasting one of the most famous pie fights in silent comedy, with Charley Hall and Anita Garvin in featured roles.

Be Big ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-28m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-February 7, 1931 (filmed October-November '30) Before taking a trip to Atlantic City with the wives (Anita Garvin & Isabelle Keith), the boys are invited to a stag party and must convince their "little women" that one is too sick to go right away and met with them later. Only they never make it before the wives unexpectedly return home early. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Bear Facts ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-March 5, 1938 (filmed January-February) To impress Darla, Alfalfa brags he is a bear tamer... and her dad sports a costume just right to fool him. / The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

Bear Shooters ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-May 17, 1930 (filmed December '29-January '30) Out camping and bear hunting, with Chubby's limburger cheese, Wheezer’s "grease" and a gorilla. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Beau Hunks ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-40m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-December 12, 1931 (filmed September) Practically a feature-length film, but sometimes labled a "short", this features the boys with Foreign Legion. Also starring Charles Middleton as the commander, Broderick O’Farrell, Harry Schultz and even the director himself as “Chief of Riff Raff”./ Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Beautiful Bali (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 23, 1940 (filmed ’38) One of the better Traveltalks, with excellent, sharp photography and more close-ups of faces than usual. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Beautiful Banff And Lake Louise (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Benjamin Sharpe & Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 5, 1935 (filmed August) The biggest tourist traps of Canada in all their thirties color / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Beautiful Bavaria (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 4, 1953 (filmed June ’52) This covers Berchtesgaden (retreat for Adolph Hitler), a boat ride on the Königssee, Neuschwannstein castle, Mittenwald, the shore of the Tegernsee with Bavarian dances. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Beautiful Brazil (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Keith Covey) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-February 29, 1952 (filmed '51) Rio de Janeiro and the falls of Iguazu are featured. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Beautiful Budapest (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 16, 1938 (filmed ’37) / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Beauty And The Bus ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-September 16, 1933 The girls win a car in a raffle but it gets demolished when they are through with it. With Don Barclay, Charlie Hall, Tiny Sandford, Eddie Baker, Ernie Alexander, Tommy Bond (of Our Gang) & Robert McKenzie

Bedtime Worries ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-September 9, 1933 (filmed June) Spanky can't sleep with all of the noises, much to the disgust of his parents (Emerson Treacy & Gay Seabrook). / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Beer And Pretzels (Jules White) bw-19m-(MGM Musical Revue)-August 26, 1933 Classic pre-Columbia Three Stooges material, intermixed with some musical number outtakes from features. / Classic Shorts Of The Dream Factory Vol 3: Three Stooges (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Beginner's Luck ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-February 23, 1935 Alfalfa Switzer sings "She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain" in his debut (with brother Harold) among the many tykes being pushed by stage mothers for a show, Spanky's mother included. In addition to Stymie, Buckwheat (Billie Thomas), Scotty Beckett, Alvin & Jerry, we have another "damsel in distress" or Spanky to rescue on stage: Daisy Dimple (Marianne Edwards). / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Behind The Criminal (Harold Bucquet) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-October 30, 1937 An expose on lawyers freeing criminals. With Edward Emerson, Walter Kingsford, Joe Sawyer & Anna Q. Nilsson / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Behind The Headlines (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 12, 1936 Shows how a newspaper is put together.

Behind The Movie Lens: The Bad Man Of Brimston (Frank Whitbeck) bw-4m-(feature film promotional)-January 1938 (filmed ’37)

Behind The Scenes With Glenn H. Randall & Yakima Canutt (---) bw-5m-(feature film promotional)-October 1959 Show how the chariot race was done in BEN HUR

Bells Of St. Mary’s (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-43m-(MGM British Special)-October 1, 1937 (UK)

Below Zero ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-April 26, 1930 (filmed February-March) Wintertime in the streets with these struggling musicians, singing... what else?.. "In The Good Old Summertime". Lo... and behold... a wallet is found in the snow! Of course, luck never works as planned. With Charlie Hall & Frank Holliday. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Benares- The Hindu Heaven (Benares And The Ganges River) (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hubert Dawley) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 8, 1931 The holy rites of bathing and blessing the dead in India was profiled many times, including in both film and full color autochrome stills by Albert Kahn in 1923 and later in Cinerama in 1955 for SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD.

Benjamin Franklin, Jr. (Herbert Glazer) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-January 30, 1943 (filmed August ‘42) The gang gripe about the inconveniences caused by wartime rationing. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Benny From Panama ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-19m-(All-Star [Eddie Foy Jr. & Jennette Loff])-May 26, 1934 Newleyweds don't get any peace on their honeymoon night in the apartment as wedding guests follow them. James Burtis plays an annoying sailor. Spanky has a bit role.

Bernardo DePace, The Wizard Of The Mandolin (---) bw-2 shorts (1 reel each)-(Movietone Act)-© January 28, 1929

Berth Marks ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis R. Foster) bw/synchronized score-19m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-June 1, 1929 (filmed April) Hardy boo-boos in meeting Laurel at the Southern Pacific Station on the wrong day.

Big Business ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw/synchronized score-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-April 20, 1929 (Completed December 28, 1928) One of the masterpieces of the Roach studio (and a National Film Registry entry) about two unsuccessful holiday tree salesmen who demolish James Finlayson's house over a ****-for-tat that also involves their car... and Tiny Sandford as the shocked cop watching the war and Charlie Hall also in a key role.

Big Ditch Of Panama (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© April 17, 1933 (filmed March 1932)

The Big Dog House (Zion Myers & Jules White) bw-17m-(Dogville)-September 1930 A department store pooch gts framed by his boss and sent to the pokie. His pooch girlfriend tries her best to get him out. / Dogville Comedies (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Big Ears ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-August 29, 1931 (filmed May-June) Wheezer's parents (Ann Christy and Creighton Hale) seek divorce, but Dorothy, Sherwood and Stymie support him as he decides to pretend to be sick in order to bring them back together. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Big Idea (Ted Healy) bw-19m-(MGM Musical Revue)-May 9, 1934 Ted Healy is a screen writer, with a radio show. The Three Stooges all enter his office with various instruments. / Classic Shorts Of The Dream Factory Vol 3: Three Stooges (Warner Archive) & Flying Down To Rio *DVD*

The Big Kick ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-20m-(Harry Langdon)-March 29, 1930 (filmed November '29) Harry the gas attendent gets involved with a bootlegger gang. With Edgar Kennedy & Warren Doane

The Big Premiere (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-March 9, 1940 (filmed December ‘39) The Gang goes Hollywood making their first movie themselves: "The Misterryus Mistery". / Our Gang (Warner Archive) & Broadway Melody Of 1940 *DVD*

The Big Squawk ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-May 25, 1929 (filmed April) Shy Charley tries to win his girl. With Nina Quartero & Gale Henry

Bigger And Better ([Hal Roach Studio]- Edgar Kennedy) bw-19m-(The Boy Friends)-October 25, 1930 (filmed June) Featuring Mickey Daniels, David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman. The boys get jobs in a department during summer vacation so they'll be near the girls.

Bikini, The Atom Island (Carey Wilson) part Technicolor-10m-(Miniature)-June 15, 1946 Released just before the bomb tests there. The area has 167 natives giving up their home.

Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue (Louis Lewyn, producer; George Sidney) bw-21m-(Special)-April 26, 1938 (filmed '37) Set at Billy Rose's nightclub in Forth Worth, Texas, featuring the dance team of Mason and Dixon. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Birthday Blues ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-November 12, 1932 (filmed July-August) Dickie Moore needs to raise money for mom's (Lillian Rich) birthday dress (an old model only he can afford) and bakes a cake with surprises "cooked in", with the help of his siblings Spanky and Jackie Lynn... and buddy Stymie who takes over the baking part. The sound effects with the oven are priceless. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Bitmore Trio In College Romeos (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© August 28, 1929

Bitmore Trio In Jail Birds (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© April 9, 1930

Bits Of Africa ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-September 15, 1928

Bits Of Broadway (Nick Grindle) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-November 6, 1929 (Variety review) Features Earl & Bell, Titta Ruffo, Kellers Sisters, Brother Lynch and Phil Spitalny Orchestra

Block And Tackle (Dick Hanley; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sports Champions)-November 5, 1932 "Pug" Rentner demonstrates football tactics in slow motion.

Blood And Thunder ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Stevens) bw-20m-(The Boy Friends)-January 17, 1931 (filmed August-October ’30) Featuring Mickey Daniels, David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman. Mickey overhears the gang rehearsing a play and thinks it's real.

Blotto ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-26m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-February 8, 1930 (filmed December '29) Stan escapes from his wife (Anita Garvin) for a night out with his buddy, but she mays a trick with their liquor. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Bob Nelson, Broadway’s Popular Singing Comedian (---) bw-2 shorts (1 reel each)-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929

Bone Crushers (Ward Wing; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-8m-(Sports Champions)-February 8, 1933 (filmed ‘32) This Sports Champion short showcases professional wrestling. Wrestlers are shown in training and practice, then in an actual match.

The Booster ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw/silent-2 reels-(Charley Chase)-November 24, 1928 (filmed July & September) With Edgar Kennedy, Ruby Blaine & Robert Emmett O'Connor

Bored Of Education ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-August 29, 1936 (filmed July) (Academy Award Winner) (One Reel) Alfalfa fakes a toothache with Spanky's help to get out of the first day of school. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Boss Didn't Say Good Morning (Jacques Tourneur; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-September 15, 1937 Resembling a Pete Smith comedy: Donald Haines plays an office employee who questions his boss' (Granville Bates) gruffness, which is more a digestive than social issue.

Bouncing Babies ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-October 12, 1929 (filmed July) Neglected Wheezer wants to retur his baby brother to the hospital, but sister Mary Ann and mother (Dora Dean) have a way of fooling him. It is also Halloween with the gang up to their usual. Jean Darling and Harry Spear's last film. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Bowling Tricks (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 29, 1947 (Hempstead, NY premiere) Andy Varipapa teaches bowling moves.

Boxing Gloves ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw-17m-(Our Gang)-September 8, 1929 (Film Daily review) (filmed May) The debut of Jackie Cooper. Farina and Harry promote boxers preschoolers Wheezer and Beezer to fill the card and try to aim bigger by stagig a fight between peacful buddies Joe Cobb and Chubby / The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

The Boy Friend ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol & Leo McCarey) bw/silent-21m-(Max Davidson)-November 28, 1928 (filmed June) The boyfriend Bill Elliott of Marion Byron must deal with her parents Max and Fay Holderness acting like nutty ancient Romans because they think he is a bum instead of the boss' son. Also with Edgar Kennedy & some of Our Gang.

Brats ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-March 22, 1930 (filmed January) Adult Stan & Ollie surpervise "junior" Stan & Ollie (thanks to trick photography involving oversized sets), who create havoc elsewhere in the house, including the bathroom. They don't make 'em like this anymore. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Bravest Of The Brave (Edward L. Cahn & Herman Boxer; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-August 6, 1938 Tale of Michel Ney, Napoleon's aide and later Marshall of France. did he get killed in 1815 or live later in America? John Burton stars.

Brief Interval (Sammy Lee; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-November 28, 1942 Strange tale of two sons of a famous surgeon and how one saves the other in an operation. William Bishop stars.

Bring 'Em Back A Wife ([Hal Roach Studio]- Del Lord) bw-20m-(Taxi Boys)-January 9, 1933 (filmed October '32) Ben Blue dresses in drag as Billy Gilbert's "wife" in order to keep his job. With James C. Morton & Geneva Mitchell.

British Guiana (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson & William Osgood Fields) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© December 13, 1933 The South American rain forests in their primitive glory

Brothers In Blood (Paul Burnford) bw-10m-(War Activities Committee)-December 16, 1943 Medical wartime instructional

Bubbling Troubles (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-May 25, 1940 (filmed November ‘39) To impress Darla, Alfalfa drinks a concoction of Butch's "dynamite" brew. This marked Tommy Bond's last performance as bad boy Butch. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Buffalo Bill’s Last Flight (Buffalo Bill’s Flight) (Samuel Bischaff & John W. Noble) (2-color Technicolor)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-October 27, 1927 Starring Duke R. Lee

Bum Voyage ([Hal Roach Studio]- Nick Grinde) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-December 15, 1934 The girls encounter a gorilla on a steamship. With Adrian Rosley & Noah Young

Buried Loot (George Seitz) bw-19m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-January 19, 1935 (filmed '34) Robert Taylor makes an early short-subject "test" in the first "Crime Does Not Pay" drama as a bank embezzler who escapes prison with the hopes of making off with his buried spoils. Robert Livingston, Brooks Benedict, Al Hill, James Ellison & George Irving also star. Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Bus Pests (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 1, 1945 Followup to Movie Pests with similar gags.

Busy Barcelona (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-March 14, 1931 (Motion Picture Herald review)

Busy Bodies ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lloyd French) bw-19m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-October 7, 1933 (filmed July) Stan & Ollie have taken a job at a lumber mill and, after annoying co-workers (Charlie Hall, Dick Gilbert & others), procede to have issues with ladders and their own car being sawed in half! / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Buyer Beware (Joe Newman) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-August 17, 1940 Charles Arnt stars as a corrupt(ed) pharmicist merchant dealing with questionable product forked over by a seedy distributor of stolen goods. With Hugh Beaumont, Egon Brecher & Charles D. Brown as supporting cast. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*



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Cairo, City Of Contrast (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone Glendinning) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 10, 1938 Focus on the city moe than the pyramids here. This was shot in an early 1938 tour that later included India and Indonesia. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Call A Cop! ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Stevens) bw-20m-(The Boy Friends)-September 12, 1931 (filmed June) Featuring Mary Kornman, Gertrude Messinger, Mickey Daniels, David Sharpe & Harry Bernard. Two girls alone in their house at night get the boys to help, but their involvement with the cops and a police dog cause additional havoc.

Call Her Sausage ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(The Taxi Boys)-May 17, 1933 Ben Blue proves to be the undoing when Billy Gilbert opens a new deli. Ben and Billy do a variation of the famous "who's on first" skit.

Call Of The Cuckoos ([Hal Roach Studio]- Clyde Bruckman) bw/silent-17m-(Max Davidson)-October 15, 1927 (filmed June) Max Davidson switches houses to avoid his looney neighbors but winds up with all kinds of trouble. Famous for Charley Chase, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy among the asylum nmates, but also with Spec O'Donnell, Lillian Elliott, Leo Willis and James Finlayson.

Calling All Kids (Sam Baerwitz) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-April 24, 1943 (filmed December '42) The Our Gang kids salute the armed forces in a stage show. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Calling All Pa’s (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 24, 1942 A look at expectant fathers.

Calling On Capetown (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 22, 1952 South Africa tour with some stunning aerial shots. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Calling On Colombia (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-March 16, 1940 (filmed October '38) Down South America way to the city of Barranquilla. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Calling On Costa Rica (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-June 17, 1946 (Film Daily review) (filmed ’44) Beginning at San Jose Airport before heading to the rural parts and the orchid farm and, later, the largest crater in the world. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Calling On Michigan (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-March 5, 1949 (filmed September ’47) Includes the fish hatcheries at Grayling, car center Detroit and Greenfield Village. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Came The Brawn ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-April 16, 1938 (filmed February) Waldo wrestles "Wildcat" Alfalfa in a match, but Butch intervenes. Spanky takes a break from the series after this title, returning in ALADDIN'S LANTERN. / The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

Came The Dawn ([Hal Roach Studio]- Arch Heath & Leo McCarey) bw/silent-17m-(Max Davidson)-March 31, 1928 (completed January) Incomplete (today) haunted house comedy complete with talking parrot. Gene Morgan is the "head remover", while Polly Morgan, Viola Richard and Charles Doety join Max as the Gimplewort family.

The Camera Caught It (Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 9, 1954 Collection of curious and amusing newsreel clips like the Tacoma bridge disaster.

Camera Sleuth (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 28, 1951 (filmed ‘50) Real-life investigator Jo Goggin uses a motion-picture camera to use as courtroom evidence against an insurance claimant faking his wheelchair injury.

The Canary Comes Across (Will Jason) bw-21m-(Special)-January 26, 1938 (filmed ’37) Erik Rhodes plays both “Canary Dillon” an escaped convict at a musical prison and his captured “double”. Virginia Grey is the warden’s daughter heading a “glee club” behind bars. Maurice Black and Oscar O’Shea also appear in this delightful musical nonsense with all getting involved in a radio contest / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) Of The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention (---) bw-16m-(sales promotional)-1937

Candid Cameramaniacs (Hal Yates) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 11, 1937 A short history of photography including its "prehistory" of 4th century BC.

Canned Fishing ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-February 12, 1938 (filmed January) Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat and Porky want to go fishing but Mom (Wilma Cox) wants Junior (Gary Jasgur) attended... and Spanky and Alfalfa have struggles in the laundry. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Cape Breton Island (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-May 8, 1948 (filmed summer ’46) More of Nova Scotia. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

The Capital City: Washington D.C. (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 7, 1940 All of the familiar landmarks in color just before the war. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Capriccio Italien (Johnny Green) bw-10m-(Special 1-reeler)-May 9, 1953 Orchestra performance

Captain Kidd's Treasure (Leslie Fenton) bw-10m-(Historical Mystery)-January 22, 1938 (filmed ’37) Stanley Andrews stars in the title role of this docu-drama that questions whether or not a treasure can be found.

Captain Spanky's Show Boat (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-September 9, 1939 (filmed June) Butch seeks revenge for not being on Spanky's show. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Car That Became A Star (The Yellow Rolls-Royce) (---) bw-6m-(feature film promotional)-December 1964

Caretaker's Daughter ([Hal Roach Studio]- ) bw-20m-(All-Star [Douglas Wakefield, Billy Gilbert & others])-March 13, 1934

Carl Emmy And His Pals (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929

Carnival In Paris (Wilhelm Thiele) bw-22m-(Special/Miniature Musical Comedy)-June 21, 1937 A girl (an early role of Ann Rutherford) is aided by a museum janitor to hide out in museum costumes attending a parade…. and even wins in a costume contest. Ferdinand Gottschalk plays the Egyptian museum director. Also stars Henry Brandon and Harry Burns. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Cash Stashers (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 29, 1953 Show how idiots who refuse to use a bank stash it... eve in mattresses that are fire haards. Bumbling Dave O'Brien in his glory.

Casualties (Robert Ober) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 12, 1929

Cat College (Joe Newman) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 29, 1940 Famed lion tamer Clyde Beatty shows some college girls how to tame lions.

Cat, Dog & Co. ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/synchronized score-21m-(Our Gang)-September 14, 1929 (filmed February-March) Joe Cobb, Farina and Harry are "Be Kind To Animals" advocates, although the critters create havoc.

Catch As Catch Can ([Hal Roach Studio]- Marshall Neilan) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-August 22, 1931 (filmed May) Zasu falls for a wrestler (Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams) and drags Thelma to his next fight. Reed Howes plays his manager.

Cavalcade Of San Francisco (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 28, 1940 (filmed ’39) Includes a performance of the "Cavalcade of the Golden West" at the Golden Gate International Exposition. / San Francisco & Go West/The Big Store *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Cecil Lean And Cleo Mayfield, His Lucky Day (Nick Grindle) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-August 1929 (© April 1, 1930) Film Daily review 9-1

Chain Letter Dimes (Al Ray; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-April 20, 1935 An expose of the fraudulent scheme of chain letters.

Chalk Up (Zion Myers; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sports Champions)-December 10, 1932 Willie Hoppe teaches billiards.

Challenge Of The Champions (Grand Prix) (Daniel Davis) Technicolor-13m-(feature film promotional)-November 1966

Challenge The Wilderness (Jack Atlas) bw-11m-(feature film promotional)-November 1951 "Making of" preview of WESTWARD THE WOMEN.

Changed Identity (Roy Rowland; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-November 8, 1941 A twin kills his brother in an Indian bank embezzlement and changes identification to avoid arrest, only there is a catch...

The Chase ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-March 26, 1928

Chases Of Pimple Street ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-December 22, 1934 Charley is fed up with his good-for-nothing sister-in-law (Ruthelma Stevens) and tries to play matchmaker with a client of his. Screwball antics carry out in the ballroom. Betty Mack plays his wife. Key song "You’ve Got To Give Credit To Love".

Chasing Husbands ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-December 22, 1928 (filmed August-September) With Edgar Kennedy, Kalla Pasha, Gertrude Astor & others

Chicago, The Beautiful (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-July 31, 1948 (filmed summer ’47) Of course, FitzPatrick doesn't want you to be bored in the Windy City, so he shows you where America's love of chewing gum got started / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Chickens Come Home ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-30m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-February 21, 1931 (filmed December '30-January) Ollie is being blackmailed by an ominous lady of his past just before he is elected mayor (this is Hiollywood fantasy, folks) and Stan is needed to distract her at his upcoming soiety party. With Mae Busch, Thelma Todd (as Mrs. Hardy), Norma Drew (as Mrs. Laurel), Patsy O'Byrne & James Finlayson (as the butler). / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Children Of The Sun ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-January 9, 1928 Covers Mayan culture in Central America

Chile: Land Of Charm (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-October 30, 1937 / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Chili And Chills (Harold Austin; narrator: Paul Girard Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-© September 26, 1932 A couple tours Mexico as we see some unusual sighst like a dog versus a rattlesnake and a Russian community.

The Chimp ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-25m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-May 21, 1932 (filmed January-February) Working at the circus as a "horse" and not getting paid in money, but gorillas... one gorilla that is, Ethel... in a ballet tutu. Also fun with a lion named "MGM". / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

China's Old Man River (Burton Holmes) bw-2 reels-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-October 4, 1930

Choo-Choo ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-May 7, 1932 (filmed January-February) The gang trades places with a group of orphans about to take a train ride... and are trouble for the passengers, the animals in the luggage coach (a.k.a. a monkey, chickens and donkeys MUST be let loose in the sleeping car) and the "travelers aid" and rather prissy Dell Henderson must fuss with Spanky in particular. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Christmas Party (Charles Reisner) bw-9m-(Special)-December 17, 1931 Norma Shearer does just what her hubbie Irving Thalberg tells her to, hugging cute-pie Jackie Cooper (snatched from Hal Roach’s “Our Gang” series and his brief Paramount contract for the big promotion at mighty Metro) and wrestling up all of the stars on the lot for one big kiddie holiday bash… and all eager to serve with smiles: Clark Gable, Marion Davies, Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Ramon Novarro, Cliff Edwards, Charlotte Greenwood (yeah, she was around long before Oklahoma!)… the list goes on. Well, not Miss Crabtree, still stuck at Roach. / A Christmas Carol (1938) *DVD*

The Cincinnati Kid Plays According To Hoyle (---) bw-6m-(feature film promotional)-September 1965

A Cinderella Names Elizabeth (A Patch Of Blue) (---) bw-7m-(feature film promotional)-October 1965

Cinema Circus (Louis Lewyn, producer; Roy Rowland) Technicolor-19m-(Galaxy Of Stars/Musical Revue)-January 23, 1937 (filmed ’36) Various entertainment celebrities take part in a circus performance, along with authentic acrobats and other performers of the big top. Mickey & Minnie Mouse (costumed actors), Boris Karloff, Cliff Edwards, Alice Faye, etc. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Cinematographer (Jerry Hopper; narrator: Warner Anderson) bw-10m-(Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Special)-January 13, 1951 (filmed ’50) The focus is as much on the stars (like Hope & Crosby and Van Johnson) as the men behind the camera (mostly un-named).

Citadels Of The Mediterranean (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Bert Dawley & Ralph E. Donaldson) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© July 6, 1934 Filmed on a February tour of Greece, Turkey and other parts. This marked his last location filming in black & white, with some North African coastline incorporated in AFRICA, LAND OF CONTRAST.

City Of Brigham Young (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Charlie Boyle) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-June 17, 1944 (filmed June ’43) A tour of Salt Lake City, Utah. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

City Of Children (narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-August 27, 1949 A profile of Mooseheart, Illinois orphanage.

The City Of Little Men (Harry Loud; narr; John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Miniature)-November 20, 1938 The story of Boys Town, founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917 as a haven for wayward, homeless, and neglected boys. / Boys Town *DVD*

Cleopatra (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; R. William Niell) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-July 7, 1928 Featuring Dorothy Revier & Robert Ellis

Climbing The Golden Stairs (Gus Edwards) Technicolor (2-color)-20m-(Colortone Revue)-Mar 11, 1929 A stage dancer tries to persuade St. Peter that he and fellow performers are not so bad. Featuring Charles King, Sydney Jarvis, the Pearl Twins, the Aber Twins, the Bo Twins & the Clute Twins

The Clock Shop (Marty Brooks) Technicolor (2-color)-19m-(Colortone Revue)-May 10, 1930 Featuring Cliff Edwards, Jackie Heller and Betty & Ramon

Clown Princes (George Sidney) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-April 15, 1939 (filmed February) The gang put on a circus show in the barn to help raise the $3.00 Porky's family needs to pay their rent. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Clues To Adventure (narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-April 11, 1949 (filmed ‘48) Three short true stories covering the Bill of Rights. "Hush-a-Bye Baby" impacts the issue of "freedom of speech", John Peter Zenger vcampaigns for "freedom of the press" and the Man in the Iron Mask (footage borrowed from an earlier short) covers unfair punishments under law.

Clyde Doerr And His Saxophone Ensemble (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© September 3, 1929

Coffins On Wheels (Joe Newman) sepiatone-17m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-June 7, 1941 Unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public. With Cy Kendall, Larry Nunn & Darryl Hickman / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

College Hounds (Zion Myers & Jules White) bw-16m-(Dogville All Barkie)-October 1929 Football game and typical roaring twnties gags all done by a canine cast. / Dogville Comedies (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Colleges at War (US Office of War Information) bw-10m-(War Activities Committee)-December 24, 1942

Color Scales (Zion Myers; narrator: Pete Smith) Technicolor (2-color)-8m-(Fisherman's Paradise)-April 23, 1932 Color footage of The Steinhart Aquarium of San Francisco’s fish.

Colorful Bombay (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 3, 1937 (filmed March ’36) Part of the India tour. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Colorful Colorado (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-May 20, 1944 (filmed ’43) Buffalo Bill's grave at Lookout Mountain / Will Rogers memorial at Colorado Springs / Mesa Verde National Park / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Colorful Curacao (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-May 27, 1939 (filmed October ’38) Focuses on Willenstad in the Dutch Antilles. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Colorful Guatemala (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 23, 1935 (Completed '34) FitzPatrick returned in 1944./ FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Colorful Holland (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 5, 1950 (filmed ’49) Covering Alkmaar, Hoorn, Spakenburg & Staphorst. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Colorful Islands, Madagascar And Seychelles (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-© November 17, 1936 Nothing about the interesting wildlife aside from a few plants, with the focus on the urban landscape. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Colorful Jaipur (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hubert Dawley) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© March 3, 1932 (filmed March 1931) The Traveltalks cameramen would return to this part of India twice in Technicolor. Yet this earlier black and white entry is unusual with two camels being attacked by a motorist! / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Colorful North Carolina (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-February 21, 1942 (filmed June '41) Includes Cataloochie Ranch near Waynesville. Also the Cherokee natives. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Colorful Ports Of Call: Seychelles, Mombasa & Zanzibar (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© January 12, 1934 (filmed ’33) This Traveltalk short visits three African locations on the Indian Ocean.

Come Across (Harold Bucquet) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-May 14, 1938 Bernard Nedell stars. A gang hides a burglar… as long as he pays them! (With Donald Douglas, Bernardene Hayes and Rita LeRoy) / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Come Back To Erin (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© May 9, 1932 Filmed September 1931. Includes plenty of crooning on the soundtrack (Frank Munn) along with the pretty Irish countryside.

Come Back, Miss Pipps (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-October 25, 1941 (filmed January) Teacher Miss Pipps celebrates Mickey's birthday with goodies, but grumpy Mr. Pratt, head of the school board, fires her... yet the gang get parental help and even do a version on stage of Uncle Tom's Cabin. With Sara Haden and Christian Rub. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Come Clean ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-May 19, 1931 (filmed April-May) The boys stop Mae Busch from committing suicide, but her gratitude becomes more then they bargain for. Highlight gags involve Stan in the tub. Charlie Hall has a key role at the soda fountain. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

The Comedians In Africa (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-September 1967

Community Transportation (US Office of War Information) bw-5m-(War Activities Committee)-January 7, 1943

Confession (Lionel Barrymore) bw-2 reels-(Special)-January 12, 1929 (filmed ’28) Barrymore behind the camera here adapting Kenyon Nicholson's story of soldiers (Robert Ames and Caroll Nye) communing with French ladies (Christine Yves & Yvonne Starke)

Copenhagen (MGM James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson & Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-November 22, 1937 (filmed June) Particular "human interest" is the city's addiction to bicycles. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Copenhagen- City Of Towers (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-July 18, 1953 (filmed June-July ’52) / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Copy (Norman Houston) bw-21m-(Movietone Act)-October 11, 1929 Entertaining mini-drama with Roscoe Karns of the "Daily News" discovering that a story he is covering is more personal than he expecs. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Count Takes The Count ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott & Harold Law) bw-17m-(Charley Chase)-February 22, 1936 (filmed ‘35) From his final year with the Roach studio, this is one of the best Chase comedies… and with plenty of “chase” towards the end. He’s an insurance agent torn between aiding and stopping an heiress from marrying a count. (Her daddy wants “royalty” in the family, but the insurance firm doesn’t want the set-up.) Andrea Leeds, Harry Bowen and Kewpie Morgan (as the sleepwalking sheriff handcuffing Chuck to a drugstore at one point) are the supporting cast here.

County Hospital ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-18m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-June 25, 1932 (filmed February) Oliver winds up in the hospital, but Stan hopes to aid him... painfully of course. Billy Gilbert is the very funny doctor. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

The Courtship Of A Newt (Roy Rowland) bw-8m-(Robert Benchley)-July 23, 1938 A zoology professor gives a lecture on the title subject. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Cousin Wilbur (George Sidney) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-April 29, 1939 (filmed March) Alfalfa introduces his prissy, snooty cousin Wilbur (Scotty Beckett) to the gang. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Cracked Iceman ([Hal Roach Studio]- Eddie Dunn) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-January 27, 1934 (filmed ‘33) The title applies more to Harry Bowen’s character in a delightful musically-timed sequence with Charley, who later spends much of the films duration as a school teacher for.. surprise!... Roach’s “Our Gang” (i.e. Spanky, Stymie,Tommy, etc.). Also with Betty Mack and Billy Gilbert.

Cradle Of A Nation (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: James Smith) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 13, 1947 (started September 1946) Virginia hot spots: Mount Vernon, Monticello, Charlottesville & Williamsburg / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Cradles Of The Creed (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© March 28, 1932 Unusual entry spotlights a number of locales (mostly Middle East, India and China) where major religions got started.



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Craig Campbell Singing "There’ll Never Be Another Like You" (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 16, 1929

Crashing The Movies (Pete Smith) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 28, 1950 (filmed '49) Vintage newsreel clips of people performing strange stunts such as a motor-cyclist driving through a pane of glass. / Nancy Goes To Rio/Two Weeks With Love *DVD*

Crazy Feet ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-September 7, 1929 (filmed June) Charley replaces Eddie Dunn in an artsy dance act with Thelma Todd, after getting into a misunderstanding with cop Edgar Kennedy involving her.

Crazy House ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/silent-2 reels-(Our Gang)-June 2, 1928 (filmed February) First appearance of Mary Ann Jackson and last for Jackie Condon, a veteran of the series since the beginning.

Crazy House (Jack Cummings) Technicolor (2-color)-13m-(Colortone Revue "Novelty")-February 11, 1931 (filmed '30) Benny Rubin visits a sanitarium for “rest” but finds it quite the loony bin. Karl Dane, Cliff Edwards, Polly Moran and the wonderful “Snake Hips” Earl Tucker all provide lively entertainment in this oddball early color reel. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & The Champ (1931) *DVD*

Crew Racing (David Miller) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-December 21, 1935 Rowing teams at California's University are profiled here.

A Criminal Is Born (Leslie Fenton) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-June 5, 1938 Profiles a trio of juvenile delinquents wh aren’t exactly Andy Hardy material. (Featuring George Breakston, David Durand, Norman Phillips, Warren McCollum, Joseph Crehan, Dorothy Vaughn, Eddy Waller, Ben Taggart, Harry Strang, Rex Lease & Tom Kennedy) / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Crook’s Tour ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-19m-(All-Star [Douglas Wakefield, Billy Nelson, Gertrude Astor & others])-September 23, 1933 Down-and-out Brit, mistaken for a duke, gets involved with gangsters on a chartered boat.

Cruising In The South Seas (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© July 2, 1934

Cuba, The Land Of Rumba (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Frank Goodliffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© March 13, 1933 (filmed spring ’32)

Cuban Rhythm (Will Jason) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 14, 1941 (filmed March) A humorous look at dancing lessons.

Culinary Carving (Felix Feist) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 1, 1939 Sally Payne offers cooking techniques.

Curious Contests (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 11, 1950 More News of the Day clips like a diaper derby (the father who puts a diaper on his child fastest wins), a fireman's ball basket race. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 2 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 2) *DVD*

The Czarina's Secret (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; R. William Niell) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-20m-(Great Events)-May 28, 1928 Sally Rand has an important role here, with David Mir and Olga Baclanova playing the Czarina.

Czechoslovakia On Parade (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-June 11, 1938 (filmed ’37) Surprising much of Prague survived the war unscathed. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Dad For A Day (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-October 21, 1939 (filmed July) One of the only mildly funny (but nostalgic) post-Roach “Our Gang” shorts has the kids playing matchmaker to service station attendant Mister Henry Louis Jean Heydt) and the widow Baker (Peggy Shannon). / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Dad’s Day ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Roach) bw-20m-(All Star [Edgar Kennedy, Ben Hall, May Milloy, Gertie Messenger, Eddie Dunn])-July 6, 1929 (filmed May) Middle-aged Kennedy cannot enjo the beach without family havoc.

Dancing On The Ceiling (Murray Roth) bw-10m-(Tabloid Musical)-January 2, 1937 (filmed '36) A dental patient fantasizes of upside down dance routines, with plenty of art deco effects. Staring Colin Kenny & James Morton / Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection & Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Dancing Romeo (Cyril Endfield) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-April 29, 1944 (filmed November '43) Froggy learns to dance to woo Marilyn. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Dare-Deviltry (David Miller) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-June 27, 1936 This sports flick highlights aerialists, flagpole sitters and high divers.

Dark Magic (Roy Rowland) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-May 13, 1939 Benchley tackles magic tricks... only they seemed to work better in the sore than at home. Junior gets bored, while Benchley suddenly makes himself disappear... / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Dark Shadows (Paul Burnford) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-December 16, 1944 Curious wartime effort that got much praise in its day (BoxOffice, etc.) in which a psychiatrist helps solve a crime. Featuring Arthur Space, John Vosper, Morris Ankrum, Henry O’Neill, Jacqueline White and Paul Guilfoyle. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Dartmouth Days (Maurice Rapf; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-November 17, 1934 Spotlight on Dartmouth campus’ winter sports.

Daughters Of The Sea- Norway, Sweden & Denmark (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© May 1, 1933 (filmed July 1932)

David Lean's Film Of Doctor Zhivago (Thomas Craven) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-December 1965

David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer' (---) bw-25m-(promotional)-September 1935 Robert Benchley hosts a retrospective of the producer's MGM features.

A Day In Death Valley (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Charlie Boyle) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 22, 1944 (filmed ’43) A tour of the southern California desert. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

A Day In Venice (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© November 23, 1933

The Day Of Rest (Basil Wrangell) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-September 16, 1939 A family man tries to spend a quiet Sunday at home, but his wife and children have other ideas. Eventialy they get stuck in a hilarious traffic jam. (With Hobart Cavanaugh, Helen MacKeller, Sonny Bupp, John Butler & Shirley Coates) / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

A Day On Treasure Island (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-September 2, 1939 The first of three San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition visits, this being sponsored by 11 western states and 28 foreign countries. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Dealers In Babies ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-July 29, 1929

Decathlon Champion (Felix Feist) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 20, 1937 This Pete Smith Specialty tells how Glenn Morris trained for and won the 1936 Olympic decathlon event.

