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A Shortie Checklist: Fox, 20th Century Fox and Educational Pictures

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#1 Jlewis

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:39 PM

Once again, I am providing two movie shorties companies for the price of one. Last time I gave you three: http://forums.tcm.co...-pathé-and-fbo/

 

Like that forum thread, I will list these by SERIES, then chronologically. Maybe Universal and Columbia, my next two for later this year, will be done alphabetical like Paramount, Warner and MGM? I am undecided as to which is less demanding on Yee Fellow Movie geeks.

 

The ONLY connection these two companies have is that one distributed the other company's product between January 1933 and September 1938. Everybody here is already familiar with Fox and 20th Century Fox and, yes, I have an “intro” prepared below. Yet first... let us look at Educational Pictures, shall we? This is one of the great underrated, but highly prolific shorties producers (with quite a few features as well) of the 1920s and '30s.

 

Educational Pictures, as its name implies, started out making or distributing documentaries. Today it is more famous for its NON-educational stuff, namely its one and two reeled comedy shorts. Launched in 1915 and supervised by Earle W. Hammons, the company billed itself later, with the familiar Aladdin's lamp logo, as "the Spice of the Program". When you compare their product with some of the competition, which was often time-filler material, they pretty much lived up to that. However, it is also fair to say that their product, especially their sound films which survived a notorious 1937 vault fire, was wildly inconsistent. When they were good, they rocked the house down. When they were bad, they could be quite painful to sit through.
    1920 was a key year for the company. The market for documentaries was unstable, but comedy shorts were booming in popularity. One producer distributing for them, C.L. Chester, launched a series with a chimp named Snooky. In June, they began distributing the 2-reelers of Al Christie, who (at that time) rivaled Hal Roach for the coveted #2 spot under Mack Sennett as top comedy shorts producer. Christie had successfully been distributing his product independently since leaving Universal (at their Nestor and L-KO Kompany facilities) in 1916, but their joining with Educational proved beneficial to both. Christie's pre-Educational comedies need their own separate list, so I left them out of this one for the time being. In 1927, Paramount persuaded Christie to join them for an even better deal (and that is covered on my list for that studio). Christie would return to Educational by heading their New York comedy facilities in the thirties.
    With Al Christie as its "backbone" and top bread-earner, the “in house” Educational comedy was officially launched with Lloyd Hamilton (coming from Fox) as their first star. The Hamilton comedies gradually refined their style to a peak of perfection in the mid to late twenties; surviving titles can hold their own against the best of Roach and Sennett even if he's hardly a household name today. Of course, much of a comedy's success depended upon the star involved: Al St. John, Lupino Lane, Monty (Monte) Collins, Lige Conley, Jimmie Adams and Johnny Arthur all did some of their very best (and not so best) work for top producer Jack White and others releasing through Hammons & company.
    The studio even backed the great Mack Sennett himself between his contracts with Pathé (ending 1928) and Paramount (beginning 1932) and, later still, utilized his services as a director at their California facilities. It was partly due to Sennett's success with sound in 1928 that the other Educational producers had little trouble tackling the new technology.
    During the thirties, the bulk of studio-oriented short subjects made in the United States were split between California and New York City. Educational made good use of Long Island's Astoria (also used and previously controlled by Paramount), with Al Christie returning as a top producer. With plenty of product coming from both sides, E. W. Hammons kept his new distributor Fox (later 20th Century Fox) well stocked. It is often easy to distinguish between filmed-in-Los Angeles and NYC titles. One type had more outdoor scenes and stronger visual appeal, while the other was claustrophobic (indoors mostly) and more dialogue-driven. Even when the NYC product looked cheap, it did not have cheap talent: Joe Cook, Tom Howard, Bert Lahr, Danny Kaye, Milton Berle, June Allyson, the Ritz Brothers and many others (with Bob Hope and Milton Berle also doing one each). It has often been said they got their stars either “on their way up” or “on their way down”. Buster Keaton fell into the latter bracket, but his 2-reelers for the company were among its very best, if a letdown to his silent masterpieces.
    Educational films of the "educational sort" continued to flourish along side the comedies and new mini-musicals. In the twenties, these included the many "scenics" backed by Robert C. Bruce (famous later for his Technicolor work for Paramount) and Walter F utter "Curiosities". Later they were given a most appropriate umbrella title of "Treasure Chests". There is little question that this company boasted the best docu-product in the business, garnishing a few Oscar nominations and encouraging British producers like Alexander Korda (who backed The Private Life of Gannets) to utilize their services on this side of the Atlantic. Two particular specialties were the color travelogue (predating FitzPatrick's Traveltalks at MGM by a few years if done in the more primitive 2-color system Multicolor) and the nature-reel, with the brothers Stacey & Howard Woodard documenting a variety of insects, mammals and sea critters in their popular "Battle for Life".
    The focus here is on live action shorts, but I did include the full run of "Hodge Podge" one reelers from the Lyman H. Howe Films Company (the name being posthumous). These had both live-action footage (stretching back some years) and animated title sequences. Some like The Wandering Toy (1928) were even 70% animated, but after adapting to sound, they had less animation and more live-action even though the “claymation” work was particularly impressive in the early '30s entries.
    E.W. Hammon's interest in “fully” animated cartoons began in 1917 with a Helena Smith Dayton project for the SS Film Company, which is sadly lost today but is famous as another pioneering piece of claymation. The following two years saw a cluster of "Katzenjammer Kids" and "Happy Hooligan" produced by John Terry (initially for Hearst's company) and animated by future feature director Gregory La Cava. Subsequent cartoon series include Julian Ollendorf's "Sketchografs" (1922), Herbert Dawley's "Tony Sarg Almanac" (also '22), Earl Hurd's "Pen & Ink Vaudeville" and "Bobby Bumps" (1924-25), John Coleman Terry's Judge's "Crossword Puzzles" (1924-25), Sherwood-Wadsworth "Life Cartoon Comedies" (1926-27) and, by 1927, some part live-action and stop-motion comedies made by Charles Bowers. Without a doubt, Educational's most famous acquisitions were the 1925-28 run of Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer's "Felix the Cat" and Paul Terry's "Terrytoons", launched in 1930 and later taken over to 20th Century Fox.
    When 20th Century Fox did not renew their contract with Educational in 1938, the company merged with Grand National, a company James Cagney used during his bitter time away from Warner Brothers. Despite big ambitions, this move proved a disaster; the few features did not overcome their costs. A backlog of surviving titles were eventually auctioned off, with Astor Pictures reissuing the Mack Sennett/Bing Crosby 2-reelers quite successfully in the forties. Many surviving films are currently in public domain and some DVD companies like Kino have tried restoring the product for modern viewers.

 

Now... a quick overview of Fox's live action "shorties"

 

During the teens and twenties, William Fox's company maintained a pretty consistent run of one and two-reelers running less than 25 minutes, all supporting its features with Theda Bara, William Farnum and Tom Mix (who also did a few shorts) up through Janet Gaynor in Sunrise and the early talkies. Fox produced his first hour-long feature, Life's Shop Window, in 1914 and also distributed the 1918-23 animated cartoons of Mutt & Jeff (credited to Budd Fisher but animated by the Raoul Barré and Charles Bowers' studio).
    Sadly, a vault fire in 1937 (a bad year for film preservation) took its toll and, today, probably only one in ten silent shorts survive. What makes the situation even more distressing is that the overall quality of those that do is quite high. Ex-Mack Sennett director Henry Lehrman worked on many of the earliest comedy 2-reelers of the teens and, thanks to his notorious masochistic streak, helped inaugurate Fox's unique style: a combination of glossy production values and sadistic violence that sometimes made the later Three Stooges appear tranquilized by comparison. Sometimes the sets were even more impressive than the features they supported; a simple comedy starring chimps, Grief In Bagdad, almost "apes" the picture it parodies, Douglas Fairbank's Thief of Baghdad. Apart from chimps and some top human stars like Lloyd Hamilton and Ford Sterling, a bunch of furry stars populated quite a few of these, including lions and kangaroos. Meanwhile, a steady stream of "Fox Varieties" featuring travelogue and human interest material supplemented the program.
    In 1929, Fox set his sights on merging with Loews/MGM, a company that already had a wealth of "shorties" on its program thanks partly to Hal Roach. This did not pan out as he had planned and ultimately his financial ambitions (combined with an auto accident and the stock market crash) doomed him. (He left his company in April 1930.) At this time, the company dropped its shorts apart from its newsreel.
    Two years previously, Fox became the second bigwig (following the Warner Brothers) to hop onto the Talkie bandwagon with the sound-on-film Theodore Case and Earl Sponable process. Some of the Fox Movietone Newsreels (which began as Fox News in October 1919) started using the new process to document Charles Lindbergh's flight in 1927. Also using the “Movietone” process were a batch of mini-musicals and mini-comedies to compete with the vast Warner Brothers-Vitaphone catalog. Among them were the first Robert Benchley and Clark & McCullough comedies, which still hold up quite well today, entertainment-wise. Unfortunately, Fox's big move into all talking and all singing one-reelers didn't last very long. Hardly any new shorties were released between mid 1929 to early '31.
    Predating the cinéma vérité movement of the sixties were the thirties Movietone's "Magic Carpet" travelogues, which differed from the contemporary MGM "Traveltalks", RKO "Vagabond Adventures" and Warner-Vitaphone E.M. Newman shorts in their rather limited use of narration and strong emphasis on “you are there” sound bytes. They remained a staple of the Fox program through the war years, by which time many were also in color. They also set the stage for a basically "all-educational" program which later included the delightful omnibus "Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman", followed by the mostly Technicolor "Movietone Adventures". For comedy there was Lew Lehr’s "Dribble Puss Parade", another spin-off from the newsreel (his various humorous segments there began in 1933). It vaguely resembled the Pete Smith Specialties at MGM but without as much polish. Cartoon fans will recognize his "monkeys is za qwaziest peoples" line... parodied often in Warners' Looney Tunes.
    By January 1933, the company was also distributing the short comedies and docu-reel "Treasure Chests" from Educational Pictures. For the next five years (through Fox's merge with 20th Century), two reelers featuring Bert Lahr, Buster Keaton and others augmented the Shirley Temple, Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda spectaculars. Speaking of Shirley, she made her cinematic debut in Educational comedies; those infamously awful and rather questionable "Baby Burlesques". The quality of Educational's product was wildly hit and miss, boasting both the very best and all-time worst in short subject "extras".
    Co-produced by Educational were Paul Terry's "Terrytoons" (even though they won't get discussed here since I'm focused on the "live action shorts"). When Fox dumped Educational in 1938, they kept the New York (New Rochelle) based animation studio and forced the grade-B producer Terry (who dubbed Walt Disney as "the paté of the business" and himself "the chicken s**t") to start producing some of his 'toons (rather belatedly) in Technicolor. With the arrival of Mighty (Super) Mouse in 1942, followed by Heckle & Jeckle, 20th Century Fox promptly stop complaining about the sometimes poor production values and catered to theater owner demand to "keep-them-coming". Fox continued releasing the cartoons very successfully even after the animation shop closed in 1968, with Sad Cat and Possible Possum featured in the later years.
    1942 was the year Fox took over the "March of Time" series from RKO. Unfortunately, the studio couldn't figure out what to do with this prize possession, since Fox Movietone already was churning out docu-reels left and right. While RKO placed these two-reel featurettes in all the first run theaters, Fox was a bit more chaotic and less enthusiastic in its distribution. When the market for these types of films shrunk after television, it officially ended in 1951. The initial producer Louis de Rochemont first made his name with Movietone shorts like the "Magic Carpets"; within a year after rejoining Fox, he began pioneering the "on location" style with Fox's feature films such as The House on 92nd Street.
    The early fifties marked a "dry spell" for Fox shorts production; an exception being an Oscar winning, but short-lived, color series featuring famous paintings on display. Then CinemaScope arrive to give a big boost. After trying out the wide-screen format on some Alfred Newman orchestra performances (trotting stereophonic sound), it was off to the four corners of the world to document all of the sights in glorious 'scope. Although other studios like Warner frequently put more "oomph" into their wide-screen travelogues, Fox still made great use of their technology and cranked out more than anybody else, even as late as 1964. A few “specials” straggled along with the continuing Fox features in more recent years.

 

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My resources are all covered on my previous blogs: BoxOffice Magazine (scans available online for a while, but a bit harder to access in recent years), Film Daily and Motion Picture Herald Magazine back issues (both found on the Internet Archive), with the IMDb.com site have all been a great help. (I had added many Warner shorties to that latter site.) Equally important are the Library of Congress copyright listings Motion Pictures 1912-1939 (1951), Motion Pictures 1940-1949 (1953), Motion Pictures 1950-1959 (1960) and Motion Pictures 1960-1969 (1971). Also Edwin M. Bradley’s The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931 (McFarland & Company, 2005).



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:37 PM

Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (20th Century Fox)

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TCM airs both of these since they were “owned” by the Academy and co-produced by each of the studio majors (averaging 2-3 titles each)

 

  • The Art Director (Otto Lang) / 8+m / November 11, 1949

  • The Screen Writer (Jerry Webb) / 10+m / September 13, 1950 Includes those who became studio production heads such as Darryl F. Zanuck and Dore Schary

 

 

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Stoll Pictures/Educational Pictures)

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Starring Eille Norwood & Hubert Wills

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These were imported to US screens by Educational Pictures after an initial run in the UK in 1921. These are their U.S. release dates

 

  • The Man With The Twisted Lip / February 1, 1922

  • The Beryl Coronet / February 15, 1922

  • The Red Headed League / April 15, 1922

  • The Devil's Foot / June 11, 1922

  • The Dying Detective / June 25, 1922

  • A Case Of Identity / July 9, 1922

  • A Scandal In Bohemia / July 23, 1922

  • The Yellow Face / August 6, 1922

  • The Noble Bachelor / August 20, 1922

  • The Copper Beeches / September 3, 1922

  • The Empty House / September 17, 1922

  • The Tiger Of San Piedro / October 1, 1922

  • The Priority School / October 15, 1922

  • The Solitary Cyclist / October 29, 1922

  • The Resident Patient / November 26, 1922

 

 

Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman (Fox & 20th Century Fox)

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A fun series that was, in the early years, just an excuse to patch-work the most exciting clips from Fox Movietone News. However I should stress the word “exciting” (cue clever use of exclamation points in the first couple titles), since the editors (mostly under Lew Lehr's leadership) made sure there wasn't one second of boredom. Later entries consisted of all new one-subject material.

 

  • Following The Horses! (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / September 1, 1933

  • Securing The Seven Seas! (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / September 23, 1933 (Film Daily review) Profiles how ships deal with ocean storms

  • Motor Mania! (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / September 29, 1933 Includes track races in Ireland, Germany, Rivierra and is not shy to show occasional fatal accidents involved

  • Filming The Fashions! (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / November 10, 1933

  • Answering The Riot Call! (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / October 20, 1933 Shows how the Movietone Newsreels capture famous riots like May Day in NYC involving the French reds, Shanghai, Athens (involving soldiers), a Hindu riot in Bombay, among others

  • Conquest Of The Air! (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / November 30, 1933 Clips include Kelly Field Army planes in action, the Hawaiian Air Circus, Major Doolittle breaking a record with the International Air races, stunts in Templehof (Germany), Oklahoma and one more involving 20 parachute jumpers

  • When Disaster Strikes (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / © February 9, 1934

  • Outdoing The Daredevils (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / © March 2, 1934

  • With The Navies Of The World (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / © March 23, 1934

  • On Western Trails! (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / © April 13, 1934

  • Chasing The Champions (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / © May 18, 1934 Features Equipoise racing, Georgia Coleman diving, Jim Londos wrestling, ladies track and bike competitions, the last World's series and hockey moments

  • Man's Mania For Sport (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / © August 3, 1934

  • Marching For Science (Marching With Science) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Sidney H. MacKean) / © August 31, 1934

  • In Foreign Service (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / October 2, 1934 (Film daily review) Includes fighting elephants in Siam, Bali whip fighters, Japanese fire walkers, basket boatmen of Bagdad, Swiss yodelers, wooden shoe makers in Holland, etc.

  • Filming The Great (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / December 7, 1934 Documents how cameramen capture big names for newsreels

  • Casting For Luck (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / January 25, 1935 (completed '34) Fishing reel

  • Tracking The Explorers (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / February 8, 1935 Features Roy Chapman Andrews, Martin & Osa Johnson and Frank Buck

  • Armies Of The World (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / © August 9, 1935

  • Night Life Of Europe (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / September 6, 1935 Nightclubs of the continent are profiled

  • Hazardous Occupations (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / October 18, 1935 Sometimes listed mistakenly in trade periodicals as part of "Along The Royal Road To Romance On The Magic Carpet" series this covers dangerous jobs like skyscraper construction, bridge work over Niagara Falls and dome-work at St. Peter's in Rome

  • Shooting The Record Breakers (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / November 22, 1935 Focuses on auto racing, such as Sir Gerald Campbell, and speed boats

  • Filming The Feminine Headliners (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / December 27, 1935 Ladies in high diving, speed skating and steeplechasing

  • Filming The Fantastic (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / January 31, 1936 (completed '35) Shows cameramen at work documenting famous stunts: a man burying himself in a casket, a bee hive hat, bicycle stilt walking, high rise auto race and less stressful antics like a man's model railroad. Also how trick photography can fool viewers with miniature work.

  • Scouring The Skies (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / © August 14, 1936 Salute to aviation featuring bomber planes flying Yosemite, the China Clipper over Alamdea (California) and parachutists at Roosevelt Field, among other scenes. Also the dark side of aviation is presented with a tragedy at Herndon (UK) air show and the Italian general De Pinedo's plane going down in 1933.

  • Pacing The Thoroughbreds (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © September 25, 1936 Reissued as a "Sports Review" September 30, 1938 retitled "Thoroughbreds"

  • Sports Headliners Of 1936 (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © October 30, 1936 Coverage of the Olympics

  • Dogging It Around The World! (Truman Talley, producer; editor/narrator: Lew Lehr) / © November 13, 1936 Includes dog shows and huskies trained for sled work

  • Looking For Trouble (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / © December 18, 1936

  • The Ski Parade (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / © February 4, 1937

  • The Bone Bender Parade (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / August 6, 1937 Wrestling reel

  • Motor Maniacs (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / September 3, 1937 Reissued 1946, this was the second of the race car compilations

  • Filming Modern Youth (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / October 1, 1937

  • Laughing At Fate (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / November 5, 1937

  • Filming Nature's Wonders (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / December 3, 1937 Highlights include Colorado and Yellowstone, Australian clips and an Alaskan glacier also included

  • Trailing Animal Stories (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / © December 28, 1937

  • Recording Modern Science (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / © August 19, 1938 Includes Picard's stratosphere balloon flight, new technology of glass, wind tunnels and transoceanic communications

  • Filming The Big Thrills (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / September 30, 1938 Features some famous “natural catastrophes”: floods and hurricanes in 1926 (Florida) and '37 (Mississippi), ice attacking the Honeymoon Bridge at Niagara Falls in January 27, 1938. Also some human events like strikes in Paris, Flint (Michigan), Slatersville textile strike (Rhode Island), the lettuce strike at Salinas (California), the assassination of A. King Alexander of Yugoslavia is assassinated, War in Ethiopia and the Hindenburg.

  • A Daily Diet Of Danger (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / © December 9, 1938

  • Sand Hogs (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / June 20, 1939 All about tunnel builders with keys scenes shot in Hudson River, San Jacinto and Lincoln Tunnel

  • Conquering The Colorado (Truman Talley, producer; Amos Burg; narrator: Paul Douglas) / August 14, 1939 Running 11 minutes long. this popular sports-reel reissued in 1952 featuring “Buzz” Holmstrom riding the rapids

  • Filming The Navy (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; camera: Bonnie Powell) / September 20, 1939 Well reviewed by BoxOffice magazine including a smokey battle scene and battling storm elements

  • Filming The Fleet (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; camera: Bonnie Powell) / October 27, 1939 Shows how ships are loaded in preparation for cruises and how the military utilizes torpedoes and smoke screens

  • Sky Fighters (Truman Talley, producer) / December 8, 1939

  • Sanctuary Of The Seals (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Paul Douglas) / June 7, 1940 Basically a black & white version of Walt Disney's "Seal Island", filmed in the Pribilof Islands (Alaska) with the help of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fisheries.

  • Midget Motor Mania (Truman Talley, producer) / October 19, 1940 Voted by BoxOffice magazine as "Short of the Week"- profiles a variety of mini-auto racing especially with youngsters

  • Training Police Horses (Truman Talley, producer; Tom Cummiskey) / January 17, 1941 (completed '40) Shot in New York City

  • Modern Highway (Truman Talley, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Paul Douglas) / January 31, 1941 (completed '40) Above average take on the US highway system.

  • Soldiers Of The Sky (Truman Talley, producer; Earl Allvine; narrator: Paul Douglas) / August 1, 1941 (Academy Award Nominee) Profiles the 501st Parachute Battalion in training.

  • Highways Of Friendship (Truman Talley, producer; Jack Kuhne) / October 24, 1941

  • Wonders Of The Sea (Truman Talley, producer; David Cooper; narrator: Paul Douglas) / November 21, 1941 Tour of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

  • Men For The Fleet (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Kuhne; narrator: Paul Douglas) / January 16, 1942 (completed '41) Running 12 minutes as the longest of the series, this showcases the Bluejackets in training

  • Wings Of Defense (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Paul Douglas) / April 10, 1942 Filmed in Pensacola, Jacksonville & Randolph Field, Florida

  • Guardians Of The Sea (Dave Cooper; narrator: Hugh James) / July 17, 1942 Profiles the US Coast Guard in training.

  • A Day At The Zoo (Edmund Reek, producer) / September 11, 1942

  • Along The Texas Range (Edmund Reek, producer) / October 16, 1942 Touring the Rio Grande and Big Bend National Park



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Al Christie 2-reel Comedies (Al Christie/Educational Pictures)

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Al Christie was a “runner up” producer of comedy shorts just behind Mack Sennett and Hal Roach, initially for Nestor-Universal and later distributing through his own Christie Film Company starting in January 1916. He joined Educational Pictures by 1920 and would be the successful “backbone” to that company's comedy line -up. He struck an even better deal in 1927 with rival Paramount, but returned to Educational with Hollywood-produced and, after 1933, New York Astoria-produced material through 1938. Viewed today, many surviving silent era titles are not bad, if perhaps a bit less inspired than some of the competition. Situation comedy and domestic situations took preference over wild slapstick and mad chase scenes.

 

  • Movie Mad (William Beaudine) / January 2, 1921 (completed '20) Starring Dorothy Devore, Neal Burns, Gino Corrado & George French

  • Nobody's Wife (Scott Sidney) / January 16, 1921 (completed '20) Starring Eddie Barry, Earle Rodney, Ray Gallagher, Helen Darling & others

  • Hey, Rube! (Harold Beaudine) / January 30, 1921 Starring Bobby Vernon, Helen Darling, Thornton Edwards & Gus Leonard

  • Scrappily Married (Al Christie) / February 27, 1921 Harry Gribbon, Helen Darling, Margaret Cullington & Lois Leslie

  • The Reckless Sex (Al Christie) / March 13, 1921 Starring Dorothy Devore, Earle Rodney, Lois Leslie & George French

  • Red Hot Love (Scott Sidney) / March 27, 1921 Starring Neal Burns, Vera Steadman, Ward Mackay

  • Twin Husbands (Christie Film- William Beaudine) / March 28, 1921 Starring Helen Darling

  • Short And Snappy (William Beaudine) / April 10, 1921 Starring Bobby Vernon, Billy Bletcher, Vera Steadman & others

  • Sneakers (Al Christie) / April 24, 1921 Starring Dorothy Devore & Neal Burns

  • Zero Love (Scott Sidney) / May 1, 1921 Mary Wynn, Thornton Edwards, Henry Murdock & Harry Edwards

  • Let Me Explain (Scott Sidney) / May 11, 1921 Starring Earle Rodney, Viora Daniel, Donald Edwards & others

  • Southern Exposure (Frederick Sullivan) / May 22, 1921 Starring Neal Burns, Vera Steadman, Ogden Crane, Ray Gallagher & others

  • Standing Pat (Ford Sterling) / July 10, 1921 Teddy Sampson, Henry Murdock & Thornton Edwards

  • Nothing Like It (Al Christie) / August 7, 1921 Starring Dorothy Devore

  • Oh Buddy! (William Beaudine) / August 21, 1921 Starring Neal Burns, Vera Steadman, Ogden Crane & Victor Rodman

  • In For Life (Al Christie) / September 4, 1921 Starring Viora Daniel, Jay Belasco & Ward Caulfield

  • Falling For Fanny (William Beaudine) / September 18, 1921 Starring Eddie Barry, Helen Darling & Victor Rodman

  • Exit Quietly (Frederick Sullivan) / October 2, 1921 Starring Bobby Vernon & Vera Steadman

  • A Pair Of Sexes (Frederick Sullivan) / October 16, 1921 Starring Neal Burns, Viora Daniel & others

  • Pure And Simple (William Beaudine) / October 30, 1921 Starring Bobby Vernon, Josephine Hill & others

  • Saving Sister Susie (Scott Sidney) / November 13, 1921 Starring Dorothy Devore, Earle Rodney & others

  • Fresh From The Farm (William Beaudine) / November 27, 1921 Starring Bobby Vernon & Josephine Hill

  • Kiss And Make Up (Scott Sidney) / December 11, 1921 Starring Helen Darling, Earle Rodney & Thornton Edwards

  • No Parking (Scott Sidney) / December 25, 1921 Starring Helen Darling & Neal Burns

  • A Barnyard Cavalier (Al Christie) / January 8, 1922 (completed '21) Starring Bobby Vernon & Viora Daniel

  • One Stormy Knight (Harold Beaudine) / January 22, 1922 Starring Dorothy Devore & Jay Belasco

  • A Rambling Romeo (Scott Sidney) / February 5, 1922 Starring Neal Burns & Helen Darling

  • Hokus Pokus (Harold Beaudine) / February 19, 1922 Starring Bobby Vernon & Josephine Hill

  • 'Twas Ever Thus (Al Christie) / March 5, 1922 Starring Viora Daniel & Earle Rodney

  • Oh, Promise Me (Scott Sidney) / March 19, 1922 Starring Neal Burns, Josephine Hill & Alice Maison

  • 'Tis The Bull (Harold Beaudine) / April 9, 1922 Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Fair Enough (Al Christie) / April 23, 1922 Starring Dorothy Devore & Earle Rodney

  • Any Old Port (Scott Darling) / May 7, 1922 Starring Neal Burns, Josephine Hill, Henry Murdock & Alice Maison

  • Cold Feet (Al Christie) / May 21, 1922 Starring Viora Daniel

  • A Hickory Hick (Harold Beaudine) / June 4, 1922 Starring Bobby Vernon, Charlotte Stevens, Tom O'Brien & William Irving

  • Bucking Broadway (Scott Sidney) / June 18, 1922 Starring Neal Burns, Vera Steadman & Lincoln Plumer

  • Mile-a-Minute Mary (Harold Beaudine) / July 2, 1922 Starring Dorothy Devore, Henry Murdock & others

  • That Son Of A Sheik (Scott Sidney) / September 3, 1922 Starring Neal Burns & Viora Daniel

  • Pardon My Glove (William Beaudine) / September 17, 1922 Starring Bobby Vernon, Vera Steadman, Zack Williams & others

  • Let 'Er Run (Al Christie) / October 1, 1922 Starring Dorothy Devore, George Stewart & others

  • Ocean Swells (Scott Sidney) / October 22, 1922 Starring Neal Burns

  • Choose Your Weapons (Al Christie) / November 5, 1922 Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Chop Suey (Scott Sidney) / November 19, 1922 Starring Dorothy Devore & George Stewart

  • The Chased Bride (William Beaudine) / December 3, 1922 Starring Neal Burns

  • In Dutch (Harold Beaudine) / December 17, 1922 Starring Bobby Vernon, Charlotte Stevens, William Irving & George Pearce

  • His Beach Of Promise (Allen Watt) / 1922 Starring Bobby Vernon & Vera Steadman

  • Hazel From Hollywood (Scott Sidney) / January 7, 1923 (completed '22) Starring Dorothy Devore & Henry Murdock

  • Be Yourself (Al Christie; writer: Robert Hall) / January 21, 1923 Starring Neal Burns, Charlotte Merriam, Babe London & others. Spoiled son of a factory owner is put to work, but he helps the ladies strike

  • Second Childhood (Harold Beaudine) / February 4, 1923 Starring Bobby Vernon, Babe London, Earle Rodney & others

  • A Hula Honeymoon (Al Christie) / February 18, 1923 Starring Henry Murdock, Lucille King & Babe London

  • Babies Welcome (Scott Sidney) / March 4, 1923 Starring Dorothy Devore, George French, James Harrison & others

  • Hot Water (Harold Beaudine) / March 18, 1923 Starring Neal Burns

  • Green As Grass (Scott Sidney) / April 8, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams, Charlotte Merriam, William Irving & others

  • Take Your Choice (Scott Sidney) / April 22, 1923 Starring Bobby Vernon, Charlotte Stevens, Harry Dunkinson & others

  • Winter Has Come (Al Christie) / May 6, 1923 Starring Dorothy Devore, Earle Rodney, Babe London & others

  • Roll Along (Scott Sidney) / May 20, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams, Natalie Joyce, William Irving & others

  • Plumb Crazy (Harold Beaudine) / June 3, 1923 Starring Bobby Vernon, Duane Thompson, Tom O'Brien & others

  • Back to the Woods (Scott Sidney) / June 17, 1923 Starring Neal Burns, George French, James Harrison & others

  • Navy Blues (Harold Beaudine) / September 16, 1923 Starring Dorothy Devore

  • Hold Everything (Scott Sidney) / September 30, 1923 Starring Bobby Vernon & Vera Steadman

  • Done In Oil (Scott Sidney) / October 14, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams, Charlotte Merriam, Babe London & others

  • Fool Proof (Harold Beaudine) / November 4, 1923 Starring Neal Burns

  • A Perfect 36 (Al Christie) / November 18, 1923 Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Kidding Katie (Scott Sidney) / December 2, 1923 Starring Dorothy Devore

  • Black and Blue (Harold Beaudine) / December 16, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams, Lila Leslie, Victor Rodman & others

  • Call The Wagon (Scott Sidney) / December 30, 1923 Starring Neal Burns, Charlotte Merriam, Babe London & George French

  • Ride 'Em Cowboy (Al Christie) / January 13, 1924 (completed '23) Starring Bobby Vernon, Charlotte Stevens, Tom Murray & William Chapman

  • Stay Single (Scott Sidney) / January 27, 1924 Starring Dorothy Devore

  • Aggravatin' Papa (Harold Beaudine) / February 10, 1924 Jimmie Adams, Duane Thompson, George Pearce & others. The papa played by Pearce is disapproving of his daughter's suitor, a drug store man, and his Belgian wolfhound, but his headaches need cured... provided no accidental arsenic is involved (causing a panic).

  • Busy Buddies (Al Christie) / February 24, 1924 Starring Neal Burns, George Burton, Budd Fine & others

  • Getting Gertie's Goat (Scott Sidney) / March 9, 1924 Starring Dorothy Devore & James Harrison. National Film, Television & Archives of Ottawa has a print of this

  • Reno Or Bust (Archie Mayo) / March 23, 1924 Starring Bobby Vernon, Duane Thompson, Lila Leslie & Victor Rodman

  • Safe And Sane (Harold Beaudine) / April 6, 1924 Starring Jimmie Adams, Vera Steadman, Lincoln Plumer & others

  • Dandy Lions (Archie Mayo) / April 20, 1924 Starring Neal Burns, Natalie Joyce, Lila Leslie & Jay Belasco

  • Cornfed (Gilbert Pratt) / May 4, 1924 Starring Jack Duffy, George French, Bobby Vernon & others

  • Nerve Tonic (Harold Beaudine) / May 18, 1924 Jimmie Adams, Marie Astaire, Jay Belasco & others. A neurotic is cured by his doctor in a “fun” house. Story by Walter Graham

  • Tootsie Wootsie (Archie Mayo) / June 1, 1924 Starring Neal Burns

  • Grandpa's Girl (Gilbert Pratt) / June 15, 1924 Starring Kathleen Clifford, Eddie Barry, Margaret Cullington & others

  • Savage Love (Scott Sidney) / August 24, 1924 Starring Jimmie Adams, Vera Steadman, Earle Rodney, James Harrison & others

  • Bright Lights (Walter Graham) / September 14, 1924Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Court Plaster (Gilbert Pratt) / September 28, 1924 Starring Neal Burns, Jack Duffy & George Pearce

  • Short Change (Archie Mayo) / October 5, 1924Starring Walter Hiers

  • Why Hurry? (Harold Beaudine) / November 2, 1924 Starring Jimmie Adams, Kathleen Myers, Eddie Baker & others

  • High Gear (Archie Mayo) / November 9, 1924Starring Bobby Vernon

  • A Fat Chance (Scott Sidney) / November 30, 1924 Starring Walter Hiers

  • Easy Pickin's (Harold Beaudine) / December 7, 1924 Starring Neal Burns

  • French Pastry (Harold Beaudine) / January 5, 1925 (completed '24) Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Step Fast (Harold Beaudine) / January 18, 1925 (completed '24) Starring Jimmie Adams, Vera Steadman, William Irving & others

  • Good Spirits (Archie Mayo) / January 25, 1925 Starring Walter Hiers

  • Sea Legs (Gilbert Pratt) / February 15, 1925 Starring Neal Burns

  • Great Guns (Harold Beaudine) / March 1, 1925 Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Love Goofy (Gilbert Pratt) / March 22, 1925 Starring Jimmie Adams, Molly Malone, Billy Bletcher & others

  • A Rarin' Romeo (Archie Mayo) / March 29, 1925 Starring Walter Hiers

  • Don't Pinch (Walter Graham) / April 19, 1925 Starring Eddie Baker, William Blaisdell, Billy Bletcher

  • Why Hesitate? (Archie Mayo) / April 28, 1925 Starring Neal Burns, Jack Duffy, Earle Rodney & Vera Steadman

  • Tender Feet (Archie Mayo) / May 10, 1925 Starring Walter Hiers

  • Sit Tight (Harold Beaudine) / May 31, 1925 Starring Jimmie Adams, Kathleen Myers, George Williams & others

  • Air Tight (Harold Beaudine) / June 14, 1925 Starring Bobby Vernon, Eddie Baker & others. Featured in the SlapHappy DVD series

  • Call A Cop (Walter Graham) / June 28, 1925 Starring Neal Burns, Natalie Joyce, William Blaisdell & William Irving

  • Oh, Bridget! (Archie Mayo) / July 5, 1925 Starring Walter Hiers, Duane Thompson, Calra Horton & Lincoln Plumer. Hier dresses as an Irish cook to get close to his girl, under daddy's stern protection.

  • Soup To Nuts (William Watson) / August 30, 1925 Starring Neal Burns, Gale Henry, William Irving & Vera Steadman

  • Watch Out (William Watson) / September 6, 1925 Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Off His Beat (Archie Mayo) / September 13, 1925Starring Walter Hiers

  • Be Careful (Harold Beaudine) / September 27, 1925 Starring Jimmie Adams, Molly Malone, Lincoln Plumer & others

  • A Misfit Sailor (William Watson) / October 4, 1925 Starring Billy Dooley & Vera Steadman. Antics with a monkey and Billy mistaken to be "wild"

  • Slippery Feet (Harold Beaudine) / November 1, 1925 Starring Bobby Vernon, Blanche Payson, Frances Lee, George Towne Hall & Billy Bletcher

  • A Goofy Gob (William Watson) / November 8, 1925 Starring Billy Dooley

  • Hot Doggie (Earl Rodney & Al Christie) / November 15, 1925 Starring Walter Hiers

  • Fair But Foolish (William Watson) / November 29, 1925 Starring Jimmie Adams, Molly Malone, Lincoln Plumer & others

  • My Swedie (William Beaudine) / December 13, 1925 Starring Neal Burns & Anita Gavin

  • Yes, Yes, Babette (Earle Rodney) / December 27, 1925 Starring Bobby Vernon, Frances Lee, Yola D'Avril, William Irving & others

  • Weak, But Willing (Archie Mayo) / January 3, 1926 (completed '25) Starring Walter Hiers

  • A Salty Sap (William Watson) / January 17, 1926 (completed '25) Starring Billy Dooley

  • For Sadie's Sake (Harold Beaudine) / January 24, 1926 Starring Jimmie Adams, Molly Malone & others

  • Run Tin Can (Robert Thornby) / February 21, 1926 Starring Neal Burns

  • Page Me (William Watson) / February 28, 1926 Starring Bobby Vernon

  • A Wireless Lizzie (Earle Rodney) / March 7, 1926 Starring Jack Duffy, Walter Hiers, William Irving & Duane Thompson

  • Whoa, Emma! (Robert Thornby) / March 14, 1926 Starring Jimmie Adams, Molly Malone & Hank Mann

  • Dancing Daddy (Harold Beaudine) / March 28, 1926 Starring Jack Duffy & Vera Steadman

  • Broken China (Harold Beaudine) / April 11, 1926 Starring Bobby Vernon, William Irving, Frances Lee & William Blaisdell

  • Fresh Faces (Harold Beaudine) / April 25, 1926 Starring Walter Hiers

  • Shore Shy (William Watson) / April 25, 1926 Starring Billy Dooley & Vera Steadman

  • Gimmie Strength (William Watson) / May 9, 1926 Starring Jimmie Adams, Molly Malone, William Irving & others

  • Papa's Pest (William Watson) / May 30, 1926 Starring Neal Burns & Vera Steadman

  • Till We Eat Again (Earle Rodney) / June 13, 1926 Starring Bobby Vernon & others

  • Hitchin' Up (Walter Graham) / June 20, 1926 Starring Walter Hiers

  • Chase Yourself (William Watson) / June 27, 1926 Starring Jimmie Adams, Billy Engle, William Blaisdell & William Irving

  • Mister Wife (Harold Beaudine) / July 4, 1926 Starring Neal Burns, Vera Steadman & Jack Duffy. Wife and husband switch roles with him working with the cook at home

  • Daffy Dill (William Watson) / August 8, 1926 Starring Neal Burns, William Irving, Edna Marion & others. The groom forgets his wedding day and creates the usual havoc.

