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#21 Jlewis

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 04:25 PM

Radio Flash (RKO)

Directors listed in ()

BW and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.) unless noted

 

Interchangeable with Radio Comedies, only these are the post-1935 releases.

 

  • Pickled Peppers (George Stevens) / June 7, 1935 Starring Dorothy Granger, Grady Sutton & Carol Tevis

  • The Newly Reweds (Harry Edwards) / © July 30, 1935

  • Where There's A Will (Alfred J. Goulding) / © October 4, 1935 Spencer Charters stars as a rich man thinking he's on his death-beath on account of an inky tongue and his relatives trying to take over his house.

  • The Worm Burns (Harry Edwards) / © December 6, 1935

  • Fight Is Right (Jean Yarbrough) / © April 10, 1936 Hubbies sneak to a fight without their wives, pretending to be sick, but nothing works as planned. Starring Tom Kennedy with Maxine Jennings & Jack Norton

  • Dog Blight (Jean Yarbrough) / 16+m / © June 15, 1936 Henry buys a terrier for Ann's birthday, but it gets him into a lot of trouble. Starring Jack Norton, Maxine Jennings & others

  • Who's Looney Now? (Leslie Goodwins) / August 24, 1936 A harassed family man takes a neighbor's advice to keep his house order... unsuccessfully. Starring Jack Norton, Vivien Oakland, Billy Gilbert & others

  • Don't Be Like That (Jean Yarbrough) / © December 4, 1936 Marital jealousy erupts over a doctor visit. Starring Jack Norton & Muriel Evans

  • Horse Play (Jean Yarbrough) / © March 19, 1937

  • Many Unhappy Returns (Charles Roberts) / © September 30, 1937

  • The Stupor-Visor (Charles Roberts) / January 19, 1938 (filmed '37) Marital comedy with husband trying to outdo wife in the political arena by trying to sabotage her Women's Club. Starring Jack Norton & Kitty McHugh

  • No Sale (---) bw-11+m / March 10, 1938 A booking agent sells a bunch of talents with a photographic portfolio that "comes to life": the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the Charioteers, and the dancing act of King, King and King. Starring Douglas Leavitt, Gogo De Lys & Adia Kuznetzoff

  • Picketing For Love (Jean Yarbrough) / May 28, 1938 Starring Betty Jane Rhodes, Jack Carson, Joe Morrison & Phyllis Kennedy. Betty falls for Joe in a summer camp, but learns he may be a pop star who could have potentially just wooed her musically as a professional rather than a potential boyfriend. She works in a music store where they meet up later...

  • The Photografter (Jean Yarbrough) / 15+m / © June 17, 1938 Problems erupt when a candid cameraman gets fined when somebody's picture lands in the newspaper against their wishes. Starring Jack Rice, Ed Gargan, Kay Sutton & others

  • Hunting Trouble (Charles Roberts) / 16+m / August 4, 1938 Problems with the misses after a night with the lodge boys. Starring Jed Prouty & Richard Lane

  • Hectic Honeymoon (Jean Yarbrough) / 1 reel / © November 4, 1938

  • Plumb Crazy (Jean Yarbrough) / © February 3, 1939 (filmed '38)

  • Sales Slips (Charles Roberts) / April 4, 1939 Starring Ernest Truex, Edna Bennett, John Dilson, Ellen Duffy & others

  • Dog-Gone (Charles Roberts) / 16+m / © April 21, 1939 Husband gets his doctor's menu confused with the dogs. Starring James Finlayson. Muriel Evans plays the wife.

  • Marriage-Go-Round (Jean Yarbrough) / July 28, 1939

  • Blamed For A Blonde (Lou Brock) / 16+m / October 12, 1939 Husband gets a cutlery demonstration with a sexy blond, causing jealousy with wifie. Starring Roy Atwell & Marion Martin

  • Coat Tales (Harry D'Arcy) / Starring Jed Prouty])-November 17, 1939

  • Chicken Feed (Jean Yarbrough) / 1 reel / © January 9, 1940 (filmed '39)

  • Twin Cuplets (Arthur Ripley) / March 5, 1940 Starring Claude & Clarence Stroud, Monte Collins & others

  • Goodness, A Ghost (Harry D'Arcy) / 15+m / March 8, 1940 Starring Harry Langdon. Harry's grandfather's spirit inhabits his old policeman's uniform, which is being used in an amateur play.

 

 

Radio Musicals (RKO)

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BW and 2 reels (18-21 minutes)

 

  • Mismanaged (Alfred J. Goulding) / © October 21, 1935

  • Tuned Out (Alfred J. Goulding) / November 15, 1935 Newlywed falls for a radio singer only she's his wife! Featuring Ruth Etting, Herbert Rawlinson & others

  • Aladdin From Manhattan (Ben Holmes) / February 28, 1936 Starring Ruth Etting

  • Melody In May (Ben Holmes) / May 1, 1936 Ruth Etting the radio star plays cupid to a too-frequently rejected man. Standards heard are “St. Louis Blues” and “It Had to Be You”. Featuring Frank Coghlan Jr., Margaret Armstrong, Joan Sheldon, Kenneth Howell & Robert Meredith.

  • Sleepy Time (Ben Holmes) / July 6, 1936 Starring Ruth Etting

  • Camp Meetin' (Leslie Goodwins) / © October 9, 1936 Featuring the Hall Johnson Choir

  • Deep South (Leslie Goodwins) / © December 11, 1936 (Academy Award Nominee / 2-Reeler) “All black” musical with Willie Best, Daisy Buford & Clarence Muse

  • That Man Samson (Leslie Goodwins) / © May 27, 1937 Mini version of Warners' GREEN PASTURES with another Bible story done "all-black"

  • Mississippi Moods (Leslie Goodwins) / © July 29, 1937

  • Music Will Tell (Jean Yarbrough) / © January 5, 1938 (filmed '37)

  • Twenty Girls And A Band (Leslie Goodwins) / January 26, 1938 (filmed '37) Starring Nick Stuart

  • Russian Dressing (Jean Yarbrough) / April 2, 1938 Starring Ben Alexander

  • Swing Vacation (Jean Yarbrough) / © February 16, 1939 A jitterbug dance fest with Buddy Rogers & Orchestra, Betty Jane Rhodes

 

 

Rainbow Comedy (Pathé)

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BW and 2 reels (19-21 minutes)

 

  • Chills And Fever (Arch B. Heath) / © April 27, 1930 Actors rehearse in a haunted house. Starring Evalyn Knapp, Al Shean & Mary Clark

  • Red Heads (Frank T. Davis) / © May 17, 1930 Featuring at Carr, Charles Kaley & Joan Gaylord. Musical operetta set at a dress shop featuring a cluster of redheaded models (Catherine Wallace, Ethel Davis & Bessie Hill). Mona Ray plays a lady cop.

  • The Beauties (Frank T. Davis) / © June 22, 1930 Musical comedy involving three burglars after a painting. Starring Ruth Hiatt, Charles Kaley, Dick Stewart, Bessie Hill, Harry Masters & Billy Gilbert

  • Give Me Action (Frank T. Davis) / 16m / © August 17, 1930 Starring Harry Holman, John Hyams & Marcia Manning

  • Breakfast In Bed (Fred Guiol) / © October 22, 1930 Starring Daphne Pollard & Frank Pangborn. With the aid gone, a husband struggles to cook. With Edgar Dearing, Maurice Black, Joseph Girard, Patsy O'Byrne, Bud Jamison & Lucile Williams

  • Sea Coinin' Sheiks (Wallace Fox) / © January 4, 1931 (filmed '30)

  • Hot Wires (Harry Sweet) / © February 22, 1931 Starring Daphne Pollard, Franklin Pangborn & Donald Haines

  • Three Wise Clucks (Wallace Fox) / April 12, 1931 Starring Glenn Tryon, Ena Gregory, Rodney McClennan, Clem Beauchamp, Fred Howard & others

  • Against The Rules (Arch Heath) / June 6, 1931 Hotel guest must pose as a woman. Starring Franklin Pangborn, Tom Dugan & Wade Boteler

 

 

Ralph Graves Comedies (Mack Sennett Comedies/Pathé)

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BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • East Of The Water Plug (Mack Sennett) / August 24, 1924

  • Little Robinson Corkscrew (F. Richard Jones & Ralph Ceder) / September 21, 1924

  • Riders Of The Purple Cows (Mack Sennett) / October 19, 1924 With Vernon Dent

  • Love's Sweet Piffle (Mack Sennett) / November 16, 1924 With Thelma Hill, Vernon Dent & others

  • Off His Trolley (Mack Sennett) / December 14, 1924

  • The Plumber (Edward F. Cline ) / January 11, 1925 (filmed '24) With Eugenia Gilbert

  • The Beloved Bozo (Edward F. Cline ) / February 8, 1925 With Alice Day, Marvin Loback, Vernon Dent & others

  • Bashful Jim (Edward F. Cline ) / March 8, 1925 With Alice Day, William McCall, Marvin Loback & others

  • Breaking The Ice (Al Standell) / April 5, 1925

  • He Who Gets Smacked (Mack Sennett) / May 3, 1925

  • Good Morning, Nurse! (Lloyd Bacon) / May 21, 1925

  • Cupid's Boots (Edgar Kennedy) / July 25, 1925

  • Don't Tell Dad (Gilbert Pratt) / August 28, 1925 With S.D. Wilcox, Natalie Kingston, Marvin Loback & Jack Ackroyd

  • Hurry, Doctor! (Mack Sennett) / September 20, 1925

  • Take Your Time (Lloyd Bacon) / November 15, 1925 With Thelma Parr, Marvin Loback & Vernon Dent

  • The Window Dummy (Mack Sennett) / December 13, 1925

  • Wide Open Faces (Mack Sennett) / January 10, 1926 (filmed '25) With Eugenia Gilbert, Thelma Parr & Marvin Loback

  • The Funnymooners (Lloyd Bacon) / February 7, 1926 With Thelma Parr, Marvin Loback & Vernon Dent

  • Meet My Girl (Mack Sennett) / March 7, 1926

  • Hooked At The Altar (Mack Sennett) / April 4, 1926

  • A Yankee Doodle Duke (Mack Sennett) / May 20, 1926

 

Range Rider (Malobee Prod/Pathé)

Directed by Ford Beebe

Starring Leo Maloney

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • His Own Law / September 3, 1922 With Josephine Hill, Tom London & Chet Ryan

  • Come And Get Me / September 17, 1922 With Josephine Hill

  • Deputized / October 1, 1922 With Josephine Hill

  • Rough Going / October 12, 1922 With Josephine Hill, Bud Osborne & Tom Grimes

  • The Bar Cross War / October 29, 1922 With Josephine Hill

  • The Drifter / November 12, 1922 With Josephine Hill

  • His Enemy's Friend / November 26, 1922 With Josephine Hill, Bud Osborne & Milton Brown

  • One Jump Ahead / December 10, 1922 With Josephine Hill, Bud Osborne, Chet Ryan, Mark Fenton & J.A. Wiley

  • Here's Your Man / December 24, 1922 With Josephine Hill, Bud Osborne, Milton Brown & Georgie Woodthrop

  • Under Suspicion / January 7, 1923 (filmed '22) With Pauline Curley, William Smith, William Donovan, Chet Ryan & Bud Osborne

  • Border Law / January 21, 1923 (filmed '22) With Pauline Curley, Tom Grimes, Pedro Valenzuela & Bud Osborne

  • Smoked Out / February 4, 1923 With Pauline Curley, Ray Myers, Pat Rooney & Bud Osborne

  • Lost, Strayed Or Stolen / February 18, 1923 With Pauline Curley, Tom Grimes & Bud Osborne

  • Double Cinched / March 4, 1923 With Pauline Curley, Noah Hendricks, Harry Belmore & Bud Osborne

  • Partners Three / March 18, 1923 With Bud Osborne

  • The Extra Seven / April 1, 1923 With Pauline Curley & Bud Osborne

  • When Fighting's Necessary / April 15, 1923 With Pauline Curley & Buck Neville

  • One Hundred Percent Nerve / April 29, 1923 With Pauline Curley, Bud Osborne, Fred & Edward Burns

  • Wings Of The Storm / May 13, 1923 With Josephine Hill

  • The Unsuspecting Stranger / May 27, 1923 With Josephine Hill, Tom London, Bob Clark & Clarence Sovern

  • Hyde And Zeke / June 10, 1923 With Josephine Hill & Lafe McKee

  • Tom, Dick And Harry / June 24, 1923 With Josephine Hill

  • Steel Shod Evidence / July 8, 1923 With Josephine Hill, Bud Osborne & Bill Patton

  • Yellow Men And Gold / July 22, 1923 With Josephine Hill

  • In Wrong Right / August 5, 1923

  • Warned In Advance / August 19, 1923 With Josephine Hill, Nelson McDowell, Barney Fury, Les Bates & others

 

 

Rare Bits (Record Pictures/Pathé)

Featuring Beth Brown

BW / silent and 1 reel

 

Docu-shorts and “how to” films

 

  • An Oriental Album / August 28, 1927 Collection of previous released travelogue footage from the studio vaults with a focus on Japan here

  • From Soup To Nuts / September 2, 1927 Vintage clips culled from earlier films showing a variety of foods

  • The Weaker Sex / September 25, 1927 Features various female athletes

  • Have A Drink / November 20, 1927

  • Just Kidding / December 18, 1927

  • Honeymoon Hints / December 27, 1927

  • Life Savers / February 12, 1928

  • Trees / March 11, 1928

  • Animal Snaps / April 8, 1928

  • Pleasure Hunting / May 27, 1928

 

 

Ray Whitley & His Six-Bar Cowboys (RKO)

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BW, times listed

 

Musical westerns, a rather unique series that lasted longer than expected.

 

  • Rhythm Wranglers (Charles Roberts) / 19+m / December 17, 1937

  • A Buckaroo Broadcast (Jean Yarbrough) / 18+m / April 22, 1938

  • Western Welcome (Leslie Goodwins) / sepiatone-19+m / September 9, 1938

  • Prairie Papas (Jack Townley) / 18+m / December 16, 1938

  • Ranch House Romeo (Lou Brock) / 17+m / April 7, 1939

  • Sagebrush Serenade (Charles Roberts) / 19+m / June 6, 1939

  • Cupid Rides The Range (Lou Brock) / 18+m / September 8, 1939

  • Bandits And Ballads (Lou Brock) / 17+m / December 15, 1939

  • Molly Cures A Cowboy (Jean Yarbrough) / 17+m / March 22, 1940

  • Corralling A Schoolmarm (Charles Roberts) / 20+m / June 19, 1940

  • Bar Buckaroos (Lloyd French) / 16+m / November 8, 1940

  • Prairie Spooners (Harry D'Arcy) / 13+m / January 31, 1941 (filmed '40)

  • Redskins And Redheads (Harry D'Arcy) / 17+m / April 15, 1941

  • The Musical Bandit (Charles Roberts) / 17+m / July 18, 1941

  • California Or Bust (Lloyd French) / 17+m / November 11, 1941

  • Keep Shooting (Harry D'Arcy) / 17+m / January 30, 1942 (filmed '41)

  • Cactus Capers (Charles Roberts) / 17+m / April 23, 1942

  • Range Rhythm (Charles Roberts) / 17+m / July 10, 1942

 

 

Raymond L. Ditmars Nature Reels (Pathé Frères)

BW and occasional color / silent and 1 reel (under 10 minutes)

 

  • Life In Our Ponds / January 25, 1912

  • The Death Head Moth / March 21, 1913

  • Crabs And Lobsters / March 28, 1913

  • The Locust/Analysis Of Motion / April 11, 1913

  • The Cuttlefish / April 18, 1913

  • Our Feathered Friends/A Trip On The Seine / part color / April 25, 1913

  • Hidden Life In Sea Weed/The Cormorant / part color / April 29, 1913

  • The Ant-Lion / May 6, 1913

  • The Jelly Fish / May 16, 1913

  • Night Birds/The Allanthus Silkworm / May 23, 1913

  • The Spider Which Lives In A Bubble / May 30, 1913

  • Birds And Animals Of Brazil / June 6, 1913

  • How A Blossom Opens/The Carrier Pigeons / part color / June 24, 1913

  • The Spotted Elephant Hawk Moth / June 27, 1913

  • Denizens Of The Deep / July 15, 1913

  • The Snowy Egret And Its Extermination / July 16, 1913

  • Vipers At Home / July 25, 1913

  • Curious Sea Creatures / July 29, 1913

  • A Study Of Bird Life / part color / August 1, 1913

  • Strange Traits Of Serpents / August 20, 1913

  • The Lizard / August 22, 1913

  • The Otter/The Agouti / part color / September 5, 1913

  • Toad Traits / September 18, 1913

  • The Fish With A Storage Battery In Its Brain / September 27, 1913

  • Tortoises At Close Range / November 8, 1913

  • Lizard Lore / November 12, 1913

  • The Pond Snail / November 21, 1913

  • Glimpses Of Pond Life / December 6, 1913

  • Birds Of The Inland Marsh / December 12, 1913

  • Insects That Sing / December 17, 1913

  • Submarine Mysteries/Insects That Mimic / January 20, 1914

  • At Home With The Heron / January 21, 1914

  • The Hunting Spiders / March 10, 1914

  • Strange Sea Water Creatures / March 24, 1914

  • Termite, The Insect Architect / April 8, 1914

  • Deadliest Of Nature's Celebrities / April 28, 1914

  • The Poison Of Serpents / June 9, 1914

  • The Marmot / June 23, 1914

  • The Book Of Nature / November 1914 Covers frogs, deer & mountain goats

  • Some Non-Poisonous Snakes / 1914

  • Great Eared Bat Of Madagascar / February 20, 1915

  • Small Denizens Of The Seashore / July 1915

 

 

RCA / Gramercy Series (RCA Photophone-Gramercy Studio/RKO)

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BW

 

Historically significant on account of Duke Ellington's first and Bessie Smith's only screen appearances. The RCA Photophone-Gramercy Studios is also where James FitzPatrick edited his early Traveltalks in 1929-30.

 

  • The Traveler / 6+m / July 28, 1929 (Film Daily review) Marc Connelly is the too-talkative train passenger, getting chummy with the conductor

  • Burglar (Dudley Murphy) / 2 reels/ August 4, 1929 (Film Daily review)

  • Godfrey Ludlow (Richard Currier) / 5+m / August 18, 1929 (Film Daily review) The violinist plays "Symphonic Espagnol"

  • Two Gun Ginsberg (Dick Currier) / 2 reels / August 18, 1929 (Film Daily review) Nat Carr stars in a western spoof

  • St. Louis Blues (Dudley Murphy) / 16m / September 8, 1929 Entered in the National Film Registry and co-starring Jimmy Mordecai in a romantic tale of abuse, this was the "empress of the blues", Bessie Smith's, solo film appearance.

  • Head Work (Al Boasberg & Louis Brock) / 8+m / September 15, 1929 Starring Edwin Jerome

  • The Uncle (Dick Currier) 2 reels / © October 13, 1929 Starring Marc Connelly

  • Gunboat Ginsberg (Mark Sandrich) / 2 reels / October 20, 1929 (Film Daily review) "Features 30 Chinese girls and boys and 35 bluejackets from the U.S.S. Polaski". Nat Carr leads cast.

  • Hunt The Tiger (James Leo Meehan) / 20+m / November 10, 1929 Starring Pedro de Cordoba, Alexander Kirkland & Verree Teasdale

  • Black And Tan Fantasy (Dudley Murphy) / 19m / November 17, 1929 (Film Daily review) First appearance on film of Duke Ellington, accompanied by Harlem dancers, and some impressive lighting effects over the title tune.

  • Flora Le Breton (---) / 1 reel / November 24, 1929 (Film Daily review)

  • Suitor (Richard Currier) / 8+m / © December 8, 1929 A guy tries to propose to a girl in five minutes before catching a train but gets too many interruptions. Starring Marc Connelly & Edwina Phillips, with Ada Yerden, Wayne Arey & Dora Mills Adams

  • General Ginsberg (Mark Sandrich) / 2 reels / [Nat Carr])-December 29, 1929 (Film Daily review) A comic foot soldier (Nat Carr) poses as a general.

  • The Age Of Innocence / 2 reels / January 3, 1930 (filmed '29) Starring Paula Trueman

  • The Fair Deceiver (James Leo Meehan) / 1 reel / © January 5, 1930 (filmed '29)

  • Old Bill's Christmas (Dick Currier) / 2 reels/ © January 27, 1930 Featuring Harry McNaughton

  • Bridegroom (James Leo Meehan) 1 reel / © February 2, 1930

  • The Strange Interview (Al Boasberg) / 1 reel / © March 2, 1930 Starring Jeanette Sherwin & Priscilla Knowles

  • The Magnate (Dick Currier) / 8+m / © March 30, 1930 Starring Marc Connelly

  • Palooka Flying School (Al Boasberg) / © April 27, 1930 Starring Russ Brown

  • Hot Bridge (Mark Sandrich) / © May 11, 1930 Starring Earle Gilbert, Charles Wiliams & Kitty Kelly

  • The Guest (Dick Currier) / 1 reel / © May 25, 1930 Starring Marc Connelly

  • Good Time Kenneth (Dick Currier) / 1 reel / © July 20, 1930 Starring Marc Connelly



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 04:25 PM

Reelisms (RKO-Pathé)

Produced by Frederic Ullman Jr.

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BW, 9-10 minutes

 

A precursor to the post-war Screenliners (see also), these were documentary “human interest” reels. Two were Oscar nominees.

 

  • Submarine Chase (Frank Donovan) / September 16, 1938

  • Trans American (Frank Donovan) / October 31, 1938

  • Dude Ranch (Frank Donovan) / November 11, 1938

  • Newsreel (Frank Donovan) / December 9, 1938 Behind the scenes of a Pathé newsreel division

  • Pilot Boat (Frank Donovan) / January 13,1939 (filmed '38) New York harbor jobs we seldom see

  • Gold (Frank Donovan) / in sepiatone / February 10, 1939 Short history of gold mining

  • Air Waves (Frank Donovan) / March 10, 1939 Inside an NBC studio

  • Soldiers Of The Sea (Frank Donovan) / April 7, 1939 Following the US Marines

  • Television (Frank Donovan) / May 5, 1939 Showcasing the early years of broadcasting

  • Swinguette (Julien Bryan) / May 26, 1939 Covers Arthur Murray dancing

  • World Of Tomorrow (Frank Donovan) / June 23, 1939 The NYC World Fair

  • Five Times Five (Frank Donovan) / 15+m / © July 21, 1939 (Academy Award Nominee) Slightly longer than the others, this covers the fifth birthday of the Dionne Quintuplets

  • Zoo (Frank Donovan) / July 21, 1939 Filmed in St. Louis- the most frequently filmed zoo of this period

  • Pack Trip (Frank Donovan) / August 18, 1939

  • Nevada Unlimited (Frank Donovan) / September 15, 1939

  • Acres Of Plenty (Frank Donovan) / October 12, 1939

  • American Royal (Frank Donovan) / November 10, 1939 Covers Kansas City farm shows

  • West Wall (Frank Donovan) / January 6, 1940 (edited '39)

  • Men Of Muscle (Frank Donovan) / January 28, 1940 (filmed '39) Filmed at Springfield College in Massachusetts

  • Vacation Diary (Frank Donovan) / February 16, 1940 Travelogue of Bermuda

  • Navajo Land (Frank Donovan) / March 1, 1940 (filmed '39)

  • Siege (Julian Bryan) / March 29, 1940 (Academy Award Nominee) & National Film Registry entry. Covers the Nazi invasion of Poland.