Delightful Denmark (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-June 27, 1953 (filmed June ’52) Focusing on the rural areas, in particular the flower business. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Desert Death (George Seitz) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-October 19, 1935 A man (Raymond Hatton) kills his cousin in the desert, then assumes his identity and tries to collect insurance on himself. Also features Harvey Stephens. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Desert Regatta (Jules White; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sports Champions Novelty)-January 9, 1932 (Motion Picture Herald review) In this Sports Champions entry, power boat racers use specially designed outboard motor boats in a race on California's Salton Sea.

The Devil's Cabaret (Nick Grinde) Technicolor (2-color)-16m-(Colortone Revue)-March 3, 1931 (Completed 1930) A delightful reel in glorious 2-color (lots of red here down in Hades) with Edward Buzzell playing a salesman out to gather some “souls” for the man downstairs, complete with enticing musical numbers and some very funny laughs. Charles Middleton and Vera Marshe co-star with nice MGM-style sets. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & Cimaron *DVD*

Dexterity (David Miller) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 16, 1937 (filmed ‘36) Harry Jackson shows off his talent with a whip, Vyrl Jackson pitches horseshoes blindfolded and Paul Sydell trains dogs for balancing tricks.

Diamond Demon (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 1, 1947 (filmed ‘46) This covers the unusual talents of Johnny Price, a minor league baseball pitcher and trick artist.

Did'ja Know?: Have You Ever Wondered #3 (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 6, 1950 (started August '49) How would you act as an expectant father?; How many greeting cards are sold in the USA each year?; Why do radiators make that pounding noise?; Why do animals yawn? / Summer Stock *DVD*

Dirty Work ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lloyd French) bw-19m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-November 25, 1933 (filmed July-August) The boys are chimney sweeps who wind up in a professor's (Lucien Littlefield) lab, which sports a rejuvenation solution that can change the age of any living being. Only Oliver accidently goes too far back, Darwin style. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Dive In (Ray McCarey; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-February 21, 1932 Well-known swimmers and divers peform difficult dives and water maneuvers. Slow-motion photography shows how they do it.

Divot Diggers ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-14m-(Our Gang)-February 8, 1936 (filmed November '35) Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Porky (Eugene Lee) and Darla invade the golf course, along with a chimp (Jiggs). After the caddies leave the club with no pay, the desperate club owner must make use of them to help patrons. Lots of very funny gags here, highlighted by the chimp driving the cart. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Do Gentlemen Snore? ([Hal Roach Studio]) bw/silent-20m-(Max Davidson)-October 13, 1928 (filmed May) With Gene Morgan, Sec O'Donnell, Dorothy Coburn & May Wallace

Do Someone A Favor! (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 10, 1954 (filmed ‘53) This Pete Smith Specialty proves the adage "no good deed goes unpunished."

Doctor's Orders ([Hal Roach Studio]- Arch Heath) bw-21m-(The Boyfriends)-September 13, 1930 (filmed April-June) Featuring Mickey Daniels, David Sharpe, Grady Sutton.The boys stage phony accidents so the girls will have to nurse them back to health.

Dog Days ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-September 14, 1927

Dog Daze (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-July 1, 1939 (filmed May) The Gang round up stray dogs for money. Scotty Beckett guest stars as Cousin Wilbur (returning in a later short too). / Our Gang (Warner Archive) & Room Service/At The Circus *DVD*

Dog Heaven ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/silent-20m-(Our Gang)-December 17, 1927 (filmed September-November) Pete dreams of dog heaven. WithJoe Cobb, Jean Darling, Farina (Allen Hoskins) & Jackie Condon.

Dog House (Robert Wilmot) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 12, 1943 What happens when a dog is picked up by the dogcatcher -from the dog's point of view.

Dogs ‘N’ Ducks (Ford Beebe & Norman Wright) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 27, 1953 A boy buys a retriever for a duck competition, but learns that his old mutt can do some tricks himself.

Dogs Is Dogs ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-November 21, 1931 (filmed August) Charming Depression Era tale of Wheezer (Bobby Hutchins) and Dorothy DeBora suffering with stepmother Blanch Payson and her spoiled son "Spud" Sherwood Bailey. Pete gets no respect either, being blamed for the chicken hunting that Nero, Spud's pedigree German Shepherd, is responsible for. Stymie is Wheezer's buddy here and is brilliant at conning Spud to get the ham and eggs from the icebox to "talk to me". Lyl Tayo plays a matronly lady who comes to the rescue later, while Billy Gilbert is the crazy neighbor. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Dogway Melody (Zion Myers & Jules White) bw-17m-(Dogville)-October 1, 1930 Canine spoof of MGM’s biggest hit BROADWAY MELODY / Dogville Comedies (Warner Archive) & Broadway Melody *DVD*

Doin' Their Bit (Herbert Glazer) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-July 18, 1942 (filmed March) As part of their contribution to the war effort, the gang (Spanky, Froggy, Janet Burston, Mickey as the future Robert Blake) decides to stage a show for local servicemen. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Doll Shop (Sammy Lee) Technicolor-20m-(Colortone Revue)-September 23, 1929 Musical review with a large cast: Gus Edwards, Vincent Bryan, Louis Alter, Jo Trent, Dave Snell, Lionel Belmore, Buster Dees & Cy Kahn

Dollar Dizzy ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-23m-(Charley Chase)-October 4, 1930 (filmed June) Charley and Thelma Todd are millionaires avoiding greedy suitors. With Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson, Dorothy Grainger, Charlie Hall & others.

The Domineering Male (John Heines) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 30, 1940 This Pete Smith Specialty looks at the notion that a man chases a woman till he catches her. Who's really chasing whom?

Done In Oil ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-November 10, 1934 Thelma pretends to be a French painter, Madame LeTodd, fooling the experts (Eddie Conrad & Leo White). Arthur Housman also stars.

Donkey Baseball (John Waters; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-March 2, 1935 Highlights the odd 1930s fad.

Don't Lie (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-April 4, 1942 (filmed October '41) Buckwheat is a pathological liar, that's why the gang doesn't believe him when he says he saw a monkey spook at the old haunted house. They decide to dress Froggy as a monkey spook and give Bucky a scare. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Don't Talk (Joseph M. Newman & Alan Friedman) bw-22m-(Special)-February 28, 1942 (Academy Award Nominee) Unofficial "Crime Does Not Pay" covers a variety of barber shop and workplace gossip leading to foreign agents sabotaging the US war effort. Donald Douglas and Barry Nelson play FBI agents. Gloria Holden and Harry Worth are among the sneak-thieves. / Random Harvest & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Don't You Believe It (Edward Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-July 3, 1943 Some things are myths: Steve Brodie jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge; Mrs. O'Leary's cow starting Chicago's fire and Nero fiddling.

A Door Will Open (George Sidney; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-March 5, 1940 Composer Arthur Campbell carries a book with him, "This Gentle Thing Called Sleep", that flashbacks to his struggling youth with his landlady and accusations of plagerism with his big hit "A New American Rhapsody". Featuring Lynn Carver & John Dilson

Double Diving (Felix Feist) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 14, 1939 (filmed ’38) An exmination of championship diving.

Double Whoopee ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-May 18, 1929 (filmed February) The boys work at a hotel. Most famous for the skirt "removal" scene involving a young Jean Harlow.

A Dream Of Love (James A. FitzPatrick ) bw-37m (released at 20m in U.S.)-(MGM British Special)-January 1938 (filmed ’37) Aging composer Franz Liszt is given a single flower on his birthday, which brings back fond memories. Starring Ian Colin, Sylvia Marriott, Cathleen Nesbitt & Julie Suedo. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Dreams (Felix Feist) bw-10m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-November 16, 1940 Peter Cushing stars in this examination of dreams.

Drunk Driving (David Miller) bw-22m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-October 28, 1939 (Academy Award Nominee) As the title suggests, this is a meaty drama with a disastrous car accident as a result. Either a powerful mini-drama or heavy-handed moralizing… you decide. Starring Dick Purcell & Jo Ann Sayers / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Dublin And Nearby (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-October 27, 1930 Irish tour

Duci De Kerekjarto, Violin Virtuoso: Andalusian Romance (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© April 8, 1929

Duci De Kerekjarto, Violin Virtuoso: Serenade, Winter Dance (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929

Duck Hunter's Paradise (Harold Austin; narrator: Paul G. Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity/Novelty)-November 5, 1932 Motion Picture Herald lists this hunting reel as a tentative early '32 release but it was postponed. Filmed in Sacramento Valley

Duel Personalities (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-March 11, 1939 (filmed January) While under a hypnotic spell, Alfalfa thinks he's one of the Three Musketeers and challenges Butch to a duel. / The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection (& TCM Greatest Classic Legends) & Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Duke For A Day ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(All-Star [Eddie Foy Jr. & Jeanette Loff])-May 1, 1934 Jeanette is a singer who persuades her press agent to get her married to royalty.

Dumb Daddies ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw-20m-(Max Davidson)-February 4, 1928 (filmed November-December '27) Max takes sonny boy's (Spec O'Donnell) acting for a play too seriously and thinks he committed murder (mannequin confused for a body, etc.) With Viola Richard, Thelma Hill & Edgar Kennedy

Dutch Guiana: Land Of The Djuka (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson & William Osgood Fields) bw-10m-(Traveltalk)-© September 12, 1933 Jungle trip to future Suriname. Dated, but one of the more entertaining BW Traveltalks. Donaldson worked wit the National Geographic society quite a bit and this adventure was shot in February-March as part of a South American tour continued with BRITISH GUIANA

The Dying Jungle ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-February 11, 1929

The Eagle's Nest ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-August 18, 1928

Earl And Bell, Popular Harmony Duo (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 10, 1930

Early Sports Quiz (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 1, 1947 (filmed ‘46) The audience is given 10 seconds to answer each trivia question.

Early To Bed ([Hal Roach Studio]- Emmett J. Flynn) bw/silent-2 reels-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-October 6, 1928 (filmed May) Oliver inherits a fortune and hires Stan as his butler... which doesn't work well.

Easy Life (Walter Hart) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-May 20, 1944 Young Frank Davis, school drop out joins the gang. Featuring Bernard Thomas, Steve Geray & Wm. 'Bill' Phillips. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Ed And Lon Miller, Minute Men Of Melody (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 9, 1929

Edison, Marconi & Co. ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/silent-2 reels-(Our Gang)-March 10, 1928 (filmed December '27) Lost film

Egypt Speaks (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Howard P. Nelson) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk "People On Parade")-January 6, 1951 (filmed ’50) Basically a new umbrella title for the usual Traveltalks, but some "People On Parade" use bits of recorded sound and dialogue aside from FitzPatrick's narration. Focus is on Alexandria here and the University. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Egypt, Kingdom Of The Nile (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-10m-(Traveltalk)-© May 23, 1934 Includes Sphynx and King Tut's tomb

Eight Victor Artists At The Club (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 4, 1929

Election Day ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/silent-20m-(Our Gang)-January 12, 1929 (filmed July-August ‘28) Jackie Condon and Jay R. Smith return after a break for one last appearance with gang. Dick Gilbert and Jack Hill play adult angtsers. Louisa Beavers plays Farina's mother in a key role.

Election Daze (Herbert Glazer) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-July 31, 1943 (filmed February) Mickey and Froggy keep splitting the vote in club elections. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Electrical Power (Frank Whitbeck) bw-10m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-January 14, 1939 (filmed ’38) All about electric use at Culver City studios, with behind the scenes shots of THE WIZARD OF OZ in production. Also showcases Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam).

Elsa Ersi And Nat D. Ayer (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 10, 1928

Elsa Ersi And Nat D. Ayer: She Was Wonderful (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929

Emil Boreo, The International Star (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© April 8, 1929

Equestrian Acrobatics (Equestrian Acrobats) (David Miller) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 14, 1937 Features the Cristiani Family and their horse oriented acrobatics

Equestrian Quiz (Dave O’Brien) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 18, 1946 Questions about horses are addressed.

Evans And Belasco (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© August 26, 1929 Blackface routine featuring Roy Evans and Al Belasco favorable reviewed by Film Daily 9-1

An Evening Alone (Roy Rowland) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-May 14, 1938 While the wife is gone, Benchley troubles himself trying to fix a cuckoo clock and smoking up the living room. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Every Girl's Dream (The Glass Bottom Boat) (---) color-8m-(feature film promotional)-January 1966

Every Sunday (Felix E. Feist) bw-10m-(Tabloid Musical)-December 9, 1936 Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin together here, before one moved to Universal. These competing multi-talented teens with big, big voices draw in crowds with a little operetta and a little swing at a small town park. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & For Me And My Gal *DVD*

Exotic Mexico (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-June 13, 1942 Filmed February-March. Showcases Tehuantepec and Oaxaca along with the ruins of Monte Albán. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Eyes Of The Navy (Herman Hoffman) bw-20m-(Special)-© October 22, 1940 (Academy Award Nominee) Producedwith the United States Navy, aviators train in Pensacola, Florida and San Diego, California. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) & Pride And Predjudice *DVD*



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The Fabulous Fraud (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-August 28, 1948 The story of Dr. Anton Mesmer, the man who discoverd hypnotism. Above average production values here (Paul Vogel is credited on camera work) and a cast to match: John Baragrey, Phyllis Morris, Marcia Mae Jones & Morris Ankrum.

The Face Behind The Mask (Jacques Tourneur; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Historical Mystery)-March 19, 1938 Story of the 17th century "Man in the Iron Mask".

A Failure At Fifty (Will Jason; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-July 1, 1940 Edmund Glover stars as Abraham Lincoln, as his story is related to an unemployed 50-year old man.

Fair And Muddy ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charley Oelze) bw/silent-20m-(Our Gang)-May 5, 1928 (filmed January-February) With Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Jean Darling, Farina, Wheezer (Bobby Hutchins) & others. Orphans are invited by a wealthy matron (Lilliane Leighton) and her chauffeur (Charles King) in their Sunday best... and won't remain so.

Fala (Gunther V. Fritsch) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 10, 1943 Day in the life of FDR’s terrier. / Lassie Come Home *DVD*

Fala At Hyde Park (Gunther V. Fritsch) Technicolor-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 26, 1945 FDR’s terrier visits the park in this color sequel.

Fall Guy (Paul Burnford) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-April 14, 1945 (filmed ‘44) A bank teller (Leon Ames) is foiled by a friend. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Fall Guy (Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 4, 1955 (filmed ‘54) This is the final entry in the Pete Smith Specialty series. Smith pays tribute to stunt man Dave O'Brien, who took many falls and spills (and upon whom objects fell) when he played hapless characters throughout the series. / Hit The Deck/Kismet *DVD*

Fallen Arches ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-February 4, 1933 (filmed September '32) Told to "hike" out to his company's West Coast headquarters, Charley does exactly that. With Billy Gilbert, Muriel Evans, Charlie Hall, Eddie Dunn & others.

The Family Group ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw/silent-2 reels-(Charley Chase)-February 18, 1928 (filmed December '27) Edgar Kennedy plays the photographer in this family get-together. Also Edna Marion, Gertrude Astor featured.

Family Troubles (Herbert Glazer) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-April 3, 1943 (filmed August '42) Janet runs away when she thinks her parents ignore her. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Famous Boners (Douglas Foster; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-October 24, 1942 Famous foul-ups in history. Joe Yule, Ed McWade and Ian Wolfe (as Isaac Newton) appear here among the characters blundering through a sabotage ring and Thomas Carlyle’s manuscript burning blunder during the French Revolution.

Fancy Answers: What's Your I.Q. - No. 5 (Basil Wrangell) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 1, 1941 Topics include the US flag and zebras. Ava Gardner has a peekaboo scene in a dramatization scenario as a girl at a recital.

Farm Hands (Herbert Glazer) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-June 19, 1943 (filmed November-December '42) Mickey, Buckwheat, Froggy & Happy help Mickey's Uncle George. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Fast Freight ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/silent-20m-(Our Gang)-May 4, 1929 (filmed December '28) Farina is the star as a hobo riding the rails with Pete the pup, later meeting up with the gang at a aunted house. James Finlayson spooks the kids as a wall painting.

Fast Work ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-June 28, 1930 (filmed April) Charley mistakes an escaped lunatic for the father of a girl he's intersted in. With June Marlowe, Dell Henderson, Charles K. French, Broderick O'Farrell, Pat Harmon & others.

Fate’s Fathead ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-18m-(Charley Chase)-November 17, 1934 An old friend of Charley’s wife accuses him of flirting with her. Song: "How About Another Cup Of Coffee?" With Dorothy Appleby, Dorothy Granger, Richard Alexander and even Hattie McDaniel.

Feed 'Em And Weep ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw/silent-20m-(Max Davidson)-December 8, 1928 (filmed July) Marion Byron & Anita Garvin struggle at Max's diner when the train crew arives with conductor Edgar Kennedy.

Feed 'Em And Weep ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-May 27, 1938 (filmed April) Darla's dad (Johnny Arthur) wants to celebrate his birthday alone... without Alfalfa, Percy & Porky. / The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

La Fiesta De Santa Barbara (Louis Lewyn, producer; narrator: Pete Smith) Technicolor-19m-(Galaxy of Stars/Musical Revue)-December 7, 1935 (Academy Award Nominee) (for 1936) This marked an early appearance of Judy Garland as part of the Gumm Sisters singing “La Cucaracha”. It was not her first film appearance… Warner-Vitaphone shot a trio of shorties (also in early color originally) in 1929-30 and she also did an independent shortie before that. Buster Keaton, the Spanish Troubadors, Warner Baxter, Chester Conklin and others are included in a “galaxy of stars” enjoying a Santa Barbara festival. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & For Me And My Gal *DVD*

Fifty Million Husbands ([Hal Roach Studio]- Edgar Kennedy & James W. Horne) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-May 24, 1930 (filmed February) The misunderstanding wife gets upset at Charley for inviting a bickering couple to their old (now their) apartment. With Ruth Hiatt, Christine Maple, Tiny Sandford, Edgar Kennedy, Charlie Hall & Eddie Dillon.

The Fight For Life ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-October 1926 Battle between shark and octopus

The Fight Pest ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-May 12, 1928 (filmed February-March) The annoying sports fan scenario, repeated in Chase's famous Columbia comedy THE HECKLER later. With Frank Hagney, Edna Marion, Edgar Kennedy & Bull Montana.

Fightin' Fools (Edward Cahn) bw-9m-(Our Gang)-January 25, 1941 (filmed August ‘40) Battles at the ol' swimming hole. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Fightin’ Fish (Harold Austin; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-April 6, 1935 Fishing sports reel shot along the Columbia River in Oregon.

Fighting Fathers ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol) bw/silent-2 reels-(Max Davidson)-December 10, 1927 (filmed August-September) With James Finlayson, Spec O'Donnel & Martha Sleeper

The Fighting Parson ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol & Charles H. Rogers) bw-20m-(Harry Langdon)-February 22, 1930 (filmed October-November '29) Harry is mistaken for "The Fighting Parson" in a tough western town. Film Daily review 12-29-29

Fiji And Samoa, The Cannibal Isles (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: John Bradford) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© July 11, 1933

Film Antics (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 2, 1954 (filmed ‘53) A amusing look at human and animal babies. Highlight includes kids watching a Tom & Jerry cartoon.

Film Making On The Rivierra (The Love Cage) (Thomas Craven) bw-10m-(feature film promotional)-May 1964

The Film That Was Lost (Sammy Lee) bw-10m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-October 31, 1942 Covers film preservation wioth the Museum of Modern Art.

Fine Feathers (Jules White; narrator: Pete Smith) Technicolor (2-color)-9m-(MGM Oddity)-November 18, 1933 Color look at birdlife (in a zoo).

The Finishing Touch ([Hal Roach Studio]- Clyde Bruckman & Leo McCarey) bw/silent-19m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-February 25, 1928 (filmed November-December ‘27) The boys are in the house construction buisness and suffer bird problems. With Dorothy Coburn & Edgar Kennedy.

A Fireside Chat With Lionel Barrymore (Edwin L. Marin) bw-3m-(feature film promotional)-December 1938 Promotional for A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

First Aid (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 2, 1943 (filmed '42) Produced in cooperation with the Beverly Hills First Aid Unit of the American Red Cross Disaster Service.

First In War ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-May 28, 1932 (filmed January) Charley writes the national anthem for the country of Nicarania and winds up getting mixed up in a revolution there. Cast also includes Luis Alberni, Jimmie Adams, Carlton Griffin & Nancy Torres.

The First Round-Up ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-May 5, 1934 (filmed March) When the older kids (Wally, Stymie, Tommy & others) go camping, the younger crew follows, if unwanted, with Scotty and Spanky now a team of sorts. In Cherry Creek, they suffer a food shortage. Buckwheat is now a character, but played by a girl (Willie Mae Taylor) even though the future Buckwheat (Billie Thomas) appears as a toddler here as well. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The First Seven Years ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-March 1, 1930 (filmed October-November '29) Jackie Cooper gets in a duel over the affections of Mary Ann with Spec (Donald Haines)... and even gets one dad and grandma involved (Otto Fries & Joy Winthrop). / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Fish Hooky ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-January 28, 1933 (filmed October '32) Veteran Our Gang alumni Micky Daniels and Mary Kornman become truant officer and teacher here... and have to teach Dickie, Stymie, Wheezer and others a lesson. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Fish Tales (---) Technicolor-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 13, 1954 (filmed ‘53) Champion fisherman Ernie St. Claire travels Oregon's Rogue River.

Fishermen's Paradise (Pete Smith) bw-1 reel-(Fishermen’s Paradise)-August 15, 1931

Fishing Feats (Charles Treggo) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 22, 1951 Fishing sports reel with quite a few sharks involved.

Fishing For Fun (Lewis Ossi) Technicolor-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 23, 1949 (filmed ‘48) Fishing sports reel.

Fishy Tales ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-August 28, 1937 (filmed July-August) Hardly the archery expert, Alfalfa bops Butch with a suction cup dart. Yet he doesn't want to get into a fight and pretends to have a leg injury... until Buckwheat caught fish somehow fouls his plans. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Fisticuffs (David Miller) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 27, 1938 This showcases former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer with various sparring partners in the ring. Slow motion is used to illustrate how Baer uses his skills. (David Glagovsky)

The Five Locust Sisters (---) bw-5m-(Movietone Act)-© October 6, 1928 / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Fixer Uppers ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Rogers) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-February 9, 1935 (filmed January ‘35) "Love" cards salesmen become fixer-uppers for Mae Bush, a lady who wants to make husband Charles Middleton jealous. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Fixin' Fool (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 24, 1951 (started July ‘49) Misadventures of a misguided DIY enthusiast trying to make a new doorway in his house, despite his wife.

Fixin' Tricks (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 18, 1943 Household hints for window shades, faucets and stuck doors.

Flag Of Mercy (Edward Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-January 31, 1942 (filmed ‘41) Remake of ANGEL OF MERCY with some updates.

The Flag Speaks (David Miller; narrator: John Nesbitt) Technicolor-19m-(Special)-May 4, 1940 Brief history of the flag

The Flag: A Story Inspired By The Tradition Of Betsy Ross (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; Arthur Meade) (2-color Technicolor)/silent-20m-(Great Events)-August 4, 1927 (trade preview) Enid Bennett plays Betsy Ross, but this early Technicolor 2-reeler is not so much about her but George Washington (Francis X. Bushman). Also Doris Kenyon.

Flicker Memories (George Sidney) sepiatone-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 4, 1941 Nickelodeon short compilation. / The Big Store *DVD*

Floral Japan (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-July 24, 1937 (filmed ’35) The color looks mighty nice (if too brightly lit) covering cherry blossom trees (this being Fitz’ second visit during this peak period) and tulip gardens. Also covers the correct way of putting on a kimono. Not only “floral” but also “choral” in its music with some choir singing in the background. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

The Flower Garden (Marty Brooks) Technicolor (2-color)-2 reels-(Colortone Revue)-January 18, 1930 Featuring Cliff Edwards, Lotic Howell & the Lotus Sisters singing about the flowers

Fly My Kite ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-May 30, 1931 (filmed March) Grandma (Margaret Mann) may go to the poorhouse on account of heartless and widowed son-in-law Dan (Jim Mason), who tells her that her money bonds are worthless. After Chubby (Norman Chaney, in his last appearence) decides to use them for his kite, Dan changes his mind and tries to snatch them back. This title is noteworthy for other final appearances: Farina (Allen Hoskins), Mary Ann Jackson & Shirley Jean Rickert. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Flying Hunters (Lauron Draper; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-May 14, 1934 Planes aid coyote hunters.

Flying Spikes (Ray McCarey; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-April 16, 1932 A highlight of different track and field sports.

Follow The Arrow (Felix Feist) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specilaty)-July 30, 1938 Lessons in archery.

Foolproof (Edward Cahn) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-March 7, 1936 An apparently foolproof murder is revealed as a plot envolving a wife and her lover. A wife and lover try to create the perfect murder. Featuring Niles Welch, Alonzo Price, Donrue Leighton, Wiliam Tannen, John Marsden, Alden Chase, Harry Hayden, Esther Howard, Stanley Andrews & George Cleveland. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Football Footwork (Felix Feist; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sports Champions)-November 19, 1932 Training film with slow-motion bits.

Football Romeo (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-November 12, 1938 (filmed September) Butch's "Assassins" attle against star player Alfalfa and Darla supporting on the sidelines. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Football Teamwork (Felix Feist) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-September 8, 1935 How a football team coordinates its actions and plays during a game.

Football Thrills Of 1937 (Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 10, 1938 Collage of the best moments of the past football season. The Pete Smith featured one of these for the next fourteen years. This one covers Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, Princeton, Fordham, Cornell, Texas Christian, Northwestern, Purdue, US Navy and University of Southern California

Football Thrills Of 1938 (---) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 16, 1939 Includes Carnegie Tech defeats Pittsburgh and the US Army vs. Columbia.

Football Thrills Of 1939 (---) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 21, 1940

Football Thrills Of 1940 (---) sepiatone-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 20, 1941

Football Thrills Of 1941 (---) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 26, 1942 Amusingly this was shown at the University of Southern California first, despite footage of them losing last season to Notre Game 20-18.

Football Thrills Of 1942 (---) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 25, 1943 Footage from fall ’42 post-Pearl Harbor and with all athletes in military branches

Football Thrills Of 1943 (---) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 23, 1944 One of the weaker entries according to a critic with BoxOffice, probably because the war had all of the familiar stars occupied

Football Thrills Of 1944 (---) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 8, 1945 The reduced wartime games featured West Point & US Navy. Notre Dame's Frank Leahy coaches for Great Lakes Naval Training.

Football Thrills #9 (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 29, 1946 (trade show preview)

Football Thrills #10 (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 6, 1947 Focuses on the intercollegiate grid contests of the past year

Football Thrills #11 (---) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 21, 1948 A special retrospective edition including previous seasons

Football Thrills #12 (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 27, 1949

Football Thrills #13 (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 9, 1950

Football Thrills #14 (---) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 1, 1951

Football Thrills #15 (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 16, 1952

For Defense For Freedom For Humanity (narrator: Spencer Tracy) bw-2m-(promotional)-February 1951 For the Red Cross

For Pete's Sake! ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-April 14, 1934 (filmed February) The kids (Wally, Stymoe, Scotty, Tommy, Spanky included) try to raise money to buy a doll for Marianne (Edwards) and are willing give up Pete to the nasty store owner William Wagner and son Leonard Kibrick. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

For The Common Defense (Allan Kenward) bw-22m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-June 20, 1942 Van Johnson has a bit role in this US investigation of Japanese and Nazi ammo smuggling in Santago, Chile. Key dopey line: “What are you burning in that pipe? Incense for your ancestors?” A US agent travels to Chile to try preventing the Axis from shipping stolen ammo. Also featuring John Litel, Douglas Fowley and Horace McNally. / Mrs.Miniver & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Forbidden Passage (Fred Zimmerman) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-February 8, 1941 (filmed '40) (Academy Award Nominee) Illegal imigrants smuggled like hidden drugs and occasionally drowning make up this over-the-top (and slightly campy) award nominee. Addison Richards and Hugh Beaumont are featured with Wolfgang Zilzer and George Lessey. / Film Noir: Bringing Darkness Into Light & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Forecast (William F. Rogers) bw-21m-(Special)-September 1945 William F. Rodgers presents a line-up of future hits of MGM sucj as LOVE FIND ANDY HARDY.

Forehand, Backhand And Service (Ray McCarey; narrator: Eric Hatch) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-August 5, 1931 Features Bill Tilden

Forgotten Babies ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-April 9, 1933 (filmed December '32) Spanky is stuck babyitting toddlers. Despite its simple premise, this comedy is lots of fun with our star telling Tarzan stories. Tommy Bond debuts with the other Gang members. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Forgotten Step (Leslie Fenton; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Historical Mysteries)-May 20, 1938 Monty Woolley plays an art dealer in 1870s Paris with a perfect and dangerous scheme to sabotage a cargo ship.

Forgotten Treasures (Sammy Lee; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-July 24, 1943 Features the Museum of Modern Art in New York saving film footage of the San Francisco earthquake, President McKinley, Edward VIII of England and other newsreel footage.

Forgotten Victory (Fred Zinnemann; narrator: John Nesbitt) sepiatone-11m-(Passing Parade)-December 9, 1939 Donald Douglas stars as the man responsible for the bread we eat.

Foundations Of Gold ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-Apr 29, 1929

Four Parts ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott & Eddie Dunn) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-March 17, 1934 Charlie is one of four identical brothers, which drives his girlfriend Bett Mack nuts. Also Stymie Beard from Our Gang series and Florence Roberts star.

The Four Star Border ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-April 27, 1935 Charley's gal Constance Bergen discovers her aunt wants to leave her an inheritance, but thinks she is dating her previous boyfriend. With Grace Goodall, T. Roy Barnes, Charles Lloyd, Hattie McDaniel, Wesley Girard, Jessie Arnold & others.



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Framing Youth ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-September 11, 1937 (filmed August) Alfalfa and Butch are competing in an amateur radio contest, and Butch tries to fix it. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Frances White Singing There Will Never Be A Sweeter Story Told (---) bw-6m-(Movietone Act)-© December 27, 1928 / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Free Eats ([Hal Roach Studio]- Raymond McCarey) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-February 13, 1932 (filmed November '31) Some of these Our Gangs are much too fun (and hardly "socially correct") to be just kids' films. Crooks Billy Gilbert & Paul Fix use tough talking midgets (Major Mite & Tiny Lawrence) to muscle in on a high society matron's (Lillian Elliott) sponsorship of kids' outing and steal the adult jewels. Yet Stymie is on to them. Spanky McFarland has his first (released to screen, but not filmed) role here. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Free Wheeling ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-October 1, 1932 (filmed July & September) One of the many mini-masterpieces of this series. Stymie takes Dickie Moore for a ride in his runaway car (pulled by a donkey at first) in order to "straighten" his stiff neck. Of course, Spanky and Jackie Lyn are along for the ride too. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Friend Indeed (Fred Zinnemann) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 1, 1938 (filmed ‘37) Story of a blind man and his dog.

From Liverpool To Stratford (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson, Virgil Miller & S.D. Onions) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 10, 1949 (filmed August ’45) Includes Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon as part of the UK tour / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

From Paris: Your Reporter Richard Crenna (Made In Paris) (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-January 1966

From Soup To Nuts ([Hal Roach Studio]- Edgar Kennedy) bw/silent-18m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-March 24, 1928 (filmed December '27-January) The boys cause havoc waiting on a wealthy couple Anita Garvin & Tiny Sandford.

From The Ends Of The Earth (---) bw-10m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-© August 25, 1939 ... come all kinds of products needed in movie production.

Frontier Romance (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; Elmer Clifton) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-May 13, 1929 With Allan Simpson as George Rogers Clark, with Nina Quartero, Arthur Clayton, Victor Youn & Ted Oliver

Frontier Romance (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; R. William Niell) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Eventsl)-July 29, 1929

Further Prophecies Of Nostradamus (David Miller; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-May 9, 1942 The prophecies of Nostradamus are applied to the events of World War II.

Fuzzy Knight And His Little Piano (---) bw-6m-(Movietone Act)-© October 13, 1928 / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Fuzzy Knight Offers "My Cincinnati Home" And "Buckwheat Cakes" (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© May 13, 1929

Fuzzy Knight, Star Of Ned Wayburn’s Gambols (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© April 8, 1929

La Gazza Ladra Overture (Johnny Green) color & CinemaScope-10m-(CinemaScope Special / Musical Gem)-September 16, 1954

Gems Of MGM (---) bw (originally Technicolor)-16m-(Colortone Revue)-December 21, 1929 Featuring Marion Harris, the Brox Sisters, Benny Rubin & the Belcher's Kiddie Ballet

The General (Nick Grindle) Technicolor (2-color)-2 reels-(Colortone Revue)-October 26, 1929 Featuring Benny Rubin, Myrtle McLaughlin & Pietro Gentile

Gentlemen Of Polish (Alfred J. Goulding) bw-20m-(MGM Musical Revue)-August 15, 1934 Shaw & Lee, the Mutt & Jeff-ish duo who became famousin some previous Vitaphone-Warner films appear in a pretty good Columbia comedy knock-off, as this pair escape the cops and crash a high society party. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Geography Lesson (Nick Grinde) bw (sepiatone?)-18m-(Colortone Revue)-March 30, 1931 Featuring Barbara Blair and stage headliner Herman Timberg, this musical short is set at a country estate.

George Bizet, Composer Of Carmen (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-37m-(MGM British Special)-January 1938 (UK) (filmed ’37)

George Dewey Washington In Song: Chloe & Just A Melody From Out Of The Sky (---) bw-5m-(Movietone Act)-© October 27, 1928 / The Broadway Melody *DVD*

George Dewey Washington In Song: King For A Day & Half Way To Heaven (---) bw-5m-(Movietone Act)-© December 10, 1928 / The Broadway Melody *DVD*

George Dewey Washington In Song: Lonely Vagabond (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© January 28, 1929

George Dewey Washington Singing "Just Be A Builder Of Dreams" (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© July 29, 1929 Film Daily review 9-1

George Dewey Washington, The Golden Voice Of The South (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© June 27, 1929

George Lyons, The Singing Harpist: Beloved (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 4, 1929

George Lyons, The Singing Harpist: Mother Of Mine (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© April 1, 1929

Georgetown, Pride Of Penang (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 15, 1941 (filmed early 1938) Highlight is the Snake Temple in this Malayan outpost. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Gettin' Glamour (Philip Anderson) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 2, 1946 (filmed ‘45) Troubles of the average woman and her makeup. A "case study" with two ladies (one more successful than the other): Sally (Jacquelne White) and Gussie (Gertrude Short).

Ghost Treasure (Will Jason; narrator: Carey Wilson) sepiatone-10m-(Miniature)-August 2, 1941 Re-enactment of scenes of Mexican Soldier Manuel Arguello first discovering that gold was to be found in Death Valley, California, in 1843. After his men die from a ghost-like adversary, the story skips to Pete Wilkins, a later prospector who died without telling where he found his gold ore in that area. Uncredited Henry Brandon plays Arguello and Roman Bohnen plays Wilkins.

The Giant Of Norway (The Man Who Couldn't Say No) (Edward Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-June 24, 1939 Mini-biopic of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) who later aided refugees. Starring Lumsden Hare and Hugh Sothern.

Gilding The Lily (David Miller) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 6, 1937 (filmed '36) The history of feminine makeup.

Girl Grief ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-October 8, 1932 (filmed June) Although terrified of girls, Charley must take a job teaching at a girls school (with Muriel Evans, Nora Cecil, Fanny Cossar & Ida Schumacher included). Sings "I Was Seeing Nellie Home".

Girl Shock ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-August 23, 1930 (filmed May) Charley goes into hysterics whenever his fiancée touches him. With Carmen Guerrero, Edgar Kennedy, Jerry Mandy, Elinor Vandivere & others.