  • Dummy Love (Harold Beaudine) / August 15, 1926 Starring Bobby Vernon & Frances Lee

  • Beauty à la Mud (Harold Beaudine) / August 29, 1926 Starring Jimmie Adams, Billie Engle, Charlotte Merriam & others. Jimmie poses as a French beautician

  • Uppercuts (Walter Graham) / September 5, 1926 Starring Jack Duffy

  • A Dippy Tar (William Watson) / September 19, 1926 Starring Billy Dooley, Jack Duffy & Molly Malone

  • Wife Shy (William Watson) / September 26, 1926 Starring Bobby Vernon, Frances Lee, Natalie Joyce, William Irving & James Harrison

  • Hold Still (William Watson) / October 10, 1926 Starring Anne Cornwall, Jack Duffy, William Blaisdell & Jimmie Adams. A lady reporter follows a senator to get a picture, but he thinks she's carrying a bomb

  • A Briny Boob (William Watson) / October 24, 1926 Starring Billy Dooley & Natalie Joyce

  • Shell Socked (Walter Graham) / October 31, 1926 Starring Jimmie Adams, Vera Steadman, Eddie Baker & others

  • Dodging Trouble (Harold Beaudine) / November 14, 1926 Starring Neal Burns & Edna Marion

  • Hoot Mon! (Harold Beaudine) / November 21, 1926 Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Have Courage (William Watson) / December 12, 1926 Starring Billy Dooley

  • Cool Off! (William Watson) / December 19, 1926 Starring Anne Cornwall

  • Don't Fire (Earle Rodney) / December 26, 1926 Starring Bobby Vernon & Frances Lee

  • Stork Mad (Al Christie/Educational Pictures) / 1926 Starring Bobby Ray & Molly Malone

  • Wild And Woozy (Harold Beaudine) / January 2, 1927 (completed '26) Starring Jimmie Adams, Vera Steadman, Billy Engle & George Towne Hall

  • Break Away (Harold Beaudine) / January 16, 1927 (completed '26) Starring Jimmie Adams, Neal Burns, Jack Duffy, Eddie Baker & others. Film Daily rated this one highly but didn't go into the plot

  • Duck Out (William Watson) / February 13, 1927 Starring Bobby Vernon & Frances Lee. Antics with a magician's hat

  • Sailor Beware (William Watson) / February 20, 1927 Billy Dooley, Vera Steadman, Max Asher & Eddie Baker

  • Chicken Feathers (Walter Graham) / February 27, 1927 Starring Jack Duffy, Billy Engle & Anne Cornwell

  • Here Comes Precious (Earle Rodney) / March 13, 1927 Starring Jimmie Adams, Vera Steadman, Billy Engle & Eddie Baker

  • Cash And Carry (Avrid Gillstrom) / March 27, 1927 Starring Neal Burns, Billy Engle, William Irving & Billy Bletcher

  • Jail Birdies (Walter Graham & Sig Herzig) / April 10, 1927 Starring Bobby Vernon

  • Dumb Belles (William Watson) / April 24, 1927 Starring Billy Dooley

  • Q ueer Ducks (Harold Beaudine) / May 1, 1927 Starring Jack Duffy

  • No Sparking (Harold Beaudine) / May 22, 1927 Starring Jimmie Adams, Ann Christy, William Blaisdell, William Irving & others

  • Tie That Bull (Al Christie/Jack White, producer; Robert P. Kerr) / May 29, 1927 Starring Bobby Vernon & Frances Lee

  • Giddy Gobblers (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / June 12, 1927 Starring Neal Burns

  • Wild Wallops (William Beaudine) / June 26, 1927 Starring Billy Dooley

  • Meet the Folks (Al Christie & Robert P. Kerr) / July 10, 1927 Starring Jimmie Adams, Patsy O'Byrne & others. Above average hillbilly feud comedy

  • Dead Easy (Harold Beaudine) / July 17, 1927 Starring Bobby Vernon



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Al St. John Comedies (Fox)

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

 

A co-star of a great many famous comedies of the Mack Sennett and Hal Roach fun factories, he appeared in some surprisingly well-made Fox comedies (going by those still visible today).

 

  • The Slicker (Al St. John) / © January 2, 1921 (filmed '20)

  • The Simp (Ferris Hartman) / © March 13, 1921

  • The Big Secret (Al St. John) / April 23, 1921

  • Ain't Love Grand? (Al St. John) / May 5, 1921

  • The Hayseed (Ferris Hartman) / June 2, 1921

  • Three Good Pals (Nate Watt) / June 19, 1921 With Billy Bowes

  • Small Town Stuff (Al St. John) / September 2, 1921

  • The Book Agent (Claire Sedgwick) / September 25, 1921 With Claire Sedgwick

  • Fast And Furious (Gilbert Pratt) / October 2, 1921

  • The Happy Pest (Ferris Hartman) / © November 6, 1921

  • Fool Days (Gilbert Pratt) / December 12, 1921

  • Straight From The Farm (Gilbert Pratt) / © February 5, 1922

  • A Studio Rube (Gilbert Pratt) / © March 19, 1922

  • Special Delivery (Roscoe Arbuckle [uncredited]) / © April 30, 1922 A messenger boy gets mixed up with spies... and lions. Notable as an early post scandal Arbuckle production as "anonymous"

  • The Village Sheik (Al St. John) / © June 4, 1922

  • All Wet (Al St. John) / © September 3, 1922 With Otto Fries, Si Jenks, Tiny Ward & Ford West. Al is conned by a real estate agent that the soil in his new home is fertile for corn and melon growing

  • The City Chap (Al St. John) / © October 15, 1922

  • Out Of Place (Al St. John) / © November 19, 1922

  • The Alarm (Al St. John) / December 17, 1922

  • Young And Dumb (Al St. John) / January 28, 1923 (filmed '22)

  • The Salesmen (Al St. John) / © March 4, 1923

  • The Author (Al St. John) / April 29, 1923

  • A Tropical Romeo (Al St. John) / © June 17, 1923

  • The Tailor (Al St. John) / © August 10, 1923

  • Full Speed Ahead (Al St. John) / September 30, 1923

  • Slow And Sure (Slow But Sure) (Al St. John & Benjamin Stoloff) / © November 18, 1923

  • Spring Fever (Archie Mayo) / © December 30, 1923

  • Highly Recommended (Al St. John & Benjamin Stoloff) / January 6, 1924 (filmed '23)

  • Be Yourself (Al St. John) / February 10, 1924

  • Dumb And Daffy (Ralph Spence) / © June 3, 1924

  • His Bitter Half (Ralph Ince) / © June 15, 1924

 

 

Amazing But True (20th Century Fox)

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DeLuxe Color & CinemaScope, 8-9 minutes each

 

Also known as Movietone "Amazing But True"

 

  • Primitive Fighters (Edmund Reek, producer; script: Paul Alley; narrator: Doug Storer) / © April 4, 1962 Oriental sports reel

  • Killers And Clowns (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: Doug Storer) / © October 5, 1962 Filmed in the Everglades

  • Spirit Of The Dance (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: Doug Storer) / © December 25, 1962 Includes clips of the Totanac Indians of Mexico, Khabak in Pakistan and tribal dances in South Africa

 

 

Andy Clyde Comedies (Mack Sennett/Educational Pictures, later distributed by Fox)

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BW (a few originally in color) and 2 reels (times listed)

 

The famous hayseed comic who was a lot younger than the characters he played, Andy was the second most prolific comedy star over at Columbia Pictures after the Three Stooges. His early talkie comedies were produced by Mack Sennett and later by Educational Pictures themselves in Hollywood.

 

  • Scotch (Mack Sennett) / 22+m / January 19, 1930 (completed '29) Andy and Billy Bevan get drunk on gin. With Addie McPhail & Ernie Wood

  • Sugar Plum Papa (Mack Sennett) / 21+m / February 16, 1930 Daphne Pollard marries wealthy Andy with an ulterior motive. With Harry Gribbon, Marjorie Beebe, Bud Jamison, Rosemary Thelby & Bert Swor

  • Bulls And Bears (Mack Sennett) / 20+m / March 2, 1930 Andy's wife (Daphne Pollard) dabbles in the stock market. With Bud Jamison & Rosemary Thelby

  • Match Play (Mack Sennett) / 20+m / March 16, 1930 Golf pros Walter Hagen and Leo Diegel match their expertise against Andy and Marjorie Beebe. Also Bud Jamison appears

  • Radio Kisses (Leslie Pearce) Sennettcolor-21+m / May 4, 1930 Marjorie Beebe is a radio "advice-to-the-lovelorn", but needs help herself. With Nick Stuart, George Duryea, Rita Carewe & Tom Keane

  • Fat Wives For Thin (Mack Sennett) / 22+m / May 29, 1930 Marjorie Beebe is too chubby for Andy that he falls for other women. With George Barraud, Aggie Herring, William Davidson & Patsy O'Leary

  • Campus Crushes (Mack Sennett) / 21+m / June 15, 1930 Marjorie Beebe woos Nick Stuart with Andy interfering. Also Patsy O'Leary

  • The Chumps (Mack Sennett) / 20m approx. / July 6, 1930 Andy and Marjorie Beebe battle crooks. With Franklin Pangborn, Bud Jamison, Miami Alvarez, Lew Kelly, Patsy O'Leary & Maurice Black

  • Goodbye Legs (Mack Sennett) / 21+m / July 27, 1930 Andy mistakedly fires a show girl his son is dating. With Nick Stuart, Daphne Pollard, Ann Christy, Will Hays, Vernon Dent, Tom Dempsey & Patsy O'Leary

  • Hello Television (Leslie Pierce) / 20+m / August 17, 1930 Andy's daughter (Ann Christy) meets her new beau via TV in this futuristic comedy. With Nick Stuart & Julia Griffith

  • Average Husband (Mack Sennett) / 18+m / September 7, 1930 Andy's wife (Natalie Moorehead) tries to make him impressive to her ex-boyfriend. With Albert Conti, Pat O'Malley & Patsy O'Leary

  • The Bluffer (Mack Sennett) Sennettcolor-10+m / September 28, 1930 Andy insists that his daughter's husband be brave... and is taken in by a phoney. With Patsy O'Leary, Lincoln Stdman & Gaylord Pendleton

  • Vacation Loves (Mack Sennett) / 18+m / September 28, 1930 Andy is chased by Mrs. Smith-Brown-Jones (Betty Boyd). Also Ben Bard, Patsy O'Leary & John Darrow

  • Grandma's Girl (Mack Sennett) / 21+m / October 12, 1930 Andy's modern-thinking mother sides with his daughter in her love life, much to his surprise. With Florence Roberts, Margie Kane, Nick Stuart, Lincoln Stedman & Patsy O'Leary

  • Take Your Medicine (Edward F. Cline) Sennettcolor-11+m / October 26, 1930 The "California Crooner" falls for Andy's daughter. With Patsy O'Leary, Vernon Dent & Frank Eastman

  • Don't Bite Your Dentist (Edward F. Cline) / 22+m / November 9, 1930 Dentist Andy's daughter elopes. With Patsy O'Leary, Daphne Pollard, Lincoln Stedman, Julia Griffith, Don Rader & Jerry Ziers

  • Racket Cheers (Mack Sennett) / 19+m / November 23, 1930 Newly rich Andy and wife try to marry their daughter into high society, but discover that their neighbors are rum-runners. Co-starring Daphne Pollard, Marjorie Beebe, Charles Irwin, Patsy O'Leary, Cyril Chadwick & Julia Griffith

  • No, No, Lady (Edward F. Cline) / 20+m / January 4, 1931 (completed '30) Andy's actress wife (Dorothy Christy) tests him by pretending to have a lover. With Frank Eastman, Cyril Chadwick & Bud Jamison

  • The College Vamp (William Beaudine) / 22+m / February 15, 1931 Students put teacher Andy in a compromising situation with their attractive drama coach. With Yola D'Avril & Patsy O'Leary

  • The Dog Doctor (Phil Whitman) / 18+m / March 15, 1931 Andy's wife wants to crash café society and encourages him to give up his dog doctor practice. With Patsy O'Leary, Dot Farley, Will Stanton & Billy Barty

  • Just A Bear (Babe Stafford) / 22+m / March 29, 1931 Hunting comedy with Harry Gribbon as Andy's love-interest Patsy O'Leary's father

  • In Conference (Edward F. Cline) / 21+m / April 26, 1931 Producers McIntosh & Horowitz sign romantic Romaine Salisbury for one million dollars, then find out his voice is terrible. With Harry Gribbon & George Wilson, Marion Sayers & Patsy O'Leary

  • Cow-Catcher's Daughter (Babe Stafford) / 22+m / May 10, 1931 Rancher Andy can't control his flighty daughter Marjorie Beebe. Harry Gribbon & Frank Eastman co-star

  • Ghost Parade (Mack Sennett) / 18+m / May 24, 1931 Andy tries to sell a haunted house. With Harry Gribbon, Marjorie Beebe, Frank Eastman & Marion Sayers

  • Monkey Business In Africa (Mack Sennett) / 22+m / June 21, 1931 McIntosh & Gonzola go to Africa to film "Gorilla Love". With Frank Eastman, Luis Alberni & Marjorie Beebe

  • The Fainting Lover (Mack Sennett) / 20+m / August 16, 1931 Andy helps Wade Boteler woo his uninterested daughter. With Addie McPhail, Ann Hernandez & Vernon Dent

  • Too Many Husbands (Leslie Pierce) / 21+m / August 30, 1931 While on honeymoon, Andy discover's that the uncle of his son's wife is his own wife's ex-husband. With Irene Thompson , Joe. E. Lewis, Jimmy Harrison & Patsy O'Leary

  • The Cannonball (Del Lord) / 19+m / September 6, 1931 Andy attaches a rocket invention to a locomotive in order to win a race. With Ann Hernandez, Irene Thompson, Lew Sergeant, George Grey & Vernon Dent

  • Speed (Mack Sennett) / 21+m / September 27, 1931 If Andy's flivver can go coast to coast faster than a plane, his daughter will get to marry a gridiron star. With Marjorie Beebe, Alberta Vaughn, Frank Eastman, Walter Weems, Cyril Chadwick & Marion Sayer

  • Taxi Troubles (Del Lord) / 18+m / October 18, 1931 Cab driver Andy gets involved with a gangster's wife. With Ruth Hiatt, Walter Long, Rosemary Thelby & Blance Payson

  • Half Holiday (Babe Stafford) / 21+m / December 13, 1931 Henpecked Andy "steps out". With Alice Ward, William B. Davidson, Patsy O'Leary & Dorothy Granger

  • Shopping With Wifie (Babe Stafford) / 18+m / February 7, 1932 (completed '31) Andy's fishing trip is delayed by his lovey-dovey wife Dorothy Granger. With Fred Kelsey, Arthur Stone, Snowflake, **** Whiteford, Ethel LaBlanche & Marvin Lobach

  • Heavens! My Husband (Babe Stafford) / 19+m / March 6, 1932 Andy's honeymoon at Niagara Falls with Dorothy Granger is disrupted by a kibitzer. With George Byron, Bud Jamison, Ward Cawlfield, Allan Lane & Opal Gangle

  • Speed In The Gay '90's (Del Lord) / 18+m / April 3, 1932 Andy enters a tin-lizzy at the state fair. Supporting cast includes Helen Mann, Roger Moore, Bud Jamison, Anna Dodge and the great Barney Oldfield himself.

  • The Boudoir Butler (Leslie Pierce) / 22+m / May 28, 1932 Andy's wife is fooled by crooks. With Irene Thompson, Joe Donohue & Tom Kennedy

  • Alaska Love (Babe Stafford) / 20+m / July 17, 1932 Andy sends his wife to Alaska for vacation, only to discover her boyfriend joining her! With Matt McHugh, Irene Thompson, James Murray & Pat Wing

  • For The Love Of Ludwig (Emil Harberger) / 19+m / July 24, 1932 Andy tries to help a rejected suitor when the man's girl marries her music teacher. With Vernon Dent & Addie McPhail, Wade Boteler

  • His Royal Shyness (Leslie Pierce) / 20+m / July 28, 1932 Spoof of The Prisoner Of Zenda with Andy taking the place of his double- the kidnapped King of Bullgravia. With Dorothy Granger, Richard Cramer & Knute Ericson

  • The Giddy Age (Babe Stafford) / 22+m / September 25, 1932 Blackmailers try to trick Andy. With Franklin Pangborn, Dorothy Granger, Albert Conti & Bud Jamison

 

Following were produced “in house” by Educational Pictures and distributed by Fox after January 1933:

 

  • Sunkissed Sweeties (Harry Edwards) / 22+m / October 30, 1932 Judge Andy is elected bathing suit censor. With Vernon Dent, Faye Pierre & Monty Collins

  • A Fool About Women (Harry Edwards) / 22+m / November 27, 1932 Andy visits an old friend (Vernon Dent) who remembers his past womanizing and sends his wife away to be safe. However, Andy meets her on route. With Faye Pierre, Fern Emmett, Tom Dempsy & Melbourne McDowell

  • Boy, Oh Boy (Harry Edwards) / 21+m / December 25, 1932 During a father-son conference, Andy shows off for an old rival. With Gwen Lee, James Finlayson, Gertie Messenger, Ted O'Shea & others

  • Artists Muddles (Harry Edwards) / 20+m / January 29, 1933 (completed '32) Andy fools Edwards & wife he's a painter. With Vernon Dent, Faye Pierre Luis Alberni. One of the first Educational shorts widely released by Fox, which took over Educational's distribution in January 1933 and also reissued many earlier shorts.

  • Feeling Rosy (Harry Edwards) / 20+m / April 30, 1933 Andy thinks he's inherited $30,000. With Lita Chevret, Faye Pierre, Les Goodwin, Edward LaSaint & others.

  • Loose Relations (Harry Edwards) / 21+m / June 11, 1933 Andy battles his mother-in-law. With Lita Chevret, Blanche Payson, Bud Jamison, Lee Auburn, Charles K. French & Bobby Dunn

  • Big Squeal (Al Christie, producer; Charles Lamont) / 20+m / July 3, 1933 Andy the millionaire pig farmer suspects Jake (Billy Bevan) of marrying his ex-sweetheart (Dorothy Christy) although his real wife (Ethyl Sykes) needs entertained while he is gone..

  • Dora's Dunkin' Donuts (Harry Edwards) / 20+m / September 1, 1933 Key appearance by juvenile Shirley Temple here. A doughnut shop is saved by a radio musical promotion. Bud Jamison is radio manager. Ethel Sykes is Dora. Also performing for the show are Florence Gill and the Meglin Kiddies.

  • His Weak Moment (Harry Edwards) / 20+m / October 13, 1933 Andy, intrusted with a lot of money, is wooed by the town vamp. With Celia Parker, Bruce Riley, Fern Emmett, Esther Muir, Spec O'Donnell & Bud Jamison

  • Frozen Assets (Harry Edwards) / 18+m / November 17, 1933 Andy gives money to a bogus movie director. With Eddie Philips, Cecilia Parker, Harry C. Bradley, Fern Emmett Jospepine Hall & Spec O'Donnell

  • An Old Gypsy Custom (Harry Edwards) / 18+m / January 12, 1934 (completed '33) Gypsies sweep Andy off his feet. Lloyd Hamilton co-stars with Joh Sheehan, Cecilia Parker, Addie McPhail, Chaquita de Montes & others

  • Super Snooper (Harry Edwards) / 21+m / February 9, 1934 (completed '33) Andy investigates his daughter's fiancé. With Jason Robards Sr., Dorothy Dix, Arthur Hoyt, Addie McPhaul, Jack Norton & others

  • Hello Prosperity (Charles Lamont) / 18+m / April 30, 1934 After fifteen years, Andy decides to marry an old sweetheart, who is about to be wed to Andy's new boss. With Ethel Sykes, Jack Shutta & Josef Swickard

  • Half Baked Relations (Charles Lamont) / 19+m / June 1, 1934 Andy explains in court why he hit his brother-in-law with a wrench. With Jack Shutta, Ethel Sykes, Edward LeSaint & Broderick O'Farrell

 

 

Animal Comedies (Fox)

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

 

Kangaroos and lions were primary stars, along with chimps, dogs, elephants, cows and others who demanded less pay than their human counterparts.

 

  • Jerry The Giant (Mark Sandrich & Lesley Selander) / © July 20, 1926 Starring Jerry Madden

  • The Lyin' Tamer (Max Gold & Al Davis) / © September 26, 1926 Starring Barbara Luddy & Ernest Shields

  • Napoleon Junior (Mark Sandrich) / October 17, 1926 Starring Jerry Madden

  • Babes In The Jungle (Jess Robbins) / November 28, 1926 Starring Hallam Cooley

  • The Battling Kangaroo (Jules White) / December 5, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Mildred June, Stanley Holloway & others. Conley gets into boxing with his chums to make a fast buck. Later they get involved with kangaroos and a typical wild car chase

  • A Dog's Pal (George E. Marshall) / © April 17, 1927Starring Jerry Madden

  • The Kangaroo Detective (Jules White) / © May 8, 1927 Starring Gene Cameron & Sally Phipps

  • A Roamin' Gladiator (Jules White) / © June 12, 1927 Starring Gene Cameron & Edna Conway

  • Wolf In Cheap Clothing (Zion Myers) / July 10, 1927 Starring Jerry Madden

  • The Kangaroo's Kimono (Zion Myers & Max Gold) / © August 28, 1927 Starring Gene Cameron

  • Captain Kidd's Kittens (Clyde Carruth) / October 23, 1927

  • Wild Puppies (Clyde Carruth) / December 4, 1927 Starring Leon Holmes, Wayne LaFever & Annabelle Magnus

  • A Lady Lion (Mark Sandrich) / March 19, 1928 Starring Caryl Lincoln, Billy Bletcher, Fred Spencer & Eddie Clayton. Released on DVD by A1, Caryl stalks men at a resort. Later antics with wild critters in a cabin

  • Follow The Leader (Clyde Carruth) / May 13, 1928 Starring Blanche Payson

  • A Cow's Husband (Mark Sandrich) / June 24, 1928 Starring Fred Spencer

  • The Elephant's Elbows (Clyde Carruth) / August 5, 1928 Starring Leon Janney

 

 

As A Dog Thinks (Skibo-Educational Pictures/Fox)

Directed by Robert C. Bruce

BW, 9 minutes each

 

Only two of these were made, showing a dog's perspective. Bruce featured many canine stars in his Bruce Scenics (see also) previously.

 

  • You And I And The Gate Post / © August 25, 1933

  • Walking The Dog / © September 29, 1933

 

 

Baby Burlesks (Jack Hays/Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox after January 1933)

Directed by Charles Lamont unless noted

Starring Shirley Temple and a host of other juvenile performers

BW, 10-11 minutes each

 

These are an acquired taste, but they have cropped up on many Shirley Temple video collections, being that they were released just prior to her big break in features. Some modern viewers might be squeamish about the “provocative” (pre-code) sensuality involving toddlers performing... although the intention was to spoof popular Hollywood genres of the period. A pilot film was produced for Universal by Jack Hays called Runt Page (directed by Ray Nazarro, April 11, 1932).

 

  • War Babies / September 18, 1932 Spoof on HELL'S ANGELS and other wartime epics with a toddler cast

  • The Pie Covered Wagon / October 30, 1932 Western spoof with an all kiddie cast

  • Kid's Last Stand / December 1932

  • Glad Rags To Riches / February 5, 1933 Shirley Temple is Diaperina, the star of a floor show at the "Lullaby Lobster Palace".

  • Kid In Hollywood (Kiddin' Hollywood) / March 14, 1933

  • Kid's Last Flight / April 23, 1933

  • Polly Tix In Washington / June 4, 1933 Politics in Washington DC with a juvenile crew

  • Kid 'In' Africa / October 6, 1933 Jungle outing with cannibal stereotypes. Probably the least viewed of Shirley's films.

  • Gimme My Quarterback / © January 26, 1934 Juvenile football game

 

 

Battle For Life (Nathan-Woodard & Fairbanks/Skibo-Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox after January 1933)

Directed by Horace & Stacy Woodard (except last two)

Narrated by Gayne Whitman (except last two)

BW, 8-9 minutes

 

Popular wildlife series predating Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures. The Woodards also did The StruggleTo Live series for RKO: http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286198

 

  • Battle Of The Centuries / October 2, 1932 Features the life cycle of termites sometimes battling ants. Clips possibly reused in 1955 by Irwin Allen's THE ANIMAL WORLD.

  • Killers / October 30, 1932 A look at the praying mantis, spiders, a hunting wasp and the scorpion

  • Desert Demons / November 27, 1932 Includes snakes, lizards, tortoises, etc.

  • The Sea / December 25, 1932 (Academy Award Nominee) Covers starfish, anemones, sea urchin, hermit crab, octopus, etc.

  • Beneath Our Feet / June 25, 1933 Insect life in a typical backyard, along with centipedes and trap door spiders

  • City Of Wax / February 9, 1934 (Completed '33) (Academy Award Winner / Novelty) Inside a bee hive

  • Born To Die / March 16, 1934

 

In 1934, two more were added to the series from British Instructional, with Sam Citron editing and James Clemenger narrating

 

  • Spotted Wings / © June 8, 1934 Profiles Monarch butterflies

  • Nature's Gangster / © June 15, 1934 Profiles the parasitic plant, the dodder



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Bill Cunningham's Sports Review (Bill Cunningham/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Howard Brown

BW, 9-10 minutes each

 

  • No Holds Barred / © September 6, 1931 Features Gus Sonneberg

  • Inside Baseball / September 27, 1931 (Film Daily review) Covers a game of Boston Braves vs. St. Louis cardinals

  • Canine Capers / © November 15, 1931

  • He-Man Hockey / © December 20, 1931 Covering the Boston Bruins

  • Speedway (Howard Brown) / © January 24, 1932

  • Slides And Glides / © March 21, 1932 Covers sports in Lake Placid (New York)

 

 

Bing Crosby Musicals (Mack Sennett/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

BW, 19-20 minutes each

 

After Educational Pictures folded and their films were distributed by Astor, a feature was issued in 1947 out of these shorts, called The Road To Hollywood. Bing was soon grabbed by Paramount for their own shorts and features (in addition to the occasional MGM and Columbia features).

 

  • I Surrender Dear (Mack Sennett) / June 19, 1931 Bing Crosby meets one of his fans, who won't believe it's him.

  • One More Chance (Mack Sennett) / November 15, 1931 Bing and his girl (and her uncle) overcome his failure as a washing machine salesman in sunny California. With Arthur Stone, Patsy O'Leary, Matty Kemp, George Gray, Alice Adair & Kalla Pasha

  • Dream House (Del Lord) / January 9, 1932 (completed '31) Hollywood movie studio spoof, with Ann Christy, Kathrin Clare Ward, Eddie Phillips, Vernon Dent & Richard Cramer

  • Billboard Girl (Leslie Pearce) / March 20, 1932 The crooner is pranked by a classmate of his billboard model pen-pal. With Marjorie Kane & Dick Stewart

 

 

Bray Naturgraphs (John R. Bray/Educational Pictures)

BW and 1 reel (times listed below)

 

Bray is most famous for animated cartoons of the silent period, but he was a prolific educational film producer through the 1940s. These were nature reels.

 

  • Oregon Camera Hunt / 9+m / © September 4, 1932

  • Our Bird Citizens / 8+m / © October 9, 1932

  • Stable Manners / 7+m / © November 6, 1932

  • Our Noble Ancestors / 9+m / © December 4, 1932

  • Wild Company / 15+m / © January 1, 1933 (completed '32) Camera hunting in Canada: moose, deer and chipmunk included

  • Woodland Pals / 7+m / © January 29, 1933 Features hummingbirds, warbling vireos, cedar waxwings and other birds

  • Pirates Of The Deep / 9+m / © February 26, 1933 Features the Portuguese Man O'War, hermit crabs, sea anemones and starfish

  • Giants Of The North (Amos Burg, editor) bw/s-7+m / © June 4, 1933 All about grizzly bears

  • Woods And Birds / 9+m / 1933 This title was initially scheduled, but may not have been released to theaters. Other titles circulating on 16mm for the school market that Education probably did NOT handle: In Nature's Workshop (covering ice crystals, 1934), Leaping Through Life (about frogs, often dated 1937 but likely released earlier)

 

 

Broadway Gossip (Frank M. Seltzer/Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox after January)

Directed by Raymond Kane

Hosted by Leo Donnelly

BW, 8-9 minutes each

 

Sort of an East Coast “Hollywood Behind the Scenes”

 

  • No. 1 / September 25, 1932

  • No. 2 / December 7, 1932 With Paulette Goddard, Paul Whiteman, Harry Thaw, Evelyn Nesbit & Gloria Swanson

  • No. 3 / December 27, 1932 With Lillian Walker, Mary Nolan & Madame Sylvia

  • No. 4 / February 5, 1933

  • No. 5 / April 30, 1933

  • No. 6 / June 18, 1933 With Mary McCormick & Elizabeth Arden

 

 

Bruce Scenics (Robert C. Bruce/Educational Pictures)

BW (sometimes tinted) / silent and 1 reel (under 11 minutes) unless noted

 

A durable series of nature/travel reels, mostly shot in the Pacific northwest and later the Caribbean. Other series of Robert C. Bruce included Wilderness Tales, Outdoor Sketches and As A Dog Thinks (see their entries). He also contributed a number of shorts to Paramount (covered on that forum), including their early Technicolor films and later contributed to features as well. He was, in fact, a competitor to James FitzPatrick's camera crews in the MGM Traveltalks shooting in Europe (Switzerland and Italy) and “natural” America in the revolutionary 3-color system in 1934; his films released initially through First Division and later Paramount.

 

  • The Stampede/ September 2, 1916 (Motion Picture News review) 2-reeler covers horsemanship among Oregon cowboys featuring Jesse Coats and Bonnie Carroll

  • The Head Of War Creek / September 16, 1916 (Motion Picture News review) Covering the mountains of Washington

  • The Land Of Silence / November 11, 1916 (Motion Picture News review) A Max and his dog hike in the mountains. Possibly the same film released by Educational on June 13, 1919

  • Mazamas / November 25, 1916 (Motion Picture News review) 2-reeler filmed in August with the Mazamas Club climbing Mt. Hood in Oregon

  • Hans And Henry And The Neophyte / December 2, 1916 (Motion Picture News review) Climbing Mt. Hood, Oregon

  • Oddities In Film Form / December 2, 1916 (Motion Picture News review) More Mt. Hood

  • The Snows Of Many Years / December 2, 1916 (Motion Picture News review) More Mt. Hood

  • Deschutes Driftwood / 1916 (undetermined release date)

  • Glacier National Park / February 11, 1917

  • The Sheep Of Chelan / April 2, 1917

  • New York To Florida / June 13, 1917

  • Tinklebottom Passes Through / September 12, 1917

  • Tinklebottom's Finish / September 26, 1917

  • Florida To Louisiana With H.T. Tinklebottom / October? 1917

  • Me And My Dog / November 21, 1917 Bruce and pooch hike in Wasington, Montana and Alaska

  • The Chain Gang / November 28, 1917 Backpacking trip in the woods with impressive lake effects captured on film

  • The Land Of Enchantment / December 5, 1917 Covers Yosemite

  • Fishing For Fish / December 12, 1917

  • Winning By A Tail / December 22, 1917 (Motion Picture News review) Mountain trails with horses

  • Beside The Glimmer Glass / December 26, 1917

  • A World Of Dreams / January 2, 1918 (completed '17)

  • Just For Joy / January 7, 1918 (completed '17)

  • The Hound Of The Hills / January 13, 1918 (completed '17) Starring a Great Dane

  • The Trail Of The Sky / February 9, 1918 (completed '17) Shot at Mount Rainer

  • The Ridge Roamers / February 13, 1918

  • From Here To Summerland / March 2, 1918 (Moving Picture World review) Scenics of Mount Rainer in Washington

  • The Making Of The Plotless Picture / March 27, 1918

  • Where The Clouds Come From / April 10, 1918

  • White Water And Windy Willie / April 10, 1918

  • Cruise Of The Quickern'll / April 24, 1918

  • The Course Of The Cayuse / May 5, 1918

  • What The Ice Age Left / May 5, 1918 Shot at Great Glacier Park in Montana

  • The Southern Tourist / August 5, 1918

  • The Tides Of Yesterday / September 1918 Scenic No. 1

  • 'Tis Tough To Be Tender / September 15, 1918 Scenic No. 2

  • Tales Of The Tall Timber / October 1918 Scenic No. 3: Shot in the California Redwoods

  • A Wee Bit Odd / December 7, 1918 (Motion Picture News review) Scenic No. 4: Curios like looking for gold in soil, diving birds and a fish fly

  • The Wanderer And The Whoozitt / December 15, 1918 Scenic No. 5 Whoozit is a Great Dane accompanying Bruce in his travels

  • The River Gray And The River Green / January 19, 1919 (Motion Picture review) Scenic No. 6: A pair of rivers in Utah

  • The Restless Three / February 22, 1919 (Motion Picture News review) Scenic No. 7 Features Whoozit, Bruce's Great Dane, Bruce and another dog exploring Yellowstone

  • Before Breakfast / April 6, 1919 Scenic No. 20

  • Little High Horse (The High Horse) / April 12, 1919 (Motion Picture News preview) Scenic No. 16: Filmed in the scenic Sierras

  • The Essay Of The Hills / May 10, 1919 (advertised)

  • The Wolf Of The Tetons / May 1919 Scenic No. 13: Whoozit the Great Dane befriends a wolf-dog

  • The Pale Pack Train / May 17, 1919 (Motion Picture review) Scenic No. 17: Bruce and a companion travel in wild Oregon with Whoozit the Great Dane, a wolf-dog and five white horses

  • Men I Have Met / June 1, 1919

  • Sunset Trail / June 1, 1919

  • Men Met In The Mountains / June 14, 1919 (Motion Picture News review) Scenic No. 19

  • Sundown / June 22, 1919 Scenic No. 12

  • Scenic Succotash / July 27, 1919 Scenic No. 18: Featuring camera work by Jesse G. Sill of a Pacific area forest as explored by a hiker and his dog

  • Seperate Trails / August 10, 1919 Scenic No. 9: Featuring camera work by Jesse G. Sill. A bit of drama about a hiker seeking his missing dog.

  • The Lonesome Pup / September 28, 1919 Scenic No. 11

  • Frozen Thrills / November 16, 1919 Shot at Mount Rainer

  • Chilkat Cubs / December 28, 1919 (Motion Picture News coverage) A pair of Alaskan bears in action

  • Horizon Hunters / 1919 Scenic No. 15

  • Nature- Hot And Cold / 1919 Scenic No. 14

  • Nature- Rest And Motion / 1919

  • The Cloud / January 1920

  • Wanderlust / January 25, 1920 Pacific coastline in Northwest

  • The Song Of The Paddle / February 16, 1920 (Film Daily review) Traveling by canoe

  • Chasing A Horizon / February 20, 1920 Two guys and their dogs document mountain forest sunsets

  • The Log Of Laviajera / February 29, 1920

  • The Merry Little Put-Put / May 8, 1920

  • The Hope Of Adventure / May 9, 1920 (Film Daily review) Scenes on a moving train through the Yukon

  • The Great Mirror / July 7, 1920 (Film Daily review) Filmed in the Rockies

  • In The Bonnie Briar Country / August 7, 1920

  • The Castaway / September 12, 1920 Features scenes aboard a ship in rough seas (Caribbean)

  • By Schooner To Skagway / September 19, 1920

  • Tropical Nights / October 10, 1920 (filmed February) Boasts some gorgeous cinematography of coconut palms and sunsets in the Caribbean

  • Falling Waters / October 24, 1920 Rockies scenes

  • Banana Special / November 7, 1920

  • The Explorers / November 21, 1920 Profiles two men on a yacht "somewhere on the coast" (where some glacier formations are seen).

  • The Isle Of Desire / December 5, 1920 Part of a West Indies (Caribbean) tour

  • The Business Of Camping / December 19, 1920

  • Hope Of Great Adventure / 1920

  • Solitude / 1920

  • The Will O' The Wisp / February 6, 1921

  • Water Trails / March 13, 1921 Part of a West Indies (Caribbean) tour

  • The Man Who Always Sat Down / April 10, 1921 Filmed at the Matterhorn in Switzerland

  • By The Side Of The Road / September 4, 1921 Tour of England.

  • Strolling Minstrels / October 23, 1921

  • Old And New England / 14m / November 20, 1921 Comparing the architecture of New England USA with "old" England, including shots of water wheels and bridges.

  • As Old As The Hills / December 18, 1921

  • Unknown Switzerland / January 15, 1922 (Completed '21)

  • And Women Must Weep / February 12, 1922 2-reeler; Docu-drama set at a remote fishing village.

 

(break as he worked on other series)

 

  • Falling Water Valley / September 5, 1926

  • Gold And Fleece / September 5, 1926

  • The Little Brown Jug / September 5, 1926

  • Sons Of The Surf / October 3, 1926 Surfers (where a bit more swimwear in the twenties than the sixties) ride the waves in Hawaii (Waikiki Beach)

  • A Typical Tropical Sky / October 3, 1926

  • 555 Runs Wild / October 17, 1926

  • The River Road / October 17, 1926

  • Honolulu Nights / November 14, 1926

  • Hula Hula / November 14, 1926

  • The Rainbow Moonlight / December 12, 1926

  • Sunbeams / December 12, 1926

  • Steamer Day / January 9, 1927 (completed '26)

  • Tropical Twilight / January 9, 1927 (completed '26)

  • Joys Of Camping / February 20, 1927

  • Wide Open Spaces / February 20, 1927

  • Black Sand / March 20, 1927

  • The Harbor Beacon / March 20, 1927

  • Hawaii From A Car Window / March 20, 1927

  • Steamer Days / April 10, 1927 (Film Daily review) Ship views of Honolulu

  • Buried Treasure / April 17, 1927

  • Hawaii / April 17, 1927 (Film Daily review)

  • A Dash Thru Hawaii / May 15, 1927

  • Gray Days / May 15, 1927

  • Hello Hilo / May 15, 1927

  • A Picture Paradise / June 12, 1927

  • Tenants Of The Marble Canyon / June 12, 1927

  • Mid Ocean Sunset / July 10, 1927

  • River Of Suds / July 10, 1927

  • Burning Timber / October 23, 1927

  • Rough Country / October 23, 1927



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Cameo Comedies (Educational Pictures)

Producers and directors listed in ()

BW/ silent (pre-1929) and 1 reel (under 11 minutes each)

 

A lot of these were churned out, fast and furious. This was Educational's top one-reel “omnibus” comedy series, although many showcased the talents of Jimmie Adams and Cliff Bowes.