  • Air Army (Frank Donovan) / April 28, 1940 Profiles US Army Air Corps.

  • Stray Lamb (Frank Donovan) / May 21, 1940

  • Streamlined (Frank Donovan) / June 10, 1940

  • Week-End (Frank Donovan) / July 1, 1940

 

 

RKO Headliners (RKO)

Produced by Lou Brock (1932-34) and Lee Marcus (after '34)

Directors listed in () after the title

BW and 2 reels (17-21 minutes each)

 

By 1932, the word “Broadway” was dropped from the Broadway Headliners (see also) and the series became more musical, but with the Ruth Etting shorts getting a sub-heading of “Musicomedies”. In the later thirties, the logo “Headliner” was used more often than not for jazzy band-oriented performances, but really didn't differ too much from the contemporary series Radio Flash (those being mostly comedies) and Radio Musicals. RKO was always loose with how they labeled everything with performers simply appearing in every series as RKO “shorts” stars.

 

  • Sham Poo The Magician (Harry Sweet) / November 25, 1932 Probably Hugh Hubert's best comedy is a spoof of the feature Chandu the Magician with a goofy mystic. Roscoe Ates & Dorothy Granger support.

  • Private Wives (Harry Sweet) / January 27, 1933 A too frequently married man (Richard “Skeets” Gallegher) wants a divorce and needs his lawyer (Walter Catlett) from getting into bigamy Also starring Monte Collins

  • Hip, Zip, Hooray (Ray McCarey) / March 31, 1933 Harry Gribbon & Tom Kennedy])-Mar 31, 1933 Lingerie shop owners loose everything down to “scantily clad” when a sheriff's prisoner robs them. With Nat Carr, Dorothy Granger & Charles Williams

  • She Outdone Him (Harry Sweet) / May 26, 1933 Starring Dorothy Grainger spoofing Mae West in her Paramount hit SHE DONE HIM WRONG, with Leslie Fenton

  • Knee Deep In Music (Alfred J. Goulding) / August 4, 1933 Also billed as a "Musicomedy" with Ruth Etting & Nat Carr

  • A Preferred List (Lou Brock) / © October 6, 1933 (Academy Award Nominee) Musical comedy spoof of the Jack Morgan situation (stock market scam involving “preferred” friends that got plenty of media attention). Featuring Ken Murray, Chick Chandler & Dorothy Lee

  • California Weather (Alfred J. Goulding) / December 15, 1933 Also billed as a "Musicomedy" with Ruth Etting & Arthur Treacher, covering familiars like “Stormy Weather” and “Shine On, Harvest Moon”. Bud Jamison & Eddie Borden also appear.

  • Air Tonic (Sam White) / December 22, 1933 Musical featuring a young Betty Grable with Ted Fio Rito's Orchestra and crooner Leif “Glenn” Erikson

  • On Approval (Kenneth Webb) / © January 4, 1934 (filmed '33) With Julia Sanderson & Frank Crumit

  • A Torch Tango (Alfred J. Goulding) / February 23, 1934 Also billed as a "Musicomedy" with Ruth Etting

  • Well Cured Ham (Al Boasberg) / © May 18, 1934 Starring Ed Larry is a night watchman at a zany society house. Also listed as a “Four Star Comedy” in some vintage periodicals.

  • Derby Decade (Alfred J. Goulding) / July 12, 1934 Reissued later as a “Headline Revival”, this is a nostalgic musical trip to the Bowery when it first lit up electricly. Ruth Etting and Tom Kennedy are featured.

  • Southern Style (Alfred J. Goulding) / September 14, 1934 Also billed as a "Musicomedy", with Ruth Etting doing her usual numbers, with John McGuire, Phyllis Ludwig, Spencer Charters, Robert Graves & John Larkin in support

  • If This Isn't Love (Leigh Jason) / © September 28, 1934 “Musicalcomedy” teaming Dorothy Lee with Walter Wolfe. Also cast: Hazel Forbes, Eddie Kane & Keye Luke. Produced by Lee Marcus.

  • Ferry-Go-Round (Sam White) / November 23, 1934 With Gene Austin, Betty Grable, Russ Hall, Otto Heimel & The Taylor Twins

  • Bandits And Ballads (Frederick Hollander) / December 2, 1934 An Out West "Musicomedy" starring Ruth Etting, With support by Billy Franey, Jack Rice, Ernest Young, Phil Dunham & Jack Mulhall. Standards “Comin' Through the Rye” and “In The Shade of the Old Apple tree”

  • This Band Age (Sam White) / © December 17, 1934 With Ted Fio Rito & his Orchestra, a young Betty Grable as singer, Marjorie Boothe, Irma Richardson, Monte Collins and Robert McKenzie

  • The Spirit Of 1976 (Leigh Jason) / February 15, 1935 Walter Woolf King leads a “no work” political platform of the future and gets elected, only the country isn't happy... wanting to be workoholics. Betty Grable stars as the pretty romantic interest in a comedy tale of a nation going the dicator direction. Val Burton and Will jason provide catchy tunes like “First Lady of the Land”.

  • Simp-Phoney Concert (Alfred J. Goulding) / © February 20, 1935 Eddie Conrad conducts a farmyard opera

  • An Old Spanish Onion (Alfred J. Goulding) / March 1, 1935 A "Musicomedy" with Ruth Etting south of the border singing “Ay, Ay, Ay”. Also Mario Alvarez, Renee Torres, Emenio Blanco, Emilia Leovalli, smong others.

  • Ticket Or Leave It (Alfred J. Goulding) / May 22, 1935 This “Musicomedy” features Ruth Etting in a roadside romance stitched together with Irving Berlin tunes (“Lazy”, “Blue Skies”, “All Alone” & “Always”) With Luis Alberni, lloyd Bridges, Doris McMahon, Edith Craig & Jack Rice

  • A Night At The Biltmore Bowl (Alfred J. Goulding) / June 21, 1935 Omnibus show featuring Jimmy Grier, Lucille Ball, Betty Grable, Edgar Kennedy & others

  • Drawing Rumors (Ben Holmes) / July 15, 1935 Featuring Joey Ray & Betty Grable

  • Metropolitan Nocturne (Leigh Jason & Lew Alter) / August 23, 1935 Musical mood fantasy (pantomime performances) featuring Henry Brandon

  • Night Life (Alfred J. Goulding) / © September 13, 1935 Written by Joseph Fields and Ben Holmes, Film Daily's critic dubbed this a “Grand Hotel in miniature” as it detailed the dramatic goings-on of a night club. Gene Austin & Jack Mulhall lead the cast.

  • Foolish Hearts (Ben Holmes) / © December 14, 1935 Ray Ellis is head of a nightclub, the setting with various incidences and romantic drama, mostly as an opportunity to showcase upcoming talent like Lucille Ball and Phyllis Brooks. Tony Martin croons. Also cast: Jack Rice, Harrison Greene, Edith Craig & Jack Norton.

  • Camera Cranks (Jean Yarbrough) / © January 17, 1936 (filmed '35) Joey Ray is a radio star breaking into movies and Kitty McHugh is the ditz screwing up his screen tests

  • Upper Cutlets (Al Boasberg) / © January 24, 1936 (filmed '35) Walter Cattlett plays an middle-aged husband discouraged by wifie from a career in boxing. With Lew Kelly, Kitty McHugh, Frank Morgan & Ethel Sykes

  • Radio Barred (Leslie Goodwins) / © February 3, 1936 Shorter than most “Headliners” (just 15 minutes), this is your typical “mishaps at a radio station” comedy with Johnny Arthur & Dorothy Sebastian as the comedy team showcased. Eddie Kane, Maxine Jennings & Ruth Hiatt add support.

  • A Wedding Story (Leslie Goodwins) / © March 20, 1936

  • Bad Medicine (Jean Yarbrough) / © May 4, 1936 Gene Austin as a singing medicine man

  • Swing It (Leslie Goodwins) / © July 3, 1936 Louis Prima tells a Hollywood backstory in-between musical numbers ("Way Down Yonder in New Orleans", "Up a Lazy River", "Dinah", etc.). Bit role by Lucille Ball here.

  • Lalapaloosa (Jean Yarbrough) / © November 2, 1936 Featuring Doyle & Eddie Gribbon. Buddy is a soda jerk who does impersonations to entertain his clients. Later he aids a sheriff in nabbing a bandit dressed in drag.

  • Singin' In The Air (Jean Yarbrough) / © February 19, 1937

  • Swing Fever (Jean Yarbrough) / June 21, 1937 Featuring Billy Gilbert & Jack Norton. Dr. Van Loon's Sanitarium is a place where sick patients get cured with swing music.

  • Romancing Along (Leslie Goodwins) / September 2, 1937 Musical romance featuring Phil Harris (star on Jack Benny Program who made shorts before for RKO but was attempting a recurring role in these “Headliners”) with Peggy Shannon & Walter Sands

  • Trailing Along (Jean Yarborough) / October 6, 1937 Gene Austin the unsuccessful nightclub head takes his show to trailer courts. With Jean Shirley, Otto Heimel, Russ Hall, the Meglin Kiddies, Candy & Coco & others

  • Harris In The Spring (Leslie Goodwins) / December 20, 1937 With Joan Barclay & Jack Carson in an early role. Band leader Phil Harris winds up as an "escort" with a society girl attending a night-club, the same club he's scheduled to play at.

  • Sea Melody (Jean Yarbrough) / October 21, 1938 Muzzy Marcellino woos Rita Oehmen on an Orient-bound ship on which Ted Fio Rito's Orchestra is stuck

 

 

RKO Jamboree (RKO)

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Big band reels, not unlike Warner Bros. contemporary “Melody Masters”

 

  • Jerry Wald And His Orchestra (Jay Bonafield & Larry O'Reilly) / September 11, 1942

  • Johnny Long And His Orchestra (Jay Bonafield & Larry O'Reilly) bw-8+m-(M: RKO Jamboree)-October 2, 1942

  • Ray McKinley & His Orchestra (Jay Bonafield & Larry O'Reilly) / October 30, 1942

  • Dick Stabile And His Orchestra (Jay Bonafield & Larry O'Reilly) / November 27, 1942

  • Enric Madriguera And His Orchestra (Jay Bonafield & Larry O'Reilly) / December 25, 1942

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (Frederic Ullman Jr., producer; Jay Bonafield) / July 2, 1943

  • It's Tommy Tucker Time (Jay Bonafield, producer; Larry O'Reilly) / October 3, 1947

 

 

RKO Musical Featurettes (RKO)

Produced by George Bilson

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BW and 2 reels (18-20 minutes)

 

Practically the same series as the RKO Jamboree, only longer in running time.

 

  • Melody Time (Jack Scholl) / © November 29, 1946 Featuring Tex Beneke, The Glenn Miller Orchestra (post Miller), Arthur Malvin, Robert Nichols

  • Follow That Music (Arthur Dreifuss) / January 31, 1947 (© December 31, 1946) Gene Krupa is featured

  • Let's Make Rhythm (Wallace Grissell) / May 23, 1947 (filmed '46) Featuring Stan Kenton & Orchestra

  • Carle Comes Calling (Jack Scholl) / September 12, 1947 Featuring Frankie Carle & Orchestra

  • Dick Stabile (Jack Scholl) / February 20, 1948 (filmed '47)

 

 

RKO Promotionals (RKO)

BW unless noted

 

 

  • RKO Pathé Studios, Culver City, California / 1 reel / March 1932

  • Signin' 'Em Up / 4+m / December 1933 With Bruce Cabot, Sidney Jarvis, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey & others

  • New Horizon / 1 reel / February 1, 1946 For National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis

  • Families First (Edward J. Montagne) / 2 reels / © October 1, 1948 For New York State Youth Association

  • Painting With Nylon / Technicolor-15m / 1948 For Canadian Industrial Limited

  • Beyond The Line Of Duty (Dudley Hale; narrator: Dwight Weist) / © December 29, 1948 Red Cross Promotional

  • A For Achievement / 1 reel / © April 21, 1949 For Savings Bank Assoc.

  • Jimmy Fund For Boston's Children's Hospital / 1 reel / May 23, 1950 With Gary Gray & Lloyd Nolan

 

 

RKO Specials

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BW unless noted

 

A hodgepodge of shorts here, including some rare RKO shorts in Technicolor (not with Walt Disney, who provided the bulk of the studio's color product)

 

  • Campus Sweethearts (James Leo Meehan) / 65mm & 35 mm versions-15+m / / March 9, 1930 Ambitious New York filmed musical featuring Rudy Vallee and Ginger Rogers

  • So This Is Harris (Lou Brock, producer; Mark Sandrich; songs: Will Jason) / 28+m / January 19, 1933 (filmed '32) (Academy Award Winner / Comedy) Delightful early Phil Harris vehicle that made him a hit before joining the Jack Benny show. Co-star Walter Catlett tries his best to avoid Harris' bawdy singing to no avail. Even the golf course is unsafe. James Finlayson and June Brewster are also featured.

  • The Grand National Sweepstakes Rose / 10+m / April 2, 1934

  • La Cucaracha (Pioneer; Kenneth McGowan, producer; Lloyd Corrigan) / Technicolor-20+m / © July 26, 1934 (Academy Award Winner / Comedy) Silly, but fun, south-of-the-border musical featuring a very sassy Steffi Duna and male rival Don Alvarado. This was the first official three-strip Technicolor (instead of the early two-strip system) 20-minute short, although segments using the new process predated this in mostly black and white features and Warner Brothers and MGM filmed their first shorts in this process almost simultaneously. Supporting cast: Paul Porcasi, Eduardo Durant & Orchestra, Sam Appel, Chris-Pin Martin, Julian Rivero & Charles Stevens

  • Songs Of The Colleges (Charles Kimball) / © October 5, 1934 Essentially a montage of different campus theme songs

  • How To Break 90 At Croquet (Lee Marcus) / 15+m / January 4, 1935 (filmed '34) Robert Benchley made this comic demonstration just before his move to MGM as their top shorties star.

  • A Trip Through Fijiland (Robert Wise & Neal Douglas) / 20 m approx. / © May 20, 1935 Travelogue featuring a future feature director in the credits

  • Salt Of The Earth / 1 reel / December 1939 Tour of a Chelshire, England salt mine.

  • In The Footsteps Of St. Patrick / 1 reel / January 1940 (filmed '39) Irish architecture is profiled.

  • Jenkins Vs. Armstrong Fight / 18+m / July 18, 1940

  • The Power And The Land (US Dept. Of Agriculture; Joris Ivens) / 38m / October 1, 1940 Showing the struggle to bring electricity to rural areas of the United States.

  • Harvest For Tomorrow (Edgar Peterson) / 15+m / March 9, 1941

  • Conquer By The Clock (Office Of War Information; Frederic Ullman Jr., producer; Slavko Vorkapich & Phil Reisman Jr.) / 20+m / October 27 1942 (Academy Award Nominee) Beautifully edited but overly preachy victory short emphasizing the importance of "time" in terms of wartime production and manufacturing. Don't sleep more than necessary and cut down on your smoking breaks! Lots of stock shots of planes and ammunition factories working at their peak.

  • South Of The Border With Disney / in Technicolor (1 reel) / November 23, 1942 Showing Walt Disney's team of animators working on the feature SALUDOS AMIGOS

  • North African Album (Howard Winner) / 9+m / June 3, 1943

  • The House I Live In (Frank Ross, producer; Mervyn Le Roy; writer: Albert Maltz) / 11+m / © November 9, 1945 (Academy Award Winner / Special Award) & National Film Registry entry. Frank Sinatra teaches a group of young boys a lesson in religious tolerance.

  • Gay Bubbles (David Gould) / 10+m / December 1946 Featuring Gary Gray

  • Mr. Bell (Richard Fleischer) / 25+m / March 1947 Impressive, if modestly produced, mini-biopic on Alexander Graham Bell, with Raymond Edward Johnson and Mason Adams. See here: https://archive.org/...ell_12_00_40_00

  • The Boy And The Eagle (Dickie Moore & William Lasky) / Technicolor-18+m / July 1, 1949 (Academy Award Nominee) A crippled boy aids a wounded bald eagle in this glossy color adventure.

  • You Can Beat The A-Bomb (Emerson Film Corp.; Albert Gotlieb & Robert B. Pettengill) / 20 m approx. / September 29, 1950

 

Rockne Football (Pathé)

Directed by Terry Ramsaye

Starring Knute Rockne

BW and 2-color, under 10 minutes

 

Featuring the famous football player just a year before his passing.

 

  • Backfield Aces / © August 27, 1930

  • Flying Feet / © August 27, 1930

  • The Hidden Ball / in color / © August 27, 1930

  • The Last Yard / in color / © August 27, 1930

  • Touchdown / © August 27, 1930

  • Two Minutes To Go / © August 27, 1930

 

 

Rodeo Comedies (Pathé)

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  • Ranch House Blues (Robert De Lacy) / © April 14, 1930 Starring Mildred Harris, Harry Woods, Donald Douglas, Nick Cogley, William Burt & Tom Mahoney

  • Half Pint Polly (Robert Delacey) / May 3, 1930 Also listed as a Capitol Comedy (see also). Starring Mona Ray, Tom Tyler, Hank MacFarlane & others

  • Hearts And Hoofs (Wallace Fox) / 15+m/ / © May 12, 1930 Starring Cornelius Keefe, Mona Rico, Red Warren, George Regas, Hector Sarno & Zeila Conan

  • Under The C ock-eyed Moon (Wallace Fox) / © October 22, 1930 Starring Bob Carney, Si Wills, Lew Kelly, Gay seabrook, Bobby Dunn & others

 

 

Roscoe Ates Comedies (RKO)

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  • The Lone Starved Ranger (Harold Schwartz) / © August 8, 1931 A stuttering tramp visits a wild west town and tackles Rattle Snake Pete. Co-stars Warner Richmond

  • The Gland Parade (Harold Schwartz) / October 1931 A window-washer eludes his boss posing as someone else. Later he flees from doctors who want his gland and even dresses in drag at a beauty parlor.

  • Use Your Noodle (Lloyd French) / © October 17, 1931

  • Never The Twins Shall Meet (Harold Schwartz) / February 13, 1932 With Cecil Cunningham

 

 

Rufftown Comedies (RKO)

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Starring James Gleason & Harry Gribbon (replaced by Eddie Gribbon)

BW and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

Boxing comedies with James Gleason as trainer

 

  • Where Canaries Sing Bass (George Green) / © August 10, 1931 The duo enter a zany prize fight, Gleason being the manager.

  • Slow Poison (Harry Sweet) / © October 19, 1931 Also Mae Busch & Tom Kennedy

  • Doomed To Win (George Green) / © December 21, 1931

  • Battle Royal (Harry Sweet) / -© February 19, 1932

  • Stealin' Home (Harry Sweet) / © May 6, 1932 With Eddie Gribbon in final two

  • High Hats And Low Brows (Harry Sweet) / © June 18, 1932 Rough & touch tries to mix in with polite upper class swells. Also Mae Clark & Gertrude Astor



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Screenliners (RKO- Pathé)

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Most of these were documentaries, but a few early entries were music performances spinning off of the RKO Jamboree (see also). A few of these borrowed some footage from earlier This Is America shorts (one way of economizing), while others revisited the same subject with all new material.

 

  • Jan August And His Piano Magic (Max Ring) / © October 29, 1948 Also Jesse White. Tunes: “Misirlou”, “Dark Eyes” & “Oye Negra”

  • Block Party (Burton Benjamin, producer; Victor Solow; narration: Ward Wilson) / © November 26, 1948 A NYC Italian neighborhood along Mulberry Street

  • It Pays To Be Ignorant (Burton Benjamin, producer; Herbert Polesie) / December 24, 1948 Adapted from a popular radio program (and soon a TV series), this is a parody of quiz shows with host Tom Howard to ask panelists like George Sherlton, Lulu McConnell and Harry McNaughton the easiest questions imaginable.

  • Men Of The Shooting Stars (Burton Benjamin, producer; Howard Winner) / © January 21, 1949 (filmed '48) Profiling the U.S. Air Force

  • Movie Memories (Burton Benjamin, producer; narrator: Andre Baruch) / February 18, 1949 One of several Streamliners that are basically “spinoffs” of the Flicker Flashbacks (see also). Features “The Failure, or Don't Marry a Horse Lover”, “The Regiment's Dog” and “The Death Train”

  • Shake Hands With Success (Duke Goldstone, producer; W. Zolley Lerne) / © March 18, 1949 More with a leading hand expert

  • Shush Money (Burton Benjamin, producer; Jerome Brondfield; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © April 1, 1949 Comic look at babysitting

  • Helicopter Magic (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Arthur Hannes) / © May 13, 1949

  • I Like Soap Because (Burton Benjamin, producer; Edward J. Montagne; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © June 10, 1949 Covers write-in contests.

  • Mellow Dramas (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © July 8, 1949 Clips from silent films.

  • Airline Glamour Girls (Burton Benjamin, producer; Howard Winner; narrator: Andre Baruch) / August 5, 1949 Profiles McConnell Hostess School of Mineapolis

  • Piano Rhythm (Burton Benjamin, producer; Herman Fuchs) / September 9, 1949 Jan August and lady crooner Kitty Kallen performs “Malaguena”, “Nola” and “Kiss Me Sweet”

  • Hands Of Talent (Duke Goldstone, producer; W. Zolley Lerne) / October 7, 1949 Features hand analyst Dr. Joseph Ranald examining famous celebrities

  • Iron Ponies (Burton Benjamin, producer; William Deeke; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © November 4, 1949 All about toy trains

  • Square Dance Tonight (Burton Benjamin, producer; William Deeke) / © December 2, 1949 Featuring Elisha Keeler

  • Harbor Lady (Burton Benjamin, producer; William Deeke; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © December 30, 1949 Life on a New York tugboat "Grace Moran".