A Girl's Best Years (Reginald Le Borg) bw-19m-(Special/Miniature Musical Comedy)-December 25, 1936 Playwright-songwriter Michael (John Warburton) wants to end his many suits with past women, while his valet suggests he hires a reporty Judy Nash (Mary Doran) to keep him trouble free. Yet romance still blossoms. With Barnett Parker & Maurice Cass / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & China Seas *DVD*

Give A Man A Job (---) bw-2m-(promotional)-1933 Made for National Recovery Administration with Jimmy Durante & Moe Howard

Give Till It Hurts (Felix Feist) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-September 18, 1937 Two scam artists pose as philanthropists for a medical clinic. With Janet Bleecher, Clay Clements & Howard C. Hickman / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Give Us This Earth! (Give Us The Earth) ([Fact Films]- Herbert Morgan & Gunther Von Fritsch) bw-21m-(Theater Of Life)-June 21, 1947 (Academy Award Nominee) Made with the International Committee/YMCA, a profile of Dr. Spencer Hatch's agricultural work with Mexican villages. / Sea Of Grass *DVD*

Glacier Park And Waterton Lakes (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 24, 1942 (filmed ’41) Montana and Canada in its Technicolor glory / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

The Glass Bottom Boat At Nassa (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-April 1966

Glimpses Of Argentina (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Keith Covey) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 1, 1951 A post-war tour with a Loew's theater seen in Buenos Aires. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Australia (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 15, 1939 (filmed ’38) Melbourne as well as Sydney / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 & 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Austria (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 19, 1938 (filmed June ’37) Mostly Vienna, ironically released just before Germany took over. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of California (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: John W. Boyle) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-October 26, 1946 (filmed April) Post-war Hollywood, including Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park. / Till The Clouds Roll By *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Erin (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© June 13, 1934 (filmed September 1931) Covers Dublin and the Irish countryside. FitzPatrick and his wife revisited in May 1934 (about the time of this release) to cover it in Technicolor.

Glimpses Of Florida (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-September 6, 1941 Surprisingly BoxOffice magazine lables this title as "poor", but this is a fun visit to Bok Tower, Silver Springs (lots of swimsuit bottoms on display) and Ross Allen milking the rattlers and romping with his alligator. Only the opening Miami scenes puts one to sleep temporarily. / Born To Dance/Lady Be Good *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Guatemala (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-February 9, 1946 (filmed '44) Features Livingstone, the Rio Dulce rain forests and Isla de Flores / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Java And Ceylon (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 6, 1937 (filmed March ’36) Ceylon (Sri Lanka) would be revisited a third time by FitzPatrick in 1951 to make up for a too short of a visit (previously done in black & white). / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Kentucky (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-April 12, 1941 (filmed '40) Includes the Cumberland River, Old Fort Harrod and My Old Kentucky Home State Parks... and plenty of race horse farms. Man O'War even makes a cameo. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Mexico (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-July 7, 1940 Highlights here are the Lake Chapala and the native cultures along the Rio Grande / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Morocco And Algiers (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Howard P. Nelson) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-August 4, 1951 (filmed February ’50) Algiers, Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakesh / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of New Brunswick (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 19, 1938 (filmed August ’37) Beginning with St. John in the Bay of Fundy / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of New Scotland (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-August 30, 1947 (filmed summer ’46) Actually Nova Scotia (Canada) / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Old England (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining & Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 8, 1949 (filmed August ’45) Cotswold Hills, Wye River, Tintern Abbey in Wales and Laycock Abbey in Wiltshire / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Ontario (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 5, 1942 (filmed ’41) Particular emphasis is on Toronto and Ottawa including the Parliament building. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Peru (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 4, 1937 The Andes shorts are among the most breathtaking in early color, rivaling the Japanese reels. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Washington State (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 18, 1939 (Seattle premiere) Filmed June 1939. National release was not until June 7, 1941 This tour covers Wenatchee River valley, Spokane, Olympia and Long Beach. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Glimpses Of Western Germany (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendinning) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 13, 1954 (filmed June ’52) Highlight: the Hamburg zoo. Also Munich and Heidelberg. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Global Quiz (---) Technicolor-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 14, 1955 (filmed ‘54) Geography lessons.

Glories Of Nikko (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-August 23, 1930 Japanese travelogue

Glove Taps ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-February 20, 1937 (filmed January) Butch, the new kid (actually not since Tommy Bond was in earlier shorts as a "good" kid, but was away from the series), battles Alfalfa at a match with Spanky coaching. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Goin' Fishin' (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-October 26, 1940 (filmed March) The Gang sleeps on a sidewalk to catch an early bus to take fishing. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Going Bye Bye! ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Rogers) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-June 23, 1934 (filmed May) A hood named Butch (Walter Long) threatens Stan & Ollie from exposing him and the two decide to leave town. They seek protection in an apartment with a lady (Mae Busch) who winds up as Butch's girlfriend. Highlight is the trunk gag. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Going Ga-Ga ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey) bw/silent-20m (fragments survive)-(Max Davidson)-January 5, 1929 (filmed August & October ’28) Max is the detective and Marion Byron & Anita Garvin discover a foundling is actually a stolen baby. Edgar Kennedy is, as usual, the cop.

Going To Blazes! ([Fact Films]- Herbert Morgan & Gunther Von Fritsch) bw-21m-(Theater Of Life)-April 24, 1948 (Academy Award Nominee) Covers fire-fighting and how average citizens can prevent fires starting. / Words And Music *DVD*

Going To Press (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-March 7, 1942 (filmed November-December '41) The gang has started up a newspaper, and one of their first orders of business is to find out who is the "boss" behind a new gang of tough kids. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) & Keeper Of The Flame *DVD*

Golden Fleece (Golden Fleeces) ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) tinted/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-May 19, 1928

Golden Hunch (narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-December 15, 1945 Stories of famous men with bright ideas.

Golf Mistakes (Felix Feist) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 12, 1937 Sports "How To" with Lawson Little, Horton Smith, Harry Cooper & Jimmy Thompson.

Good Bad Boys (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-September 7, 1940 (filmed April) Deciding that a life of crime suits them, the gang gets mixed up with a real burglar. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Good Job (story: William Saroyan) bw-11m-(Miniature)-October 10, 1942 Simple story of a shopkeeper who caters to his customers.

Goodbye Mr. Chips! Promotional (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-October 1969

Goodbye, Miss Turlock (Herbert Moulton, producer; Edward Kahn) bw-11m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-December 27, 1947 (Academy Award Winner) (One Reel) Narrator Nesbitt is nostalgic of the one room schoolhouse of his childhood and the teacher there (played by Nana Bryant). / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 2 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 2) *DVD*

Goofy Movies (Pete Smith) bw-8m-(MGM Oddity)-December 23, 1933 Mix of newsreel footage and a mock silent film "Minnie the Pretzel Twister" / Forbidden Hollywood Collection: Volume Three *DVD*

Goofy Movies #2 (Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-February 24, 1934 Wotaphony Newsreel has Columbus discovering America, followed by Super-Titanic Pictures: "The Perils of Arsenic Annie" / Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection *DVD*

Goofy Movies #3 (Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-March 24, 1934 Spoofs the FitzPatrick raveltalks in parts. Also Super-Stupid Picture's "The Heel of a Nation". / Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection *DVD*

Goofy Movies #4 (Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-May 5, 1934 After a "Wotaphny Newsreel", we get the silent film knock-off "Passions of Horse Pistol Pete" / Sadie Mckee *DVD*

Goofy Movies #5 (Pete Smith) bw10m-(MGM Oddity)-June 6, 1934 Vintage sports newsreel footage is comically narrated by Pete, along with "whataphony newsreel".

Goofy Movies #6 (Pete Smith) bw-6m-(MGM Oddity)-July 28, 1934 "Wotaphony Newsreel" celebrates National Safety Week (cue clips of car and train crashes). Main feature is "Mad Mike: Arch Fiend of the Universe".

Goofy Movies #7 (Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-September 18, 1934 Newsreel spoof and Super-Stupid Pictures entitled "The Downfall of Thaddeus G. Blotto, Esq"

Goofy Movies #8 (Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-October 6, 1934

Goofy Movies #9 (Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-November 3, 1934 Features "The Curse of an Aching Husband"

Goofy Movies #10 (Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-December 1, 1934 "Wotaphony Newsreel" with asorted attractions involving a bear and failed aircraft, then a melodrama of a ill fated woman.

The Grand Bounce (Jacques Tourneur) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 22, 1937 Harry (Del Henderson) writes a check to cover a gambling debt but discovers the banks are closed. J. Carrol Nash has a bit role as a thug. Also included are Barbara Bedford, Margaret Bert and John Kelly.

Grand Canyon, Pride Of Creation (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Charlie Boyle) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 27, 1943 But also Arizona's Painted Desert. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Grandpa Called It Art (Walter Hart; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-July 15, 1944 Profile on American art ranging from the questionable tastes of the past two centuries to the modern artists of today.

The Great American Mug (Cyril Endfield; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-October 6, 1945 A beautifully done look at the typical barbershop today and in the bygone days. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 2 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 2) *DVD*

Great American Pie Co. (Great American Pie Company) (Nick Grinde) bw-10m-(Miniature)-October 12, 1935 Charles 'Chic' Sale here, co-starring Spencer Charters and Mary Foy, this little comedy focuses on a pair of pie vendors trying to "merge".

A Great Day’s Coming (Robert Elwyn) bw-10m-(Miniature)-April 1, 1944 A wealthy lady adopts a child and is so moved by the sister playing "mother" that she takes her too.

Great Gobs ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-December 28, 1929 (filmed September-October) Charley is a sailor, along with Edgar Kennedy, creating havoc at a saloon. Also featured: Linda Loredo, Mildred Costello, William Cuiler & Max Davidson.

The Great Heart (David Miller & Morgan Cox; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-December 26, 1938 (Academy Award Nominee) This is a look at the true story of a Belgian priest who went to tend to lepers in Hawaii and contracted the disease himself. At least one feature has been made about Father Damien and it's a fascinating story. This short is good, if a bit melodramatic at times and the narration is sometimes a bit droning. (Robert Reynolds) Tom Neal stars.

The Great Meddler (Fred Zimmeman; narrator: Carey Wilson) sepia tone-1 reel-(Miniature)-December 2, 1940 The story of Henry Berg who made cruelty to animals and children in the U.S.A. a legal offence.

The Greatest Gift (Harold Daniels) bw-11m-(Miniature)-September 5, 1942 Starring Edmund Gwen & Hans Conried. A holiday themed shortie about a French monastery and a juggler residing with them

The Greener Hills (Sammy Lee; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-July 13, 1939 An MGM Miniature about an incurable optimist who is always giving up on his job or project to try something new, while his wife and kids humor him, thinking that some day he may make that million he always talks about. He takes over a peanut farm, but immediately starts off on a bee-hive project, leaving his wife and kids to run the peanut farm. (Les Adams)

The Greenie (H. Alexander; narrator: Carey Wilson) sepia-11m-(Miniature)-November 1, 1941 A Polish immigrant boy is introduced to base ball

Grid Rules (Edward Cahn) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 15, 1938 Shows how the game of football developed, and how its rules came to be.

Gritty Pups ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-March 1928

Groovie Movie (Will Jason) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 19, 1944 (filmed ‘43) Arthur Walch demonstrates the jitterbug.

Growing Pains ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/silent-2 reels-(Our Gang)-September 22, 1928 (filmed February-March) Maybe lost.

Guest Pests (Will Jason) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 20, 1945 An examination of the problem of the house guest who has overstayed is welcome, and how to get rid of him.

A Gun In His Hand (Joseph Losey) bw-19m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-September 15, 1945 (Academy Award Nominee) A police academy graduate tries to succeed with is know-how on "the other side" with criminals. With Anthony Caruso, Richard Gaines, Ray Teal, Tom Trout / Film Noir: Bringing Darkness Into Light & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Gus Edwards’ International Colortone Revue (Gus Edwards) Technicolor (2-color)-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929 Technicolor production featuring George Harris, Doris Walker and Armida

Gus Edwards’ Song Revue (---) Technicolor (2-clor)-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© January 21, 1929

Gus Van And Joe Schenck (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 24, 1930

Gus Van And Joe Schenck, Pennant Winning Battery Of Songland: Broadway’s Not A Bad Place After All (---) bw-6m-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929 / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Gus Van And Joe Schenck, Pennant Winning Battery Of Songland: Chinese Firecrackers (---) bw-6m-(Movietone Act)-© December 18, 1928 / Broadway Melody & Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Gus Van And Joe Schenck: Is She My Girl Friend/What’s Gonna Be Next (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© September 28, 1928

Gymnastics (Charles Trego) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-October 26, 1935 A demonstration by Olympic veterans.

Gymnastics Rhythm (Pete Smith) Technicolor-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 24, 1952 (filmed '51) The sofia girls of Sweden perform in color.

Gypsy Night (Josef Berne & Harold Hecht) Technicolor-20m-(Colortone Musical/Musical Revue)-April 17, 1935 Resembling a Disney Silly Symphony in live-action... with candy-color to match (if a bit stagey). Dolls "humanize" in a dream sequence for two boys who steal them from a puppet wagon. Cast includes Mary Jo Mathews, Joseph Mario, Ilia Khmara & Perry Askam. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*



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H.M.S. County Sails Again! (Mutiny On The Bounty) (---) color-8m-(feature film promotional)-October 1962

Habeas Corpus ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott & Leo McCarey) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-December 1, 1928 (filmed July) Loony scientist (Richard Carle) hires Laurel and Hardy to raid the cemetery to keep him supplied with dead bodies for his experiments. Charley Rogers also appears here.

Haiti, Land Of Dark Majesty (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-July 5, 1941 (filmed October 1938) A popular destination throughout the thirties (such as Van Beuren/RKO's FALLEN EMPIRE) because of the ruins and curious story of Henri Christophe. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Handlebars (Jules White; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-August 26, 1933 A humorous history of the bicycle since 1819. Bess Flowers and Bill Elliott have uncredited roles along with some Nelson Eddy singing on the soundtrack.

The Happiest Man On Earth (David Miller) bw-11m-(Miniature)-December 28, 1940 Mini-drama about an oil rig man. Starring Paul Kelly & Victor Kilian

Happily Buried (Felix E. Feist ) bw-21m-(Special)-April 14, 1939 The president (Rita Oehmen) of Magic Circle Waffle Iron Company and her rival (John Hubbard) of Four Square Waffle Iron decide to "merge". Then comes a battle between square versus round waffles, prompting the love-birds to end their merge... and possible marriage... until a Hindu yogi (Benny Rubin), comes to their aid. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle *DVD*

A Happy Omen ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-July 14, 1928

Happy Warriors (Jules White; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-October 21, 1933 An unusual Indian ball-game is profiled.

Harnessed Rhythm (Jacques Tourneur) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-June 6, 1936 This Sports Parade series entry follows the life of Dixie Dan, a harness race horse, from birth through age three.

Harry Langdon Promotional ([Hal Roach Studio]) bw-1 reel-(promotional)-June 1929

Hasty Marriage ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gil Pratt) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-December 19, 1931 (filmed September) Charley can’t work for the trolley unless he’s married, so off he woos Gay Seabrook. Only her parents (James Finlayson & Lillian Elliott) favor Eddie Dunn "Jenkins".

Hats Off ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-November 5, 1927 (filmed July-August) Handymen deliver James Finlayson's cumbersome washing machine for Anita Garvin up stairs in a precursor to THE MUSIC BOX.

Have You Ever Wondered? (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 13, 1947 Are women drivers worse than men? How much money does the average gumball machine collect in a month?

The Head Guy ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol) bw-22m-(Harry Langdon)-January 11, 1930 (filmed October ‘29) Harry is station master dealing with chorus girls (Thelma Todd included). Judith Barrett &.Edgar Kennedy also star.

The Heart Of General Robert E. Lee (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; R. William Niell) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-September 22, 1928 J. Barney Sherry has the lead role. Additional cast in his Civil War "moment" are Will Walling as Major Colfax Clay, Richard Walling, Marjorie Daw & George Berliner

Heart To Heart (Fact Film- Herbert Morgan & Gunther Von Fritsch) bw-21m-(Theater Of Life)-December 25, 1948 (Academy Award Nominee) How to avoid heart disease.

Hearts Are Thumps ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-April 3, 1937 (filmed February) Valentine Day... and the He-Man Woman Hater's Club is in jeopardy when Alfalfa falls under the spell of Darla. Classic Alfalfa's soapy sequence stands out. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Heavenly Bodies ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-1927

Heavenly Music (Jerry Bresler & Sam Coslow, producers; Josef Berne) bw-22m-(Special)-May 1, 1943 (Academy Award Winner) (Two Reels) Frederick Brady plays bandleader Ted Barry trying to prove to the classical bigwigs in heaven that his music is equally worthy. Eric Bore is another prominant star featured up in heaven. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & Presenting Lily Mars *DVD*

Heebee Jeebees ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/silent-2 reels-(Our Gang)-November 19, 1927 (filmed August-September) Lost Our Gang short

Hello Pop! (Jack Cummings) Technicolor (2-color)-17m-(Colortone Revue [Three Stooges])-September 13, 1933 / Early Three Stooges with “putting on a show” scenes lifted from IT’S A GREAT LIFE / Classic Shorts Of The Dream Factory Vol 3: Three Stooges (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Help Wanted (Fred Zinnemann) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-June 10, 1939 Criminals trap innocent people seeking work into giving kickbacks. With Tom Neal, Jo Ann Sayers, Arthur Hohl, Truman Bradley, Clem Bevans, Edward Pawley, Eddy Chandler, Leon Ames & others. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Helping Grandma ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-January 3, 1931 (filmed July-August '30) Grandma (Margaret Mann) runs a grocery store that Mr. Pennybaker (Oscar Apfel) wants her to give him, despite two store officials (William Gillespie & Dell Henderson) being willing to buy off of her at a profit. The phone call between Wheezer and the officials is a highlight, as is Stymie doing the "smell & taste" test with the produce. Jackie Cooper, Chubby (Norman Chaney) and Dorothy DeBorba have prime roles but much of the film's pace slows down too much later as Pennybaker's efforts to get her to sign away her store is thwarted by every kiddie interruption. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Helping Hands (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-September 27, 1941 (filmed July-August) The Gang organize a scrap drive. War is on the horizon, folks. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Helpmates ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-January 23, 1932 (filmed October '31) After a big party, Mrs. Hardy (Blanche Payson) expects the boys to clean the kitchen. Big mistake. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Here At Home (Walter Hart) bw-10m-(Miniature)-May 22, 1943 Should parents continue having children during a time of war? Good question. We have a favorable response as we see a typical couple cope with blackouts and other restrictions.

Heroes At Leisure (Charles Trego) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 1, 1939 (filmed ‘38) Shows what lifeguards do in the off-season.

Hi, Neighbor ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-17m-(Our Gang)-March 3, 1934 (filmed January) The gang decides to build their own fire engine to compete with Jerry Tucker the rich kid. Scotty Beckett and Jackie Lynn Taylor debut with the established Wally Albright (veteran since CHOO-CHOO), Stymie, Tommy Bond & Spanky. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Hidden Death Traps (Death Traps) ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-December 11, 1926 (Motion Picture News review), reissued October 27, 1927

The Hidden Master (Sammy Lee; narrator: John Nesbitt) sepiatone-10m-(Passing Parade)-April 20, 1940 Here we see different kinds of “luck” through history, including figures like Robert Clive of India (played by Peter Cushing) and Dr. William Roentgen (Emmet Vogan). Louis Jean Heydt, Dorothy Granger and Richard Nichols play the Jones family.

Hide And Shriek ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-June 18, 1938 (filmed May) Detective Alfalfa and his assistants Buckwheat and Porky try to solve a missing-candy case but find themselves in an amusement park haunted house. / The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

High C's ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-25m-(Charley Chase)-December 27, 1930 (filmed September) Charley sings barborshop ballads in the WWI trenches. With Thelma Todd, Carlton Griffin, Harry Schulz, Oscar Smith and Lucien Prival.

High Gear ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Stevens) bw-25m-(The Boy Friends)-February 28, 1931 (filmed November '30) Featuring Mickey Daniels, David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman. The gang is out for a drive on a Sunday afternoon. When it starts to rain, they take shelter in an abandoned building. Unbeknownst to them, it is actually a gangster's hideout.

Hill-Tillies ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(Patsy Kelly & Lyda Roberti)-April 24, 1936 The girls camp out in the woods for a publicity stunt. With Toby Wing, Harry Bowen, Jim Thorpe & Samuel Adams

His Silent Racket ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charley Chase) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-April 29, 1933 James Finlayson manages to con Charley into becoming his partner in a failing dry cleaning shop that has been targeted by gangsters running a protection racket. With Muriel Evans, Anita Garvin, Charlie Hall, Leo Willis, James C. Morton & others.

Historic Maryland (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 26, 1941 (filmed June) Both Annapolis and Baltimore, with FitzPatrick's love of music composers added in a visit where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the "The Star Spangled Banner". / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Historic Mexico City (James A. FitzPatrick & Louis Lewyn; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 7, 1935 / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Historical Oddities (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 28, 1955 (filmed ‘54) A close look at historic legends; much footage lifted from John Nesbitt’s "Passing Parade" shorts.

Hit And Run Driver (Edward Cahn) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-December 28, 1935 A man (Morgan Wallis) runs over a young couple on a deserted road, then leaves the scene and tries to cover up the incident. Carl Stockdale & Jonathan Hale also appear here. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Hoaxters (Herman Hoffman) bw-36m-(Special)-December 5, 1952 Docu-short comparing propaganda methods of the USSR with WWII Axis powers, but also with a sly "dig" at McCarthy who was trouble-trouble to Hollywood at this time. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 2 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 2) *DVD*

Hobbies (George Labrousse) bw-11m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-September 20, 1941 Model railroads, ships in bottles and other hobbies are examined.

Hog Wild ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrot) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-May 31, 1930 (filmed March-April) One of the classics of the period that successflly matched sound with the great Sennett & Roach style of pantomime comedy. They attempt to put a radio antenna on the roof, but destroy the chimney and wind up in a runaway car with Ollie atop a ladder. Fay Holderness plays Mrs. Hardy briefly. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Holiday Greetings 1941 (---) bw-2m-(holiday trailer)-December 1941 Featuring Lewis Stone

Holland In Tulip Time (James A. FitzPatrick & Ruth Fitzpatrick; camera: Ray Fernstrom) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-September 18, 1934 MGM’s first 3-color Technicolor short (shot May of 1934) and one can only imagine lumbering the bulky cameras through Netherlands. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Hollywood Daredevils (Louis Lewyn) bw-1 reel-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 20, 1943 (filmed ‘42) Above average look at stunts for movies. / The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection (& TCM Greatest Classic Legends) *DVD*

Hollywood Extra! (Felix E. Feist; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-April 4, 1936 Follows an actress (Jane Barnes) trying to make it a.k.a. A STAR IS BORN.

Hollywood Goes To Town (Herman Hoffman) bw-9m-(feature film promotional)-July 1938 Promotional for MARIE ANTOINETTE / Marie Antoinette *DVD*

Hollywood Handicap (Louis Lewyn, producer; Buster Keaton) bw-10m-(Miniature)-May 28, 1938 The "Original Sing Band" raise funds in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita. / The Jazz Singer *DVD*

Hollywood Hobbies (Louis Lewyn, producer; George Sidney) bw-10m-(Miniature)-May 3, 1939 Two tourists see Reginald Denny's toy airplanes, Clark Gable, Robert Young, Allan Jones & Irene Hervey / Boomtown *DVD*

Hollywood Party (Louis Lewyn, producer; Roy Rowland) Technicolor-19m-(Galaxy Of Stars/Musical Revue)-April 3, 1937 The hosts are Elissa Landi and Charlie Chase, bu the fun is seeing all of the stars observing or partaking in this pointless party: Joan Bennett, Clark Gable, Joe E. Brown, Anna May Wong hawking the fashions, an uncredited group singing "Chinatown My Chinatown", along with some hula dancing. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & The Good Earth *DVD*

Hollywood Premiere (---) Technicolor (2-color)-2 reels-(Colortone Revue)-February 6, 1934

Hollywood Scout (Phil Anderson & Joe Ansen) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 14, 1945 (filmed ‘44) One of Pete Smith assistants (Celia Travers) auditions animal acts for his short subjects... including a bear with a mind of its own. / The Clock *DVD*

Hollywood- The Second Step (Felix Feist; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-June 6, 1936 Typical actress (Jane Barnes) goes through the ropes as an actress at MGM in this behind-the-scenes instruction. Highlight includes glimpses of the filming of TARZAN ESCAPES. / Born To Dance/Lady Be Good *DVD*

Hollywood: Style Center Of The World (Oliver Garver) bw-11m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-© April 23, 1940 Demonstrates how a designer dress worn by Joan Crawford can be copied in the store front for the average woman. Much focus on Adrian at MGM.

The Holy Terror ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/silent-2 reels-(Our Gang)-March 9, 1929 (filmed November '28) lost film

Home Early (Roy Rowland) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-May 27, 1939 Tired businessman "Joe McDoakes" goes home early to surprise his family and is treated with suspicion, mostly by his wife's bridge club. Ruth Lee appears in the 1939 titles as Mrs. McDoakes / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Home Maid (Will Jason) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 19, 1944 (filmed ‘43) Polly Patterson demonstrates household chores.

Home Movies (Basil Wrangell) bw-8m-(Robert Benchley)-February 17, 1940 Blunderer Robert Benchley is going to show some house guests the film he and his wife took on a vacation trip. He sets up the projector and the reel begins...and nothing good happens for Benchley from this point. (With Hobart Cavanaugh & Marie Blake) / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Home Sweet Home, The World Over (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Bert Dawley) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© September 26, 1932

Hong Kong: The Hub Of The Orient (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-May 1, 1937 Filmed spring of ’36. This town has changed a LOT this past century although it hadn't changed that much since he visited in April 1930 to cover it in black and white. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Honk ey Donkey ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-16m-(Our Gang)-June 2, 1934 (filmed April) Little rich kid Wally Albright wants to be with the gang (Stymie, Spanky, Scotty & Co.) and their donkey Algebra... and finally manages to get them to visit the mansion much to chaffeur Don Barclay's disgust. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Honolulu: The Paradise Of The Pacific (James A. FitzPatrick & Ruth FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 2, 1935 Includes Pearl Harbor / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Hook And Ladder ([Hal Roach Studio]-Robert McGowan) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-August 27, 1932 (filmed May) To help the fire-fighting of their town, the gang starts their own fire station with an old barn. Lots of little running gags involving Dickie Moore (an outstanding debut role) and Spanky throughout. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Hoosegow ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrot) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-November 16, 1929 (filmed August-September) The boys ae stucj as a roadside prison gang with constant trouble with James Finlayson as the Governor. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

The Horse With The Human Mind (Harry Loud) bw-8m-(Miniature)-October 24, 1946 A visit with a leading Hollywood horse star.

Hot Dog (Zion Myers & Jules White) bw-15m-(Dogville All-Barkie)-July 1929 Marital infidelities among pooches.

Hot Money ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-November 16, 1935 A thief (Brooks Benedict) dumps his loot ($50,000 being a lot in those days) in the girls’ apartment. James Burke & Fred Kelsey are cops and Louis Natheaux is Trigger Louie hot on his tail.

Hot On Ice (Willard VanderVeer) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 22, 1938 How the game of ice hockey is played, demonstrated by the hockey team at Loyola University.

Hot Spot ([Hal Roach Studio]- Del Lord) bw-18m-(Taxi Boys)-October 22, 1932 (filmed September) Similiar to an earlier Charley Chase comedy, a half naked lady left in the cab (Muriel Evans) cases complications with the boys regarding her husband (Harry Woods)

Hotter Than Hot ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis R. Foster) bw-20m-(Harry Langdon)-August 17, 1929 (filmed June) Harry is trapped with a blonde Thelma Todd in a burning building. Also here: Edgar Kennedy, Eddie Dunn, Edith Kramer & Frank Austin.

An Hour For Lunch (Roy Rowland) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-March 18, 1939 Benchley shows how to budget one's time during lunch hour to get things done efficiently. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How Come? (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 19, 1949 Explores why people tend to be careless when it's much easier not to be.

How To Be A Detective (Felix Feist) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-October 17, 1936 Benchley's lecture on detective work includes topics such as: types of criminals to be detected; getting a confession; and escorting a criminal to prison. Guess who ends up behind bars. (David Glagovsky) With Arthur Hoyt, Dewey Robinson and Harry Semels in support. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) & After The Thin Man *DVD*

How To Behave (Arthur Ripley) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-April 25, 1936 Two workers in a manhole call etiquette columnist Benchley for advice. Benchley demonstrates various forms of etiquette, all of which don't pan out as planned in hardly "polite" company. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Eat (Roy Rowland) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-June 10, 1939 Benchley lectures on digestion, then causes havoc in the kitchen with his snacking between meals. Ruth Lee plays his wife. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Figure Income Tax (Roy Rowland) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-March 19, 1938 Self explanatory lecture with Benchley using the “pie system” / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Hold Your Husband Back (John Hines) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 13, 1941 (filmed August) Director Johnny Hines and Vince Barnett play two of the case studies here: subject to an clingy newlywed … and a poker-partaking wifie and a pacifist getting him out of the draft. Buddy Adler co-wrote. / The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection (& TCM Greatest Classic Legends) *DVD*

How To Raise A Baby (Roy Rowland) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-July 2, 1938 A humorous look at parenting... and enjoying the food the baby won't touch. (Supporting our star: Ricardo Cezon, Paul Clark, Robbie & Rolly Jones) / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Read (Roy Rowland) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-August 27, 1938 How to avoid eye strain while reading... and make yourself ver uncomfortable. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Sleep (Jack Chertock, producer; Nick Grinde) bw-10m34s-(Robert Benchley)-September 14, 1935 (Academy Award Winner) (Comedy) A humorous look at the problems Mr. Common Man trying to sleep. This was the first of MGM’s Robert Benchley comedies and one of the best of the bunch. The midnight snacking scenes would be spoofed in many TV commercials and sitcoms to come. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) & A Night At The Opera *DVD*

How To Start The Day (Roy Rowland) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-September 11, 1937 Benchley tries his best to demonstrate the routine one should follow to start the day right. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Sub-Let (Roy Rowland) bw-7m-(Robert Benchley)-January 28, 1939 (filmed ‘38) Benchley is encouraged by the wife (Marie Blake) to show off the apartment to prospective sub-letters while she is gone. He does... in his Sunday bathrobe. Of course, the prospective tenants (Hobart Cavanaugh & Esther Dale) are a similar husband vs. wife argumentative duo... and she is the all too curious one investigating all of the wrong spots. Lots of good laughs in this one. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Train A Dog (Arthur Ripley) bw-8m-(Robert Benchley)-July 1, 1936 The title says it all. Both a great dane and terrier puppies co-star. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Vote (Felix Feist) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-September 5, 1936 A candidate has laryngitis, so his assistant must make a speech in his place. Both the speaker and his audience are soon befuddled. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

How To Watch Football (Roy Rowland) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-October 8, 1938 Humorist Robert Benchley illustrates the fine points of attending an American football game... and struggling on the bleechers. (Also appearing: Joyce Compton, John Butler, Eddie Acuff & Diane Cook) / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Hurdy Gurdy ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey) bw-20m-(Max Davidson)-June 5, 1929 (filmed April) Max is Papa Ginsberg in Roach's first talkie (incomplete status) with a typical urban assortment of situation comedies with Oscar Apfel, cop Edgar Kennedy, Thelma Todd as the apartment lady always seeking ice and others speaking in plenty of period ethnic voices.

Hurling (David Miller) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 14, 1936 A short film showing the Irish contact sport known as hurling, which is similar to, but much rougher than, American football.



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I Love Children, But! (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 27, 1952 Problems of being a daddy... one case study involves one taking sonny boy to a guys-night-card game and he morphs into Dennis the Menace. Another wants to regain his lost youth in the kids' treehouse.

I Love My Husband, But! (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-1 reel-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 7, 1946 (filmed August) Funnyman Dave O’Brien becomes the all out slob that harassed woman no longer working at Lockheed and stuck as “house wife” must contend with. Dorothy Short and Veda Ann Borg play two ladies here; Dorothy played Dave’s wife in many of these as well as in real life (until the series ended and they divorced… for real). / Without Reservation *DVD*

I Love My Mother-In-Law, But! (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 7, 1948 (filmed ‘47) The husband has the usual mother-in-law problems (assuming many men have such problems).

I Love My Wife, But... (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 5, 1947 (filmed '46) Sequel of I LOVE MY HUSBAND, BUT! with Dorothy Short eventually driving the car through the garage, a scene similar to Jack Kinney’s Disney cartoon FATHER’S DAY OFF (i.e. the Goofy cartoons of the early fifties imitated the Pete Smithies quite a bit).

Ice Aces (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 6, 1948 Profile of the Ice Capades.

Ice Antics (David Miller) bw-9m-(Miniature)-February 11, 1939 Skating musical with Mae Ross, Pat Merifield, Phyllis Thompson & others

Iceland- Land Of The Vikings (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Frank Goodliffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© January 3, 1933 (filmed July ’32) Includes Rejkjavik and the boiling springs

If I Forget You (---) bw-3m-(promotional)-May 1940 Judy Garland sings a salute to Will Rogers.

I'll Be Suing You ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-June 23, 1934 Patsy fakes a leg injury to get insurance. With Eddie Foy Jr., Douglas Wakefield, Billy Nelson, Benny Baker & others.

I'll Take Vanilla ([Hal Roach Studio]- Eddie Dunn) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-May 5, 1934 Ice-cream vendor Charley struggles with pretty gal Betty Mack and her little brat side-kick (Tommy Bond from "Our Gang").

Imagine My Embarrassment ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates & Leo McCarey) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-September 1,1928 (filmed May) With Vivien Oakland, Edgar Kennedy, Anita Garvin, Gene Morgan & January LaVerne.

The Immortal Blacksmith (Sammy Lee; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-May 20, 1944 The story of Tom Davenport, a pioneer of the motor car. Starring Chill Wills, Pamela Blake and Hobart Cavanaugh.

Imperial Delhi (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-February 18, 1939 (filmed February '38) Particular interest: shopping at Chandni Chowk / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Important Business (Will Jason) bw-11m-(Robert Benchley)-April 29, 1944 Robert takes a train ride to Washington, DC, on "important business." (With Ruth Lee & Connie Gilchrist) / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Important News (Edwin Lawrence) bw-10m-(Miniature)-February 29, 1936 Featuring Charles 'Chic' Sale & Jimmy Stewart (emerging as a feature star). A small town editor struggles over which stories to print.

In Case You’re Curious: Have You Ever Wondered? No. 4 (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 17, 1951 Includes stuff you didn't know about baseball, beveridges and broken glass as suggested by readers of Pageant Magazine.

In Old Amsterdam (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson ) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 12, 1949 This Traveltalks entry looks at the sights, sounds, people, and art masterpieces in the capital of the Netherlands. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

In The Land Of Diamonds (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 25, 1952 South Africa, including a Liger (half lion, half tiger). One of the best reels of the period, showcasing both talented dogs in action and precious gems. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

In the Valley Of The Rhine (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 28, 1953 (filmed June ’52) Tour of Cologne, Bonn (birthplace of Beethoven), Koblenz (winery), castles and the rock of the Lorelei. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

In Walked Charley ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-April 23, 1932 (filmed December '31) Chuck is a travel agent here… and traveling to a wealthy estate to sell a Bermuda package. Julie Bishop is the pretty love interest with Gertrude Astor and looney tune Dell Anderson (dressing in drag) as her annoying parents. Billy Gilbert is Dell’s doctor.

Inca Gold (Will Jason; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-April 24, 1943 With Chief Thundercloud as Atahualpa and Marie Windsor as an Inca princess in this recreation from the past

The Incredible Stranger (Jacques Tourneur; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-June 20, 1942 In 1893 Bridgewood, an odd stranger (Paul Guilfoyle) builds a home for his wife.... who is never seen.

India On Parade (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-February 6, 1937 (filmed March ’36) First scenic Agra, the the army of the Maharajah of Baroda with elephants and monkeys included, then the Taj Mahal / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

The Infernal Triangle ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-20m-(All-Star [Phyllis Barry, John Warburton & John Williamson])-August 16-17, 1935

Inflation (Zion Meyers; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-11m-(Special)-June 15, 1933 An attempt to explain the economic cycle of inflation and unemployment.

Inflation (Cy Endfield) bw-17m-(War Activities Committee)-June 26, 1943 (BoxOffice review) Humorous propaganda with Edward Arnold playing the Devil on speed-dial with Mister Hitler, Germany might win the war on account of an average Smith family buying lots of goodies with their wartime income and causing inflation. (Rising star Esther Williams is one of the family members.) A radio address by President FDR helps fix the problem.

The Inside Passage (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-October 4, 1941 (probably filmed '39) From Seattle to Alaska tour with Cordova salmon fishing and totem pole carving included. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Into Morocco (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-December 6, 1930

Ireland, The Melody Isle (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Frank Goodliffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 20, 1931 (Film Daily review) Filmed September 1931. Includes Killarney Castle & the River Shannon. Frank Munn croons on the soundtrack.