 

  • Crash (Fred Hibbard, producer) / November 12, 1922 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Pitter Patter (Fred Hibbard, producer) / November 26, 1922 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Once Over (Fred Hibbard, producer) / December 10, 1922 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Hurry Up (Fred Hibbard, producer) / December 24, 1922 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Ouch! (Fred Hibbard, producer) / January 7, 1923 (completed '22) Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Ten N' Ten (Fred Hibbard, producer) / January 21, 1923 (completed '22) Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Bumps (Fred Hibbard, producer) / February 4, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Dog Sense (Fred Hibbard, producer) / February 18, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Broke (Fred Hibbard, producer) / March 4, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Oh, Sister! (Fred Hibbard, producer) / March 18, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Family Troubles (Fred Hibbard, producer) / April 1, 1923 Starring Eddie Barry

  • The Dude (Fred Hibbard, producer) / April 15, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Traffic (Fred Hibbard, producer) / April 29, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Exit, Stranger (Fred Hibbard, producer) / May 13, 1923 Starring Jimmie Adams & Virginia Vance

  • Small Change (Fred Hibbard, producer) / May 27, 1923 Starring William Eugene & Virginia Vance

  • Between Showers (Fred Hibbard, producer) / June 10, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Kinky (Fred Hibbard, producer) / June 24, 1923

  • Tail Light (Fred Hibbard, producer) / July 8, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Plus And Minus (Fred Hibbard, producer) / July 22, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Wrecks (Fred Hibbard, producer) / August 5, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • West Is West (Fred Hibbard, producer) / August 19, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • His New Papa (Fred Hibbard, producer) / September 2, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Moving (Fred Hibbard, producer) / September 16, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • The Limit (Fred Hibbard, producer) / September 30, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Simple Sadie (Jack White, producer; Gilbert Pratt) / October 14, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes, Ruth Hiatt & Mark Jones

  • Heads Up (Fred Hibbard, producer) / October 28, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Hang On (Fred Hibbard, producer) / November 11, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Hot Sparks (Jack White, producer; Norman Taurog) / November 25, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Under Covers (Jack White, producer; Norman Taurog) / December 9, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Lige Conley

  • Film Foolish (Jack White, producer; Norman Taurog) / December 23, 1923 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Don't Hesitate (Jack White, producer; Albert Ray) / January 6, 1924 (completed '23) Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Paris Lights (Jack White, producer; Gilbert Pratt) / January 20, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Oh! Girls! (Jack White, producer; Albert Ray) / February 3, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Here And There (Jack White, producer; Lee Moran) / February 17, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Oh, Captain! (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / March 2, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • The Cave Inn (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / March 16, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Bargain Day (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / March 30, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Dusty Dollars (Fred Hibbard, producer; Harry Edwards) / April 13, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Fold Up (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / April 27, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance, Ruth Hiatt & Sidney Smith

  • Bad Rush (Jack White, producer; Albert Ray) / May 7, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Out Bound (Harry Edwards) bw/s-14+m-(C: Cameo Comedy [Cliff Bowes, Sidney Smith & Virginia Vance. May 11, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith. Featured in the SlapHappy DVD series and Kino's Slapstick, Cliff's Matthew is fired as a truck driver and Sidney's Mortimer replaces him... with unexpected results.

  • Powder Marks (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / May 25, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • The Lunch Brigade (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / June 8, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith. After trouble in a cafeteria, there are further antics with a runaway gas balloon out of a gym

  • Family Fits (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / June 22, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Pardon Us (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / July 6, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Head On (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / July 20, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Turn About (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / August 3, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Good News (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / August 17, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Drenched (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / August 31, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Don't Fail (Fred Hibbard, producer; Lloyd Bacon) / September 29, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Cheer Up (Fred Hibbard, producer; Stephen Roberts) / © October 13, 1924

  • Desert Blues (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / October 13, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • No Fooling (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / October 26, 1924

  • Go Easy (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / November 9, 1924

  • Empty Heads (Fred Hibbard, producer; Lloyd Bacon) / November 23, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Watch Your Pep! (Fred Hibbard, producer) / December 7, 1924 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Cut Loose (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / © December 16, 1924 Starring Phil Dunham & Virginia Vance

  • Have Mercy (Fred Hibbard, producer; Stephen Roberts) / January 4, 1925 (completed '24) Starring Cliff Bowes

  • The Mad Rush (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / January 18, 1925 (completed '24) Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Weak Knees (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / February 1, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Have-A-Heart (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / February 15, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Sidney Smith

  • Welcome Danger! (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / March 1, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Eddie Nelson

  • High Hopes (Fred Hibbard, producer; James Davis) / March 15, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Merrymakers (Fred Hibbard, producer; Lloyd Bacon) / March 29, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Inside Out (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / April 12, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Ship Shape (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / April 26, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Leo Willis

  • Rock Bottom (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / May 9, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance & Ruth Hiatt

  • Wild Waves (Fred Hibbard, producer; Stephen Roberts) / May 24, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Fun's Fun (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / June 7, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Wake Up (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / June 21, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Never Fear (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / July 5, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Permit Me (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / July 19, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Look Out (Fred Hibbard, producer; Albert Ray) / August 2, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • In Deep (Jack White, producer; Charles Lamont) / September 13, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Who's Which? (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / September 27, 1925 Starring Phil Dunham

  • Dog Daze (Jack White, producer; Charles Lamont) / October 11, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Scrambled Eggs (Jack White, producer; Jess Robbins) / October 25, 1925 Starring Phil Dunham & Babe London

  • Sweet And Pretty (Jack White, producer; Jess Robbins) / November 8, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Hot Feet (Jack White, producer; Hugh Fay) / November 22, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • What's Up? (Jack White, producer; Jess Robbins) / December 20, 1925 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Sky Hooks (Jack White, producer; Jess Robbins) / January 3, 1926 (completed '25) Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Slow Down (Jack White, producer; Jess Robbins) / © January 22, 1926 (completed '25)

  • Be Careful Dearie (Jack White, producer; Zion Myers) / © January 31, 1926

  • Keep Trying (Jack White, producer; Zion Myers) / February 14, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Don't Stop (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / February 28, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Brotherly Love (Jack White, producer; Jess Robbins) / © March 8, 1926

  • Quick Service (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / March 14, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Scratching Through (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / March 28, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Tonight's The Night (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / April 11, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes & Estelle Bradley

  • Somebody's Wrong (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / April 25, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes & Hazel Newman

  • Who's Boss? (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / June 5, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Meet My Dog (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / June 6, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes & Virginia Vance

  • Hold 'Er Sheriff (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / June 20, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes & Estelle Bradley

  • What A Life (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / June 26, 1926 Starring Frank Davis

  • Hanging Fire (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / July 4, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes, Virginia Vance, Estelle Bradley, Clem Beauchamp & Jack Lloyd. Antics at a fire house

  • Squirrel Food (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / July 18, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes. Bellhop has trouble with a stubborn colonel

  • Don't Miss (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / August 1, 1926 Starring Cliff Bowes. Antics at a shooting gallery

  • The Radio Bug (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / September 12, 1926 Starring Phil Dunham, Toy Gallagher & Clem Beauchamp. Struggles with a huge crate holding a radio... and getting it through the door just requires a saw!

  • Kiss Me Kate (Jack White, producer; Clem Beauchamp) / September 26, 1926 Starring Phil Dunham & Toy Gallagher

  • Plumb Goofy (Jack White, producer; Clem Beauchamp) / October 10, 1926 Starring Phil Dunham & Toy Gallagher

  • Pound Foolish (Jack White, producer; Nate Watt) / © October 19, 1926 Starring George Davis

  • His Off Day (Jack White, producer; Hugh Fay) / November 7, 1926 Starring Phil Dunham, Toy Gallagher, Elfie Fay & Jack lLoyd

  • Bad Breaks (Jack White, producer; Nate Watt) / © November 19, 1926

  • Sweet Baby (Jack White, producer; Hugh Fay) / December 5, 1926 Starring Wallace Lupino

  • Mister Chump (Jack White, producer; Clem Beauchamp) / December 19, 1926 Starring Phil Dunham & Toy Gallagher

  • Hot Cookies (Jack White, producer; Nate Watt) / © December 20, 1926 Starring George Davis

  • Dear Season (Jack White, producer; Nate Watt) / © January 12, 1927 (completed '26) Starring Bud Duncan

  • High Spirits (Jack White, producer; Nate Watt) / © January 18, 1927 (completed '26) Starring John Sinclair & Toy Gallagher

  • Listen Lena (Jack White, producer; Clem Beauchamp) / February 13, 1927 Starring Lucille Hutton, Jack lloyd, Clem Beauchamp & Al St. John

  • Quiet Please (Edward Ludwig) / February 13, 1927 Phil Dunham plays a husband being an annoying saxophone player

  • Ask Dad (Sam Newfield) / © February 16, 1927 Starring Lewis Sargent, Audrey Ferris, Bobby Burns & Henry Murdock

  • Perfect Day (Jack White, producer; Clem Beauchamp) / © February 28, 1927 Starring Estelle Bradley, George Davis & Phil Dunham

  • First Prize (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / March 27, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham & Toy Gallagher

  • Hot Soup (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / April 10, 1927 Starring George Davis

  • Hold That Bear (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / April 24, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham, Estelle Bradley, Al Thompson & others

  • Auntie's Ante (Sam Newfield) / © May 2, 1927 Starring Wallace Lupino, Madge Hunt, Robert Graves & Georgia O'Dell

  • Gym Dandy (Sam Newfield) / © May 10, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham & Estelle Bradley

  • Night Owls (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / June 19, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham & Estelle Bradley

  • The Movie Hound (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / © June 27, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham & Estelle Bradley

  • Hold Fast (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / July 31, 1927 Starring Cliff Bowes, Glen Cavender, Toy Gallagher, Jimmy Hertz & Bobby Burns . Hijinks involving two country bums and a fire department

  • Brave Cowards (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / © August 2, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham, Estelle Bradley, Fred Spencer & Sabel Johnson. Marital slapstick involving a timid husband and masculine wife

  • He Tried To Please (Jack White, producer; Harry Sweet) / August 12, 1927 Starring Monte Collins, Lucille Hutton & Jack Lloyd. A married couple misses their cook and create havoc in the kitchen

  • Careless Hubby (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / © August 27, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham, Estelle Bradley, Marcelle Corday, Jimmy Hertz & Bobby Burns

  • Fully Equipped (Jack White, producer; Robert Dillon) / © August 27, 1927 Starring Jack Lloyd & Henry Murdock

  • Lucky Dog (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / September 11, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham & Louise Billets

  • Off Again (Jack White, producer; Robert Dillon) / September 25, 1927 Starring Jack Lloyd, Betty Boyd & Wallace Lupino

  • Eats For Two (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / October 9, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham & Al Thompson

  • Shooting Wild (Jack White, producer; Mark Sandrich) / October 27, 1927 Starring Jack Lloyd & Eva Thatcher

  • Rest Day (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / November 6, 1927 Starring Monte Collins

  • Ain't Nature Grand (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / November 20, 1927 Starring Eddie Quillan

  • Red Hot Bullets (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / November 27, 1927 Starring Eddie Quillan

  • It's Me (Jack White, producer; Harry Sweet) / December 4, 1927 Starring Monte Collins

  • Fall In (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / December 20, 1927 Starring Phil Dunham & Al Thompson

  • Wedding Slips (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / January 1, 1928 (completed '27)Starring Monte Collins

  • All Set (Jack White, producer; Harry Sweet) / January 23, 1928 (completed '27) Starring Wallace Lupino

  • Running Ragged (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / January 29, 1928 (completed '27) Starring Lewis Sargent

  • A Mysterious Night (Jack White, producer; Zion Myers) / © January 31, 1928 Starring Monte Collins

  • Pretty Baby (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / February 26, 1928 Starring Monte Collins

  • Count Me Out (Jack White, producer; Zion Myers) / © February 28, 1928 Starring Barney Hellum

  • Green-eyed Love (Jack White, producer; Zion Myers) / © March 19, 1928 Starring George M. Hall & Ruby McCoy. A husband buys a necklace for his wife's birthday but she misunderstands a phone call and think he's cheating

  • Spring Has Come (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / March 25, 1928 Starring Monte Collins

  • Off Balance (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / April 22, 1928 Starring Monte Collins & Ruby McCoy

  • Never Too Late (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / © April 23, 1928 Starring Wallace Lupino

  • Crown Me (Henry George & Lupino Lane) / © May 12, 1928 Starring Wallace Lupino

  • Three Tough Onions (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / May 20, 1928 Starring Monte Collins, Estelle Bradley & Robert Graves

  • Sailor Boy (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / June 17, 1928 Starring Monte Collins & Lucille Hutton. A sailor is A.W.O.L. And avoids the military squad after him in his girl's sanitarium

  • Oh, Mama! (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / © June 18, 1928 Starring Jack Miller Jr. & Lucille Hutton, Jackie Levine. Husbands wants to relax on his vacation, but gets stuck with house work and an annoying step child

  • The Lost Laugh (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / July 15, 1928 Starring Wallace Lupino & Lucille Hutton

  • Hard Work (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / July 16, 1928 Starring Wallace Lupino

  • Troubles Galore (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / August 4, 1928 Starring Monte Collins & Ruby McCoy

  • Cook, Papa, Cook (Jack White, producer; Wallace MacDonald) / © September 20, 1928

  • Wife Trouble (Jack White, producer; Wallace MacDonald) / September 23, 1928 Starring Robert Graves & Max Davidson

  • The Lucky Duck (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / October 7, 1928 Starring William Dale

  • Bumping Along (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / © October 18, 1928 Starring Gene Stone, Marshall Ruth, Estelle Bradley, Eva Thatcher & Henry Murdock

  • All In Fun (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / © October 24, 1928 Starring Jerry Mandy, Al Thompson & Dan Peterson

  • Hay Wire (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / November 4, 1928 Starring Gene Stone & William Dale

  • Playful Papas (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / December 1, 1928 Starring Jerry Mandy

  • Murder Will Out (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / December 16, 1928 Starring Vernon Dent

  • In The Morning (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / © December 19, 1928 Starring Vernon Dent

  • What A Trip (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / January 13, 1929 (completed '28) Starring Vernon Dent

  • Dumb And How (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / © January 14, 1929 (completed '28) Starring Eva Thatcher, Bert Young & Henry Allen

  • Served Hot (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / February 10, 1929 Starring Cliff Bowes

  • Pep Up (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / February 24, 1929 Starring Cliff Bowes, Marshall Ruth, Adrienne Dore & others

  • Her Big Ben (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / March 10, 1929 Gene Stone fakes a wedding to stop his girl from getting taken by a rival, eventually dressing as a girl with a monkey for a baby.

  • Time To Expire (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / March 24, 1929 Starring Gene Stone

  • Four Wheel Brakes (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / April 7, 1929 Starring Jerry Mandy. A streetcar conductor struggles with his first real car

  • Delicious And Refreshing (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / © April 16, 1929 Starring Adrienne Davis

  • Kitty Kitty (Jack White, producer; Jules White) bw/s-(1R)-(C: Cameo Comedy [. May 5, 1929 Starring William Dale & Estelle Bradley. Hubbie gives his wife a black cat... that never goes away

  • Her Gift Night (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / May 19, 1929 Starring William Dale

  • Household Blues (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / June 2, 1929 Starring Monte Collins & Vernon Dent

  • What A Pill (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / June 16, 1929 Starring William Dale

  • Rubbing It In (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / June 30, 1929 Starring Al Alt

  • Lucky Breaks (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / July 14, 1929 Al Alt loses control of his bird cage and trombone on a train

  • Contented Wives (Jack White, producer; Francis Martin) / © July 28, 1929 Starring Al Alt



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Cameo Comedies: All sound titles, under 11 minutes in length

 

  • Hot Sports (Jack White, producer; Francis J. Martin) / August 11, 1929 Al Alt must play “mother” to his kids when the wife gets lazy

  • Honeymoon Trio (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / August 30, 1931 Starring Walter Catlett, Dorothy Granger & Al St. John. Three's a crowd for one man's honeymoon

  • That's My Meat (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / October 4, 1931 Starring Al St. John. A butcher uses bloodhounds on his potential thieves

  • One Quiet Night (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / October 25, 1931

  • Idle Roomers (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / November 29, 1931 Starring Frank & Alfred Molino. Acrobats perform in a hotel

  • Smart Work (Roscoe Arbuckle [William Goodrich]) / © December 27, 1931 Starring Billy Dooley & Addie McPhail. The popular "Goofy Gob" Billy is hired by a lady to investigate her philandering husband

  • Anybody's Goat (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / January 24, 1932 Starring Monte Collins

  • Bridge Wives (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / February 21, 1932 Starring Al St. John, Fern Emmett & Billy Bletcher. Husband has trouble coping with his wife's never ending bridge competition.

  • Mother's Holiday (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / March 20, 1932 Starring Fern Emmett, Henry Roquemore, Broderick O'Farrell, Mary Jane Irving, Polly Christy & Ted Morgan

 

 

Camera Adventures (Pat Dowling/Educational Pictures, last two distributed by Fox)

Directors listed in ()

BW, 8-10 minutes

 

  • The Forgotten Island (Hobart Browne; narrator: Gayne Whitman) / September 4, 1932

  • The Iceless Arctic (Hobart Browne; narrator: Gayne Whitman) / © November 6, 1932 Alaska tour

  • Taming The Wildcat (Hobart Browne; narrator: Gayne Whitman) / January 15, 1933 (completed '32)

  • Two Hundred Fathoms Deep (Hobart Browne; narrator: Gayne Whitman) / March 18, 1933 Profiles the mighty basking shark

  • The Cougar's Mistake (Harold Austin; narrator: Felix Adler)

 

 

Campbell Comedies (William Campbell/Educational Pictures)

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

 

Kids and critters were the stars here.

 

  • The Stork's Mistake / September 25, 1921 Starring Baby John Henry, Doreen Turner & Coy Watson

  • A Nick-of-Time Hero (Frank Griffith listed as director) / October 30, 1921 Starring Baby John Henry, Doreen Turner & Coy Watson

  • Stolen Glory / November 27, 1921 Starring Baby John Henry & Doreen Turner

  • Assorted Heroes / December 25, 1921 Starring Baby John Henry & Doreen Turner

  • Schoolday Love / January 29, 1922 Starring Baby John Henry & Doreen Turner

  • Monkey Shines / February 26, 1922 Starring Lawrence Licalzi, Eddie Borden & Doreen Turner

  • A Rag Doll Romance / April 2, 1922

  • A Penny Reward / May 14, 1922

  • A False Alarm / June 11, 1922

  • Circus Days / July 9, 1922

  • A Ring Tail Romance / September 24, 1922

 

 

Cannibals Of The Deep (Mack Sennett/Educational Pictures)

Co-director: Gene Towne

BW, 8-9 minutes each

 

The king of comedy also handled some fishing reels that proved quite popular at the time, scoring an Oscar. He even starred in a few... “reeling them in”.

 

  • The Trail Of The Swordfish / September 6, 1931 First of several Sennett-produced fishing reels, this one filmed off southern California with Mack Sennett shown fishing both swordfish and giant tuna

  • Wrestling Swordfish / November 8, 1931 (Academy Award Winner / Best Novelty) Two fishermen catch one in a rowboat... also a manta ray

  • Playground Of The Mammals / © January 10, 1932 Playful porpoises and an unfortunate whale are featured

  • Man-eating Sharks / © April 10, 1932 Filmed in Mexico

  • Freaks In The Deep / © May 29, 1932

  • Sea Going Birds / © July 3, 1932 Shows the fishing techniques of gulls, pelicans as well as the mud-nesting of swallows

 

 

Charles Bowers' Whirlwind Comedies (Educational Pictures)

Directed by Charles Bowers & Harold L. Muller

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

 

These part stop-motion animated comedies were initially released through F.B.O., as profiled here: http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286194

 

  • There It Is / January 1, 1928 (completed '27) National Film Registry entry. The first of four Charles Bower part stop-motion animated comedies released through Educational (previously F.B.O. Had been handling these) involves antics in a haunted “spook” house.

  • Say Ah-h! / February 17, 1928

  • Whoozit / April 1, 1928 Charlie works on another of his mechanical curiosities

  • You'll Be Sorry / May 6, 1928

  • Hop Off / June 16, 1928 Charley runs a flea circus (shown magnified for comic effect), with two named Romeo and Juliet escaping from him on a vacation of their own on a bald man's head. Also he associates with a scientist's magic fluid that changes things (like a plate of hash into rubbers).

  • Goofy Birds / August 2, 1928

 

 

Chester-Screenics / Chester-Outing Scenics (Chester Films/Educational Pictures)

Produced by C.L. Chester

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

 

Impressive (for their time) travelogues spanning through America, Europe and the Orient

 

The “Chester-Screenics”

 

  • Sunken Gardens And Hidden Cloisters / September 28, 1919

  • Getting A New Angle / October 5, 1919 Fishing reel.

  • Foolish Fish Of Sawback / October 26, 1919

  • She Went To See A Rickshaw / November 2, 1919 Filmed in Japan.

  • Training Eve / November 16, 1919

  • Pilgrimage Through The Clouds / January 1920 Climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan

  • Some Speed To Surago (writer: Katherine Hilliker) / March 7, 1920 Covers river rapids travel in Japan.

  • In And Out Of Kongo San / April 18, 1920

  • Pyrenees And Wooden Legs / July 4, 1920 Focusing on shepherds in the Pyrenees

  • Wanted, An Elevator / July 1920 Covers Pennine Alps, highlighted by the Pointe d'Omy

  • Chosen Waters / September 5, 1920

  • South Sea Naiads / September 5, 1920

  • Seven League Booters / September 26, 1920 Covers winter sports in Switzerland

  • Mules And Gobtalk / October 10, 1920

  • Climbing Cataracts / October 30, 1920

  • Through Winding Walls / October 30, 1920

  • Apartments For Rent / October 31, 1920

  • Sea Plants / October 31, 1920

  • Fine Feathers / November 14, 1920

  • They Forgot The Town / November 14, 1920

  • Art Is Everything / December 12, 1920

  • Family Trees / December 12, 1920

  • Then Company Came / December 12, 1920

  • They All Turned Turtle / December 12, 1920

  • No Hope For The Drys / December 26, 1920

  • Silver Silences / December 26, 1920

  • Sultans Of The Sea / January 2, 1921

  • From Deer To Dam / February 17, 1921

  • An Angle In Idaho / April 21, 1921

  • Philippine Futurity / April 21, 1921

  • Old Moose Trails / July 31, 1921

 

The “Chester-Outing Scenics”

 

  • When Dreams Come True / June 27, 1920 China tour

  • Some More Samoa (writer: Katherine Hilliker) / July 25, 1920

  • King Budha's Maze / August 1, 1920

  • The Tamer, The Wilder / September 5, 1920

  • Trail To Wedontcarewhere / September 12, 1920

  • Too Much Overhead / September 19, 1920 China travelogue

  • Balling The Junk / October 3, 1920

  • Collector Of Craniums / October 10, 1920 Filmed in the Philippines

  • Pipe The Penguin / October 17, 1920 Just off Ecuador (probably Galapagos)

  • Mad Hatters / October 24, 1920 Filmed in Chile

  • Lovely Maoriland / October 31, 1920 Tour of New Zealand.

  • Frozen Thunders / November 7, 1920

  • Iguazu The Exquisite / November 14, 1920 Brazil's famous waterfalls

  • Getting A Polish / November 21, 1920 Tour of the Mediterranean Rivierra, Portofino, Parragi Cottage, The Bay of Naples, Capri, Blue Grotto & Vesuvius

  • Out Of The Past / November 28, 1920

  • Swat The Landlord / November 28, 1920 Tour of China

  • There Is No Santa Claus / December 5, 1920 Filmed in Switzerland

  • Rookeries And Squawkeries / December 12, 1920

  • Crowning King Blizzard / December 19, 1920 Eastern Canadian winter scenes

  • Frivolous Fifi / December 26, 1920

  • Lost A Yodel / January 2, 1921 Covers a mountain climb in Switzerland

  • Pahs And Papas / January 16, 1921 Tour of New Zealand

  • Paths Of Glory / February 13, 1921

  • Something To Worry About / March 6, 1921 Tour of Yellowstone

  • Putting Nature Next / March 20, 1921 Tour of Philippines

  • Buzz-z-z / March 27, 1921

  • Worst Was True / April 3, 1921 Filmed in Hong Kong

  • Hitting The Hot Spots / April 17, 1921

  • The Red Trail's End / May 1, 1921 Filmed in Arizona

  • One Peak Was Plenty / May 15, 1921 Filmed in the Canadian Rockies

  • South Sea Magic (writer: Katherine Hiliker) / May 22, 1921 Tour of Samoa

  • New Wine In Old Bottles / May 29, 1921 Spain travelogue

  • Jogging Across Sawtooth / July 24, 1921

  • Music In The Air / August 14, 1921

  • The Lost Hops / August 28, 1921

  • Save Your Carfare / September 11, 1921 Covers Manchuria, China

  • No More Gasoline / September 25, 1921 Touring the highlands near Rio de Janeiro

  • Pigs And Kava / May 23, 1920 Profiles Samoan "natives".



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CinemaScope Specials (a.k.a. Movietone Adventures in CinemaScope) (20th Century Fox)

Producers and directors listed in ()

Technicolor (first two years) and DeLuxe Color, CinemaScope. Times listed below.

 

In 1953, 20th Century Fox lead the way to wide-screens with its CinemaScope process, basically a revamp of Grandeur (see also) concept with some technical differences (namely the use of 35mm and new optical lenses). After putting out some orchestra performances flaunting the new stereophonic sound, a series of travelogues were divided under different umbrella titles: “CinemaScope Special”, “Movietone in CinemaScope” and “Movietone Adventure in CinemaScope”. Slightly different were CinemaScope Sports Reviews and Amazing But True, which have their own categories.

 

A few short promotionals were also made with host Darryl Zanuck: CinemaScope Inaugurates New Screen Era (June 1953), followed by some released about May 1954: CinemaScope Revolutionizes Entertainment, CinemaScope Stereophonic Sound Hailed and CinemaScope Stimulates Industry

 

 

  • Finale From Symphony Number Four- Tschaikowsky (Otto Lang, producer; music: Alfred Newman) / (stereophonic sound)-6+m / September 19, 1953 Shown with THE ROBE.

  • Coronation Parade (Gordon Craig, producer; Henry Hathaway & Charles Clarke) / 7+m / November 10, 1953 Coverage of Queen Elizabeth's crowing that spring in widescreen. Booked with HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE and Disney's TOOT, WHISTLE, PLUNK AND BOOM.

  • Polovetzian Dances From " Prince Igor" (Alfred Newman) / 7+m / © December 1, 1953 Ken Darby is featured with a chorus

  • Vesuvius Express (Otto Lang; camera: Charles Clark) / (stereophonic sound)-15+m / December 16, 1953 (Academy Award Nominee) A CinemaScope train ride through Italy.

  • Dancers Of The Deep (Edmund Reek, producer) / (stereophonic sound)-6+m / © December 23, 1953 Visiting Cypress Gardens in Florida

  • Tournament Of Roses (Otto Lang; narrator: Dan Dailey) / (stereophonic sound)-17+m / February 2, 1954

  • The New Venezuela (Robert Web) / (stereophonic sound)-10+m / © February 19, 1954 (completed '53)

  • Haydn's Farewell Symphony (Otto Lang; music: Alfred Newman) / 10+m / © March 12, 1954 Premiered with PRINCE VALIENT

  • New Horizons (Marcel Ichac) / 10+m / April 1954 French tour

  • Land Of Legend (Jack Muth) / (stereophonic sound)-9+m / © April 20, 1954 Tour of Athens, Greece

  • Robert Wagner Chorale (Otto Lang; music: Alfred Newman) / (stereophonic sound)-8+m / April 21, 1954

  • Motion Picture Stunt Pilot (Movie Stunt Pilot) (Otto Lang) / (stereophonic sound)-10+m / May 3, 1954 Features Paul Mantz

  • The First Piano Quartet (Otto Lang; music: Alfred Newman) / (stereophonic sound)-10m / May 4, 1954 (Academy Award Nominee) Covers four pianists at recital. Tunes heard include “Malaguena” and “Clair de Lune”

  • Flight Of The White Heron- The Commonwealth Tour Of HM Queen Elizabeth And HRM Duke O Edinburgh (Jack Ramsden & Gordon Craig, producers; Paul Wyand & David Samuelson) / 10m approx. / June 1954.  Expanded into a feature along with the contemporary PAGEANTS AND PASTIMES.

  • Calypso Cruise (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © June 18, 1954 Travelogue with the ship Olympia.

  • Birthday Parade (Gordon Craig, producer; Paul Wyand & David Samuelson) / 10+m / July 1954 Shows how Queen Elizabeth's birthday was celebrated

  • Piano Encores (Otto Lang [also produced]; music: Alfred Newman) / (stereophonic sound)-10+m / © July 9, 1954

  • Jet Carrier (A Day Aboard A Jet Carrier) (Otto Lang, producer; Lloyd Ahern) / 18m / © July 29, 1954 (Academy Award Nominee) Profile of aircraft ship USS Forrestal.

  • Miracle Of Sterophonic Sound (Otto Lang, producer; music: Alfred Newman) / (stereophonic sound)-11m / August 5, 1954

  • Pride Of The Nation (Edmund Reek, producer) / (stereophonic sound)-12+m / © August 25, 1954 Views of US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

  • Empire Games (Highlights Of The British Empire And Commonwealth Games) (Gordon Craig, producer) / (stereophonic sound)-12+m / September 1954 Filmed in Vancouver, Canada in Eastmancolor

  • Fabulous Las Vegas (Otto Lang, producer; James B. Clark; camera: Lloyd Ahern; narrator: Dan Dailey) / (stereophonic sound)-18+m / © September 24, 1954

  • The CinemaScope Parade (Darryl Zanuck, producer) / 10m approx. / © October 24, 1954 Mostly a promotional for upcoming releases

  • El Toro (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto) / (stereophonic sound)-10m approx. / © October 28, 1954 Covers Madrid Spanish bullfighting.

  • Pageants and Pastimes (Gordon Craig, producer; Paul Wyand & David Samuelson) / 13+m / December 1954 More on Britain's royal family and Winston Churchill as well

  • Supersonic Age (Gordon Craig, producer; Paul Wyand & David Samuelson) / 15+m / December 1954 Visiting a Farnborough British air show

  • Far East Bastions (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © December 17, 1954 Tour of Southeast Asia including Manila and Taipei.

  • Fifth Avenue To Fujiyama (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; camera: Jack Painter; narrator: Joe King) / 10+m / © February 17, 1955 (completed '54) An airplane trip from Manhattan to Tokyo

  • Tuna Clipper Ship (Otto Lang, producer; Lloyd Ahern) / 16+m / © February 24, 1955 (completed '54) Follows the Constitution ship's fishing voyage.

  • Land Of The Nile (Robert Snody) / 9+m / © March 11, 1955 (completed '54) Glorious Egypt, reissued as TREASURES OF THE NILE.

  • Isles Of Lore (Edmund Reek, producer; Joe Wills) / 10+m / © March 24, 1955 (completed '54) Tour of the Mediterranean, including Crete and Rhodes.

  • Colorado Holiday (Wilding Picture Productions) / 10+m / © May 6, 1955 Denver and Pikes Peak are highlighted

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Norddeutscher Rundfunk; Michael Powell) / 30+m (originally) / May 1955 A musical British import, co-produced by Fox, featuring Sonia Arova and music adapted from Walter Braunfels.

  • Children Of The Sun (Robert Web) / 7+m / May 1955 (© August 5) Tour of the Peruvian Andes.

  • Tears Of The Moon (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © June 5, 1955 Pearl industries in Japan are covered.

  • The Living Swamp (Jeff Hunter & William Hayes, producers; David DeLie; narrator: Dale Robertson) / 33+m / © July 14, 1955 Fox's attempt to cash in on Disney's True Life Adventures with a CinemaScope tour of Okefenoke Swamp, Georgia.

  • Naughty Mermaids (Edmund Reek, producer) / 7+m / © July 22, 1955 Visiting Weeki Wachee in Florida

  • Volcanic Violence (Edmund Reek, producer; Lloyd Ahern; narrator: Joe King) / 9+m / © August 18, 1955 Widescreen footage of a Hawaii volcano.

  • Survival City (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto) / 10+m / © September 14, 1955 (Academy Award Winner / One Reel) Covers atomic testing in Yucca Flats, Nevada and its effects on local buildings. Made in cooperation with the Federal Civil Defense Administration.

  • Desert Fantasy (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © September 15, 1955 Tour of Algeria.

  • Gods Of The Road ([James B. Clark]; camera: Frank Phillips) / 10+m / © October 7, 1955 Covers motor racing in Europe like Mille Miglia, Nurburgring and Grand Prix.

  • That Others Might Live (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © October 15, 1955 Profiles the US Air Force rescue efforts.

  • Clear The Bridge (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto; camera: Jack Painter & Jess Kizis; narrator: Joe King) / 10+m / © November 4, 1955 Visiting a US Navy submarine Sea Wolf

  • Carioca Carnival (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto; narrator: Ed Stokes) / 9+m / December 15, 1955 A travelogue of Rio de Janeiro, featuring Mardi Gras footage.

  • The Queen's Guard (Carl Dudley, producer; narrator: Alana Napier) / 17+m / December 31, 1955 (Completed '54) More with Elizabeth

  • Adventure In Capri (Edmund Reek, producer; Romolo Marcellini) / 9+m / March 11, 1956 (completed '55) More Italian scenery in CinemaScope.

  • Land Of The Bible (Edmund Reek, producer) / 21+m / © May 16, 1956 Israel tour

  • Cowboys Of The Maremma (Astra Film; Carlo Caprieta; camera: Domenico Scala; narrator: Joe King) / 9m / June 1956 (completed '55) Filmed in central Italy

  • The Dark Wave (John Healy, producer; Jean Negulesco) / 23m / June 8, 1956 (Academy Award Nominee) Profiles medical advances in epilepsy. Charles Bickford, Nancy Davis and Cornell Borchers star in this docu-drama.

  • Hunters Of The Sea (Astra Film; Romolo Marcellini) / 8+m / © July 13, 1956 Profiles Italian spear fishermen and skin divers

  • Honeymoon Paradise (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / August 29, 1956 Visiting Niagara, Lake Louise and Sun Valley.

  • Hunting The Netchik (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10m approx. / © December 9, 1956 Life of Eskimos in Canadian arctic

  • Spirit Of The Race (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto; camera: Jack Painter; narrator: Joe King) / 9+m / © December 14, 1956 Visiting Mexico City University.

  • Catching Sea Creatures (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © January 13, 1957 (completed '56) Filmed in Florida: profiles the capture of sharks and other marine life for aquariums.

  • Outpost Korea (Edmund Reek, producer; writer: Joe Wills; camera: Jack Painter; narrator: Gen. James Van Fleet) / 10m approx. / © February 8, 1957 (completed '56) Covers the South Korean military

  • Port Of Sports (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © February 21, 1957 (completed '56) Tour of Acapulco, Mexico.

  • Divided By The Sea (Edmund Reek, producer) / 7+m / © April 5, 1957 (completed '56) Tour of Venice.

  • Bluefin Fury (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © April 19, 1957 (completed '56) Travelogue of fishing in Sicily

  • Orient Express To Hong Kong (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / April 26, 1957 (completed '56)

  • Guardians Of The North (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © May 3, 1957 (completed '56) Covers the Canadian Mounties

  • Tempo Of Tomorrow (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto; writer: Joe Wills; camera: Jess Kizis; narrator: Joe King) / 7+m / © June 5, 1957 Visit to Havana Cuba

  • Swamp Boat Sports (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © August 7, 1957 Everglades Florida travelogue with Seminole natives included

  • Midway Medley (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © September 25, 1957 Following an Italian carnival on the road

  • Assignment South Pacific (James A. Fitzpatrick) / 18+m / © October 12, 1957 Covers Australia and Fiji

  • Journey Through Ceylon (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © November 8, 1957 Today this is Sri Lanka

  • Assignment New Zealand (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © November 9, 1957

  • Legend Of The Orient (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © November 19, 1957 The glories of South Korea post-war in widescreen

  • High Divers And Dolls (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © February 11, 1958 (completed '57) Profiles America's waterland vacation areas

  • Wild Race For Glory (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © March 11, 1958 (completed '57) Covers the famous races in Siena, Italy held in July

  • Transcontinental (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © March 20, 1958 (completed '57) Train trip from New York westward set to music

  • Fortress Formosa (Edmund Reek, producer) / 30+m / © May 12, 1958 Modern day Taiwan

  • Inside Poland Today (Edmund Reek, producer; writer Joe Willis; camera: Kurt Krigar & Hans Hartmann; narrator: Joe King) / 10+m / © July 30, 1958

  • Dance Beat (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 10+m / © November 2, 1958 Rod Alexander introduces dances of many lands

  • Undersea Adventure (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © December 23, 1958 Covers various clips of skin divers searching for lost ships and planes

  • Rockets Roar (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © December 30, 1958 Not just military but also those for potential space travel

  • Fireworks For Freedom (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © December 31, 1958 Featuring a training rocket called The Nike

  • Swedish Jets Zoom (Suecia Film) bw/AgaScope-9+m / © March 27, 1959 (completed '58) Co-produced by the Royal Swedish Air Force

  • Stairway To The Andes (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © April 1, 1959 (completed '58) Inca relics of Peru

  • Whirlybirds And Thunderbirds (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © July 1, 1959 Supersonet jet demonstrations with the U.S. Army Helicopter Team

  • Assignment Argentina (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 8+m / © October 9, 1959 For the 1959-60 season, the umbrella title changed to “Movietone Adventures in CinemaScope”

  • DEW: Distant Early Warning (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 8+m / © November 9, 1959 Profiles the 3,000 mile electronic chain of stations

  • Recondo With 101st Airborne (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © November 18, 1959 Covers the modern fighting men for the atomic age

  • Secret Of Sao Paulo (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Joe King) / 8+m / © December 9, 1959 Brazil travelogue

  • Navy Angels (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne; narrator: Joe King) / 8+m / © March 31, 1960 (completed '59) U.S. Navy aviation reel

  • Assignment Japan (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © May 25, 1960

  • Assignment Philippines (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © June 13, 1960

  • Sampans To Safety (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne; narrator: Joe King) / 9+m / © September 21, 1960 Showcasing the importance of Hong Kong as locale for Communist refugees

  • Assignment Thailand (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © November 16, 1960

  • Hills Of Assisi (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / December 1960 (© June 21, 1961) Assisi, Italy

  • Down The Road (Edmund Reek) / 10+m / © December 24, 1960 A motor tour across America

  • Assignment Turkey (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © December 31, 1960

  • Assignment Mexico (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Ed Stokes) / 9+m / March 16, 1961 (completed '60)

  • Adventure In Rhythm (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Shaindlin) / 8+m / -© May 5, 1961 Features Tommy Dorsey & Band with Kay Ballard

  • Algonquin Holiday (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © July 12, 1961 Profiles Algonquin Park in Ontario

  • Assignment Egypt (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © July 27, 1961

  • Assignment Singapore And Malaya (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 10+m / © September 8, 1961

  • Assignment India (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © September 27, 1961

  • Assignment Pakistan (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © October 11, 1961

  • Sound Of Arizona (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Shaindlin) / 10+m / © November 1, 1961 Ferde Grofe music score accompanies scenes of the Grand Canyon, Navajos and other scenes

  • South Africa Today (Edmund Reek, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: Joe King) / 10+m / © December 14, 1961 Wildlife scenes, Bantus and diamonds profiled

  • Spotlight On Tasmania (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © December 29, 1961

  • Holiday In Ireland (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © June 14, 1962

  • Storybook Wedding Of A Princess Sophia And Prince Juan Carlos (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Math) / 10+m / © September 19, 1962

  • City Of The World (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Vincenzo LaBella; narrator: Robert Gannon) / 11+m / © October 1, 1962 Visiting the Vatican

  • Vikings Playground (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: Bob Considine) / 11+m / © November 9, 1962 Norway travelogue. All Scandanavian footage done by Jack Painter in Eastmancolor

  • Home Town (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / 10m approx. / Mar? 1963

  • Maine, U.S.A. (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Shaindlin) / 10m approx. / © April 4, 1963

  • Rangers Of Yellowstone (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: Henry Fonda) / 9+m / May 31, 1963 Filmed in Eastmancolor

  • Bermuda Moods (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; F. D. Kay;script: Martin Andrews; narrator: Phil Tonken) / 9+m / © June 6, 1963

  • Fairy Tale Land (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne; camera: Jack painter; narrator: Bob Considine) / 10+m / © June 26, 1963 Denmark tour. All Scandanavian footage done by Jack Painter

  • Green Gold (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / 10m approx. / © September 11, 1963

  • A Toast To Portugal (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 9+m / © December 23, 1963

  • Atomic Lady (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Phil Tonken) / 10+m / © December 25, 1963 Aboard the navy carrier U. S. S. Enterprise

  • Two On A Pass (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; camera: Georges Chassagne) / 22+m / © December 25, 1963 Two US girls travel through Europe by rail

  • San Fan See (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: William Griffis) / 10+m / © December 31, 1963 Chinatown in San Francisco

  • The Swedish Look (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; camera: Jack Painter; narrator: Imo Andrews) / 8+m / © December 31, 1963 In Eastmancolor

  • Fashions, Flowers And Favorites (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Syd Wood; narrator: David Low & Bert Bryant) / 8+m / © April 28, 1964 Sports in Melbourne, Australia

  • World Of Water (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / 10+m / © May 21, 1964

  • Into The Silent Land (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; James Kuhne; narrator: Phil Tonken) / 9+m / © September 2, 1964 Covering Mayan culture in Mexico

  • Sunshine, Song And Señoritas (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / 10+m / © October 31, 1964 More Mexico



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CinemaScope Sports Reviews (a.k.a. Movietone Sports in CinemaScope) (20th Century Fox)

Producers and directors listed in ()

DeLuxe Color & CinemaScope or black & white RegalScope (these noted below). Times listed below.