  • Audition For August (Burton Benjamin) / February 24, 1950 (filmed '49) Jan August and Kitty Kallen performs

  • Wonders Down Under (Burton Benjamin, producer; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © March 24, 1950 Australian animals: emu, koala, platypus and 'roos included

  • Sunshine U (Burton Benjamin, producer; Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © April 21, 1950 Visits Coral Gables, Florida and University of Miami

  • Country Rhythm (Burton Benjamin, producer; Herman Fuchs) / © May 19, 1950 More square dancing with Elisha Keeler

  • School For Dogs (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © June 15, 1950 Filmed in Manhattan with Frances Hartsook

  • Nickelodeon Time (Burton Benjamin, producer; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © July 14, 1950 Clips from “Rescue by the Rails, or Hand Me My handcar”, “The Violin Concerto, or And then I Wrote” and “The Big Night”

  • Day In Manhattan (Burton Benjamin, producer; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © August 11, 1950 Tour of the Big Apple

  • It's Only Muscle (Burton Benjamin, producer) / © September 8, 1950 Boy takes up gymnastics

  • Fairest Of The Finest (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith) / October 6, 1950 Made with the Bureau of Public Relations of the NYC Police, this profiles a lady cop in training

  • The Big Appetite (Burton Benjamin & Frances Dinsmoor, producers; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Bob Hite) / © November 3, 1950 Profiles NYC's markets and food preperation

  • Package Of Rhythm (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith) / December 1, 1950 Features Cy Coleman Trio

  • Research Ranch (Douglas Travers, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © December 29, 1950 Visits Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas

  • Mountain Rescue (Jay Bonafield, producer) / 1950 (undetermined release)

  • Movie Oldies (Burton Benjamin, producer; narrator: Andre Baruch) / January 26, 1951 (Completed '50) Features “An Awful Blow, or The Rube's Dream”, “The Counter Attack, or Bargain in the Basement” and “Strictly for the Bird, or The Heat's On”

  • Lifeguard (Burton Benjamin, producer; William Deeke; narrator: Peter Roberts) / © February 23, 1951 (filmed '50) For Long Island parks

  • Flying Padre (Burton Benjamin, producer; Stanley Kubrick; narrator: Bob Hite) / March 25, 1951 (filmed '50) Following a plane-flying priest Father Fred Stadtmuller in New Mexico

  • Your Fate Is In Your Hands (Jay Bonafield, producer) / © April 21, 1951 More with Dr. Josef Ranald

  • Florida Cowhands (Jay Bonafield & Burton Benjamin, producers; Joseph Walsh; narrator: Bob Hite) / © May 18, 1951 Filmed in Lakeland, Florida

  • Big House Rodeo (Jay Bonafield, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Andre Baruch) / June 2, 1951 Sponsored by Texas's Prison System Huntsville Unit

  • Card Sharp (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith; narrator: Bob Hite) / © June 15, 1951 Featuring Floyd Moss

  • Cleopatra's Playground (Burton Benjamin, producer; Hamilton Wright) / © July 13, 1951 Tour of Cairo's Museum in Egypt

  • Lake Texoma (Jay Bonafield, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Bob Hite) / August 3, 1951 A man-made lake along the Texas-Mexican border

  • Antique Antics (Burton Benjamin, producer; writer: Jules Schwerin; narrator: Andre Baruch) / August 9, 1951 Comic "Flicker Flashbacks" spin-off showcasing oldtime gambling dramas: “The Gambler's Lament” & “A Spy Undone”.

  • Recording Session (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Bob Hite) / September 7, 1951 Features Cy Coleman Trio and Margaret Phelan

  • Ice Breaker (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Douglas Edwards) / October 5, 1951 Made in cooperation of the U.S. Coast Guard

  • America's Singing Boys (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith) / November 2, 1951 Covers Columbus Boychoir School at Princeton (NJ)

  • Riders Of The Andes (Burton Benjamin, producer; William Deeke; narrator: Bob Hite) / November 30, 1951 Follows the Escuela de Carabineros (police force) of Santiago, Chile

  • Man With A Record (National Film Board of Canada, producers) / December 14, 1951 Struggles of a man out of prison

  • Laughs From The Past (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly) / © January 26, 1952 (Completed '51) One of several "Flicker Flashback" spinoffs, highlighting silent film footage from three or more decades ago. This one suggests Oscar nominations for Nickelodeon favorites like "The Romantic Violinist", "Mad Duke" and "An Evil Shuffle".

  • Smugglers Beware (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith; narrator: Peter Roberts) / © February 13, 1952 (filmed '51) Profiles US Customs.

  • At Home With Royalty (Burton Benjamin, producer; Dudley Hale; narrator: Bob Hite) / © March 18, 1952 (filmed '51) Following Queen Julianna and Prince Bernhard of Netherlands.

  • Swingtime In Mexico (Burton Benjamin, producer; Juan José Segura) / © April 12, 1952 (filmed '51)

  • To The Rescue! (National Film Board of Canada, producers) / May 16, 1952 Shown in Canada in 1951

  • Sweet Land Of Liberty (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith) / © June 18, 1952 Revolutionary War music and tour of battle sites

  • Male Vanity (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith; narrator: Arlene Francis) / July 25, 1952 A female take on male grooming

  • Professor FBI (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Bob Hite) / 15+m / August 15, 1952

  • Mexican Rhythm (Rhythm In Mexico) (Burton Benjamin, producer; Juan José Segura) / August 15, 1952 Featuring Luis Arcaraz

  • Flying Pinwheels (Burton Benjamin, producer; Howard Winner; narrator: Peter Roberts) / September 5, 1952 Shows military helicopters in action at Pensacola, Florida

  • Porpoise Roundup (Burton Benjamin, producer; Howard Winner; narrator: Bob Hite) / September 26, 1952 Visting Marineland, Florida

  • Log Jam (Burton Benjamin, producer; William Deeke; narrator: Alan Ben Oak) / October 17, 1952 Shows loggers at work along Machias River in Maine

  • College Circus (Burton Benjamin, producer; Howard Winner; narrator: Peter Roberts) / November 7, 1952 Performances at Florida State University

  • Johnny Gets His Route (Burton Benjamin, producer; William Deeke) / November 28, 1952 Many famous Americans got their start as newspaper boys.

  • Way Back When (Burton Benjamin, producer) / December 19, 1952 More silent film clips

  • Molly Bee Sings (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith) / January 9, 1953 (edited '52) 13-year old crooner

  • Sea Going Smoke Eaters (Burton Benjamin, producer; William Deeke) / January 30, 1953 (filmed '52)

  • The Mountain Movers (National Film Board of Canada, producers) / February 20 1953 (completed '52)

  • Britain's Sky Blazers (Burton Benjamin, producer) / © March 18, 1953 (filmed '52) Aerial shots of jet fighters

  • Electric Typing Time (John L. Rowe, consultant) / June 1953 Made for International Business Machines Corporation

  • Running The Red Blockade (Dudley Hale) / September 15, 1953

  • Laughs Of Yesterday (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly) / November 13, 1953 Clips from two silents: 'The Crossroads of Life' (Biograph '08) and W.S. Hart's 'The Fandango'.

  • Ocean To Ocean (Larry O'Reilly & Dudley Hale) / December 11, 1953

  • Report On Kashmir (Jim Mellor, producer; writer: L. M. Mitchel) / January 8, 1954 (filmed '53)

  • Fire Fighters (Harry W. Smith & Dudley Hale) / February 5, 1954 (filmed '53) Above average look at firemen working in Nevada

  • Golden Gate (Harry W. Smith & Jerome Brondfield) / © February 21, 1954 (filmed '53)

  • Black Power (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly) bw-9m-(DC: Screenliner)-April 30, 1954 (Compiled '53) Profile of the coal industry.

  • Untroubled Border (Larry O'Reilly) / © May 9, 1954

  • Long Time No See (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Harry Von Zell) / June 25, 1954 "The Evil Artist or the Girl Wronged" & "The Sealed Room"

  • Riding The Wind (Burton Benjamin, producer; Heinz Schiederbauer; narrator: Paul Bruck) / July 25, 1954

  • The Big Port (Larry O'Reilly & Dudley Hale) / © September 1, 1954

  • House Of Knowledge (Larry O'Reilly & Dudley Hale) / © September 28, 1954 Tour of the Smithsonian in Washington DC

  • Alpine Fortress (Larry O'Reilly) / © October 19, 1954 Tour of Switzerland.

  • Just Pets (Larry O'Reilly) / © November 11, 1954 Title says it all... focusing on children's animals

  • Cinema Capers (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Harry Von Zell) / © December 4, 1954 More silent footage, hosted by Harry Von Zell.

  • Water, Water Everywhere (Burton Benjamin, producer) / © January 9, 1955 (filmed '54) Ecological survey of America's water supply

  • Camera Crazy (Larry O'Reilly) / © January 28, 1955 (filmed '54) Spotlights Camera Club enthusiasts

  • Nature's Showcase (Larry O'Reilly) / © February 8, 1955 (filmed '54) Tour of The American Museum Of Natural History in NYC.

  • Inland Seas (Burton Benjamin, producer; narrator: Peter Roberts) / © April 6, 1955 (filmed '54) Above average tour of the Great Lakes region.

  • Staff Of Life (Burton Benjamin & Clement Stigdon) / © April 8, 1955 (filmed '54) Farming of grain in Kansas is emphasized

  • Rest Assured (Burton Benjamin, producer; Ray Sandiford) / © May 6, 1955 Behind-the-scenes at a major hotel

  • Safety Is Their Business (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly) / © May 25, 1955 Profiles the Underwriter's Laboratory of Chicago regarding consumer safety

  • Film Fun (Burton Benjamin) / May 31, 1955 Reissue of "Flicker Flashback" compilation footage of vintage silents. Includes Lillian Gish and Lionel Barrymore in 1912's A CRY FOR HELP.

  • Black Cats And Broomsticks (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Peter Roberts) / October 4, 1955 Covers taboos like walking under ladders, spilt salt, stepping on cracks, haunted houses, voodoo, etc.

  • Make Mine Memories (Frances Dinsmoor & Irene Hess; narrator: Ward Wilson) / © November 20, 1955 Spinoff of Richard Fleischer's "Flicker Flashbacks" series with vintage silent era clips of Harrey Carey and Blanche Sweet.

  • Teenagers On Trial (Frances Dinsmoor; narrator: Bob Hite) / December 11, 1955 "Any kid would rather be in a team than a gang!" In fairness, over crowding of schools and economic factors can lead to teen struggles.

  • Her Honor, The Nurse (Burton Benjamin, producer; Harry W. Smith; narrator: Peter Roberts) / January 13, 1956 (filmed '55) Shows one in training.

  • Fortune Seekers (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Bob Hite) / February 5, 1956 (filmed '55) Covers inventions like the bobby pin, zipper, cellophane and some not so successful patents.

  • Sentinels In The Air (Howard Winner) / © February 10, 1956 (filmed '55) Robert Preston narrates this short, which shows the important roll played by members of the US Air Force Reserve in the USA's defense against enemy attack.

  • We Never Sleep (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Peter Roberts) / © March 2, 1956 (filmed '55) Covers Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the USA's oldest private detective company.

  • Where Is Jane Doe? (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Bob Hite) / © April 17, 1956 Tale of a lost teenager and how the police finds her in NYC.

  • The Merchandise Mart (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Peter Roberts) / May 11, 1956 Features Chicago's Merchandise Mart

  • Phonies Beware! (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Bob Hite) / June 10, 1956 Covers U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exposing fakes like "Elixirex"

  • Emergency Doctor (Jay Bonafield, producer; Harry W. Smith; narrator: Peter Roberts) / © June 24, 1956

  • The Law And The Lab (Jay Bonafield, producer; Frances Dinsmoor; narrator: Bob Hite) / July 7, 1956 CSI in the fifties: "Murder is an ugly business".

  • The Ice Climbers (narrator: Harry Wismer) / © September 9, 1956 Scenic Austria (in monochrome) and the fine art of mountain climbing.

  • White Peril (Jerome Broandfield, producer; Don Horter; narrator: Peter Roberts) / © December 9. 1956 Snow patrol in Washington's Cascade Mountains benefiting the U.S. Geological Survey

  • The Lonely Guardian (Jay Bonafield, producer) / December 12, 1956 Raising sheep in Canada

  • Cave Explorers (Earl Luby, producer; Heinz Schneiderbauer; narrator: Peter Roberts) / January 1957 (filmed '56) An Austrian expedition through a prehistoric cave is given a National Geographic type treatment.

  • The Beach Of Nazaré (Jerome Brondfield, producer; Van Campen Heilner; narrator: Peter Roberts) / January 8, 1957 (filmed '56) Touring a fishing village in Portugal.

 

 

Sennett All-Star Comedies (Mack Sennett Comedies/Pathé)

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BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • Nip And Tuck (Roy Del Ruth) / August 12, 1923 Starring Billy Bevan, Harry Gribbon & Mildred June

  • Skylarking (Mack Sennett) / September 9, 1923 Featuring Harry Gribbon

  • Down To The Sea In Shoes (Del Lord) / October 7, 1923 Starring Billy Bevan & Harry Gribbon

  • One Cyllinder Love (Del Lord) / November 4, 1923 Starring Billy Bevan & Harry Gribbon

  • Flip Flops (Roy Del Ruth) / December 2, 1923 Starring Billy Armstrong, Andy Clyde, Jack Cooper & others

  • Rough And Ready (William Campbell) / December 1923 Starring Jack Lucas, Mark Swain, Andy Clyde, Albert Vaughn & others

  • The Half-Back Of Notre Dame (Del Lord) / February 24, 1924 Obviously a football comedy but the clever title plays Universal's popular feature of the time. Starring Harry Gribbon, Jack Cooper, Madeline Hurlock, Louise Carver & others

  • Scarem Much (Del Lord) / March 23, 1924 Starring Jack Cooper

  • Black Oxfords (Del Lord) / May 14, 1924 Formerly jailed brother comes to the aid of mom and sis being thrown out by the landlord by entering a horse race. Starring Sydney Smith, Vernon Dent, Marcelina Day, Anna Dodge, Andy Clyde, John J. Richardson

  • The Lion And The Souse (Harry Edwards) / June 15, 1924 Starring Vernon Dent, Charlotte Mineau & Sidney Smith

  • All Night Long (Harry Edwards) / November 9, 1924 Starring Harry Edwards, Vernon Dent, Nanette Bergundy & others. Harry stumbles upon a burglars, but discovers one is an army buddy!

  • Bull And Sand (Mack Sennett) / December 28, 1924 Starring Sidney Smith & Vernon Dent

  • Water Wagons (Del Lord) / February 22, 1925 A pair of captains battle it out in a boat race, one kidnapping the other's daughter in the process. Starring Andy Clyde, John J. Richardson, Madeleine Hurlock, Sidney Smith

  • A Rainy Knight (Edward F. Cline) / September 20, 1925 Starring Raymond McKee, Ruth Taylor, Marvin Loback, Eugenia Gilbert

  • Dangerous Curves Behind (Edward F. Kline) / November 1, 1925 Starring Ruth Taylor, Jack Cooper, Roger Moore

  • The Gosh-Darn Mortgage (Edward F. Cline) / January 3, 1926 (filmed '25) Starring Charles Farrell, Douglas Gerrard, William McCall, Peggy O'Neal

  • A Finished Actor (Mack Sennett) / March 3, 1927 Starring Irving Bacon, Johnny Burke, Andy Clyde

  • A Dozen Socks (Earle Rodney) / March 13, 1927 Boxing comedy. Starring Alice Day, Jack Dempsey, Danny O'Shea, Marjorie Zier

  • Catalina, Here I Come (Earle Rodney) / April 17, 1927 Set against a popular race held there. We have a basic romance between Wanda (Madeline Hurlock), a gum-chewing waitress, and baker Eddie Quillan complicated by the boss Hamhocks (Andy Clyde) and a lady swimmer. Also Lige Conley

  • Crazy To Act (Earle Rodney) / May 15, 1927 Comedy set on a movie studio starring the actor attempting to marry the heroine. With Matty Kemp, Oliver Hardy & Gordon Bagley

  • For Sale, A Bungalow (Earle Rodney) / October 30, 1927 Two rival real estate agents battle over a lady customer, little realizing that the property has oil underneath. Starring Eddie Quillan, Madeline Hurlock, Andy Clyde

  • The Girl From Nowhere (Edward F. Cline) / December 11, 1927 Starring Irving Bacon, Anita Barnes, Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde

  • Love In A Police Station (Earle Rodney) / December 25, 1927 Starring Madeline Hurlock, Eddie Quinlin, Andy Clyde, Alice Ward

  • A Dumb Waiter (Harry Edwards) / September 16, 1928 Starring Ethel Grey Terry, Connie Lamont & Marvin Loback

  • Jim Jam Janitor (Harry Edwards) / November 11, 1928 Starring Johnny Burke, Glen Cavender, Vernon Dent

  • Clunked On The Corner (Harry Edwards) / January 6, 1929 (filmed '28) Johnny Burke is tricked by a lady crook to steal a necklace. With Carmelita Geraghty, Vernon Dent & others

  • Pink Pajamas (Phil Whitman) / April 1929 (filmed '28, held over) Starring Billy Bevan & Vernon Dent

 

 

Skinny (Rolin Film/Pathé)

Produced and directed by Hal Roach

Starring Dee Lampton

BW / silent and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.)

 

  • Schemer Skinny's Schemes / January 14, 1917 (filmed June & August-September '16)

  • Skinny's Love Tangle / February 11, 1917 (filmed July '16)

  • Schemer Skinny's Scandal / February 18, 1917 (filmed July '16)

  • Skinny Routs A Robber / March 11, 1917 (filmed September '16)

  • Skinny Gets A Goat / March 25, 1917 (filmed August-September '16)

  • Skinny's Ship-Wrecked Sand-Witch / April 1, 1917 (filmed September '16)

  • Skinny's False Alarm / April 8, 1917 (filmed August & October-November '16)

  • Boarder Busters / October 21, 1917 (filmed October '16)

 

The Smart Set (RKO)

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BW and 2 reels (18-20 minutes)

 

Assorted comedies with some familiar stars

 

  • A Quiet Fourth (Fred Guiol) bw-15+m / August 9, 1935 Featuring Betty Grable, Edgar Dearing, Jack Rice & others

  • A Returned Engagement (Jean Yarbrough) / © October 11, 1935 Starring Ford Sterling as a father unhappy with his son's engagement to a manicurist, only he has an old flame (Kitty McHugh) causing trouble.

  • Too Many Surprises (Fred Guiol) / © December 13, 1935

  • All Business (Jean Yarbrough) / February 14, 1936 Jealous wife (Josephine Whittell) keeps tabs on hubbie (Ford Sterling), a jewelry salesman seeking lady buyers at a hotel... and havoc later involves a house detective and waiter. Also: Kitty McHugh, Billy Dooley & Jack Rice

  • And So To Wed (Jean Yarbrough) / June 19, 1936 Featuring Jack Norton & Eva MacKenzie.Jack answers a “marry me”.

  • So And Sew (Jean Yarbrough) / 15+m / August 24, 1936 An interior decorator is persuaded by his client to impersonate her husband, later causing complication with his own girlfriend. Featuring Billy Gilbert, Lucille Ball, Lorin Raker & Constance Bergen

  • Framing Father (Leslie Goodwins) / September 2, 1936 Starring Ford Sterling

  • Grandma's Buoys (Leslie Goodwins) / December 14, 1936 Ship party goes haywire. Featuring Tom Kennedy, Harry Brown & Zeffle Tilbury

  • Rhythm On The Rampage (Jean Yarbrough) / © March 22, 1937

  • The Inlawful (Jean Yarbrough) / © April 21, 1937



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The Smiths (Mack Sennett Comedies/Pathé)

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Starring Raymond McKee, Ruth Hiatt & Mary Ann Jackson

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

Classic family situation comedy featuring a future star in Hal Roach's Our Gang (see also).

 

  • Smith's Baby (Edward F. Cline) / July 25, 1926 Eugene Gilbert co-starred with Raymond in this film.

  • Smith's Vacation (Edward F. Cline) / August 22, 1926 With Roger Moore & Leo Sulky

  • Smith's Landlord (Edward F. Cline) / September 19, 1926

  • Love's Last Laugh (Del Lord) / October 3, 1926

  • Smith's Visitor (Gilbert Pratt) / October 17, 1926

  • Smith's Uncle (Gilbert Pratt) / November 14, 1926

  • Smith's Picnic (Mack Sennett) / December 12, 1926

  • Smith's Pets (Alfred J. Goulding) / January 6, 1927 (filmed '26) Battles with the landlord and an overcrowded apartment, cute pig included.

  • Smith's Customer (Lloyd Bacon) / February 6, 1927 When the wife gets an office job, domestic chores suffer and the remaining family must contend with a dinner guest (Johnny Burke).

  • Smith's New Home (Alfred J. Goulding) / March 6, 1927

  • Smith's Surprise (Gilbert Pratt) / April 3, 1927 With Stanley Blystone & Bud Ross

  • Smith's Kindergarten (Alfred J. Goulding) / May 1, 1927 Little Mary gets in trouble at school, while daddy gets in trouble with the pretty teacher

  • Smith's Fishing Trip (Alfred J. Goulding) / May 29, 1927

  • Smith's Candy Shop (Alfred J. Goulding) / August 21, 1927 Title says it all. The family runs a shop after Mr. Smith gets fired from his previous candy shop job.

  • Smith's Pony (Alfred J. Goulding) / September 18, 1927 The all-American family the Smiths (future Our Gang star Mary Ann included) take a trip on a ship... with a smuggled horse. Everybody's favorite blonde bombshell of thirties screwball (Carole Lombard) playing a professional breeder

  • Smith's Cook (Alfred J. Goulding) / October 16, 1927

  • Smith's Cousin (Alfred J. Goulding) / November 13, 1927 Irving Bacon plays Cousin Egbert, invading the Smith home with his dog and trickery. Later a show is performed. Cast includes William McCall, Art Rowlands & Billy Gilbert

  • Smith's Modiste Shop (Alfred J. Goulding) / December 11, 1927

  • Smith's Holiday (Alfred J. Goulding) / January 8, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Smith's Army Life (Alfred J. Goulding) / February 5, 1928

  • Smith's Farm Days (Phil Whitman) / March 4, 1928

  • Smith's Restaurant (Phil Whitman) / August 19, 1928

  • The Chicken (Phil Whitman) / August 26, 1928

  • Smith Catalina Boat Races (Phil Whitman) / October 13, 1928 (Motion Picture News review)

  • The Bargain Hunt (Phil Whitman) / October 8, 1928 (Motion Picture News review) Antics at a departments store with Mr. Smith in trouble with wifie for his roving eye.

  • The Burglar (Frank Capra) / December 9, 1928

  • Smith's Uncle Tom (Phil Whitman) / January 1929 (filmed '27)

  • The Rodeo (Mack Sennett) / March 24, 1929 (filmed '28)

 

 

Smitty & His Pals (Amadee J. Van Beuren/Pathé)

Co-produced by Harry Webber

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Starring Donald Haines & Jackie Combs

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

Juvenile comedies with two boy leads getting into mischief.