Ireland: The Emerald Isle (James A. FitzPatrick & Ruth Fitzpatrick) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-December 11, 1934 Includes Hope Castle in Castleblayney and Galway. This rivals Robert C. Bruce’s IRISH MELODY (released one month later by Audio Cinema and First Division) as the first full rainbow record of the country. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Irving Aaronson And His Commanders (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 10, 1930

Is Everybody Happy? ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-September 29,1928 (filmed June) With Edgar Kennedy, Dell Henderson & Ruby Blaine

It Can't Be Done (narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-January 10, 1948 (filmed ‘47) The Washington Hall of Fame showcases famous figures who made history despite impossible odds. Includes footage from earlier shorts such as THAT MOTHERS MIGHT LIVE.

It Could Happen To You (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 28, 1952 Foibles in modern life are examined, including the typical obnoxious guest.

It Happened One Day ([Hal Roach Studio]- Eddie Dunn) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-July 7, 1934 Charley annoys a stranger who becomes his boss. Song: "This Salesman So Gay". With Osca Apfel, Betty Mack, Charlie Hall, James C. Morton & others.

It Looks Like Rain (Paul Burnford) bw-10m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-March 3, 1945 (filmed '44) A survey of the tools and methods used to forecast the weather. The importance of correct forcasts to farmers is emphasized.

It May Happen To You (Harold Bucquet) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-June 5, 1937 Exposé on stolen or rotton meat on the market. Features J. Carrol Naish / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

It Would Serve 'Em Right (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 12, 1953 Chris Crusty (Dave O'Brien) has neighbor issues.

It’s A Dog’s Life (Robert Wilmot) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 22, 1942 A dog’s life depends on his master.

It’s In The Stars (David Miller) bw-20m-(Special)-July 30, 1938 An astronomer (Brandon Tynan) helps the students at Stanwood College break their own ban against wooing. Johnny Downs and Eleanor Lynn are leads. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Italy, Land Of Inspiration (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-1 reel-(Traveltalk)-© March 21, 1934 (F- ’33)

Italy's In Season (The Venetian Affair) (Thomas Craven) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-January 1967

Jack Pot (Roy Rowland) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-March 9, 1940 How slot machines sometimes feed crime. With Tom Neal, Ann Moriss, Edwin Maxwell & Jean Rouverol / Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Jackie Cooper's Birthday Party (Charles Reisner) bw-1 reel-(Special)-October 1931 Another all-star counterpart to the more widely seen THE CHRISTMAS PARTY but not registered for copyright

Jailbirds Of Paradise (Al Boasberg) bw-18m-(MGM Musical Revue)-March 10, 1934 Featuing Dorothy Appleby, Curly Howard & Shirley Ross

Jaipur- The Pink City (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 29, 1938 (filmed February) Some of the best India scenery pre-war is here. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Jan Garber, Dynamic Exponent Of Syncopation (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© January 14, 1929

Jan Garber’s Orchestra Playing Washington & Lee Swings (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 9, 1929

Japan In Cherry Blossom Time (Cherry Blossom Time In Japan) (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 21, 1936 Filmed in April and May of 1935. (FitzPatrick previously covered Japan in black & white five years earlier.) Early color films hit Japan at this time of year starting right after the first world war (either stenciled "colored" like the Pathé Review or with a full color PrizmaColor process for PICTURESQUE JAPAN in 1919), but FitzPatrick's Wilfred Cline really showcases the 3-color system. / China Seas *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Jasper National Park (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Howard P. Nelson) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 19, 1952 (filmed '51) / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Java Journey (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 18, 1939 (filmed spring '38) Jack Shilkret’s 30s music scores on the Traveltalks are livelier than the post-war organ stuff. We are “south of China and north of Australia” here (per our easy chair guru) and the most densely populated island in the world (for that time). The Dutch colonial influence is emphasized here... and some nice botanical gardens footage. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Jewels Of Venus ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-September 10, 1927 Covers jellyfish and other undersea life. Previewed in 1926.

Jimmie Fidler's Personality Parade (Ralph Staub) bw-20m-(Special)-January 26, 1938 (filmed ’37) A memorium of passing stars culminating with Jean Harlow

Jimmy Hayes On Easy Street (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© August 12, 1929

Joaquin Murrieta (Fred M. Wilcox & Douglas Foster; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Historical Mystery)-© June 14, 1938 Covers the infamous bandit of 19thcentury California who may or may not have died in a shoot-out. Shepperd Strudnick stars.

Joe Schenck And Gus Van, Pennant Winning Battery Of Songland (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 10, 1930

Johannesburg, City Of Gold (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-May 16, 1953 (filmed February ‘52) Finishing the South Africa tour / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Johnny Marvin In Songs: Old Man Sunshine/Heartbroken And Lonely (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© November 2, 1928

Johnny Marvin In Songs: You Lied And I Cried/Think Of Me Thinking Of You (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© October 15, 1928

Joseph Regan, Irish American Tenor (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© October 13, 1928

Joseph Regan, Song "I Wonder" (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© November 3, 1928

Journey To Yesterday (Harold Daniels; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-July 17, 1943 With Edwin Stanley playing Dr. William Craford Gorgas and Horace B. Carpenter as Dr. Carlos J. Finlay discovering the cause of yellow fever and combatting the mosquito

Joy Scouts (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-June 24, 1939 (filmed April) The Boys Scouts are too "old" for the gang members, who practice their own questionable safety tactics camping. Mickey Gubitosi (future Robert Blake) joins the cast in this one. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

El Jugador De Golf ([Hal Roach Studio]- Edgar Kennedy) bw-39m-(Charley Chase [Spanish])-June 1930

Jungle Juveniles (John Haeseler) bw-1 reel-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 21, 1937 Adventures of kids and chimps. Features Peter Behn.

Jungle Juveniles #2 (John Haeseler) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 29, 1938 (filmed ‘37) More kids, chimps, along with elephants.

A Jungle Orphan ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-March 11, 1929

A Jungle Round-Up ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-October 9, 1926 (Motion Picture News review) South American cowboys round up crocodiles. Also shots of Amazon sloths and large snakes. Reissued January 28, 1928.

Jungle Safari (---) Technicolor-10m-(feature film promotional)-September 1950 Promotes KING SOLOMON'S MINES

Just One More Time (That's Entertainment!) (Michael Shapiro) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-April 1974

Just Suppose (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 17, 1948 Make believe set-ups: husband greeting wife like a film noir pulp story, men being fusy about hats like ladies, parents switching with children in roles, etc.

Just What I Needed (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 16, 1955 (filmed ‘54) All about unwanted gifts… and the struggles with a chest that won't open and a runaway motocycle.

Keep 'Em Sailing (Basil Wrangell) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-November 28, 1942 An FBI agent goes undercover to investigate the sabotage of American cargo ships. With Jim Davis, Ian Keith, Byron Foulger, Lou Smith & Ian Wolfe / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Keep It Clean (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-1 reel-(Pete Smith Specialty)-1952 (unreleased)

Keep Young (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 5, 1955 (filmed ‘54) Problems of keeping fit.

The Keller Sisters And Lynch (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© April 3, 1930

The Kickoff! ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Stevens) bw-21m-(The Boyfriends)-December 5, 1931 Featuring Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Gertrude Messinger, Grady Sutton, David Rollins & Harry Bernard. Gangsters kidnap the team's football coach in order to throw the game; Grady and Mickey try to win the game.

The Kid From Borneo ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-April 15, 1933 (filmed February) Perhaps the funniest (or among the funniest) of ALL Our Gang shorts despite being an "absolutely NO way!" on TV syndication by the 1970s. John Lester Johnson plays the "Wild Man of Borneo" and all of the post-King Kong "jungle native" stereotypes to the hilt... with a zany taste for candy "Yum yum, eat 'em up" and everything else found in Spanky's ice-box. He is mistaken by Dickie Moore, Dorothy, and Spanky for their Uncle George when they go to a fairground to meet the real uncle. When Stymie asks about the obvious... um... skin tone difference (plus his "sissy" earings), Dickie repeats what mom told him: that "George" is simply the "black sheep" of the family! When our bumbling cannibal (who isn't really) chases them home, pint-sized Spanky delivers one of the greatest lines about mom saying he is too "spoiled" to be eaten "yum yum". / The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

Kid In Upper 4 (Paul Burnford) bw-10m-(Miniature)-December 25, 1943

Kiddie Cure (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-November 23, 1940 (filmed May) 'Old Man' Morton (Thurston Hall) rustles up the Gang to persuade his wife (Josephine Whittel) NOT to adopt any kids. Froggy now rivals Spanky as the top star of the series. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Kiddie Revue (Gus Edward’s Kiddie Revue) (Robert E. Hopkins) sepia (initially Technicolor)-15m-(Colortone Revue)-March 15, 1930 An assortment of juvenile talent put on a musical show in sepia-toned black and white, the highlinght being the “Poop-a-Doop” foursome. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Killer Killed ([UFA]) bw-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-September 1928 Not officially released by MGM, but included here anyway since it is part of the “Oddity” series. Profles an Indian cobra losing out to a mongoose.

Killer-Dog (Jacques Tourneur) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 29, 1936 A police dog is brought to trial for shee muder. With Ralph Byrd, Sally Martin, Babs Nelson and Betty Ross Clarke.

King Of The Duplicators: William Tuttle (narrator: Wayne Thomas) Technicolor-12m-(feature film promotional)-December 1968

The King Without A Crown (Jacques Tourneur; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Historical Mystery)-November 1, 1937 What happened to heir-to-the-throne Louis XVII? This short suggests he might have lived his life in Wisconsin as a missionary. Mark Twain fans remember a reference to him in Huck Finn. Non speaking parts with Scotty Beckett, John Burton and Doris Lloyd.

The King ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-20m-(Harry Langdon)-June 14, 1930 (filmed February) Harry is a henpecked king with Thelma Todd & Dorothy Grainger.

The Knockout ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw-21m-(The Boy Friends)-March 5, 1932 (filmed November '31) Featuring Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Grady Sutton, Julie Bishop, Edward Morgan & Gordon Douglas. When Mickey accidentally knocks out a local boxing champ, he is forced to take the fighter's place in a bout.

Know Your Money (Joe Newman) sepiatone-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-January 27, 1940 (filmed ‘39) Exposing the counterfeiting racket. With Noel Madison, Dennis Moore, Adrian Morriss, John Wray, William Edmunds & Charles D. Brown / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*



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Lacquer And Pearls ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(DC: UFA Oddity)-June 3, 1929

Ladies Last ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Stevens) bw-20m-(The Boy Friends)-December 6, 1930 (filmed July) Featuring Mickey Daniels, David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman. The boys boycott the girls when they insist that the boys wear tuxedos to a big dance.

Ladrones ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-2 reels-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy [Spanish])-February 1930 / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

A Lady Fights Back (narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-November 11, 1944 The "lady" is the French luxury liner Normandie, reverted to the USS Lafayette an surviving a February 1942 fire. / Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo *DVD*

Lady Of Victories (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; Samuel Bischaff & William R. Neill) (2-color Technicolor)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-January 9, 1928 (filmed ’27) The tale of Napoleon & Josephine, played by Otto Matieson and Agnes Ayres, with George Irving as Talleyrand.

The Lady Or The Tiger? (Fred Zinneman; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-March 28, 1942 Author Frank Stockton tells the unfinished ending of his tale: a cruel king lulled his enemies/victims into false confidence with two doors to choose from... one offering sex (uh hmmm... marriage) and the other death by fangs.

Land Of Alaska Nellie (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 23, 1939 (filmed July) Highlights Seward, a gateway to the interior of Alaska and the silver fox and mink "farming", along with a visit with the famous Nellie Lawing. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of Auld Lang Syne (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller & S.D. Onions) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-August 12, 1950 (filmed ’48) Focus on Scotland's Edinburgh. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of Orizaba (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 2, 1943 (Filmed March-April 1942) Covers a train ride from Veracruz to Mexico City. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of The Incas (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 25, 1937 Three key sites in Peru pre-war. Llamas and Machu Picchu included. The cinematography of the Winton Koch titles is always excellent. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of The Maharajas (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-10m-(Traveltalk)-August 16, 1931 (Film Daily review) Filmed in Baroda, near Bombay. The camera crew returned to cover the Maharaja again in Technicolor in 1936 as INDIA ON PARADE. This was the first Traveltalk distributed by MGM: Earlier entries were distributed on a states rights basis (while MGM was busy handling the Burton Holmes travelogues): From Barcelona To Valencia (July 18, 1929); From Granada To Toledo (September 1); From Valencia to Granada (September 21); In Old Madrid (November 29); Bombay The Gateway To India (June 6, 1930); Egypt, Land Of The Pyramids (June 22); Gateway To India (July 9); Picturesque Hong Kong (July 16); The Imperial City (August 23); The Island Empire (Japan) (September 6); Temple Of Love (September 6); Charming Ceylon (November 16); Japan In Cherry Blossom Time (November 16); Java, The Fragrant Isle (November 30); From Honolulu To Havana (December); Siam To Korea (January 3, 1931). These were made on two tours in the February and March of 1929 and in January through April 1930

Land Of The Mayas (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-January 26, 1946 (filmed ’44) Focusing on Chichicastenango, Guatemala / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of The Quintuplets (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 14, 1942 (filmed ‘41) Profile of Canada with the Dionne family. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of The Taj Mahal (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 22, 1952 (filmed ’51) Tour of Bombay and Delhi included. Grainier in 16mm than the 35mm material shot pre-war. / Prisoner Of Zenda *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of The Ugly Duckling (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 3, 1953 (filmed July ’52) Denmark through the eyes of Hans Christian Andersen / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of The Zuider Zee (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 28, 1951 (filmed ’50) Tour of Holland spotlighting The Hague, fishing and tulip gardening / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Land Of Tradition (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining & Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 20, 1950 (filmed August '49) More England: Runnymede (Magna Carta was signed here) / Windsor Castle / the Ascot racetrack / abbeys in Lincoln and other parts / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Landlording It (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 7, 1953 Dave O'Brien is the "feel sorry for" landlord here dealing with tenants like a lady "Masked Marvel."

The Last Installment (Walter Hart) bw-19m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-May 5, 1945 In his prison cell, Clyde (Cameron Mitchell) fantasized (seen in flashbacks) '20s gangster Bull Moose Brannigan (Walter Sande) thanks to a pulp magazine. Yet the warden has the final installment of the story in case he decides to repeat that kind of life. Also cast: Walter Sande, George Lynn, Herbert Lytton, William Phillips, Jack Carr & others. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Last Lesson (Allan Kenward; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-December 19, 1942 Mitchell Lewis stars in this tale of a French schoolmaster under German invasion under an earlier time

Laughing Gravy ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-31m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-April 4, 1931 (filmed January-February) The familiar "let's hide a dog under our landlord's nose" story, but charmingly done... with Charlie hall as one nasty landlord. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrot) bw-30m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-September 6, 1930 (filmed May) Hoping fr an inheritance from a murdered Ebeneezer Laurel, the Boys have to stay in a gothic mansion with the fear that this possible fortune will be life eliminating. Bats added to the "horror" jokes here. Frank Austin is a delightfully spooky butler. Also Stanley Blystone, Fred Kelsey, Dorothy Grainger, Dell Henderson & others. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Lazy Days ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-August 15, 1929 (filmed June) Basic plot: The gang enter their little brothers and sisters in a baby contest. Primary focus: Farina feelin’ lazy and expecting his gal to cater to him… and Pete the pup rolling a watermelon over to him in the final moments. Yeah… this is NOT one of the more socially progressive Roach comedies although race relations were treated better on screen by this company than most others in Hollywood. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Leader ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-April 8, 1929

Leaping Love ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-June 22, 1929 (filmed April-May) Featuring Barbara Leonard and Isabelle Keith as daughter and mother whom Charley gets romantically entangled with. Also Dixie Gay and Maurice Black in the cast. (Film Daily review 9-8)

Leave 'Em Laughing ([Hal Roach Studio]- Clyde Bruckman) bw/silent-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-January 28, 1928 (filmed October ’27) Under the influence of laughing gas after an unfortunate visit to the dentist, the duo battle cop Edgar Kennedy and start a traffic jam. Charlie Hall plays their landlord. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Leningrad - The Gateway To Soviet Russia (Russia Today #2) (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Frank Goodliffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 12, 1932 (filmed July)

Leo Beers, World Renown Whistling Songster (---) bw-6m-(Movietone Act)-© October 6, 1928 / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Lesson In Golf (Dudley Murphy; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-January 16, 1932 (filmed ‘31) Sports reel.

Lest We Forget (Henry Hathaway & Frank Whitbeck) bw-10m-(promotional)-May 1937 Salute to Will Rogers with Harry Carey, Gary Cooper, Allan Jones & Robert Taylor

Let’s Talk Turkey (Felix Feist) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 28, 1939 Dinnertime comedy with the ornery family. Max O. Cullen and Billy Newell are credited here.

Let's Ask Nostradamus (Peter Ballsbusch; writer: Richard H. Landau; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Special 1-reeler)-June 6, 1953 Features footage of the French Revolution and the United Nations post-war as potentially predicted by the 16th century psychic.

Let's Cogitate (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 25, 1948 "Have You Ever Wondered?" short covering why a boomerang returns and how many miles an elevator boy travels each day. / Battleground *DVD*

Let's Dance (David Miller; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-8m-(Miniature)-January 4, 1936 (filmed ‘35) Demonstrations in tap and ballroom dancing.

Let's Do Things ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Roach) bw-27m-(Thelma Todd & ZaSu Pitts)-June 6, 1931 (filmed March) Zasu & Thelma go out with blind dates (Jerry Mandy & George Byron) to a nightclub and the usual slapstick antics occur with Zasu getting tipsy. Charlie Hall plays the waiter and Maurice Black the nightclub owner, with Leroy Shield leading the band, in a fairly large cast for a comedy short.

A Letter From A Soldier (Don Weis) bw-9m-(Special 1-reeler [Marjorie Main & Keefe Brasselle])-September 1951 Lifts from IT'S A BIG COUNTRY.

Liberty ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-January 26, 1929 (filmed October '28) An escape from jail and a struggle with trousers.

Life Hesitates At 40 ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott & Harold Law) bw-15m-(Charley Chase)-January 18, 1936 (filmed ’35) Charley relates to a shrink that he is having peculiar dizzy spells: he's often "stuck" in mid-motion (a set-up that resembles episodes of Bewitched when Samantha would cast a "freeze" spell on somebody and they can't remember what they were doing the minute before). This is a clever, but odd, outing for Chase. Joyce Compton, James Finlayson, Brooks Benedict and even Alfalfa Switzer (Our Gang) support.

Life In Sometown, USA (Buster Keaton; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-April 4, 1938 Lackluster short directed by the comic genius, but showing little of his "stamp". Covers questionable laws utilized in American towns.

Life In The Andes (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Keith Covey) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-February 23, 1952 (filmed '51) Peru and Chile... and plenty of llamas. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Life Of Chopin (MGM- James A. FitzPatrick) bw-36+m-(MGM British Special)-January 1938 (UK) (filmed ’37) Mini-biopic with Frank Henderson in the title role and Ian Colin as Franz Liszt and Julie Suedo as George Sand.

Life On The Thames (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining & Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-August 26, 1950 (filmed ’49) London tour includes Cleopatra's Needle and the Tower Bridge, later Oxford. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Light Of India (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; Elmer Clifton) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-March 9, 1929 Profiles the rebellion of 1857. Cast: Betty Boyd, Shogwan Singh & Harold Goodwin

The Lighter That Failed ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-October 1, 1927 (filmed June) Co-stars include Eugene Pallett, Anita Garvin, Edna Marion & May Wallace.

Lillian Bernard And Flo Henrie, The Female Van And Schenck Of Songland (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929

Limousine Love ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-April 14, 1928 Charley is the bumbling groom failing to make the altar and having plenty of car trouble... and female "trouble" in his car as well. The plot would be recycled in several later comedy films and TV shows. Edna Marion is his future bride and Viola Richard is a married woman "involved" here. Edgar Kennedy and Bull Montana support.

Lion Roars Again (That's Entertainment! Part 2 / Logan's Run) (---) Technicolor-17m-(feature film promotional)-December 1975

The Lion Roundup (The Lion Hunt) ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-August 1926 (previewed as an independent release; MGM release with title change: October 17, 1927) Features footage of the Masai tribe in central Africa defending their livestock.

Lionpower At MGM (---) Technicolor-27m-(feature film promotional)-October 1967 Includes 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in storyboards as well as other 1968 productions not started yet.

Lions On The Loose (Marjorie Freeman) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 24, 1941 Profile of cubs at a California zoo.

Listen, Boys! (Gunther V. Fritsch; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-October 17, 1942 Covers a famous beauty school as ladies instruct on what defines beauty

Little Boy Blue (Rupert Julien) bw-11m-(MGM Miniature)-May 23, 1936 Scotty Beckett co-stars with Charles "Chic" Sale here. An old judge befriends a boy and the poem of Eugene Ford is incorporated as they visit the nursery of his former lost son.

Little Daddy ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-March 28, 1931 (filmed October-November '30) When local authorities find out that Farina is Stymie's guardian, they try to take him away. The kids try to stop it. Charming material, but kept off TV for decades as racially sensitive. (One could question “why” since there are similar “plots” involving poor Caucasian characters and we do not have any noticeable stereotyping here.) The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Little Maestro (Joseph Sherman & Jean Plannette) bw-11m-(Tabloid Musical)-March 27, 1937 Starring Jerry Bergen & Billy Gray: A short violinist crashes into the kitchen of a nightclub and, when the chef takes pity on him, he performs for his supper. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & Captains Courageous *DVD*

Little Miss Pinkerton (Herbert Glazer) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-September 18, 1943 (filmed March) The Gang try to solve the Greenpoint Department Store's murder. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Little Mother ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/silent-20m-(Our Gang)-June 1, 1929 (filmed February) Mary Ann must "mother" Wheezer (Bobby Hutchins) and Beezer (Donie Smith) as daddy Warner Richmond works as nightman. Lyle Tayp plays a twin sister of Mary's deceased mother who visits. Meanwhile Joe Cobb struggles sleeping on the eventful night.

Little Papa ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-September 21, 1935 (filmed May) The gang (including Scotty, Buckwheat & Alvin) wants Spanky to play football but he and Alfalfa must look after the crying baby instead. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Little Ranger (Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-May 18, 1938 This was the first MGM Our Gang comedies, with Alfalfa's dreaming he's out westbattling Butch over Darla. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Little Sinner ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-17m-(Our Gang)-October 26, 1935 (filmed August) Fishing is more fun than church for Spanky. Eugene "Porky" Lee debuts here. A scene involving "negro" spirituals got cut in TV prints. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Little White Lie (Paul Burnford) bw-10m-(Miniature)-March 3, 1945 Minor off-beat dramatic made to showcase child star Sharon MacManus (later seen in ANCHORS AWEIGH and THE PALEFACE) wanting to live at an orphanage after her parents adopt a baby brother

The Live Ghost ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Rogers) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-December 8, 1934 (filmed October-November) The boys are shanghaied on a ship here with a hardly subtle captain (Walter Long) and his girlfriend (Mae Busch)… and fear they bumped off a cabin mate (Arthur Housman), seeing his “ghost” stalking the decks. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Location: Far From The Maddening Crowd (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-September 1967

London - City Of Tradition (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Frank Goodliffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© January 18, 1932 (filmed September ’31)

Lonely Lapland ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-November 10, 1928

A Look At The World Of Soylent Green (---) Technicolor-10m-(feature film promotional)-January 1973

A Look Back At Crossbow (Operation Crossbow) (---) Technicolor-6m-(feature film promotional)-January 1965

A Look Into The 23rd Century (Logan's Run) (Roland Saland) Color-9m-(feature film promotional)-April 1976

Looking At Lisbon (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-December 26, 1953 (filmed September 1952) Glories of Spain. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Looking At London (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller & S.D. Onions) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-June 1, 1946 (filmed August ‘45) War rubble around St. Paul's, but also Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus / The Three Musketeers (1948) *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Looser Than Loose ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-November 15, 1930 (filmed August) Charley must entertain a client (Dorothy Grainger) of his boss, despite being engaged to Thelma Todd. Also cast: Dell Henderson, Edgar Kennedy, Wilfred Lucas & Eddie Dunn.

Los Angeles: 'Wonder City Of The West' (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 16, 1935 Most famous for a shot of Walt Disney at the Hyperion Ave studio. / Sylvia Scarlet, Marx Bros. Collection Set *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Loud Soup ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw/silent-2 reels-(Charley Chase)-March 16, 1929 (filmed December '28) With Vivien Oakland, Nina Quartero, Bull Montana & Syd Crossley

Love Business ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-February 14, 1931 (filmed September '30) Miss Crabtree (June Marlowe) moves in with Jackie Cooper's family and his teacher crush increases, despite Chubby (Norman Chaney... and Crabtree even calls him Norman) muscling in with mom's (May Wallace) old love letters recycled. Dorothy DeBora, Wheezer and Stymie all have good moments here too, especially when the family accidently consumes moth balls in their soup. Key scene at a movie theater became famous with Chubby kissing a cardboard Greta Garbo. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Love 'Em And Feed 'Em ([Hal Roach Studio]- Clyde Bruckman) bw/silent-(Max Davidson)-November 12, 1927 (filmed August-September) With Oliver Hardy, Viola Richard & Marha Sleeper.

Love Fever ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(The Boy Friends)-April 11, 1931 (filmed October '30) Featuring Mickey Daniels, David Sharpe, Grady Sutton, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman, Thelma Todd, Dorothy Grainger & Edgar Kennedy. An actress is rehearsing a death scene in her apartment, but her neighbors all think it's the real thing.

Love On Tap (Louis Lewyn, producer; George Sidney) bw-11m-(Miniature)-March 18, 1939 Tommy swoons Penny, with the Merriel Abbott Dancers. Cast: Mary Howard, Truman Bradley & Carwood Van's Orchestra / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & Another Thin Man *DVD*

Love Pains ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-21m-(The Boy Friends)-February 13, 1932 (filmed September-October '31) Featuring Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Grady Sutton, David Rollins & Dorothy Ward. Mickey and Grady are left behind when a new kid comes to town and all the girls fall for him.

Love Tails of Morocco (Zion Meyers & Jules White) bw-16m-(Dogville)-June 1931 (© August 4) Doggie spoof of the French Foreign Legion. / Dogville Comedies (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Luckiest Guy In The World (Joe Newman) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-December 26, 1946 (Academy Award Nominee) Charlie Vurn (Barry Nelson) has a string of bad luck betting on horses and owing his bookie. Fight with his wife adds to his struggles although he finally sores... when it is too late. More "plot" here than usual as the last of the series. With Eloise Hardt, Milton Kibbee, Harry Cheshire, George Travell & Robert B. Williams. / Film Noir: Bringing Darkness Into Light, Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) & Ziegfeld Follies *DVD*

The Lucky Corner ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-March 14, 1936 (filmed May '35) Scotty Beckett & grandpa Gus Leonard must compete with their lemonade stand against Leonard Kibrick and his pop, William Wagner. The gang helps out, even with Alfalfa singing "Little Brown Jug". / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Luncheon At Twelve ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-December 9, 1933 (filmed September-October) Charley unwittingly becomes a house painter. With Betty Mack, Billy Gilbert, Gale Henry, Harry Bowen and some of the Our Gang crew.



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Mackinac Island (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 14, 1944 (filmed ’43) Up Michigan way / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Madame DuBarry (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; R. William Niell) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-December 8, 1928

Madame Kurenko (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© September 3, 1929

Madame Q ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(All Star [Jocelyn Lee, Edgar Kennedy, Charlie Rogers. Eddie Dunn & others])-June 8, 1929 (filmed April)

Madeira, A Garden In The Sea (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-8m-(Traveltalk)-September 25, 1931 Emphasizes Portuguese fabrics, furniture and wine.

Madeira: Isle Of Romance (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-October 1, 1938 Returning to do the area in color. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Madero Of Mexico (Edward Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-November 28, 1942 This film chronicles the short political life of Francisco Madero (1873-1913), who tried to bring democracy and land reform to Mexico. Paul Guilfoyle stars.

The Magic Alphabet (Jacques Tourneur; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-October 10, 1942 Details Dutch physician Christiaan Eijkman's work in 19th century Java and the discovery of vitamins.With Stephen McNally.

Magic On A Stick (Cyril Endfield; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-January 19, 1946 (filmed ‘45) This above-average short traces how English chemist John Walker invented the wooden friction match in the first half of the 19th century. Paul Langton and Jacqueline White have non-speaking roles in this historical recreation.

The Magician's Daughter (Felix E. Feist) bw-18m-(Special)-July 16, 1938 A magician's daughter falls for a nwspaper reporter whose boss is painting her dad in a negative light. All ends well. Great trick effects here. Features Eleanor Lynn, Frank Albertson & Maurice Cass / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Maid In Hollywood ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-May 19, 1934 Patsy wrecks Thelma’s screen test. With Don Barclay, Charlie Hall, Alphonse Martell, James C. Morton, Charle Rogers, Billy Bletcher & others

Maids A La Mode ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-March 4, 1933 Instead of delivering some fancy dresses to a customer, the girls wear them to a party. With Billy Gilbert, Harry Bernard, Kay Deslys & Charlie Hall

Mail And Female ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Newmeyer) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-November 13, 1937 (filmed October) Once again Alfalfas devotion to the He-Man Woman Haters Club is in trouble bcause of Darla and curiously winds up in drag in his efforts to hide a love letter of his. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Main Street On The March! (Jerry Bresler, producer; Edward L. Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-20m-(Special)-December 26, 1941 (Academy Award Winner) (Two Reels) Mixture of newreels and staged scenes showing a typical town prepping from Nazi takeover of Paris in 1940 through Pearl Harbor.

Main Street Today (Jerry Bresler, producer; Edward L. Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-16m-(Special)-March 25, 1944 (Academy Award Nominee) Otis Bird's factory gets the town people to help compensate for the workforce overseas. Sort of a companion piece to MAIN STREET USA. Ray Collins plays Bird. Also features Addison Richards and Henry O’Neill in the cast. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 1 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 1) *DVD*

Maintain The Right (Joe Newman) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 13, 1940 (filmed ’39) Profile on the Canadian Mounted Police.

The Making Of 2001 (Thomas Craven) Technicolor-15m-(feature film promotional)-March 1968

The Making Of Ben Hur (---) bw-1 reel-(feature film promotional)-October 1959

The Making Of Cannery Row (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-January 1982

The Making Of Poltergeist (Frank Marshall) color-8m-(feature film promotional)-May 1982

The Making Of The Champ (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-January 1979

The Making Of The King Of Kings (---) Technicolor-1 reel-(feature film promotional)-October 1961

The Making Of The Sunshine Boys (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-September 1975

Mama Loves Papa ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Stevens) bw-17m-(The Boy Friends)-October 24, 1931 (filmed July) Featuing Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, David Rollins, Mary Kornman, Gertude Messinger, May Wallace & Harry Bernard. Supposedly this short made the National Board of Review "top ten". Widow Martha wants to remarry, but the teenaged children do their slapstick best to interfere.

Mama's Little Pirate ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-November 3, 1934 (filmed October) Unable to join his biddies exploring a cave, Spanky dreams of taking Stymie, Scotty Jerry Tucker, Marilyn Bourne & others to a cave full of treasure and a human Giant (R. E. Madsen, but voiced by Billy Bletcher). Sets recycled from BABES IN TOYLAND, making this an impressive Grade A production. Billie Thomas is now playing Buckwheat after just being an extra. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Man Around The House (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 31, 1954 Typical troubles with housework are examined in humorous fashion.

The Man In The Barn (Jacques Tourneur & Morgan Cox; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Historical Mystery)-November 20, 1937 Did John Wilks Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, die in a burning barn or did he liv to 1903 as Mr. David E. George?

The Man On The Rock (Edward L. Cahn; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Historical Mystery)-September 3, 1938 Did Napoleon Bonaparte die on St. Helena or did his imposter? Edward Raquello stars with support by Claude King, Claire MacDowell, Fred Warre, Rex and Barry Dowing.

The Man Who Changed The World (Sammy Lee; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-June 28 1941 Cover James Hargreaves, who invented the spinning jenny in 1767

The Man Who Makes A Difference (Ice Station Zebra) (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-October 1968

Manchu Love (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; Elmer Clifton) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-January 12, 1929 (filmed '28) Etta Lee is Empress Tzu Hsi, Tetsu Komai as Emperor Hsien Feng. Also Sôjin Kamiyama, Al Chang, Lee Ong, Baby Wai & Gum Chung

Manhattan Monkey Business ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott & Harold Law) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-November 9, 1935 Charley becomes a waiter at the Ritz (and a bumbling one at that) when he can't pay his bill. Joyce Compton and James Finlayson co-star.

Manhattan Serenade (Sammy Lee) Technicolor (2-color)-2 reels-(Colortone Revue)-December 21, 1929 Featuing Raymond Hackett, Mary Doran and the Brox Sisters

Man's Greatest Friend (Joe Newman) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 19, 1938 An examination of the role played by dogs over the years in scientific research.

Marine Circus (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 11, 1939 (filmed December ’38) Profile of Florida’s Marine Studios aquarium.

Marines In The Making (Herbert Polesie) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 26, 1942 (Academy Award Nominee) The subject matter is summed up in the title (and those who favor their marines shirtless will enjoy this), but with Pete’s oh-gosh commentary making all of that hand-to-hand combat Japanese style seem less serious than it is. / Random Harvest *DVD*

Marion Harris In Songs: Afraid Of You/We Love It (---) bw-7m-(Movietone Act)-© September 29, 1928 / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Marion Harris In Songs: I Wonder/I’m More Than Satisfied (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© October 20, 1928

Marion Harris In Songs: Rain/Down By The Old Front Gate (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© November 17, 1928

Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round #1 (Jack Scholl) bw-10m-(Freddie Martin’s Orchestra)- February 14, 1948 (filmed October ’47) This short-lived series was a nice "cushiony" post-war big band "Melody Masters" knock-off (resembling Warner's series that often, in its final years, told The Story “behind” a lead orchestra leader or crooner before having them play). Martin is an easy going disc jockey. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round #2 (Jack Scholl) bw-10m-(Tex Benecke & Orchestra)- April 24, 1948 (filmed ’47) Tex, of course, took over Glenn Miller's Orchestra. Garry Stevens and The Moonlight Serenaders are featured. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round #3 (Jack Scholl) bw-11m-(Ray Noble & Orchestra)- June 26, 1948 (filmed April) With Buddy Clark. At least this version of “Linda” is livelier than the popular version. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round #4 (Jack Scholl) bw-11m-(Les Brown & His Orchestra)-July 17, 1948 With Tex Beneke. Virginia O'Brien does vocals (instead of Doris Day who had the hit version of "Sentimental Journey") and chit-chats with host Martin / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round #5 (Jack Scholl) bw-11m-(Frankie Carle & Orchestra)- August 28, 1948 Margorie Hughes & Buddy Clark are vocalists. Some tunes put you to sleep: "Sleepy Time Gal", but the band gets lively with "Sunrise Boogie" / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round #6 (Jack Scholl) bw-10m-(Les Brown & His Orchestra)- August 3, 1948 With Art Lund (singng "Mam'selle" and "Sad Cowboy") & Tex Beneke / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Master Will Shakespeare (Jacques Tourneur & Richard Goldstone; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-June 13, 1936 A short biography of William Shakespeare that highlights the various jobs he worked at in the theater. A promotional for the 1936 version of Romeo And Juliet. Anthony Kemble-Cooper plays Will in recreated scenes. / Romeo And Juliet (1936) *DVD*

Me And My Pal ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Rodgers & Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-April 22, 1933 (filmed March) Instead of getting married, Ollie and his buddy... and others arriving... get wrapped up with a jigsaw puzzle. Includes James Finlayson, Nat Clifford, Eddie Dunn, Charlie Hall, James C. Morton & Marion Bardell in the cast. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Mealtime Magic (Will Jason) Technicolor-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 3, 1952 (filmed ‘51) Cooking lesson in color.

Mediterranean Ports Of Call (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 4, 1941 (filmed early 1938) Focusing on Algiers and Monaco at the start of the war. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Meeting The Challenge: International Velvet (---) Technicolor-12m-(feature film promotional)-March 1978

Melodies Old And New (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-January 24, 1942 (filmed October ‘41) The Gang put on a show to raise money for football uniforms. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Memories And Melodies (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-16m-(Colortone Musical/Musical Revue)-February 16, 1935 This sentimental, tuneful - and somewhat racist - little film focuses on Foster's lilting, delightful music. The bulk of the story is a reverie of an afternoon ball at a Kentucky plantation. Nora Cecil, Jean Chatburn and Jesse Graves are featured. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Memories Of Australia (James FitzPatrick) Technicolor-10m-(Miniature)-June 12, 1943

Memory Tricks (Will Jason) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 15, 1941 (filmed ‘40) Methods of improving memory using nersury rhymes.