 

These continued where the Sports Reviews (see also) left off. Usually the trade papers just listed these as CinemaScope Specials intermixed with the above category.

 

  • Flying To Fish (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © November 18, 1954 Touring Pisatorian Paradise for Alaskan salmon

  • Stampede City (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto & Joe Wills; narrator: Mel Allen) / 7m / © December 31, 1954 CinemaScope clips of July's Calgary Stampede (Alberta, Canada).

  • Punts And Stunts (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / © May 5, 1955 Shows football preperations for an Illinois versus Syracuse game

  • Winter Jamboree (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © October 11, 1955 Covers New England sports, particularly Dartmouth Winter Carnival

  • Water Wizardry (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow) / 7+m / © November 10, 1955 Water skiing in Cypress Gardens, Florida

  • A Thoroughbred Is Born (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow & Jack Painter) 10+m / © April 15, 1956 Filmed in Kentucky

  • Pigskin Pee Wees (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow) / 9+m / © August 5, 1956

  • Future Baseball Champs (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / bw & Regalscope-7+m / March 1957 Covers Little League competitions in Williamsport PA

  • Trotters And Pacers (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © December 12, 1957 Featuring a horse named Hambletonian

  • The Jumping Horse (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © February 9, 1958 (completed '57) Profiles steeplechase routines

  • Snow Fun In College (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © September 25, 1958 Shows various winter sports in different universities

  • Blue Water Sports (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © November 5, 1958

  • Basketball's Aces In Action (Edmund Reek, producer) / bw & Regalscope-10+m / © June 10, 1959

  • Road Burners (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © October 2, 1959 Covers Daytona's Indianapolis 500

  • Jibs And Spinnakers (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 8+m / © June 19, 1960 Sail boating profiled

  • Golfing With Sam Snead (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; script: Joe Wills; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © September 7, 1960 Filmed in Boca Rotan, Florida

  • Australian Water Sports (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne;script: Joe Wills; narrator: Joe King) / 9+m / © March 16, 1961 (completed '60)

  • Ski New Horizons (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 10+m / © September 6, 1961 Shows how an unprofessional gets profession at the sport

  • Sports Fishing, Family Style (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © January 2, 1962 (completed '61) Tarpon fishing in Florida

  • Mel Allen's Football Highlights Of 1961 (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / bw & Regalscope-10+m / © February 28, 1962

  • Champion Angler (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne & Douglas Sinclair) / 8+m / © June 14, 1962 Features Lee Wulff in Ontario

  • Quebec Sports Pageant (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 10+m / © July 18, 1962 (completed '60, held over)

  • Lady Of The Rapids (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills & Fred Porrett) / 11+m / © December 24, 1962 Features George White on Grand Canyon's Colorado

  • Sport Wacky And Wet (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 10+m / © June 26, 1963

 

 

Clyde Cook Comedies (Fox & Lou Anger/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

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

 

The star also appeared in some Mermaid Comedies for Educational Pictures.

 

For Fox:

 

  • Don't Tickle (Jack Blystone) / © October 17, 1920 With Lillian Hackett

  • Huntsman (Jack Blystone) / © November 28, 1920

  • All Wrong (John G. Blystone) / January 8, 1921 (filmed '20)

  • The Jockey (Jack Blackstone) / © February 20, 1921

  • The Guide (Hampton Del Ruth & Jack Blystone) / © May 29, 1921

  • The Sailor (Jack Blackstone) / August 14, 1921

  • The Toreador (Jack Blackstone) / © September 25, 1921

  • The Chauffeur (Jack Blystone) / © December 25, 1921 With Edgar Kennedy

  • Splitting Hairs (Ernie Kenton) / © August 20, 1922

  • The Eskimo (George [Slim] Summerville) / August 27, 1922 With Edgar Kennedy

  • Lazy Bones (Jack Blackstone) / © November 5, 1922 With Edgar Kennedy

  • High And Dry (George [Slim] Summerville) / © December 24, 1922 With Edgar Kennedy

  • The Artist (George [Slim] Summerville) / February 4, 1923 With Edgar Kennedy

  • The Cyclist (George [Slim] Summerville) / August 19, 1923 With Edgar Kennedy

  • Wet And Weary (Ralph Spence) / October 28, 1923

  • The Orphan (George [Slim] Summerville) / © January 20, 1924 (filmed '23)

  • The Pinhead (George [Slim] Summerville) / August 31, 1924

 

For Educational Pictures:

 

  • Broncho Express (The Pony Express) (Lou Anger, producer; Albert Austin) / February 10, 1924 With Edgar Kennedy. Set in the 1860s Pony Express when “men are men and women are women – because they can't help themselves”

  • The Misfit (Lou Anger, producer; Albert Austin) / March 23, 1924 Army camp comedy with Blanche Payson as his wife and Joe Roberts as the drill master

 

 

Col. Stoopnagle's Cavalcade Of Stuff (Educational Pictures/Grand National)

Directed by Don Malkames

BW, 10 minutes each

 

The only note-worthy series that Educational put out after the Fox contract ended was this delightful spoof on “human interest” newsreels of the “Ripley Believe Or Not” and “Paramount Pictorial” variety.

 

  • Cavalcade Of Stuff #1 / © November 18, 1938

  • Cavalcade Of Stuff #2 / © December 6, 1938

 

 

Coronet Comedies (Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox after 1933)

Producers and directors listed in ()

BW and 2 reels (times listed below, all estimated)

 

Both produced and distributed by Educational, all with sound.

 

  • Eligible Mr. Bangs (Hugh Faulcon) / 18+m / January 13, 1929 (completed '28) First Educational talkie (not counting the earlier Mack Sennett releases). Starring Edward Everett Horton, Florence Eldridge & others

  • Ask Dad (Hugh Faulcon) / 20+m / February 10, 1929 Starring Edward Everett Horton, Ruth Renick & Winston Miller. Father and Son compete for the elder's secretary. See here: http://www.archive.org/details/ask_dad

  • Trusting Wives (Leslie Pearce) / 18+m / June 23, 1929 Starring Edward Everett Horton, Natalie Moorhead, Helen Ferguson & Shep Camp. A poet dedicates sonnets to other men's wives

  • Prince Gabby (Leslie Pearce) / 19+m / September 15, 1929 Starring Edward Everett Horton, Rita Carewe & Gordon De Main. A burglar socializes too much with his victim-captor

  • Good Medicine (Leslie Pearce) / 21+m / December 8, 1929 Starring Edward Everett Horton, Enid Bennett & Olive Tell. A doctor with no patients attempts to quit until an unusual lady shows up

 

Revived series, produced by Educational Pictures/Fox and 20th Century Fox. The Al Christie productions were filmed in New York City.

 

  • North Of Zero (Jack White, producer) / 20+m / November 1, 1933 Starring Charles Judels & Tom Patricola

  • Git Along Little Wifie (Charles Lamont) / 20m approx. / © November 3, 1933 Starring Taylor Holmes, Natalie Moorehead, Lena Malena & others. “The laugh's on the alimony racketeer in this clever farce” (Film Daily ad)

  • The Good Bad Man (Jack White, producer) / 20+m / November 8, 1933 Starring Charles Judels & Tom Patricola. The duo get involved with Mexican bandits

  • The Inventors (Al Christie, producer) / 22+m / February 2, 1934 Starring Wilbur 'Budd' Hulick, F. Chase Taylor, Olive Borden. Harry Short & others. An all girl college vote for Col. Stoopnagle & Budd over bigger figures like Albert Einstein and George Bernard Shaw

  • Hello Sailors (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / © August 17, 1934 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola with Frank Alsworth & Eddie Roberts. The boys compete with marines in a dance contest and in rowboats

  • Super-Stupid (Al Christie, producer; Leigh Jason) / 18+m / © September 14, 1934 Starring Vince Barnett, Billy Gilbert, Bud Jamison. A pitchman (Billy Gilbert) tries to take on the town “yokels” and later becomes an auctioneer.

  • Two Lame Ducks (Alfred J. Goulding) / 17+m / © November 30, 1934 Starring Vince Barnett, Billy Gilbert, Constance Bergen & Billy Franey. Two bumbling duck hunters get into slapstick. This was reissued as a silent with title cards later.

  • Easy Money (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / February 8, 1935 Tom Howard tries to get quick cash when a bus wrecks his car.

  • An Ear For Music (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / March 8, 1935 Starring Tom Howard & George Sheldon with Rose Kessner. Tom plays a crooner aiming for radio attention.

  • Grooms In Gloom (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / May 10, 1935 Starring Tom Howard, George Shelton, Earle Gilbert & others. George gets Tom to be his love-matcher with a girl... but both wind up in more trouble than expected.

  • Stylish Stouts (Al Christie, producer) / 17+m / August 23, 1935 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton, Aileen Cook. A sold dress has hidden money in it. (Note: one of the first Educational Pictures sporting 20th Century Fox distribution)

  • Just Another Murder (Mack Sennett) / 20m approx. / October 4, 1935 Starring Vince Barnett & Billy Gilbert in a mystery spoof

  • He's A Prince (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / October 18, 1935 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton. The duo head an "impersonator" agency

  • The Brain Busters (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / January 10, 1936 (completed '35) Starring Vince Barnett & Billy Gilbert. The duo take up auto sales

  • Mixed Policies (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / January 17, 1936 (completed '35) Starring Clara Barry, Orval Whitlegs, Dudley Clements & others. Antics involving a health insurance agent

  • Where Is Wall Street (Al Christie, producer; Raymond Kane) / 19+m / April 10, 1936 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton. The duo rip up some stocks and soon discover they are worth a fortune in oil.

  • Fresh From The Fleet (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / April 24, 1936 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola. Sailors confront their superior

  • Sleepless Hollow (Al Christie, producer; William Watson & Robert Hall) / 16+m / May 8, 1936 Starring Eddie Gribbon, George Shelton, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Morrison, Harry Short, Rose Kessner & Jimmy Fox. Gribbon brings his city bride to the farm



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Curiosities, The Movie Sideshow (Walter F utter/Educational Pictures)

Edited by Beth Brown

BW/ silent and 1 reel (under 11 minutes each)

 

An omnibus series not unlike Ripley's Believe It or Not with different segments on unusual people, places, critters and things.

 

  • Whatnots / © October 1, 1926 Features insect eating pants, a giant straw clock and wrist watch makers

  • All-Star Freaks / © October 12, 1926

  • Rare Bits / © October 12, 1926

  • Then And Nows / © November 19, 1926

  • Nic-Nax / © December 9, 1926

  • Highlights / © January 18, 1927 (Completed '26) Includes a rocking chair church in Florida, Moray eels, young owls, Grasshopper Glacier in Montana

  • Fiddlesticks / © February 16, 1927 Scenes of a radium fish, a wrestler vs. alligator, home-made car, New Guinea tribesmen

  • Odd Jobs / April 3, 1927

  • Growing Money / May 1, 1927 How income is earned with Christmas trees, silver fox ranching, alligator farms, lotus flowers, etc.

  • Mystic India / May 29, 1927

  • Pick A Pet / July 3, 1927

  • Traveling At Home / July 31, 1927 Subjects include a pumpkin show to bicycle stunts

  • Holly Nuts / August 28, 1927 Unusual antics in Hollywood are profiled

  • Back Home / © October 10, 1927 In Fishport, we see fishing nets repaired, birdhouses built by a handicapped man (one arm) and amateur car and train

  • For Men Only / © November 16, 1927

  • Lovingly Yours / December 4, 1927 (Film Daily review)) Sally of Hicksville writes a letter covering such oddities as bob-tailed cats and bare-hands fishing

  • Rubbernecking / © February 5, 1928

  • Mother Bird / © March 4, 1928 Features grouse, bluebird, cuckoo (hardly the mother type) and owl

  • Penny Postals / © April 10, 1928 Shows how Tillie's mail gets delivered on her European vacation

  • All Bear / © April 29, 1928

  • Just For Art / © June 11, 1928 Profiles Hollywood architecture styles

 

 

Dorothy Devore Comedies (Jack White/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

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

 

A pretty comedienne who was part of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1923

 

  • Up In Arms (Norman Taurog) / August 28, 1927 Antics in a wild airplane

  • Kilties (Norman Taurog) / October 9, 1927

  • Little Rube (Norman Taurog) / November 20, 1927

  • Cutie (Norman Taurog) / January 15, 1928 (completed '27)

  • Circus Blues (James Jones) / © March 25, 1928

  • Rah, Rah, Rah! (Norman Taurog) / June 3, 1928

  • Companionate Service (Charles Lamont) / © September 17, 1928

  • Misplaced Husbands (Charles Lamont) / November 25, 1928

  • Auntie's Mistake (Charles Lamont) / © February 17, 1929

 

 

Dwight L. Elmedorf Series (Educational Pictures)

BW / silent and 1 reel (under 11 minutes each)

 

Don't have titles to list on this series as of yet, nor do I know how many were made. It was a multi-part travelogue on Italy that was likely shot before the war. Educational announced its distribution in July 1918.

 

 

Educational Pictures Specials and Featurettes

Directors listed in ()

BW & color, times all listed

 

Silent films, all black and white

 

  • American Game Trails (Frank M. Buckland & J.F. Cleary) / 1 reel / October 1915

  • The Battle Of Vera Cruz (E.F. Weigle) / 2 reels / July 8, 1916 (Motion Picture review) Covers the April 1914 Mexican conflict

  • New Columbia Highway / 2 reels / August 5, 1916 (Motion Picture News review)

  • Bringing The Boys Back Home (writer: Charles M. Schwab) / 2 reels / January 31, 1919

  • The Eagle And The Fawn (Dr. J. E. Maple) / 1 reel / March 17, 1919 All Indian play-act

  • The Passing Of The Crow (Dr. J. E. Maple) / 1 reel / March 24, 1919 All Indian play-act

  • Valley Of 10,000 Smokes (National Geographic Society; Robert F. Griggs) / 1 reel / July 2, 1920 Filmed at Katmai National Park (Alaska) four years earlier

  • Babe Ruth: How He Knocks His Home Runs (How Babe Hits a Home Run) (Babe Ruth) / 1 reel / August 29, 1920

  • Art Of Diving (Annette Kellerman) / 10+m / September 26, 1920

  • Japanese Judo / 1 reel / September 26, 1920

  • The Quaint Isle Of Marken / 1 reel / October 24, 1920 Profiles the Dutch Isle

  • The Race Of The Age (J.W. O'Mohoney) / 3 reels / October 31, 1920 Showcases horses Man O'War vs. Sir Barton

  • Wilderness Friends / 1 reel / November 28, 1920 Shots of bears, partridge, loon, moose, deer and Jack the Raccoon

  • Golf / 1 reel / February 6, 1921 Slow-motion studies

  • Modern Centaurs / 1 reel / May 23, 1921 Features the Portuguese Cavalry and their horsemanship skills

  • Dixie / 1 reel / May 29, 1921 The history behind the most popular song of the South, going back to Mechanics Hall, New York in 1859

  • The Enchanted City (Warren Newcombe) / 1 reel / February 5, 1922 Still images are artistically juxtaposed.

  • How To Grow Thin (Carl Anderson) / 1 reel / April 2, 1922

  • Man Vs. Beast (Louis Shuman) / 2 reels / October 29, 1922

  • Via Radio (Scientific American, producers) / 1 reel / December 10, 1922

  • The Message Of Emile Coué (Motion Picture Arts; John L. McCutcheon) / 2 reels / February 18, 1923 Part animated

  • Golf, As Played By Gene Sarazen (Kinogram [George Baynes]- editor: Terry Ramsaye) / 1 reel / June 2, 1923

  • Sea Of Dreams (Warren A. Xewcombe) / 1 reel / June 10, 1923 Features Hazel Lindsley

  • Yes, We Have No Bananas (C.F. Zittel, producer; Frank Donovan) / 2 reels / © August 14, 1923 Listed as a “Zit Comedy”, featuring Don Barclay, Gilda Grey, Belle Baker & others

  • The Chase / 1 reel / July 6, 1924

  • Balto's Race To Nome / 1 reel / May 17, 1925

  • Lewis Munn Wrestling Bout / 1 reel / June 28, 1925

  • Wild Beasts Of Borneo (Mr. & Mrs. Lou C. Hutt) / 2 reels / August 16, 1925 Footage from a recent 14-month trip made by a California couple in much the same fashion as Martin and Osa Johnson back in 1921. A longer 5-reel feature covering more material was previously released in April.

  • The Race To Paris / 1 reel / May 26, 1927 (Film Daily review) Covers airplane flights with shots of Charles Lindberg included

  • Character Studies (Carter De Haven) / 6+m / November 20, 1927 Comedy star Carter De haven does a series of comic impressions.

  • Air Derby (Harry Brown) / 2 reels / © January 16, 1929 (completed '28) Features Russ Farrell, Aviator

 

With sound, Fox distributing two

 

  • War In China (Leon Britton & Charles Hugo; writer: H.V. Kaltenborn; camera: Joe Smith; sound: Byron Guerin; narrator: John G. Young) / bw-19+m / © March 20, 1932 Filming war scenes in Shanghai

  • Krakatoa (Joe Rock Productions; narrator: Graham McNammee) / part Multicolor-23+m / April 23, 1933 (Academy Award Winner / Novelty) Distributed by Fox, this is an early part color travelogue of the island famous for the 1883 volcanic eruption. Interesting tidbit: the producer did not officially receive his Oscar for several decades because his company went out of business before awards time and he had trouble claiming "authorship".

  • Pair Of Socks (Screencraft Pictures Production; Charles Lamont) bw-20+m / © May 14, 1933 Featuring George Moran, James Burke, Charles Mack, Iris Lancaster & Isabel La Mal. Distributed by Fox

  • Daily Beauty Rituals (Constance Bennett) / Cinecolor-5+m / 1937 This Hollywood make-up and ladies dress up instructional gets shown frequently on TCM

 

 

Fashion Forecast (20th Century Fox)

Produced by Truman Talley

Directed by Vyvyan Donner, with camera work by Jack Painter

Host and narrator mostly on the second season: Ilka Chase

Technicolor, 9-11 minutes each

 

Witty and colorful fashion parade that was part of Fox's half-color program of 1939-40.

 

  • No. 1: Fall / © September 16, 1938

  • No. 2: Winter / © December 23, 1938

  • No. 3: Spring Styles / © March 15, 1939

  • No. 4 / July 7, 1939 Focusing on furs and hats

  • No. 5 / September 15, 1939

  • No. 6 / December 22, 1939

  • No. 7 / March 29, 1940

  • No. 8 / June 21, 1940

 

 

Father Hubbard's Adventures (Fox & 20th Century Fox)

BW & color, see times listed below

 

A Jesuit priest was not one you would expect to head the Department of Geology at the University of Santa Clara, California, but Bernard Hubbard was one energetic and enthusiastic fellow who become quite enduring to Depression Era audiences. He lead 31 expeditions through the less civilized parts of Alaska and Fox Movietone eagerly sent their cameras with him. Llowell Thomas occasionally narrated, but with Hubbard also talking on the soundtracks as well. He knew that movie audiences only had limited knowledge in “rocks and stuff”, so much footage in his films included wild animals, Eskimo life and plenty of stunt-ish action to keep viewers entertained. A couple were processed in 35mm Cinecolor.

 

  • Aniakchak (Truman Talley, producer) / 40m approx. / © August 18, 1933 A Movietone featurette with the famous priest/geology expert/travel guide in the famous National Monument of Alaska

  • Birthplace Of Icebergs (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / Cinecolor-11+m / August 4, 1939 First of the one-reel “Father Hubbard's Adventures” joins the "glacier priest" through the Bering Sea with walrus hide boats (umiaks)

  • Aghileen Pinnacles (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 11+m / © November 10, 1939 Hubbard and a team (puppies included) investigate the Alaskan Aleutian highlands to learn why they resist erosion and volcanic activity... and do a little recreation like skinny dipping in a warmed up lake

  • The Valley Of 10, 000 Smokes (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / © November 17, 1939 National Geographic's team previously visited Katmai National Park in 1917 for an Educational Pictures release (1920). Comic scenes add to the education with Hubbard's pooch and a group of orcas (killer whales) are seen along the coast.

  • Climbing The Spirit's Home (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / May 10, 1940

  • Eskimo Trails (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / August 2, 1940 Filmed on Kings Island, Alaska

  • Isle Of Mystery (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / October 26, 1940 Bogoslof Island disappears and reappears thanks to volcanic action. Also cute bear cubs and sea lions shown.

  • Arctic Springtime (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / © April 25, 1941 Showing the Eskimos in Alaska

  • Winter In Eskimo Land (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / July 4, 1941 Includes a typical house, not an igloo, and typical recreation including card playing and “Big Ed” Levin training youth in boxing and football

  • Secret Of The Fjord (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / February 13, 1942 Sometimes listed as a “Magic Carpet” (see also)

  • Our Last Frontier (Edmund Reek, producer; Palmer Miller & Curtis Nagel) / Cinecolor-10m approx. / September 18, 1942 New umbrella title for the remaining shorts is “ Father Hubbard Alaskan Adventures”, sometimes listed by the trade periodicals under Movietone Adventures (see also)

  • Snowland Sentinels (Edmund Reek, producer; Palmer Miller & Curtis Nagel) / Cinecolor-10m approx. / © November 19, 1942

  • Alaskan Grandeur (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor-8+m / January 26, 1945 (edited '44)

  • Bountiful Alaska (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Father Hubbard) / Cinecolor-10m approx. / October 5, 1945

  • The Lost Lake (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Father Hubbard) / Cinecolor-10m approx. / October 5, 1945

 

 

Feminine World / Feminine World Today (20th Century Fox)

Produced by Edmund Reek

Directors listed in ()

BW, times listed below

 

These newsreel-like docu-shorts evolved from The World Today (see also).

 

  • What It Takes To Make A Star (Edmund Reek, producer; Vyvyan Donner) / 10m approx. / © July 6, 1945 “The Feminine World Today”

  • Behind The Footlights (Edmund Reek, producer; Vyvyan Donner; narrator: Paul Douglas) / 8+m / April 5, 1946 “The Feminine World Today” shows how a nightclub and ice skate show are prepared

  • Something Old, Something New (Edmund Reek, producer; Vyvyan Donner) / 8+m- / February 27, 1948 “The Feminine World Today”

  • Fashioned For Action (Valeska Weidig; narrator: Ilka Chase) / 8+m / April 17, 1948

  • Talented Beauties (Vyvyan Donner) / 11+m / © April 1, 1949 (completed '48) Covers Miss America in Atlantic City

  • Fashions Of Yesteryear (Valeska Weidig; narrator: Ilka Chase) / 8+m / © August 26, 1949 (Completed '48, held over)

 

 

Fox & 20th Century Fox Specials

Directors listed in ()

BW & color, with running times listed below

 

These were not listed as Movietone Specials (see also)

 

(BW and silent)

 

  • Red Russia Revealed (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / 2 reels / July 8, 1923

  • Alice In Dreamland (Arthur Hotaling) / 2 reels / March 1924 Starring Willard Lee Hall & Malcolm McGregor

 

(sound, actually a commercial)

 

  • A Nation Springs To Arms / bw-3+m / September 23, 1933 (Film daily review) Made for the NRA campaign: El Brendel is the distraught husband with reduced working hours and ZaSu Pitts his wife over-working, but they learn the importance of working together. Esther Muir also featured.

 

(20th Century Fox releases)

 

  • Acquitted By The Sea (Ripley's Believe It Or Not Special) (Truman Talley, producer; Earl Allvine; camera: Jack Painter) / bw-10+m / September 27, 1940 Robert Ripley hosts this unusual docu-drama about a bank teller arrested for a crime solved much later on the Titanic. Features Richard Kollmar, Lister Chambers, Walter Scott Weeks & Linda Bishop.

  • A Letter From Home (Ministry Of Information; Carol Reed) / bw-14m-/ December 1, 1941 (Academy Award Nominee) Celia Johnson's debut has her as a mother reading a letter to her evacuated children about all of her wartime duties. Joyce Grenfell plays an American mother profiled.

  • Three Sisters Of The Moors (John Arkin) / bw-20+m / September 8, 1944 Profiles the Bronte sisters and partly promotes JANE EYRE. John Arkin directed a feature but Warner Bros. had a court order prohibiting its release due to completion with their DEVOTION. Cedric Hardwicke stars with Molly Lamont, Lynne Roberts and Heather Angel.

  • Road To Liberty / bw-1 reel / December 1945 A plea for a Jewish state of Israel.

  • The Guest (John Healy & John Adams, producers; Harve Foster) / bw-32+m / August 30, 1951 David Wolf and Warner Anderson star in this little morality tale, adapted from a Leo Tolstoy story by Eugene Ling, this tells the tale of a religious skeptic shoemaker who “sees the light”.

  • My Cousin Rachel- Artist Test (Herbert Mason) / bw-1 reel / November 1952

  • The Word (John Healy & John Adams, producers) / bw-20+m / June 1953 (Academy Award Nominee) Shows Dr Frank C. Laubach teaching written language to the jungle tribesmen in New Guinea

  • Behind The Screen: Anastasia (Michael Forster) Technicolor & CinemaScope-1 reel / October 1956 Promotional of the feature film and partly a historical perspective

  • Colourful Courtship (South African Information Office; Kurt Baum) / Technicolor-20+m / © May 1, 1958 Completed and possibly previewed as an independent release in 1956. The story of Ndebele tribes settling in Transvaal areas in South Africa.

  • The World Of Fashion: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Robert Freeman) / Technicolor-23m / October 16, 1968 Genevieve Gilles headlines a fashion show covering five decades

  • Independence (Matjack Productions & National Park Service; John Huston; narrator: E. G. Marshall) / color-30m / July 1, 1976 Dramatization of the nation's bicentennial featuring Ken Howard, Anne Jackson, Pat Hingle, Patrick O'Neal, Eli Wallach & others.

  • End Of The Rainbow (Left Boot; Laszlo Papas) / color-14m / June 1986 Featuring Roberta Bassin & Ray Pizzi



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Fox Varieties (Fox)

Directors (if available) listed in (). Truman H. Talley & James C. Darst were primary supervisors after 1924

BW / silent and 1 reel (under 11 minutes) each

 

An educational “spin-off” short subject series lifted from footage from the Fox News, started October 11, 1919. With camera crews operating in ten or more countries in any given week, there was a wealth of material.

 

  • Wild Animals Of Field And Forest (editor: Don Hancock) / August 1, 1922 (Film Daily announced release date)

  • Alligator Hunting And Farming (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922

  • A Story In Ice (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922

  • Thrills And Spills (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922 Showcases skiing in St. Moritz, Switzerland

  • Volcanoes Of The World (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922

  • Water Sports (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922

  • Bird Life (editor: Don Hancock) / November 26, 1922

  • Camphor (The Camphor Industry) (editor: Don Hancock) / November 26, 1922

  • Pekin Ducks (editor: Don Hancock) / November 26, 1922

  • The Runaway Dog (Tale Of A Dog) (editor: Don Hancock) / November 26, 1922

  • The Beauties Of Spain (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Better Babies (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Conquest Of The Air (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Cranberries And Asparagus (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Facts And Fancies Of Our Garden Flowers (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Fire Fighting (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Fire Prevention (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Fishing (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • From Tree To Plank (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Future Generation (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Grand Canyon (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The History Of Coal (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The History Of The Cork (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Japanese Housewife (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Modern Astronomy (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Modern Inventions (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Modern Japan (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The New Japan (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • On The Firing Line Of Japan (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Parasols And Fans (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Streets Of Cairo (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Swimming And Diving (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Toyland (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • An Alaskan Honeymoon (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 19, 1923

  • School Days In Japan (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 19, 1923

  • Wild Waters (Water Craft) (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 19, 1923

  • Crystal Jewels (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 26, 1923

  • Sentinels Of The Sea (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 26, 1923

  • Algeria (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / March 11, 1923

  • Land Of Tut Ankh-Amen (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / April 22, 1923

  • A Goldfish Story (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / August 19, 1923

  • Mysteries Of Yucatan (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / September 2, 1923

  • Sunshine And Ice (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / September 16, 1923

  • Ireland Today (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / September 20, 1923

  • Toilers Of The Equator (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / October 14, 1923

  • Cloisters In The Clouds (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / October 28, 1923

  • Universities Of The World (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / November 11, 1923

  • Johnny's Swordfish (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / December 9, 1923

  • The Canadian Alps (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / December 23, 1923

  • The Midnight Sun (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 3, 1924

  • Rivers Of Song (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / March 2, 1924

  • Feathered Fisherman (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / March 16, 1924

  • A New England Farm (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / March 30, 1924

  • Ten Minutes In Sardinia (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / April 27, 1924

  • Following The Hounds (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / May 11, 1924

  • Beaten Gold (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / May 25, 1924

  • The Magic Needle (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / June 8, 1924

 

Truman H. Talley & James C. Darst credited as producers and key editors

 

  • The Fur Trapper / August 17, 1924

  • Dancing Girls Of India / August 31, 1924

  • Jerusalem Today / September 14, 1924

  • Rambles Of A Raindrop / September 28, 1924

  • The Age Of Oil / October 12, 1924

  • The Bullfight / October 26, 1924

  • Finger Lakes / November 9, 1924

  • Salt Of The Earth / November 23, 1924

  • Uncommon Clay / December 7, 1924

  • The Last Word In Chicken / December 21, 1924

  • Hell Roaring Range / January 18, 1925

  • Corsica The Beautiful / January 18, 1925

  • The Violin Speaks / February 1, 1925

  • My Lady's Perfume / February 15, 1925

  • Land Of The Navajo / March 1, 1925

  • The Perfect View / March 15, 1925

  • From Mars To Munich (Da Marte de Monico) / March 29, 1925

  • Where The Waters Divide / April 12, 1925

  • Concerning Cheese / April 26, 1925

  • Steam Heated Islands / May 10, 1925

  • The West Wind / August 23, 1925 Scenes of “wind” including sailing recreation, ocean surf, etc.

  • In A China Shop / September 6, 1925

  • My Own Carolina / September 20, 1925

  • With Pencil, Brush And Chisel / October 4, 1925

  • Cuba Steps Out / October 18, 1925 Havana's night life. Also the tobacco industry

  • The Sky Tribe / November 1, 1925

  • White Paper / November 15, 1925

  • The River Nile / November 29, 1925

  • Toiling For Rest / December 13, 1925

  • Iron Trail Around The World / December 27, 1925

  • The Whirlpool Of Europe / January 10, 1926

  • Old Virginia / January 24, 1926 Includes fox and duck hunts and “darky” laborers (this being a different time period).

  • Egypt Today / February 7, 1926 … and yesteryear with the Sphynx included and King Tut's tomb

  • Sawdust And Spangles / February 21, 1926

  • Drops From Heaven / March 7, 1926 Profiles US and Canadian lakes, also a birds-eye view of the Thousand Islands

  • Off Shore Trails / March 21, 1926

  • Mountain Of The Law / April 4, 1926 Tour of Mt. Sinai

  • Canary Islands / April 18, 1926

  • Sweden Today / May 2, 1926

  • Wild America / May 16, 1926 Covers US National Parks

  • Belgium Today / May 20, 1926

  • Poland, A Nation Reborn / June 13, 1926

  • Dancing Around The World / June 27, 1926 Includes clips from US (Charleston), Belgian Congo, Spain, Algiers, France, South Seas and other parts

  • In Sunny Spain / July 11, 1926

  • Putting On The Dog / July 25, 1926

  • The Lumber Jacks / August 8, 1926

  • Down To Damascus / August 22, 1926 Syrian tour

  • Around The World In Ten Minutes / September 5, 1926 Title says it all, beginning in Massachusetts, New York, Puerto Rico through Sweden, Italy, China and the Pacific

  • Rocky Mountain Gold bw/s-11+m-(DC: Fox Variety)-September 19, 1926 Profiles prospecting

  • Austrian Alps / October 3, 1926

  • Maryland, My Maryland / October 17, 1926 State wide tour includes Annapolis

  • The Great Lakes / October 31, 1926 By way of Niagara, Chicago, Buffalo, etc,

  • A Spanish Holiday / November 14, 1926

  • Travels In Toyland / November 28, 1926

  • Overnight From Paris / December 12, 1926

  • Cliff Dwellers Of America / December 26, 1926 Visiting Colorado's Mesa Verde

  • My Lady's Stocking / January 9, 1927 All about hosiery

  • Constantinople / January 23, 1927

  • The Sky Sentinel / February 6, 1927 Covers Mt. Robson in the Canadian Rockies

  • Everybody's Servant / February 20, 1927 (Film Daily review) Shows how electric appliances help the housewife

  • Portugal Today / February 20, 1927

  • Rock-Ribbed Maine / February 27, 1927 (Film Daily review) Vacation tour of the state

  • Below The Equator / April 3, 1927 Covers Rio de Janeiro

  • Nature's Wonderland / April 10, 1927 (Film Daily review) Yosemite Valley shown

  • Overnight From Paris / April 10, 1927 (Film Daily review) Shows how the city dweller in France vacations, with shots of the Channel isles and the Pyrenees

  • Around Old Heidelberg / April 17, 1927 Following a university student there

  • Reflections / May 15, 1927 Scenics of water ways

  • Monarchs Of The Soil / May 29, 1927

  • Vendors Of The World / June 12, 1927

  • Road To The Yukon / June 26, 1927

  • Snow Rambles / July 10, 1927 Tour of Banff National Park

  • The Glory That Was Greece / July 24, 1927

  • Exploring Norway / August 7, 1927

  • The Salmon Run / August 21, 1927

  • Sky Frontiers / September 4, 1927

  • Under Colorado Skies / September 18, 1927

  • Argentina The Rich / October 2, 1927

  • Northern Alaska Today / October 16, 1927

  • The Romantic Alhambra / October 31, 1927

  • Moose Country / November 13, 1927

  • Lights And Shadows Of Sicily / November 27, 1927

  • Solitudes / December 11, 1927

  • Art Treasues Of The Vatican / December 25, 1927

  • Arkansas Traveler / January 8, 1928

  • Jungles Of The Amazon / January 22, 1928

  • Headhunters Of Ecuador / February 5, 1928

  • Ship Ahoy / February 19, 1928

  • The Vintage / March 4, 1928

  • Desert Blooms / March 18, 1928 Filmed along the Colorado River

  • On A South Sea Shore / April 1, 1928 Covers Samoa

  • America's Little Lamb / April 15, 1928 Covers ranching in Oregon

  • Spanish Influence / April 29, 1928 Covers architectural styles in both California and Florida

  • Oregon, The Trail's End / July 15, 1928 (Film Daily review) Includes Crater Lake and Snake River

  • The Lofty Andes / August 11, 1928 (Motion Picture News review) Features Ecuador and the city of Quito

  • Steeplechase / October 14, 1928

  • Drifting Through Gascony / October 28, 1928

  • Glories Of The Evening / November 11, 1928

  • Monument Valley / November 25, 1928

  • Blue Grass And Blue Blood / December 9, 1928

  • Storied Palestine / December 23, 1928

  • The Harvest / January 6, 1929 (completed '28)

  • Ends Of The Earth / January 20, 1929

  • North Of the Battery / February 3, 1929

  • King Cotton / February 16, 1929

  • An Alpine Pastoral / March 3, 1929

  • Details On Dogs / March 17, 1929

  • Historic Hungary / March 31, 1929

  • Magic Sands / May 12, 1929

  • The Azure Coast / May 26, 1929

  • Changing Seasons / June 9, 1929

  • A Cup Of Coffee / June 23, 1929

  • Call Of The Deep / July 7, 1929

  • Bonnie Scotland / July 21, 1929

  • Down The Mississippi / August 4, 1929

  • Snowbound / August 19, 1929

 

 

Foxfilm Comedies (Fox)

Directors listed in ()

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

 

During the first year of Fox's short subject production, this was an alternative title for the Sunshine Comedies (see also)

 

  • Social Pirates (Walter Reed) / January 1, 1917 (filmed '16) Starring Charles Arling

  • Brainstorm (Harry Edwards) / © January 21, 1917 (filmed '16)

  • The Cloud-Puncher (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © January 25, 1917 Starring Hank Mann, Lynn Staley, John Lancaster, Carmen Phillips & others. Artist makes water appear in his art in an arrid zone with a hermit inventor.