 

  • No Picnic (Harry Edwards) / September 29, 1928 (Motion Picture News review) Boys will be boys on a picnic. With Jack Dempsey, Joseph Belmont, Maude Traux, Roy Saeger & Bob Perry

  • No Sail Smitty (Harry Edwards) / October 21, 1928 With Joseph Belmont & Maude Traux

  • Camping Out (Harry Edwards) / November 18, 1928 Title says it all as the boys rough it out. With Joseph Belmont, Maude Traux, Roy Saeger & Otto Fries

  • No Vacation (George Marshall) / January 13, 1929 (filmed '28)

  • All Aboard (George Marshall) / January 20, 1929 (Film Daily review; F- '28) Smitty & Herbie get separated from daddy (Joseph Belmont) at the railroad debot

  • Circus Time (George Marshall) / February 10, 1929 With Betty Jane Graham co-starring with the boys getting mixed up with a lion. Billy Bevan plays a cop

  • No Children (George Marshall) / March 10, 1929 A family can't get a room at a hotel because "no children allowed" and, as a result, the two little brothers must pretend to be ventriloquist dummies! With William Desmond, Joseph Belmont, Maude Truax, George Ovey & Billy Franey

  • Watch My Smoke (Harry Edwards) / April 7, 1929 The kids create their own fire department, including a make-shift auto-cart. With Betty Jane Graham, Bull Montana & Tommy Hicks

  • Tomato Omelette (George Marshall) / May 5, 1929 Juvenile war is waged. With Betty Jane Graham, Artye Folz & Richard Carle

  • Puckered Success (Harry Edwards) / © May 20, 1929 (Film Daily review 8-4) The gang competes with a church social at a fair with a sandwich fight and some tampering with orange juice. Co-starring Billy Bevan, Betty Jane Graham, Maude Truax, Mary Carr & James Finlayson

  • Uncle's Visit (George Marshall) / June 30, 1929 With Betty Jane Graham, Theadore Roberts (as Uncle), Billy Franey & Maude Truax

 

 

Snub Pollard Comedies (Rolin Film/Pathé)

Produced by Hal Roach

BW / silent and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.) unless noted

 

Snub Pollard is another comedy familiar from the silent era, although his films weren't quite as famous as Harold Lloyd's. He's the personified stout middle-aged and big mustached type.

 

  • Hello Teacher (Hal Roach) / February 10, 1918 (filmed October '17)

  • Call A Taxi (Charley Chase) / July 25, 1918 Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Start Something (Hal Roach) / October 26, 1919 (filmed September)

  • All At Sea (Hal Roach) / November 2, 1919 (filmed August-September)

  • Call For Mr. Cave Man (Hal Roach) / November 9, 1919 (filmed September)

  • Giving The Bride Away (Hal Roach) / November 16, 1919 (filmed September)

  • Order In Court (Hal Roach) / November 23, 1919 (filmed September-October)

  • It's A Hard Life (Hal Roach) / November 30, 1919 (filmed October)

  • How Dry I Am (Hal Roach) / December 7, 1919 (filmed October) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Looking For Trouble / December 20, 1919 (filmed October-November) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Tough Luck (Charley Chase) / December 21, 1919 (filmed Oct-Nov)

  • The Floor Below (Charley Chase & Alfred J. Goulding) / December 28, 1919 (filmed November) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Red Hot Hottentots (Hal Roach) / January 4, 1920 (filmed November '19)

  • Slippery Slickers (Hal Roach) / January 8, 1920 (filmed November-December '19)

  • Why Go Home? (Hal Roach) / January 11, 1920 (filmed November '19)

  • The Dippy Dentist (Hal Roach) / January 18, 1920 (filmed November-December '19) With Marie Mosquini, Sammy Brooks & others

  • All Lit Up (Hal Roach) / February 1, 1920 (filmed December '19)

  • Getting His Goat (Hal Roach) / February 8, 1920 (filmed October '19)

  • Waltz Me Around (Hal Roach) / February 15, 1920 (filmed December '19)

  • Raise The Rent (Hal Roach) / February 22, 1920 (filmed December '19-January)

  • Find The Girl (Hal Roach) / February 29, 1920 ((filmed January)

  • Fresh Paint (Hal Roach) / March 7, 1920 ((filmed January)

  • Flat Broke (Hal Roach) / March 14, 1920 ((filmed January)

  • Cut The Cards (Hal Roach) / March 21, 1920 (filmed January-February)

  • The Dinner Hour (Hal Roach) / March 28, 1920 ((filmed February)

  • Speed To Spare (Hal Roach) / April 4, 1920 (filmed February-March)

  • Shoot On Sight (Hal Roach) / April 11, 1920 ((filmed March)

  • Don't Weaken (Alfred J. Goulding) / April 18, 1920 ((filmed March)

  • Cracked Wedding Bells (Hal Roach) / April 25, 1920 ((filmed February)

  • Drink Hearty (Hal Roach) / May 2, 1920 ((filmed March)

  • Trotting Through Turkey (Hal Roach) / May 9, 1920 ((filmed February)

  • All Dressed Up (Hal Roach) / May 23, 1920 (filmed March-April)

  • Grab The Ghost (Hal Roach) / May 30, 1920 ((filmed March)

  • You're Pinched (Hal Roach?) / June 6, 1920 (filmed April) With Ernest Morrison

  • All In A Day (Hal Roach) / June 20, 1920 (filmed April)

  • Any Old Port (Hal Roach) / June 27, 1920 (filmed April-May)

  • Don't Rock The Boat (Hal Roach) / July 4, 1920 (filmed May)

  • The Home Stretch (Hal Roach) / July 18, 1920 (filmed May)

  • Call A Taxi (Hal Roach) / July 25, 1920 (filmed May)

  • Live And Learn (Hal Roach) / August 1, 1920 (filmed May-Jun)

  • Run 'Em Ragged (Hal Roach) / August 15, 1920 (filmed June)

  • A London Bobby (Hal Roach) / August 22, 1920 (filmed June)

  • Money To Burn (Hal Roach) / August 29, 1920 (filmed June-July)

  • Go As You Please (Hal Roach) / eptember 12, 1920 (filmed July) With Marie Mosquini, Ernest Morrison & others

  • Rock-A-Bye-Baby (Hal Roach) / September 19, 1920 (filmed June-July)

  • Doing Time (Hal Roach) / September 26, 1920 (filmed August-September)

  • Fellow Citizens (Hal Roach) / October 10, 1920 (filmed August)

  • When The Wind Blows (Hal Roach) / October 24, 1920 (filmed August)

  • Insulting The Sultan (Hal Roach) / November 7, 1920 (filmed September)

  • The Dear Departed (Hal Roach) / November 21, 1920 (filmed September)

  • Park Your Car (Hal Roach) / December 19, 1920 (filmed October)

  • Cash Customers (Hal Roach) / December 6, 1920 (filmed September-October)

  • The Morning After (Hal Roach) / January 9, 1921 (filmed November '20)

  • Whirl O'The West (Nicholas T. Barrows) / January 23, 1921 (filmed November-December '20) With Eddie Boland & others

  • Open Another Battle (Hal Roach) / February 13, 1921 (filmed October-November '20 & Jan)

  • His Best Girl (Charley Chase) / February 27, 1921 (filmed December '20) With Marie Mosquini & Charley Chase

  • Make It Snappy (Hal Roach) / March 13, 1921 (filmed December '20)

  • Fellow Romans (Hal Roach) / March 27, 1921 (filmed December '20-January) With Marie Mosquini & Hughie Mack

  • Rush Orders (Charley Chase) / April 10, 1921 ((filmed January) With Marie Mosquini & Ernest Morrison

  • Bubbling Over (Hal Roach?) / April 24, 1921 ((filmed January) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • No Children (Hal Roach) / May 8, 1921 ((filmed January)

  • Big Game (Charley Chase & Alfred J. Goulding) / May 22, 1921 ((filmed January) With Marie Mosquini, Sammy Brooks, Ernest Morrison, George Rowe & others

  • Save Your Money (Hal Roach?) / May 29, 1921 ((filmed March) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • The Killjoys (Blue Sunday) (Charley Chase) / June 5, 1921 (filmed January-February) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Where's The Fire? (Hal Roach) / June 12, 1921 ((filmed February) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Own Your Home (Own Your Own Home) (Hal Roach) / June 19, 1921 (filmed February) Included in SlapHappy series

  • The High Rollers (Hal Roach?) / June 26, 1921 ((filmed February) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • You're Next (Charley Chase) / July 3, 1921 (filmed February-March) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • The Bike Bug (Hal Roach?) / July 10, 1921 ((filmed March) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • At The Ringside (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / July 17, 1921 (filmed April) Similar to Chaplin's EASY STREET in part, Snub is a cop handling a slum neighborhood. Later he gets into the boxing ring with Noah Young. Some clever camera tricks in the finale stand out. Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • No Stop-over (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / July 24, 1921 (filmed April)

  • What A Whopper! (Charley Chase) / July 31, 1921 (filmed May) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Teaching The Teacher (Charley Chase) / August 7, 1921 (filmed May)

  • Spot Cash (Charley Chase) / August 14, 1921 (filmed May) Fairly routine Pollard comedy "rescued" in Robert Youngson's DAYS OF THRILLS AND LAUGHTER.

  • Name The Day (Charley Chase) / August 21, 1921 ((filmed March)

  • The Jail Bird (Charley Chase) / September 4, 1921

  • Late Lodgers (Charley Chase) / September 18, 1921

  • Gone To The Country (Charley Chase) / October 2, 1921

  • Law And Order (Charley Chase) / October 16, 1921

  • Fifteen Minutes (Charley Chase) / October 30, 1921 Co-starring Marie Mosquini as his wife shopping while Snub “rests his feet” (but gets into other trouble). Available on DVD “Found At Mostly Lost (Undercrank).

  • On Location (Charley Chase) / November 6, 1921

  • Hocus-Pocus (Charley Chase) / November 13, 1921 Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Penny In The Slot (Charley Chase) / November 20, 1921

  • The Joy Rider (Charley Chase) / November 27, 1921 Two lovers want to elope and escape from her daddy, but have trouble with their getaway car. Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • The Hustler (Charley Chase) / December 4, 1921

  • Sink Or Swim (Charley Chase) / December 11, 1921 Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Shake 'Em Up (Charley Chase) / December 18, 1921 Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Corner Pocket (Rolin Film Charley Chase) / December 25, 1921Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Lose No Time (Charley Chase) / January 8, 1922 (filmed September '21)

  • Call The Witness (Charley Chase) / January 22, 1922 (filmed September '21) Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • Years To Come (Charley Chase) / January 29, 1922 (filmed October '21)

  • Blow 'Em Up (Charley Chase) / February 5, 1922 (filmed September-October '21)

  • Stage Struck (Rolin Film William Watson) / February 12, 1922 (filmed October '21)

  • Down And Out (Ralph Ceder) / February 26, 1922 (filmed October-November '21)

 

(produced by Hal Roach/Pathé)

 

  • Pardon Me (Ralph Ceder) / March 1, 1922 (filmed November '21) With Marie Mosquini, Noah Young & William Gillespie

  • The Bow Wows (Ralph Ceder) / March 12, 1922 (filmed November '21)

  • Hot Off The Press (Ralph Ceder) / March 26, 1922 (filmed November '21)

  • The Anvil Chorus (Ralph Ceder) / April 2, 1922 (filmed November '21)

  • Jump Your Job (Ralph Ceder) / April 9, 1922 (filmed December '21)

  • Full O'Pep (Charley Chase) / April 23, 1922 (filmed December '21-January)

  • Kill The Nerve (Ralph Ceder) / April 30, 1922 (filmed December '21)

  • Days Of Old (Charley Chase) / May 7, 1922 ((filmed January)

  • Light Showers (Charley Chase) / May 14, 1922 ((filmed January)

  • Do Me A Favor (Charley Chase) / May 21, 1922 (filmed January-February)

  • In The Movies (Charley Chase) / May 28, 1922 ((filmed February)

  • Punch The Clock (William Beaudine) / June 4, 1922 ((filmed February)

  • Strictly Modern (William Beaudine) / June 11, 1922 ((filmed February)

  • Some Baby (Ralph Ceder) / June 25, 1922 (filmed October '21 & Mar)

  • The Dumb Bell (Charley Chase) / July 16, 1922 (filmed April)

  • The Stone Age (Charley Chase) / August 6, 1922 (filmed August-September '21)

  • 365 Days (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / September 17, 1922 (filmed Mar-May)

  • The Old Sea Dog (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / October 15, 1922 (filmed July)

  • Hale And Hearty (Alfred Santell) / 2 reels / November 5, 1922 (filmed February-March)

  • Hook, Line And Sinker (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / November 12, 1922 (filmed August)

  • Newly Rich (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / December 10, 1922 (filmed June & August)

  • The Green Cat (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / December 16, 1922 (filmed June)

  • Dig Up (Craig Hutchison) / 2 reels / January 7, 1923 (filmed July-August '22)

  • A Tough Winter (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / February 4, 1923 (filmed '22)

  • Before The Public (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / March 4, 1923 (filmed April-May & September-October '22)

  • Where Am I? (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / April 1, 1923 (filmed July '22)

  • California Or Bust (Craig Hutchinson) / 2 reels / April 29, 1923 (filmed August-October & Dec '22)

  • Sold At Auction (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / May 27, 1923 (filmed October-November '22) Antics at an auction with two salesmen (James Finlayson the other) trying to tick the customers, resulting in some mayhem in the street.

  • The Courtship Of Miles Sandwich (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / June 24, 1923 (filmed January-February) Well produced spoof on Thanksgiving.

  • Jack Frost (Charley Chase) / 2 reels / July 22, 1923 (filmed November '22-February '23)

  • The Mystery Man (Hugh Fay) / 2 reels / August 1, 1923 (filmed November '22 & May-Jun)

  • The Walkout (George Jeske) / September 16, 1923 (filmed October-November '22)

  • It's A Gift (Hugh Fay) / October 14, 1923 (filmed October, December '22-January & June) One of Snub's best comedies, playing an inventor of a new auto "gas substitute", along with gags involving his famous magnet car (funny scenes shown in several silent film retrospectives) and a subsequent series of Sennett-like crashes.

  • Dear Ol' Pal (Charley Chase) / November 11, 1923 (filmed August) Two chums (James Parrott being the other) battle with each other while helping a woman (Marie Mosquini)

  • Fully Insured (George Jeske) / December 16, 1923 (filmed September)

  • It's A Boy (It's A Joy!) (George Jeske) / December 30, 1923 (filmed August)

  • The Big Idea (George Jeske) / January 13, 1924 (filmed September '23) Inventor Ignatius Pollard develops a new "Pavement Polisher" to clean the streets. With Blanche Mehaffey, George Rowe, Billy Engle

  • Why Marry? (Friend Husband) (Ward Hayes) / April 6, 1924 (filmed September '23)

  • Get Busy (Ward Hayes) / April 27, 1924 (filmed August-September '23)

  • Do Your Duty (George Jeske) / 2 reels / March 7, 1926 (filmed Dec' 21-January '22, postponed)

  • The Old Warhorse (George Jeske) / 2 reels / April 11, 1926 (filmed August '23)

 

 

Song Sketch (Amadee J. Van Beuren/Pathé)

Directed by Oscar Lund

BW, 10 minutes

 

Mini-musicals, somewhat classical with documentary/travel footage matching the tunes

 

  • On The Road To Mandalay / December 14, 1929 (Film Daily review) Musical sketch with James Stanley, initially a prologue to HUNTING TIGERS IN INDIA, with Stanley leading a group of soldiers in song.

  • The Trumpeter / © February 12, 1930

  • Songs Of Mother / © February 26, 1930

  • Love's Memories / © February 27, 1930

  • Deep South / © May 15, 1930 Film footage collected for this musical piece shot in Florida

  • Voice Of The Sea / © May 15, 1930 Florida seaside scenes set to music

 

 

The Spat Family (Hal Roach/Pathé)

Directors listed in ()

Starring Frank Butler, Sidney D'Albrook & Laura Roessing

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • Let's Build (Percy Pembroke) / September 16, 1923 (filmed June-July)

  • Heavy Seas (Fred Guiol & J.A. Howe) / October 7, 1923 (filmed June-August)

  • Roughing It (Fred Jackman) / November 4, 1923 (filmed May-June & August)

  • The Great Outdoors (Fred Guiol) / December 2, 1923 (filmed July-August & October)

  • The Darkest Hour (J.A. Howe) / December 30, 1923 (filmed September-October)

  • Help One Another (Fred Guiol) / January 27, 1924 (filmed October-November '23)

  • Political Pull (Roy Clements) / February 24, 1924 (filmed October-November '23)

  • Hunters Bold (Roy Clements?) / March 23, 1924 (filmed October-November '23)

  • Hit The High Spots (Fred Guiol) / Ap 20, 1924 (filmed November-December '23)

  • Bottle Babies (J.A. Howe) / May 18, 1924 (filmed November '23-January)

  • Suffering Shakespeare (Ralph Cedar) / June 15, 1924 (filmed December '23-January)

  • Radio Mad (J. A. Howe) / July 13, 1924 (filmed January-February)

  • A Hard-Boiled Tenderfoot (J. A. Howe) / August 10, 1924 ((filmed March)

  • South O' The North Pole (J. A. Howe) / September 7, 1924 (filmed March-April)

  • Lost Dog (J. A. Howe) / October 5, 1924 (filmed April-May)

  • Deaf, Dumb And Daffy (J. A. Howe) / November 30, 1924 (filmed July)

  • The Rubber-Neck (Victor Potel) / December 28, 1924 (filmed June-July & September)

  • Laugh That Off (J. A. Howe) / January 25, 1925 (filmed September '24)

  • The Fox Hunt (J. A. Howe) / February 22, 1925 (filmed October '24)

  • Excuse My Glove (J. A. Howe) / March 22, 1925 (filmed November '24)

  • Black Hand Blues (J. A. Howe) / April 19, 1925 (filmed December '24)

  • Wild Papa (Nicholas T. Barrows & J.A. Howe) / May 17, 1925 (filmed January-February)

  • The Royal Flour-Flush (J. A. Howe) / June 14, 1925 (filmed December '24-January)

  • Tol'able Romeo (Hal Roach) / December 20, 1925 (filmed March-April)

 

 

Sports With Bill Corum (Amadee J. Van Beuren/RKO-Pathé)

Directed by Bill Corum

BW and 1 reel (9-11minutes)

 

One of the sports-reel series replacing Grantland Rice's Sportlights (see also)

 

  • Inside The Ropes / © August 5, 1935 Boxing reel

  • Bugle From The Blue Grass / © September 25, 1935 Covers Kentucky horse racing

  • Gentlemen's Sports / © December 13, 1935

  • The Ice Men / © January 15, 1936 (filmed '35) Hockey reel

  • Tomorrow's Half Back / © January 24, 1936 (filmed '35)

  • Winter Sports / © April 1, 1936

  • Never Catch A Rabbit / © April 24, 1936 Covers greyhound racing

  • Row, Mister, Row / © June 15, 1936

  • High, Wide And Dashing / © August 24, 1936

  • Pardon My Spray / © September 17, 1936 Yachting reel with the Larchmont Yacht Club of Long Island

  • Goals For Gold And Glory / © October 30, 1936

  • Singing Wheels / © November 20, 1936 Race cars scenes including the soap box derby

  • Ladies' Day / © December 8, 1936

  • The Ice Men / January 15, 1937 (edited '36) Canadian hockey with trainers shown in Calgary, Alberta and later a game at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Puttin' On The Dog / February 12, 1937 Features pointers, poodles and retrievers in action

  • Saratoga Summers / March 12, 1937 Visiting the Florida horse tracks

  • Foreign Sports / © March 22, 1937 Includes athletes in London, Spain and Japan

  • Big League / © May 7, 1937

  • Beach Sports / © June 3, 1937

  • Royal Steeds / © July 2, 1937 Horse breeding with the University of California

  • Golf Timing / © July 22, 1937



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Sportscopes (RKO-Pathé)

Produced by Frederic Ullman Jr. (1938-45 & '52) and Jay Bonafield (1945-54) unless otherwise noted

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BW (a few in color) and mostly 1 reel (8-11 minutes) with occasional “specials” running longer

 

A very durable sports series, economically produced

 

  • In The Swim (Frank Donovan) / © February 20, 1938

  • Windward Way (Foster Travis) / © March 7, 1938 Yachting reel

  • Sporting Wings (Frank Donovan) / © March 24, 1938 Covers the fun of flying with Gar Wood spotlighted

  • Pinehurst (Frank Donovan) / © April 22, 1938

  • Bit And Bridle (Frank Donovan & Foster Travis; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © May 13, 1938 Visiting horses in Aiken South Carolina

  • Underwater (Frank Donovan) / © June 2, 1938 Features goggle fishing and water polo

  • Flying Feathers (Frank Donovan) / © June 24, 1938

  • Brother Golfers (Frank Donovan) / © July 15, 1938

  • Fisherman's Paradise (Frank Donovan) / © September 12, 1938 Shot in the Bahamas

  • Deep End (Frank Donovan) / © October 1, 1938 Covers women diving

  • Bird Dogs (Frank Donovan) / © November 4, 1938

  • Bluegrass (Frank Donovan; narrator: Clem McCarthy) / © December 2, 1938 More Kentucky horse racing

  • On The Wing (Frank Donovan) / December 24, 1938 Goose hunting in Maryland

  • Bow String (Frank Donovan) / © January 27, 1939 (filmed '38) Features Russ Hoogerhyde and Jean Tenney

  • Snowfalls (Frank Donovan) / © February 24, 1939

  • Sporting Wings (Frank Donovan) / March 24, 1939

  • Big Leaguers / April 21, 1939 Featuring the Chicago Cubs

  • Smooth Approach (Jay Bonafield) / May 16, 1939 Golf reel filmed in Pebble Beach (California) and Augusta (Georgia)

  • Devil Drivers (Frank Donovan) / © May 24, 1939

  • Riding The Crest (Frank Donovan) / July 8, 1939 Covers Hawaiian surfing

  • Kennel Kings (Frank Donovan) / © July 31, 1939

  • Gun Play (Frank Donovan) / September 1, 1939 (Motion Picture Herald review)

  • Hunting Hounds (Frank Donovan) / September 29, 1939

  • Ice Cutters (Frank Donovan) / October 27, 1939 Skating with McGill University

  • Winter Playgrounds (Frank Donovan) / December 23, 1939 Includes Chateau Frontenac in Quebec

  • Sky Gems (Sky Game) (Frank Donovan) / December 30, 1939 Covers birdlife: photography and hunting with a focus on Louisiana's Avery Island and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers at work

  • Aquapoise (Frank Donovan) / January 28, 1940 (filmed '39) Water skiing off Miami

  • Pennant Chasers (Frank Donovan) / February 16, 1940

  • Fly Casting / March 15, 1940

  • Court Favorites (Frank Donovan) / April 12, 1940

  • Silent Wings (Frank Donovan) / May 10, 1940 A gliding contest is held in Elmira (New York)

  • Hurdle Hoppers / June 15, 1940 Following US Cavalry troop in Kansas

  • Arrow Points / July 5, 1940 Features Andre Vail

  • Trouble Shooter / August 2, 1940 Features golf expert Horton Smith

  • Quail Quest / August 30, 1940 Hunting in South Carolina

  • Kentucky Royalty / September 27, 1940

  • Sportsman's Partner (Frank Donovan) / October 23, 1940 All about cocker spaniels

  • Snow Fun / November 22, 1940 Filmed in Lake Placid, NY

  • Snow Eagles (Otto Lang & Friedl Pfeifer) / December 20, 1940 Skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho

  • Mat Men / January 17, 1941 (filmed '40) Wrestling reel shot at Lehigh U

  • Caballero College / February 14, 1941 (filmed '40) Visiting Chile's cavalry school in Valparaiso.