Men In Fright (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-October 15, 1938 (filmed August) Darla in the hospital and the gang arrives with food they wind up enjoying themselves, but end up eating it themselves... and later get tummy aches. Actually a fun short from this later period. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Men Of Steel (Sammy Lee & Stanley Rauh) bw-21m-(Special)-December 17, 1938 The Homey Foamy Washing Machine factory puts on a show, eventually moving to Broadway much to the factory's disadvantage (with too many employees performing).Features Kenneth Stevens, Doris Weston and Andrew Tombes. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Men O'War ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-June 29, 1929 (filmed May) Sailors on shore leave wooing daffy gals Anne Cornwall & Gloria Greer, confronting James Finlayson at the soda fountain and later Charlie Hall in a canoe. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Mendelssohn’s Wedding March (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-11m-(Miniature in Technicolor [Mary Anderson, Vernon Dent & Fred Warren])-November 4, 1939 This costumer featuring Mary Anderson, Vernon Dent and Fred Warren in the cast may not be totally accurate historically in its Leipzig setting but the Technicolor is awful pretty. The Baron Mendelssohn encourages a peasant’s musical education but he has l-u-v and marriage standing in the way / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Mental Poise (Roy Rowland) bw-7m-(Robert Benchley)-December 10, 1938 When a look-alike patient visits a psychoanalyst, it soon becomes difficult to determine who is analyzing whom. Also stars John Butler. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Menu (Nick Grindle; narrator: Pete Smith) Technicolor (2-color)-10m-(Colortone Revue)-September 23, 1933 (Academy Award Nominee) How to cook a duck dinner in Technicolor. Uncredited Una Merkel and Franklin Pangborn play the married couple. Luis Alberni is Bizetti the master chef to the rescue. / Morning Glory *DVD*

Merida And Campeche (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 24, 1945 (filmed early ’44) This Traveltalks entry visits two of the most important cities on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Merry Wives Of Windsor Overture (Johnny Greene) color & CinemaScope-9m-(CinemaScope Special / Musical Gem)-December 22, 1953 (Academy Award Winner) (One Reel) First widescreen short of Metro, complete with stereophonic sound... of an orchestra performance. / Knights Of The Round Table *DVD*

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s World Famous Musical Hits (---) Technicolor-1 reel-(promotional trailer)-1962

Metro Movietone Revue No. 1 (Nick Grinde) bw-2 reels-(Movietone Revue)-November 3, 1928 Harry Rose is "master of ceremonies with Gus Van & Joe Schenck, the Capitolians & Grace Rogers

Metro Movietone Revue No. 2 (Nick Grinde) bw-2 reels-(Movietone Revue)-November 24, 1928 Harry Rose is "master of ceremonies with the Locust Sisters, Johnny Marvin, Miss Rose Marie Sinnott & George Dewey Washington

Metro Movietone Revue No. 3 (Nick Grinde) bw-2 reels-(Movietone Revue)-January 14, 1929 Jack Pepper is "master of ceremonies with Frances White, the Ponce Sisters, the Reynolds Sisters & Joseph Regan

Metro Movietone Revue No. 4 (Nick Grinde) bw-2 reels-(Movietone Revue)-March 11, 1929 Jack Pepper is "master of ceremonies with Ella Shields, the Ponce Sisters, Joseph Regan & George Dewey Washington

Mexican Police On Parade (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 27, 1943 Shot in Mexico City, March 1942 / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Mexicana (Gus Edwards) Technicolor-19m-(Colortone Revue [Gus Edwards])-June 10, 1929 Film Daily review 9-1 Filmed in Technicolor with a supposedly all Mexiacn cast. Tunes include "I'm a Terrible Toreador", "Brazilian Baby", among others.

MGM Christmas Trailer (Silent Night) (---) bw-2m-(holiday trailer)-December 1937 With Judy Garland

MGM Christmas Trailer (Harry Loud) bw-3m-(holiday trailer)-December 1, 1945 With Frank Sinatra

MGM Jubilee Overture (Johnny Green) color & CinemaScope-10m-(CinemaScope Special / Musical Gem)-July 22, 1954 Johnny Greene conducts a medley of popular MGM hits. / Seven Brides For Seven Brothers *DVD*

MGM's March On In 1934-35: Convention Of The Century (---) bw-9m-(sales promotional)-1934 Covering Chicago Convention of June 21-27

Microscopic Mysteries (Hugo Lund; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-October 18, 1932 A look at insect life through the close-up lens... and none of it friendly: caterpillar vs. black beatle, tarantula vs. cricket

The Midnight Patrol ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lloyd French) bw-19m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-August 3, 1933 (filmed June-July) Cops Stan & Ollie patrol the night, with Ollie stuck in a fish pond among other struggles. With Frank Brownlee, Walter Plinge & Charlie Hall (as a thief). / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Midsummer Mush ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-October 21, 1933 Charley falls in love with Betty Mack on a camping trip. With Eddie Baker and the Ranch Boys.

Mighty Lak A Goat (Herbert Glazer) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-October 10, 1942 (filmed May) The Gang use a very potent cleaning solution for their muddy clothes. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: James Smith [co-d], Paul Rogalli) Technicolor-20m-(Traveltalks Special)-July 30, 1949 (started September 1947, new scenes in spring ‘48) All of the landmarks are here (enough for a two-reeler), ending with the Waldorf Astoria Hotel with Xavier Cugat performing. / Kiss Me Kate *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Mighty Niagara (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-January 30, 1943 (filmed ’41) The falls in Technicolor glory / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD



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Mike Fright ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-17m-(Our Gang)-August 25, 1934 (filmed June) Stymie, Scotty, Spanky, Tommy, Alvin Buckelew & Jackie Wilson audition for radio's The International Silver String Submarine Band and witness an array of "stage mothers" pushing their kids. These kids are hardly subtile with thieir rivals, such as Tommy & Alvin sucking lemons to impact "spoiled" Leonard Kibrick's trumpet playing. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Miller And Lyles In Jintown Cabaret (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© January 14, 1929

Miller And Lyles In Jintown Speakeasy (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© November 10, 1928

Miller And Lyles, The Mayor Of Jintown (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© October 13, 1928

The Million Dollar Nickel (John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Special)-March 1952 The title of this short refers to the 5-cent stamp required to send a letter overseas and indirectly fight Communism by showing how great America is. Features Pier Angeli, Ricardo Montalban, Leslie Caron, and Zsa Zsa Gabor

Milton, Fox Esq. (Quick Before It Melts) (---) bw-6m-(feature film promotional)-September 1964

Minnesota: Land Of Plenty (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-January 31, 1942 (filmed ’41) This "plenty" includes Winona, the start of the Mississippi River in Itasca, Rochester's Mayo Clinic; St. Paul (and governor Harold Stassen), Hibbing's pit iron mine, Duluth and, of course, Paul Bunyan and Babe in statue. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Miracle At Lourdes (Henry K. Dunn; narrator: Carey Wilson) sepia tone-11m-(Miniature)-December 16, 1939 The story of the healing powers of the French site and its effects on a doubting physician and his handicapped wife. Jo Ann Sayers and G.P. Huntley have non speaking roles.

Miracle In A Cornfield (narrator: John Nesbitt) Technicolor-10m-(Passing Parade)-December 20, 1947 The story of a volcano that erupted in a cornfield Paricutin, Mexico.

Miracle Money (Leslie Fenton) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-March 26, 1938 A quack doctor (John Miljan) convinces people that this "Volta Ray" cures cancer. Also featuring Claire DuBrey, Frederik Vogeding, Robert Middlemass, Boyd Crawfod, Wally Maher, Clem Bevans & others. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Miracle Of Salt Lake (Basil Wrangell; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Historical Mystery)-December 7, 1938 A tale of gulls (Utah's state bird) saving the struggling Mormons from famine.

The Miracle Of Sound (Douglas Shearer) part Technicolor-11m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-October 26, 1940 MGM sound engineer Douglas Shearer takes us on a tour of MGM's sound stages. Clips shown of BITTER SWEET, COMRADE X and BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST with Geer Garson getting screen tested.

Miss Ella Shields (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© October 27, 1928

Miss MGM (---) bw/silent-10m-(promotional)-April 1925

Mrs. Barnacle Bill ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lloyd French) bw-19m-(All-Star [Eddie Foy Jr.])-April 21, 1934

The Misses Stooge ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-April 20, 1935 The girls work for a zany magician Sazarac (Herman Bing). With Esther Howard, Rafael Storm & Henry Roquemore.

The Mission Trail (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: John W. Boyle) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 13, 1946 Follows the route of 21 Spanish missions starting in 1769, from San Diego to Sonoma, California. Also the swallows of San Luis Rey. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Mr. Blabbermouth! (Basil Wrangell, Manchester Boddy & Walter Selden) bw-19m-(Special)-August 8, 1942 (Academy Award Nominee). Loose lips sink ships in this somwhat humorous warning instructional. Ralph Peters has a key uncredited role as both Mr. and Mrs. Blabbermouth./ Mrs. Miniver *DVD*

Mr. Bride ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-December 24, 1932 (filmed July) Charley's boss (Del Henderson) needs a "rehearsal" for his honeymoon at a resort and gets him to play a bride "substitute". Don't ask! Just enjoy the questionable situation here. Later Charley finds himself proposing to secretary Muriel Evans.

Mr. Whitney Had A Notion (Gerald Mayer) bw-11m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-May 7, 1949 (started January) Mr. Whitney is played by Lloyd Bridges here. (Also Erville Alderson, Howard J. Negley, Harry Hayden & Mitchell Lewis)

Mixed Nuts ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-19m-(All-Star [Douglas Wakefield, Billy Nelson, Jack Barty & others])-February 6, 1934 (filmed ’33) A zany finishing school is set up for chorus girls.

Mme. Maria Kurenko Offers "Shadow Song" From Dinorah, Song Of India (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 10, 1930

Moan & Groan, Inc. ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-December 7, 1929 (filmed September) This is the first Gang film without veterans Joe Cobb, Harry Spear, and Jean Darling. Jackie Cooper is rising through the ranks to be the next star. Despite cop Edgar Kennedy's warnings, the gang search for treasure in a house where crazy Max Davidson resides. Not often seen today due to the "black" (involving Farina and Betty Jane) and ethic humor. / The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

Modeling For Money (David Miller) sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 30, 1938 A "behind the scenes" look at modeling.

Modern Guatemala City (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-August 25, 1945 (filmed early ’44) Includes the (then new) National Palace and Central Park's Christopher Columbus statue. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Modern Madrid (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-November 15, 1930

Modern Mexico City (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 7, 1942 Filmed February-March 1942. Showcases the Palace of Fine Arts, the National Palace and Chapultepec Castle. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Modern New Orleans (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-May 11, 1940 Such as the Port (cotton export center), Canal Street, the Huey P. Long home and the famous cemeteries pre-EASY RIDER. / That Midnight Kiss/Toast On New Orleans *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Modern Tokyo (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-December 28, 1935 This Traveltalks entry looks at pre-World War II Tokyo. FitzPatrick intended to produce a feature ORIENTAL PARADISE in 1935, but this was broken up as indvidual shorts. His wife helped supervise much of Japan's material while he was occupied in Africa attempting a feature on Doctor Livingstone. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Moments In Music (Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Special)-November 13, 1950 Movie music including jazz and classical is examined.

The Monarch Of The Glen ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-January 3, 1927 (premiere) MGM gave this one a wider release on March 24, 1929. Produced by UFA’s scientific film division in Germany, it profiles the red deer of Europe during mating season.

Money To Loan (Joe Newman) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-March 11, 1939 The activities of a crooked loan shark. With Alan Dinehart, Paul Guilfoyle, Truman Bradley, Tom Collins, Tom Neal & Warren McCollum / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Monumental Utah (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Charlie Boyle) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-July 29, 1944 (filmed June ’43) Includes Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

More About Nostradamus (David Miller; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-December 26, 1940 (Academy Award Nominee) Shows how the famous psychic predicted a priest would become Pope Sixtus V. Also possible WW2 predictions. John Burton and Hans Conried have non-speaking roles in the historical footage. / Strange Cargo *DVD*

More Trifles Of Importance (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) sepiatone-11m-(Passing Parade)-March 22, 1941 (filmed ‘40) A teacup and a flower pot play key roles in history; this docu-reel features bit acting roles by Lumsden Hare, Eleanor Wesselhoeft, Vondell Darr and William Tannen

Mosconi Story (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 7, 1953 (filmed '52) Profile of billiard champ Willie Mosconi.

Moscow - Heart Of Soviet Russia (Russia Today) (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Frank Goodliffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 27, 1932 (filmed July) As the Film Daily ads promote: "At last! Pictures of Soviet Russia as it really is today! The first American to give you the Inside Facts! How they live! How they work! Answering America's curiosity about that strange land! Typical of the new-fashioned travel series Fitzpatrick gives you!"

Moscow In Madrid (Doctor Zhivago) (Thomas Craven) Technicolor-4m-(feature film promotional)-November 1965

Motorcycle Cossacks (Antonio Samaniego; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-January 12, 1935 (filmed ‘34) Profiles Mexico City’s motorcycle corps.

Motorcycle Mania (Jack Cummings; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sports Champions)-January 28, 1933 (filmed ‘32) A session with stunt riders.

Motoring In Mexico (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-May 22, 1943 (filmed early ’42) Covers the Pacific International Highway from Mexico City to Acapulco. Includes old Spanish Morelia and Popocatépetl Volcano. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Movie Daze ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(All-Star [Billy Gilbert])-May 26, 1934 A movie director agrees to film a woman producer's awful script starring her equally inept sons, with disastrous results.

Movie Pests (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 8, 1944 (Academy Award Nominee) This nominee has Pete comically narrating the struggles of Dave O’Brien in a “typical” movie theater, stumbling over legs, ladies’ hats and plenty of food in the dark. Apparently not as much real hanky panky is going on here like CINEMA PARADISO. / Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo *DVD*

A Movietone Divertissement (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-1928 (undetermined release date) Featuring Tom Waring, Johnny Marvin, Yvette Rugel & the Happiness Boys

The Moviemakers: Lolly Madonna XXX (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-December 1972

The Moviemakers: The Wild Rovers (Ronald Saland) Technicolor-13m-(feature film promotional)-May 1971

Murder ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-September 29, 1928

Mush And Milk ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-May 27, 1933 (filmed October '32 & February) A rather ambitious (filmed in two stages a couple months apart) sentimental depression comedy with kind "Captain" Gus Leonard and nitpicky wife (Louise Emmons) hoping for his pension while supervising orphans... also teaching them in a classroom (lots of fun here). Tommy Bond, Dickie Moore Spanky, Wheezer (Bobby Hutchins in his final short) and Dorothy (also final) are in top form. with a memorable mush eating scene. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Music Box ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-29m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-April 16, 1932 (filmed December '31) (Academy Award Winner) (Comedy) Also a National Film Registry entry. This plot of getting a heavy piano up a huge flight of stairs was done with other furniture previously... and would be repeated by Edgar Kennedy, the Three Stooges and others in subsequent years. A bit painful to watch in spots, but this was Laurel & Hardy's most popular film and a standard repeat for the TV generation. Also featuring Gladys Gale, Billy Gilbert, Charlie Hall and Sam Lufkin. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Music In Your Hair ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charley Chase) bw-17m-(All-Star [Billy Gilbert & Billy Bletcher])-May 26, 1934 Chase is behind the camera this time and directing Billy Gilbert (as Meyer Schmaltz) and Billy Bletcher (his neighbor… both actors are famous equally for their various Disney cartoon voices as comedy performers) as both join a speakeasy. Virginia Karns sings “Lover Come Back”.

Music Made Simple (Roy Rowland) bw-8m-(Robert Benchley)-April 16, 1938 Benchley fills in for a music critic on a radio show. His performance is less than stellar. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Musical Masterpieces (Merrill Pye) bw-10m-(Miniature)-April 20, 1946 A short visualization of “Flight of the Bumble Bee” (with a bee shown) and a Mexican take on “Tale of the Vienna Woods”. Featuring Carlos Ramírez & Lucille Norman

Musiquiz (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 16, 1952 (filmed ‘51) A music quiz, plus a survey of various unusual musical instruments. / Royal Wedding/Belle Of New York *DVD*

My Grandfather's Clock (Felix E. Feist) Technicolor-17m-(Colortone Musical/Musical Revue)-October 18, 1934 A musical "who done it?" involving a large clock at Phwitterby-on-Thames, where Philo Holmes & Watkins (Charles Judles & Franklin Pangborn) must find question everybody. Mischa Auer is one of the manor servants. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

My Old Town (narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-February 7, 1948 (filmed ‘47) A look at an idyllic early 1900’s town, the kind that "Uncle" Walt would try to recreate on Main Street, Disneyland... but with no litter.

My Tomato (Will Jason) bw-8m-(Robert Benchley)-December 4, 1943 Robert as “Joe” decides to build a Victory Garden, but the Home Depots of 1943 were less accommodating... and he gets advice from too many experts. Ruth Lee and Monty Collins provide comic backup in this average, but still amusing, Benchley miniature. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Natural Wonders Of The West (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: James Smith) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 27, 1938 (Compiled '37) Covers the Grand Canyon, Devil's Tower and an unfinished Mount Rushmore National Memorial with sculptor Gutzon Borglum at work (and this makes this a good Traveltalk to catch). / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Natural Wonders Of Washington State (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 2, 1939 (filmed June) Focusing on Mount Rainier and other national parks. The winter recreation scene involving tourists wood-skiing down the slopes has oddball interest. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Nature In The Wrong ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Roach) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-March 18, 1933 (filmed December '32) Charley seeks acceptance from his gal's (Muriel Evans) family, but is fooled by his rival Ronnie (Carlton Griffin) that he has Tarzan types among his ancestors. He later morphs into character with hilarious results.

Nature's Wizardry ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-July 28, 1928

Neighbor Pests (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 3, 1947 Comic followup to MOVIE PESTS & BUS PESTS.

Neighborhood House ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charley Chase & Alan Hale) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-May 9, 1936 (filmed ’35) Previewed as as an hour-long feature. Charley wins "bank night" at a movie house, but doesn't get much support. Darla Hood from “Our Gang” has a small role here. Also featured are Rosia Lawrence, Dick Elliott, George Meaker & Harry Bowen.

Nertsery Rhymes (Jack Cummings) Technicolor (2-color)-20m-(Colortone Revue)-July 15, 1933 Ted Healy and his Stooges are featured among outtakes of previous MGM feature musicals (like MARCH OF TIME, 1930) / Classic Shorts Of The Dream Factory Vol 3: Three Stooges (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Never The Dames Shall Meet ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-December 24, 1927 (filmed October) This typical Chase failure-to-commit-to-one-woman comedy was featured in the 1965 Youngson-MGM feature LAUREL & HARDY'S LAUGHING '20s. With Edna Marion, Viola Richard & Anita Garvin in support.

New Audioscopiks (Jacob Leventhal & John Norling) bw/3D-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 15, 1938 (filmed '37) Sequel to Audioscopiks.

The New Pupil (Edward Cahn) bw-10+-(Our Gang)-April 27, 1940 (filmed February) Spanky and Alfalfa compete for a pretty new student (Patsy Currier) who doesn’t like boys. Her buddy Darla even helps get them to cross-dress and play with dolls. First appearance of Billy "Froggy" Laughlin as an extra; his dinstinctive voice would make him a frontrunner in the later shorts. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

New Roadways (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-January 28, 1939 (filmed ‘38) New technlogies are profiled: solar energy projects, roll-up glass and diet experiments with mice to help vision

New Shoes (Sammy Lee) bw-1 reel-(Tabloid Musical)-September 5, 1936 Arthur Lake & Jean Chatburn star in an odd little fantasy musical about shoes and their owners. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & Wife Versus Secretary *DVD*

New Zealand - The White Man's Paradise (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© June 17, 1933

Next Week-End ([Hal Roach Studio]- Eddie Dunn) bw-16m-(All-Star [Douglas Wakefield, Billy Gilbert & others])-February 13, 1934 (filmed ’33)

The Nickel Nurser ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-March 12, 1932 (filmed November-December '31) Charley is an efficiency expert trying to teach a millionaire's daughter the value of money. With Thelma Todd, Billy Gilbert, Harry Bowen & others.

A Night At The Movies (Roy Rowland) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-November 6, 1937 (Academy Award Nominee) Although it failed to win like HOW TO SLEEP, this is a possibly funnier Benchley, with him basically missing the movie much to wifie’s scorn… and even stumbling against the screen itself. Nice belly laughs here with Gwen Lee, Hal K. Dawson, Frank Sheridan, Jack Baxley & Ricardo Cezon in support. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) & A Day At The Races *DVD*

Night Descends On Treasure Island (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-January 20, 1940 (filmed June ’39) Followup to "A Day On" in San Fransisco's Golden Gate fair with rainbow night time displays and important paintings of the art exhibit. / San Francisco *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

A Night In The Shooting Gallery (Harry Rapf) Technicolor (2-color)-2 reels-(Colortone Revue)-November 23, 1929 Featuring the Albertina Rasch Ballet

Night Life In Chicago (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 27, 1948 (filmed summer ’47) Includes Walnut Room of the Bismarck Hotel & , the Ambassador Hotel's Pump Room. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Night 'N' Gales ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-July 24, 1937 (filmed June) Because of a storm, the Gang has to stay overnight at Darla's house, and they drive her father (Johnny Arthur) crazy. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

A Night On The Range (Nick Grinde) bw-1 reel-(Special)-1929 With Tim McCoy

Night Owls ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-January 4, 1930 (filmed October-November '29) Edgar Kennedy the cop gets the boys to commit a crime so he can "work". They enter the Chief's house and, of course, bungle everything. James Finlayson plays the butler. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

1925 Studio Tour (---) bw/silent-32m-(promotional)-August 1925 Perhaps the most "borrowed" shortie (running a half-hour) in movie documentaries, with clips utilized in THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! (1974) and MGM: WHEN THE LION ROARS (1992). This was a promotional featurette flaunting the Culver City facilities in the spring of 1925. Included are clips of construction work, directors and stars lining up for poses and even cameramen churning away (in a shot also lifted for VISIONS OF LIGHT, another popular '92 documentary). Particularly interesting are shots of employees marketing and shipping film cans to all parts (like McKeesport, Pennsylvania) in a manner not unlike any other "average" business in America.

1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (Ira Heymann) part color & CinemaScope-18m-(Special)-May 1955 Trailers for upcoming releases of 1955 hotsed by Gorge Murphy. Also William Gibson intriducing the cast of THE COBWEB.

Nipups (Marty Brooks; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-April 28, 1934 Acrobatic feats are examined.

No News Is Good News (Will Jason) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-December 18, 1943 Robert Benchley answers questions on a variety of subjects from the audience. An outstanding, if too short, entry with our lecturer attempting to answer sent-in questions, complete with newsreels and a bogus map. (With Lon Poff) / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

No Place Like Rome (Reginald Le Borg) bw-19m-(Miniature Musical Comedy)-September 26, 1936 Frank Albertson & Suzanne Kaaren star. Some stock footage of BEN HUR intermixed with a musical spoof of Ancient Rome, with a slave girl mixing up with a citizen. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Noisy Noises ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/synchronized score-20m-(Our Gang)-February 9, 1929 (filmed October-November '28) Not a full talkie despite its title since this was a transitional period with just musical scores and sound effects put on accompanying discs. Joe Cobb helps brother Rupert get over his toothache with support by Jean Darling, Farina, Harry Spear and others.

Northward, Ho! (Harry Loud) part Technicolor-10m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-February 10, 1940 Shows the filming of NORTHWEST PASSAGE near the Payette Lakes in Idaho.

Norway, Land Of The Midnight Sun (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 20, 1933 (filmed July ’32) A Traveltalk visit to Norway's fjords and the Lapplanders in the northern latitudes.

Nosed Out ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw-18m-(Irvin S. Cobb)-September 29, 1934 Marital comedy co-starring May Beatty.

Nostradamus (David Miller & Carl Dudley; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-September 24, 1938 This initial entry in a series profiling Nostradamus, possibly foretelling the American and French Revolutions.

Nostradamus And The Queen (Carey Wilson) bw-12m-(Special 1-reeler)-September 29, 1953 The queen is Catherine de Medici, who was the wife of Henry II, King of France.

Nostradamus IV (Paul Burnford & Cy Endfield; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-September 30,1944 Starts with the news "Mussolini Kicked Out". Was this predicted by you-know-who in the 16th century?

Nostradamus Says So! (Richard H. Landau; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Special 1-reeler)-January 31, 1953 (edited '52) Compilation of earlier Nostradamus short footage.

Now I'll Tell One ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase [w/ Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy])-October 9, 1927 (filmed April) Hardy plays the cop and Laurel as lawyer. Edna Marion is Charley's wife.

Now We'll Tell One ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-November 19, 1932 (filmed July) Charley unwittingly puts on a belt that has the power to change the wearer's personality. With Muriel Evans, Lillian Elliott and Frank Darien.

Now You See It (Richard Cassell) Technicolor-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 20, 1947 (Academy Award Nominee) This Pete Smith Specialty demonstrates the uses of micro- and macrophotography. We see extreme closeups of the mechanical workings of a tiny wristwatch, the surface of a cat's tongue, and several insects. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 2 *DVD*

Nurse To You ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott & Jefferson Moffitt) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-October 5, 1935 The familiar scenario of a hypochondriac thinking he just has a few months left in life. Muriel Evans, Clarence H. Wilson, Franl Darien, Billy Gilbert and others in cast.

Nursery Rhyme Mysteries (Edward Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-July 3, 1943 Profiles the origins of Mother Goose and three popular nursery rhymes.



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Ode To Victory (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Miniature)-July 31, 1943 Ray Teal & Orchestra gets patriotic with many American standards like "Battle Hymn of the Republic" / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Odette Myrtil In Songs: Bon Soir Madam La Lune/When Katinka Shakes Her Tamborine (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© October 20, 1928

Odette Myrtil In The Dancing Master (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© January 28, 1929

Of Pups And Puzzles (George Sidney) bw-1 reel-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-September 6, 1941 (Academy Award Winner) (One Reel) Experiments with various animals make it possible to match men to the right jobs.

Off To Buffalo ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-February 16, 1929 (filmed October-November ’28) With Vivien Oakland, Edgar Kennedy, Anita Garvin & Dell Henderson

Okay Toots! ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott & William Terhune) bw-18m-(Charley Chase)-February 2, 1935 (filmed ‘34) Charley Chase is the troubled business man with parking troubles and other hassles, then finds his wife Toots (Jeanie Roberts) getting a psychic to switch their bodies! This prompts some gender stereotype "digs". Also with Jeani Roberts, Constance Bergen, Ferdinand Munier, Harry Bernard & others.

The Old Bull ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Marshall) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-June 4, 1932 (filmed March) The girls encounter a runaway lion while stranded out in the country. Otto Fries co-stars.

(The) Old Gray Hoss ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/synchronized score-20m-(Our Gang)-October 20, 1928 (filmed May & August) Wheezer steals the show by taking "sitting on an egg" and "jump in the lake" literally, as the gang supports a fire chief Robert Cummings and his horse.

Old Natchez On The Mississippi (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 30, 1939 (filmed January ’39) Resembling contemporary 1930s & '40s National Geographic spreads with "posed" antebellum South ladies dressed in preserved plantations. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Old New Mexico (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 26, 1940 Starting in Santa Fe, the capital and ending with the Navajo Indian reservation. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Old New Orleans (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 21, 1940 Sights include the Cathedral of St. Louis, Pirate's Alley, the Old French Market, and Broussard's Restaurant. / That Midnight Kiss/Toast On New Orleans & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Old Shep (Harold S. Bucquet) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-May 9, 1934 A man (Charles Sale) sadly faces the euthanasia of his faithful dog.

The Old South (Fred Zinnemann & Herman Hoffman) bw-10m-(Miniature)-January 20, 1940 (filmed ’39) Chronicle of the importance of cotton to the economy and culture of the American South. George Lynn plays Eli Whitney.

An Old Spanish Custom (Carlos Navarro & Antonio Samaniego; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-1 reel-(Sport Champions)-© September 26, 1932 Showcases bullfighting in Mexico.

The Old Wallop ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/silent-20m-(Our Gang)-October 22, 1927 (filmed August) With Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Jean Darling & others. A foreign print was found after the MGM copy was destroyed in a 1967 fire.

Oliver The Eighth ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lloyd French) bw-27m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-January 13, 1934 (filmed December ‘33) Ollie agrees to marry a widow (Mae Busch), who is quite the coo-coo with an obsession with men named Oliver... whom seven times have wound up "deceased". The boys stay (practically captive) in her gothic mansion. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Olympic Events (Ray McCarey; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sport Champions)-March 5, 1932 Shows track and field athletes preparing for the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

Olympic Ski Champions (---) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 3, 1936 Covers Winter Olympics in the Bavarian Alps.

On Location With Fame (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-May 1980

On Location With Westworld (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-September 1973

On The Loose ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Roach) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-December 26, 1931 (filmed October) Sick to death of Coney Island, the girls meet two young Britishers (John Loder & Claud Allister) who take them out to... Coney Island. Laurel and Hardy make a brief appearance, as does stock funnyman Billy Gilbert / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

On The March (---) Technicolor-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 9, 1929 Technicolor production

On The Road To Monterrey (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 27, 1943 (filmed early ’42) San Miguel de Allende & Queréaro and the great industrial districts / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

On The Shores Of Nova Scotia (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-June 28, 1947 (filmed summer ’46) From Lunenberg (deep sea fishing area) to artsy Peggy's Cove./ FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

On The Trail Of The Iguana (Night Of The Iguana) (---) bw-6m-(feature film promotional)-June 1964

On The Wrong Trek ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott & Harold Law) bw-18m-(Charley Chase)-April 18, 1936 Typical family vacation gone disaster. Rosina Lawrence is the Mrs.with Bonita Weber as mother in law. Also Bud Jamison, Clarence H. Wilson, Leo Willis & others. Includes a funny cameo by Laurel & Hardy.

Once Over Lightly (Will Jason) bw-19m-(Special)-December 17, 1938 Clipton Barber College uses its football field with barbor chair "face-offs". Featuring Billy Gilbert, Dixie Dunbar, Johnny Downs & Frank Melton

One Against the World (Fred Zinnemann; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-August 19, 1939 The story of Ephraim MacDowell, the first man to attempt a surgical operation. Starring Jonathan Hale, Claire McDowell & Charles Middleton.

One Good Turn ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-October 31, 1931 (filmed May-June) The boys raise funds for an older lady (Mary Carr) whom they think might be homeless because of her creditor. With James Finlayson and Billy Gilbert. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

One Horse Farmers ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-17m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-September 1, 1934 The girls buy a country home that is hardly a dream estate. With James C. Morton, Charlie Hall, Fred Holmes & others.

One Of The Smiths ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-28m-(Charley Chase)-May 23, 1931 (filmed February-March) Charley investigates a bunch of hillbillies to see why they are ordering musical instruments by mail and not paying for them. Song: "Handsome Jim". With James Finlayson, Louise Carver, Leo Willis, Harry Bowen, Eddie Baker & Harry Bernard.

One Track Minds ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-May 20, 1933 Thelma wins a screen test with a Hollywood studio, but trouble ensues on the train trip out there. Sterling Holloway, Jack Rube Clifford & Billy Gilbert appear on the train, while Lucien Prival is director "Von Sternheim".

1-2-3 Go! (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-April 26, 1941 (filmed December '40) Weird epiosde has Mickey hit by a car and the gang must learn all about safety / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Ontario: Land Of Lakes (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Paul Rogalli) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-February 12, 1949 (filmed June ’48) From Ottawa to Niagara Falls / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Opened By Mistake ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-October 6, 1934 Patsy tries to stay with nurse Thelma at the hospital, posing as a patient. With Nora Cecil & William Buress.

Opening Day (Roy Rowland) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-November 12, 1938 With the mayor out of town, Benchley is called upon to throw the first ball of a basebal game, but first... a speech. The audience gets restless quickly. (With Harlan Briggs and John Butler) / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Operation Dirty Dozen (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-May 1967

Operation Raintree (---) bw-5m-(feature film promotional)-April 1957

Operation Teahouse (---) bw-5m-(feature film promotional)-December 1, 1956

Oriental Motoring ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(DC: UFA Oddity)-June 3, 1929

Oriental Paradise (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 5, 1937 (filmed spring '35) More Japan: Mount Fuji and the deer park included / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Our Gang Follies Of 1936 ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-November 30, 1935 (filmed September) The first of the "putting on a show" shorts and well-produced (if an indication that the series was getting rather slick and "Hollywoodized" by this stage). Darla Hood joins the cast for the first time as "Cookie", while Spanky must compromise for the missing Flora Dora Girls by dressing in drag. A monkey causes trouble to the anics (getting inside of Spanky's dress). Some of the racial "humor" involving Buckwheat and other black kids fearful of the skeleton act and "eyes in the dark" generally got snipped in TV prints. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Our Gang Follies Of 1938 ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-December 18, 1937 (filmed November) The only two-reeler of the series post-1936 and an ambitious one at that. Alfalfa leaves Spanky's show to perfect his singing talents, with an opera promotor (Henry Brandon) jokingly offering him a career. This prompts a draem sequence when he suddenly "down and out" while Spanky boasts the biggest show in town, worthy of MGM Broadway Melody features. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Our Old Car (Cyril Endfield) bw-11m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-June 11, 1946 An affectionate look at the family auto over the decades. Streets are the same as the Andy Hardy movies and MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (and episodes of THE TWILIGHT ZONE later).

Our Wife ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-May 16, 1931 (filmed February-March) Ollie decides to elope under the pressure of his uncooperative future father-in-law... and Stan "helps". With Babe London, James Finlayson and Ben Turpin as "justice of the peace" (!). / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Out For Fun (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 4, 1954 (filmed ‘52) Troubles trying to relax on your day-off from work.

Out of Darkness (Voice of Liberty) (Sammy Lee; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-March 29, 1941 (filmed ‘40) The story of a courageous underground newspaper in Belgium during World War I. (With Rudolph von Heinrich, Egon Brecher, Wolfgang Zilzer, Lotti Palfi & Charles Wagenheim)

Oulandish Manners ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(DC: UFA Oddity)-July 8, 1929

Over The Andes (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 25, 1943 Journey from Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Over The Counter (Jack Cummings) Technicolor (2-color)-18m-(Colortone Revue)-October 15, 1932 A few familiars (Sidney Toler, Franklin Pangborn & Emerson Treacy) and some Grade A production numbers highlight this 2-color (lots of pink) mini-musical. The plot is quite original: a modern department store attracts house-wives thanks to its keeping-the-husband-occupied-while-she-shops policy. Not that every wifie would approve of the store's methods of keeping HIM entertained. Supposedly one cameo of a customer seeking a baby is played by Betty Grable. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Over The Seas To Belfast (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller & S.D. Onions) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-August 31, 1946 (filmed August ‘45) Post-war northern Ireland in its Technicolor glory... and a cameo by future queen Elizabeth. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Over The Seas To Borneo (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-June 6, 1932 Filmed in FitzPatrick's tour through Indonesia in March 1931

Pacific Paradise (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Miniature)-September 22, 1937 Cliff Edwards & Harry Owens go tropical isle with the Royal Hawaiian Hulu Girls and Harger & Maye

A Pair Of Tights ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw/silent-20m-(Harry Bernard, Marion Byron, Stuart Erwin, Anita Garvin & others)-December 10, 1928 Highjinks at an ice cream parlor, made famous in the 1950s by Robert Youngson's compilation features. Excellent gag timing as he boys and one girlfriend struggle to park a car as the other girlfriend keeps losing the ice cream.

The Pajama Party ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Roach) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-October 3, 1931 (filmed August) After running the girls’ car off the road, a society matron (Elizabeth Forrester) insists that the girls stay at her mansion for the evening. With Eddie Dunn & Donald Novis.

Palace Of Honey ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-May 21, 1928 Inside a bee hive.

Pan Handlers ([Hal Roach Studio]- William Terhune) bw-19m-(Patsy Kelly & Pert Kelton)-February 29, 1936 The girls get jobs selling aluminum cookware door to door. With Rosina Lawrence & Grace Goodall.