  • His Ticklish Job (Hank Mann) / © January 28, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • Chased Into Love (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © February 4, 1917 Starring James Parrott

  • There's Many A Fool (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © February 11, 1917 Starring James Parrott

  • House Of Terrible Scandals (Henry Lehman) / 3 reels / © February 18, 1917 Starring Billie Ritchie, Dot Farley & others

  • A Bon Bon Riot (Hank Mann) / © February 25, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • Her Father's Station (Edwin Frazee) / © March 4, 1917 Starring Anna Luther, Harry O'Connor, Charles Arling, William Hauber, Lee Morris & Frank Alexander. A stationmaster's daughter must decide between two suitors, one being a hero and the other a villain greedy for gold

  • Hearts And Saddles (Robert Eddy) / 3 reels / March 31, 1917 Starring Tom Mix

  • The Roman Cowboy (Robert Eddy) / 3 reels / May 6, 1917 Starring Tom Mix with Sid Jordan, Victoria Forde & Victor Frith

  • Six Cylinder Love (Robert Eddy) / 3 reels / June 11, 1917 Starring Tom Mix

  • His Fatal Blow-Out (Hank Mann) / June 25, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • Bing Bang (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © July 8, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • A Soft Tenderfoot (Tom Mix) / August 18, 1917 Starring Tom Mix

  • A Domestic Hound (Hank Mann) / © August 19, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • The Tom And Jerry Mix (Tom Mix) / September 3, 1917 Starring Tom Mix

  • Who's Your Father? (Henry Lehrman & Tom Mix) / June 30, 1918 Starring Tom Mix

 

 

Frolics Of Youth (Educational Pictures/Fox & 20th Century Fox)

Produced by E.H. Allen

Directors listed in ()

BW, 18-20 minutes each

 

Mostly forgotten today except for those featuring Shirley Temple just prior to her feature stardom and for the fact that Mack Sennett directed one. Frank Coghlan Jr. was a featured performer in most.

 

  • Merrily Yours (Charles Lamont) / October 6, 1933 Features Frank Coghlin Jr., Mary Blackford, Shirley Temple & others. In order to date a lady, Sonny (Coghlin) has to woo the baby sister to sleep

  • What's To Do? (Charles Lamont) / November 24, 1933 Starring Frank Coghlan Jr., Dorothy Ward, Shirley Temple & other

  • Pardon My Pups (Charles Lamont) / January 26, 1934 Starring Frank Coghlan Jr & Shirley Temple. Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead.

  • Managed Money (Charles Lamont) / February 23, 1934 Starring Shirley Temple, Frank Coghlin Jr., Kenneth Howell, Huntley Gordon & Helene Chadwick. Kids go prospecting for gold into California's high desert region and one meets up with a desert tramp suffering amnesia.

  • Educating Papa (Charles Lamont) / © November 2, 1934 Featuring Frank Coghlan Jr.

  • Campus Hoofer ( Alf Golding) / © November 9, 1934 Starring Frank Coghlan Jr. w/ Dorothea Kent, Kenneth Howell, Gloria Ann White, Sidney Miller, Buddy Messinger, Phil Dunham, Harry Myers, Virginia True Boardman, Louise Keaton & James T. Morton

  • Boosting Dad (Charles Frederic) / December 21, 1934 Featuring Frank Coghlan Jr.

  • The Little Big Top (Alfred J. Goulding) / February 1, 1935 Starring Poodles Hanneford, Frank Coghlan Jr., Dorothea Kent & Ben Turpin. Juvenile circus acts.

  • Flicker Fever (Mack Sennett) / September 20, 1935 Starring Jeanne McCully, Cicely Browne & George Chandler. Eccentric family heads to Hollywood. (First to have the 20th Century Fox logo.)

  • Knockout Drops (Charles Lamont) / December 6, 1935 Starring Norman Phillips Jr. & Dorothea Kent. High school rivals stage a boxing match

  • Choose Your Partners (Charles Lamont) / © December 13, 1935 Starring Frederick Allen, Diana Lewis & Kenneth Howell

 

 

Gags And Gals, featuring Jefferson Machamer (Educational Pictures/20th Century Fox)

Produced by Al Christie

Directors listed in ()

BW, 18-20 minutes each

 

Popular cartoon artist Jefferson Machamer was featured at his drawing board and engaged in simple storylines with various ladies. Like all of Al Christie's later thirties shorts, these were made in New York City.

 

  • Gags And Gals / September 11, 1936 A cartoonist is the life of the party. Prudence Hayes co-stars

  • Amuse Yourself / November 27, 1936 Comic strip artist impresses three business associates bringing his pictures come to life, ultimately in a nightclub setting. With Eddie Hall, Earle Gilbert, Buddy Page's Orchestra & others

  • Fun's Fun / February 5, 1937 Jefferson's fiance poses as a "homely" model for his artwork

  • Comic Artist's Home Life / April 9, 1937

  • Silly Night / October 15, 1937 The famous artist sketches as performers dance. There is a story-within-a-story showing him going to jail for eating too fast at his personal cafe. With Joan Christie, Ruth Clayton, Stanley & Elaine

  • Koo Koo Korrespondance Skool / November 8, 1937 As the famous artist opens his mail in his correspondence school, different models bring to life his lessons. With Mary Ellen Rice, Mary Louise Harper & others

  • Wanna Be A Model? / March 16, 1938 The famous magazine illustrator deals with a striking model, who pickets him.



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Gayety Comedies (Al Christie/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

BW/ silent (1920-21) & later sound and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

Basically a “sub-series” of the Al Christie Comedies (see also). When Christie returned to Educational, he revived the umbrella title for his sound 2-reelers.

 

  • Queens Are Trumps (Scott Sidney) / November 13, 1920 Starring Gino Corrado, Henry Murdock, Dorothy Orth & Mary Wynn

  • Ain't Love Grand? (Frederick Sullivan) / December 12, 1920 Starring Billy Bletcher, Helen Darling & Gino Corrado

  • Sand Witches / December 26, 1920 Starring Neal Burns, Charlotte Merriam, Vera Steadman & George George

  • Rest In Peace (Scott Sidney) / January 9, 1921 (completed '20) Starring Harry Edwards, Henry Murdock & Mary Wynn

  • Blondes (Scott Sidney) / January 23, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer & Henry Murdock

  • His Bitter Half (Frederick Sullivan) / March 6, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer, Mary Wynn, Henry Murdock & George George

  • Mixed Bedrooms (Scott Sidney) / March 20, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer, Donald Keith, Henry Murdock & Mary Wynn

  • Turkey Dressing (Scott Sidney) / April 3, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer, Henry Murdock, Ward Caulfield & others

  • Dummy Love (Al Christie) / April 17, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer, Harry Edwards, Henry Murdock & others

  • Money Talks (Scott Sidney) / May 15, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Thornton Edwards & Mary Wynn

  • Sweet Revenge (Scott Sidney) / May 29, 1921 Starring Thornton Edwards, Teddy Sampson, Mary Wynn & Henry Murdock

  • A Handy Husband (Scott Sidney) / June 12, 1921 Starring Teddy Sampson, Henry Murdock, Thornton Edwards & Ward Caulfeld

  • Hero Pro Tem (William Beaudine) / June 26, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Teddy Sampson & George George

  • Assault And Flattery (Frederick Sullivan) / July 24, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Teddy Sampson, Thorton Edwards & Gino Corrado

  • Wild And Willie (Scott Sidney) / August 7, 1921 Starring Eugene Forde, Josephine Hill, Dorothy Orth & others

  • Oh, Brother! (Frederick Sullivan) / August 21, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Helen Darling & Cameron Coffey

  • Afraid Of His Wife (Scott Sidney) / September 4, 1921 Starring Earle Rodney

  • Say Uncle (Scott Sidney) / September 18, 1921 Starring Jay Belasco, Vera Steadman, Mary Wynn & others

 

With sound and running times listed. Al Christie is producer and all filmed in Hollywood.

 

  • Johnny's Week End (William Watson) / 17m / September 14, 1930 Starring Johnny Hines, Adrienne Dore, Vernon Dent, Estelle Bradley & Neal Burns. Johnny follows his wife to a weekend party where he causes trouble

  • Our Nagging Wives (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 19m / November 9, 1930 Starring Ford Sterling & Eleanor Hunt. He is a womanizer getting caught

  • Don't Leave Home (William Watson) / 18m / December 28, 1930 Starring Johnny Hines, Doris Phillips & Jean Reno. A hotel patron tries to quiet a baby

  • Come To Papa (William Watson) / 18+m / February 22, 1931 Starring Ford Sterling, Eleanor Hunt, Snub Pollard, Jack Duffy & Eddie Baker. Ford Sterling sells ladies garments to a French expert but must battle a rival store from stealing his merchandise

  • A Fowl Affair (Al Christie) / 21+m/ © April 20, 1931 Cast are all chickens and ducks

  • The Foolish Forties (William Watson) / 21+m / June 6, 1931 Starring Ford Sterling, June MacCloy, Alyce McCormick, Stella Adams & Eddie Baker. A tale of two blackmailers who fail to make out with $10,000

 

 

Grandeur Specials (Fox)

Produced by Truman Talley

BW and 70mm, 7-8 minutes

 

Long before 35mm blown-up CinemaScope, Fox was testing the 70mm format in the features Fox Movietone Follies of 1929, Happy Days, Song O'My Heart and John Wayne's early hit The Big Trail. It also got used in two shorts:

 

  • Fox Grandeur News Special / May 26, 1929

  • Niagara Falls (music: Maurice Baron) / February 15, 1930

 

 

Helen & Warren (Fox)

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Starring Katherine Perry & Allan Forrest (first three) and Arthur Houseman

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

 

Marital comedies with two actors playing Warren.

 

  • Back To Mother (Harry Sweet) / December 19, 1926

  • An Old Flame (Harry Sweet) / January 23, 1927 (filmed '26) Marjorie Beebe co-stars

  • The Last Word (Tom Buckingham) / © March 13, 1927

  • Just A Husband (Harry Sweet) / © May 1, 1927 Arthur Houseman replaces Allan Forrest

  • Rumors For Rent (Harry Sweet) / © June 5, 1927

  • Her Silent Wow (George E. Marshall & Jess Robbins) / July 17, 1927

 

 

Hodge-Podge (Lyman H. Howe Films/Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox in last year)

Directed by Robert Gilliaum; writer: James F. Clemenger

BW / silent and sound, 8-10 minutes each

 

A fun series that initially used stock footage from the Lyman H. Howe travelogue library, then all new filmed-for-the-series material. This was an early example of “sugar coated education” not unlike what Walt Disney and Bell Science put out in the 1950s for the school kiddies. Animation involving cut-out figures and very sophisticated “claymation” was utilized as a “framing device” for educational live-action material. A couple of these survive today, both silent and with sound, and are quite eye-popping in their creativity.

 

  • King Winter / October 8, 1922

  • Sea Elephants / November 1, 1922

  • The Garden Of Geysers / December 8, 1922 Features shots taken at Yellowstone

  • Mrs. Hippo / January 16, 1923 (completed '22)

  • Hot Shots / January 23, 1923

  • Fishing For Tarpon / March 14, 1923

  • Speed Demons / April 29, 1923

  • Shooting The Earth / May 13, 1923 Cartoon segments plus live-action shots of New York, Panama, China, Japan, Philippines, Egypt, Scotland, Ireland and Italy

  • The Lyin' Hunt / June 24, 1923

  • The Cat And The Fiddle / July 18, 1923

  • A Flivver Elopement / July 18, 1923

  • Dipping In The Deep / August 11, 1923 Covers swimming scenes, Glacier Falls in the Rockies, icebergs, trick camera work in Washington DC

  • Why The Globe Trotter Trots / September 29, 1923

  • Speedville / October 16, 1923

  • The Bottom Of The Sea / November 19, 1923

  • Liquid Love / December 17, 1923

  • A Sailor's Life / January 16, 1924 (completed '23)

  • Movie Pioneer / February 9, 1924

  • Jumping Jacks / March 13, 1924

  • The Realm Of Sport / April 19, 1924

  • A Tiny Tour Of The U.S.A. / May 1, 1924 Cartoon and live-action segments featuring NYC Central Park, West Point Academy, Pittsburgh steel mills, Colorado Rockies, Yosemite and Washington DC

  • Snapshots Of The Universe / June 12, 1924

  • Untitled / July 13, 1924

  • Frozen Water / July 26, 1924

  • Hazardous Hunting / August 19, 1924

  • A Crazy Quilt Of Travel / September 18, 1924

  • Whirligigs / October 16, 1924

  • Earth's Oddities / November 28, 1924

  • Hi-Flyers / December 28, 1924

  • Topsy Turvy Travel / January 15, 1925 (completed '24)

  • Lots Of Knots / February 16, 1925

  • Movie Morsels / March 27, 1925

  • The Village School / April 19, 1925

  • Earth's Other Half / May 26, 1925

  • Mexican Melody / June 16, 1925 Not so much Mexico but water scenes, rain, rivers and the sea

  • Travel Treasures / June 30, 1925

  • Pictorial Proverbs / August 1, 1925

  • The Story Teller / August 22, 1925

  • Knicknacks Of Knowledge / October 18, 1925

  • Magical Movies / November 16, 1925

  • A Mythical Monster / December 21, 1925

  • Mother Goose's Movies / January 20, 1926 (completed '25)

  • Criss Cross Cruise / February 16, 1926

  • Congress Of Celebrities / March 20, 1926

  • Neptune's Domain / April 12, 1926

  • From A To Z Thru Filmdom / May 23, 1926

  • Peeking At The Planets / June 22, 1926

  • Chips Off The Old Block / July 25, 1926

  • Alligator's Paradise / August 22, 1926

  • A Merry-go-round Of Travel / September 19, 1926

  • Figures Of Fancy / November 28, 1926

  • Movie Medley / December 26, 1926

  • A Cluster Of Kings / January 6, 1927 (completed '26) King Alfonso of Spain, king of a Pennsylvania poultry fram, King Winter the circus performer

  • The Wise Old Owl / February 13, 1927

  • Climbing Into Cloudland / March 13, 1927 Hiking in Glacier National park, with animated segments leading to China and Egypt scenes

  • A Bird In Flight / April 17, 1927

  • A Scenic Treasure Chest / May 22, 1927

  • Tales Of A Traveler / June 16, 1927

  • Capers Of A Camera / July 17, 1927

  • Bubbles Of Geography / August 8, 1927

  • Delving Into The Dictionary / August 30, 1927

  • Here And There In Travel Land / October 16, 1927

  • Models In Mud / November 13, 1927

  • A Whirl Of Activity / December 11, 1927

  • Recollections Of A Rover / January 8, 1928 (completed '27)

  • Star Shots / January 28, 1928

  • How To Please The Public / March 31, 1928 More animation than usual, explaining how Hodge-Podge movies are made

  • Nicknames / April 2, 1928

  • The Wandering Toy / May 19, 1928 Technically more animated than "live-action".

  • Pictorial Tidbits / June 19, 1928

  • Conquering The Colorado / July 3, 1928

  • The Peep Show / August 2, 1928 Includes snippets from Alaska, Bali, Peru, Germany & other parts

  • On The Move / September 28, 1928

  • Glorious Adventure / November 2, 1928

  • A Patchwork Of Pictures / November 30, 1928

  • Shifting Scenes / January 11, 1929 (completed '28)

  • Question Marks / January 25, 1929 (completed '28)

  • A Dominion Of Diversity / March 15, 1929 Tour of Canada including scenic Ottawa

 

(sound added)

 

  • A Moving Movie Show / June 5, 1929

  • On the Streets / August 2, 1929

  • Studio Stunts / November 8, 1929

  • The Museum of Art / February 11, 1930

  • A Flying Trip / August 22, 1930 Features aerial shots of England, Scotland, Holland, France, Germany and other spots

  • Over the Air / September 1, 1930

  • A Medley of Rivers / September 1, 1930 Includes visuals set to the “Volga Boatman”

  • Speed Up / March 30, 1931

  • Tidbits / June 9, 1931

  • Jungle Giants / June 21, 1931 Various mammals of East Africa, particularly elephants

  • Moneymakers Of Manhattan / July 2, 1931

  • Vagabond Melodies / September 8, 1931

  • Highlights of Travel / September 23, 1931

  • The Wonder Trail / October 11, 1931 Covers Yellowstone and Yosemite

  • The Veldt / November 21, 1931 Wild animals in East Africa are seen coping with a fire

  • All Around the Town / February 21, 1932 New York City travelogue

  • The Prowlers / April 12, 1932 Covers lions and leopards in South Africa

  • Fury of the Storm / July 3, 1932 Shows how Wyoming ranchers protect their livestock during a blizzard

  • Bubble Blowers / August 11, 1932

  • Women's Work / September 12, 1932

  • Little Thrills / October 23, 1932 Scenes of mountain climbing, tarpon fishing, etc.

  • raffic / November 6, 1932 Clips of various transportation culled from many travelogues

  • The Wonder City / November 20, 1932 More impressionistic views of New York City

  • Down on the Farm / December 18, 1932

  • Across America in Ten Minutes / January 6, 1933 (completed '32) In an airplane transcontinental

  • The Animal Fair / January 15, 1933 (completed '32)

  • Skipping About the Universe / February 12, 1933 This and the remaining films were added to Fox's short subject program

  • Women of Many Lands / March 12, 1933

  • Out of the Ordinary / May 9, 1933

  • Sawdust Sidelights / June 1, 1933 Features Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus

  • Any Way To Get There / July 19, 1933 Study of transportation in Egypt, Jerusalem and Greece

  • Capers in Clay / August 9, 1933 Featured in the Alpha DVD Fantastic World of William Cameron Menzies. Various travel odds and ends, Japan, China, Holland, Indian elephants, Jerusalem camels and Ceylon monkeys included. Yet a higher percentage of clay animation than usual.

 

 

Hollywood Girls Comedies (Jack White/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich"

BW, 20-21 minutes each

 

  • Three Hollywood Girls / January 4, 1931 (completed '30) Starring Leota Lane, Phyllis Crane, Rita Flynn, Ford West, Edward J. Nugent & Florence Oberle

  • Crashing Hollywood / April 5, 1931 Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn & Phyllis Crane. The trio try to make it in pictures and impress an Iowa visitor with a wild party. Several “doubles” for movie stars are featured. A young Betty Grable as “Frances Dean” has a key role here.

  • The Lure Of Hollywood / July 5, 1931 Starring Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn, Phyllis Crane, George Chandler & Bryant Washburn

  • Queenie Of Hollywood / November 8, 1931 Queenie is a dog star. With Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn, Jeanne Farrin

  • Hollywood Luck / March 13, 1932 Starring Virginia Brooks, Rita Fynn, Clarence Nordstrom, Dennis O'Donnell, Fern Emmett & Betty Grable as “Frances Dean”

  • Hollywood Lights / May 8, 1932 Rita Fynn, Virginia Brooks & Tut Mace w/ Betty Grable. The struggling actresses accept stunt work for a cowboy

 

 

Hollywood On Parade (Louis Lewyn/Educational Pictures-Fox)

BW, 11 minutes each

 

Paramount handled the bulk of these: http://forums.tcm.co...ount/?p=1214137 These two titles handled by Educational were sometimes billed under the Treasure Chest series (see also)

 

  • Hollywood Gadabout / October 4, 1934 Celebrities at a carnival affair. Includes Mary Astor losing her pearls

  • Hollywood Movie Parade / © November 2, 1934 Features Jackie Cooper, Ann Harding, Ruby Keeler & others



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Hope Hampton Specials (Diament Film, McCall Company & Colorart/Educational Pictures)

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Technicolor (2-color system) / silent and 1 reel (under 11 minutes) except one

 

Technicolor was used in many short subjects in the 1920s for a number of studios, including Tiffany, Educational and MGM. Hope Hampton was a one-time opera singer in-the-making, who was discovered by Jules Brulatour and was a regular in many features of the period. She helped produced these.

 

  • Marionettes (Diamant Film; Henri Diamant-Berger) / November 29, 1925 Puppet film in 2-color Technicolor.

  • Parisian Modes In Color (McCall Company) / December 27, 1925

  • Colorful Fashions From Paris (McCall Company) / January 24, 1926 A French-filmed reel of new fashions presented in 2-color Technicolor.

  • Hope Hampton Displaying Paris Originals In Color (McCall Company) / December 26, 1926

  • Hope Hampton Displaying Creations Parisienne In Color (McCall Company) / December 4, 1927

  • Paris Fashions In Color (McCall Company) / December 25, 1927

  • Call Of The Sea (Colorart Pictures; Harold Hall) / 2 reels / January 1, 1928 (completed '27) Showcasing Technicolor's process and Hope Hampton scantily clad in a South seas set-up

  • Love's Springtime (Colorart Pictures; Leonce Perret) / February 17 1928 (completed '27) Technicolor costume drama set at Versailles and the Paris Opera

 

 

Ideal Comedies (Educational Pictures)

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

 

Silent, all produced by Jack White and starring Clem Beauchamp as “Jerry Drew”

 

  • Brunettes Prefer Gentlemen (Charles Lamont) / November 6, 1927 With Anita Garvin

  • Girlies Behave (Charles Lamont) / September 9, 1928

  • The Quiet Worker (Charles Lamont) / November 4, 1928

  • Wives Won't Weaken (Stephen Roberts) / December 16, 1928

  • Beauties Beware (Stephen Roberts) / © January 27, 1929

  • Wise Wimmin (Stephen Roberts) / March 31, 1929 Jerry is spied on by his wife through a futuristic television. Co-star Vernon Dent

  • Only Her Husband (Charles Lamont) / May 19, 1929 The philandering husband Jerry (Clem Beauchamp) constantly gets into trouble when he and his wife stay at a hotel. With Estelle Bradley & Robert Graves

  • Studio Pests (Stephen Roberts) / June 30, 1929 Clem Beuachamp is billed as Jerry Drew with Lillian Worth as support

  • Fake Flappers (Charles Lamont) / August 18, 1929 Starring Clem Beauchamp

 

Sound and 19-21 minutes running times.

 

  • Si, Si, Senor (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / September 21, 1930 Starring Tom Patrioca, Joe Philips & Chaquita de Montes. Eccentric guitarist falls for a Mexican dame south of the border

  • My Harem (Stephen Roberts) / November 16, 1930 Two guys (Lee Moran & James Bradbury Jr.) are forced to be “hands off” with a haven of beauties

  • Pete And Repeat (Roscoe Arbuckle as “William Goodrich”) / March 1, 1931 As the “black comedy team” Seben 'n' Eleben (Bud Harrison & Peenie Elmo), these two are escaped convicts who convince blacksmiths to exchange clothes for a movie role

  • Taste 'Em And Share 'Em (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / September 27, 1931

  • The Tamale Vendor (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / November 26, 1931 Starring Tom Patricola & Charles Judel. A guitarist finds romance south of the border

  • Moonlight And Cactus (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / December 26, 1931 Starring Tom Patricola, Charles Judel & Charles Dorety. A medicine show salesman falls for a “taken” lady.

  • It's A Cinch (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / March 27, 1932 Starring Monte Collins, Phyllis Crane, Tom O'Brien, Jack Shaw, Richard Powell & Martha Mattox

 

 

Immortals Of The Canvas (Art Film Production/20th Century Fox)

Produced by Boris Vermont & Marilyn Silverstone

Directed by Jean Oser

Technicolor, 10 minutes each

 

Glossy all-color look at famous paintings. Although not a new concept in movies (i.e. Warner Bros. 2-title “Immortal Brush” series did the same thing in full color in the thirties), this series got a lot of praise at the time. an Oscar win and another nomination. Not bad for just a five-title series!

 

  • I Remember The Glory: The Art Of Botticelli / © June 11, 1952

  • Curtain Call: The Art Of Degas / © August 19, 1952

  • Light In The Window: The Art Of Vermeer / © September 17, 1952 (Academy Award Winner)

  • Birth Of Venus: Art Of The Renaissance / © November 29, 1952 Raphael and Botticelli paintings are presented in color as a college professor fantasizes

  • The Night Watch: The Art Of Rembrandt / © December 15, 1952

  • The Young Immortal: The Art Of Raphael / © December 15, 1952

  • Joy Of Living: The Art Of Renoir / © December 27, 1952 (Academy Award Nominee for 1953)

 

 

Imperial Comedies (Fox)

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

 

Not a lot of information about these comedies today, although a few survive and some familiar stars appeared, sometimes with an assortment of animal stars.

 

  • The Rain Storm (Tom Buckingham) / © August 19, 1923 Starring Harry Sweet

  • The Two Johns (Tom Buckingham) / © September 2, 1923

  • Why Pay Rent? (John G. Blystone) / September 2, 1923

  • Monkey Farm (Lewis [Lou] Seiler & Clyde Carruth) / September 14, 1923 Starring Sidney Smith

  • Up In The Air (Tom Buckingham) / October 7, 1923

  • Monks A La Mode (Lewis [Lou] Seiler & Clyde Carruth) / © November 7, 1923

  • A Monkey Mixup (Lewis [Lou] Seiler & Clyde Carruth) / November 11, 1923 Starring Sidney Smith

  • Arabia's Last Alarm (Tom Buckingham) / December 2, 1923

  • School Pals (Lewis [Lou] Seiler & Clyde Carruth) / © January 13, 1924 (filmed '23)

  • On The Job (Benjamin Stoloff & Clyde Carruth) / © February 9, 1924

  • The Cow Boys (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / February 10, 1924

  • He's My Pal (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / March 6, 1924

  • Sweet Papa (Albert Ray) / August 17, 1924

  • Blows And Dynamite (Albert Ray) / September 14, 1924

  • A Deep Sea Panic (Roy Del Ruth) / September 28, 1924 Starring James Parrott, Kalla Pasha, Mildred June & others. A remake of a popular Harry Langdon's SHANGHAID LOVERS with violent slapstick set on a ship

  • Her Ball And Chain (George [Slim] Summerville) / October 26, 1924

  • A Nip Of Scotch (Roy Del Ruth) / © October 26, 1924

  • Up On The Farm (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / © November 8, 1924 Starring Lee Moran

  • Roaring Lions At Home (Benjamin Stoloff) / November 23, 1924 Starring Oliver Hardy

  • The Sleepwalker (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / © January 4, 1925 (filmed '24) Starring Sidney Smith

  • Blue Blood (Noel Smith) / © January 25, 1925 (filmed '24)

  • Tons Of Trouble (Glenn Lambert) / © February 15, 1925

  • Lion Love (Benjamin Stoloff) / February 22, 1925

  • House Of Flickers (Roy Del Ruth & Ross Lederman) / March 15, 1925

  • Say It With Flour (William Campbell) / © March 22, 1925

  • Help Yourself (Bryan Foy) / March 29, 1925 (© March 22)

  • A High Jinx (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / © April 19, 1925

  • Papa's Darling (Benjamin Stoloff) / © April 19, 1925

  • On The Go (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / © July 26, 1925 Sidney Smith, Lois Byrd, Tommy Hicks & Harry Dunkinson. Antics of a zany mail carrier and his wife

  • Sweet Maries (Benjamin Stoloff) / © July 26, 1925 Starring Sidney Smith

  • Love And Lions (Benjamin Stoloff) / September 20, 1925 Starring Harry Goodwin, Bud Jamison, Leon Janney, Judy King & others

  • A Cloudy Romance (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / October 4, 1925 Starring Harold Austin & Hazel Dawn

  • The Heart Breaker (Benjamin Stoloff) / October 18, 1925 Starring Sidney Smith

  • Strong For Love (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / © October 25, 1925 Starring Sidney Smith

  • East Side West Side (George E. Marshall) / © November 8, 1925 Starring George Harris & Barbara Luddy

  • Control Yourself (Robert P. Kerr) / November 29, 1925 Starring Sidney Smith & Catherine Bennett. A wealthy teen aids the father of his girlfriend from contractors defrauding him with a dam he commissions, with action around the derricks

  • Heavy Swells (Henry Lehrman) / © December 6, 1925

  • Up On The Farm (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / December 7, 1925 Starring Lee Moran

  • The Flying Fool (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / December 27, 1925 Starring Sidney Smith & Marion Harlan

  • The Fighting Tailor (George E. Marshall) / © December 30, 1925 Starring George Harris & Barbara Luddy. A Jewish tailor's son turns the store into a gym, while his rival is an Irish champion

  • A Flaming Affair (Lex Neal) / January 24, 1926 Starring Sidney Smith

  • A Bankrupt Honeymoon (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / February 7, 1926 Starring Harold Goodwin, Shirley Palmer, Oliver Hardy & others

  • An Officer Of The Day (Max Gold & Andrew Bennison) / © February 7, 1926 Starring Harold Goodwin

  • Pawnshop Politics (George E. Marshall) / © February 7, 1926 Starring George Harris

  • Two Lips In Holland (Lloyd Bacon) / © March 14, 1926 Starring Arthur Houseman & Edna Marion

  • The Polar Baron (Lex Neal) / © March 28, 1926 Starring Gene Cameron

  • Eight-Cylinder Bull (Alfred Davis & Max Gold) / April 18, 1926 Starring Ralph Sipperly, Harold Austin, Jean Arthur, fred Walton & Scott Seaton. A used car salesman tries to con customers with cardboard “models”.

  • Matrimony Blues (Lex Neal) / © May 16, 1926 Starring Georgie Harris

  • A-1 Society (George E. Marshall) / © June 13, 1926 Starring Georgie Harris, Barbara Luddy, Billy Engle, Orfa Casanova & others. A prim student gets involved with his college football team

  • It's A Pipe (George E. Marshall & Benjamin Stoloff) / © July 21, 1926 Starring Georgie Harris, Barbara Luddy, Patrick Kelly, Ben Bard & others. An engaged girl sets sail to Ireland with her father with Abie (Georgie Harris) as a stowaway. The ship wrecks in a tropical isle involving cannibals.Title involves the father's running gag with his pipe.

  • The Steeplechaser (Jess Robbins) / © August 29, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Gladys McConnell & others

  • The Non-Stop Bride (Jess Robbins) / © August 31, 1926 Western action with Arthur Houseman as a horse thief fleeing the posse and later disguising as a woman. Gene Cameron co-stars

  • Honeymoon Hospital (Eugene Forde & Zion Myers) / September 24, 1926 Starring Gene Cameron

  • Dizzy Dancers (Jules White) / October 3, 1926 Starring Gene Cameron, Jean Lorraine & James Donnelly. A dance craze “The Charley Horse Trot” afflicts both motorists and cops

  • King Of The Kitchen (Albert Austin) / October 17, 1926 Starring Lige Conley

  • Marry Month Of May (Tom Buckingham) / © October 17, 1926 Starring Gladys McConnell & Harold Goodwin. Gladys is a timid girl who wants assurance that her sweetheart is not a descendant of the pirate Captain Kidd.

  • Light Wines And Bearded Ladies (Jules White) / © October 24, 1926 Starring Gene Cameron, Sally Phipps, Harry Martell & J. Buckley Russell. After adventures on a passenger plane, Gene must hide as an airborn barber

  • Golf Widows (Harry Cohn) / © November 1, 1926 Starring Barbara Luddy, Archie Burke, Oliver Eckhardt & others.

  • Madame Dynamite (Eugene Forde & Zion Myers) / November 11, 1926 Starring Alice Howell.

  • The Motor Boat Demon (Jess Robbins) / © December 12, 1926 Starring Anita Gavin. Fast paced boat race comedy

  • Big Business (Mark Sandrich) / December 26, 1926 Starring Harold Austin & Sally Phipps.

  • Bathing Suitor (Eugene Forde & Zion Myers) / January 9, 1927 (filmed '26) Starring Georgie Harris & Barbara Luddy.

  • Hello Lafayette (Alfred Davis & Max Gold) / January 23, 1927 Starring Ernest Shields, Jean Arthur & Harry Woods.

  • Birthday Greetings (Eugene Forde & Zion Myers) / © February 6, 1927 (wide-release: March 20) Starring Georgie Harris. A daughter surprises pop with birthday liquor, but the server thinks it is a bomb

  • Slippery Silks (Jules White) / © February 6, 1927 Starring Lige Conley, Caryl Lincoln, Frank J. Coleman, Babe London & John Kolb.

  • Girls (George E. Marshall & Eugene Forde) / March 27, 1927 Starring Richard Walling. The shyest in the class gets help getting his first kiss

  • A Spanish Omelet (Ray Flynn) / May 8, 1927 Starring Natalie Joyce.

  • Wine, Women And Sauerkraut (Jess Robbins) / May 29, 1927 Starring Claire Cannon, George Gray & Nick Stuart. Chorus girls avoid paying their hotel bill

  • A Midsummer Night's Steam (George E. Marshall) / June 5, 1927 Starring Eddie Clayton, Sally Phipps & Floence Wix.

  • Gentlemen Prefer Scotch (George E. Marshall & Jules White) / © July 10, 1927 Starring Nick Stuart, Sally Phipps & George Gray.

  • Why Blondes Leave Home (Gus Meins) / © July 17, 1927 (wide-release: September 27) Starring Marjorie Beebe & Richard Walling.

  • Mum's The Word (Eugene Forde) / August 7, 1927 Starring Nick Stuart & Sally Phipps.

  • Twenty Legs Under The Sea (Albert Ray) / © September 4, 1927 Starring Richard Walling & Jean Lorraine. Walling stages a bathing beauty race to aid a resort

  • Her Blue Black Eyes (Eugene Forde) / September 26, 1927 Starring Eddie Clayton, Maria Alba & Otto Fries. A struggling writer dodges experimental shots of an inventor of a new bullet proof vest.

  • A Silly Sailor (Wallace MacDonald) / © November 9, 1927 Starring Gene Cameron & Kay Bryant.

  • A Low Necker (Wallace MacDonald) / © December 14, 1927 Starring Marjorie Beebe, Norman Peck, Arthur Millett & Jack Hilliard.

  • Hold Your Hat (Billy West) / January 12, 1928 (filmed '27) Starring Nick Stuart, Sally Phipps, Thelma Hill & Arthur Houseman. The boss' young son puts valuable papers in Kick's hat and he mistakenly tries to get rid of it

  • Love Is Blonde (Mark Sandrich) / February 6, 1928 Starring David Rollins, Diane Ellis, Larry Steers, Thelma Hill & Fred Spencer.

  • Old Wives Who Knew (Mark Sandrich) / March 21, 1928 Starring James Finlayson & Anita Garvin. Struggles with a sexy vamp

  • Jack And Jilted (Billy West) / April 27, 1928 Starring Bud Jamison, Patrick Cunning, Marjorie King, Harry Dunkinson, Dorothy Wolbert, Nick Copeland & Addie McPhail.

  • Daisies Won't Yell (Jasper Blystone) / July 8, 1928 Starring Caryl Lincoln & Benny Rubin.

  • Her Mother's Back (Jasper Blystone) / July 19, 1928 Starring Vernon Dent & Billy Bletcher.



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Jack White Talking Comedies (Jack White/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Stephen Roberts

BW, times listed

 

  • Hail, The Princess / 17+m / May 11, 1930 Starring Monte Collins, Norman Peck, May Boley, Arthur Belasco & Alma Bennett. A lady tries to put on the ritz without her butler muscling in

  • Zip! Boom! Bang! / 20+m / March 17, 1929 Starring Raymond McKee, Jimmie Conlin & Myrtle Glass. A family visits the circus but the animals run wild

  • Cold Shivers / 19+m / © May 19, 1929 Starring Raymond McKee, Lucille Hutton, Edith Thatcher, Al Thompson, Robert Graves, Ray Turner & Floyd Shackelford. Haunted house comedy complete with a deadly will and testament

  • Lover's Delight / 17+m / © July 24, 1929 Starring Johnny Arthur & Pauline Garon. A bickering couple invite gossipy neighbors to breakfast

  • Look Out Below / 18+m / August 18, 1929 Starring Raymond McKee, Thelma Todd, Jerry Drew & Monte Collins. Folks get stuck in an unfinished elevator

  • Hunting The Hunter / 17+m / © October 10, 1929 Starring Raymond McKee, Harold Goodwin & Anita Garvin.

  • The Madhouse / 18+m / December 1, 1929 Starring Monte Collins, Eddie Lambert, Addie McPhail & Lucille Hutton. Nobody can sleep in a noisy Sunday apartment complex

  • Hot-- And How / 20+m / January 11, 1930 (completed '29) Starring Phyllis Crane, Harold Goodwin & Dorothy Coburn. A guy who is secretly married must contend with the affections of another woman

  • Oh Darling! / 17+m / February 1, 1930 (Motion Picture Herald) Starring Judith Barnett, Norman Peck & others. Mister “bashful” makes whoopee with another woman besides his wife

  • Dad Knows Best / 20+m / March 30, 1930 Starring Taylor Holmes, Helen Bolton & Monte Collins. Daddy shows son how to woo women and gets one himself

 

 

Jane & Katherine Lee: “The Lee Kids” (Fox)

Directed by Ralph Spence

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

 

  • A Pair Of Aces / © August 20, 1922

  • Kids And Skids / © September 3, 1922

  • Double Trouble / © October 8, 1922

  • Town Terrors / © November 12, 1922

  • The Wise Birds / © December 17, 1922

 

 

Johnny Walker's “Great Hokum Mystery” (Atlas/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Monroe Gold; narrator: Lew Lehr

BW, 16-18 minutes each

 

This was a series of re-edits of silent film melodramas with funny dialogue added. Not sure of the original titles involved. Lew Lehr worked on these just before joining Fox Movietone and creating their similar Movietone Tintypes (see also)

 

  • Hypnotizing For Love / © August 21, 1932

  • Burned At The Steak / © October 16, 1932

  • In The Clutches Of Death / © November 13, 1932

  • Evil Eye Conquers / © January 8, 1933 (completed '32)

 

 

Johnny Walker's “Do You Remember?” (Atlas/Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox in 1933)

Directed by Monroe Gold; narrator: Lew Lehr

BW, 10 minutes each

 

Much like the above series, but more nostalgic than ridiculing. Also many recycled film clips, mixed with recreated new footage, cover the previous three decades of pop culture.

 

  • Old New York / © September 11, 1932 Vintage film clips of the city pre-WW1

  • The Gaslight Nineties / © November 27, 1932 Includes vintage 1890s film clips along with documentary nostalgia

  • When Dad Was A Boy / © January 22, 1933

  • Puffs And Bustles / © March 12, 1933

  • Highlights From The Past / © April 9, 1933

  • Old Fashioned News Reel / © July 2, 1933

 

 

Juvenile Comedies / Big Boy-Juvenile Comedies (Jack White/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

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

 

As the series name suggests, this involved pint-sized comedy stars. “Big Boy” was played by Malcolm Sebastian as the cutie-pie counterpart to Hal Roach's “Our Gang” crew. Later shorts were dubbed “Big Boy-Juvenile Comedies”.

 

  • The Yankee Spirit (Norman Taurog) / September 2, 1923 Starring Ben Alexander, Ernest Butterworth & George Ovey

  • Three Cheers (Gilbert Pratt) / October 21, 1923 Starring Rogers Knee, Ernest Butterworth & Peggy Cartwright

  • Over The Fence (Earl Montgomery) / December 23, 1923

  • About Face (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / February 17, 1924 Starring Johnny Fox

  • Barnum Junior (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / March 30, 1924 Starring Johnny Fox, Peggy Cartright & Ben Alexander

  • Junior Partner (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / May 25, 1924 Starring Johnny Fox

  • Oh, Teacher! (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / August 31, 1924 Starring Jack McHugh, Dorothy Seastrom, Eddie Boland, Tommy Hicks & others

  • Dirty Hands (Fred Hibbard) / October 19, 1924 Starring Ben Alexander, Peggy Cartwright & others

  • Goat Getters (William Campbell) / December 14, 1924 Starring Tommy Hicks & Jack McHugh

  • Wildcat Willie (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / February 15, 1925 Starring Ben Alexander, Peggy Cartwright & Jack McHugh

  • Dragon Alley (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / May 3, 1925 Starring Jack McHugh

  • Baby Blues (Jules White) / © June 26, 1925

 

Starring Malcolm Sebastian as “Big Boy” with Charles Lamont directing

 

  • Baby Be Good / © December 17, 1925 Co-starring Bonnie Barrett

  • Bachelors' Babies / © January 11, 1926 (completed '25)

  • Sea Scamps / February 14, 1926 With Wallace Lupino. Featured on SlapHappy Vol 4.