  • Publicity Sports / March 14, 1941 In Miami with Gar Wood, Jack Dempsey, Mary Hardwick and Jack Redmond

  • Sword Soldiers (Joseph Walsh) / April 11, 1941 Fencing is demonstrated at West Point Academy

  • Jockey's Day / May 9, 1941 With Wendell Eads in Keeneland, Kentucky

  • Rolling Rhythm / June 6, 1941 Roller skating, including scenes at Rockefeller Center (NYC)

  • Steeds And Steers / July 4, 1941 Rope tricks include Monty Montana

  • Craig Wood (Joseph Walsh) / August 1, 1941 Golf reel

  • Pampas Paddock / September 5, 1941 Argentina & Chile race tracks include San Isidro (Buenos Aires) and Club Hipico (Santiago)

  • Dog Obedience / October 3, 1941 New England Dog Training Club

  • Gaucho Sports / October 31, 1941 With horses in Argentina's Tres Bonetes

  • Crystal Flyers / November 25, 1941 Swedish ski patrol instruction

  • Fighting Fish / December 26, 1941 Travelogue of coastal life off Chile with Mr. & Mrs. Kip Harrington

  • Ten Pin Parade / January 23, 1942 Bowling with Joe Norris, Harry Ledene, Ray Newton and Ned Day

  • Jungle Jaunt / February 20, 1942 Features cute lion cubs

  • Public Sport No. 1 / March 20, 1942 Baseball with Honus Wagner, Hank Danning and Whit Wyatt

  • Cruise Sports / April 17 1942 Shipboard to South America

  • Byron Nelson / May 15, 1942 Golf reel

  • Cinderella Champion / June 12, 1942 Alsab wins at races in Hialeah, Churchill Downs and Belmont Park

  • Polo Pony / July 10, 1942 Footage from Kentucky to Argentina

  • Record Breakers / August 7, 1942 Includes Greg Rice, John Munski, Boyd Brown, Leslie MacMitchel, Gilbert Dodds & Cornelius Warmerdam

  • Show Horse / September 11, 1942

  • Touchdown Tars / October 9, 1942 Football with Great lakes U.S. Navy Training Station

  • Winter Setting / November 6, 1942 Sun Valley, Idaho sports with Hans Johnson & teenager Betty Lee Bennett

  • Q-Men / December 4, 1942 Features billiard champs Willie Hoppe, Charlie Peterson & Irving Crane

  • Basketeers / January 1, 1943 (edited '42) Basketball reel with James Naismith at Springfield College and Clare Bee of Long Island University

  • Trout / February 26, 1943 Fishing in Chile and the California Sierras

  • Aqua Aces / March 26, 1943 Patty Aspinall, Nancy Merki, Brenda Helser & Gloria Callen are shown competing. Footage shot in Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin and, Lake Shore Club of Chicago and Shakamak State Park, Indiana

  • Racing Royalty / May 21, 1943 The "royalty" are horses.

  • Cloud Chasers / June 18, 1943 Features wartime use of the glider

  • Golf, Limited / July 2, 1943 Features Johnny Farrell, Bobby Cruickshank, Les Kennedy, Glenna Collett Vare, Gene Sarazen & Joe Kirkwood at Pinehurst, North Carolina

  • Champion Maker / July 16, 1943

  • Barnyard Golf (Otto Lang) / August 13, 1943 Includes Corp. Wayne Nelson pitching with the armed forces at the Washington Monument

  • Field Trial Champions (Joseph Walsh) / September 10, 1943 Dog trainers like Cliff Wallace

  • Joe Kirkwood (Joseph Walsh) / October 8, 1943

  • Stars And Strikes / November 5, 1943 Lawn bowling or skittles is profiled. Includes Ned Day

  • Mountain Anglers (Joseph Walsh; writer: Richard Fleischer; narrator: Albert Grobe) / December 3, 1943 Fishing at Rogue River, Oregon

  • Co-Ed Sports / December 31, 1943 Filmed at Stanford University

  • Basket Wizards / January 28, 1944 (filmed '43) With Rhode Island College basketball team

  • Mallard Flight (Otto Lang) / February 25, 1944 Hunting along Texas coastlines

  • On Point (Otto Lang) / March 24, 1944 (filmed '43) Quail hunting reel

  • Past Performances / April 21, 1944 Vintage sports going back to Teddy Roosevelt's time

  • Boys Camp (Otto Lang) / May 1, 1944 Profiles Camp Lanakila, Vermont

  • Boot And Spur (Joseph Walsh) / June 16, 1944 Horsemen cavalry train for the military

  • Ski Chase / July 14, 1944

  • Swim Ballet / August 10, 1944 Featuring Martha Adams swimming and Newton Perry fishing in Florida

  • Harness Racers / September 8, 1944

  • School For Dogs (Larry O'Reilly) / October 6, 1944 Shows pooches trained by Westminster Kennel Club experts

  • Saddle Starlets / November 3, 1944 Includes champion horse-rider Florence Taylor

  • Parallel Skiing / December 1, 1944

  • Five Star Bowlers / December 20, 1944 Features Nelson Burton, Ned Day, Buddy Bomar, Harold Asplund & George Young

  • Court Craft / January 26, 1945 (filmed '44)

  • Ski Gulls / February 23, 1945

  • Athlete Of The Year / March 23, 1945

  • Timber Doodles / April 20, 1945 Hunting reel with Eltinge F. Warner and scientist & explorer Roy Chapman Andrews after woodcock

  • West Point Winners / May 18, 1945

  • Tee Tricks / June 15, 1945 Joe Kirkwood demonstrates golf tricks.

  • Colorado Rainbows / August 10, 1945

  • Athletic Stars (Athletic Items) (Joseph Walsh) / September 7, 1945 Visits with tennis pro Fred Perr, Olympic diver Patty Elsener and jockey Porter Roberts.

  • Battling Bass / October 5, 1945 Fishing reel with famous dinosaur scientist Roy Chapman Andrews

  • Ten Pin Titans / November 2, 1945

  • Arcaro Up / November 30, 1945 Features champion jockey of Greentree Stable, Eddie Arcaro

  • Ski Master / December 28, 1945

  • Winning Basketball (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / January 25, 1946 (filmed '45) Features Frank Alba. Also Oklahoma A & M (Aggies) vs. DePaul of Chicago

  • Quarter Horses (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / February 22, 1946 (filmed '45)

  • Black Ducks And Broadbills (William Deeke; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © March 22, 1946 (filmed '45) Jay Bonafield took over production with this title. Featuring Eltinge F. Warner of “Field & Stream”

  • Tenderfoot Trail (Neil Sullivan) / © April 19, 1946

  • Aqua Queens (Neil Sullivan; narrator: Andre Baruch) / May 17, 1946 Includes Marilyn Sahner, Marion Pontacq, Brenda Helser and others at La Quinta pool in Palm Springs, CA

  • Palmetto Quail (William Deeke; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © June 12, 1946 Hunting reel with Eltinge F. Warner and Lou Calder of the **** Gorda, Florida

  • Ben Hogan (Joseph Walsh) / June 14, 1946

  • Mexican Playground (Mexican Playland) / July 12, 1946 Sports in Acapulco

  • The Steeplechasers (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © August 9, 1946

  • Skating Lady (Earle Luby, co-producer; Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © September 20, 1946 Profile of Gretchen Merrill.

  • Hail Notre Dame (Joseph Walsh; writer: Burton Benjamin; narrator: Red Barber) / October 18, 1946 Featuring Frank Leahy

  • Bowling Fever (Joseph Walsh) / © November 15, 1946 Features Catherine Fellmeth

  • Basketball Highlights Of 1946 / 18+m / December 10, 1946

  • Kentucky Basketeers (Joseph Walsh) / © December 13, 1946

  • College Climbers (Joseph Walsh; writer: Burton Benjamin) / © January 10, 1947 (filmed '46) Richard Wellington leads Western State College (Gunnison Colorado) students up Mount Gothic.

  • Ski Champion (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Andre Baruch) / February 7, 1947 (filmed '46)

  • Ice Skippers (Anthony Caputo) / March 7, 1947 (filmed '46)

  • Wild Turkey (Jay Bonafield & Burton Benjamin, producers; Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © April 4, 1947

  • Racing Sleuths (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © May 2, 1947

  • A Summer's Tale (Arne Suckadorff; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © May 30, 1947 Edited from a Swedish documentary.

  • Ski Belles (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / in color / © June 27, 1947

  • Chasing Rainbows (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / in color / © July 25, 1947 Fishing reel in full color

  • Reading And Riding (Burton Benjamin) / © August 22, 1947

  • Ski Holiday (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © September 9, 1947

  • Golf Doctor (Joseph Walsh) / October 17, 1947 Profile on Cary Middlecoff.

  • Quail Pointers (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © November 14, 1947

  • World's Heavyweight Championship, Madison Square Garden / 18+m / December 6, 1947 Joe Louis defeats Jersey Joe Walcott

  • Pin Games (Joseph Walsh) / © December 21, 1947 Features bowling champs Michael Litrenta, Elizabeth Barger, Ralph Keeney & Joe Morris

  • Racing Day (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © December 31, 1947 Filmed at Hialeah Park (Florida)

  • Sports Coverage (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / February 6, 1948 (filmed '47) Includes a newspaper columnist Joe Williams, photographer Matty Zimmerman, TV announcer Clem McCarthy and broadcaster Red Barber

  • Teenage Tars (Burton Benjamin, co-producer; Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / March 5, 1948 (filmed '47) Pat Hoyt leads junior members of the Pequot Yacht Club on Long Island Sound

  • Doggone Clever (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © April 2, 1948 Various hunting breeds profiled

  • Basketball Headliners Of 1948 (Burton Benjamin) / 16+m /April 23, 1948

  • Big Mouth Bass (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © April 30, 1948 With Al McLane of “Field & Stream”

  • Muscles And The Lady (Joseph Walsh) / May 28, 1948 Featuring Frank Stranahan and Louise Suggs

  • Ladies In Wading (Joseph Walsh) / © June 25, 1948

  • World's Heavyweight Championship, Madison Square Garden #2 / 19+m / June 28, 1948

  • Athletic Varieties (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Red Barber) / July 23, 1948 Features Stewart Iglehart playing polo at Delray Beach, Florida, Bill O'Brien swimming instruction at Boca Raton Club (also Florida) and greyhound champ Beachcomber

  • Strikes To Spare (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © August 20, 1948 Bowling reel

  • Texas Redheads (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © September 24, 1948 More duck hunting with Eltinge Warner

  • Frozen Fun (Joseph Walsh) / © October 22, 1948

  • Football Headliners Of 1948 / 16+m / December 10, 1948

  • Fighting Tarpon (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Red Barber) / © December 17, 1948 Fishing reel

  • Game Birds (Harold Oteri; narrator: Andre Barush) / © January 14, 1949 (filmed '48) With Eltinge Warner and Warren Page of “Field & Stream”

  • Waders Of The Deep (Harold Oteri; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © February 11, 1949 (filmed '48) Various water sports in Hawaii and Florida (mostly Silver Springs)

  • Canadian Rough Riders (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Red Barber) / © March 11, 1949 Features the Calgary Stampede in Alberta

  • Sports Top Performers (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © April 8, 1949 Sports Magazine awards are held at the Hotel Astor in NYC

  • Basketball Headliners Of 1949 / 15+m / © April 22, 1949

  • Golf Masters (Harold Oteri; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © May 6, 1949 Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Cary Middlecoff, Edward Dudley, Joe Kirkwood, Horton Smith, Richard Metz

  • Mighty Marlin (Howard Winner; narrator: Red Barber) / © June 3, 1949 Fishing with Kip Farrington of “Field & Stream”

  • Rolling Thrills (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / July 1, 1949 Roller Derby with Patricia Johnson, Diana Lonzetti, Jude Cull and Charlotte Ludwig

  • Calumet Bluebloods (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Clem McCarthy) / © July 29, 1949 Features derby winners of Calumet Farms, Kentucky

  • Ice Kids (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Red Barber) / © August 26, 1949 Children learn hockey with the New York Rangers

  • Prize Fighter (Joseph Walsh) / September 23, 1949 Features Roland La Starza

  • Australian Surf Masters (Howard Winner) / © October 21, 1949

  • Diamond Showcase (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Red Barber) / © November 18, 1949 Profiles Seals Stadium of San Francisco

  • Football Headliners Of 1949 / 17+m / © December 9, 1949 Includes Arnold Galiffa (Army), Doak Walker (SMU), Tonnemaker of Minnesota, Notre Dame's Leon Hart, Robert Williams & Emil Sitko

  • Polo Aces (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © December 16, 1949 Features Laddie Sanfordm Winston Guest & Michael Phipps competing at Meadowbrook Club in Westbury, Long Island

  • Sports' Best / © February 10, 1950 (filmed '49) Sports Magazine hosts a banquet for Ty Cobb, Bob Feller, Jackie Robinson and other greats.

  • New Zealand Rainbow (Howard Winner & Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © March 10, 1950 (filmed '49) Fishing with Mr. & Mrs. Kip Farrington, Bobb Begg & Kit Kitto in Lake Taupo, New Zealand

  • Basketball Headliners Of 1950 (Jay Bonafield; narrator: Marty Glickman) / 15m / © April 21, 1950

  • Bauer Girls (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © May 5, 1950 Teen Marlene and older sister Alice compete with their dad in golf

  • Ski Riders (Howard Winner & Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © June 2, 1950 Bruce Parker teaches water skiing at Nassau for the British Colonial Hotel

  • Lady Of The Deep (Howard Winner; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © July 28, 1950 Mr. & Mrs. Kip Farrington fish for marlin in Australia

  • Nova Scotia Woodcock (William Deeke; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © August 25, 1950 Hunting with Loren Baker & W.S. Hackworth

  • Crocodile Hunters (Lee Robinson; narrator: Andre Baruch) / September 22, 1950 With Bob Cutler in Australia

  • Football's Mighty Mustang (Larry O'Reilly; narration: Red Barber) / October 20, 1950 Spotlight on all-American Kyle Rote.

  • Diving Dynasty (William Deeke; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © November 17, 1950 Features Ohio State University experts Mike Peppe, Bruce Harlan & Joe Marino

  • Backyard Skiing / December 1950

  • Football Headliners Of 1950 / 17+m / © December 8, 1950

  • Connie Mack (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Red Barber) / © December 15, 1950

  • Canadian Snow Fun (Douglas Sinclair; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © January 12, 1951 (filmed '50) Filmed at Banff National Park

  • The Big Shoot (Ken Hutchinson; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © March 9, 1951 (filmed '50) Trap-shooting competition in Vandalia, Ohio

  • Slammin' Sammy Snead (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / April 8, 1951 (filmed '50)

  • Basketball Headliners Of 1951 (David Cooper) / 16+m / April 13, 1951 Includes NCAA tournament and Brigham Young, St. Johns, St.Louis University, Dayton, Columbia, St. Bonaventure, the University of Illinois, the All-American Collegians vs. Harlem Globetrotters.

  • First Lady Of The Turf (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Clem McCarthy) / © May 4, 1951 Features Mrs. Isabel Dodge Sloane of Brookmead Stable

  • Rainbow Chasers (William Deeke; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © July 27, 1951 Federico Weisner of Santiago and Agustin Edwards fish in Chile

  • Ted Williams (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / August 9, 1951

  • Bridle Belles (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © August 24, 1951 Horse ladies at St. Mary's Hall of San Antonio, Texas

  • Channel Swimmer (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Andre Baruch) / September 28, 1951 Profiles Florence Chadwick

  • Touchdown Town (Larry O'Relly; narrator: Andre Baruch) / October 19, 1951 Towns where football greats came from, namely Massillon, Ohio (Knute Rockne, Lou Little, Jock Sutherland)

  • Backyard Hockey (Douglas Sinclair) / November 9, 1951 From Regina, Saskatchewan and Toronto, an exploration of the sport

  • Feathered Bullets (William Deeke; narrator: Andre Baruch) / December 14, 1951 Alfred C. Glassell hunting in Chile

  • Football Headliners Of 1951 / 15+m /December 14, 1951

  • Winter Holiday (Douglas Sinclair; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © January 11, 1952 (filmed '51) Skiing at St. Adelle and Mount Tremblant (Canada)

  • That Man Rickey (narrator: Red Barber) / © February 8, 1952 (filmed '51) Branch Rickey of the Pittsburgh Baseball Club

  • Pampas Sky Targets (Joseph Walsh) / © March 7, 1952 (edited '51) Alfred C. Glassell goes duck hunting in Argentina

  • Campfire Club (Larry O'Reilly) / © April 4, 1952 (filmed '51) Up state New York

  • Basketball Headliners Of 1952 (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Marty Glickman) / 15+m / April 18, 1952

  • Summer Is For Kids (National Film Board of Canada, producers) / May 2, 1952 Produced in 1948 and re-edited by RKO

  • Hockey Stars' Summer (Associated Screen Montreal, producer) / May 30, 1952

  • Aqua Champs (Howard Winner; narrator: Andre Baruch) / July 11, 1952 Features the Amateur Athletic Union in Daytona, Florida: Marge Hulton, Jackie LaVine, Ann Curtis, Maureen O'Brien, Pat McCormick & Paula Myers

  • Let's Go Fishing / August 1, 1952

  • Lure Of The Turf (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Clem McCarthy) / August 22, 1952 Features Mary Marsh attending Sarasota race track in Florida

  • The Roaring Game (Associated Screen Montreal, producer) / September 12, 1952 Shown in Canada in 1951

  • Sportsmen's Playground (Roger Mirams) / October 3, 1952 (filmed '51)

  • Husky Dogs (Douglas Sinclair; narrator: Andre Baruch) / October 24, 1952

  • King Of Clubs (Douglas Rankin; narrator: Andre Baruch) / November 14, 1952 Features Bobby Locke of South Africa

  • Football Highlights Of 1952 / 16+m / © December 9, 1952

  • Bobby Shantz (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Andre Baruch) / December 12, 1952

  • All Joking Astride (Associated Screen Montreal, producer) / December 25, 1952

  • Wild Boar Hunt (Howard Winner; narrator: Andre Baruch) / January 16, 1953 (© December 31, 1952) Filmed in the Everglades, Florida

  • Fighting Fins (Frederic Ullman Jr., producer; Harry W. Smith & Phil Reisman Jr.) / © February 11, 1953 (filmed '52)

  • Seaside Sports (Earle Luby) / © March 3, 1953 Shot in Florida

  • Quebec Camera Hunt / © April 9, 1953 (filmed '52)

  • Basketball Highlights Of 1953 / 14+m / April 15, 1953

  • Bat Boy (Earle Luby) / © September 3, 1953

  • Ben Hogan (Earle Luby; narrator: Peter Roberts) / September 3, 1953 (filmed '52)

  • Best In Show (Earle Luby) / October 30, 1953 (© September 10)

  • This Is Little League (Jerome Brondfield; narrator: Red Barber) / 15+m / October 30, 1953

  • Wild Birds Winging (Earle Luby; narrator: Andre Baruch) / November 27, 1953 (© October 4)

  • Summer Schussboomers (Earle Luby; narrator: Andre Baruch) / © December 3, 1953

  • Football Headliners Of 1953 / 16+m / December 11, 1953

  • Railbird's Album (Earle Luby) / January 22, 1954 (filmed '53)

  • Dog Scents (David Cooper & Earle Luby) / February 19, 1954 (filmed '53) Features a variety of hunting breeds

  • Golfing With Demaret (Larry O'Reilly) / © February 21, 1954 (filmed '53) With Jimmy Demaret

  • Basketball Headliners Of 1954 / 15+m / April 13, 1954

  • Leather And Lather (Earle Luby) / © April 21, 1954 (filmed '53)

  • International Road Race (Etienne Lallier & Andre Mariotti) / © April 23, 1954 (filmed '53) Le Mans is highlighted

  • Desert Anglers (Harry W. Smith) / June 11, 1954 Featuring Jason Lucas & Johnny Good

  • Hot Rod Galahads (Howard Winner) / © July 6, 1954

  • Water Ski Marathon (Earle Luby, producer; Howard Winner) / August 8, 1954 Showcases Bruce Parker and Evie Wollord in Miami

  • Alaskan Trout (Earle Luby, producer; Don Horter) / © September 7, 1954 Filmed at Luck Lake

  • Sports Island (Hamilton Wright Jr., producer; Fred Porrett) / © September 21, 1954 Tour of Puerto Rico

  • Willie Mays / © October 27, 1954

  • Canadian Stampede / © November 23, 1954 More of Calgary Alberta's July festivities

  • Football Highlights Of 1954 (Earle Luby, producer) / 15+m / © December 8, 1954

  • Chamois Hunt (Heinz Scheiderbauer) / © February 17, 1955 (filmed '54) Filmed in the Tyrolean Alps

  • Here's Hockey / March 18, 1955

  • Basketball Highlights Of 1955 (Earle Luby, producer) / 15+m / © April 9, 1955

  • Jai Alai (Earle Luby, producer; Howard Winner) / © April 21, 1955 (filmed '54) Shows the handball sport performed in Florida

  • Everglades Posse (Earle Luby, producer; Howard Winner) / © May 8, 1955 Filmed in Homestead Florida

  • Downhill Yachts (Earle Luby, producer; Harry W. Smith) / © June 12, 1955 Filmed in the Catskills of New York

  • Bowling Boom (Larry O'Reilly) / © July 10, 1955 Behind-the-scenes at an alley

  • Tanbark And Turf (Earle Luby, producer; narrator: Peter Roberts) / July 24, 1955 How standard bred horses are trained to become either harness racers or show horses.

  • Game Warden (Earle Luby, producer; Harry W. Smith; narrator: Peter Roberts) / September 2, 1955 Follows Brian Bergen patrolling fishing, beaver relocation and deer poaching in upstate New York.

  • Gym College (Earle Luby, producer; Howard Winner; narrator: Peter Roberts) / October 2, 1955 Members of the Florida State University gymnastics team demonstrate their athletic skills.

  • Bonefish And Barracuda (Earle Luby, producer; Howard Winner; narrator: Peter Roberts)/ October 21, 1955 Featuring expert Lee Wolf.

  • Canadian Carnival (Earle Luby, producer; Douglas Sinclair) / November 29, 1955 Covers the winter carnival in Quebec.