The Panic Is On ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-August 15, 1931 (filmed May) Charley accidently accepts a job in a blackmail ring. With Billy Gilbert, Virginia Whiting, Margaret Mann, Charlie Hall, Leo Willis & Harry Bernard.

Papua And Kalabahai- Weird Haunts Of Strange People (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© September 9, 1933

The Parasol Ant ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-August 28, 1927 (Film Daily review) As the title suggests… we get close up studies of harvester ants gathering grub. Previewed in 1926.

Paratroops (Office of War Information) bw-9m-(War Activities Committee)-January 21, 1943 (filmed ’42)

Paris On Parade (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Jack Cardiff) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-July 9, 1938 This Traveltalks short showcases the Paris International Exposition of 1937 with camera work by future feature cameraman Jack Cardiff, who filmed the first British "World Wonders" travelogue in Italy right after this in November of that year. / An American In Paris (Blu-Ray)& FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Party Fever (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-June 15, 1938 Alfalfa and Butch vie for Darla’s affections by running for office in a government boys group. Pete the pup makes another rare and final appearance. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) & Room Service/At The Circus *DVD*

Pass The Gravy ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol & Leo McCarey) bw/silent-23m-(Max Davidson)-January 7, 1928 (filmed October ’27) A battle with a neighbor's carefully bred chicken farm. With Martha Sleeper, Bert Sprotte as "Schultz", Gene Morgan & Spec O'Donnell.

Passing Parade #1 (Basil Wrangell) bw-1 reel-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-October 15, 1938 3-part anthology: The Marriage Industry profiles mail-order marriages, Unclaimed Millions shows how much money is left in banks indefinitely and Autobiography Of A Car chronicles a life from factory to scrap-pile.

Pasternak (Doctor Zhivago) (Thomas Craven) Technicolor-4m-(feature film promotional)-November 1965

Pastoral Panoramas (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining & Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 15, 1950 (filmed August '49) Bradford-on-Avon, Stoke Poges and Cambridge American Military Cemetery... a literally "dead" episode. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Pat Neal Is Back (The Subject Is Roses) (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-September 1968

The Pathfinders ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-1927

Patrolling The Ether (Paul Burnford) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-April 22, 1944 Shows how "radio ham" amateurs aid the Radio Intelligence Division of the Federal Communications Commissionagainst enemy agents in the United States. Richard Crane stars. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Pay As You Exit ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-October 24, 1936 The Our Gang version of Romeo and Juliet with Alfalfa smelling of onions and wooing Darla untill a replacement, Buckwheat, is called for. His line of "My Homeo!" may raise some eyebrows today. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Pearls And Devil Fish (Harold Austin; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Fisherman’s Paradise)-September 19, 1931 Profiles Mexican pearl divers and the manta ray.

Pedestrian Safety (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 17, 1952 "How to" demonstration.

Peeps At Pekin (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-January 17, 1931 China travelogue

Penelope Fashion Show (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-September 1966

Penny To The Rescue (Will Jason) Technicolor-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 25, 1941 (filmed ‘40) Chef Prudence Penny gives hints on cooking.

Penny Wisdom (David Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 10, 1937 (Academy Award Winner) (Color) A humorous Oscar winner in the color shortie category: Gertrude Short plays Mrs. Smudge, who desperately needs to prepare a big dinner for her hubbie and his visiting boss. The poor cocker spaniel getting stuck where he shouldn’t in the kitchen doesn’t help. Enter Prudence Penny, newspaper columnist decked in her expensive furs, to the rescue… with a high calorie din-din complete with sausage overkill and baked ice-cream (the only really appetizing part for me). / Prisoner Of Zenda *DVD*

Penny’s Party (David Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 9, 1938 Prudence Penny and Gwen Lee give more cooking tips.

Penny’s Picnic (Will Jason) Technicolor-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 17, 1938 Prudence Penny offers good picnic ideas.

People Of Russia (narrator: James FitzPatrick) bw-10m-(Miniature)-December 26, 1942 Combines footage of recent newsreels (Stalin overseeing parades) with 1932 footage FitzPatrick shot for his Traveltalks. A surprisingly "rosy" view of the Soviets during war time.

People On Paper (Herbert Morgan) bw-11m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-November 17, 1945 A capsule history of the comics with valuable footage of famous cartoonists at work. Among among them Chester Gould, Al Capp, Budd Fisher, Frank King and Ham Fisher

Perfect Day ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw/silent-19m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-August 10, 1929 (filmed May-June) The Laurels & the Hardys go on a picnic with "Uncle" Edgar Kennedy and wind up with some very... painful... mishaps.

Perfect Setup (Edward Cahn) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-February 1, 1936 (filmed ‘35) An electronics buff foils a burglar alarm and decides to do some crime... but you know he won't succeed. Uncredited performers include Frank Shannon as Detective Hewitt, Ben Taggert, Harry Tyler, William Henry, J. Anthony Hughes and your crime reporter William Tannen. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Perfect Tribute (Edward Sloman) bw-20m-(Special)-August 15, 1935 President Abraham Lincoln, played by Charles Sale and meeting a wounded soldier who lifts his spirits after delivering the Gettysburg address.

Perfume And Nicotine ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-January 9, 1928

A Persian Wedding ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-April 8, 1928

Personalities (Frank Whitbeck) bw-10m-(Romance Of Celleluid)-November 1942 MGM showcases performers whose careers are just starting including Esther Williams billed as Sheila Brooks. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 1 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 1) *DVD*

Pest Control (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 14, 1950 (filmed March ‘48, held over) This comedy shows pests of all kinds from the kid who can’t leave things alone in a store to the careless parking attendant. / The Stratton Story *DVD*

Pet Peeves (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 5, 1947 Profile on people’s irritating habits. Poor Dave O'Brien suffers in a telephone booth. Also the customer who reads at the news stand rather than buying.

Pete Smith’s Scrapbook (---)sepiatone-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 23, 1942 Compilation documentary.

Pets And Pests ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-January 28, 1928 Previewed in 1926.

Phantoms, Inc. (Harold Young) bw-17m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-June 9, 1945 This entry focuses on fake spiritualists... and sillier than other entries of this series, with one grief stricken woman walking into traffic in a trance. Features Frank Reicher, Ann Shoemaker, Arthur Shields and Dorothy Adams. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Phil Spitalny And His Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© April 28, 1930

Phil Spitalny And Orchestra (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© January 28, 1929

Pichianni Troupe (narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-September 22, 1934 Acrobatics with the famous troupe.

Picturesque Massachusetts (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 3, 1942 Includes Plymouth and the story of the Pilgrims. Also home of the Red Cross and Cape Cod. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Picturesque New Zealand (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-January 26, 1952 (filmed '51) Includes Auckland, Christchurch and FitzPatrick's obsessions with "waterworks": the geysers at Rotura. The Rangitoto Maori Choir sing too. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Picturesque Patzcuaro (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-May 23, 1942 Filmed in Mexico February 1942 / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Picturesque South Africa (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-© December 9, 1936 Focusing on Cape Town in the early spring, where FitzPatrick's Hone M. Glendining would return in 1952. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Picturesque Udaipur (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-May 13, 1939 (filmed February 1938) This India visit covers the legend of a Maharana / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Pigskin (Ray McCarey; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-October 22, 1932 Dick Hanley explains preseason pro-football.

Pigskin Champions (Charles Clarke) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 14, 1937 The Green Bay Packers teach football tips.

Pigskin Palooka ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-October 23, 1937 (filmed September) While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Pigskin Skill (Carl Dudley) Technicolor-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 18, 1948 Full-color football demonstration with the L.A. Rams.



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The Pinch Singer ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Newmeyer) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-January 4, 1936 (filmed November ‘35) Spanky, Buckwheat, Alfalfa (crooning "I’m In The Mood For Love"), Darla and the others all compete in an amateur contest. / The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

The Pip From Pittsburgh ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-March 21, 1931 (filmed November '30) Charley has a blind date with Thelma Todd whom he initially thinks is unattractive and becomes rather sloverly in appearance. Great dance slapstick later, benefiting from Leroy Shield's lively music. Support by Dorothy Grainger, Kay Deslys, Carlton Griffin, Charlie Hall, Harry Bernard & others.

Pirate Party On Catalina Isle (Louis Lewyn, producer; Gene Burdette) Technicolor-19m-(Galaxy Of Stars/Musical Revue)-November 21, 1935 More celebrities enjoying a show, including Randolph Scott & Cary Grant are priceless, Buddy Rogers, Leon Errol, Mickey Rooney, Chester Morris, Marion Davies, Vince Barnett, Robert Armstrong and others. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & David Copperfield *DVD*

Pirates (Marty Brooks) Technicolor (2-color)-2 reels-(Colortone Revue)-Febuary 15, 1930 Featuring Benny Rubin, the Conner Sisters, Jack Randall & Company, Arthur Lang & Orchestra in a ship-bound spectacular.

Piscatorial Pleasures (Harold Austin; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Fisherman's Paradise)-November 28, 1931 Fishing reel shot along the California coastline

Pitcairn Island Today (Eugene H. Roth, producer; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-© September 13, 1935 Semi-promotional for MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, semi-travelogue / Mutiny On The Bounty (1935) *DVD*

Plan For Destruction (Edward Cahn; narrator: Lewis Stone) bw-22m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-April 10, 1943 (preview) (Academy Award Nominee) Dramatization of pre-war Germany with actors sowing how high ideals lead to fascism. Lewis Stone narrates and Frank Reincher plays Karl Ernst Haushofer. George Lynn has a bit role as Rudolf Hess. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Plane Nuts (Jules White) bw-20m-(MGM Musical Revue)-October 14, 1933 Ted Healy with the Stooges do pleasing vaudeville routines (still funny) along with Bonnie Bonnell. / Classic Shorts Of The Dream Factory Vol 3: Three Stooges (Warner Archive) & Dancing Lady *DVD*

Playing By Ear (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 26, 1946 The accomplishments of blind athletes are shown.

Playlands Of Michigan (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 26, 1949 (filmed September ’47) Includes artistic Saugatuck, Dutch influenced Zeeland, Silver Lake and Colon, "The Magic Capitol of the World". / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Please Answer (Roy Rowland) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 24, 1940 A documentary that explains the answers to questions about Portuguese man-of-war fish and the Rosetta Stone, among others.

Poet And Peasant Overture (George Sidney & Alfred Wallenstein) color & CinemaScope-9m-(CinemaScope Special / Musical Gem)-March 26, 1954 (filmed ’53) More orchestra music presented n wide-sceen / Silk Stockings *DVD*

Poetry Of Nature (Mervyn Freeman) sepiatone-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 17, 1939 Flora and fauna of California’s Redwood forests spotlighting Mr. Crow, with support by gray foxes, black bears, hawks and other critters.

Poker At Eight ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-19m-(Charley Chase)-March 9, 1935 Charley tries to be a hypnotist. Song: "In The Doghouse". With Constance Bergen, Bernedene Hayes, Tom Dugan, Ben Taggard & others.

Polo (George Sidney) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-May 9, 1936 Profile of Hollywood’s favorite sport.

Ponce Sisters In Songs: Easy Going/Ukulele Daly (---) bw-4m-(Movietone Act)-© November 10, 1928 / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Ponce Sisters In Songs: Too Busy/I’d Rather Cry Over You (---) bw-4m-(Movietone Act)-© October 20, 1928

The Pooch ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-June 14, 1932 (filmed March) Stymie and Spanky are hungry... as is Pete the pooch. Artichokes from one lady don't cut it. Worse... the dog catcher is after the canine community. The dialogue and overall "cuteness" makes this entry a good one. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Portrait Of A Genius (Sammy Lee & Carl Dudley; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-January 23, 1943 (filmed ’42) Bio of Leonardo DaVinci (starring Richard Ainley).

Portrait Of An Actor: George C. Scott (The Last Run) (director ) Technicolor-10m-(feature film promotional)-June 1971

The Postman (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 30, 1953 Trials of a postman doing his job.

Pound Foolish (Felix Feist) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-January 27, 1940 (filmed '39) An expose of attempts by wealthy people to avoid payment of customs duties. Stars Neil Hamilton and Lynne Craver with Victor Varconi, Gertrude Michael, John Hamilton, Wally Maher and others. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Practical Joker (Will Jason) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 8, 1944 (filmed ‘43) A look at a self-styled trickster.

Practical Jokers (George Sidney) bw-8m24s-(Our Gang)-December 17, 1938 (filmed October) Butch has been playing practical jokes on the gang, but now they get their turn. (With Darla, Spanky, Alfalfa and Buckwheat) / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Pretoria To Durban (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 20, 1952 First of a four part South African tour done in February and March 1952 / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Primitive Housekeeping ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-April 21, 1928 Covers a village in Central America

Primitive Pitcairn (Eugene H. Roth, producer; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-January 1, 1936 (completed '35) Tour of island where he HMS Bounty once visited.

Prince, King Of Dogs (Felix Feist; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-July 6, 1935 A very athletic German Shepherd is profiled.

A Princess Of Destiny (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; Tom Terriss) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-July 1, 1929

Pro Football (Ray McCarey; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-September 22, 1934 Top Chicago Bears football stars perform in slow-motion.

Prophet Without Honor (Felix E. Feist; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-May 20, 1939 (Academy Award Nominee) Tale of US Navy officer Matthew Fontaine Maury (Tom Neal) who became desk bound on an injury but succeeded as a great map maker until he supported the wrong side in the Civil War.

Public Ghost No. 1 ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott & Harold Law) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-December 14, 1935 Charley is hired by nutcase escapee Edwin Maxwell to haunt a house… belonging to love interest Joyce Compton and daddy Clarence Wilson. Everybody winds up fooled by “strange noises”.

The Public Pays (Errol Taggart) bw-19m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-October 10, 1936 (Academy Award Winner) (Two Reels) The focus is on racketeering in an effort to jack up milk prices... and little junior possibly being poisoned at breakfast time. Lots of car chases to impresses fans of "vintage" crome here. A large cast includes Paul Stanton, Cy Kendall, William Pawley, Emmet Vogen, Frank Puglia, Edwin Stanley & others. / Wife Vs. Secretary & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Pups Is Pups ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-August 30, 1930 (filmed April-May) A National Film Registry entry, although a number of 1930-35 titles are equally worthy of it. Farina encourages the gang (Jackie Cooper & May Ann Jackson included) to enter their pets into a high societ show... with the expected results of the fauna taking over the humans. Wheezer stands out patrolling a group of puppies and Dorothy DeBorba literally makes a splash in her debut, repeatedly, in a mud puddle despite Chubby's scorn. Adults include Charlie Hall on violin. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Purity Squad (Harold Kress) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-November 3, 1945 Shows how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's prevents bad 'Diabulin' get marketed. Starring Byron Foulger & Dick Elliott / Without Love & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Putting Pants On Philip ([Hal Roach Studio]- Clyde Bruckman) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-December 3, 1927 (filmed August) J. Piedmont Mumblethunder gets his Scottish nephew tailored. With Chester A. Bachman & Sam Lufkin among others.

Quaint Quebec (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Benjamin Sharpe & Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 19, 1936 Namely Québec City, shot in the summer of 1935 and held over in release. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Quaint St. Augustine (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 4, 1939 (filmed late '38) Not just old "Sopain" in Florida, but also the ostrich & alligator farm. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Quebec In Summertime (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Paul Rogalli) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-April 9, 1949 (filmed June ’48) Includes the Chateau Frontenac Hotel in the city and scenic Montmorency Falls. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Quicker Than A Wink (Quicker 'N A Wink) (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 12, 1940 (Academy Award Winner) (One Reel) This Academy Award winning short by Pete Smith is about slow motion photography with Harold E. Edgerton spotlighted as key stroboscopic cameraman. / Go West/The Big Store *DVD*

Quiz Biz (Will Jason) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 8, 1941 (filmed ‘40) Questions on onions, the origin of words, etc.

Racing Canines (David Miller) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-March 14, 1936 Documentary on greyhound racing.

Radio Bugs (Cyril Endfield) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-April 1, 1944 (filmed September ’43) Froggy tires to get a sponsor to make good on radio. The gang try comedy at the dentist and Shakespeare at the morgue. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Radio Hams (Felix Feist) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 20, 1939 A fairly serious look at radio hams in the usual jokey format. Shows aircraft using morse code.

Radiomanía ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-2 reels-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy [Spanish])-June 1930 / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Railroadin' ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-June 15, 1929 (filmed April) Fat Joe Cobb, Farina & the Gang ride in a runaway train in this impressively staged early talkie. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Rainbow Canyons (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 2, 1935 (filmed July ’34) Scenic Nevada. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

The Rainbow Pass (Jacques Tourneur & Richard Goldstone; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-September 11, 1937 In Chinese culture, live theater performances are attended by all classes of society. This short shows a performance of "The Rainbow Pass," a tale of a wife who challenges her husband's murderer to combat.

Rainy Days ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/silent-2 reels-(Our Gang)-February 11, 1928 (filmed November-December ‘27)

Readin' And Writin' ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-February 2, 1932 (filmed September-October ‘31) Breezy (Kendell McComas) tries to get himself expelled by Miss Crabtree so he can enjoy his fishing. This is one of those charming films of "yesteryear" when life was viewed as innocent. (Not that it was in reality.) Great classroom scenes with Wheezer and Stymie here... and a skunk providing "the end" to the cast. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Real McCoy ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-December 29, 1929 (Film Daily review) (filmed October) Charlie poses as a hillbilly in his pursuit of a country girl (Thelma Todd). Gags include a skunk and a battle with locals (including Eddie Dunn, Charlie Hall, Sam Luffkin) who think he is a prohibition era cop after their booze stash. Edgar Kennedy plays a real cop here.

A Recital Classic (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-July 8, 1929

A Really Important Person (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-January 11, 1947 (filmed ‘46) Dean Stockwell stars as a pupil who learns how important his father is when he is asked to write an essay at school. Co-starring Connie Gilchrist, Clancy Cooper and Chick York. / Song Of The Thin Man *DVD*

Red Men On Parade (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 1, 1941 (filmed ’40) A gathering of 30 tribes in New Mexico / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Red Noses ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-21m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-March 19, 1932 (filmed January) The girls try to work off a cold at a Turkish bath.With Blanche Payson, Wilfred Lucas & Billy Gilbert.

Redd Foxx Becomes A Movie Star (Norman, Is That You?) (Elliott Geisinger) color-8m-(feature film promotional)-February 1976

Reducing (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 22, 1952 (filmed ‘51) Shows the difficulties an overweight woman (Maxine Gates) goes through trying to lose weight. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 2 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 2) *DVD*

Respect The Law (Joe Newman) sepiatone-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-January 4, 1941 (filmed November ‘40) Shows how so-called "minor" lawbreakers can do more damage than major criminals. With Moroni Olsen, Richard Lane, Frank Orth & William Forrest / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Return From Nowhere (Paul Burnford; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-October 28, 1944 Follow-up to DREAMS, focusing this time on The Subconscious. Don DeFore, Don Curtis, Morris Ankrum, Kay Medford & Naomi Scher appear here.

Reunion In Rhythm ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-January 9, 1937 (filmed December ‘36) A significant entry in the series with "old" members appearing at a dinner party (Stymie, Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Joe Cobb, etc.) as Spanky leads Darla, Porky, Alfalfa ("I'm Through With Love") and Buckwheat in a knock-off of Broadway. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Revelers Singing "Coming Home" (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 16, 1929

The Revelers Singing "I’m In Love" (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 9, 1929

The Revelers: I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 10, 1930

Rhapsody In Brew ([Hal Roach Studio]- Billy Gilbert) bw-20m-(All-Star)-September 8, 1933 Billy Gilbert and Billy Bletcher play the "Schmatz Brothers" who start their own beer garden in this musical comedy.

Rhumba Rhythm (Louis Lewyn) bw-10m-(Miniature)-September 2, 1939 Full title “Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga”. Various movie stars like Lana Turner make cameos here, but Eduardo Chavez is showcased the most with his band. The “plot” involves a pair of tourists (played by Sally Payne and Mary Treen) trying to get autographs. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Rio de Janeiro: City Of Splendour (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-April 18, 1936 (filmed January) Includes Sugar Loaf Mountain. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Rio The Magnificent (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Frank Goodliffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 12, 1932 (filmed March) Includes the mountain views of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Roamin' Holiday ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-June 12, 1937 (filmed April-May) Pete the pup had been semi-retired since roughly 1933 or so, but reappears here. Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and Porky are runaways but the town residents the Jenks (Orlan Harlan & May Wallace) get them to return. / The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

Roamin' Vandals ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leigh Jason & Hal Yates) bw-18m-(All-Star [Eddie Foy Jr., Patsy Kelly & Billy Gilbert])-April 28, 1934 Billy runs a wild west medicine show.

Roaming Through Arizona (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Charlie Boyle) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-June 3, 1944 (filmed ’43) Includes a a dude ranch and a singalong "Home on the Range." / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Roaming Through Michigan (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-May 20, 1950 (filmed September ’47) This Includes the dune buggy on the Sleeping Bear sand dunes. Also Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie. / Three Little Words *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Roaming Through Northern Ireland (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller & S.D. Onions) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-July 9, 1949 Carrick-a-Rede Island, Downpatrick Cathedral, Castle Dunluce, Bangor and Cushendun / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Roast-Beef And Movies (Sam Baerwitz & Richy Craig Jr.) Technicolor (2-color)-16m-(MGM Musical Revue)-February 1, 1934 Starring Curly Jerry Howard, Bobby Callahan & George Givot. A trio of comics (one a Stooge) try to convince a producer to help make a movie. This gives an excuse to show Berkeleysque musical numbers with dancing girls and a Mae West spoof. / Classic Shorts Of The Dream Factory Vol 3: Three Stooges (Warner Archive) & Dancing Lady *DVD*

Robert Chisholm: When The Sergeant Major’s On Parade (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 9, 1929

Robot Wrecks (Edward Cahn) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-July 12, 1941 (filmed May) At Black's Department Store, the Gang watch "Volto" a robot (who really isn't, with an actor in costume), but that doesn't stop them from building their own and the nw bad guy "Boxcar" (Vincent Graeff) climbing into as an "animator". / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Rock (Point Blank) (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-August 1967

Rocky Mountain Grandeur (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: James Smith & Winton Hoch) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-June 26, 1937 Including Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Rodeo Dough (Louis Lewyn, producer; Sammy Lee & Manon Mack) sepiatone-10m-(Miniature)-November 9, 1940 Gene Autry and Roy Rogers are among the western celebrities “snooped” upon in this “Galaxy of Stars”. Also Johnny Weissmuller. / The Tarzan Collection (Vol 1) *DVD*

Romance Of Celluloid (Frank Whitbeck) bw-1 reel-(Romance Of Celluloid)-© August 27, 1937 This one provides an interesting glimpse at film processing at Culver City.

The Romance Of Digestion (Felix Feist) bw-8m-(Robert Benchley)-March 13, 1937 Benchley the lecturer demonstrates that there's romance in anything, including eating. Teeth become "Nature's tiny sentinels" and the journey food makes through one's system is compared to a country pleasure trip. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Romance Of Radium (Felix Feist & Jacques Tourneur) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 23, 1937 (Academy Award Nominee) A background on radium and its properties with expert footage of it in action supplied by Eddie Hart. In the historical segments: André Cheron plays Henri Bequerel and Emmett Vogan plays Pierre Curie.

Romance Of The Potato (Sammy Lee) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 9, 1939 A history of the potato.

Romantic Argentina (James A. FitzPatrick & Frank Goodiffe) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© August 22, 1932 (filmed March) Mostly Buenos Aires.

Romantic Nevada (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Snyder) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 24, 1943 A fun reel (and among Fitz’ all time best), but hardly “romantic” since the Divorce Capital of the USA is highlighted here. In addition to dude ranches and desert scenery, we get nice shots of wartime Reno with loads of vintage chrome on the roads. (What? There is rubber shortage? Could have fooled me!) The ladies filing for their divorces all sport high heels and huge hats that Hedda Hopper would envy. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Romantic Riviera (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Howard P. Nelson) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-June 23, 1951 (filmed ‘50) Tour of the French coast and Monaco. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 2 *DVD* & FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Rome The Eternal City (Morgan Hudgins) color-20+m-(promotional for QUO VADIS)-September 1951 / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Roosevelt, Man Of The Hour (---) bw-18m-(Special)-April 15, 1933 (Motion Picture Herald review) Saluting the president with newsreel footage.

Roping Wild Bears (W. Earle Frank; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-February 10, 1934 (filmed ‘33) Wild bears that bother livestock are captured with ropes and shipped to zoos.

Rough Riding (---) Technicolor-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 11, 1954 Shows various events at a rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.

Rough Seas ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-27m-(Charley Chase)-April 25, 1931 (filmed January) On his way home following World War I, Charley smuggles his French sweetheart (Thelma Todd) aboard ship and gets into all kinds of trouble. Support by the Ranch Boys (in song), Carlton Griffin, Charlie Hall, Frank Brownlee, Harry Bernard & others.

The Rounder (J.C. Nugent) bw-20m1s-(Colortone Revue)-January 18, 1930 (filmed ’29) A drinking Jack Benny stumbles into Dorothy Sebastian's (Ethel Dalton) apartment and the results are not the exected. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & To Be Or Not To Be *DVD*



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Rover's Big Chance (Herbert Glazer) bw-11m-(Our Gang)-August 22, 1942 (filmed April) Pete is long gone, but there's Rover with the gang... and a Hollywood agent from Mammoth Picture Studios fixing a flat tire "discovers" him. Of course, the kids all come for their own screen tests. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Rowan & Martin At The Movies (Jack Arnold) Technicolor-11m-(promotional)-September 1968 For U.S. Savings Bond drive

Rube Minstrels (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© January 28, 1929

Ruby Lips ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-January 19, 1929 (filmed October ’28) With Nina Quartero, Richard Tucker, Frank Austin & Gale Henry

Rugby (Ray McCarey; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-December 15, 1934 Profile of the popular sport.

The Rummy ([Hal Roach Studio]- Del Lord) bw-20m-(The Taxi Boys)-June 10, 1933 Antics at a taxidermy shop. Ben Blue and Billy Gilbert. Gladys Blake supports.

Rural Hungary (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 29, 1939 (filmed ’37) This was curiously pulled from a July 9, 1938 release, perhaps because MGM distributors were not sure if Hitler's recent take-over of Austria would impact the material. However it may not have needed any editing when making the screens almost a year later. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Rural Mexico (James A. FitzPatrick & Lewis Lewyn; camra: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-November 30, 1935 Mazatlán and its coconut and turtle harvesting (this is not for animal lovers), market day at Toluca and a quick trip to Taxco are highlighted. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Rural Sweden (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-May 14, 1938 (filmed June ’37) Includes Visby, Gripsol Castle, Skanstull and the viking influence. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Rushin' Ballet ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-April 24, 1937 (filmed March) Spanky and Alfalfa, "The Sekret Revenger Club", come to the rescue of Porky and Buckwheat, whose marbles are stolen by bullies Butch and The Woim. However, a tomato fight prompts the "avengers" to size up the tougher opponents and restrategize. A hilarious chase winds up in a ballet school, with Spanky and Alfalfa dressing in drag. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Ryan's Daughter (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-October 1970

The Sacred Baboon ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-September 1, 1928

Sacred City Of The Mayan Indians (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-7m-(Traveltalk)-February 22, 1936 (filmed ’35) A visit to Chichicastenango, Guatemala, where Mayan civilization flourished. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Safe At Home (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 12, 1954 A comedic view of an obstacle-ridden house.

Safety Sleuth (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 25, 1944 How accidents happen when proper safety devices are neglected.

St. Helena And Its Man Of Destiny (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-© July 8, 1936 (filmed February) Napoleon's exile spot / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Salt Lake Diversions (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Charlie Boyle & Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 25, 1943 (filmed May 1943) First in a series of a summer '43 tour of Utah for the 1944 season. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

San Sebastian 1746 In 1968 (Guns For San Sebastian) (Floyd Peterson) Technicolor-10m-(feature film promotional)-December 1967

Sanctuary ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-May 5, 1928 Profiles pelicans and other sea birds. Previewed in 1926 as BIRD'S PARADISE

Saturday's Lesson ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/synchronized score-17m-(Our Gang)-November 9, 1929 (filmed March) A man (John O' Brien) dressed as the devil scares the gang into minding their mothers.

Savage Customs ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-December 10, 1928

La Savate (David Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 12, 1938 Color demonstration of French boxing.

Scenic Grandeur (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 13, 1941 (probably filmed '39) Featuring Mount Saint Helen's and Spirit Lake in Washington and later Alaska's coastline and the Columbia- Glacier. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Scenic Oregon (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner & William Snyder) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-June 26, 1943 Includes miniature rock village of Pasmus Peterson, the bears at Crater Lake and Bonneville Dam. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Scholastic England (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 18, 1948 (filmed August ’45) Cambridge, Oxford & Eton... punting on the Thames. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

School Begins ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack) bw/synchronized score-20m-(Our Gang)-November 17, 1928 (filmed June) Lost film

School's Out ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-November 22, 1930 (filmed June) The gang fears Miss Crabtree (June Marlowe) will leave, Jackie Cooper especially, and get married. When her brother (Creighton Hale), they obviously jump to the wrong conclusion of him being her prospective husband and hide his clothes as he goes swimming. Nice nostalgic schoolroom comedy. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Schumann Story (Clarence Brown) bw-30m-(Special)-February 1950 Bio of Robert Schumann utilizing footage from SONG OF LOVE (1947).

Scientifiquiz (---) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 2, 1949 (filmed ‘48) Questions subjects renging from insects to newspapers.

Scotland, The Bonnie (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© November 17, 1933

Scram! ([Hal Roach Studio]- Ray McCarey) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-September 10, 1932 (filmed June) A judge (Richard Cramer) orders the boys to just do that. After scramming, they wind up in a ritzy mansion with drunk owner Arthur Housman and shocked Vivien Oakland. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Scrap Happy (Will Jason) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 4, 1943 Shows how scrap metal drivers were organized during World War 2 and how different types of metal found their way into them.

Screen Actors (Hal Elias) bw-9m-(Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences)-May 13, 1950 Shows their everyday life: Reginald Denny, Gail Patrick, and Dan Duryea included.

Sea For Yourself (Charles Trego) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 21, 1940 Profiles the sport of spear-fishing.

Sea O'Casey The Spirit Of Ireland (Young Cassidy) (---) color-8m-(feature film promotional)-January 1965

Sea Spiders (narrator: Gayne Whitman) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-© August 24, 1932 Highly enjoyable travelogue of Tahiti with fisherman battling octopus (poor critter), sharks and a giant clam.

Sealskins ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gil Pratt & Morey Lightfoot) bw-21m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-February 6, 1932 (filmed November ‘31) The girls hear that a Royal Seal has been stolen from a foreign country- and they go after a sea lion. Bit parts include Billy Gilbert, Tiny Sandford and Buddy McDonald. Also Jocko a gorilla who really isn't in reality.

Searchers For A Special City (Mister Buddwing) (---) bw-11m-(feature film promotional)-December 1965

Seattle: Gateway To The Northwest (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 18, 1939 (filmed June) Includes a Weyerhaeuser lumber camp between Longview and Tacoma. Also Everett. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

The Second 100 Years ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-October 8, 1927 (filmed June) Two convicts tunnel into the warden's office... and later disguise themselves a painters before changing wardrobes again as high class "officials" who wind up... back where they started. With James Finlayson playing governor and Tiny Sandford as guard.

Second Childhood ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-April 11, 1936 (filmed February) 65-year old grandma (Zeffie Tilbury, actually 73) begins her "second childhood" with Spanky, Alfalfa & the others helping. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Secret Boozehounds ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-June 27, 1929

Secrets Of The Sea ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-November 22, 1927 Both familiar sea life and the microscopic forms

See Your Doctor (Basil Wrangell) bw-8m-(Robert Benchley)-December 16, 1939 A lecturer tells the audience that it is National Take Care Week. He tells the story of a man who gets stung in his garden and the problems the man has when he seeks treatment at the doctor's office. (With Hobart Cavanaugh, Helen MacKeller, Monty Woolley & Claire DuBrey) / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Seeing Ceylon (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-May 17, 1952 (filmed '51) Mostly Colombo and Kandy / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Seeing El Salvador (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-March 31, 1945 (filmed ’44) San Salvador and Izalco Volcano featured / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Seeing Hands (Robert Wilmont) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 3, 1943 (Academy Award Nominee) Ben Helwig was blinded as a youth but is a multi-talented defense plant worker. / Du Barry Was A Lady *DVD*

Seeing Spain (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-October 17, 1953 (filmed September 1952) Covers Granada, Madrid, Sevilla and Toledo / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

The Seesaw And The Shoes (Moments That Made History) (Douglas Foster; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-May 5, 1945 This docudrama shows how these two inventions inspired the invention of the stethoscope and the discovery of rubber’s properties. (With Arthur Space, Feodor Chaliapin & Gregory Golubeff)

Self Defense (Philip Anderson) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 25, 1942 Demonstration for women in defending themselves.

La Señorita De Chicago ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-2 reels-(Charley Chase [Spanish])-April 1931

Serene Siam (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-May 29, 1937 (filmed March ’36) Showcases Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Servant Of Mankind (Herman Hoffman) bw-9m-(Miniature)-© May 14, 1940 Brief biopic on Thomas Edison, supporting features concurrently made about him.

Servant Of The People: The Story Of The Constitution Of The United States (Edward Cahn) bw-21m-(Special)-January 22, 1937 Featuring Gladden James, Guy Wilkerson & William Gould in a patriotic historical

Set ‘Em Up (Felix Feist) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 7, 1939 Andy Varipapa and Ned Day give bowling lessons.

Seventh Column (Will Jason) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 31, 1943 A short showing how carelessness and accidents can harm the war effort, and steps on how to avoid them.

Shaft On Location (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-May 1971

Sharks And Swordfish (Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Fisherman’s Paradise)-October 24, 1931 Undersea footage of two predators.

The “She" Story (---) bw-7m-(feature film promotional)-February 1965

Sherman Said It ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-17m-(Charley Chase)-September 2, 1933 Although the war is over, Charley still can't seem to find his way out of France. With Nita Pike, Luis Alberni & Jimmie Adams

Ship Ahoy (---) bw-2 reels-(Movietone Act)-January 29, 1929 (Film Daily review) Featuring Phil Spitalny & His Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra, the Paul Sisters, Penn Trio & Chester Hale Girls

The Ship That Died (Jacques Tourneur & George Sayer; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Historical Mystery)-February 19, 1938 (filmed ’37) Tale of the 1872 disappearance of the merchant ship Mary Celeste's crew... still unsolved today. Leonard Penn and Rhea Mitchell have bit roles.

Shiver My Timbers ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-21m-(Our Gang)-October 10, 1931 (filmed June-July) The Gang plays hooky from school so they can listen to the tall tales of a friendly sea captain (Billy Gilbert). After a scolding from Miss Crabtree (June Marlowe) he decides to help get them back to school by pretending his ship is out at sea and spooking them as a hard, hard captain. Great dialogue between Gilbert and Stymie here, but it does slow down the film in spots. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Shivering Shakespeare ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack & Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-January 25, 1930 (filmed September-October '29) The gang performs Quo Vadis for cop Edgar Kennedy's wife (Gertrude Sutton) and with Kennedy himself as a "giant". Norman "Chubby" Chaney plays Nero and Jackie Cooper a suffering Christian with Bobby Hutchins (Wheezer), Mary Ann Jackson and Farina in support. A pie fight, perhaps the first for the talkie era, results in the mayhem. / The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

Shoe Shine Boy (Walter Hart) bw-15m-(Special)-December 24, 1943 (filmed May) Tale of a boy (Melvin Bryant) and his trumpet, his efforts in getting it out of the pawnshop and later supporting the military with it.Slightly dated but entertaining wartime fluff. With Walter Catlett, Sam Levene & William Bailey

The Shoes Of The Fisherman (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-September 1968

Shooting The Moonshine War (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-October 1970

Should Married Men Go Home? ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey & James Parrott) bw/silent-2 reels-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-September 8, 1928 (filmed March) Escaping home to the golf course and getting into a mud fight.

Should Women Drive? ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey) bw/silent-2 reels-(Max Davidson)-May 28, 1928 (filmed January) Well... co-star Patsy O'Byrne shouldn't.