  • Raisin' Cain / April 4, 1926

  • Bear Cats / © May 17, 1926 Jack McHugh takes an overgrown "Big Boy" to play with other kids, but his size becomes a problem

  • Excess Baggage / July 18, 1926

  • My Kid / September 5, 1926

  • Open Spaces / November 7, 1926

  • Funny Face / January 9, 1927 (completed '26) Gags involving a kid with a big hat and big feet

  • Grandpa's Boy / March 6, 1927

  • Atta Boy / © May 16, 1927 Despite being grounded by mother, Big Boy escapes to the circus

  • Kid Tricks / July 8, 1927

  • She's A Boy / October 2, 1927

  • Shamrock Alley / November 27, 1927

  • Angel Eyes / January 23, 1928

  • Chilly Days / © February 8, 1928

  • No Fare / April 8, 1928 Mother leaves Big Boy to tend a neighbor

  • Navy Beans / May 27, 1928

  • Gloom Chaser / June 24, 1928

  • Kid Hayseed / August 5, 1928

  • Hot Luck / September 2, 1928

  • Come To Papa / © October 14, 1928 With Lorraine Rivero

  • Follow Teacher / December 16, 1928

  • The Fixer / February 3, 1929

  • Ginger Snaps / March 24, 1929

  • Joy Tonic / May 5, 1929

  • Helter Skelter / June 15, 1929 Big Boy tries to sell his dog to aid his poor mother and caused trouble in a rich lady's house

  • Sole Support / August 4, 1929

 

 

Kinograms (Educational Pictures)

 

This was a bi-weekly newsreel that ran from 1919 through 1931. Producer credited was George Bayes, with Terry Ramsaye as primary editor until 1927 (when he joined Pathé Review). This company was occasionally associated with special short subjects like Our World Today (see also).

 

 

Larry Semon Comedies (Chadwick/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Larry Semon & Noel M. Smith

BW / silent and 18-20 minutes

 

This clown-faced star was a top figure over at Vitagraph before it was bought out by Warner Brothers as “Vitaphone”. His comedies done for Educational were few in number, but quite polished in performances and production values.

 

  • Her Boyfriend / September 28, 1924 Co-starring Dorothy Dwan, Alma Bennett, Oliver Hardy & others. Iva spies for the police at Dropem Inn and his held hostage by bootlegger Slim... until the police chief's son comes to the rescue.

  • Kid Speed / November 16, 1924 With Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Dwan, Frank Alexander & others. A mad race is waged for the affections of the businessman organizer's daughter

  • Dome Doctor / April 19, 1925 With Dorothy Dwan, Frank Alexander, Fred DeSilva & others. Antics involving a troubled automobile

  • The Cloudhopper (A Week-End Driver) / © June 22, 1925 Co-starring Dorothy Dwan, Earl Montgomery, Frank Alexander. Famous frantic chase comedy invvolving a speeding train and motorcycles. One of the more ambitious Semon shorts.

  • Stunt Man / October 23, 1927 With Dorothea Raynor, Jack Lipson & Charles Meakin. A movie stunt man must prove himself to his girl

  • Oh, What A Man! / December 4, 1927 With Gertrude Astor, Jack Richardson, S.D. Wilcox

  • Dummies (Larry Semon) / January 1, 1928 (completed '27) With Marie Astaire & James Donnelly. A medicine show is robbed and Larry seeks the thieves

  • A Simple Sap (Hampton Del Ruth, director) / February 1, 1928 Larry fouls up his relations with customers at a store he works at

 

 

Lew Lehr's Kindergarten / Dribble Puss Parade (20th Century Fox)

Producers and directors listed in ()

Narrator: Lew Lehr

BW and color, all 1 reel

 

To the Looney Tune fan, Lew's voice and prominent teeth (when he smiled) was lampooned frequently in the animated cartoons of the 1930s and '40s (in no less than eight counted, such as Porky's Snooze Reel and Russian Rhapsody). His catchy line of “Monkeys Is The Cwaziest People” became a popular household phrase at the time and was also used as the title of one of his shorts listed below. On Fox Movietone News, he scored a particularly popular segment, starting in 1933, called “Unnatural History”. A few of these 2 minute excerpts were later released to the home movie and school market on 16mm: Der Knob-Head (Wart Hog); A Dribble-Puss (Sea Cow); Baby Giraffe, to name a few. His “Kindergarten” and “Dribble Puss Parade” were much like the contemporary MGM's Pete Smith Specialties in format, with his funny voice maintaining interest over a lot of sports, travel and especially animal footage.

 

Listed as “ Lew Lehr's Kindergarten”, there were in black and white and 10 minutes each

 

  • What Every Boy Should Know (Truman Talley, producer; Russell Sheilds) / © September 2, 1938

  • What Every Girl Should Know (Truman Talley, producer; Russell Sheilds & Jack Gordon) / © November 25, 1938

  • What Every Inventor Should Know (Truman Talley, producer; Russell Sheilds & Jack Gordon) / © December 30, 1938

 

Listed as “ Lew Lehr's Dribble Puss Parade”, times listed along with the select Technicolor reels

 

  • Muscle Maulers (Truman Talley, producer; Russell Sheilds & Jack Gordon) / 11+m / April 14, 1939 Wrestling reel reissued in 1946

  • Monkeys Is The Cwaziest People (Truman Talley, producer; Russell Sheilds & Jack Gordon) / 9+m / September 20, 1939 More chimps than monkeys shown changing tires, fixing clocks, etc.

  • The Silly Season (Truman Talley, producer; Russell Sheilds & Jack Gordon) / 11+m / December 8, 1939 Comic look at news press agents

  • Labor Savors (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds) / 9+m / April 12, 1940 Covers loggers and mill workers

  • Cheerio, My Dears! (Truman Talley, producer; Russell Sheilds) / 9+m / July 5, 1940

  • Grunters And Groaners (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds) / 8+m / August 17, 1940 Comedy takes on wrestling

  • The Tale Of Butch The Parrot (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds) / 8+m / December 6, 1940

  • Monkey Doodle Dandies (Edmund Reek, producer; William Storz) / 9+m / November 27, 1942 From St. Louis Zoo.

  • Jungle Land (Edmund Reek, producer; William Storz) / 9+m / June 4, 1943 Tour of St. Louis Zoo.

  • Fuss And Feathers (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds) / 9+m / © October 29, 1943 Shots of various birds with funny commentary

  • Lew Lehrs Makes The News (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds) / 9+m / © May 26, 1944

  • Sea Food Mamas (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig) / 8+m / October 20, 1944 Profiles wildlife at Clear Lake, Colorado.

  • Do You Remember? (Good Old Days) (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds) / 8+m / April 6, 1945

  • Here Comes The Circus (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / Technicolor-8+m / March 1, 1946

  • Monkey-Tone News (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig) / 9+m / January 17, 1947 (edited '46)

  • Fisherman's Nightmare (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer) / Technicolor-8+m / February 21, 1947

  • Album Of Animals (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig) / 9+m / September 26, 1947

  • Dying To Live (Edmund Reek, producer; Phil Shea) / 9+m / May 12, 1948 Stuntmen show their tricks.

  • Satisfied Saurians (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig) / 9+m / © March 5, 1949 Tour of an alligator farm.

 

 

Living Book Of Nature with Raymond L. Ditmars (Ditmar Productions & Walter Baier/Educational Pictures)

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

 

Raymond L. Ditmars was a leading zoology expert working with both the American Museum of Natural History and the Bronx Zoo who became a familiar face in many silent era documentaries, beginning with his select shorts released through Pathé (http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286203 ) and later his segments in the Pathé Review (http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286207 )These are his Educational Picture releases:

 

  • American Bears / February 19, 1917

  • Foreign Deer / February 26, 1917

  • The Beaver Prepares For Winter / March 5, 1917

  • Jungle Vaudeville / March 12, 1917

  • Feeding The Fish-Eaters / March 19, 1917 Covers feeding time at the zoo with seals and other aquatic mammals

  • Feeding The Bears / March 26, 1917

  • Sea Lions / March 1917

  • Our World As It Appears To An Ant / April 9, 1917

  • Monkey Capers / April 23, 1917

  • The Larger Birds / April 30, 1917

  • Royal Game / May 7, 1917

  • The Small Cat Animals / May 14, 1917

  • Surgery At The Zoo / May 28, 1917

  • Transporting Wild Animals / June 4, 1917

  • American Deer / June 11, 1917

  • The Orang Apprentice / June 18, 1917

  • Babies On The Farm / June 25, 1917

  • Biography Of A Stag / July 9, 1917

  • The Life Of A Moth / July 16, 1917

  • Mounting Butterflies / August 6, 1917

  • Wolves And Their Allies / July 23, 1917

  • Waterfowl / July 30, 1917

  • Animals In Winter / August 13, 1917

  • Ancestors Of The Horse / August 20, 1917

  • Orang Volunteers / August 27, 1917

  • Kangaroos And Their Allies / September 3, 1917

 

Walter Baier takes over as producer with the following:

 

  • Animals Of Australia (The Animals From Australia) / November 19, 1917 Includes egg-swallowing shngle-backed lizards, rabbit-eared bandicoots and emus

  • The Smaller Monkeys / November 26, 1917 Such as the saki, the pider and wooley monkeys and an ape, the Sumatra Gibbon

  • Enemies Of The Garden / December 3, 1917

  • Our Vanishing Game / December 10, 1917

  • Nature's Weavers / December 17, 1917

  • The Animals In Midsummer / December 31, 1917

  • Children's Pets / December 24, 1917

  • Nature's Songsters / December 24, 1917

  • How Birds Feed Their Young / January 4, 1918 (completed '17)

  • Life In The Insect World / January 28, 1918

  • Turtles Of All Lands / February 11, 1918

  • Evolution / February 25, 1918 Compares different plant forms, the hyrax with the elephant and even looks at the Diplodocus of the Jurassic. Also daringly (for a "creationist" America) compares apes with man.

  • Animal Traits / March 11, 1918 Focus on a horse showing its anger

  • Adaptation / March 25, 1918 Covers traits of various animals that aid survival: an owl's nighttime vision, flamingo beaks, secretary bird skill for finding reptiles, etc.

  • Night Animals / April 8, 1918

  • Wild Goats And Sheep / April 22, 1918

  • Wild Babies / May 6, 1918

  • The Friendly Bee / May 20, 1918

  • Swat That Fly / June 10, 1918 Shown alongside a Gregory La Cava animated cartoon of the same title

  • War Times At The Zoo / July 1918

  • Life In Inland Waters / July 8, 1918 Salamanders, mosquitoes, dragonflies, etc.

  • Wearers Of Furs And Quills (co-produced by International Film Service) / July 29, 1918

  • Nature's Mischief Makers / September 1918

 

These last two were billed as “Nature Specials”

 

  • Porcupines / February 2, 1919

  • The Polar Bear / March 30, 1919



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Lloyd Hamilton Comedies (Hamilton Productions/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

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

 

Charlie Chaplin once complimented Lloyd Hamilton as the one comedy star he was “most jealous of”, since his facial expressions were quite lively and, with Charley Chase and a post-scandal Roscoe Arbuckle directing a handful of his best shorts, sometimes boasted rather surreal storylines. Hamilton appeared in earlier Mermaid Comedies (see also) before getting star billing in a series that he also co-produced. Unfortunately he didn't appear in enough feature films to make the lasting impact as others did and his death in 1935 was a little premature. Nonetheless he was successful continuing into early sound comedies.

 

Silent films, under 20 minutes unless noted

 

  • The Speeder (Lloyd Bacon) / September 22, 1922 With Ruth Hiatt, Tom Kennedy, Lloyd Bacon & Hugh Fay.

  • The Educator (Lloyd Bacon) / November 19, 1922 With Ruth Hiatt, Otto Fries, Josephine Adair & Orral Humphrey.

  • No Luck (Lloyd Bacon & Hugh Fray) / January 14, 1923 (completed '22) Running 25 minutes. With Ruth Hiatt, Coy Watson, Tom McGuire & others.

  • Extra! Extra! (Lloyd Bacon & Hugh Fray) / February 25, 1923 With Ruth Hiatt, Robert DeVilbiss & others. Newspaper comedy

  • Uneasy Feet (Lloyd Bacon & Hugh Fray) / March 25, 1923 With Ruth Hiatt.

  • F.O.B. (Lloyd Bacon) / May 13, 1923 With Ruth Hiatt, Louis Morrison & others.

  • The Optimist (Gilbert Pratt) / September 9, 1923 With Ruth Hiatt, Hank Mann, Lloyd Bacon & others. An idealist visits a wealthy family and relates a pilgrims/Indians story, then helps a poor family

  • My Friend (Fred Hibbard) / January 13, 1924 (completed '23) With Ruth Hiatt.

  • Lonesome (Fred Hibbard) / February 24, 1924

  • Killing Time (Fred Hibbard) / April 9, 1924

  • Going East (Fred Hibbard) / May 11, 1924 Hamilton is a deputy helping a sheriff catch crooks on a train... and dealing with a mother and her dozen brats

  • Jonah Jones (Fred Hibbard) / September 21, 1924 With Babe London, Dorothy Seastrom & Dick Sutherland. Tale of a farmer and two ladies... one his country sweetheart and the other a city gal. Also antics with his problematic car.

  • Crushed (Fred Hibbard) / November 24, 1924 With Dorothy Seastrom, Blanche Payson & others. Gags involving a mosquito resistant outfit which doesn't work, a potential inheritance in New York and Lloyd's firts trip on a subway car and his final marriage to a lady with a bed shortage.

  • Hooked (Fred Hibbard) / February 8, 1925 Fishing comedy- one half survives with the George Eastman Archive.

  • Half A Hero (Fred Hibbard) / March 3, 1925

  • King Cotton (Hugh Fay) / May 3, 1925

  • Good Morning (Lloyd Bacon) / June 8, 1925 25 minutes in length. With Dick Sutherland.

  • Waiting (Stephen Roberts) / July 19, 1925 With Ruth Hiatt & Glen Cavender. Lloyd gets jealous that his wife is dining with another man and poses as a waiter

  • The Movies (Roscoe Arbuckle) / October 4, 1925 With Marcella day, Arthur Thalasso, Frank Jonasson & Glen Cavender. Clever comedy with Lloyd playing a country boy finding trouble in the big city, only to later be "discovered" to play as a stand-in for... Lloyd Hamilton the star!

  • Framed (Stephen Roberts) / December 6, 1925 With Natalie Kingston.

  • Careful Please (Norman Taurog) / © March 2, 1926 (imdb) Struggles of a bill collector working on the wrong side of the tracks and even gets involved in a kidnapping scheme.

  • Nobody's Business (Norman Taurog) / April 4, 1926 25 minutes. With Dick Sutherland, James T. Kelley, Helen McNair & others. Hamilton struggles with his morning rituals, then his lunch wagon winds up atop a roller coaster!

  • Nothing Matters (Norman Taurog) / June 6, 1926 With Stanley Blystone, Anita Garvin, Eddie Boland & Bob Kartman. Half of the film survives. Lloyd is a correspondence school detective who winds up in Chinatown

  • Here Comes Charlie (Norman Taurog) / June 27, 1926 With Virginia Vance, Stanley Blystone, Glen Davender, George Davis & others. A store floorwalker bumbles a romance with the boss' daughter

  • Move Along (Norman Taurog) / July 25, 1926 With Helen Foster, Glen Cavender, Anita Garvin & others. Unemployed and evicted, Lloyd struggles when winter sets in

  • Jolly Tars (Norman Taurog) / August 29, 1926 With Dick Sutherland. Lloyd visits the wrong pier to meet his departing girl and winds up joining the navy

  • Teacher, Teacher (Norman Taurog) / October 17, 1926

  • One Sunday Morning (Roscoe Arbuckle) / December 12, 1926 With Estelle Bradley & Stanley Blystone.

  • Peaceful Oscar (Roscoe Arbuckle) / January 30, 1927

  • Somebody's Fault (Norman Taurog) / March 13, 1927 With Bob Kortman & Eva Thatcher. Lloyd the electrician in one of his best slapsticks.

  • Breezing Along (Norman Taurog) / © May 2, 1927 Co-starring Estelle Bradley. Well received comedy involving Lloyd dealing with a bratty kid

  • Goose Flesh (Norman Taurog) / June 19, 1927 25 minutes in length. Hamilton is a detective. With Estelle Bradley, Fred Spencer, Dick Carter, Henry Murdock & Al Thompson

  • At Ease (Norman Taurog) / September 4, 1927 With Estelle Bradley.

  • New Wrinkles (Norman Taurog) / October 30, 1927

  • Papa's Boy (Norman Taurog) / December 18, 1927 With Robert Graves, Glen Cavender, Betty Boyd, Al Thompson & Blanche Payson. Highlight featured in Slaphappy Video's compilation with Lloyd as a butterfly chaser going after a lady's butterfly tattoo. Later antics involve "toughing it up" in the woods to please Dad and encountering a crocodile.

  • Always A Gentleman (Norman Taurog) / February 5, 1928 With Stanley Blystone, Edna Gregory & others. Antics at the golf course and joining new-found "friends" who wind up taking Lloyd to a "looney bin"

  • Between Jobs (Norman Taurog) / © March 18, 1928

  • Blazing Away (Norman Taurog) / © March 22, 1928 With Kewpie Morgan.Rivals go at it as cab driver, romancers of the same girl and football teams

  • Home Made Man (Norman Taurog) / July 17, 1928 With Kewpie Morgan. Antics at a gym

  • Listen Children (Norman Taurog) / July 22, 1928

 

Sound films with times listed

 

  • His Big Minute (William Watson) / 25+m / May 14, 1929 With Gladys McConnel, Bert Woodruff & others. Wild west antics at Bloody Gulch

  • Don't Be Nervous (William Watson) / 25+m / July 7, 1929 With Rita LaRoy & Mahlon Hamilton. Lloyd (as Vernon) looks like and is confused for a gangster

  • His Baby Daze (Gilbert Pratt) / 19+m / August 18, 1929 With Glen Cavender, Little Billy & others. As a butler, "Vernon" must cater to a child who is really a midget thief.

  • Peaceful Alley (Alfred J. Goulding) / 30+m / September 29, 1929 With Adrienne Dore & Douglas Scott. Lloyd befriends an orphan waif

  • Toot Sweet! (Alfred J. Goulding) / 20+m / November 10, 1929 With Lena Malena, William T. Hayes & others. A rube takes a lady for a ride in a second hand car

  • Grass Skirts (Alfred J. Goulding) / 19+m / December 7, 1929 (Motion Picture Herald review) With Ruth Hiatt, Fred Peters & Beatrice Blinn. A couple meet a zany doctor in Hawaii

  • Camera Shy (Gilbert Pratt) / 18+m / February 1, 1930 With Ruth Hiatt, Harry Woods, Natalie Joyce & Will Hays. Struggling writer crashes a Hollywood studio

  • Polished Ivory (Alfred J. Goulding) / 25+m / March 16, 1930 With Tom Kennedy, Stella Adams & Billy Engle.Two delivery men struggle with a piano

  • Follow The Swallow (Alfred J. Goulding) / 18+m / © April 28, 1930 With Ruth Hiatt, Billy Barty & William T. Hayes. An outing to an amusement park with the family becomes more than he bargains for when Junior swallows a raffle token

  • Good Morning Sheriff (Alfred J. Goulding) / 19+m / May 18, 1930 With Eddie Baker, Ruth Hiatt & J.C. Fowler. Nervous Lloyd makes good in a rough western town

  • Honk Your Horn (Alfred J. Goulding) / 19+m / June 29, 1930 With Ruth Hiatt, Lige Conley & others. Lloyd causes havoc to autos in order to increase business at the fix-it garage

  • Prize Puppies (Alfred J. Goulding) / 25+m / August 3, 1930 With Stella Adams, William T. Hayes & Henry Fenwick. Antics with noisy neighbors, a angry landlady and a troublesome trunk

  • Won By A Neck (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / 20m approx. / October 5, 1930 With Ed Brady, Glen Cavender, Ruth Hiatt, Addie McPhail & others. As Percy, Lloyd gets the rough treatment as a cop in training

  • Love Your Neighbor (William Watson) / 19+m / October 12, 1930 With Charlotte Greenwood & Dot Farley. A “good deed” club is disrupted by a well meaning lady

  • Up A Tree (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / 19+m / November 30, 1930 With Addie McPhail & Dell Henderson. Husband escape's his wife's fury in a tree

  • Marriage Rows (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / 19+m / January 18, 1931 (completed '30) Semi remake of Arbuckle's own 1916's HE DID AND HE DIDN'T: "Elmer" tests his wife's (Addie McPhail) fidelity using her old ex Al St. John. Doris Deane also stars.

  • Ex-Plumber (Roscoe Arbuckle as “William Goodrich”) / 21+m / March 8, 1931 With Addie McPhail, Amber Norman & Stanley Blystone. A plumber must pretend to be the husband of his lady client to fool an ex-suitor from Russia

 

 

Lupino Lane Comedies (Fox & Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in (), although Lupino directed many himself (and these are the ones with no director credits
BW / silent (two with sound) and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

A veteran of the English stage who returned to British films in the thirties, Lupino's talent was in acrobatic slapstick and some of his best films vaguely resemble Buster Keaton's in their stunt work.

 

Silent films for Fox Pictures:

 

  • The Broker / March 1922

  • The Reporter (Jack Blackstone) / © August 20, 1922 Lupino's first Fox comedy set out west

  • The Pirates (Jack Blackstone) / © October 8, 1922

  • My Hero (Jack Blackstone)/ © November 19, 1922

 

Silent films for Educational Pictures and produced by Lane himself:

 

  • Maid In Morocco (Charles Lamont) / October 11, 1925

  • Fighting Dude (Roscoe Arbuckle) / December 6, 1925 With Wallace Lupino, George Davis & others

  • Time Flies (Jess Robbins) / February 7, 1926 With Wallace Lupino, Virginia Vance, Gwen Lee & Otto Fries

  • Fool's Luck (Roscoe Arbuckle) / March 21, 1926 "Percy" gets evicted from his apartment and winds up in various calamities

  • His Private Life (Roscoe Arbuckle) / May 16, 1926 Wealthy broker and his valet find themselves in switched positions during World War I

  • Movieland (Norman Taurog) / November 28, 1926 Sneaking in to see his girl at a film studio

  • Howdy Duke (Norman Taurog) / January 16, 1927 (completed '26) Lupido plays two roles: a duke and a newsboy impersonating him

  • Drama De Luxe (Norman Taurog) / February 20, 1927

  • Naughty Boy (Charles Lamont) / April 17, 1927 With Wallace Lupino

  • Who's Afraid? (Charles Lamont) / May 29, 1927

  • Monty Of The Mounted (Mark Sandrich) / July 24, 1927 Spoof on Yukon mellodramas with the Northwest Mounted Police.

  • Half-Pint Hero (Charles Lamont) / September 18, 1927

  • Some Scout (Mark Sandrich) / November 6, 1927

  • Hello Sailor (Mark Sandrich) / December 25, 1927 Twin comedy with Wallace Lupino

  • Sword Points (Mark Sandrich) / February 12, 1928 With Wallace Lupino. Swashbuckler spoof set in the court of Louis XIII

  • Fandango (Henry W. George) / May 6, 1928 Co-starring Anita Garvin. Antics south of the border with the king of rubbery legs comedy.

  • Hectic Days / June 17, 1928 A store clerk hopes to be a cowboy and gets more than he bargains for, getting tied up by bandits

  • Listen Sister (Clem Beauchamp) / July 22, 1928 With Estelle Bradley and Wallace Luipino. Lupino disguises as a girl to attend a boarding school and winds up in a beauty contest

  • Roaming Romeo / July 29, 1928 Comic antics in ancient Rome. With Wallace Lupino and Anita Garvin as a princess and Stanley Blystone as emperor.

  • Pirates Beware / September 9, 1928

  • Fisticuffs / October 28, 1928

  • Be My King (Henry George) / © December 18, 1928

  • Only Me (Henry George) / January 20, 1929 (completed '28) With Wallace Lupino. A drunk crashes a stage show

  • Summer Saps / March 17, 1929 With Wallace Lupino. Slapstick antics by the seashore... and then rain forcing the family indoors, with a neighbor's piano getting on Lupino's nerves.

  • Ship Mates / April 21, 1929 With Wallace Lupino, Stanley Blystone & others. Antics on a ship with sailors playing invisible banjo

  • Good Night Nurse (Henry W. George) / April 29, 1929 With Wallace Lupino, Fay Holderness, Eleanor Fredericks & Muriel Evans

  • Battling Sisters (Harry George) / © June 2, 1929 With Betty Boyd

  • Joy Land / July 21, 1929 With Wallace Lupino & Muriel Evans. Lupino is an apprentice in a toy shop and dreams of a miniature castle coming to life

 

Sound films (also Educational Pictures) with times listed

 

  • Buying A Gun (Henry George) / 17+m / July 21, 1929 (Film Daily review) With Wallace Lupino & Charline Burt. An Englishman not good with guns meets a seller to prepare for a hunt

  • Fire Proof (Henry W. George) / 18+m / September 8, 1929 With Wallace Lupino, Betty Caldwell & Lorraine Rivero

  • Purely Circumstantial / 18+m / November 17, 1929 With Phyllis Crane, Stanley Blystone, Betty Boyd & Wallace Lupino. Newlyweds in a hotel think they are not legally married

 

 

Mack & Moran (Educational Pictures/Fox)

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This black-face duo obviously do not get seen much in today's more racially sensitive climate. Add to this fact, Mack unfortunately died in an auto accident on January 11, 1934 just after their series got released theatrically and gained them some exposure on a national scale.

 

  • As The Crows Fly (Harry Edwards) / 19+m / © February 5, 1933 Airplane antics

  • Two Black Crows In Africa (Charles Lamont) / 20+m / © March 5, 1933

  • Hot Hoofs (Harry Edwards) / 17+m / June 18, 1933 Antics at the Riverside County Fair Grounds race track

  • Blue Blackbirds (Charles Lamont) / 20+m / © August 18, 1933 The blackface duo are servants guarding a magician's house

  • Farmers' Fatal Folly (Harry Edwards) / 19+m / © September 15, 1933 The duo try their hands at farming

  • The Freeze Out (Al Christie, producer) / 20m approx. / © December 22, 1933 The blackface trio travel from frozen Alaska to Hades

 

 

Mack Sennett Brevities (Mack Sennett/Educational Pictures)

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Essentially a Sennett Comedy at half the length

 

  • Strange Birds (Sennett Comedies/Mack Sennett) / 11+m / November 23, 1930 Sennett star Marjorie Beebe visits a variety of pet birds in this docu-comedy. Also Luis Alberni & Frank Eastman

  • The Poor Fish (Sennett Comedies/Mack Sennett) / 11+m / January 4, 1931 (completed '30) Starring Arthur Stone, Marjorie Beebe, Dick Stewart & others. Husband lies about his fishing trip and must prove he has a catch.

  • World Flier (Sennett Comedies/Del Lord) / 9+m / September 13, 1931 Featuring Charles Judels, Patsy O'Leary, Arthur Stone & others

  • Who's Who In The Zoo (Sennett Comedies/Babe Stafford) / Sennettcolor-9+m/ October 11, 1931 Featuring Billy Bevan & Rosemary Thelby

 

 

Mack Sennett Sound Comedies (Mack Sennett/Educational Pictures)

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Sennett needs no introduction to the movie fan and his sound comedies were somewhat entertaining, if not as innovative as his silent years. Key stars were in top form at this period, such as Marjorie Beebe, Daphne Pollard and Harry Gribbon.

 

  • He Trumped Her Ace (Leslie Pierce) / 22m / March 23, 1930 Starring Johnn Burke, Marjorie Beebe, Kenneth Thomson & others. A marriage is in jeapardy over a bridge game

  • Honeymoon Zeppelin (Mack Sennett) / 22+m / April 13, 1930 Starring Nick Stuart, Marjorie Beebe, Daphne Pollard, Edward Earle, Wade Boteler & others. A guy tried to stop a marriage by overtaking an airship

  • Divorced Sweethearts (Mack Sennett) / 20+m / October 26, 1930 (completed '29) Starring Daphne Pollard, Charles Irwin & Ann Christy. A troublesome aunt breaks up a married couple

  • Hollywood Theme Song (William Beaudine) / 21+m / December 7, 1930 Starring Harry Gribbon, Yola d'Avril, Patsy O'Leary, Emma Tansey & others. A soldier in wartime keeps breaking into song.

  • Rough Idea Of Love (Mack Sennett) / 21+m / December 21, 1930 Starring Marjorie Beebe, Frank Eastman, Frank Sabini, Mildred Van Dorn & others. Nightclub owner seeks underground methods to win her man

  • Dance Hall Marge (Del Lord) / 21+m / January 18, 1931 (completed '30) Starring Harry Gribbon, Marjorie Beebe, Mildred Van Dorn & Frank Eastman. Marjorie the taxi dancer, thinks her beau is rich, only he's the butler of a wealthy family whom Margie visits on their yacht.

  • One Yard To Go (William Beaudine) / 21+m / February 1, 1931 Starring Marjorie Beebe, Frank Eastman, Cyril Chadwick, Dot Farley & Bobby Vernon. Intended to be married off too a waelthy Englishman, Margie falls for a football player and gets involved in his games.

  • Bride's Mistake (Earle Rodney) / 18m / March 1, 1931 Starring Marjorie Beebe, Kenneth Thompson & Vernon Dent. A wedding goes helter skelter when Margie is late from the beauty parlor and post-ceremony suspects her groom wants to bump her off for her money. All results in a wild motorcycle and car chase.

  • Ex-Sweeties (Marshall Neilan) / 21+m / April 12, 1931 Starring Harry Gribbon, Marjorie Beebe, Betty Boyd & Wade Boteler. An engaged Harry is tempted from his future bride Margie by a “siren” who cons him into a rowboat trip

  • Hold 'Er Sheriff (Mack Sennett) / 20+m / June 7, 1931 Starring Marjorie Beebe, James Murray, Lincoln Stedman, George Pierce & others. Western spoof with Marjories as a sheriff's daughter and James her love-interest thought to be a bank robber.

  • The Albany Branch (Mack Sennett) / 20m / June 28, 1931 (Motion Picture Herald review) Starring Pert Klson, Tom Dugan, Frank Eastman & Alice Mosher. Hubbie makes a fool of himself when a couple visits a high society party

  • Movie Town (Mack Sennett) / Naturalcolor-17+m / July 5, 1931 Marjorie Beebe, Luis Alberni, Frank Eastman & others. First part is set at a pool with a brief appearance by Buster Crabbe. Second part involves a swanky party with George Olsen providing music.

  • Slide Speedy Slide (Babe Stafford) / 18+m / July 19, 1931 Starring Tom Dugan, Daphne Pollard, Wade Boteler, Syd Saylor & others. A baseball player quits the game out of jealousy for his girl

  • Poker Widows (Leslie Pearce) / 20+m / September 13, 1931 Starring Arthur Stone, Patsy O'Leary, Gertrude Astor, Wade Boteler, Lincoln Stedman & others. A philandering dance instructor gives lessons to a poker “widow”.

  • The Great Pie Mystery (Del Lord) / 22+m / October 25, 1931 Starring Harry Gribbon, May Boley, Alma Bennett, Harry Myers & others. One of the best reviewed Sennetts of the sound era with plenty of slapstick and remade by the director over a decade later with Three Stooges (Spook Louder). A roaming trio wind up as caretakers of a wacky scientist (played by Harry Myers). Obviously the title implies a good custard fight.

  • All American Kickback (Del Lord) / 20+m / November 29, 1931 Harry Gribbon is a would-be football star. With Dorothy Granger, Geneva Mitchell, Vernon Dent & Lincoln Stedman.

  • The Pottsville Palooka (Leslie Pearce) / 21+m / December 20, 1931 Starring Harry Gribbon, Babe London & Dorothy Granger. A blacksmith becomes a prize fighter

  • Girl In The Tonneau (Babe Stafford) / 20+m / January 31, 1932 Starring Arthur Stone, Helen Mann, Nona Mozelle, Luis Alberni, Dick Stewart & others.

  • Lady! Please! (Babe Stafford) / 20m approx. / February 28, 1932 Starring Arthur Stone, Helen Mann, Dorothy Granger, Walter Long, Betty Grable & others.

  • The Flirty Sleepwalker (Del Lord) / 19+m / March 27, 1932 Arthur Stone sleepwalks into his jealous golf-buddy's wife's bedroom and later winds up hanging from the fire escape. Also Dorothy Granger, Wade Boteler, Patsy O'Leary, Betty Grable & others.

  • Line's Busy (Listening In) (Leslie Pearce) / 19+m / April 24, 1932 Starring Arthur Stone, Dorothy Granger, George Byron, Nancy Lyon & others.

  • The Spot On The Rug (Babe Stafford) / 19+m / © May 15, 1932 Starring Edgar Kennedy, Billy Bevan, Heinie Conklin, Marjorie Kane, Bud Jamison, Marvin Loback & others. Detective comedy with Edgar Kennedy as the jewel thief

  • Divorce a la Mode (Leslie Pierce) / 22+m / May 22, 1932 Starring Raymond Hatton, Dorothy Granger, Harry Myers & others. A man's divorce proceeding involves the wife's poodle and his lawyer tries to “frame” the situation with his new secretary being “another woman”... only she happens to be the wife in question.

  • The Candid Camera (Leslie Pierce) / 19+m / June 19, 1932 Fussy Franklyn Pangborn won't allow wife Dorothy Granger a new car but is hardly a steller driver himself, causing havoc on a beach. His failure at hiding his troubles gets exposed in a newsreel of his arrest. Also starring Dorothy Granger, Cecil Cunningham, among others.

  • Hatta Marri (Desert Musical) (Babe Stafford) / 21+m / July 10, 1932 Harry Gribbon, Marjorie Kane, Dorothy Granger, Marvin Loback, John Rand & others.

  • Neighbor Trouble (Leslie Pearce) / 19+m / August 14, 1932 Starring Arthur Stone, Dorothy Granger, Lynn Browning, Richard Cramer & others.

  • Young Onions (Michael Emmes) / 18+m / © September 18, 1932 Starring Dorothy Granger, Kenneth Thomson & Forrester Harvey.



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For a couple years at least, Fox's travelogues were considered the best in business according to the trade periodicals and were in high demand in theaters both at home and internationally. They were quite unique in that they used actual “you are there” sound in all of the far away locations rather than the stock narration and music added to silent-shot material that the competition put out. Since this was their only short subject program in the early thirties, Fox and its Movietone Newsreel division spared no expense and, in a two year period (1931-32) had no less than 12 separate camera teams with accompanying sound recording experts dispatched “on location” simultaneously. With a “Magic Carpet”, you didn't just hear a lecture over pretty pictures of the Yangzte River. You HEARD the river itself roaring.

 

Unfortunately Fox couldn't maintain this high standard forever, especially after a difficult season when the studio was deep in the red financially. In addition, the studio was also handling Educational Pictures' product by early '33, which also included travelogues as well (a few in color). The number of releases were cut from their almost-weekly schedule to just monthly by their third year and even less in subsequent years. Between 1934 and 1938, a lengthier umbrella title “Along The Royal Road To Romance On The Magic Carpet” was used to keep the series fresh. By this time, narrators like Ed Thorgersen and Lowell Thomas were contributing, in contrast to many earlier titles that avoided talk in favor of “the sights and sounds” and, therefore, gave us a taste of “direct cinema” two to three decades before it became fashionable among documentary filmmakers. The second half of the thirties saw these become indistinguishable from other travelogues, although they were a bit slow making use of Technicolor... about five years after MGM's FitzPatrick and First Division's independent producer Robert Bruce. Other rivals, Warner-Vitaphone and Paramount, were making use of the cheaper Cinecolor process and this was how the “Magic Carpets” presented the Lawrence Thaw expedition of 1939-40 for a series of 1942-44 shorts on the Middle East and India. By this time, a competing umbrella title was used interchangeably with “Magic Carpet” and it soon replaced this series: Movietone Adventure (see also)

 

  • Diamonds In The Rough (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera & sound: Jack Lieb & Carl Bjerre) / April 22, 1931 South African De Beers diamond mines covered

  • Giants Of The Jungle (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / April 22, 1931 (Film Daily review) Features elephants in Assam, India.

  • The Pageant Of Siam (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / April 22, 1931 Featuring King Prajadhipok

  • Wandering Through China (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / April 22, 1931

  • Happy Days In The Tyrol (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; music: Erno Rapee) / April 26, 1931 (Film Daily) Profiles Bavarian music in the Tyrolian Alps, yodeling included

  • Down To Damascus (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / May 3, 1931 (Film Daily review) Syria tour includes soldiers on camels

  • The King's Armada (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / May 3, 1931 Visiting the British Navy ship off the coast of Gibraltar. Also planes shown taking off of the H.M.S. Argus of the Royal Air Force

  • Where East Meets West (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / May 3, 1931 (Film Daily) Tour of Singapore

  • The Wild West Of Today (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; cameraman: Charles Herbert) / May 3, 1931 (Film Daily) Lots of livestock footage, both cattle and bison.

  • Wildlife Of The Veldt (Truman Talley, producer) / May 9, 1931 Visiting Kruger National Park in South Africa (warthog, zebra, hippo, waterbuck, lion, etc.)

  • The World At Prayer (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / May 9, 1931 (Film Daily Review) Includes clips of Lourdes in France, holiday celebrations in the Swiss Alps, St. Thomas in NYC, the Juggernaut in Puri (India), Buddhist priests and Muslim Arabia

  • Homeland Of The Danes (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / June 30, 1931

  • India Today (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / July 1931

  • Meet Me At Coney Island (Coney Island) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: Bonney Powell) / July 19, 1931 (Film Daily)

  • Kingdom Of Sheba (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera head: Richard Maedler; sound: Lewis Tappan) / July 26, 1931 (Film Daily) Abyssinian (Ethiopian) markets, bread making, livestocks (mules mostly) and soldiers in uniform

  • Oh, For The Life Of A Fireman (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / August 16, 1931

  • Fires Of Vulcan (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / August 30, 1931 Tour of world's volcanoes.