  • Football Headliners Of 1955 (Earle Luby, producer) / 16+m / © December 7, 1955 This one covers 13 games from Georgia Tech vs. Miami through US Army vs. US Navy.

  • Headpin Hints (Earle Luby, producer; William Deeke) / December 31, 1955 Professional bowlers Lee Jouglard and Sylvia Wene give instruction to young bowlers, then show their skill at making difficult spares.

  • Island Windjammers (Earle Luby, producer; Howard Winner; narrator: Andre Baruch) / January 25, 1956 (filmed '55) The Out Island Regatta held annually in the Bahamas.

  • Ski-Flying (Earle Luby, producer; Heinz Scheiderbauer; narrator: Andre Baruch) / February 1956 (filmed '55) Professor Thirring test-lides down the Austrian Alpine slopes. A Yugoslavia ski-flying contest is also held.

  • Canadian Lancers (Earle Luby, producer; Douglas Sinclair; narrator: Peter Roberts) / March 13, 1956 (filmed '55) Youngsters train as Junior Bengal Lancers at Halifax's riding school.

  • Striper Time (Earle Luby, producer; Van Campen Heilner; narrator: Andre Baruch) / April 2, 1956 Fishing the Striped Bass.

  • Basketball Headliners: 1955-1956 Season (Earle Luby) / 15+m / April 18, 1956 Features the National Invitation Tournament; the semifinal and final games of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament; and the NCAA All-Star game.

  • Races To Remember (Earle Luby, producer; Harry Wismer) / May 4, 1956 Covers horse races like the 1948 Kentucky Derby (won by Citation); the 1953 Preakness Stakes (won by Native Dancer); and a match race in which Nashua beats Swaps.

  • Four-Minute Fever (Earle Luby, producer; Harry Wismer) / June 9, 1956 Track stars like Finland's Paavo Nurmi in the twenties through Roger Bannister and Australia's Joe Bailey.

  • Aqua Babes (Earle Luby, producer; Ernest Corts) / August 2, 1956 (filmed '55) Features Lissa Bengston teaching toddlers at the Royal Academy of Physical Education, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Canoeman's Holiday (Earle Luby, producer; Douglas Sinclair) / October 4, 1956 Covers Loon Bay Lodge in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada and St. Croix River

  • Born To Fight (Van Campen Heilner) / 15+m /October 18, 1956 Covers the more bovine-friendly (than Spain and Mexico) bullfighting in Portugal.

  • Big Blue Goose (Earle Luby, producer; Van Campen Heilner) / October 28, 1956 Hunting in the Louisina Cajun country

  • High Dive Kids (Earle Luby, producer; Harry Wismer) / November 22, 1956 More with Lissa Bengston, of the Royal Academy of Physical Education in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Football Highlights Of 1956 (Earle Luby, producer) / 15+m / © December 12, 1956

  • Holland Sailing (Earle Luby, producer; Harry Wismer) / December 29, 1956 Covers sailboat races in Holland.

  • Tale Of A Trotter (Earle Luby, producer; narrators: Peter Roberts & Marty Glickman) / 1956 (undetermined release) The story of harness horse Spunky.

  • Bermuda Cockleshells (Earle Luby, producer; Harry W. Smith; narrator: Peter Roberts) / 1957 Covers the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

  • Sportsmen At Work (Earle Luby, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Peter Roberts) / 1957 imdb.com credits Ralph Seaman, Roy Steamrod, Niles Fairbairn & others here.

  • Dirt Track Racing (Earle Luby, producer; Heinz Scheiderbauer; narrator: Peter Roberts) / 1957 Rarely shown motorcycle reel filmed in Vienna, Austria.

  • Wild Water (Earle Luby, producer; Bruno Loetsch; writer: Earle Luby; narrator: Peter Roberts) / 1957 Profiles kayaking in Austria and Italy

  • Salar The Leaper (Earle Luby, producer; Douglas Sinclair; narrator: Andre Baruch) / 1957 Fishing reel set in New Brunswick.

  • Speed Week (Earle Luby, producer; Howard Winner; narrator: Andre Baruch) / 1957 Profiles the automobile races held annually in Nassau, Bahamas.

  • Basque Sports (Earle Luby, producer; Van Campen Heilner) / 1957 Travelogue on the Pyrenees Mountains (France and Spain) focusing on handball, jai alai, and wood chopping.



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Stan Laurel Comedies (Rolin Film & Hal Roach/Pathé & Standard Photoplay/FBO)

Produced by Hal Roach & Joe Rock

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BW / silent

 

1 reel, Hal Roach for Rolin Film

 

  • No Place Like Jail (Frank Terry) / October 7, 1918 (filmed July) With Dan Alberts, Margaret Hansen, Estelle Harrison, Wallace Howe & Bud Jamison

  • Just Rambling Along (Hal Roach) / December 8, 1918 (filmed June) A nervy young man follows a pretty lady into a diner to flirt with her but winds up getting stuck with the tab. With Clarine Seymour, Noah Young & others

  • Do You Love Your Wife? (Hal Roach) / January 5, 1919 (filmed June '18) With Mary Burns, Bunny Bixby & others

  • Hustling For Health (Frank Terry) bw/s-15m-(C: Stan Laurel)-February 2, 1919 (filmed July)

  • Hoot Mon! (Hal Roach) / March 1, 1919 (filmed June '18) Featured on SlapHappy series of DVDs. With Wallace Howe, Carrie Fowler, Bud Jamison & others

 

2-reel for Hal Roach/Pathé

 

  • The Noon Whistle (George Jeske) / April 29, 1923 ((filmed February)

  • White Wings (George Jeske) / May 13, 1923 ((filmed February)

  • Under Two Jags (George Jeske) / June 3, 1923 ((filmed February)

  • Pick And Shovel (George Jeske) / June 17, 1923 (filmed February-March)

  • Collars And Cuffs (George Jeske) / July 1, 1923 ((filmed March)

  • Kill Or Cure (Percy Pembroke) / July 15, 1923 (filmed March-April) Stan is a medicine salesman

  • Gas And Air (Percy Pembroke) / July 29, 1923 ((filmed March)

  • Oranges And Lemons (George Jeske) / August 12, 1923 (filmed March-April) Antics at a citrus farm with Katherine Grant & Eddie Baker

  • Short Orders (Percy Pembroke) / September 2, 1923 (filmed April)

  • A Man About Town (George Jeske) / September 16, 1923 (filmed May)

  • Roughest Africa (Ralph Ceder) / September 30, 1923 (filmed June-July) Safari spoof with plenty of critter footage.

  • Frozen Hearts (J.A. Howe) / October 28, 1923 (filmed July-August) Co-starring with James Finlayson in a Russian wintery spoof, involving snow fights and antics in a palace. With Pierre Couderc as Count Alexis, Mae Laurel as Madame XXX and Katherine Grant as a peasant girl.

  • The Whole Truth (Ralph Ceder) / November 4, 1923 (filmed July)

  • Save The Ship (George Jeske) / November 18, 1923 (filmed April-May)

  • The Soilers (Ralph Ceder) / November 25, 1923 (filmed August-September)

  • Scorching Sands (Robin Williamson) / December 9, 1923 (filmed June-July)

  • Mother's Joy (Ralph Ceder) / December 23, 1923 (filmed September)

  • Smithy (George Jeske) / January 20, 1924 (filmed October '23) Stan plays Smithy, an ex-soldier who attempts a job at a construction site. William Gillespie and James Finlayson co-star.

  • Postage Due (George Jeske) / February 17, 1924 (filmed November '23)

  • Zeb Vs. Paprika (Ralph Ceder) / March 16, 1924 (filmed October-November '23)

  • Brothers Under The Chin (Ralph Ceder ) / April 13, 1924 (filmed November-December '23)

  • Near Dublin (Ralph Ceder) / May 11, 1924 (filmed September-October '23)

  • Rupert Of Hee Haw (Coleslaw) (Percy Pembroke) / June 24, 1924 (filmed December '23-January)

  • Wide Open Spaces (George Jeske) / July 16, 1924 (filmed December '23)

  • Short Kilts (George Jeske) / August 11, 1924 ((filmed January)

  • Should Tall Men Marry? (Clyde Bruckman) / December 1927 (filmed April-May)

 

For Standard Photoplay and producer Joe Rock, distributed by FBO. Also 2 reels (18-20 minutes)

 

  • Monsieur Don't Care (Scott Pembroke) / November 1, 1924

  • West of Hot Dog (---) / December 1, 1924

  • Somewhere in Wrong (Scott Pembroke) / January 30, 1925 (F- '24) With Max Asher, Julie Leonard & others

  • Twins (Scott Pembroke) / February 28, 1925

  • Pie-Eyed (Scott Pembroke) / March 30, 1925 A drunk leads an orchestra. Co-starring Thelma Hill & Glen Cavender

  • Snow Hawk (Scott Pembroke) / April 30, 1925

  • Navy Blue Days (Scott Pembroke) / May 30, 1925 Set in a South American country with sailor Stan tries pleasing a Chief and a dinner guest lady. With Glen Cavender & Julie Leonard

  • The Sleuth (---) / June 30, 1925

  • Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride (Scott Pembroke) / July 30, 1925 Comedy spoof on the popular story set in Victorian London. Co-starring Julie Leonard

  • Half A Man (No Sleep In The Deep) (Harry Sweet) / August 30, 1925 Antics on a boat off Catalina

 

 

Stereoscopiks (Frederick Eugene Ives & Jacob Leventhal/Pathé)

BW, with two color glasses for the 3-D effect. Running times undetermined for all, but all under 15 minutes

 

Long before it became fashionable in Hollywood in 1952, 3-D movies were pioneered by the team of Ives and Leeventhal with a couple shorts released through Pathé and Educational Pictures in the 1920s and MGM's “Pete Smith” series in the '30s.

 

  • Luna-cy! / September 22, 1924: Initially released with a soundtrack (the first 3-D “talkie”) using Lee DeForest's system Pathé's re-release (May 18, 1925) was likely just seen silent.

  • Zowie / March 22, 1925

  • Ouch! / July 5, 1925

  • A Runaway Taxi / December 17, 1925

 

 

The Struggle To Live ( Amadee J. Van Beuren/RKO-Pathé)

Directed by Stacey & Howard Woodard; narration on several by Gayne Whitman

BW, 9-10 minutes each

 

The Woodards were among the top nature cameramen of the thirties, being asked by both Van Beuran and RKO to assist on the editing of one of Frank Buck's features. They also made some earlier shorts for Educational Pictures including the award-winning City Of Wax (showing the inside of a beehive).

 

  • Neptune's Mysteries (Neptune Mysteries) / © August 5, 1935 The life of an octopus. This title gets shown on TCM frequently.

  • Hermits Of Crabland / © September 23, 1935

  • Beach Masters / © October 18, 1935 Fur seals are examined

  • Winged Pageantry / © February 11, 1936

  • Underground Farmers / © April 17, 1936 An ant colony up close. See here: https://archive.org/...ers_18_26_06_27

  • Living Jewels / © June 12, 1936 Visiting a coral reef. See here: https://archive.org/...els_01_08_48_00

  • Swamp Land / © August 26, 1936 Florida wetlands with gators and turtles

  • Deadly Enemies / © November 2, 1936 Profiles the trap door spider

  • Forest Gangsters / © January 8, 1937 (filmed '36) Mountain lion vs. hunting hounds

  • Desert Land / April 5, 1937

 

 

Sunshine Sammy (Rolin Film/Pathé)

Produced by Hal Roach

Directed by Robert P. Kerr

BW / silent and 1 reel

 

Although just one short was produced, Eddie Morrison was the first black child star attempted with his own series, before becoming part of the Our Gang (see also)

 

  • The Pickaninny / December 4, 1921

 

 

Superba (RKO)

Directors listed in ()

BW and 18 minutes

 

This umbrella title was used with the early Leon Erroll Comedies (see also)

 

  • Listen To Freezin' (Al Boasberg) / © July 31, 1936 Husband is driven bonkers buying a refrigerator. Featuring Lew Kelly & Ruth Hiatt

  • Bridal Grief (Charles Roberts) / © February 5, 1937 Promised $10,000 from an uncle if he marries quickly, a guy has mixhaps getting “tied”. Featuring Ford Sterling, Diana Gibson & Franklin Pangborn

 

 

Supreme Comedies (Robertson-Cole Pictures, later distributed by FBO)

Directors listed in ()

BW / silent and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.)

 

Filmed mostly in November 1919 through February 1920 just before the lead directors moved to Al Christie's comedy studio.

 

  • Struck Out (Scott Sidney) / December 1919

  • Good Night Judge (Scott Sidney) / December 1919

  • Their Little Wife (William Beaudine) / January 1920 Featuring Harry Depp & Teddy Sampson

  • Pass The Apples, Eve (William Beaudine) bw/s-(1R)-(C: Supreme Comedy [Katherine Lewis and James Liddy])-January 1920 Featuring Katherine Lewis & James Liddy

  • Are Honeymoons Happy? (William Beaudine) / January 1920 Comedy slapstick at Niagara Falls starring Harry Depp & Teddy Sampson

  • A Four Cylinder Frame-Up (William Beaudine) / January 10, 1920 (Motion Picture News review) Featuring Molly Malone

  • Molly's Millions (Scott Sidney) / January 10, 1920 (Motion Picture News review) Featuring Molly Malone

  • Mollie's Mumps (Scott Sidney) / January 10, 1920 (Motion Picture News review) Featuring Molly Malone

  • Hearts And Diamonds (William Beaudine) / January 1920 Featuring Katherine Lewis & James Liddy

  • Her Nearby Husband (Scott Sidney & Frank Roland Conklin) / January 24, 1920 (Motion Picture News review) Featuring Harry Depp & Teddy Sampson

  • Her Novel Idea / February 7, 1920 (Motion Picture News review) Featuring Harry Depp & Teddy Sampson

  • Artistic Temperment / February 7, 1920 (Motion Picture News review) Featuring Ray Gallagher & Molly Malone

  • Take The Doctor's Advise (Scott Sidney) / February 1920 Featuring Molly Malone

  • Come Into The Kitchen (Scott Sidney) / February 1920 Featuring Molly Malone

  • Oh You Kid (William Beaudine) / March 1920

  • In Room 202 / March 1920

  • Her Beloved Burglar (Scott Sidney) / April 3, 1920 (Motion Picture News) Featuring Ray Gallagher & Molly Malone

  • Mixed Husbands / April 1920

  • The Taylor Made Wife / April 1920

  • Downstairs And Up / April 1920

  • Her Self Commencer / April 1920

  • Mary Had A Little lamb / April 1920

  • A Bungled Bungle / April 1920

  • Why Be Jealous? (William Beaudine) / May 2, 1920 (Film Daily review) Featuring Harry Depp & Teddy Sampson

  • Letty's Lost Legacy / May 30, 1920

  • Becky Strikes Out / June 6, 1920

 

 

The Telephone Girl (FBO)

Directed by Malcolm St. Clair

Starring Alberta Vaughn

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • Julius Sees Her / March 3, 1924 With Arthur Rankin, Douglas Gerard & others

  • When Knighthood Was In Tower / March 16, 1924 With Al Cooke & Kit Guard

  • Money to Burns / March 30, 1924 With Al Cooke & Kit Guard

  • King Leary / April 27, 1924 With Al Cooke & Kit Guard

  • William Tells / May 11, 1924 With Al Cooke & Kit Guard

  • Sherlock's Home / May 13, 1924 With Al Cooke & Kit Guard

  • For The Love Of Mike / May 25, 1924 With Al Cooke & Kit Guard

  • The Square Sex / June 8, 1924

  • Bee's Knees / June 22, 1924

  • Love And Learn / July 6, 1924

  • Faster Foster / July 16, 1924

  • Hello And Goodbye / July 30, 1924

 

 

Theater Of Life (Associated Press/RKO)

Directed by Herbert Morgan

BW

 

MGM made a few of these semi-“March of Time” documentaries in the 1940s and even earned some Oscar nominations with them... as did RKO with one.

 

  • Devil Take Us / 27m / December 1952 (Academy Award Nominee) This overview of auto accidents in California (with three reenactments) went into general release June 17, 1955, two years after being Oscar-nominated.

  • Alaska Lifeboat / 21m / November 11, 1956 Focuses on a medical services ship that stops in the native village of Haines, Alaska and one particular handicapped boy Ralph Sarlan



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This Is America (and RKO-Pathé Specials) (RKO-Pathé)

Produced by Frederic Ullman Jr. (1942-47) and Jay Bonafield (1947-51) unless otherwise noted

Directors listed in ()

BW, times listed

 

Basically RKO's replacement series for The March Of Time (see also), which... in turn... was replaced in 1951 by the more simply titled “RKO-Pathé Specials”. Two titles, Air College and Design For Living were re-edits of this series that were released in 1947-48 as “Radio Parades”

 

  • Private Smith Of The USA (Larry O'Reilly & Slavko Vorkapich) / 19+m / October 2, 1942 (Academy Award Nominee) Typical soldiers and civilian life was covered in this wartime first entry, as well received by the critics as the earlier “March of Time”

  • Women At Arms (Edward J. Montagne) / 18+m / November 18, 1942

  • Army Chaplain (Edward J. Montagne) / 19+m / December 18, 1942

  • Boom Town, DC (James Moore) / 19+m / February 12, 1943 Washington at wartime and scenes of soldiers protecting graves

  • Air Crew (Richard Fleischer) / 18+m / March 12, 1943

  • Medicine On Guard (Slavko Vorkapich) / 19+m / April 9, 1943

  • Merchant Seamen (Larry O'Reilly) / 17+m / May 14, 1943

  • Lieutenant Smith (Slavko Vorkapich) / 19+m / June 12, 1943

  • Pacific Island / 16+m / July 2, 1943

  • Broadway Dim-Out (Nat Karson) / 15+m / July 30, 1943

  • Arctic Passage (Larry O'Reilly) / 20+m / August 1943

  • Age Of Flight (Douglas Travers) / 16+m / September 24, 1943

  • Children Of Mars (Frank Donovan) / 20+m / October 22, 1943 (Academy Award Nominee) Teenage struggles are profiled

  • Sailors All (Slavko Vorkapich) / 20+m / November 19, 1943

  • Letter To A Hero (Larry O'Reilly) / 18+m / December 17, 1943 (Academy Award Nominee) Sentimental 2-reeler about a school teacher in O'Reilly's hometown of Monroe NY writing to a pupil of hers fighting overseas.

  • New Prisons, New Men (Harry W. Smith) / 17+m / January 14, 1944 (filmed '43)

  • Mail Call (Slavko Vorkapich) / 17+m / February 12, 1944

  • News Front (Larry O'Reilly) / 16+m / March 10, 1944

  • Aircraft Carrier (Harry W. Smith) / 16+m / April 7, 1944

  • Viva Mexico / 17+m / May 5, 1944

  • Hot Money (Harry W. Smith) / 17+m / June 2, 1944

  • They Fight Again (Otto Lang) / 16+m / June 30, 1944

  • Rockefeller Center / 16+m / July 28, 1944

  • That Men May Live (Larry O'Reilly) / 19+m / September 29, 1944

  • Navy Yard / 16+m / October 29, 1944

  • West Point Winners (Larry O'Reilly) / 17+m / November 17, 1944

  • New Americans (Slavko Vorkapich) / 19+m / December 15, 1944 (Academy Award Nominee) How immigration forms the backbone of this country: Albert Einstein, Herbert Mann, Victor Heiss, James Franck and others are covered.

  • Power Unlimited / 16+m / January 30, 1945 Made with Bituminous Coal Institute

  • On Guard / 17+m / February 9, 1945 Shows FBI training in Washington DC

  • Honorable Discharge / 18+m / March 9, 1945

  • Guam: Salvaged Island / 17+m / April 13, 1945

  • Dress Parade / 16+m / May 4, 1945

  • Battle Of Supply / 17+m / June 1, 1945

  • China Life-Line / 16+m / June 29, 1945

  • Policing Germany / 19+m / July 27, 1945

  • Annapolis / 16+m / August 24, 1945

  • California Boom-Town (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / September 21, 1945

  • Americans In Paris / 16+m / October 19, 1945

  • Airline Is Everywhere / 17+m / November 16, 1945

  • T.V.A. / 18+m / December 14, 1945

  • Great Lakes (Jerry Brondfield; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © January 11, 1946 (filmed '45)

  • Report On Japan (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 19+m / © February 8, 1946

  • Street Of Shadows (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / March 8, 1946 Covers New York's Bowery

  • Two Million Rooms (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © April 5, 1946

  • No Place Like Home (Edward J. Montagne; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © May 3, 1946 Covers the post-war housing crisis and some of the black marketing involved.

  • Panama (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © May 31, 1946

  • Port Of New York (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © June 28, 1946

  • Courtship To Courthouse (Edward J. Montagne; narrator: Andre Baruch) / 15+m / July 26, 1946 State of marriage post-war

  • Highway Mania (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 17+m / © August 23, 1946

  • The White House (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 17+m / © September 20, 1946

  • Northern Rampart (William Deeke; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 18+m / October 18, 1946 Tour of Alaska.

  • Beauty For Sale (Larry O'Reilly) / 17+m / © November 15, 1946

  • Germany Today (William Murray) / 16+m / © December 13, 1946

  • A Nation Is Born (David Griffin) / 30+m / © January 10, 1947 (filmed '46)

  • Campus Boom (Edward Evans) / 16+m / February 7, 1947

  • Forgotten Island (John Ferro; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 18+m / © April 4, 1947 Profile of Puerto Rico.

  • The Big Party (Howard Winner) / 17+m / © May 7, 1947

  • San Francisco-Pacific Gateway (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16m / May 9, 1947

  • I Am An Alcoholic (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 10+m / © May 30, 1947

  • Passport To Nowhere (narrator: Dwight Weist) / 19+m / © June 27, 1947 (Academy Award Nominee) Covers war-torn Europe and the homeless.

  • Whistle In The Night (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 17+m / August 4, 1947

  • Treasure House (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 15+m / © August 22, 1947 Washington's Smithsonian Institute

  • Smoke Eaters (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / September 2, 1947 Fire-fighting is covered.

  • The 49th State: Hawaii (David Griffin; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / September 19, 1947 Jay Bonafield took over as producer with the 1947-48 season. Made before it became a state

  • Border Without Bayonets (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © November 14, 1947 Look at Canadian and Mexican borders

  • Switzerland Today (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 18+m / © December 12, 1947

  • Children's Village (Edward J. Montagne) / 15+m / © January 9, 1948 (filmed '47) Profiles a Dobbs City, New York school.

  • Operation White Tower (William Deeke; narrator Dwight Weist) / 18+m / February 6, 1948 (filmed '47) Bradford Washburn leads a scientific expedition to Mt. McKinley

  • Who's Delinquent? (Edward J. Montagne) / 16+m / February 6, 1948 (filmed '47) Docu-drama of sorts covering a newspaper editor run down by two teenagers in a stolen car.