Show Business ([Hal Roach Studio]- Jules White) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-August 20, 1932 (filmed May) The girls and their pet monkey create havoc on board a train carrying a traveling Broadway troupe. With Anita Garvin & Monte Collins.

The Shrimp ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles H. Rogers) bw-20m-(Harry Langdon)-May 3, 1930 (filmed December '29) A "shrimp" becomes a bully. Thelma Todd and Max Davidson in supporting roles, the latter as a mad doctor.

Shrimps For A Day ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-December 8, 1934 (filmed November) A wealthy young couple (Joe Young & Doris McMahan) have orphans attend heir mansion and magically become kids again when they find a magic lamp. (Pint-sized adults George & Olive Brasno play the juvenile versions.) After an ordeal back at the orphanage (castor oil, crowded beds), they expose the owners (Clarence Wilson & Rosa Gore) for his harsh discipline of the kids. Spanky is the star here aiding them. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Shrines Of Yucatan (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-January 13, 1945 (filmed early ’44) A visit to the structures built by the ancient Mayans at Chichén Itzá, on the Yucatán Peninsula. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Sing, Sister, Sing ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-March 2, 1935 (filmed ‘34) To stay good roommates, the gals decide to sing to eachother when angry. Harry Bowen also stars.

Singapore And Jahore (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 31, 1938 Bustling Indonesia in its pre-war glory / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

The Singing Nun (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-February 1966

Sitka And Juneau, A Tale Of Two Cities (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 13, 1940 Part of the summer 1939 tour of Alaska. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Ski Birds (Charles Trego) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 18, 1939 A short history of skiing.

Ski Skill (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 23, 1937 Demonstration of skiing.

Skip The Maloo! ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-September 26, 1931 (filmed June-July) Talkie version of an earlier short ONE-MAMA MAN (1927), with Charley playing a duke who is hired by the unsuspecting father of his fiancé to impersonate himself. With Julie Bishop, Gale Henry, Dell Henderson, Eddie Dunn & others.

Skirt Shy ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Cruze & Charles H. Rogers) bw-20m-(Harry Langdon)-November 29, 1929 (filmed September) Harry must pose as a woman to help the women he works for get a marriage proposal. With Charles Rogers, May Wallace, Tom Ricketts, Nancy Dover & Charlie Hall

Sky Boy ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles H. Rogers) bw-20m-(Harry Langdon)-October 5, 1929 (filmed July) Co-starring Thelma Todd, Charlie Rogers & Eddie Dunn. Harry lands on an iceberg with his rival.

The Sky Divers (The Gypsy Moths) (Dale Mackey) Technicolor-15m-(feature film promotional)-July 1969

Sky Science (Will Jason) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 22, 1943 Documentary showing how fighter airplanes are created and designed in a laboratory.

Sky Skiers (Charles Trego) bw-7m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 17, 1951 (filmed '50) Water skiing stunts involving planes, kites and helicopters are shown.

Sleeping Death ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-June 30, 1928

Slightly Static ([Hal Roach Studio]- William Terhune) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-September 7, 1935 The girls work for the LOCO radio station when the regular stock company refuses to perform a sickly play the president’s son has written. This short features a big cast, including the Sons of the Pioneers with Roy Rogers.

Small Talk ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-25m-(Our Gang)-May 18, 1929 (filmed March-April) Wheezer gets adopted over sisiter Mary Ann at the orphanage, but the gang all visit him. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Smile Wins (Hal Roach/Pathé- Robert McGowan) bw/silent-2 reels-(Our Gang)-February 26, 1928 (filmed May-June or August ’27)

Snappy Caballero (---) Technicolor (2-color)-2 reels-(Colortone Revue "Novelty")-February 5, 1931

Snappy Sneezer ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-July 29, 1929 Charley has hay fever, and his constant sneezing is driving everybody crazy. Thelma Todd plays his girl and Anders Randolf is her father.

Sneak Easily ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-17m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-December 10, 1932 (filmed November) While serving on a jury, Zasu swallows Exhibit A- a time bomb. Billy Gilbert is the unfortunate prosecuting attorney and James C. Morton judge. With Bobby Burns, Rolfe Sedan, Henry Bernard & Charlie Hall.

Snow Birds (Jules White; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sports Champions)-August 20, 1932 Covers tobogganing, ice skating, and barrel jumping in California and the world's longest ski-jump in Sweden.

Snow Gets In Your Eyes (Will Jason) bw-20m-(Special)-May 25, 1938 Featuring Virginia Grey & Charles Judels. A department store holds an indoor skiing competition. The Dandridge Sisters (Dorothy included) perform here. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*



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So Quiet On The Canine Front (Zion Meyers & Jules White) bw-15m-(Dogville)-© November 28, 1930 The entire World War played by pooches (dachshunds on the German side) complete with airplane stunts and a Mata Hari type. / Dogville Comedies (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Soak The Old (Sammy Lee) bw-20m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-August 24, 1940 Expose on pension-plan racketeers. Ralph Morgan, Kenneth Christy, George Lessey, George Lloyd, Charles Wagenheim, Guy Kingsford and Hugh Beaumont appear. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Soak The Poor (Harold Bucquet) bw-16m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-August 21, 1937 Racketeers force grocers to turn over relief tickets to them, so the grocers must charge poor people more. With Leon Ames & Leslie Fenton / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Soaring Stars (Basil Wrangell) sepia-10m-(Miniature)-April 24, 1942 A visit to Santa Anita to meet the stars. Sally Payne & Mary Treen play autograph hounds.

Soaring Wings ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-August 4, 1927 (trade preview) Close-up study of birds in flight. Initially previewed in 1926 as THOSE WHO HAVE WINGS.

Social Sea Lions (John Hines) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 20, 1940 Three sea lions gatecrash the kitchen of a beach house, steal some goodies, then go on to cause chaos at the party. (Michael Crew)

The Soilers ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Marshall) bw-18m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-October 29, 1932 (filmed August) The girls try selling magazines with a bit of "sex appeal" with the fellas at City Hall but wind up in a series of slaptik pratfalls (complete with banana peels). James C. Morton & Bud Jamison support.

Some Time Soon (Sammy Lee) bw-19m-(Miniature Musical Comedy)-April 6, 1937 Jean Chatburn fantasizes about her princ rescuing her at her mundane factory job but her real prince is co-worker Gregory Gaye. Lots of singing. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Something Simple ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott & Walter Weems) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-September 8, 1934 Charley is mistaken for an escaped lunatic. With Betty Mack, Dell Henderson, Arthur Housman & others.

Somewhat Secret (Sammy Lee) bw-21m-(Special)-March 29, 1939 Stuffy Mary Howard and swingy Tom Collins are the lovebirds in this musical with Benny Rubin and Mary Bovard providing more comic supporting roles. The setting is Dimsdale Hall Finishing School where the pretty (but uptight) assistant dean Emily does not approve of this new ‘30s dance music… only her love-interest (a chemistry teacher) has got that groove…

Somewhere U.S.A. (Gunther V. Fritsch & Gordon Knox; narrator: Carey Wilson) Technicolor-10m-(Miniature)-June 3, 1944 Shows how a New Mexico hispanic family adjusts to their son joining the military.

Song Of Revolt (Roy Rowland & Douglas Foster) bw-11m-(Tabloid Musical)-May 29, 1937 This tabloid musical short, with Leon Ames in the lead, tells the story of how France's national anthem came to be written during the French Revolution. Some footage lifted from A TALE OF TWO CITIES. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Song Of The Roses (Gus Edwards) Technicolor (2-color)-1 reel-(Colortone Revue)-February 2, 1929

The Song Writer's Revue (Sammy Lee) bw (originally in color)-20m-(Colortone Revue [Jack Benny, host])-Dec 14, 1929 (Film Daily preview) Hosted by Jack Benny. This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. With Gus Edwards, Dave Dreyer, Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk, Ray Heindorf, Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed, Ray Egan, Fred Fisher & Dave Snell / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Songs Of The Roses (---) Technicolor-1 reel-(Colortone Revue)-January 21, 1929 (filmed ’28)

Soup And Fish ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-March 31, 1934 The girls think they’ve been invited to a society party, which they proceed to disrupt. With Don Barclay, Charlie Hall, Billy Gilbert & Gladys Gale

Southern Exposure ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-April 6, 1935 Charley plays a "returning home" Kentucky colonel. Song: "The Sun-Sun-Sunny South". Features Constance Bergen, Bob Burns, Louise Carver, Fern Emmett, Ben Taggart, Noah Young & others.

Souvenirs Of Death (Edward Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-June 19, 1948 (filmed December '47) The history of modern guns, from the German battlefield to the American underworld. / Command Decision *DVD*

Spain's Maddest Fiesta (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-September 13, 1930

The Spanking Age ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/synchronized score-2 reels-(Our Gang)-December 15, 1928 (filmed July) Lost and refound in 1990. Wheezer (Bobby Hutchins) and Mary Ann deal with cruel stepmother Lyle Tayo.

Spanky ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-March 26, 1932 (filmed October & December '31) Little Spanky makes his (filmed, but not released) debut, talking up a storm at barely two, pounding bugs crawling the walls ruthlessly with a hammer (but fortunately Pete the pooch puts the gun back into the drawer) and finding all of daddy's (Billy Gilbert) hidden inheritence cash in the wall. Meanwhile a production of Uncle Tom's Cabin is put on and Stymie needs little make-up as Tom, even though fellow kids must "grease up" (sloppily) to look like "****" slaves. Obviously half of this film, instead of the entire thing, was missing in all TV prints since concerned parents of '70s kiddies thought the images of Spanky holding weapons was the less disturbing part. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 3 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Speaking Of Relations ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw-19m-(Irvin S. Cobb)-July 3, 1934 With May Betty as Mrs. Cobb. This was the first of a short-lived series featuring the famous comic commentator and writer.

The Spectacle Maker (James Farrow) Technicolor-21m-(Colortone Musical/Musical Revue)-September 20, 1934 Hans Schmidt (Christian Rub, later voice of PINOCCHIO'S Geppetto) makes a magical spectacle that impresses the Grand Duke and royal court in this magical ingdom. Featured are Harvey Clark, Nora Cecil, Cora Sue Collins & Nigel De Bruiler. Robert Taylor has a peekaboo scene as the Duchess' paramour. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & Treasure Island (1934) *DVD*

Splash! (Zion Myers & Jules White; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-October 3, 1931 Covers the art of diving.

Spook Spoofing ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/silent-22m-(Our Gang)-January 14, 1928 (filmed October ’27) Dated comedy that Bill Cosby would later critique in a 1968 Black History special on CBS with superstitious Farina spooked by the gang in a "haunted" graveyard, although the joke does backfire on the others. First appearance by Bobby Dean, who appeared in four other shorts as a possible replacement for Joe Cobb before dying young.

Spooky Hooky ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-December 5, 1936 (filmed November) Spanky, Alfalfa and Buckwheat fake sick letters to skip school for the circus, only to find out the scool is going anyway. They try to retrieve their letter from the spooky, closed schoolhouse. One of the better one-reelers of the series. With Rosina Lawrence and Dudley Dickerson. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Sporting Nuts (narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-March 23, 1935 Sports action footage reel.

Sports Oddities (Joseph Dietrick [editor]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 31, 1949 An examination of unusual feats in ice skating, bowling (Buddy Bownar demonstrates his technique with a square-"ball") and diving. The latter is presented as comedy with goofy sound effects. / That Midnight Kiss/Toast On New Orleans *DVD*

Sports On Ice (---) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 10, 1936 Includes bobsled racing.

Sports Quiz (---) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 2, 1944 Examination of techniques used by pros: Al Engel, Carl Hubbell, Fred Perry, Howard Smith & Lawson Little

Sports Sticklers (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 5, 1946 (filmed ‘45) An audience quiz on sports.

Sports Trix (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 5, 1955 (filmed ‘54) Fun stunts are shown in skiing, skating, golf and billiards.

Sportsman’s Memories (---) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 22, 1944 Compilation of footage culled from Smith-narrated shorts made a decade earlier like FLYING HUNTERS and ROPING WILD BEARS.

Spotlight On The World We Live In #1-16 (Gordon Films- Ronald Haines) bw-series (12-14m each)-(newsreel)-January 1951 This series of UK newsreels were picked up US-side for MGM distribution. Titles frequently aired on TCM: #1 (Canadian monks and canines help find missing people), #2 (gold mining & a special group of tall people) & #4 (jazz & Saskatchewan College). Haines (actually a screen name for W.R. Hutchinson) launched a British travelogue company back in 1937 and distributed in Europe for several Hollywood companies.

Spots Before You Eyes (John Hines) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 4, 1940 Ernest Jones demonstrates how to remove spots from various objects.

Spreadin' The Jam (Charles Walters & Sid Kuller) bw-10m-(Miniature)-October 27, 1945 A gal (Jan Clayton) can not pay the rent and gets help with the neighbors with a jam part. This is a VERY boppy musical that has aged quite well since the music is a trifle rock’n’ rollish with jive beats, Eventually the landlady also bops in. Ben Lessey and Helen Boyce also star. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Springtime In The Netherlands (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Ralph Donaldson) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-April 21, 1951 (filmed '50) So many tours here but this adds bits of recorded dialogue. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Sprucin’ Up ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-16m-(Our Gang)-June 1, 1935 (filmed March) Spanky versus Alfalfa (second film) for the affections of Marianne Edwards, hihlighted by a chin-up contest. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Stairway To Light (Herbert Moulton, producer; Sammy Lee) bw-10m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-November 10, 1945 (Academy Award Winner) (One Reel) The story of Dr. Phillipe Pinel who aided the "insane" in Paris in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and wound up saved by one former inmamte. Featuring Gene Stutenroth and Dewey Robinson with impressive cinematography and lighting effects. / The Picture Of Dorian Gray *DVD*

Star Night At The Cocoanut Grove (Louis Lewyn, producer; Ray Rennahan & William Skall) Technicolor-19m30s-(Galaxy Of Stars/Colortone Musical Revue)-December 1, 1934 A 'galaxy of stars', including Mary Pickford, Victor Moore, Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper attend an evening of music and a fashion show. Leo Carillo hosts with Ted FioRito’s Orchestra. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & The Gay Divorcee *DVD*

Starlit Days At The Lido (Louis Lewyn, producer; Alexander Van Dorn) Technicolor-20m-(Galaxy Of Stars/Musical Revue)-September 28, 1935 Lots of celebrities watch a show in glorious color: Ben Turpin, Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Francis Lederer, Cliff Edwards, Reginald Denny, Johnny Mack Browne, Buster Crabbe, Richard Barthelmess, Constance Bennett & Baby LeRoy. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & Roberta *DVD*

A Statue For The Sandpiper (---) Technicolor-5m-(feature film promotional)-April 1965

Stepping Out ([Hal Roach Studio]- Warren Doane) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-November 2, 1929 (filmed July) Charlie goes out for an evening on the town without his wife. Anita Garvin & Thelma Todd co-star.

The Sting Of Stings ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-August 4, 1927 (trade preview) (filmed June) Antics with a new car and at a circus. Highlight is a battle with a lion. With Edna Marion, Bull Montana, Louise Craver, Mickey Bennett & others.

Stockholm: Pride Of Sweden (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 2, 1937 (filmed May) Dubbed "Venice of the North" / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Stop, Look And Listen (Len Janson & Chuck Menville) Technicolor-11m-(Special)-December 1967 (Academy Award Nominee) Curious auto safety comedy in which the drivers are shown without their cars and the "stop-motion" editing resembles a Norman McLaren short (like Neighbors). Frequently seen on TCM.

Storm (Paul Burnford; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-8m-(Passing Parade)-October 23, 1943 Although narrated in parts by Nesbitt, this is less a documentary, than an impressionistic look at rain and snow storms. It resembles many of the 1920s-30s independently made avant garde shorts, with stark contrasts in the cinematography.

The Story Of A Dress (The Unsinkable Molly Brown) (---) Technicolor-6m-(feature film promotional)-May 1964

The Story Of Alfred Nobel (Am I to Blame?) (Joe Newman; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-February 18, 1939 (filmed ‘38) After inventing dynamite and realizing its power, Nobel is determined to do something for peace. (With Paul Guilfoyle, Elanor Wesselhoeft, Genne Coogan & Lalo Encinas)

The Story Of Dr. Carver (Fred Zimmerman) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 18, 1938 Bio of George Washington Carver, played by Clinton Rosemond.

The Story Of Dr. Jenner (Henry Dunn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-March 18, 1939 This bio-drama profiles a great vaccination inventor. This bio features Matthew Boulton, Fay Helm, Helen Browne, William Tannen and Raymond Severin.

The Story That Couldn't Be Printed (Joe Newman; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-July 22, 1939 The story of John Peter Zenger, who tested in 1784 the coveted freedom of press in America. (Featuring Victor Kilian, Anthony Allan, Frederick Worlock, Vera Tattersall, Carl Stockdale & Emmet Vogan)

Strange Destiny (Paul Burnford; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-1 reel-(Miniature)-September 20, 1945 The story of YMCA worker Asa Jennings. Louis Jean Heydt is credited here.

Strange Glory (Jacques Tourneur & Morgan Cox; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Historical Mystery)-July 2, 1938 Covers General Ulysses Grant (Jack Gray) so-called "Tennessee Plan" impacting the Confederate supply line. Anna Ella Carroll (Fay Helm), friend of Lincoln (Frank McGlynn Sr.) should have been honored for that success.

Strange Innertube ([Hal Roach Studio]- Del Lord) bw-20m-(The Taxi Boys)-September 17, 1932 (filmed July-August) After graduating from Taxi Driver school, Billy, Ben, and Clyde soon find themselves involved with a gang of jewel smugglers.

Strange Prayers ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-December 10, 1928

Strange Testament (Strange Will of Julian Poydras) (Sammy Lee; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-November 15, 1941 The story of Julian Poydras, whose life was dramatically changed by a girl he encountered at Mardi Gras. Edward Ashley, a fleeting Ava Gardner and Dorothy Morris have non-speaking roles.

Straus And Vienna: On Location The Great Waltz (---) color-7m-(feature film promotional)-September 1972

Strauss Fantasy (Johnny Green) color & CinemaScope-10m-(CinemaScope Special / Musical Gem)-June 15, 1954 (Academy Award Nominee) Another widescreen orchestra performance in stereo sound. / Deep In My Heart *DVD*

Streamlined Swing (Louis Lewyn, producer; Buster Keaton) sepia (originally)-9m-(Miniature)-September 10, 1938 Features the Sing Band, a harmonical playing group that boasts more members than the Mills Brothers. Here they are bow-tied waiters and servers on a train (the all-familiar MGM one featured in many features of course), who set up a "Stream Dinah Dinner Car" that is the swingiest place to stop. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Strictly Unreliable ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Marshall) bw-20m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-April 30, 1932 (filmed February) Zasu inadvertently stumbles onto the stage at the vaudeville theatre where Thelma is performing. With Charlotte Nemo, Billy Gilbert, Bud Jameson & Charlie Hall

Strikes And Spares (Felix Feist; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-October 20, 1934 (Academy Award Nominee) Features champion bowler Andy Varipapa. (Robert Reynolds) / Treasure Island (1934) *DVD*

Studio Visit (Dave O’Brien) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 11, 1946 Apart from Dave bumbling on an MGM set, most of this is a “stock-short” with recycled acrobatic kiddies (a.k.a. Helen Sue Goldy) and doggies culled from earlier Smithies, along the famous bubblebath extract with Lena Horne in CABIN IN THE SKY (shot in 1942 and scrapped as too provocative, although ’46 audiences were likely less bothered). / Cabin In The Sky *DVD*

Stuff For Stuff (Paul Hoffman; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Special 1-reeler)-© March 29, 1949 A lesson in economics, using a bit of Egyptian history, then an explanation of free trade and the pupose of the Marshall Plan.

Stuffie (Fred Zinnemann) sepiatone-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 2, 1940 (filmed ‘39) Tale of a heroic dog who sacrifices his life.

Sucker List (Roy Rowland) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-September 27, 1941 This coers fraudulent racetrack touts who maniplate those in debt and the gullible. With Lynne Carver, John Archer, Noel Madison, George Cleveland and Norman Willis. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Sugar Daddies ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-August 4, 1927 (trade preview) (filmed June) James Finlayson is rich Cyrus Brittle who accidently marries a gold digger. Hardy is the butler and Laurel Brittle's attorney.

Sultan's Camp Of Victory (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-February 28, 1931 More of Morocco

Sunday Night At The Trocadero (Louis Lewyn, producer; George Sidney & John W. Krafft) bw-20m16s-(Special)-October 7, 1937 Reginald Denny hosts a nightclub with George Hamilton and his "Music Box Music" orchestra and a couple stars in attendence. / A Night At The Opera *DVD*

Sunkist Stars At Palm Springs (Louis Lewyn, producer; Roy Rolland) Technicolor-18m-(Galaxy Of Stars/Musical Revue)-August 6, 1936 Celebrities have fun in the sun in glorious color, including a Lucky Stars National Dance Contest. Edmund Lowe is featured with the Fanchonettes & Downey Sisters. Cameos by Robert Benchley, Betty Grable, Jackie Coogan, Waler Houston, Buster Keaton, Frances Langford, Johnny Weissmuller & others. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) & Broadway Melody Of 1936/Broadway Melody Of 1938 *DVD*

Sunshine Sammy And His Brothers In "Steppin’ Along" (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 4, 1929

Super Cue Men (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-January 29, 1949 (filmed ‘48) Features Jimmy Caras & Willie Mosconi on billiards. Joi Lansing and Jimmy Caras are fans.

Sure Cures (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-1 reel-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 2, 1946 (Academy Award Nominee) As bumbling Dave O’Brien proves, there isn’t any… for baldness or hiccoughs. Nice intro showing Dave “through the ages of history” in various costumes. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 1 *DVD*

Surf Heroes (Charles Trego) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 28, 1938 Profile of Santa Monica’s lifeguards.

Surfboard Rhythm (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) Technicolor-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 18, 1947 Bathing beauties perform on surf boards.

Surprised Parties (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-May 30, 1942 (filmed February) Froggy, a Pisces born on February 29th, only gets to celebrate his birthday on leap years, so he gets an "unbirthday" party. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Suva, Pride Of Fiji (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-June 8, 1940 (filmed ’38) Despite the British influence, we see a lot of native customs / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Sweet Memories (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 4, 1952 Memories inspired by a family album.

Swing Banditry (Reginald Le Borg) bw-11m-(Tabloid Musical)-September 9, 1936 Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra take over a radio show when another is unavailable, performing "My Blue Heaven" and "Sing, Sing, Sing". Franklin Pangborn provides comedy as a frazzled radio employee. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Swing High (Jack Cummings; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Sports Champions)-November 12, 1932 (Academy Award Nominee) The Flying Codonas, fourth generation of a family of trapeze artists, practice and perform amazing feats high in the air. Close-up and slow motion photography show how it's done. / Night Flight *DVD*

Switzerland The Beautiful (James A. FitzPatrick & Ruth Fitzpatrick; camera: Ray Fernstrom) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-October 2, 1934 Probably the first time the Alps were shot in the new rainbow system. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Sydney- Pride Of Australia (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 3, 1938 Long before the opera house (in the spring of '38) / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD



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The Tabasco Kid ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-January 30, 1932 (filmed October-November '31) Two Charleys for the price of one... his twin is a Mexican bandit wooing Frances Lee and cattle ownng daddy Billy Gilbert. Supporting the cast are "the boys" Jimmie Adams, Frank Gage and Marvin Hatley as fellow ranchers.

Table Tennis (David Miller) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-February 15, 1936 (filmed ‘35) Coleman Clark demonstrates ping-pong.

Table Toppers (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 21, 1950 Sports reel on billiards and pool.

Take A Cue (Felix Feist) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 12, 1939 Charles Peterson gives tips on billiards.

Taking Care Of Baby (Jack Cummings; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-August 25, 1934 Comedic look at infant-care.

Tale Of A Dog (Cyril Endfield) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-April 15, 1944 (filmed October '43) Buckwheat enters a dog named Smallpox and prompts a town panic. This was the last Our Gang to be produced (and released as an "MGM Miniature"), although the earlier DANCING ROMEO was the last to be released theatrically. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Tale Of The Alhambra (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-February 7, 1931 Covers the palace at Granada, Spain

Taxi Barons ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-20m-(The Taxi Boys)-April 1, 1933 (filmed December '32) Billy Gilbert and Ben Blue pose as business magnets on a ship.

Taxi For Two ([Hal Roach Studio]- Del Lord) bw-20m-(Taxi Boys)-December 3, 1932 (filmed September) One of the better outings for the Billy Gilbert-Ben Blue duo with the boys literally pushing the cars and Gilbert sneezing away.

Teacher's Beau ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-April 27, 1935 (filmed March) Teacher Miss Jones (Arletta Duncan) is marrying (to "Ralph", Edward Norris), but hr students aren't happy and Spanky must help sabotage this at a dinner. Billy Bletcher is a member of the school board here. Stymie's final film and sadly he doesn't do much. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Teacher's Pet ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-October 11, 1930 (filmed May) Perhaps the most famous Our Gang title of the era. This marked the debut of June Marlowe as sexy blonde Miss Crabtree and Jackie Cooper hitching a ride with her without realizing she is the "ugly" new teacher... until after he gets his buddies Farina, Chubby (Norman Chaney) and Jackie to bombard the place with sneezing powder, red ants and "notes" from the family homes so that the trio will miss out on a party of cake and ice cream. Stymie (Matthew Beard) debuts here among the younger siblings Dorothy and Wheezer. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Tell It To The Judge ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey & Hal Yates) bw/silent-20m-(Max Davidson)-April 28, 1928 (F-September-November '27)

The Tell-Tale Heart (Jules Dassin) bw-20m-(Special)-October 25, 1941 Up and coming feature director Dassin takes on the popular Edgar Allen Poe (tackled in cartoon form by UPA a dozen years later) about the elderly man (Roman Bohmen) with that… eye… who so disturbed his roommate (Jospeh Schildkrault) that… well. You know. Nice film noir-ish use of shadows and interesting camera angles here. / Shadow Of The Thin Man *DVD*

Tennis In Rhythm (Alice Marble; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-August 23, 1947 Pro Alice Marble teaches the best moves in the sport.

Tennis Tactics (David Miller & Fred Perry) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 1, 1937 Pro Fred Perry demonstrates his best moves.

Tennis Technique (Ray McCarey; narrator: Eric Hatch) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-July 29, 1931 Features Bill Tilden

That Inferior Feeling (Basil Wrangell) bw-9m-(Robert Benchley)-January 20, 1940 (filmed ’39) Joe Doakes, like most men, is unable to cope with personal emergencies or those in a position of authority (real or imagined). Mary Lee, John Butler and Jack Mulhall co-star. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) *DVD*

That Little Bit Of Heaven (Burton Holmes) bw-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-March 21, 1931

That Mothers Might Live (Fred Zimmerman & Herman Boxer; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Historical Mystery)-May 7, 1938 (Academy Award Winner) (One Reel) Shows how Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis pioneered hand washing in hospitals in the 19th century. Shepperd Strudwick stars. / Broadway Melody Of 1936/Broadway Melody Of 1938 *DVD*

That Night ([Hal Roach Studio]- Arch Heath & Leo McCarey) bw/silent-2 reels-(Max Davidson)-September 15, 1928 (filmed February-March) With Gene Morgan, Polly Moran, Anita Garvin & others

That's His Story (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 17, 1950 This guy tells you he can do anything.

That's My Wife ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lloyd French) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-March 23, 1929 (completed December 10, 1928) Oliver inherits from Uncle Bernal, but must be married. Stan steps in... in drag.

That's What You Think (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 13, 1951 Never judge a book by its cover: a fake business man, screen lover, TV repairman and doctor's patient.

That's Why I Left You (Edward Cahn; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-June 12, 1943 A young husband writes a letter to his wife recounting the ups and downs of their marriage.

Their First Mistake ([Hal Roach Studio]- George Marshall) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-November 5, 1932 (filmed September) Stan convinces Ollie to adopt a baby to keep his marriage together, only SHE leaves him and they are stuck trying to be fathers. With Billy Gilbert & Mae Busch. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Their Purple Moment ([Hal Roach Studio]- Fred Guiol & James Parrott) bw/silent-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-May 19, 1928 (filmed February) Stanley and Oliver sneak out for a night out, but accidently bring Ollie's wife's (Lyle Tayo) store coupons instead of cash and must fake it when treating others at a party. With Anita Garvin, Kay Deslys, Fay Holderness and Tiny Sandford as waiter.

Them Thar Hills ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Rogers) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-July 21, 1934 (filmed May-June) A vacation in the mountains is what Ollie needs to get over "gout". Yet bootleggers spike a local well with their moonshine and the boys feel a little too healthy. Enter other arrivals like Charlie Hall and Mae Busch, the former simply gettng his car fixed. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

They Go Boom ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrot) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-September 21, 1929 (filmed June-July) Stan unsuccessfully tries to help his buddy over a cold by losing swabs in his throat and over-doing the air mattress. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

They Live Again (Fred Zinnemann & Herman Boxer; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Miniature)-October 22, 1938 Profiles medical use of insulin

They're Always Caught (Harold Bucquet) bw-22m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-July 3, 1938 (Academy Award Nominee) Shows the role the crime laboratory plays in the solving of cases, and how even the smallest detail can become a major clue. Pre-CSI… a crime laboratory investigates a bomb explosion involving a mayor’s car and some evidence leads to criminals involved in the town politics. Cast includes: Stanley Ridges, John Elderidge, Charles Waldron & Louis Jean Heydt. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Thicker Than Water ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Horne) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-August 16, 1935 (filmed June-July) It all starts with money issues, then Mrs. Hardy injuring Ollie and later the two swapping personalities.. Supporting cast includes Daphne Pollard, James Finlayson, Harry Bowen, Bess Flowers, Ed Branenburg, Charlie Hall & others. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Thin Twins ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-April 13, 1929 (filmed December '28) With Betty Francisco, Michael Frank & Leo White

Things We Can Do Without (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 5, 1953 Nicely done injurious and head-bashing “furniture go wrong” comedy with Dave struggling without his handy Time-Life Fix-It-Yourself series to guide him.

Think First! (Roy Rowland) bw-2 reels-(Crime Does Not Pay)-September 9, 1939 Two girls are led into shoplifting. With Laraine Day, Ann Moriss, Ann Shoemaker, Jo Ann Sayers, Marc Lawrence, Sara Haden, John Butler and Hooper Atchly. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Think It Over (Jacques Tourneur) bw-2 reels-(Crime Does Not Pay)-July 23, 1938 A gang moves in to help a businessman collect on fire insurance. Cast includes Lester Matthews, Dwight Frye & Don 'Red' Barry / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Third-Dimensional Murder (George Sidney) bw/3D-7m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 1, 1941 (filmed '40) If you have red and blue glasses, grab them because some of the TCM airings of this one involve the 3-D 2-color Technicolor version. Smithie narrates a visit to a haunted house with Frankenstein monsters and wooden Indians come to life… and plenty being thrown at you on screen.

This Is A Living? (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-October 10, 1953 Montage of funny clips that Pete can chuckle over, many recycled acrobat acts and horsie stunt work (diving from a platform as horses are not meant to do) from earlier shorts and newsreels. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 2 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 2) *DVD*

This Is The Bowery (On The Bowery) (Gunther V. Fritsch; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-May 31, 1941 Show the down and out in NYC's rough side and the work of missions to help them.

This Is Tomorrow (narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-November 27, 1943 Footage from THE CITY (Steiner & Van Dyke) is included in this futuristic look at urban and highway planning.

Those Good Old Days (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 16, 1949 (filmed '48) A comparison of modern times with Grandpa’s time. / Madame Bovary *DVD*

Three Chumps Ahead ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gus Meins) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-July 14, 1934 Patsy keeps annoying Thelma and her boyfriend Archie, so he gets his brother to keep her occupied. With Benny Baker, Eddie Phillips & Frank Moran

Three Men In A Tub ([Hal Roach Studio]- Nate Watt) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-March 26, 1938 (filmed February) Darla falls for Waldo's miniature yacht, but Alfalfa, Buckwheat & Porky challenge in a race with a "ship" of their own. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Three On A Rope (Willard Vander Veer) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 19, 1938 (filmed '37) Mountaineers climb Mt. Baldy.

Three Smart Boys ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-March 13, 1937 (filmed February) Spanky, Buckwheat & Alfalfa try to convince a doctor they are sick and an epidemic may close their school, but wind up with a vet (Sidney Bracey) instead. / The Little Rascals Vol 7 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

Three Smart Guys (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-October 23, 1943 (filmed May) An old-timer convinces the boys they shoudn’t play hookey. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

A Thrill For Thelma (Edward Cahn) bw-18m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-November 23, 1935 A young girl (Irene Harvey), wanting a life of luxury, takes the "easy" way, and winds up in jail. Robert Livingston co-stars as her robber boyfriend and Robert Warwick as a key detective hot on their trail. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Throttle Pushers (Jules White; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-April 1, 1933 Auto racing reel

Through The Colorado Rockies (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-October 23, 1943 (filmed August) Colorado Springs to Pike's Peakto a train over Royal Gorge and Gunnison River. Also Palisade's men with stilts harvesting peaches. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Through The Yangtze Gorges (Burton Holmes) part color-1 reel-(Around The World With Burton Holmes)-October 23, 1930 More on China with some possible color here.

Thundering Taxis ([Hal Roach Studio]- Del Lord & Gus Meins) bw-16m-(The Taxi Boys [Clyde Cooke & Billy Bevan])-June 24, 1933 (filmed June '32) First episode of the series but without Billy Gilbert and Ben Blue. Release postponed.

Thundering Tenors ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-February 7, 1931 (filmed October ‘30) Radio singer Charley makes a mess of a fancy dinner party. With Lillian Elliott, Elizabeth Forrester, Dorothy Grainger, Eddie Dillon & others.

Thundering Toupees ([Hal Roach Studio]- Edgar Kennedy) bw/silent-20m-(All Star [Vivien Oakland, Eddie Dunn & Mickey Daniels])-June 27, 1929 ith bit roles by Edgar Kennedy & Jean Harlow

Tibet, Land Of Isolation (James A. FitzPatrick) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© March 20, 1934 Probably filmed in 1931

Timber Toppers (Ray McCarey; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-May 7, 1932

Time Out For Lessons (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-December 2, 1939 (filmed September) Among the new "moral" comedies with Alfalfa learning the importance of homework versus football (thru a dream about "Hale" University). At least Darla has fun jitterbugging. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Tin Man ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-March 30, 1935 The girls wander into a haunted house and its residents- a crazy scientist (Clarence Wilson) and his woman-hating robot. Matthew Betz plays **** Burke.

Tiny Housekeepers ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-July 1, 1929

Tiny Troubles (George Sidney) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-February 18, 1939 (filmed January) Alfalfa swaps his baby brother for another (as if that's possible). Yet the new baby is no baby, but a midget criminal Light Fingered Lester (Jerry Marenghi). / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Tips On Trips (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 13, 1943 What a soldier can expect in foreign countries.

T it For Tat ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Rogers) bw-19m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-January 5, 1935 (filmed December '34) (Academy Award Nominee) **** for tat battle between two neighboring stores: the boys' electronics and Charley Hall & Mae Busch's grocery. It all starts with somebody's honor at stake before it all morphs into a bigger version of BIG BUSINESS (which was simply car vs. house). Meanwhile, customers no longer have to pay, but make out with the loot as the owners are too occupied on each other. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Titta Ruffo As Nelusko, The Slave, In Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© February 10, 1930

Titta Ruffo Singing "Iago’s Credo" From Verdi’s Opera Othello (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 20, 1930

Titta Ruffo Singing Figaro (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© May 13, 1929 Film Daily review 9-8

To My Unborn Son (Leslie Kardos) bw-10m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-October 30, 1943 A Czech father writes to his son he will never see, to explain his resistence to the Nazi invasion. Featuring Steven Geray.

To The Coast Of Devon (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hone M. Glendining & Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-July 15, 1950 (filmed August ’49) Covers the town of Bath, then Teignmouth and Torquay. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Tokens Of Manhood ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-May 26, 1928 (Motion Picture News review) Covers Amazon tribe rituals

Tom Waring (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© April 20, 1930

Too Many Women ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack & Lloyd French) bw-20m-(The Boy Friends)-May 14, 1932 (filmed February-March) Featuring Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, Mary Kornman, Gordon Douglas & Harry Bernard. Mickey’s baseball performance falters when his romantic life suffers.