  • Paris Nights (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / September 6, 1931

  • Paris Of The Orient (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: James McInnis & William K. Hawk) / September 8, 1931 Vietnam tour

  • Birds Of The Sea (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / September 15, 1931 A sailing vessel examines avian life at different ports of call: gannets, cormorants, murres and penguins

  • Stanboul To Bag-dad (Istanbul To Bagdad) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / September 20, 1931 Middle-eastern tour through Iraq

  • Over The Viking Trail (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera crew heads: Ben Miggins & Russell Muth) / October 4, 1931 Tour of Norway and Sweden.

  • In Old Mexico (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / October 13, 1931

  • Land Of The Nile (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / October 18, 1931

  • Spreewald Folk (Spreewald Folks) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / October 18, 1931 Germany's River Spree and its culture.

  • In The South Seas (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / November 8, 1931

  • Over The Yukon Trail (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: Eric Mayell) / November 8, 1931

  • With The Foreign Legion (The French Foreign Legion) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / November 15, 1931 (Film Daily) Showing the French military in Morocco and other parts

  • Alpine Echoes (An Alpine Playground) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera crew heads: Ben Miggins & Russell Muth) / November 29, 1931 Includes Mount Blanc along the French-Italian border, Alpine artillery crews and plenty of aerial shots of the geography

  • When Geisha Girls Get Gay (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: Ariel Varges) / November 29, 1931 Featuring Japan

  • Backstage On Broadway (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / December 1931

  • Manhattan Medley (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: Richard Maedler) / January 29, 1932

  • Big Game Of The Sea (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; supervisors: Ariel Varges & Lewis Tappan) / February 7, 1932 (Film Daily review) Profiles a whale hunt in the Bering Sea with a Japanese ship

  • Incredible India (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: James McInnis & William K. Hawk) / February 7, 1932 (Film Daily Review) Featuring Gulta Pass and the sacred monkeys

  • By-Ways Of France (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera crew heads: Ben Miggins & Russell Muth) / February 14, 1932 Mostly Brittany and Normandy

  • The Tom-Tom Trail (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / February 1932

  • Zanzibar (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / February 1932 Features a climatic bull race

  • Rhineland Memories (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera crew heads: Ben Miggins & Russell Muth) / March 6, 1932 Covers Germany and Austria including the vineyards and folk dancing

  • Over The Bounding Maine (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / March 13, 1932

  • Mississippi Showboats (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / April 2, 1932

  • Boardwalks Of New York (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: Bonney Powell) / April 1932

  • In The Guianas (Along The Amazon) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera head: C.W. Herbert; sound: Thomas Bills) / May 22, 1932

  • Broadway By Day (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: Richard Maedler) / July 31, 1932

  • Fisherman's Fortune (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / October 2, 1932

  • Belles Of Bali (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: James McInnis & William K. Hawk) / October 10, 1932

  • Sailing The Square Rigger (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / October 25, 1932 Follows the ship Dar Pormosa or "The White Frigate" built by Prinzess Eitel Friedrich.

  • Venetian Holiday (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / October 31, 1932 The canals of Venice, Italy

  • Havana Ho! (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera head: C.W. Herbert; sound: Thomas Bills) / November 6, 1932 Cuba tour

  • Paths In Palestine (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / November 11, 1932 Middle East tour including Jerusalem

  • Pirate Isles (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera head: C.W. Herbert; sound: Thomas Bills) / November 14, 1932 Caribbean West Indies tour

  • Berlin Medley (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera crew heads: Ben Miggins & Russell Muth) / November 17, 1932 (Film Daily review) No dialogue, just natural sounds and music mixed to give an impression of morning to night in Germany's city

  • From Kashmir To The Khyber (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: James McInnis & William K. Hawk) / November 17, 1932 (Film Daily review) The area of the great Persian Empire (Afghanistan and India)

  • Gorges Of The Giants (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; supervisor: Bonney Powell) / November 17, 1932 (Film Daily review) Covers the Dragon Gorge of China's Yangzte River at its most spectacular

  • Ricksha Rhythm (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera head: Bonney Powell) / November 17, 1932 (Film Daily) Covers Shanghai

  • Sicilian Sunshine (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / November 17, 1932 (Film Daily review) Sicily tour with a focus on native costumes

  • Silver Springs (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / December 11, 1932

  • Desert Tripoli (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / December 18, 1932 Libya tour

  • Mediterranean Memories (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / January 1, 1933 From Gibraltar to Greece

  • Down To Vesuvius (Down From Vesuvius) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / January 4, 1933

  • The Lure Of The Orient (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: Ariel Varges) / January 8, 1933

  • Here Comes The Circus (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / January 13, 1933

  • When In Rome (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / February 5, 1933 All of the familiar landmarks including the Vatican and the Appian Way

  • Rhapsody Of The Rails (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / February 19, 1933

  • Taking The Cure (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / February 26, 1933

  • Paris On Parade (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / March 5, 1933 Both the daytime tourist attractions and the night life

  • Isles Of The East Indies (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: James McInnis & William K. Hawk) / March 12, 1933 Mostly Sumatra and Java, including the city of Balavia

  • Iceberg Patrol (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / March 19, 1933 Following the United States Iceberg Patrol on duty

  • A Gondola Journey (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / March 26, 1933 Artsy tour of sights and music of Venice, Italy

  • Sampans And Shadows (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera team head: Bonney Powell) / April 9, 1933 Tour of Hong Kong, Swatow, Foochow, Amoy, and Canton.

  • In Old Guatemala (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; camera head: C.W. Herbert; sound: Thomas Bills) / June 1933

  • Glimpses Of Greece (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / August 18, 1933 (Film Daily review) Featuring plenty of shepherds and soldiers

  • Pagodas Of Peiping (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera team head: Bonney Powell) / August 18, 1933 More China

  • Shades Of Cairo (Streets Of Cairo) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / August 25, 1933 Also the pyramids, the race track and night life in the coffee shops

  • The Desert Patrol (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / September 1, 1933 Following an Italian military in Libya

  • Outposts Of France (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera team head: Bonney Powell) / September 15, 1933 Covers Far East Asia like present day Vietnam and Cambodia including the famous Angkor-Wat and a boat race done for the king

  • Playground Of Pan (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / October 13, 1933 Tour of Rhodes

  • Elephant Trails (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera: James McInnis & William K. Hawk) / October 27, 1933 Lengthier than usual entry (14 minutes) filmed in old Siam

  • The Island Of Malta (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; camera head: C.W. Herbert; sound: Thomas Bills) / November 3, 1933 Includes the Brittish military influence

  • A Day In Tokyo (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr; camera: Ariel Varges; narrator: Ed Thorgeson) / November 10, 1933

  • Gem Of The Sea (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Father Hubbard) / November 17, 1933 (Film Daily review) Tour of Ireland with plenty of melody singing

  • Byways Of Bangkok (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr; camera: James McInnis & William K. Hawk) / November 24, 1933

  • Around The Acropolis (Around Acropolis) (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / November 30, 1933 More ancient Greece, mostly Athens

  • Rural England (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / December 22, 1933

  • London Medley (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / December 29, 1933

  • Spectacle Maker (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / 1933 (undetermined release)

  • Flemish Folk (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © January 5, 1934 Collection of clips from Belgium, Bruges and Ghent

  • Tunisian Travels (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © January 19, 1934

  • Sentinels Of The Sea (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © January 26, 1934 Profiles the role of the lighthouse

  • Roaming The Netherlands (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © February 9, 1934

  • Cradle Of Storms (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / February 16, 1934

  • Under Moroccan Skies (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © February 16, 1934 Includes some Sultan ceremonies and Arabian horsemenship

  • In Java Sea (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr; camera team head: Bonney Powell) / February 23, 1934

  • A Journey In Flanders (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © February 23, 1934

  • Fortunate Isles (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © April 13, 1934

  • The Land Of The Bengal (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr; camera team head: Bonney Powell) / © May 11, 1934 Visiting Calcutta, India

  • Rock Of Gibraltar (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © May 25, 1934

  • City Of The Golden Gate (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © June 8, 1934 San Francisco tour starting by ferry

  • The Coast Of Catalonia (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr) / © August 10, 1934 Focuses on the Spanish fishing with a side trip to Barcelona

  • In Far Mandalay (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont; editor: Lew Lehr; camera team head: Bonney Powell) / © August 31, 1934 Irrawaddi River to Rangoon with the novelty of long-necked Burmese ladies

  • Picturesque Portugal (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / © September 18, 1934 First using a new logo: “Along The Royal Road To Romance On The Magic Carpet”. Featuring the White Horse cavalry and the training of bulls for the ring

  • Crossroads Of The World (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; camera team head: Bonney Powell) / © October 12, 1934 Indonesia tour includes the Malayan jungles and Singapore

  • The Isle Of Bermuda (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / December 7, 1934

  • Geneva By The Lake (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / December 21, 1934 Profiles the League of Nations in Switzerland. Last Magic Carpet released through Fox just before the 1935 merge with 20th Century Pictures.

  • Morocco Mirage (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / August 30, 1935 Featuring the tribesman and their horsemanship

  • Italian Riviera (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © September 27, 1935 Covers San Remo and Genoa

  • West Indies Cruise (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © October 25, 1935 Mostly the Bahamas

  • Argentine Argosy (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / November 22, 1935 Highlights the highland cattle ranching and the great waterfalls near Buenos Aires

  • Winter Magic (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © December 2, 1935 Snow scenes in NYC Central Park contrasts with the city

  • Hong Kong Highlights (Truman Talley, producer) / © January 31, 1936

  • Irish Pastoral (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © August 6, 1936 Subtitled “The Magic Carpet of Ireland”

  • Memories Of Spain (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / © September 18, 1936 Filmed before the war broke out with some footage dating back to the 1920s

  • Philippine Fantasy (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © September 25, 1936 Focusing more on the urban industrial side

  • Touring Brazil (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © November 13, 1936 Focusing on Rio de Janeiro

  • The Land Of Ghenghis Khan (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / © December 18, 1936 The Gobi Desert in Mongolia

  • Western Grandeur (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © February 4, 1937

  • Portraits Of Portugal (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / August 6, 1937 Focuses on Lisbon

  • Mexican Mural (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / September 3, 1937 Panoramic tour of the country focusing on the rural towns and countryside

  • The Dude Ranch (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / October 8, 1937

  • Italian Libya (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / November 12, 1937

  • Land Of The Maple Leaf (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / December 10, 1937 Canadian tour

  • Modern Dixie (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr) / January 28, 1938 (completed '37) Final title labeled “Along The Royal Road To Romance On The Magic Carpet” as series reverts back to just “Magic Carpet” for the 1938-39 season. Spotlights New Orleans

  • Golden California (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / © August 5, 1938

  • The Land Of Contentment (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; camera crew head: Harry Lawrensen; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / October 14, 1938 Tour of New Zealand

  • Isle Of Pleasure (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / December 23, 1938 Covers Cuba

  • Viking Trail (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / February 17, 1939 Norway tour

  • Mystic Siam (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / March 17, 1939

  • Good Nighbors, Good Neighbors (Truman Talley, producer; Jack Kahn; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / April 28, 1939 Jack Kahn films above the Peruvian Andes, also Lima (Peru), Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires shots also included.

  • Tempest Over Tunis (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / June 9, 1939 Touring the Mediterranean battle-ground spot

  • The Evergreen Empire (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; camera: Jack Kuhne; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Technicolor / © October 19, 1939 Tour of Washington's Pacific forests complete with (then) stunning aerial shots in Technicolor.

  • Burton Of Arabia (Truman Talley, producer) / 1939 May be a retitled reissue

  • Kangaroo Country (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; camera crew head: Harry Lawrensen; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / February 2, 1940 Australian tour

  • Flying Stewardess (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehrs; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / March 15, 1940

  • Isles Of The East (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / May 24, 1940 Covers Java and Bali

  • Florida, Land Of Flowers (Truman Talley, producer; Ron Harris & Jack Painter; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Technicolor / September 13, 1940

  • Old Dominion State (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / November 22, 1940 Tour of Virginia

  • Spotlight On Indo-China (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / December 20, 1940 Focusing on the city of Saigon and the Burma road

  • Caribbean Sentinel (Truman Talley, producer; Ron Harris; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / February 14, 1941 Tour of Puerto Rico.

  • The Miracle Of Hydro (Truman Talley, producer; Gunther Fritsch; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / March 14, 1941 Profiles the use of water in electric power and irrigation. Features Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dam

  • A Letter From Cairo (Truman Talley, producer; David Cooper; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / © May 5, 1941

  • Sagebrush And Silver ([Truman Talley & Frank Hurley]- Jack Kuhne; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / August 15, 1941 (Academy Award Nominee) Tour of Nevada including Boulder Dam and Virginia City

  • Glacier Trails (Truman Talley, producer; Frank Hurley; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Technicolor / September 26, 1941 Covers Glacier Park in Montana

  • Call Of Canada (Truman Talley, producer; Frank Hurley & Jack Painter; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / December 5, 1941

  • Jewel Of The Pacific (Truman Talley, producer; Frank Hurley; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / March 27, 1942 Hawaii post Pearl Harbor

  • Land Where Time Stood Still (Truman Talley, producer; John Boyle; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / © April 2, 1942 Following the Lawrence Thaw expedition to Afghanistan. Footage from this expedition, which started in June 1939 and reached India in November (and finishing in early 1940), provided Fox with plenty of travelogue footage for the war years when Eurasian travel was impossible. LIFE magazine featured an article in November 25, 1940.

  • Heart Of Mexico (Truman Talley, producer; Frank Hurley & Leroy Orr; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / May 1, 1942 Final screen credit for producer Truman Talley, who died January 18th

  • Heroic Turkey (Frank Hurley, producer) / May 1, 1942

  • Gateway To Asia (Edmund Reek, producer; Frank Hurley & John Boyle; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / May 8, 1942 More with the Thaw expedition in Turkey

  • India The Golden (Edmund Reek, producer; Frank Hurley & John Boyle; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / June 19, 1942

  • Desert Wonderland (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Kuhne; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Technicolor / © August 1, 1942 (Academy Award Nominee) Spotlights the Grand Canyon in glorious color

  • Wedding In Bikaner (Edmund Reek, producer; John Boyle; narrator: Russell Thomas) / Cinecolor / © August 28, 1942 India travelogue.

  • Valley Of Blossoms (Edmund Reek, producer; Leon Shelly; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / © September 25, 1942 Covers apple picking in British Columbia

  • Royal Araby (Edmund Reek, producer; John Boyle; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / © October 23, 1942 The Thaw Expedition visits Baghdad and Damascus

  • Gay Rio (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Technicolor / © November 20, 1942 Full Technicolor travelogue of Rio de Janeiro

  • Strange Empire (Edmund Reek, producer; John Boyle; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / January 15, 1943 More on India with the Shaw Expedition of 1939-40.

  • Coast Of Strategy (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & John Boyle; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / October 15, 1943 Visiting Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

  • Kingdom Of Treasure (Edmund Reek, producer; John Boyle; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / © December 3, 1943 Hyderabad, India travelogue.

  • A Volcano Is Born (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Technicolor / December 24, 1943 Filmed in Mexico

  • Realm Of Royalty (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & John Boyle; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor / February 4, 1944 More India

  • Steamboat On The River (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Technicolor / March 10, 1944 (completed '43) Tour of Mississippi



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The March Of Time (Time, Inc./20th Century Fox)

Produced by Louis De Rochemont (1943-43 season) and Richard De Rochemont

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Narrator: Westbrook Van Voorhis

BW and 2 reels (times listed below)

 

The most prestigious documentary series of Hollywood's golden age and the subject of an excellent book by Raymond Felding, The March of Time, 1935-1951 (Oxford, 1977), I have introduced the series during its RKO years here: http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286220

Fox took over distribution in 1942.

 

  • No. 9-1: The FBI Front (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / September 11, 1942

  • No. 9-2: The Fighting French (Richard DeRochemont) / 20+m / October 9, 1942

  • No. 9-3: Mr. And Mrs. America (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / November 6, 1942

  • No. 9-4: Africa Prelude To Victory (Richard DeRochemont) / 18+m / December 4, 1942 (Academy Award Nominee)

  • No. 9-5: The Navy And The Nation (Richard DeRochemont) / 20+m / January 1, 1943 (Completed '42)

  • No. 9-6: One Day Of War- Russia (Lothar Wolff) / 20+m / January 29, 1943

  • No. 9-7: The New Canada (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / February 25, 1943

  • No. 9-8: America's Food Crisis (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / March 24, 1943

  • No. 9-9: Inside Fascist Spain (Richard DeRochemont) / 17+m / April 25, 1943

  • No. 9-10: Show Business At War (Jack Glenn) / 17m / May 21, 1943 Features Jack Benny, Bob Hope and others

  • No. 9-11: Invasion! (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / June 15, 1943

  • No. 9-12: Bill Jack Vs. Adolf Hitler! (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / July 16, 1943

  • No. 9-13: And Then Japan! (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / August 13, 1943

  • No. 10-1: Airways To Peace (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / September 10, 1943 First of the Richard De Rochemont productions

  • No. 10-2: Portugal- Europe's Crossroads (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / October 18, 1943

  • No. 10-3: Youth In Crisis (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / November 5, 1943 (Academy Award Nominee) Teenage life during the war

  • No. 10-4: Naval Log Of Victory (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / December 3, 1943

  • No. 10-5: Upbeat In Music (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / December 31, 1943

  • No. 10-6: Sweden's Middle Road (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / January 25, 1944

  • No. 10-7: Post War Jobs? (Jack Glenn) / 16+m / February 25, 1944

  • No. 10-8: South American Front- 1944 (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / March 4, 1944

  • No. 10-9: The Irish Question (Jack Glenn) / 16+m / April 21, 1944

  • No. 10-10: Underground Report (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / May 19, 1944

  • No. 10-11: Back Door To Tokyo (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / June 16, 1944

  • No. 10-12: Americans All (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / July 14, 1944

  • No. 10-13: British Imperialism (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / August 11, 1944

  • No. 11-1: Post-War Farms (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / September 8, 1944

  • No. 11-2: What To Do With Germany (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / October 6, 1944

  • No. 11-3: Uncle Sam, Mariner? (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / November 3, 1944

  • No. 11-4: Inside China Today (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / December 1, 1944

  • No. 11-5: The Unknown Battle (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / December 29, 1944

  • No. 11-6: Report On Italy (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / January 26, 1945

  • No. 11-7: The West Coast Question (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / February 23, 1945

  • No. 11-8: Memo From Britain (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / March 23, 1945

  • No. 11-9: The Returning Veteran (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / April 20, 1945

  • No. 11-10: Spotlight On Congress (Jack Glenn) / 16+m / May 18, 1945

  • No. 11-11: Teen-Age Girls (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / June 15, 1945

  • No. 11-12: Where's The Meat? (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / July 13, 1945

  • No. 11-13: The New U.S. Frontier (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / August 10, 1945

  • No. 12-1: Palestine Problem (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / September 17, 1945

  • No. 12-2: American Beauty (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / October 5, 1945

  • No. 12-3: 18 Million Orphans (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / November 2, 1945

  • No. 12-4: Justice Comes To Germany (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / November 30, 1945

  • No. 12-5: Challenge To Hollywood (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / December 28, 1945

  • No. 12-6: Life With Baby (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / January 26, 1946

  • No. 12-7: Report On Greece (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / February 22, 1946

  • No. 12-8: Night Club Boom (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / March 22, 1946

  • No. 12-9: Wanted- More Homes (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / April 19, 1946

  • No. 12-10: Tomorrow's Mexico (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / May 17, 1946

  • No. 12-11: Problem Drinkers (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / June 14, 1946

  • No. 12-12: The New France (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / July 12, 1946

  • No. 12-13: Atomic Power (Richard DeRochemont) / 19+m / August 9, 1946 (Academy Award Nominee) Albert Einstein, Dean Achison, Arthur Crompton, James Conant, Enrico Ferni, J. Robert Openheimer, Leslie Groves and others featured

  • No. 13-1: Is Everybody Happy? (Louis De Rochemont) / 17m / September 6, 1946 Covers such odds and ends as fortune telling and body-building.

  • No. 13-2: World Food Problem (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / October 4, 1946

  • No. 13-3: The Soviet's Neighbor- Czechoslovakia (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / November 1, 1946

  • No. 13-4: The American Cop (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / November 29, 1946

  • No. 13-5: Nobody's Children? (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / December 27, 1946

  • No. 13-6: Germany- Handle With Care! (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / January 24, 1947

  • No. 13-7: Fashion Means Business (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / February 21, 1947

  • No. 13-8: The Teacher's Crisis (Jack Glenn) / 16+m / March 21, 1947

  • No. 13-9: Storm Over Britain (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / April 18, 1947

  • No. 13-10: The Russians Nobody Knows (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / May 16, 1947

  • No. 13-11: Your Doctors- 1947 (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / June 13, 1947

  • No. 13-12: New Trains For Old (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / July 11, 1947

  • No. 13-13: Turkey's 100 Million (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / August 8, 1947

  • No. 14-1: Is Everybody Listening? /19m / September 5, 1947 Covers radio popularity polls.

  • No. 14-2: T-Men In Action (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / October 3, 1947

  • No. 14-3: End Of An Empire? / 18m / October 31, 1947 Profile on Holland and its colonies.

  • No. 14-4: Public Relations- That Means You (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / November 28, 1947

  • No. 14-5: The Presidential Year (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / December 26, 1947

  • No. 14-6: The Cold War: Act 1-France (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / January 23, 1948

  • No. 14-7: Marriage And Divorce (Jack Glenn) / 16+m / February 20, 1948

  • No. 14-8: The Cold War: Act 2- Crisis In Italy (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / March 19, 1948

  • No. 14-9: Life With Junior (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / April 16, 1948

  • No. 14-10: The Cold War: Act 3- Battle For Greece (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / May 14, 1948

  • No. 14-11: The Fight Game (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / June 11, 1948

  • No. 14-12: The Case Of Mrs. Conrad (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / July 9, 1948

  • No. 14-13: White-Collar Girls (Jack Glenn) / 17+m / August 6, 1948

  • No. 14-14: Life With Grandpa (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / September 3, 1948

  • No. 14-15: Battle For Germany (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / October 1, 1948

  • No. 14-16: America's New Air Power (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / October 29, 1948

  • No. 14-17: Answer To Stalin / 19+m / November 26, 1948

  • No. 14-18: Watchdogs Of The Mail (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / December 24, 1948

  • No. 15-1: On Stage / 18+m / January 1, 1949 (completed '48) Update on Broadway shows.

  • No. 15-2: Asia's New Voice (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / February 18, 1949

  • No. 15-3: Wish You Were Here (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / March 18, 1949 Humorous portrait of Americans vacationing.

  • No. 15-4: Report On The Atom (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / April 15, 1949

  • No. 15-5: Sweden Looks Ahead (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / May 13, 1949

  • No. 15-6: It's In The Groove (Jack Glenn) / 19+m / June 10, 1949 Profile of music recording industry.

  • No. 15-7: Stop- Heavy Traffic! (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / July 8, 1949

  • No. 15-8: Farming Pays Off (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / August 5, 1949

  • No. 15-9: Policeman's Holiday (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / September 2, 1949

  • No. 15-10: The Fight For Better Schools (Jack Glenn) / 20+m / September 30, 1949

  • No. 15-11: MacArthur's Japan (Jack Glenn) / 18+m / November 11, 1949

  • No. 15-12: A Chance To Live (James L. Shute) / 18+m / December 23, 1949 (Academy Award Winner / Documentary) Shows the construction of boys' home in Italy with Monsignor John Patrick-Abbing

  • No. 16-1: Mid-Century- Half Way To Where / 17+m / February 3, 1950

  • No. 16-2: The Male Look / 16+m / March 17, 1950

  • No. 16-3: Where's The Fire? / 19+m / April 28, 1950

  • No. 16-4: Beauty At Work / 18+m / June 9, 1950

  • No. 16-5: As Russia Sees It / 16+m / August 18, 1950

  • No. 16-6: The Gathering Storm /1 7+m / September 29, 1950

  • No. 16-7: Schools March On! / 18+ / November 10, 1950

  • No. 16-8: Tito- New Ally? / 17+m / © December 22, 1950 Profiles Yugoslavia

  • No. 17-1: Strategy For Victory / 17+m / © February 2, 1951

  • No. 17-2: Flight Plan For Freedom / 18+m / © March 16, 1951

  • No. 17-3: The Nation's Mental Health / 19+m / © April 27, 1951

  • No. 17-4: Moroccan Outpost / 20+m / © June 8, 1951

  • No. 17-5: Crisis In Iran / 20+m / © July 20, 1951

  • No. 17-6: Formosa- Land Of Promise (Peter Hopkinson) / 25+m / © August 17, 1951

 

 

Marriage Wows (Educational Pictures/Fox)

Produced by Al Christie

Directors listed in ()

BW, 19-20 minutes each

 

Filmed in New York's Astoria facilities.

 

  • How Am I Doing (Leslie Pierce) / July 5, 1934 Starring Chick York, Rose King, George Shelton. A vaudeville duo takes over a stage production

  • Domestic Bliss-ters ( Leslie Pierce) / October 12, 1934 Starring Chick York & Rose King w/ Beverly Bane, Frank Alsworth, George Shelton, Jack Howard & Eddie Roberts

  • Dumb Luck (Joseph Henabery) / January 18, 1935 (completed '34) Featuring Goodman & Jane Ace, with Richard Cramer. Jane gets kidnapped over a sweepstakes ticket. Based on the "Easy Aces" radio series. Previously seen (1933-34) in several Vitaphone-Warner Bros. shorts and later signed with Van Beuran-RKO.

 

 

Married Life (Fox)

Directors listed in ()

Starring Hallam Cooley & Katherine Perry

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

 

  • A Business Engagement (Albert Ray) / © August 23, 1925

  • All Aboard (Albert Ray) / October 11, 1925

  • The Peacemakers (Albert Ray) / © November 8, 1925

  • His Own Lawyer (George E. Marshall) / © December 16, 1925

  • A Woman Of Letters (George E. Marshall) / © February 7, 1926

  • Moving Day (Albert Ray) / March 14, 1926

  • Too Many Relations (Albert Ray) / © April 28, 1926

  • A Family Picnic (Albert Ray) / June 20, 1926

  • Easy Payments (Tom Buckingham) / September 12, 1926 With Allan Forrest

  • Not To Be Trusted (Tom Buckingham) / © October 24, 1926



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Mermaid Comedies (Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox after 1933)

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

 

Essentially a “catch-all” 2-reel comedy series for those titles not produced by Al Christie, but distributed by Educational, and featuring performers who sometimes headlined series of their own such as Lloyd Hamilton (see also).

 

Silent films, all produced by Jack White and often directed by him as well

 

  • Duck Inn (Jack White) / August 1920 Starring Lloyd Hamilton, Marvel Rea & Monte Banks. Hunting comedy

  • Nonsense (Jack White) / September 26, 1920 Starring Jimmie Adams, Marvel Rea, Frank Coleman & others.

  • The Simp (Charley Chase) / October 24, 1920 Starring Lloyd Hamilton & others. A youthful Lloyd comes home late, has trouble with pop and various mishaps

  • Dynamite (Gilbert Pratt) / October 1920 Starring Lloyd Hamilton. Semi-remake of two Fox comedies Hamilton worked on has him patrolling a power plant and frequently subject to explosions

  • April Fool (Charley Chase) / November 21, 1920 Starring Lloyd Hamilton, Bee Monson, Otto Fries & Charley Chase. Lloyd mishaps as a cabin boy on a ship

  • Moonshine (Charley Chase) / December 26, 1920 Starring Lloyd Hamilton.

  • Holy Smoke (Hotel Hysteria) (Jack White) / February 27, 1921 Starring Jimmie Adams, Elinor Lynn, Charles Gorman & Lige Conley.

  • Bang! (Jack White) / March 27, 1921 Starring Jimmie Adams, Lige Conley, Earl Montgomery & Otto Fries.

  • The Greenhorn (Jack White) / April 24, 1921 Starring Lloyd Hamilton & Kathleen Myers.

  • Sunless Sunday (Charles Reisner) / July 31, 1921 Starring Jimmie Adams, Lillian Biron, Cliff Bowes & others.

  • Robinson Crusoe Ltd. (Jack White) / August 14, 1921 Starring Lloyd Hamilton.

  • The Vagrant (Jack White) / September 25, 1921 Starring Lloyd Hamilton, Tom Wilson, Irene Dalton & others. Antics avoiding a cop, taking a job as a bootsmith and helping a girl sell corn salve

  • For Land's Sake (Jack White) / October 23, 1921 Starring Lige Conley, Marvl Rea & others.

  • The Advisor (Jack White) / November 20, 1921 Starring Lloyd Hamilton & Irene Dalton.

  • Free And Easy (Jack White) / December 11, 1921 Starring Jimmie Adams, Elinor Lynn, Lige Conley & others.

  • Rolling Stones (Jack White) / January 15, 1922 (completed '21) Starring Lloyd Hamilton, Irene Dalton & others.

  • Step This Way (Jack White) / February 12, 1922 Starring Lige Conley & Elinor Lynn.

  • The Rainmaker (Jack White) / March 12, 1922 Starring Lloyd Hamilton & Irene Dalton.

  • Spooks (Jack White) / April 16, 1922 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Danger (Jack White) / May 14, 1922 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Poor Boy (Jack White) / June 18, 1922 Starring Lloyd Hamilton & Irene Dalton.

  • Rapid Fire (Jack White) / July 16, 1922 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Treasure Bound (Jack White) / August 13, 1922 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Look Out Below! (Jack White) / September 10, 1922 Starring Lige Conley, Don Barclay & Elinor Lynn.

  • The Steeplechaser (Jack White) / October 8, 1922 Starring Lige Conley, Jimmie Adams, Elinor Lynn, Cliff Bowes, Sunshine Heart & others.

  • Blazes (Jack White) / November 5, 1922 Starring Lige Conley, Don Barclay & Elinor Lynn.

  • High Power (Jack White) / December 3, 1922 Starring Lige Conley & Violet Oliver.

  • A Good Sout (Jack White) / December 31, 1922 Starring Jimmie Adams.

  • Casey Jones, Jr. (Jack White, producer, Del Lord) / January 28, 1923 Starring Lige Conley, Violet Oliver, Peg O'Neill, Jack Lloyd & Spencer Bell. Railroad comedy with an engineer commissioned to speed up The Speed-Ball before confronting Mexican Pete and his bandits

  • Pest Of The Storm Country (Jack White) / February 11, 1923 Starring Louise Fazenda, Cliff Bowes & others.

  • Hold Tight (Jack White) / March 11, 1923 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Kick Out (Jack White) / April 1, 1923 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Cold Chills (Jack White) / April 29, 1923 Starring Lige Conley & Louise Fazenda.

  • This Way Out (Jack White) / May 27, 1923 Starring Lige Conley, Ruth Hiatt, Mark Swain & others.

  • Three Strikes (Jack White) / June 24, 1923 Starring Lige Conley, Ruth Hiatt, Otto Fries & Sunshine Hart.

  • Backfire (Jack White) / July 22, 1923 Starring Lige Conley, Otto Fries, Mark Swain & James Donnelly.

  • The Busher (Jack White) / August 12, 1923 Starring Lee Moran & Larry Semon.

  • The High Life (Hugh Fay) / September 23, 1923 Starring Lige Conley, Otto Fries, Jack Lloyd, Lillian Hackett & Eva Thatcher.

  • Running Wild (Norman Taurog) / October 28, 1923

  • Uncle Sam (Fred Hibbard) / Starring Lee Moran. November 11, 1923 Starring Lige Conley, Cliff Bowes, Lillian Hackett & others.

  • Exit Caesar (Robert P. Kerr) / December 9, 1923 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Flying Finance (Norman Taurog) / January 6, 1924 (completed '23) Starring Neely Edwards & Lillian Hackett.

  • Neck And Neck (Fred Hibbard) / February 3, 1924 Starring Lige Conley, Olive Borden, Cliff Bowes & Hank Mann. Miss “homely” tries to snare a man and action precedes in a row boat. Camera work credited to Francis Corby

  • Wide Open (Fred Hibbard) / March 2, 1924 Starring Olive Borden, Lige Conley, Otto Fries & others.

  • Family Life (Robert P. Kerr) / March 30, 1924 Starring Mark Jones, Ruth Hiatt, Otto Fries & others. The Duffs struggle sharing accommodations with a cop on his beat

  • Midnight Blues (Norman Taurog) / April 13, 1924 Starring Lige Conley & Lillian Hackett.

  • There He Goes (Norman Taurog) / April 27, 1924 Starring Lige Conley, Lillian Hackett & Otto Fries. Set in the Old South, the colonel's daughter invites a golf fan to his plantation party and all get involved in a horse race.

  • Air Pockets (Fred Hibbard) / May 25, 1924 Starring Lige Conley, Peggy O'Neill & others. A collapsible auto inventor gets involved in some wild chases, culminating in a airplane

  • Hot Air (Norman Taurog) / June 22, 1924 Starring Lois Moran

  • Dizzy Daisy (Fred Hibbard) / June 29, 1924 Starring Louise Fazenda, Sidney Smith, Otto Fries & Virginia Vance. Featured in the SlapHappy DVD series. Louise is a maid for a high society party that is actually a jewelry robbery set-up.

  • Wedding Showers (Lloyd Bacon) / July 13, 1924 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Pigskin (Norman Taurog) / August 10, 1924 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Wild Game (Norman Taurog) / September 7, 1924 Starring Lige Conley. Jungle comedy complete with alligators, lions and cannibals

  • Fast And Furious (Norman Taurog) / October 12, 1924 Starring Lige Conley, Otto Fries, Ruth Hiatt & others. Antics with a store owner and, later, a car and motorcycle chase.

  • Rough And Ready (Norman Taurog) / October 28, 1924 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Poor Butterfly (Jack White) / November 9, 1924 Starring Ruth Hiatt. A hick farmgirl meets a “bugologist” chasing butterflies

  • What A Night! (Norman Taurog) / November 30, 1924 Starring Lige Conley & Louise Fazenda. Lige tries to sneak home after a wild night

  • Motor Mad (Norman Taurog) / December 21, 1924 Starring Lige Conley, Ruth Hiatt, Jack Lloyd & others.

  • Low Tide (Asleep in The Deep) (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / January 11, 1925 (completed '24) Starring Ned Sparks, Peggy O'Neil & Eddie Baker. Antics on a rickety house boat

  • Step Lightly (Norman Taurog) / February 1, 1925 Starring Lige Conley, Ruth Hiatt, Otto Fries & Peggy O'Neil.

  • His High Horse (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / February 22, 1925 Starring Lee Moran.

  • Rapid Transit (Jack White) / March 10, 1925 Starring Al St. John, Ruth Hiatt & Babe London.

  • Hello, Hollywood (Norman Taurog) / March 15, 1925 Starring Lige Conley, Lee Moran, Cliff Boes & others

  • Beware (Stephen Roberts) / April 4, 1925 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Bobby Burns, Otto Fries & Peggy O'Neal.

  • Red Pepper (Arvid E. Gillstrom) / April 5, 1925 Starring Al St. John, Judy King, Babe London & others. Slapstick day of trouble for a pharmacist assistant

  • Wide Awake (Norman Taurog) / April 26, 1925 Starring Lige Conley.

  • Fares, Please! (Stephen Roberts) / May 10, 1925 Starring Al St. John.

  • Hello Goodbye (Norman Taurog) / May 24, 1925 Starring Lige Conley & Louise Fazenda.

  • Going Great (Norman Taurog) / June 21, 1925 Starring Eddie Nelson.

  • Below Zero (Norman Taurog) / July 12, 1925 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Bob Kortman & Spencer Bell. A playboy is sent by his rich father to learn how to be a Royal Mountie

  • Hot And Heavy (Stephen Roberts) / July 26, 1925 Starring Eddie Nelson, Estelle Bradley, Otto Fries, Ford West & Phil Dunham.

  • Pleasure Bound (Norman Taurog) / September 6, 1925 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Phil Dunham & others.

  • Fair Warning (Stephen Roberts) / September 27, 1925 Starring Al St. John.

  • Spot Light (Norman Taurog) / October 25, 1925 Starring Lige Conley, Babe London, Sunshine Hart & others

  • Fire Away (Stephen Roberts) / November 8, 1925 Starring Al St. John.

  • On Edge (Norman Taurog) / November 29, 1925 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Phil Dunham, Eddie Boland & Stanley Blystone.

  • Cheap Skates (Norman Taurog) / December 20, 1925 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Babe London & Stanley Blystone

  • Live Cowards (Stephen Roberts) / January 10, 1926 (completed '25) Starring Al St. John.

  • Lickety Split (Norman Taurog) / January 31, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Otto Fries & others.

  • Hold Your Hat (Stephen Roberts) / February 14, 1926 Starring Al St. John, Virginia Vance, Otto Fries & Eva Thatcher.

  • Light Housekeeping (Stephen Roberts) / March 7, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Phil Dunham & Otto Fries.

  • Sky Bound (Stephen Roberts) / March 28, 1926 Starring Al St. John.

  • The Tin Ghost (Stephen Roberts) / April 18, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Phil Dunham & others. A newspaper reporter creates a new invention... and invites jealousy and sabotage

  • Going Crazy (Charles Lamont) / May 9, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Phil Dunham & others.

  • Creeps (Norman Taurog) / May 30, 1926 Starring Lou Archer, Phil Dunham, Anita Gavin & Spencer Bell. Lou and Phil inherits a house but have trouble getting to it at first thanks to bears and henchmen sent by a greedy cousin

  • Who's My Wife? (Stephen Roberts) / June 20, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Zelma O'Neal & others. An eloping couple gets lost in the big city

  • Who Hit Me? (Stephen Roberts) / July 11, 1926 Starring Estelle Bradley & Al St. John. Al gets hit by a car and "adopted" by the family involved... but proves more than they bargain for

  • Solid Gold (Stephen Roberts) / August 1, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Otto Fries & others. Antics at an old mine

  • Kiss Papa (Stephen Roberts) / August 22, 1926 Starring Lige Conley, Estelle Bradley, Otto Fries & others. A married couple try a separation from each other, but must find a spouse in order to inherit a fortune.

  • The Jelly Fish (John G. Adolfi) / September 12, 1926 Starring Franklin Pangborn, Estelle Bradley & Robert Graves.

  • Pink Elephants (Stephen Roberts) / October 2, 1926 Starring Al St. John. Slapstick at the circus

  • Midnight Follies (James Jones) / October 21, 1926 Starring George Davis.

  • Flaming Romance (Stephen Roberts) / November 21, 1926 Starring Al St. John, Aileen Lopez, Otto Fries & others.

  • Much Mystery (Stephen Roberts) / December 5, 1926 Starring George Davis, Estelle Bradley, Phil Dunham & Jack Lloyd.

  • Sure Fire (Earle Rodney) / © December 20, 1926 Starring Bobby Vernon.