  • Photo Frenzy (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / March 5, 1948 General overview of photography in the 1940s.

  • Funny Business (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 18+m / April 9, 1948 Profiles comic strip artists

  • Democracy's Diary (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © April 30, 1948 Shows how a New York newspaper is run.

  • Crime Lab (Edward J. Montagne & Phillip H. Reisman) / 17+m / May 28, 1948 With the New York Police Department

  • Letter To A Rebel (Larry O'Reilly) / 17+m / © June 25, 1948 A father and newspaper editor's essay to a doubting son about US democracy.

  • Sports' Golden Age (Phillip H. Reisman & Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 17+m / July 23, 1948

  • Glamour Street (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © August 20, 1948 Views of New York City.

  • Friend Of The Family (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / September 17, 1948 All about pets.

  • County Fair (Phillip H. Reisman & Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / November 12, 1948

  • Girls In White (Phillip H. Reisman & Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / December 10, 1948 Nursing in America.

  • Berlin Powderkeg (William Deeke) / 19+m / © January 7, 1949 (filmed '48) Profile of the Berlin airlift.

  • Our Daily Bread (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © February 4, 1949 (filmed '48)

  • On Watch (Dudley Hale) / 17+m / © March 4, 1949 Shows US Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force in a variety of locations

  • Wonder House (Larry O'Reilly) / 16+m / © April 1, 1949 Tour of the American Museum of Natural History

  • Fraud Fighters (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © April 29, 1949 Profiles the Food & Drug Administration

  • Love That Beauty (Edward J. Montagne) / 16+m / © May 27, 1949 Feminine fitness and dieting

  • The Kentucky Derby Story (Joseph Walsh; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 17+m / © June 24, 1949

  • Hoodoo (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Andre Baruch) / 16+m / © July 22, 1949 Covers all kinds of superstitions

  • Canada Unlimited (David Cooper) / 15+m / © August 19, 1949

  • Holiday For Danny (Larry O'Reilly) / 17+m / © September 16, 1949

  • Spotlight On Mexico (Larry O'Reilly & Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © November 11, 1949 Includes Pan American highway, the Mexican pyramids, a bullfight, art school at San Miguel, etc.

  • State Trooper (Harry W. Smith) / 17+m / © November 11, 1949 Filmed with the Connecticut State Police

  • Kilroy Returns (Neil Sullivan) / 18+m / © December 9, 1949 Soldiers revisit former battlefields.

  • Rescue Squadron (Edward J. Montagne; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © March 31, 1950 Covers Air Rescue Service of the U.S. Air Force.

  • Trading Post / 15+m / © April 28, 1950 Covers Chicago's merchandising market.

  • Play Ball ([Joseph Walsh) / 13+m / © May 26, 1950

  • You Can Make A Million (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / June 6, 1950

  • Danger Sleuths (Larry O'Reilly) / 14+m / © June 23, 1950

  • House Of Mercy (Larry O'Reilly) / 15+m / © July 21, 1950

  • Pinkerton Man (Edward J. Montagne) / 16+m / September 15, 1950

  • Seven Cities Of Washington (Edward J. Montagne) / 15+m / October 15, 1950

  • Expectant Father (Edward J. Montagne) / 16+m / October 20, 1950

  • Whereabouts Unknown / 15+m / © November 10, 1950 Following the NYPD Missing Persons Bureau

  • Letter To A Rebel / 16+m / © December 8, 1950

  • Airlines To Anywhere (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © January 5, 1951 (filmed '50)

  • Lone Star Roundup (Burton Benjamin, producer; Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Bob Hite) / 15+m / February 2, 1951 (filmed '50)

  • Cruise Ship (William Deeke; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 15+m / © March 2, 1951 Aboard the Santa Paula through the Caribbean

  • Day Of The Fight (Burton Benjamin, producer; Stanley Kubrick) / 16+m / April 26, 1951 (filmed '50) Profiles boxer Walter Cartier. This was Kubrick's first film and a bit more impressive than other docu-shorts of the period.

  • The MacArthur Story (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / April 27, 1951

  • They Fly With The Fleet (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16m / June 22, 1951 Profiles the "Annapolis of the Air" at Pensacola, Florida.

  • Ambulance Doctor (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / © July 20, 1951 Above average behind-the-scenes of ER in NYC.

  • Prison With A Future (Jerome Bronfield; narrator: Dwight Wesit) / 15+m / © August 17, 1951 Covers the Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio

 

The following are listed as RKO-Pathé Specials and essentially replaced This Is America. Mostly BW, but a few color (16mm Kodachrome blown to Technicolor 35mm). Jay Bonafield produced.

 

  • Here Comes The Band (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 17+m / September 14, 1951 With the University of Michigan

  • Last Of The Wild West (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Jim Boles) / 16+m / © October 12, 1951 Tour of Big Bend, Texas

  • Railroad Special Agent (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 15+m / November 9, 1951

  • Lady Marines (Harry W. Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m / December 7, 1951 Shows ladies in training on Parris Island

  • Songs Of The Campus (Larry O'Reilly) 15+m / February 1, 1952 Featuring the University of Michigan's Glee Club

  • Second Sight (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Walter Abel) / 16+m / February 29, 1952 (filmed '51) “Seeing eye” dogs are shown training at Long Island's Smithtown Branch

  • A Nation Is Fifty (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16+m-(M: Special)-April 25, 1952 Profile of Cuba.

  • Your Doctor (John Barnwell) / 10+m / © June 10, 1952 (filmed '51)

  • West Point Today (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) 15+m / July 18, 1952

  • I Am A Paratrooper (Harry W. Smith) / 15+m / September 12, 1952 Profiles training at Fort Benning (Georgia).

  • Caution Danger Ahead (writer: Paul Alley; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 15+m / October 10, 1952 Auto safety film

  • Men Of Science (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 15+m / November 7, 1952 Made at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Operation A-Bomb (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Bob Considine) color-16+m / December 12, 1952 Bomb tests filmed in color at Yucca Flat, Nevada.

  • Conquest Of Uncava (Larry O'Reilly) 15+m / © January 3, 1953 (filmed '52) Profiles iron ore mining

  • Canadian Mounties (Jerome Brondfield) / 15+m / © January 30, 1953 (filmed '52)

  • Transatlantic Hop (Harry W. Smith) / 15+m / February 27, 1953 (filmed '52) Behind the scenes on an airplane.

  • Escape To Freedom (Burton Benjamin)bw-16+m / March 27, 1953 (filmed '52)

  • Tower Of Destiny (writer: Pennell C. Kirkbride) / 15+m / May 8, 1953

  • Shark Killers (Shark Island) (Sam Lee, producer; writer: Hugh Falkua) / 15+m / June 15, 1953

  • Holiday Island (Harry W. Smith) color-15+m / August 14, 1953 Color travelogue of the Caribbean

  • The Magic Streetcar / 20+m / December 18, 1953

  • Taming The Crippler (Jerome Brondfield) / 16+m / © March 30, 1954 (filmed '53) Covers the National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis

  • The Iron Fence (Jerome Brondfield) / 19+m / October 8, 1954 Part documentary and part reenactment showing how fences halt personal freedom. Anti-Communist reel.

  • Circus Trainer (Marc de Gastyne, producer) / 17+m / November 12, 1954 Wild animal training in the Loire Valley of France. Sometimes listed as a Screenliner. (see also)

  • Fast Freight (Burton Benjamin, producer; Clement Stigdon) / 15+m / December 17, 1954 All aboard "Big George" the freight train

  • River To The Past (Dr. Andre Sauske [Sausse] & Jean Huraul) / color-15+m / January 21, 1955 (edited '54) Curious exploration footage involving two "lost" tribes in South American rain forests including the Roucouyennes

  • Big Top Caravan (Marc de Gastyne, producer) / 16+m / February 25, 1955 (filmed '54) Following a French circus

  • Finders Keepers (Burton Benjamin; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 16m / April 1, 1955 (filmed '54) All about treasure hunting

  • Operation Icecap / 16+m / May 6, 1955 Following scientists with a two year survey in Greenland... under ice!

  • The Future Is Now (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 15+m / September 4, 1955 Covers an assortment of new technologies including video tape (soon adopted by the TV industry), nuclear and solar energy and automated kitchens.

  • Golden Glamour (Larry Williams; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 15+m / October 14, 1955 A look at the history of gold

  • The Golden Equator (Hamilton Wright; narrator: Fred Manness) / 18+m / April 6, 1956 Travelogue of Ecuador

  • Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Andre Baruch) / 16+m / September 7, 1956 Shows how a typical town (Reading, Pennsylvania) prepares for all kinds of emergencies including the nuclear kind.

  • Polar Outpost (Jerome Brondfield) / 15+m / January 1957 (Completed '55) Profiles the DEW (Distant Early Warning) Line, air bases maintained near the Arctic Circle to keep US and Canadians on watch from Soviet threat. Air Force Captain Richard Crane is shown at work.

  • Decade For Decision (Ardis Smith; narrator: Dwight Weist) / 15+m / March 1957 This short emphasizes the necessity of increasing education in the sciences. Includes Clifford Furnas.

 

 

Tom Santschi Westerns (Cyrus J. Williams/Pathé)

Directed by Robert N. Bradbury

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • Beyond The Trail / January 23, 1921

  • The Imposter / February 6, 1921

  • The Death Trap / February 20, 1921

  • The Tempest / March 6, 1921 With Patricia Palmer, George Kunkel, Harry Lonsdale & Starke Patteson

  • The Desert Wolf / March 20, 1921 Co-starring Patricia Palmer

  • LaRue Of Phantom Valley / April 3, 1921

  • The Sage-Brush Musketeers / April 17, 1921 With Vera Sisson, Earl Dwire & others

  • The Secret Of Butte Ridge / April 21, 1921

  • The Sheriff Of Mojave / May 1, 1921

  • The Wolver / September 4, 1921 With Ruth Stonehouse & Clark Comstock

  • Mother O' Dreams / September 18, 1921 With Ruth Stonehouse

  • Lorraine Of The Timberlands / October 2, 1921 With Ruth Stonehouse & Clark Comstock

  • The Honor Of Rameriz / October 16, 1921 With Besse Love, Ruth Stonehouse, Edward Hearn & others

  • The Spirit Of The Lake / October 30, 1921 With Besse Love, Ruth Stonehouse, Edward Hearn & Thomas G. Lingham

  • The Heart Of Doreon / November 13, 1921 With Ruth Stonehouse, Edward Hearn & Jay Morley

 

 

Toots & Caper (Standard Cinema/FBO)

Produced by Larry Darmour

Directors listed in ()

Starring Thelma Hill & Bud Duncan

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • Fooling Casper (Earl Montgomery) / September 16, 1928

  • What A Wife (Earl Montgomery) / October 14, 1928

  • Family Meal Ticket / November 11, 1928

  • Casper's Week End (St. Elmo Boyce) / December 9, 1928

  • Smile Buttercup Smile (St. Elmo Boyce) / January 6, 1929 (filmed '28)

  • Big-hearted Toots / February 3, 1929

  • Casper's Night Out / March 3, 1929

  • Toots' Big Idea / March 31, 1929

  • Spareribs Reforms / April 28, 1929

  • His Wife's Secret (Earl Montgomery) / May 26, 1929

  • Who's the Boss? / June 23, 1929

  • Don't Say Ain't / July 21, 1929

 

 

Topics Of the Day (silent version) (Timely Films & Amadee J. Van Beuren/Pathé)

Directed by A.L. Siegel and Charles McDonald (by 1921)

BW / silent and 3-5 minutes each

 

Just covering a select few of these, which contained snippets of film material and title cards culled from popular newspapers of the day. The all-talkie version was more sophisticated.

 

  • (series 1) / April 1919-December 1920: typical entries listed below

  • No. 32 / December 15, 1919 (Film Daily review) prohibition jokes, Russian vs. German cultures, the Senate

  • No. 39 / February 1, 1920 (Film Daily review) Covers Lenin & Trotsky, liquor & telephone services

  • No. 43 / February 29, 1920 (Film Daily review) Jokes about prohibition & marriage

  • No. 47 / April 4, 1920 (Film Daily review) spotlights teacher salaries

  • No. 69 / August 29, 1920 (Film Daily review) stereotyped “black” comments on chicken

  • (series 2, #1-55) / Jan-December 1921

  • (series 3, #1-55) / Jan-December 1922

  • (series 4, #1-55) / Jan-December 1923

  • (series 5, #1-55) / Jan-December 1924

  • (series 6, #1-55) / Jan-December 1925

  • (series 7, #1-55) / Jan-December 1926

  • (series 8, #1-55) / Jan-December 1927

  • (series 9, #1-55) / Jan-December 1928

 

 

Topics Of the Day (Sound Topics Of the Day) (Amadee J. Van Beuren/Pathé)

Directed by Charles McDonald. Alfred T. Mannon takes over in later shorts

BW and 1 reel (under 10 minutes)

 

Slightly lengthier than the earlier shorts with mostly narration over silent footage, but also some all-talkie lectures by familiar (then) faces.

 

  • The Petters / December 16, 1928 (preview)

  • Topical Quips No. 1 / March 1929 Featuring famous stars on Broadway: Lawrence G. O'Brien, Jess Sidney, Isabel Vernon, Frank Andrews, Fary Hunt, Edward J. LaSaint, Ruth Hunter, Rupert LaBelle, Eddie O'Connor, George Neville & Little Eddie Wragge

  • Topical Quips No. 2 / March 1929

  • Topical Quips No. 3 / April 1929

  • Topical Quips No. 4 / April 1929

  • Topical Quips No. 5: Pressing His Suit / May 11, 1929 (Motion Picture News) Human interest all-talk docu-comedy about a boy and girl shown wooing.

  • Topical N ips / June 1, 1929 No. 6: a collection of newspaper human interest items that utilize various film clips and spoken humor.

  • Topical Pips / June 30, 1929 More cinema jokes

  • Topical Wits / June 30, 1929

  • Topical Fits / July 28, 1929

  • Topical Sips / July 28, 1929

  • Topical Rips / August 1, 1929

  • Topical Clips / 1929

  • Topical Flips / 1929

  • Topical Hicks / 1929

  • Topical Kicks / 1929

  • Topical Nicks / 1929

  • Topical Slips / 1929

  • Topical Tips / 1929

  • Topical Licks / October 28, 1929

  • On The Air / © January 12, 1930 (filmed '29) Alfred T. Mannon takes over in later shorts

  • Cover Charge / February 15, 1930 (Motion Picture Herald)

  • The Van Beuren News / © April 4, 1930

  • Home Sweet Home / February 22, 1930 Includes a ventriloquist act

  • What! No Bait! / © April 7, 1930

  • In The Park / January 18, 1930 Includes a ventriloquist act

 

 

Toto (Rolin Film/Pathé)

Produced and directed by Hal Roach

Starring Arnold Novello

BW / silent and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.)

 

  • The Movie Dummy (Movie Mummy) / January 13, 1918 (filmed May-August '17) A young man works in a factory that makes dummies for movie studios. He becomes so bored that one day when an order for a dummy comes in, he decides to pretend to be the dummy to see what it's like inside a film studio. Co-starring Marie Mosquini

  • The One Night Only (One Night Stand) / February 24, 1918 (filmed October '17)

  • Fare, Please / March 17, 1918 (filmed August-October '17) With Lige Conley, Bud Jamison & others

  • His Busy Day / April 28, 1918 (filmed December '17-January) With Lige Conley, Bud Jamison, Margaret Joslin & others

  • The Junk Man / May 26, 1918 (filmed June-August '17) With Bud Jamison & Katherine O'Connor

  • Cleopatsy (The Cleo Proxy) / June 23, 1918 (filmed March-April) With Lige Conley, Bud Jamison & others

  • The Furniture Movers / June 30, 1918 (filmed April) With Clarine Seymour & Bud Jamison

  • Fire The Cook (The Dippy Daughter) / July 14, 1918 (filmed November-December'17 & March) With Bud Jamison, Margaret Joslin, Clarine Seymour & Harry Todd

  • Beach Nuts / July 28, 1918 (filmed April-May) With Lige Conley, Bud Jamison & others

  • Do Husbands Deceive? / August 11, 1918 (filmed April) With Billy Armstrong, Lige Conley, Bud Jamison & others

  • Nipped In The Bud / August 25, 1918 With Margaret Joslin, Bud Jamison & others

  • The Great Water Peril (Poor Clarine) / September 22, 1918 With Bud Jamison, Margaret Joslin & Charles Stevenson

  • An Enemy of Soap / November 24, 1918 (filmed May) With Billy Armstrong, Lige Conley & Bud Jamison

  • Check Your Baggage / December 22, 1918 (filmed April) With Margaret Joslin, Bud Jamison & others

  • Toto's Troubles / 2 reels / February 16, 1919 (filmed '18) With Margaret Joslin & Bud Jamison



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Travelesques (Pathé)

Directed by Carl Stearns Clancy

Starring Will Rogers

BW / silent and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.)

 

A delightful series profiling the popular comic Will Rogers touring Europe in 1926 and the title cards providing his ho-hum commentary. TCM aired a couple of these preserved by UCLA.

 

  • With Will Rogers In Dublin / March 6, 1927

  • Hiking Through Holland With Will Rogers / April 3, 1927

  • With Will Rogers In Paris / May 1, 1927

  • Hunting For Germans In Berlin With Will Rogers / May 29, 1927

  • Through Switzerland And Bavaria With Will Rogers / June 26, 1927

  • With Will Rogers In London / July 24, 1927 Perhaps the best liked of the Rogers comic travelogues (per vintage reviews), starting at "John Bull's home office" and culminating at Scotland Yard.

  • Roaming The Emerald Isle With Will Rogers / August 21, 1927 Hot spots include the home of the late Richard Croker and the Kilnarney lakes areas.

  • Prowling Around France With Will Rogers / September 18, 1927 Mostly in Paris with the famous US satirist and movie star's personal take on the sights

  • Winging Around Europe With Will Rogers / November 18, 1927 (Motion Picture News review)

  • Exploring England With Will Rogers / December 16, 1927 (Motion Picture News review)

  • Reeling Down The Rhine With Will Rogers / January 7, 1928 (Motion Picture News review)

  • Over The Bounding Blue With Will Rogers / February 11, 1928 (Motion Picture News review)

 

 

The Traveling Man (RKO)

Directors listed in ()

Starring Louis John Bartels

BW and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • That's My Line (Roscoe Arbuckle) / © July 13, 1931

  • Beach Pajamas ( Roscoe Arbuckle) / September 20, 1931 Louis flirts by mistake with the fiancé of a department store owner where he works. With Addie McPhail, Marion Douglas, Charlotte Mineau, Vernon Dent, James Finlayson & others

  • Selling Shorts (Harry Edwards) / © November 30, 1931 Bartel's character gets caught in a hillbilly feud. Co-starring Bud Jamison

  • Stop That Run (Howard Bretherton) / © February 1, 1932

  • Blondes By Proxy (Edgar Kennedy) / April 11, 1932

  • A Perfect 36 (Ralph Ceder) / © June 20, 1932

 

 

True Detective Stories (Sholes-Hazard Corp./Pathé)

Directed by William P. Burt

Starring Leslie Austin, Nellie Burt & Jack Hopkins

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • On Leave Of Absence / October 26, 1924

  • The Girl And The Gangster / November 9, 1924

  • Out Of The Storm / November 23, 1924

  • Bucking The Bucket Shop / December 7, 1924

 

 

True Detective Stories (Amadee J. Van Beuren/RKO-Pathé)

Directors listed in ()

Starring Walter Miller as Nick Harris

BW and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • Facing The Gallows (George Rogan) / © September 26, 1931

  • Mystery Of Compartment C / October 31, 1931

  • Swift Justice / December 23, 1931

  • Self Condemned (Spencer Gordon Bennet) / -© February 15, 1932

 

 

True Life Adventures (Walt Disney/RKO & Buena Vista)

Directors listed in ()

Narrated by Winston Hibler

Technicolor

 

This was Walt Disney's first live-action short series, following a few features, although an “animated” paintbrush would set up many scenes. The animal footage in Technicolor dazzled movie goers at the time even if they weren't the first of their kind (even for RKO, see Struggles Of Life). A few were criticized by high-brows for being “cartoonish” with frogs, scorpions, bighorn sheep and so-forth edited in time to “toony” music scores, although this adds a certain retro-charm today. TV nature documentaries in later decades tended to present the material in more straightforward manner.

 

RKO only distributed the pre-1953 films, although Seal Island was shown independently in December 1948 to qualify for Oscar consideration before RKO reluctantly agreed to distribute it nationwide. The executives weren't happy with the “featurette” format and later, when the series went “full” feature-length with The Living Desert, Disney's own distribution company Buena Vista handled them. I have included them here, however, in order to be complete.

 

  • Seal Island (James Algar; camera: Alfred & Elma Milotte; narrator: Winston Hibler) / 26m50s / December 21, 1948 (filmed '46 & '47) (Academy Award Winner / Two Reels) The first of the True-Life Adventures profiles the fur seals of the Pribilof Islands (and some arctic fox and sea birds as well). Pretty straight-forward and lss "disneyesque" than the later nature films.

  • In Beaver Valley (Beaver Valley) (James Algar; camera: Alfred & Elma Milotte, Murl Deusing & Karl H. Maslowski) / 31m55s / May 19, 1950 (filmed '48-'49) (Academy Award Winner / Two Reels) Includes a musical serenade of frogs, a narrow escape with a coyote and other adventures.

  • Nature's Half Acre (James Algar; camera: Murl Deusing, John Nash Ott, Conrad Hall, Alfred & Elma Milotte & others) / 32m36s / May 11, 1951 (preview; July 31, wide-release) (filmed '49-'50) (Academy Award Winner / Two Reels) A typical United States acre of garden and woodland life (and at least one exotic species: a chameleon). Lots of birds, bees, mud dauber wasps, praying mantis, etc.

  • Olympic Elk (James Algar; camera: Herb & Lois Crisler) / 26m36s / February 13, 1952 (filmed '50-'51) Only select close-ups of the wapiti but still pretty good True Life Adventure material.

  • Water Birds (Ben Sharpsteen; camera: Arthur A. Allen, Alfred M. Bailey, Martin Bovey, Stephen F. Briggs, Murl Deusing, Myron A. Elliott, Ed N. Harrison, Bert Harwell, S. Paul Lindau, Tom McHugh, Alfred & Elma Milotte, Olin Sewall Pettingill Jr., Frances Roberts, James R. Simon, John H. Storer & Norman Wakeman) / 30m39s / June 10, 1952 (filmed '49-'51) (Academy Award Winner / Two Reels) Fairly straightforward look at all kinds of waterfowl and seabird right up until "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" has all of the birds flying and landing in perfect unison.

  • Prowlers Of The Everglades (James Algar; camera: Alfred & Elma Milotte) / 31m56s / © August 26, 1952 Life of the alligator and the myriad of water birds, otters, raccoon and other critters it confronts.