Top Flat ([Hal Roach Studio]- William Terhune & Jack Jerne) bw-18m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-December 21, 1935 Patsy and her beau visit Thelma at the Park Ave apartment she works as a maid... while Thelma tries to pretend she's a successful poet in the great New York writing metropolis. Also featuring Fuzzy Knight, Gary Owen and as the Lamonts, Grace Goodall and Ferdinand Munier.

Torture Money (Harold Bucquet) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-January 2, 1937 (filmed '36) (Academy Award Winner) (Two Reels) Police go after a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money. Edwin Maxwell and George Lynn are featured. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

A Tough Winter ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-20m-(Our Gang)-June 21, 1930 (filmed January-February) The gang creates a huge mess after they get into a taffy-pulling contest. Wheezer (Bobby Hutchins) and Mary Ann Jackson are the key stars here. Stepin Fetchet's dominating role kept this one off TV screens by the late sixties. / The Little Rascals Vol 2 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD* (Best Copy aside from Cabin Fever out-of-print)

Touring Northern England (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller & S.D. Onions) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-July 29, 1950 (filmed August '49) Tours Cumbria, Lancashire & North Yorkshire / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Towed In A Hole ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Rogers) bw-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-December 31, 1932 (filmed October-November) Fish salesman decide "If we had a boat ... " and, well, you can see what happens off deck. Leaks and all included. Billy Gilbert and Leroy Shield have small roles. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*



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Track And Field Quiz (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-March 3, 1945 (filmed ‘44) Sports questions & answers.

Tracking The Sleeping Death (Fred Zimmerman; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11+m-(Miniature)-August 3, 1938 Tells the story of David Bruce, a doctor who went to Uganda (British Africa) in 1900 to figure out the disease carrying tse-tse fly.

Trader Hound (Zion Myers & Jules White) bw-15m-(Dogville)-November 28, 1931 Pete Smith narrates this jungle spoof featuring dogs. The poodles sport "afros" and some of the anmals the canine crew visit are costumed humans. Definitely a odd finish to a wonderfully odd series. / Dogville Comedies (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Traffic With The Devil ([Fact Films]- Herbert Morgan & Gunther Von Fritsch) bw-19m-(Theater Of Life)-August 31, 1946 (Academy Award Nominee) Shocking (for then) footage of Los Angeles freeway accidents showcase this Hollywood "drivers ed" documentary. / Undercurrent *DVD*

Trained Hoofs (David Miller; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-10m-(Miniature)-October 12, 1935 Tale of a race horse from birth through training. Also clips of Sir Galahad III, Crusader & Man O'War.

Travel Quiz (---) Technicolor-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 25, 1953 (filmed ‘52) Geography lessons, some footage from the Traveltalks.

Treasure Blues ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-January 26, 1935 (filmed ‘34) The gals engage in a wild treasure hunt after Patsy acquires a map, bu wind up at sea. With Arthur Housman & Samuel Adams

Treasures From Trash (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 8, 1946 An unusual Beverly Hills shop called the Patio Shop, run by former film director Harry Lachman.

Trick Golf (narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-March 24, 1934 Sports reel.

Trifles Of Importance (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-9m-(Passing Parade)-July 13, 1940 Three here: the number 7 impacts a student accused of theft, how doodling can define one's personality and, finally, what the function is with certain clothing accessories.

Trifles That Win Wars (Harold Daniels; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-July 17, 1943 Includes billiard ball manufacturers pioneering plastic production, the wonders of collodion that helps glass become shatter proof and spiders silk used for precise instruments.

Triumph Without Drums (Joseph M. Newman; narrator: Carey Wilson) sepiatone-11m-(Miniature)-October 9, 1941 Biopic of Harvey Wiley who pioneered the Pure Food and Drug Act pots-Civil War

Tropical Ceylon (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Hubert Dawley) bw-10m-(Traveltalk)-November 15, 1931 (Film Daily review) Includes market day, elephants at work and special rituals like feeding birds. A favorite spot for FitzPatrick, sending his crew there again to shoot in full color in 1936 and 1951.

Trout Fishing (Irving Reis; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-1 reel-(Fishermen’s Paradise)-April 2, 1932 Sports reel.

Twenty Years After (Frank Whitback) bw-9m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-May 1944 Mini-history of MGM studios / Dragon Seed *DVD*

Twice Two ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-February 25, 1933 (filmed November '32) The boys mary each other's twin sister... an uncanny resemblance! Anniversary time arrives with the usual slapstick. Charlie Hall is a delivery boy. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Twin Screws ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-19m-(All-Star [Douglas Wakefield, Billy Nelson, Jack Barty & others])-December 27, 1933 Three sailors try avoiding women to no avail.

Twin Triplets ([Hal Roach Studio]- William Terhune) bw-19m-(Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly)-October 12, 1935 Reporters Thelma and Patsy cover the supposed story of the birth of sextuplets. Greta Meyer plays Mrs. Borgerschmith. John Dilson is editor.

The Two Barks Brothers (Zion Myers & Jules White) bw-17m-(Dogville)-September 30, 1931 Two brothers, both dogs, compete on both sides of the law... yet the politician is the corrupt one. Plenty of liquor drinking here. / Dogville Comedies (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Two Down And One To Go (US Army Pictorial- Frank Capra; narrator: George C. Marshall & Anthony Veiller) Technicolor-32m-(War Activities Committee)-May 10, 1945 Covers color footage of the Allied war effort

Two Hearts In Wax Time (Ray Rennahan & William Skall) Technicolor-17m-(Colortone Musical/Musical Revue [Gus Shy, Shirley Ross, Frank Hayes & others])-March 23, 1935 A drunk stock-worker imagines department store mannequins coming to life. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) & David Copperfield *DVD*

Two Tars ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw/synchronized score-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-November 3, 1928 (completed July 3) One of he duo's masterpieces, with Thelma Hill and Ruby Blaine as gal-pals and Edgar Kennedy as an unfortunate mtorist. After a disastrious date, we get the most climactic traffic jam in cinema history.

2010: The Odyssey Continues (Les Mayfield) Technicolor-18m-(feature film promotional)-September 1984

Two Too Young ([Hal Roach Studio]- Gordon Douglas) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-September 26, 1936 Spanky & Alfalfa try to get at Porky's & Buckwheat's fireworks in the schoolyard, but the latter's pants are later on fire. Rosina Lawrence is the teacher. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 6 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

UFA Oddities ([UFA]- editor: William Bechtolsheim; titles: John Michael Fleck) bw/silent-1 reel each-1926 (previewed in the U.S.) These titles were initially planned for an MGM release, but UFA eventually distributed them independently: Cheating Mothers; Life in Twilight; Wandering Hills; A Rustic Romance; Love's Witchcraft; Peculiar Households; The Saver Swimmer; Cozy Beds For Oysters; A Royal Nursery; Heavenly Bodies (shown in 6 parts); Treacherous Waters; Birds' Paradise; Fishes in Love; Salt Water Millinery; Secrets of the Beach; The Fish and the Flame; Fishing with a Microscope; Feeding the Angels; Bella Napoli; Flowing Ornaments; A King's Crown; Poisonous Fangs; The Singer's Enemy; Remnants of the Past; Our Gullible Eyes; Bow-wow Night Life; Gritty Pups; Friends in Need; Velvet Paddies; The Poor Fish; We Parents; Mothers and Mothers; The Woof-Woof Handicap; Beginning of Life; Intelligent Devotion; Roumania; Tally-Ho

U.S. Savings News Of The Day Special (---) bw-1 reel-(promotional)-1952 With Abbott & Costello, Charles Laughton & others

Unaccustomed As We Are ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw/synchronized score-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-May 4, 1929 (filmed March-April) Unhappy with his buddy coming to dinner, Mrs. Hardy (Mae Busch) has a tantrum and laeves the boys in a lot of trouble, later involving cop Edgar Kennedy and his wife Thelma Todd.

Une Nuit Extravagante (Hal Roach [MGM}-James Parrott) bw/silent-2 reels-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy [French])-March 1930 / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Unexpected Riches (Herbert Glazer) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-November 28, 1942 (filmed July) Final appearance by George "Spanky" McFarland (practically a teenger) as the gang dreams about being ritzy. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Unkissed Man ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey) bw-20m-(All-Star [Bryant Washburn, Edna Murphy, Eric Mayne, Marion Byron & Eddie Dunn w/ Jean Harlow])-May 20, 1929

Unseen Guardians (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-August 26, 1939 Covers the Postal Inspection Bureau, Children’s Home Societies and Underwriters’ Laboratories.

Uphill And Down ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-December 10, 1928

Us ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Roach) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-November 26, 1927 (filmed September) With Margaret Quimby, Jim Mason & William Orlamond (among others)

Utopia Of Death (Harold Austin) bw-10m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-October 12, 1940 Mexico’s Seri Indians live in preparation for the greatest of all existences: death.

Valiant Venezuela (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 28, 1939 (filmed October ’38) With a brief history of Simón Bolivar / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Vamp Till Ready ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott & Harold Law) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-March 28, 1936 Charley's somewhat prudish wife (Wilma Cox) pretends to be a party girl. Leon Errol borrowed the plot later with RKO's short LET'S GO STEPPING. Also cast: Zeffie Tilbury, Brooks Bnedict, Mary McLean, Harry Bowen and others.

Vampires 101 (The Fearless Vampire Killers) (Michael Mindin Jr.) Technicolor-10m-(feature film promotional)-August 1967

Van And Schenck: Cohen Is Living The Life Of Reilly (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© October 27, 1928

Van And Schenck: Lila (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© June 27, 1929 Film Daily review 9-1

Van Gogh: Darkness Into Light (Fritz Goodwin) color & CinemaScope-21m-(CinemaScope Special)-June 25, 1956 Part biography and part promotional for LUST FOR LIFE

Vendetta (Joe Newman; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-July 18, 1942 The story of Carlo Pozzo di Borgo (played by Joe Kirk), a boyhood friend of Napoleon who later swears revenge.

Victoria And Vancouver: Gateways To Canada (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Benjamin Sharpe & Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 1, 1936 (filmed August ’35) / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Victory Quiz (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 9, 1942 Quiz about the armed forces.

Victory Vittles (Will Jason) Technicolor-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 19, 1942 Polly Patterson shows how to cook inexpensive meals.

La Vida Nocturna (Hal Roach [MGM}-James Parrott) bw/silent-2 reels-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy [Spanish])-March 1930 / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment) *DVD*

Vienna The Years Remembered (---) Technicolor-9m-(Promotional Special for MAYERLING)-December 1968

Vincent Lopez Himself On The Air (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© January 28, 1929

Vincent Lopez: Doll Dance (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© December 10, 1928

Violets In Spring (Kurt Neumann) bw-21m-(Special/Miniature Musical Comedy)-September 5, 1936 George Murphy and Virginia Grey are workers who hardly notice each other in a mechanized office run by humorless boss Robert Middlemass, until janitor Christian Rub (later the voice of Geppetto in Disney’s Pinocchio) does a bit of “psychology” on them with a specially placed card in somebody’s pocket. The usual boy-meets-girl fluff but with interesting settings and nice montage work in the early parts. / Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*

The Virgin Queen (Herbert T. Kalmus, producer; R. William Niell) Technicolor (2-color)/silent-2 reels-(Great Events)-May 12, 1928 Dorothy Dwan a Queen Elizabeth, Forrest Stanley as Sir. Walter Ralegh and Aileen Manning as the lady in waiting.

Visiting Italy (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Howard P. Nelson) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-August 25, 1951 (filmed August ‘49) Focuses on the ancient ruins in Rome, Assissi, the leaning tower of Pisa, and Florence. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Visiting St. Louis (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-February 19, 1944 (filmed July ’43) Pandas on display at the zoo are Happy and Pao Pei. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Visiting Vera Cruz (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-March 16, 1946 (filmed ’44) This Traveltalks entry looks at the people, customs, and landmarks in Vera Cruz, the main port city of Mexico. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Visiting Virginia (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: James Smith) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-November 27, 1947 (started September 1946) Includes the tobacco industry, as well as scenic sights like Natural Bridge and Luray Caverns. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Vital Victuals (Nick Grindle; narrator: Pete Smith) Technicolor (2-color)-1 reel-(Colortone Revue Oddity)-March 3, 1934 Demonstrates ways of preparing meals.

Viva Mexico (Louis Lewyn, producer; James FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Miniature)-November 1, 1941 Technically a "Traveltalk" not included probably because MGM need to fill a quota of "Miniatures" that season. Mexico City is emphasized.

Voices Across The Sea (---) bw-11m-(Special)- October 1, 1928 Ernest Torrence, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Joan Crawford & George K. Arthur all appear in this test film

Voices Of Venice (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk "People On Parade")-February 3, 1951 (filmed February ‘50) We do hear some other than FitzPatrick. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Volley And Smash (Ray McCarey; narrator: Eric Hatch) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-August 5, 1931

Waldo's Last Stand (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-October 5, 1940 (filmed April) The Gang put on a show to support Waldo’s lemonade stand. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Walt Roesner (---) bw-5m-(Movietone Act)-© October 6, 1928 / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Walter C. Kelly- The Virginia Judge (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© September 3, 1929

Wandering Here And There (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-December 9, 1944 Eccentric tour of the USA. Includes Crater Lake (Oregon), Brigham Canyon (Utah), Mark Twain country in Missouri and Arlington Cemetary (Washington DC). / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Wandering Through Wales (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-October 16, 1948 (filmed August ’45) His post-war UK stone-buildings-mostly-tour journeys through Gwynedd and Conwy including Craven Castle and the frequent sheep traffic impacting railroad travel. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Wanted: A Master (Guther Von Fritsch) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 26, 1936 (Academy Award Nominee) Nominee for doggie-lovers. We follow one trying to get “adopted” before the dog catcher gets him. Try the bar!

Wanted: One Egg (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 16, 1950 The trials of a wife in getting an egg for cooking.

War Mamas ([Hal Roach Studio]- Marshall Neilan) bw-21m-(Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts)-November 14, 1931 (filmed August) The girls are WWI spies who tangle with German officers (Charles Judels & Stuart Holmes). Also featuring Allan Lane & Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams.

Washee Ironee ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-16m-(Our Gang)-September 29, 1934 Waldo (actually Wally Albright) can't play football with his buddies (Stymie, Scotty, Spanky & Tommy included) because rich society mother (Ellinor Vanderveer) expects him to play violin for her guests. Of course, he does get "down & dirty" with his pals and the washing routine becomes a production... Chinese boy (Harry Lowe Jr.) included since that was the standard "assumption" in movie plots. (Pity he was snipped in TV prints since ANY Asian American in these shorts is worth seeing regardless.) Later, a monkey causes havoc with the wealthy crowd. / The Little Rascals Vol. 5 & 6 (Cabin Fever, considered best copy available), The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 5 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Watchtower For Tomorrow (Jerry Bresler, producer; John Cromwell) bw-10m-( Office of War Information Special)-November 1945 Featuring Lionel Stander, Grant Mitchell, Jonathan Hale, Miles Mander & George Zuoco. Edward R. Stettinius Jr. introduces the idea of the future United Nations after the question is asked "Why can't the world get ogether for peac and security?"

Water Bugs (Will Jason) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-August 16, 1941 This membership practice their water skiing and paddle boating in local California lakes.

Water Sports (Ray McCarey) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Sports Parade)-October 26, 1935 A documentary showcasing water sports activities such as sailboat racing and surfboard riding, including Christian Peterson doing a human surfboard at 45 mph.

Water Trix (Charles Trego) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 5, 1949 (Academy Award Nominee) Well-executed, if “vintage average” (and Oscar nominated), sports-reel in which Pete gets us behind the camera of Charles Trego shooting the aquatic acrobats of Preston Petersen and others. / TCM Spotlight Esther Williams Vol 1 (& TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Esther Williams Vol 1) *DVD*

Water Wisdom (---) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 27, 1943 This Pete Smith Specialty shows water-safety and life-saving techniques taught by the American Red Cross to advanced swimmers.

A Way In The Wilderness (Fred Zinnemann; narrator: John Nesbitt) sepiatone-11m-(Passing Parade)-June 22, 1940 The story of immigrant Joseph Goldberger (Shepperd Strudwick), who discovered the cure for pellagra.

The Way Of All Pants ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw/silent-2 reels (9m extant)-(Charley Chase)-October 29, 1927 (filmed August) A tailor delivers trousers for a customer and winds up losing his own. With Edna Marion, Hazel Howell, Tom Hugan & Frank Leigh.

We Can Dream, Can't We? (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-December 3, 1949 (started March) Humorous look at fantasy gadgets like ketchup in a tube, tilting book shelves, nonlocking car bumbers, etc.

We Do It Because... (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-January 24, 1942 (filmed ‘41) The origins of shaking hands, kissing, tipping one’s hat and other customs are examined. / Reunion In France *DVD*

We Faw Down ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey) bw/silent-2 reels-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-December 29, 1928 (filmed August-September) The boys tells the wives (Vivien Oakland & Bess Flowers) that they are going to the thaeter but play poker instead.. not realizing that the theater burned down and their wives thinking they are widows.

We Must Have Music (narrator: Frank Whitback) bw-11m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-© December 2, 1941 Includes outtakes of ZIEGFIELD GIRL, THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER and BABES ON BROADWAY. / The American Songbook *DVD*



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Weather Wizards (Fred Zinnemann) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 8, 1939 A tribute to meteorologists and how they aid a citrus farm.

Wedding Bills (Felix Feist) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 3, 1940 Struggles of a man ready to marry and all the costs involved. / The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection (& TCM Greatest Classic Legends) *DVD*

The Wedding In Monaco (Jean Masson) color & CinemaScope-31m-(CinemaScope Special)-May 8, 1956 Exclusive: By arrangement with Prince Rainier III. The only complete, official film coverage of this historic event. In CinemaScope and Color. (tagline)

Wedding Worries (Edward Cahn) bw-12m-(Our Gang)-December 13, 1941 (filmed September-October '41) Darla (in her final film) has a widowed father getting re-married. Yet... are new stepmothers "evil" like the fairy tales? Spanky, Froggy, Buckwheat and Mickey try to stop the ceremony. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

A Wee Bit of Scotland (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Virgil Miller & S.D. Onions) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-December 7, 1949 (filmed ’48) Including Inverness, Loch Ness (but no beastie present) and Saint Andrews. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

Welcome Home (---) bw-1 reel-(War Activities Committee)-September 1945

West Point Of The South (Richard Rosson; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-1 reel-(Miniature)-February 1, 1936 (filmed ‘35) A film showing the history and contemporary operations of the Virginia Military Institute.

West Point On The Hudson (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: William Steiner) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-January 10, 1942 (filmed July ’41) New York's counterpart to Annapolis (i.e. HISTORIC MARYLAND) since FitzPatrick is encouraged to get more "miliatry" pre-Pearl Harbor. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

What A Bozo! ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-21m-(Charley Chase)-November 7, 1931 (filmed August) Bandleader Charley falls for the aristocratic Mrs. Van Forrester, neglecting his own girlfriend. Song: "Smile When The Raindrops Fall." Gay Seabrook, Jack Baxley & Elizabeth Forrester are also featured.

What About Daddy? (Will Jason & Dave O’Brien) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 28, 1942 (filmed October ‘41) The trials and tribulations of a husband as his pregnant wife gets closer to the delivery date.

What D’Ya Know (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-November 8, 1947 A quiz on the subject of wheels.

What Do You Think? (Jacques Tourneur; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-November 25, 1937 Does extrasensory perception exist?

What Do You Think? Number Two (Felix E. Feist; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-10m-(Miniature)-December 27, 1937 This short presents the possibility that a dead person's spirit can intervene in the lives of the living.

What Do You Think? #3: Tracking The Sleeping Dead (Jacques Tourneur; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-January 15, 1938 (filmed ’37) Can we communicate with the dead?

What Do You Think? #4: Tupapaoo (Jacques Tourneur; narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(Miniature)-June 11, 1938 Future travelogue and Cinerama guru Carl Dudley wrote this one. Moroni Olsen plays a “white trader” eager to exploit the pearls found along an island called Tawinghi and desecrate an important burial place, but the natives aren’t going to take it lightly.

What Every Iceman Knows ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw/silent-2 reels-(Max Davidson & Eugene Pallette)-September 17, 1927 (filmed June)

What I Want Next (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 12, 1949 (filmed ‘48) Suggestions for new inventions, such as a speghetti fork and a non-tilting chair.

What Price Jazz (Sam Baerwitz) bw-17m-(MGM Musical Revue)-May 29, 1934 Featuring Ted FioRito, George Irving, Shirley Ross & Thelma White. Jazz is a sinful in a small town but the moral crusaders are not too successful. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

What Price Safety (Harold Bucquet) bw-2 reels-(Crime Does Not Pay)-February 5, 1938 (filmed '37) Racketeers muscle in on construction business, use inferior materials, make big profits and endanger the public safety. With Lionel Royce, George Huston & John Wray / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

What Price Taxi ([Hal Roach Studio]- Del Lord) bw-20m-(The Taxi Boys)-August 13, 1932 (filmed June-July) Ill-tempered Billy Gilbert proves troublesome for fellow taxi drivers Franklin Pangborn and Clyde Cook.

What's Your I.Q.? (Pete Smith) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-February 10, 1940 (filmed '39) An audience-participation quiz.

What's Your 'I.Q.'? # Two (George Sidney) sepiatone-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-June 8, 1940 Questions and answers on various subjects, from Lady Godiva to the Panama Canal.

When Money Comes ([Hal Roach Studio]) bw-2 reels-(All-Star [Edgar Kennedy & Charlie Rogers])-March 5, 1929 (filmed October '28)

When The Wind Blows ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-19m-(Our Gang)-April 5, 1930 (filmed November-December '29) Cop Edgar Kennedy is always on patrol (this being his last Our Gang short), while the busy urban complex has its case of howling winds and night-time spooks (cue some dated gags involving poor Farina). Jackie Cooper's behind gets quite a work out coming from his dad (Charles McAvoy) and much to Weezer's and Mary Ann Jackson's amusement. / The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 1 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

Where Eagles Dare (---) color-9m-(feature film promotional)-December 1968

Where Kisses Come High ([UFA]- editor: John Michael Flick) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-December 6, 1928

Where Time Stands Still (James A. FitzPatrick) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-September 22, 1945 (filmed early ’44) Includes Hotel Santu and its volcano that looms behind it. Also a curious romantic ritual men do with piles of sticks. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

Where Turf Meets Surf (---) bw-9m-(Miniature)-January 20, 1940 (filmed '39) Visiting Del March racetrack for more celebrity spotting.

While America Sleeps (Fred Zinnemann) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-April 15, 1939 Aircarft worker (Dick Purcell) attempts to sell bomber plans to suspicious foreign agents but the United States Intelligence Department are hot on him. Also Roland Varno, Frederik Vogeding, Egon Brecher, Lenita Lane and others. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Whippet Racing (Ward Wing; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-December 12, 1931 Profile on the small greyhound breed.

Whisperin' Bill (Ben Holmes) bw-10m-(MGM Oddity)-February 20, 1933 A mini-vehicle for Charles 'Chic' Sale as an elderly farmer (although the actor is only in his forties here) dictating a popular poem to a visiting congressman.

Whispering Whoopee ([Hal Roach Studio]- James W. Horne) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-March 8, 1930 (filmed January) Charlie hires three "party girls" to help him with a trio of business guests. Featuring Thelma Todd, Anita Garvin, Dlores Brinkman, Kay Deslys, Eddie Dunn, Dell Henderson, Carl Stockdate & Tenen Holtz.

Whispers (Dark River) (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-February 8, 1941 (filmed ‘40) How some cunning men have turned small-town gossip into a profitable business. John Burton and Ken Christy star.

Who Killed Rover? (Zion Myers & Jules White) bw-15m-(Dogville)-© August 11, 1930 A wealthy resident leaves his fortune to his nephew, who is then kidnapped by jealous relatives. Detective Phido Vance tries to find the nephew before any harm can come to him. / Dogville Comedies (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Who's Superstitious? (Sammy Lee; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-11m-(Passing Parade)-May 1, 1943 Profile of famous superstitions, like the seamen’s "Flying Dutchman". Featuring Dave O’Brien of Pete Smith’s shorts.

Why Is A Plumber ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Roach) bw-20m-(All-Star [Edgar Kennedy, Gertrude Sutton, Albert Conti, Eddie Dunn, Adele Watson & Jean Harlow])-March 11, 1929 (filmed December '28)

Why Is It? (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-9m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 11, 1948 Profiles life’s little annoyances: shoelaces that break, alarm clocks that don’t go off, pests in public libraries, etc.

Why, Daddy? (Will Jason) bw-10m-(Robert Benchley)-May 20, 1944 Joe competes in a radio quiz show against a pint-sized genius. With Ruth Lee and Fred Brady. / Robert Benchley Shorts (Warner Archive) & The Thin Man Goes Home *DVD*

The Wicked Kasimir ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-April 7, 1928 Tale of a domestic cat

A Wife’s Life (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-July 8, 1950 Life of a 1950 housewife (Dorothy Short) married to George T. Hardnose who thinks her work can't compare with his... modern appliances included.

Wiggle Your Ears ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/synchronized score-20m-(Our Gang)-April 6, 1929 (filmed December '28) Mary Ann woos Harry Spear because of his ears, but he croons Jean Darling instead until Mary goes all "flapper". Joe Cobb interfers to woo her instead.

Wild And Woolly (Charles Dorian; narrator: Pete Smith) bw-9m-(Sports Champions)-November 7, 1931 This Sports Champions entry visits a rodeo and highlights the three main events: bronco busting, bull riding, and bull-dogging steers.

Wild Babies! (Hal Roach [MGM}- Anthony Mack & Lloyd French) bw-17m-(The Boy Friends)-June 18, 1932 (filmed March) Featuring Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Grady Sutton, Charlie Rogers, Charlie Hall & Betty Bolen. Two aspiring songwriters have a weird nightmare about the jungle.

Wild Horses (---) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 17, 1943 The life of a family of feral horses, once abandoned by prospectors.

Wild People (Ray McCarey) Technicolor (2-color)-18m-(Colortone Revue)-January 9, 1933 (filmed ’32) The Globe Broadcasting Company does a radio broadcast from Dutch New Guinea, with the aborigines as performers (and they look like future cave folk of ONE MILLION B.C.). Stars Harry Jans and Harold Whalen. / Classic Musical Shorts From The Dream Factory (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Wild Poses ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw-18m-(Our Gang)-October 28, 1933 (filmed August) Spanky's parents (same duo as BEDTIME WORRIES) take him to get his portrait taken by a neurotic photographer, Franklyn Pangborn (the hardest working extra in Hollywood at this time). Laurel & Hardy have a bit role. / Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (RHI Entertainment), The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection (Genius Entertainment) & The Little Rascals Vol 4 (Vivendi Entertainment) *DVD*

The Wild Rovers ([Hal Roach Studio]- Lewis Foster) bw/silent-20m-(Charley Chase)-May 11, 1929 (filmed December '28) With Eugenia Gilbert, Anita Gavin, Harry Semels and others in support, this classic havoc-at-the-movie-theater outting was showcased in the Robert Youngson compilation feature WHEN COMEDY WAS KING. Notable also as Chase's final silent and he ends that era with a bang.

William O’Neil, Broadway Star Of New Moon And Desert Song (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© March 5, 1929

Willie And The Mouse (George Sidney; narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-10m-(Passing Parade)-May 17, 1941 Examination of rodent I.Q. in labs. This study shows that, as with humans, there are smart and dumb members of the species.

Windy (Harold S. Bucquet) bw-9m-(MGM Oddity)-March 23, 1935 A desert inspector (Charles 'Chic' Sale) wows the town youngsters with his wild west tales.

Winged Death (The Falcon) ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-September 14, 1927 Covers the training of falcons for hunting. Previewed in 1926.

Wings Up (First Motion Picture Unit- cast: Clark Gable) bw-20m-(War Activities Committee)-May 15, 1943 (Academy Award Nominee)

Wives For Sale ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-October 27, 1928

The Woman In The House (Fear) (Sammy Lee; narrator: John Nesbitt) sepiatone-11m-(Passing Parade)-May 9, 1942 Ann Richards stars as famous recluse who never got over the loss of her lover and stayed in her home for over three decades before wartime forced her out in the open. Like all Nesbitts, this recreates a true story with the usual MGM production values.

Women In Hiding (Joe Newman) bw-22m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-June 22, 1940 Made when being an unwed mother was still a No-No, a seedy clinic with questionable adoption agency efforts also becomes a fire hazard. With Marsha Hunt, C. Henry Gordon, Jane Drummond and Mary Bovart. / Film Noir: Bringing Darkness Into Light & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Wonders Of The Blue Gulf Of Mexico ([UFA]) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-1927

Wood Goes To War (James FitzPatrick; camera: William Snyder) Technicolor-10m-(Miniature)-May 8, 1943 Color views of the timber industry

A Word For The Greeks (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Howard P. Nelson) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-May 2, 1951 (filmed February ’50) Mostly Athens and Rhodes / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 3 (Warner Archive) DVD

The World Dances (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Bert Dawley) bw-9m-(Traveltalk)-© June 23, 1932 Hodgepodge from around the globe: black performers down south USA, Hawaiian hula, Scottish highlands, Cuba's Rhumba, Ceylon's "devil dance" and Geishas in Japan

The World Of Inner Space (Around The World Under The Sea) (---) color-8m-(feature film promotional)-May 1966

The World's Playground ([UFA]- editor: Edward Bowes) bw/silent-1 reel-(UFA Oddity)-October 13, 1928

Wreckety Wrecks ([Hal Roach Studio]- Del Lord) bw-20m-(The Taxi Boys)-February 18, 1933 (filmed November '32) When the boys run over a dummy, they think they've killed someone. They decide to dispose of the "body" and mistake a seminary for a cemetery.

Wrong Again ([Hal Roach Studio]- Leo McCarey) bw/silent-20m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-February 23, 1929 (filmed October-November ‘28) Backing "Blue Boy" at the horse race, the boys mistakenly think he is a stolen horse that must be returned... after overhearing talk about a horse painting instead.

Wrong Son (Gunther V. Fritsch) bw-11m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-April 8, 1950 (filmed ‘49) Not often seen Smithie about an orphan boy's need for acceptance.

Wrong Way Butch (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-10m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-September 2, 1950 (Academy Award Nominee) Bumbling Dave O’ Brien demonstrates how NOT to operate machinery… like Donald Duck in the later "How to Have an Accident at Work". Almost saws his hand in half, but fortunately he has “extra” toes on his feet. / Nancy Goes To Rio/Two Weeks With Love *DVD*

The Wrong Way Out (Gustav Machaty) bw-17m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-December 24, 1938 Yooung couple (played by Linda Terry and Ken Howell) wind up in crime after eloping awy from parental influence. / Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

XXX Medico (Basil Wrangell; narrator: John Nesbitt) sepiatone-10m-(Passing Parade)-March 23, 1940 Showcase of a miraculous new system which enables doctors to operate via long distances.

Yale vs. Harvard ([Hal Roach Studio]- Robert McGowan) bw/silent-2 reels-(Our Gang)-August 4, 1927 (trade preview) (filmed June) Lost Our Gang short, the first distributed by MGM

Yankee Doodle Goes To Town (Jacques Tourneur) bw-11m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-June 17, 1939 Throughout American history, there have been sourpusses like Nathaniel Curdleface, who see only the worst. Some footage lifted from OF HUMAN HEARTS and other films. (Featuring Albert Russell and Josiah Tucker)

A Yardstick For Rumors (narrator: John Nesbitt) bw-1 reel-(promotional)-September 1942

Ye Olde Minstrels (Edward Cahn) bw-10m-(Our Gang)-March 18, 1941 (filmed January) The gang raise money for the Red Cross by doing a show. Froggy's uncle (Walter Wills) is quite the professional minstrel show man himself and this later short is a trifle better than others with him on screen. / Our Gang (Warner Archive) *DVD*

Yellowstone Park: Nature’s Playground (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: James Smith & Winton Hoch) Technicolor-9m-(Traveltalk)-October 24, 1936 Bears and Old Faithful included. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Yosemite The Magnificent (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Robert Carney) Technicolor-8m-(Traveltalk)-May 10, 1941 Includes Bridal Veil Falls, the giant sequoia with a road through it... and bears. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD

You Bring The Ducks ([Hal Roach Studio]- Hal Yates) bw-16m-(Irvin S. Cobb)-November 6, 1934 Irving is seeking a job by taking a governor duck hunting. Benny Baker and Fred Toones (familiar if often dated-by-his-performances black star) are featured here.

You Can't Fool A Camera (Frank Whitbeck) bw-11m-(Romance Of Celluloid)-© December 31, 1940 Includes a dramatization of Eadward Muybridge's photographic experiments involving a horse galloping and leads to the art of camera-work, particularly at MGM. / A Woman's Face *DVD*

You Can't Win (Dave O’Brien [as Barclay]) bw-8m-(Pete Smith Specialty)-May 29, 1948 (Academy Award Nominee) An Oscar nominated comedy of mishaps featuring our favorite fratfall star Dave O’Brien, getting caught in the hammock and splashed while washing his car. A few good jokes here, although some of Dave’s other reels for Petie are funnier. / The Pirate *DVD*

You Said A Hatful! ([Hal Roach Studio]- Charles Parrott) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-October 13, 1934 After a hilarious scene (a.k.a. Steve Martin style) in which Charley winds up in his office workplace's safe (don't ask), he reluctantly agrees to exchange identies with his railroad-oriented boss (Oscar Apfel) while traveling by train. Needless-to-say, Charley is a bit clumsy dressing the "boss" part with his banker's hat actually being a former magician's (prompting the usual "magical" gags). Cast also includes Dorothy Appleby and Clarence Wilson.

You The People (Roy Rowland) bw-21m-(Crime Does Not Pay)-November 30, 1940 A crime boss's attempt to influence an election doesn't work. With C. Henry Gordon, Paul Everton, Byron Shores and others. / Film Noir: Bringing Darkness Into Light & Crime Does Not Pay (Warner Archive) *DVD*

You, John Jones (Mervyn LeRoy narrator: Carey Wilson) bw-11m-(War Activities Committee)-January 14, 1943 (filmed ’42) James Cagney and Ann Sothern (as the Joneses) are one happy family with little Margaret O'Brien, but does Mister realize how very important his civic work during this war is? Oversees little children are suffering... and we get an over-the-top montage of Margaret 'Brien lookalike waifs either dead or sick in different Axis-controlled countries. Nope, they don't make 'em like this anymore.

Young Ironsides ([Hal Roach Studio]- James Parrott) bw-20m-(Charley Chase)-September 3, 1932 (filmed June) Heinie Conklin co-stars with Charley in this above-average comedy about a family's struggles to keep their daughter out of a beauty contest. With Muriel Evans, Billy Gilbert, Charlie Hall, Harry Bernard & others. Watch for a young Paulette Goddard too.

Your Last Act (Fred Zimmerman) bw-8m-(John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade")-July 12, 1941 As the title suggests, this takes on the always fascinating subject of strange wills and testaments like that of “hobo” Charles Lounsberry. (Recent research suggests some hoaxing going on here but in 1941 it was thought legit.)

You're Darn Tootin' ([Hal Roach Studio]- Edgar Kennedy) bw/synchronized score-21m-(Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy)-April 21, 1928 (filmed January '28) Two musicians try to go into business for themselves after being fired.

You're Telling Me ([Hal Roach Studio]- Anthony Mack & Lloyd French) bw-19m-(The Boy Friends)-April 16, 1932 (filmed January) Featuring Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, Gordon Douglas, Julie Bishop, Betty Bolen & Billy Gilbert. Mickey and Grady stay at a friend's place for what they tell him will be one night; it stretches into several months.

Yvette Rungel Offers Paradise Lost (---) bw-1 reel-(Movietone Act)-© July 29, 1929 Film Daily review 9-8

Zeeland- The Hidden Paradise (James A. FitzPatrick & Ruth Fitzpatrick; camera: Ray Fernstrom) Technicolor-7m-(Traveltalk)-January 3, 1935 (filmed May ’34) Tour of the Netherlands. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 1 (Warner Archive) DVD

Zion, Canyon Of Colour (James A. FitzPatrick; camera: Wilfred Cline) Technicolor-10m-(Traveltalk)-November 27, 1934 Shot in Utah in early July 1934 in the new rainbow spectrum, although this area was covered in the more primitive 2-color by other filmmakers before. / FitzPatrick Traveltalks Vol 2 (Warner Archive) DVD






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