  • Bear Country (James Algar; camera: Alfred & Elma Milotte) / 32m50s / © November 21, 1952 (filmed '50-'51) (Academy Award Winner / Two Reels for 1953) Perhaps the most popular of the True Life Adventures to that time, although we are so used to bear shots in films. Watching them scratch and feed on flowers was still fun.

 

All other releases through Buena Vista, but included here to complete the series list:

FEATURES released through Buena Vista: THE LIVING DESERT (1953), THE VANISHING PRAIRIE (1954), THE AFRICAN LION (1955), SECRETS OF LIFE (1956), PERRI (actually a True Life “Fantasy”, 1957), WHITE WILDERNESS (1958) & JUNGLE CAT (1959)

 

  • Nature's Strangest Creatures (Ben Sharpsteen; camera: Alfred & Elma Milotte) / 15m51s / January 28, 1959 (filmed '55-56) A short "True-Life Mini-Adventure" about Australian and Tasmanian mammals, featuring impressive shots of a platypus giving birth and swimming underwater, wallabies feeding in the snow, along with the expected clips of koalas, Tasmanian devils, flying foxes and emus.

  • Mysteries Of The Deep (Ben Sharpsteen & Roy E. Disney; camera: H. Pederson & others) / 23m55s / July 6, 1959 (filmed '54-'58) (Academy Award Nominee) Covers a coral reef, sharks and other fish as well as dolphins. Some footage done during the filming of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

  • Islands In The Sea (Ben Sharpsteen & James Algar; camera: Conrad Hall & others) / 28m24s / © November 13, 1959 (filmed '54-'56) (Academy Award Nominee) (for 1960) A profile of island life (tortoise, iguana, bird, seal and crab) in the Galapagos, Guadalupé, the Falklands and Midway.

 

 

Vagabond Adventures (Amadee J. Van Beuren/Pathé & RKO-Pathé)

Primary direction & narration through 1931: Tom Terriss, with others listed in ()

BW and 1 reel (under 11 minutes)

 

This was Pathé & RKO's official travelogue series of the sound era, later succeeded by World On Parade (see also)

 

  • Streets Of Mystery / © May 16, 1930 India tour

  • The Lair Of Chang-How / © June 15, 1930

  • Drums Of Fear / © June 29, 1930 "Dark" Africa witch doctor

  • Temples Of Silence / © July 27, 1930 Scenic of Angkor (modern Cambodia)

  • The Love That Kills / © August 10, 1930 Malayan culture profiled

  • Satan's Fury / © September 7, 1930 Profiles geysers in New Zealand and South Seas

  • The Ebony Shrine (Elmer Clifton & Alfred Mannon) / © September 21, 1930 In Egypt

  • Gem Of Agra / September 27, 1930 (Motion Picture News review) India tour

  • Jungle Terror (Elmer Clifton & Alfred Mannon) / © October 5, 1930 Focuses on snakes

  • The Sands Of Egypt (Elmer Clifton & Alfred Mannon) / © November 2, 1930 Includes Cairo festivals, Luxor and the underground tombs

  • The Mystic Isles (Elmer Clifton & Alfred Mannon) / © November 30, 1930

  • Wizard Land / © December 14, 1930 Visiting "cannibal territory" Papua, New Guinea

  • The Spirit Of The Sho-gun (Alfred Mannon) / © December 28, 1930 Japanese travelogue

  • The Zuyder Zee / © January 12, 1931 (filmed '30) Visiting Holland

  • A Tale Of Tutula (Elmer Clifton & Alfred Mannon) / © January 24, 1931 (filmed '30) Visit to Samoa and the burial of a chief.

  • The Well Of Fortaleza (Elmer Clifton & Alfred Mannon) / © February 5, 1931 Coastal Brazil

  • Dogs Of Solitudes (Elmer Clifton & Alfred Mannon) / © February 7, 1931 (filmed '30) Covers the Swiss St. Bernards

  • Shadow Of The Dragon / © March 8, 1931 Chinese travelogue.

  • Thom, The Unknown / © March 22, 1931 Seeing Siam's Angkor temple

  • Call Of Mohammed / © April 5, 1931 Islamic mosques in India are seen

  • Hurricane Island / © April 19, 1931 Visiting Santo Domingo in the Caribbean

  • Fallen Empire (Elmer Clifton) / © July 27, 1931 First of the RKO-Pathé releases. Tour of Haiti with amusing shots of fishing ladies topless and ominous Sans-Souci Palace

  • Beneath The Southern Cross (Elmer Clifton) / © August 31, 1931 Australian tour

  • The Utmost Isle (Elmer Clifton) / © September 28, 1931

  • Song Of The Voodoo / © October 26, 1931 Caribbean tour through Haiti and a visit with sculptor Charles Normil

  • Thru The Ages / © November 23, 1931

  • Children Of The Sun (Elmer Clifton) /© December 14, 1931

  • The Door Of Asia (Elmer Clifton) /© January 20, 1932 (filmed '31) Touring Manchuria

  • Land Of Gandhi (Elmer Clifton) /© February 6, 1932 (filmed '31)

  • Second Paradise (Elmer Clifton) /© March 6, 1932 (filmed '31)

  • The Golden Pagoda (Elmer Clifton) / © April 14, 1932 Visiting Singapore

  • Empire Of The Sun (Elmer Clifton) / © April 25, 1932

  • Shanghai (narrator: Gayne Whitman) / © May 19, 1932

  • Drums Of The Orient (Elmer Clifton) / © June 24, 1932

  • Wild New Guinea (Amadee J. Van Beuren/RKO- Elmer Clifton) / © August 2, 1932

  • Singapore (narrator: William Hanley) / © September 5, 1932

  • Malaysia (narrator: William Hanley) / © November 25, 1932

  • Holland Mosaics (Russell Spalding) / © January 20, 1933 (filmed '32)

  • Bali (Russell Spalding) / © March 17, 1933 (filmed '32)

  • Contrasts In China (Russell Spalding; narrator: Alois Havrilla) / © May 15, 1933

  • Antwerp (Russell Spalding) / © August 25, 1933

  • Cuba (Russell Spalding) / © November 10, 1933

  • Moorish Spain (Russell Spalding; narrator: Alois Havrilla) / © January 10, 1934 (filmed '33)

  • Holy Land (Russell Spalding; narrator: Alois Havrilla) / © February 16, 1934 (filmed '33)

  • Madeira (Russell Spalding; narrator: Alois Havrilla) / © March 22, 1934 (filmed '33)

  • Gibraltar (Russell Spalding) / © May 4, 1934

  • Damascus (Russell Spalding; narrator: Alois Havrilla) / © June 22, 1934

  • Eyes Of Russia, From The Caucasus To Moscow (Margaret Bourke White) / © August 3, 1934

  • The Red Republic From Baku To Dnieprostroi (Russell Spalding) / © October 5, 1934

  • Fakeers Of The East (Russell Spalding; narrator: Alois Havrilla) / © November 16, 1934

  • Isle Of Spice (Russell Spalding) / © January 11, 1935 (filmed '34) Colombo in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is viewed

  • The Saar (Russell Spalding) / © February 11, 1935 (filmed '34)

  • Jamaica (Russell Spalding) / © May 6, 1935

  • Romania (George Popovici) / © May 20, 1935

  • Quebec (Russell Spalding) / © June 21, 1935

 

 

Vanity Fair Girls (Rolin Film/Pathé)

Produced by Hal Roach

Directors listed in ()

Starring Eddie Boland

BW / silent and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.)

 

  • June Madness (Scott Pembroke) / October 3, 1920 (filmed June-July) With Jean Hope, Charles Stevenson, Wallace Howe

  • Alias Aladdin (Hal Roach) / October 17, 1920 (filmed August) With Ethel Broadhurst, Roy Brooks, Sammy Brooks & others

  • Mamma's Boy (Mama's Boy) (Hal Roach) / October 31, 1920 (filmed August)

  • The Sandman (Fred C. Newmeyer) / November 14, 1920 (filmed July & September) With Jean Hope, Charles Stevenson, Ethel Broadhurst & others

  • Queens Up! (Fred C. Newmeyer) / November 28, 1920 (filmed September) With Jean Hope, Jack O'Brien, Ethel Broadhurst & others

  • Greek Meets Greek (Nicholas T. Borrows) / December 12, 1920 (filmed October) Co-starring Robert O'Connor

  • The Man Haters (Nicholas T. Barrows) / December 12, 1920 (filmed September-October)

  • The Sleepy Head (Nicholas T. Barrows) / December 26, 1920 (filmed November)

  • The Burglars Bold (Nicholas T. Barrows) / January 16, 1921 (filmed November '20) With Jean Hope, Robert O'Connor, Edith Valk & others

  • Pinning It Down (Nicholas T. Barrows) / January 30, 1921 (filmed November '20)

  • Oh Promise Me (Nicholas T. Barrows) / February 6, 1921 (filmed November-December '20)

  • Prince Pistachio (Nicholas T. Barrows) / February 20, 1921 (filmed December '20)

  • Paint And Powder (Nicholas T. Barrows) / March 6, 1921 (filmed December '20)

  • Running Wild (Nicholas T. Barrows) / March 20, 1921 ((filmed January) With Robert O'Connor, Wallace Howe, Jean Hope, Harold Adkins, Charles Stevenson & others

 

 

Variety Comedies (Pathé)

Directors listed in ()

BW and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • Eventually, But Not Now (Ralph Ceder; story by E.V. Durling & Johnnie Grey) / April 30, 1929 Starring Alberta Vaughn, Al Cooke, Lewis Sargent & George Gray

  • Beach Babies (Bradley Barker; story: Joe Hayman & Gordon Bostock) / 15+m / July 13, 1929 (preview) Starring Charles Kempar & Evalyn Kapp, with Naomi Claire Casey, Blanche Latell & Ted Marcell

  • Haunted (Who Killed The Cat?) (Philip Tannura & Gordon Bostock) / © August 17, 1929 Starring Charles Kemper, Robert Milliken & others

  • End Of The World (Bradley Barker) / © August 19, 1929 A tycoon, fearing the end of his life, gives his blessing to his son's marriage of an Irish maiden. Featuring Alexander Carr, Lorin Raker & Marcia Manning

  • Wednesday At The Ritz (Philip Tannura) / December 22, 1929 Featuring Charles Kemper & Evalyn Knapp

  • Doing Phil A Favor (Bradley Barker) / 15+m / © January 21, 1930 (filmed '29) A British businessmen gets another guy to test his wife's faithfulness. Featuring MacKenzie Ward & Val Lester

  • His Birthday Suit (Philip Tannura) / © February 6, 1930 Featuring Steve Mills, Carl Herman, Billy Green & Cliff Bragdon

 

 

Victory Shorts (RKO)

Directors listed in ()

BW, 9-11 minutes

 

  • Salvage (Richard Massingham; narrator: Donald M. Nelson) / -October 8, 1942

  • Manpower (Paul V. McNutt) / October 29, 1942 Documentary short film demonstrating methods used by the War Manpower Commission to resolve problems in worker shortages.

  • City Of Courage / March 13, 1943 (Film Daily review)

  • Black Marketing / August 19, 1943

  • Glamour Girls Of 1943 / September 2, 1943 Women workers on the home front are profiled.

  • The Last Will And Testament Of Tom Smith (War Information Film No. 76) (Harold S. Bucquet) / September 9, 1943 Details an American pilot captured by the Japanese. George Reeves stars.

  • Oil Is Blood / September 23, 1943 Documentary short film depicting the usage and necessity of oil in the Allied war effort.

  • Family Feud / 6+m / November 4, 1943 Featuring Leon Errol, Jane Darwell, Nancy Gates. Documentary short film depicting ways in which Americans can assist the war effort by proper conservation around the home.

  • Prices Unlimited / 10+m / March 16, 1944 Featuring Leon Errol

  • Memo For Joe (Richard Fleischer) / August 10, 1944 Documentary short film extolling the virtues of the American Community Chest charity program and its value to the Allied war effort.

  • V-1: The Robot Bomb (Crown Film Unit) / November 16, 1944

  • Seeing Them Through / February 1, 1945 Propaganda for the Red Cross.

  • Target Tokyo (Special Film Project 153) (narrator: Ronald Reagan) / 22+m / May 24, 1945



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Wally Brown & Jack Kirkwood Comedies (RKO)

Directors listed in ()

BW, 16-18 minutes

 

  • Heart Troubles (Hal Yates) / April 1, 1949 (filmed '48) Wally avoids work by pretending a heart attack and tries to fool a doctor.

  • Put Some Money In The Pot (Hal Yates) / March 17, 1950 (filmed November '49) A song & dance team try to woo their landlady (Patsy Moran) to avoid getting evicted and later deal with her brother (Dick Wessel).

  • Brooklyn Buckaroos (Leslie Goodwins) / May 12, 1950 Western comedy, also featuring Lynn Davis, Richard Emory, Gene Roth & John Merton

  • Photo Phonies (Hal Yates) / July 7, 1950 Out-of-work actors go into the photography business. Also cast: Lynn Davis, John Alvin, Emil Sitka, Jack Rice, Vince Barnett & others

  • Tinhorn Troubadors (Hal Yates) / March 16, 1951 (filmed '50) Like two previous Edgar Kennedy shorts, this borrows the set-up of the wife thinking stock certificates are worthless and using them as wall paper. With Patsy Moran, Frank Wilcox, Ray Walker & Sue Casey

  • From Rogues To Riches (Leslie Goodwins) / © July 16, 1951 Featuring Tom Kennedy as deputy sheriff in a quiz show mastered by Stephen Dunne. Also Christine McIntyre and Peggy Wynne.

 

 

Whirlwind Comedies (Robertson-Cole/FBO)

Directed by Charles Bowers & Harold L. Muller

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

Clever animation and stop-motion photography were used to great effect in this fantasy series. Listed below are only those titles distributed by FBO. Later entries in this series were handled by Educational Pictures.

 

  • Egged On / September 6, 1926 Charlie constructs a Rube Goldberg-ish machine making indestructible eggs

  • He Done His Best / October 4, 1926 Charlie updates his girlfriend's restaurant with zany inventions

  • Fatal Footsteps / November 29, 1926 New shoes cause havoc at a Charleston dance contest

  • Now You Tell One / December 27, 1926 At the Liars Club, Bowers recreates his farming triumphs growing outlandish egg plants, cat-tails come to life and herds of elephants and donkeys storming Washington DC. All done with trick photography and stop motion animation effects.

  • Many A Slip (The Non-Skid Banana) / January 24, 1927 Charlie invents a non slippery banana peel. Additional cast includes Eddie Dunn, Frank Donnelly, Betty Marvin, Cornelius MacSunday, Kolin Kelly, among others

  • Enough Is Plenty / February 21, 1927

  • Gone Again / March 18, 1927

  • Why Squirrels Leave Home / March 21, 1927

  • He Couldn't Help It / April 18, 1927 With Corrine Powers, May Dean, George Williams, Roy Applegate, John Burdette & Dan Duffy

  • The Vanishing Villain / May 16, 1927

  • Steamed Up / June 13, 1927

  • Pickled Romance / June 13, 1927

  • Nothing Doing / July 11, 1927 Charlie joins the police force to woo his girl and please her dad

  • A Wild Roomer / November 1, 1927 Charles debuts his extraordinary new invention

 

 

Who's Guilty? (Arrow Film/Pathé)

Directors listed in ()

Starring Anna Q. Nilsson, Tom Moore & Octavia Handworth

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

  • Puppets Of Fate (Lawrence B. McGill) / © June 10, 1916

  • The Tight Rein (Howard Hansel) / © June 10, 1916

  • The Silent Shame (Howell Hansel) / © June 15, 1916

  • Sold Out (Howell Hansel) / © June 15, 1916

  • The Tangled Web (Howell Hansel) / © June 15, 1916

  • Beyond Recall (Howell Hansel) / © July 14, 1916

  • Sowing The Wind (Lawrence B. McGill) / © July 14, 1916

  • Truth Crushed To Earth (Howell Hansel) / © July 14, 1916

  • Weaker Strain (Howell Hansel) / © July 14, 1916

  • A Trial Of Souls (Howell Hansel) / © August 12, 1916

  • Weighed In The Balance (Howell Hansel) / © August 12, 1916

  • The Goad Of Jealousy (Howell Hansel) / © August 30, 1916

  • The Irony Of Justice (Howell Hansel) / © August 30, 1916

  • The Lost Paradise (Howell Hansel) / © August 30, 1916

 

 

Whoopee Comedies (Pathé)

Directors listed in ()

BW, times listed

 

  • Carnival Revue (Wallace Fox) / 19+m / © June 6, 1930 A mystic mind-reader falls for a circus headliner. Starring T. Roy Barnes & Ruth Hiatt, with Ray Hughes, Frank Sabini & Eddie Clark

  • Big Hearted (Robert De Lacy) / 15+m / © June 14, 1930 Starring Harry Gribbon & Vivien Oakland. Salesman and wife must share a bungalow with newleyweds. With Dorothy Gulliver, Ray Hughes, Sammy Blum & others

  • Hold The Baby (Fred Guiol) / 20+m / November 9, 1930 Starring Robert Agnew, Phyllis Crane, Addie McPhail, Dick Stewart, Richard Carle & Spec O'Donnell

  • Seein' Injuns (Ralph Ceder) / 20+m / © January 15, 1931 (filmed '30)

  • All Gummed Up (Harry Sweet) / 21+m/ May 23, 1931 Wife mistakenly gets her bumbling husband chores before a kids party. Starring Edgar Kennedy, Louise Carver & Florence Lake

 

 

Wildlife Album (RKO-Pathé)

Directors listed in ()

Technicolor

 

  • The Whitetail Buck (Larry O'Reilly; narrator: Thomas Mitchell) / 28m / October 21, 1955 Hunting reel showing father-son bonding

  • World In A Marsh (National Film Board of Canada; Maureen Balfe & William H. Carrick; narrator: John Drainie) / 22+m / November 22, 1956

  • Arctic Roundup (John Teal Jr.) / 28+m / January 1957 Profiles how the Institute of Northern Agricultural Research considers domesticating the musk ox of the Northern Territories.

 

 

Will Rogers Comedies (Hal Roach/Pathé)

Directors listed in ()

BW / silent and 20 minutes unless noted

 

Despite no soundtracks, these silent comedies boast plenty of visual appeal and snappy title cards

 

  • Fruits Of Faith (Clarence G. Badger) / December 24, 1922

  • Jus' Passin' Through (Hal Roach) / 27+m / October 14, 1923 (filmed June-July) Also Noah Young & Marie Mosquini

  • Hustlin' Hank (Hal Roach) / November 11, 1923 (filmed July-August & October)

  • Uncensored Movies (Roy Clements) / December 9, 1923 (filmed August-October) Rogers is a "morals" reformer who returns to his small town from Hollywood. The results of his investigation include hilarious film clips of him dressed as Douglas Fairbanks, Tom Mix and a Keystone Kop. With Earl Mohan, Ena Gregory & Marie Mosquini

  • Two Wagons Both Covered (Rob Wagner) / January 6, 1924 (filmed September-October '23)

  • The Cowboy Shiek (Rob Wagner) / February 3, 1924 (filmed October '23) With Marie Mosquini & Earl Mohan

  • The Cake Eater (Hal Roach) / March 2, 1924 (F-Nov-December '23)

  • Big Moments From Little Pictures (Hal Roach) / March 30, 1924 (filmed November-December '23) Will spoofs Rudolph Valentino in Blood And Sand, Douglas Fairbanks as Robin Hood, weepy melodramas, and the Keystone comedies. With Noah Young, Earl Mohan, Marie Mosquini & others

  • High Brow Stuff (Rob Wagner) / April 27, 1924 (filmed December '23-February '24) With Marie Mosquini

  • Going To Congress (Hal Roach) / May 25, 1924 ((filmed January) Rogers visits Washington and brings his own politics. With Marie Mosquini, Jack Akroyd & Molly Thompson

  • Don't Park There (Tay Garnett) / June 22, 1924 (filmed February-April)

  • Our Congressman (Rob Wagner) / July 20, 1924 (filmed March & May)

  • Gee Whizz, Genevieve (J.A. Howe) / August 17, 1924 (filmed April-May) With Dan Maines, Mari Mosquina, Ena Gregory & others

  • A Truthful Liar (Hampton Del Ruth) / August 17, 1924 (filmed April-May) With Jackie Cooper

 

 

Wisecrackers (FBO)

Directed by Del Andrews

Starring Lorraine Eason, Al Cooke & Kit Guard

BW / silent and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.)

 

  • Turkish Howls / February 13, 1927

  • Love At First Sight / February 27, 1927

  • Cry And Get It / March 27, 1927

  • A Chin He Loved To Touch / April 10, 1927

  • Shy Knees / April 24, 1927

  • No So Big / May 8, 1927

  • The Better Role / May 22, 1927

  • A Sock In Time / June 5, 1927

  • Bo's Guest / June 19, 1927

  • A Kick In The Dark / July 19, 1927

 

 

World Geography (Duncan Underbill/Pathé)

BW / silent and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.)

 

  • Hawaii The Beautiful / November 27, 1927

  • Calcutta / December 11, 1927

  • Nature's Cathedral / December 18, 1927

  • Women Workers Of Old Ceylon / December 25, 1927

  • Kashmir Old And New / 15+m / © December 27, 1927 Profiles religious rites of Mohammedans and Hindus

  • Benares / January 22, 1928

  • The Guild Cities Of Belgium / © November 4, 1928

 

 

World On Parade (Amadee J. Van Beuren/RKO-Pathé)

Directed by Harold McCracken

Narrated by Alois Havrilla

BW and 1 reel (10 minutes approx.)

 

This travelogue series replaced Vagabond Adventures (see also), but is virtually indistinguishable

 

  • Venice Of The North / © May 15, 1935 Stockholm, Sweden as filmed by Capt. Warwick M. Tompkins. See here: https://archive.org/...rth_01_44_49_04

  • Land Of The Eagle / August 23, 1935 Guatemala

  • Spain's Romantic Isles: Majorca / © October 18, 1935

  • The Land Of Evangeline / © November 1, 1935 Visiting Nova Scotia

  • Morocco / © January 10, 1936 (edited '35)

  • Trinidad / © April 24, 1936

  • Coral Isle Of The Atlantic / © May 27, 1936 Covers Bermuda

  • Washington In Virginia / © September 14, 1936

  • Heart Of The Sierras / © October 12, 1936 Tour of Yosemite

  • Graveyard Of Ships / © November 27, 1936

  • Gold Mania / © December 25, 1936

  • Romantic Mexico / © January 11, 1937 Mostly Mexico City

  • Manhattan Waterfront / © February 19, 1937 See here: https://archive.org/...ttan_Waterfront

  • Mount Vernon / © March 19, 1937

  • California Missions / April 15, 1937

  • Circus Winter Quarters / © May 14, 1937 Visiting Sarasota, Florida

  • Florida Cowboy / © June 3, 1937

  • Workshops Of Old Mexico / © June 17, 1937

  • Jungle Playmates / © July 28, 1937







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