  • High Seas Blues (Stephen Roberts) / January 2, 1927 (completed '26) Starring Al St. John

  • Busy Lizzie (James Jones) / © January 18, 1927 (completed '26) Starring Edna Marion, George Davis, Jack Lloyd & Glen Cavender. Antics involving an errand girl with robber and cop

  • Hot Lightning (Stephen Roberts) / March 6, 1927 Starring Clem Beauchamp, Al St. John & George Davis. Antics with a house detective and a reformer and his daughter

  • Roped In (Charles Lamont) / March 20, 1927 Starring Al St. John.

  • Jungle Heat (Stephen Roberts) / April 24, 1927 Starring Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp, Lucille Hutton & others. A hardly sporty suitor impresses a girl with his elephant hunting

  • Brain Storms (Stephen Roberts) / © May 10, 1927 Starring Clem Beauchamp, George Davis, Phil Dunham.

  • Queens Wild (Stephen Roberts) / June 5, 1927 Starring Clem Beauchamp, George Davis, Estelle Bradley & Phil Dunham.

  • Circus Capers (James Jones) / © June 14, 1927 Starring Poodles Hanneford, Lucille Hutton, Robert Graves & George Davis.

  • No Cheating (Stephen Roberts) / June 26, 1927 Starring Al St. John.

  • Sure Cure (Norman Taurog) / July 10, 1927 Starring Clem Beauchamp & George Davis.

  • High Spots (Stephen Roberts) / July 31, 1927 Starring Al St. John.

  • Batter Up (Stephen Roberts) / © August 17, 1927 Starring George Davis, Lucille Hutton & Kewpie Morgan. Baseball comedy

  • Plumb Dumb (Norman Taurog) / August 21, 1927 Starring Poodles Hanneford.

  • Fox Tales (Stephen Roberts) / September 25, 1927 Starring Clem Beauchamp & Phil Dunham.

  • Seeing Stars (Stephen Roberts) / October 16, 1927 Starring George Davis

  • Nothing Flat (Stephen Roberts) / December 11, 1927 Starring George Davis

  • Racing Mad (Stephen Roberts) / January 8, 1928 (completed '27) Starring Al St. John.

  • High Strung (Mark Sandrich) / January 29, 1928 (completed '27) Starring Clem Beauchamp. Jerry Drew is suspected of jewelry theft in a hotel and must prove his innocence. Antics involve a hypnotist.

  • His Maiden Voyage (Stephen Roberts) / February 26, 1928 Starring George Davis. Wild animals are let loose on a cargo ship from Africa

  • Indiscrete Pete (Harry Sweet) / March 11, 1928 Starring Clem Beauchamp.

  • Kitchen Talent (Stephen Roberts) / April 15, 1928 Starring George Davis.

  • At It Again (Norman Taurog) / © May 7, 1928 Starring Monte Collins, Jack Miller, Lucille Hutton & Eva Thatcher.

  • Who's Lyin? (Jules White) / © May 10, 1928 Starring George Davis.

  • Leaping Luck (Stephen Roberts) / © July 17, 1928 Starring George Davis.

  • Ladies Preferred (Charles Lamont) / July 18, 1928 Starring Stanley Blystone. Jerry Drew is caught by his wife phoning a girl at the country club and pretends “she” is a horse. Later he gets the woman to bring an escort so his wife doesn't suspect, but various mix-ups occur.

  • Just Dandy (Stephen Roberts) / August `9, 1928 (Film Daily review) Starring Clem Beauchamp, Estelle Bradley, Georgia O'Dell, Kewpie Morgan & Wallace Lupino.

  • Call Your Shots (Stephen Roberts) / © September 17, 1928 Starring Al St. John, Estelle Bradley, Glen Cavender, Otto Fries & Eva Thatcher.

  • Polar Perils (Stephen Roberts) / September 30, 1928 Starring Monte Collins.

  • Stage Frights (Stephen Roberts) / October 21, 1928 Starring George Davis.

  • Hold That Monkey (Jules White) / November 11, 1928 Starring Monte Collins.

  • Hot Or Cold (Stephen Roberts) / December 2, 1928 Starring Al St. John, Harold Goodwin & others

  • Social Prestige (Stephen Roberts) / December 23, 1928 Starring Monte Collins.

  • Going Places (Stephen Roberts) / January 9, 1929 (completed '28) Starring George Davis.

  • Whoopee Boys (Stephen Roberts) / February 10, 1929 Starring Monte Collins, Vernon Dent, Eva Thatcher, Al Thompson & Robert Graves.

  • Smart Steppers (Stephen Roberts) / March 3, 1929 Al St. John is a soda jerk who loses his job but helps his girl save hers demonstrating bunion plaster

  • Parlor Pests (Stephen Roberts) / March 24, 1929 Starring Monte Collins & Vernon Dent. Radio deliverymen are persuaded by a hostess to fool her rich father on his birthday party

  • Howling Hollywood (James Jones) / April 21, 1929 Starring George Davis, Vernon Dent & Arthur Houseman. A haunted house picture is put in production

  • Those Two Boys (Stephen Roberts) / May 5, 1929 Starring Monte Collins & Vernon Dent. Oil millionaires behave like little children at an exclusive club

  • Hot Times (Stephen Roberts) / May 26, 1929 Starring Al St. John, Estelle Bradley, Harold Goodwin, Al Thompson & Minnie Davenport.

  • What A Day! (Stephen Roberts) / June 16, 1929 Starring Monte Collins, Estelle Bradley, Harry Myers, Al Alt & Al Thompson. A bungling salesman struggles with an ice box and a dish-washer

  • Top Speed (Francis Martin) / July 7, 1929 Starring Al Alt & Estelle Bradley.

  • Honeymooniacs (Stephen Roberts) / July 28, 1929 Starring Monte Collins, Betty Boyd, Harold Goodwin & Maxine Jennings.

 

Sound films, running times listed. Fox distributed after 1933

 

  • The Crazy Nut (Jack White, producer; Charles Lamont) / 16m / June 2, 1929 Starring John T. Murray, Vivien Oakland & Franklin Pangborn. Wife aims to cure of husband's ills.

  • Ticklish Business (Jack White, producer; Jules White) / 20+m / August 25, 1929 Starring Monte Collins & Vernon Dent. Ham actors crash a show

  • The Talkies (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 17+m / October 27, 1929 Starring Monte Collins, Vernon Dent, Francis Ford & Lloyd Ingraham. Two sound “experts” break into the movies

  • Romance De Luxe (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 15+m / December 29, 1929 Starring Monte Collins, Judith Barrett & Robert Shaw. A heroine receiving praise at a reception has a pretend beau.

  • Big Jewel Case (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 16+m / February 23, 1930 Starring Eddie Lambert, Anita Garvin, Robert Graves & Fred Kelsey. Two bungling detectives try to stop jewel thieves

  • Western Knights (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 18+m / April 20, 1930 Starring Eddie Lambert, Al St. John, Addie McPhail & Ed Brady. Easterner becomes a cow puncher

  • Peace And Harmony (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 18+m / May 18, 1930 Starring Eddie Lambert, Monte Collins & Addie McPhail. Two young couples lose their romance in a fiesty kitchen

  • How's My Baby? (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 19+m / June 22, 1930 Starring Monte Collins, T. Roy Barnes & Addie McPhail. Two lady chasers hear a house they seek to buy has “blonde babes”... only the juvenile the kind!

  • His Error (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 20+m / © September 14, 1930 Starring Monte Collins, T. Roy Barnes & others. A struggling attorney gets his partner hitched to a wealthy spinster

  • Love A La Mode (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 20+m / November 2, 1930 Starring Bernard Granville, Clem Beauchamp & others. Salesman and client hook up

  • Their Wives' Vacation (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 20m approx. / December 14, 1930 Starring Pert Kelton, John T. Murray, Vivien Oakland & Hank Mann. While the wives are away, the hubbies play... with other ladies

  • Love Bargain (Jack White, producer; Arvid E. Gillstrom) / 21+m / © January 11, 1931 (completed '30) Starring Robert Agnew, Alberta Vaughn, Tyler Brooks & Margaret Clarke. Antics of two couples, only one married, involved in bargain searches

  • The Shooting Of Dan The Duck (Jack White, producer; Arvid E. Gillstrom) / 20+m / © March 6, 1931 Starring Clyde Cook, Vernon Dent, Addie McPhail & John T. Murray. Clyde Cook must bring home a dead turkey, but winds up with a live duck. Antics resulting in New York subway.

  • Windy Riley Goes Hollywood (Jack White, producer; Roscoe Arbuckle) / 21+m / May 3, 1931 Starring Jack Shutta, Louise Brooks, Johnny Shaw, Dell Anderson, William Davidson & Wilbur Mack. A country cross-driver motors into a Hollywood studio

  • The Back Page (Jack White, producer; Roscoe Arbuckle) / 20+m / May 24, 1931 Starring Virginia Brooks, Wheeler Oakman & George MacFarlane. Newspaper comedy involving a nit-wit reporter staging a kidnapping for a story

  • Up Pops The Duke (Jack White, producer; Roscoe Arbuckle) / 20+m / September 20, 1931 Starring George Chandler, Pauline Wagner & Helen Bolton. George poses as a duke at his girl's party... battles Joe a crook and then the real duke one arrives.

  • Once A Hero (Jack White, producer; Roscoe Arbuckle) / 20m approx. / November 22, 1931 Starring Emerson Treacy, Jack Shutta & Betty Grable as “Frances Dean”. A bank teller stops a robbery just before his wedding day but somehow winds up in jail handcuffed

  • Keep Laughing (Al Christie, producer; Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / 19+m / January 24, 1932 (completed '31) Starring Monte Collins, Margaret Lee, Addie McPhail, Bryant Washburn & others. Two guys help a little girl start her own night club

  • The Big Flash (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 20+m / November 6, 1932 Starring Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent, Ruth Hiatt, Lita Chevret, Matthew Betz & others. Harry is an amateur photographer who, with buddy Vernon Dent, gets in a silly adventure with a gangster.

  • Tired Feet (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 18+m / January 1, 1933 (completed '32) Starring Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent, Les Goodwins, Shirley Blake, Maidena Armstrong, Eddie Baker & William Irving. Mailman Harry and rival Vernon Dent go camping with their girl and confront hobos.

  • The Hitchhiker (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 20+m / February 12, 1933 Starring Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent, Ruth Clifford, William Irving & Chris Marie Meeker. Harry takes to the air to avoid his bombastic film director. (First Mermaid comedy distributed by Fox)

  • Knight Duty (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 20+m / May 7, 1933 Starring Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent, Matthew Betz, Nell O'Day, Eddie Baker & Billy Engle. Harry gets mixed up in a police chase after jewel thieves, leading to a wax museum.

  • Tied For Life (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 20+m / July 2, 1933 Starring Harry Langdon & Vernon Dent, Nell Oday, Mabel Forrest & Tom Dempsey. Harry's vival (Vernon Dent) disrupts his honeymoon.

  • Hooks And Jabs (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 20+m / August 25, 1933 Starring Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent, Neil O'Day, Neal Burns, Frank Moran & others. Harry is thought to be a prize boxer in Vernon Dent's saloon.

  • The Stage Hand (Arvid E. Gillstrom, producer; Harry Landon) / 20+m / September 8, 1933 Starring Harry Langdon, Marel Foster, Ira Hayward, Eddie Shubert, Rollin Grimes, Maryen Lynn & Harry Hammill. Harry accidently sets a stage on fire.

  • Leave It To Dad (Jack White, producer; Harry Edwards) / 19+m / © October 20, 1933 Starring George Bickel, Jane Dale, Fern Emmett, John Harron, Lloyd Ingraham & Henry Roquemore.Young soon-to-marry teens want approval from their widowed parents, then become match makers themselves

  • Pop's Pal (Jack White, producer; Harry Edwards) / 19+m / December 21, 1933 Starring Billy Bevan, John Haron, George Bikel, Lloyd Hamilton & Josephine Hall. John's pop and friend pay a friendly visit that winds up a war

  • Trimmed In Furs (E.H. Allen, producer; Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 20+m / January 5, 1934 (completed '33) While looking for a fur coat for his wife, Harry Langdon meets a flamboyant movie star.

  • No Sleep On The Deep (Charles Lamont) / 21+m / April 6, 1934 Starring Betty Compson, Robert Warwick & Don Alvarado. A playboy's affairs on an ocean liner causes havoc with husbands and other boyfriends and a revenge is planned.



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Mirthquake Comedies (Educational Pictures/Fox)

Produced by Al Christie

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BW, 18-19 minutes each

 

I always loved this umbrella title, even if the comedies didn't always rattle one's funny bone like the state of California. Tom Howard received star billing in his own series earlier (and in another series for rival Paramount), but was declining in popularity when teamed with George Shelton. Tim and Irene Ryan was the primary duo of this series.

 

  • Time Out (Al Christie?) / June 14, 1935 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton. Antics on a cruise ship

  • The Magic Word (Al Christie?) / July 5, 1935 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton. A magician's act is disrupted

  • It Happened All Right (William Watson) / May 15, 1936 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. Honeymooners have trouble with her zany in-laws

  • The Sailors Home (William Watson) / June 12, 1936 Sailors' tattoos come to life through their stories

  • Peaceful Relations (William Watson) / June 19, 1936 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan with Eddie Hall

  • The Wacky Family (William Watson) / September 4, 1936 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. The in-laws cause trouble for Tim as he tries impressing a prospective employer. With George Watts, Marie Hartman & Eddie Hall

  • Modern Home (William Watson) / November 13, 1936 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. Irene's family starts a model home business but are fooled by prospective customers. With George watts, Marie Hartman, Eddie Hall & Donald MacBride

  • The Big Courtship ((William Watson) / February 19, 1937 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. Irene flops at trying to get a divorce in court

  • His Pest Girl (Walter Graham) / April 30, 1937 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. Tim sells hip flasks and Irene sells lingerie... and they get their product switched

  • Hamlet And Eggs (William Watson) / June 8, 1937 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. Hillbilly version of Romeo & Juliet, accompanied by Pat Patterson's Cowboy Trio

  • Will You Stop! (William Watson) / September 23, 1937 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. A playwriter is happy with his version of “Antony and Cleopatra” for a department store show until his boss decides who should play Cleopatra. With Hugh Cameron, Eddie Parks & Andrew Anderson's Orchestra

  • Heir Today (William Watson) / November 10, 1937 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. Tim must prove he can make money before getting an inheritance

 

 

Monkey Comedies (Fox)

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

 

More chimps than actual monkeys were the stars. The success of this short-lived experiment prompted another series called Animal Comedies (see also)

 

  • In-Bad The Sailor (Benjamin Stoloff & Clyde Carruth) / © August 14, 1924 Featuring Sidney Smith

  • The Monkey Romeo (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / August 18, 1924

  • Westward, Whoa! (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / October 4, 1924

  • Stolen Sweeties (Benjamin Stoloff) / © October 26, 1924

  • Grief In Bagdad (Benjamin Stoloff) / January 4, 1925 (filmed '24) A chimp cast perform a version of the Douglas Fairbanks feature (with some humans)

  • So This Is Art (Clyde Carruth) / © February 1, 1925

 

Movietone Adventures (20th Century Fox)

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Mostly Technicolor, but those in Cinecolor and black & white (BW) are indicated. All are 8-9 minutes unless stated otherwise.

 

Although a few wartime shorts were in black and white, most were billed as the all-color replacement series for both the Magic Carpet and The Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman (see both under their headings). In 1950, the series title was dropped, but revived roughly seven years later for individual installments of the CinemaScope Specials (see also).

 

  • Sails Aloft (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Gordon & William Storz; narrator: Hugh James) / BW / March 31, 1943 Features the US Coast Guard

  • Climbing The Peaks (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Hugh James) / BW / April 16, 1943 Covers mountain climbing in Colorado with Joe and Paul Stettner followed by cameramen Lee Orr and Bob Ormes.

  • Mormon Trails (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / © August 20, 1943 Technicolor tour of Utah.

  • Flying Gunners (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: George Putnam) / © September 24, 1943 The US Air Force practice in color

  • Leathernecks On Parade ([Edmund Reek) / January 14, 1944 (completed '43) Color shots of the Marine Corps.

  • Silver Wings (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Hugh James) / BW / February 18, 1944 WASPS train at Avenger Field in Texas

  • Mailman Of Snake River (Edmund Reek, producer) / BW / April 14, 1944 As the title suggests, this is an "unusual occupations" type reel filmed mostly in Idaho and its rugged terrain where postal delivery is quite a challenge.

  • Mexican Majesty (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / August 4, 1944

  • Jewels Of Iran (Edmund Reek, producer; John Boyle; narrator: Hugh James) / Cinecolor / August 25, 1944 More footage from the Thaw Expedition of 1939-40

  • Mystic India (Edmund Reek, producer; John Boyle; narrator: Hugh James) / Cinecolor / September 12, 1944 The Thaw expedition treks Bhutan in the Himalayas.

  • Black Gold And Cactus (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne & Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / November 10, 1944 Colorful Texas

  • City Of Paradox (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & John Boyle; narrator: Hugh James) / Cinecolor / November 17, 1944 Northern India in 1940

  • Canyons Of The Sun (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Painter; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / © January 5, 1945 (edited '44) Natural Colorado in color.

  • Land Of 10, 000 Lakes (Edmund Reek, producer; William Storz) / March 30, 1945 (completed '44) Tour of Minnesota.

  • Sikhs Of Pataila (Edmund Reek, producer; John Boyle; narrator: Hugh James) / Cinecolor / April 13, 1945 More from India (Punjab) with the Thaw Expedition of 1940

  • Isle Of Romance (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter) / © May 4, 1945 Tour of Havana, Cuba.

  • Modeling For Money (Edmund Reek, producer) / July 6, 1945

  • The Empire State (Edmund Reek, producer; William Storz; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / July 27, 1945 Tour of New York.

  • Memories Of Columbus (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / August 17, 1945 Tour of Hispaniola

  • Magic Of Youth (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Paul Douglas) / August 31, 1945 Young ladies train to be models in Florida.

  • China Carries On (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & Rupert Swelson; narrator: Hugh James) / Cinecolor / © October 12, 1945

  • Song Of Sunshine (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Hugh James) / © December 7, 1945 Tour of Florida.

  • Along The Rainbow Trail (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / December 21?, 1945 (Academy Award Nominee) Scenic Utah in Technicolor

  • Louisiana Springtime (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey) / © December 21, 1945

  • Cradle Of Liberty (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / April 26, 1946 Travelogue of Philadelphia.

  • Across The Great Divide (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Shields; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / July 5, 1946 Color views of the Colorado Rockies.

  • Sons Of Courage (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / © August 2, 1946 Profiles Rocky Mountain Arabian horses.

  • Jamaica (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / September 13, 1946

  • Historic Capetown (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter) / October 18, 1946 First of several all-color South African visits

  • Girls And Gags (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / November 22, 1946 More color views of Florida.

  • Fantasy Of Siam (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig; narrator: George Carson Putnam) / January 3, 1947 (edited '46)

  • Royalty Of The Range (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine) / BW / March 7, 1947 (completed '46) Profile on US livestock as judged at the Kansas City and the American Royal Livestock Show.

  • Cape Of Good Hope (Edmund Reek, producer;Jack Painter; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / © April 4, 1947 (completed '46) South Africa in glorious Technicolor with much coastline footage.

  • Harvest Of The Sea (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Hugh James) / May 2, 1947 Profiles fishing in British Columbia and Tarpon Springs of Florida.

  • Zululand (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig) / June 6, 1947

  • Gardens Of The Sea (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / June 20, 1947 Australia's coral reefs

  • The Romance Of The Fiords (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine; narrator: Hugh James) / June 27, 1947 Tour of Norway.

  • Holiday In South Africa (Edmund Reek, producer;Jack Painter; narrator: George Carson Putnam) / © August 27, 1947

  • Home Of The Danes (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine) / September 26, 1947 Travelogue of Denmark.

  • Three Rs Go Modern (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / BW / September 26, 1947 Visit to a Florida High School.

  • Copenhagen Pageantry (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine) / © December 6, 1947

  • Jungle Closeups (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / December 12, 1947 Profiles wild animals of Kruger National Park in Transvaal (South Africa)

  • Scenic Sweden (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine & William Storz) / December 26, 1947 (preview; © June 23, 1948)

  • Sky Thrills (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / BW / © January 28, 1948 (edited '47) Rare post-war black and white entry was made in cooperation with the U.S. Army Air Forces

  • Riddle Of Rhodesia (Edmund Reek, producer; John DaSilva; narrator: George Carson Putnam) / © February 21, 1948 (edited '47)

  • Playtime In Scandinavia (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine; narrator: Mel Allen) / April 23, 1948 (edited '47)

  • Majesty Of Yellowstone (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: George Carson Putnam) / BW / June 4, 1948 History of the park with old newsreels.

  • Portrait Of The West (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig) / © August 4, 1948

  • Bermuda (Edmund Reek, producer; Leon Shelly; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / August 13, 1948

  • Desert Lights (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / August 13, 1948 Tour of Las Vegas and Reno (Nevada)

  • Way Of The Padres (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig) / © September 15, 1948 South California tour

  • Landscape Of The Norse (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine; narrator: George Carson Putmam) / © January 19, 1949 (edited '48) Norway travelogue.

  • Quaint Quebec (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / © April 15, 1949 (edited '48)

  • Maine Sail (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: George Carson Putnam) / © May 13, 1949

  • The Golden Transvaal (Edmund Reek, producer; John DaSilva; narrator: George Carson Putnam) / © June 10, 1949 (Completed '47)

  • Ahoy Davy Jones (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: George C. Putnam) / BW / © July 1, 1949 How to in scuba diving

  • Realm Of The Redwoods (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / © July 22, 1949 (Completed '48)

  • Jewel Of The Baltic (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine; narrator: George Carson Putnam) / © August 4, 1949 (completed '47?) Visit to Stockholm

  • Pattern Of Progress (Edmund Reek, producer) / © September 8, 1949 (Completed '47) More on Sweden

  • Aboard The Flattop Midway (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter; narrator: Joe King) / BW / © October 12, 1949 Filmed in the Caribbean

  • Heart Of Paris (Edmund Reek, producer) / 1949 (undetermined release)

  • Midwest Metropolis (Edmund Reek, producer) / BW / © January 15, 1950 (Completed '49) Compares Chicago in 1871 and today.

  • Music Of Manhattan (Edmund Reek, producer; Vyvyan Donner) / July 4, 1950 (© April 28) Well received views of NYC with just music and sounds.

  • The Magnetic Tide (Dorothy Silverstone) / © November 22, 1950 Two reeler running 21 minutes. Tour of Israel

  • Bushmen Of The Kalahari (Edmund Reek, producer; John DaSilva) / December 1950

  • Second City Of The Empire (Edmund Reek, producer) / December 1950 Visit to Sydney, Australia.

 

 

Movietone Melodies (20th Century Fox)

Produced by Edmund Reek

Directed by Charles Skinner

BW except one, 11 minutes each

 

This was Fox's attempt to cash in on Universal's “Name Band Musicals” and Warner's earlier “Melody Masters”. Only a few were made, but a later CinemaScope Special (see also) featured Tommy Dorsey.

 

  • Charlie Barnet And Band / July 3, 1949

  • Red Ingle And His Gang / January 6, 1950 (completed '49)

  • Lawrence Welk And His Champagne Music / Technicolor / © January 27, 1950 (completed '49)

  • Skitch Henderson And His Orchestra / © June 6, 1950

  • The Fontane Sisters / © August 16, 1950

 

 

Movietone Shorts (Fox)

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BW, times listed if available

 

Following the success of Warner Brothers' Vitaphone Varieties (starting in 1926), Fox responded with its optical sound-on-film (instead of sound-on-disc method like its rival) for a series of shorties cranked out in 1927-29. Among these were the talkie debuts of Robert Benchley, Clark and McCullough, Chic Sale and other popular comedians of the thirties.

 

  • West Point Academy (Allan Dwan) / 1 reel / April 20, 1927

  • Charles Lindbergh's Flight (Truman Talley, producer) / 7m4s / May 21, 1927

  • Charles Lindbergh's Ticket Parade (Truman Talley, producer) / 1 reel / June 14, 1927

  • Movietone Newsreel featuring Yale-Harvard Football Game (Truman Talley, producer) / 1 reel / November 1, 1927

  • Martinez, California Scenes (Truman Talley, producer) / 14m32s / 1927

  • Movietone Sound Newsreel Issue #1 (Truman Talley, producer) / 1 reel / (DC)-December 4, 1927 First of the Movietone Weekly newsreels, also released as a short subject

  • They're Coming To Get Me (Marcel Silver) / 5+m / May 25, 1927 Starring Charles "Chic" Sale

  • Arthur Canon Doyle Speaks ([Jack Connolly]- camera: Ben Miggins) / 10m6s / August 1927 See here: http://www.archive.o...DoyleSpeaks_272

  • Ben Bernie And His Orchestra Playing "A Lane In Spain" (Earl Sponable) / 1 reel / © January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Gertrude Lawrence Singing "I Don't Know" (Earl Sponable) / 1 reel / © January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • J. Harold Murray Singing "The Ranger Song" (Earl Sponable) / 1 reel / © January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Kentucky Jubilee Choir Singing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Nina Tarasova Singing "There Were Once Happy Days" (Earl Sponable) / 1 reel / © January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Raquel Miller In "La Mujer Del Torero" And "No! De La Mare" (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Raquel Miller Singing "Corpus Christi" And "Flor Del Mal" (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / (M)-© January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Rio Rita Girls, Constance Maring And Muriel Pollack Playing "The Doll Dance, Piano Duet" (Earl Sponable) / 1 reel / © January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Winnie Lightner Singing Two Songs: Nagasaki Butterfly & Everybody Loves My Gal (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © January 2, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Christmas Dream (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © February 14, 1928 (filmed '27)

  • Dream Of Love (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © February 14, 1928

  • Max Fisher And His California Orchestra (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © February 14, 1928

  • Schubert's Serenade (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © February 14, 1928

  • Shamrock (Marcel Silver) / 3 reels / © February 14, 1928

  • Silencio! (Marcel Silver) / 2 reels / © February 14, 1928

  • Nina Tarasova In The Hut (Marcel Silver) / 2 reels / © March 1, 1928

  • Beatrice Lillie, Musical Comedy Star Of "She's My Baby" (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © March 5, 1928

  • The Treasurer's Report (Thomas Chalmers) / 10+m-/ March 12, 1928 Set at a small business banquet, a big hatted lady singing with a pianist, then Robert Benchley giving a windy treasury report... and surprisingly funny at it.

  • The Family Picnic (Harry Delf) / 10+m / © March 18, 1928 Starring Raymond McKee & Kathleen Kay. First official Fox comedy short in full sound

  • In A Music Shoppe (James Fitzpatrick) / 2 reels / © April 1, 1928

  • The Interview / 2 reels / June 4, 1928 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough Produced by Fox-Case and distributed by Fox Film. Part talkie debut of this famous comedy duo

  • Joe Cook At The Ball Game / 1 reel / June 4, 1928

  • Richard Bonelli, Prologue To "Il Pagliacci" (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / © June 4, 1928

  • Ruby Keeler (George W. Lane) / 1 reel / © June 4, 1928

  • George Bernard Shaw / 1 reel / © June 24, 1928

  • The Star Witness (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © July 16, 1928 Starring Charles "Chic" Sale

  • The Honor System (George W. Lane) / 1 reel / July 25, 1928 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough

  • Kentucky Jubilee Choir No. 2 (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / July 25, 1928

  • The Sex Life Of The Polyp (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / / July 25, 1928 National Registry Entry. The great humorist Robert Benchley made his debut as a professor discussing the “love life” of polyps.

  • Why Be Serious? (George W. Lane) / 1 reel / © July 25, 1928 Starring Will Mahoney

  • Richard Bonelli Singing "Largo Al Factotum" From The Barber Of Seville (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / © July 31, 1928

  • Bear Knees (Clyde Carruth) / 2 reels / © August 7, 1928 Starring Bob Finlayson, Bud Jamison, Wayne LaFever, James Van Horn; Coy & Harry Watson

  • Miller And Farrell In A Song Specialty (George W. Lane) / 1 reel / © August 7, 1928

  • The White Face Fool (Thomas Chalmers) / 3 reels / September 1, 1928 Starring Lionel Atwell

  • Actor's Advice To His Son (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / September 15, 1928 Starring Lionel Atwell

  • Mischa Levitzki Playing Liszt's 6th Hungarian Rhapsody (George W. Lane) / 1 reel / © September 15, 1928

  • Napoleon's Barber (John Ford) / 22m / November 24, 1928 Featuring Otto Matieson, Natalie Golitzen, Frank Reicher, Helen Wife, Philippe De Larcy, D'Arcy Corrigan, Russ Powell & others. Notable as John Ford's first “talkie”, but actually not a feature and sadly thought to be lost. Dramatic sketch involving the French leader.

  • Forbes Randolph's Kentucky Jubilee Singers In A Medley Of Negro Spirituals (Thomas Chalmers) / 2 shorts released together (1 reel each) / © December 13, 1928

  • Randolph's Royal Hawaiians In A Medley Of Island Songs And "Across The Sea" (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / © December 13, 1928

  • Randolph's Royal Hawaiians In Songs Of The South Seas (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / © December 13, 1928

  • The Spellbinder (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / December 13, 1928 Starring Robert Benchley

  • Four A.M. (William M. Conselman) / 18+m / © December 28, 1928 Starring Tyler Brooke, Marjorie Beebe & others.

  • The Bath Between (Benjamin Stoloff) / 2 reels / December 28, 1928 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough

  • The Ladies' Man (Harry Delf) / 2 reels / December 28, 1928 Starring Charles "Chic" Sale

  • Mind Your Business (Benjamin Stoloff) / 18+m / © December 28, 1928 Starring Hugh Herbert

  • Mystery Mansion (Harry Delf) / (blue tints)-18+m / © December 28, 1928 Starring Sumner Getchell, Toy Gallagher & Ford West

  • Jenkins Orphanage Band / 11+m-December 1928 National Film Registry

  • Marching On (Marcel Silver & Ben Holmes) / 3 reels / © January 14, 1929 (filmed '28) Starring Charles "Chic" Sale

  • Early Morning (George W. Lane) / 1 reel / January 21, 1929 (filmed '28) Featuring Gertrude Lawrence

  • Furnace Trouble (James Parrott) / 1 reel / / February 4, 1929 (filmed '28) Starring Robert Benchley

  • Lesson No. 1 (James Parrott) / 1 reel / / February 4, 1929 (filmed '28) Starring Robert Benchley

  • Happy Birthday (James Parrott) / 3 reels / © February 19, 1929 Starring Franklin Pangborn

  • Belle Of Samoa (Marcel Silver) / 2 reels / February 25, 1929 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough with Lois Moran

  • Sound Your A (Henry Lehrman) / 3 reels / © February 25, 1929 Starring George Bickel, Arthur Stone & others

  • Old Tunes For New, Or Yes, We Have No Music (Thomas Chalmers) / 1 reel / © February 27, 1929

  • Beneath the Law (Harry Sweet) / 2 reels / March 7, 1929 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough

  • Stewed, Fried and Boiled (James Parrott) / 1 reel / / March 27, 1929 Starring Robert Benchley

  • Music Fiends (Harry Sweet) / 2 reels / April 3, 1929 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough

  • The Knife (Thomas Chalmers) / 2 reels / © April 4, 1929 Starring Lionel Atwell & Violet Heming

  • Knights Out (Norman Taurog) / 2 reels / May 5, 1929 Starring Allan Lane & Clifford Dempsey

  • Waltzing Around (Harry Sweet) / 28m / May 13, 1929 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough

  • Too Much Acting (Marcel Silver) / 1 reel / © May 27, 1929

  • Four Married Men (Marcel Silver) / 2 reels / © May 28, 1929

  • Hired And Fired (Norman Taurog) / 3 reels / © May 31, 1929 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough with Helen Bolton, Jack Baston, Ernest Shields & Bertram Jones

  • All Steamed Up (Norman Taurog) / 3 reels / © June 20, 1929 Starring Bobby Clark & Paul McCullough

  • Alfred Adler / 1 reel / July 1929 (filmed June 17)

  • Detectives Wanted (Norman Taurog) / 2 reels / August 1, 1929 Starring Allan Lane

 

 

Movietone Specials & Specialties (Fox & 20th Century Fox)

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BW & color, see below for running times

 

Fox News began on October 11, 1919, was gradually replaced by its all-sound Movietone counterpart (which started in 1927 as a secondary series until the silent version petered out by 1930) and lasted until the end of 1963. Listed here are those mostly non-CinemaScope Movietone Specials. The name “Specialty” was used mostly with a series of 1940s Arne Sucksdorff imports from Sweden.

 

  • Friendship (Eugene Walter) / bw-40m approx. / © February 19, 1929 Featuring Robert Edeson, Donald Gallaher & others

  • The Medicine Man (Norman Taurog) / bw-40m approx. / © April 3, 1929

  • Hats Off (Truman Talley, producer) / bw-10+m / July 1, 1931 A short Movietone history of the United States with a focus on the flag

  • Knute Rockne (Truman Talley, producer; Louis de Rochemont) / bw-10m approx. / December 13, 1931 Sports reel.

  • Wings Over Africa (Martin & Osa Johnson) / bw-20m approx. / December 1934 Semi-promotional for the upcoming documentary feature BABOONA

  • Twentieth Century Fox Conference And Screen Test / bw-10m approx. / 1936

  • All is Safely Gathered In Scenes from the Royalty Theatre production of "Marigold" (Truman Talley, producer) / bw-10m approx. / November 11, 1936 (UK)

  • The Coronation Of King George IV And Queen Elizabeth (Truman Talley, producer; assistant: Natalie Kalmus) / Technicolor-28+m / June 17, 1937

  • Opening Of The 20th Century Fox Building / bw-10m approx./ 1938

  • A Nation Springs To Arms (Ministry Of Information; Gerald Sanger) / bw-10m approx. / December 1940 Covers the training of British soldiers

  • Star Spangled Banner / bw-1m53s / July 1, 1942 A Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians excerpt from the Movietone News often used as a trailer.

  • Allied Invasion Of Salerno / bw-10m approx./ September 27, 1943 Made for Red Cross Sightseers

  • Women Soldiers On Italian War Front / bw-10m approx./ January 20, 1944

  • Army Air Force Nurses / bw-10m approx. / March 1944

  • Symphony Of A City (Arne Sucksdorff) / bw-18+m / September 1, 1948 (Academy Award Winner) Views of "typical" Europeans and their habits. Edited, like the following Sucksdorff films from previously released Swedishs.

  • The Hunter (Arne Sucksdorff) / bw-10m approx. / © January 20, 1949

  • Struggle For Survival (Arne Sucksdorff) / bw-8+m / © February 1, 1949

  • Shadows On The Snow (Arne Sucksdorff) / bw-10m approx. / © September 23, 1949

  • Henry Morgenthau Jr. Speaks / bw-6+m / February 1950 Made for United Jewish Appeal's fund drive

  • Senator Lehman Speaking / bw-6+m / February 1950 Made for United Jewish Appeal's fund drive

  • Unfinished Business (narrator: Drew Pearson) / bw-6+m / February 1950 Made for United Jewish Appeal's fund drive

  • New York Philharmonic Orchestra / bw-10+m / July 1950

  • Holy Pilgrimage (Holy Year MCML) (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto) / bw-42+m / © August 31, 1950 Visit to the Vatican.

  • Why Korea? (Edmund Reek) / bw-30m / December 1950 (Academy Award Winner / Documentary) Answers the question (somewhat opinionated) with a history lesson on the country and how the United Nations works against communism

  • Tell Tale Teller / bw-10m approx. / December 1950

  • We Are Tomorrow (Leon S. Sharff) / bw-10m approx. / March 1951 Profiles women in college.

  • Britain's New Aircraft / bw-10+m / 1951 Made for the British Foreign Office and British Board of Trade

  • Achievement In The Air / bw-10+m / 1952 Covers the annual Society of British Aircraft Constructors

  • Lady Of The Golden Door (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter) / part color-10m approx. / December 31, 1955 Profiles US immigration.

  • Queen Elizabeth Hailed By United States And Canada (Edmund Reek, producer) / bw-15+m / © December 18, 1957

  • John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / bw-25+m / November 30, 1963

  • Pope John XXIII (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) part color-14+m / © December 30, 1963

  • Pope Paul In The Holy Land (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / color-14+m / January 1964

  • The Quarterback (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / bw-11+m / January 1964

  • The Old Soldier (Jack Kuhne, producer; Louis Tetunic; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / bw-23+m / April 1964 Bio on General MacArthur

  • The Boy Who Swims Like A Fish (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / color-10m approx. / June 1964



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Movietone Timely Topics (20th Century Fox)

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DeLuxe Color & CinemaScope, 9-10 minutes each

 

  • The Romance Of American Shipping (Edmund Reek, producer) / © October 14, 1959

  • Frontier State (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / © December 18, 1959 Tour of Alaska

  • State No. 50 (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / © March 1, 1960 (completed '59) Tour of Hawaii.

  • Exercise Little Bear (Edmund Reek, producer) / © October 4, 1960 Shows how military maneuvers combat Alaskan weather

  • UDT: Underwater Demolition Team (Edmund Reek, producer) / © December 26, 1960 Filmed in the Virgin Islands

  • The Many Faces Of Yugoslavia (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne) / © September 30, 1964

 

 

Movietone Tintypes (Fox)

Produced by Truman Talley

Directed by Louis de Rochemont with narration by Lew Lehr

BW, 10 minutes each

 

The one-season "Tintype" shorts evolved from a Movietone News segment of the same name. These films might be of interest today, if any are available, due to occasional inclusions of Fox silent film material shown as “nostalgia”. (Many of those landmark Fox features have been lost so any clips would be vital.) Much of the material used, however, apparently came from the Edison studio in the 1890s through 1910s.

 

  • Where Is My Wandering Boy? / August 18, 1933

  • For The Man She Loved / September 8, 1933

  • Slander's Tongue / September 22, 1933

  • Twin Dukes And A Duchess / October 6, 1933

  • The Great Train Robbery / October 27, 1933 Revisiting the most popular silent movie of all time on its 30th anniversary

  • A Moment Of Madness / November 4, 1933

  • Helen Of The Chorus / December 10, 1933

  • The Extravagant Wife / © January 5, 1934 (Completed '33)

  • Emma's Dilemna / © February 4, 1934

  • Love's Old Sweet Song / February 16, 1934

  • The Heart Of Valeska / © March 2, 1934

 

 

Musical Comedies (Educational Pictures/Fox & 20th Century Fox)

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BW, times listed

 

Buster Keaton, the Ritz Brothers and even Bob Hope appeared in one each of these, but more typical stars had singing voices. June Allyson and Danny Kaye, along with Imogene Coca, appeared a couple of these as well. Most of these were done in New York.

 

  • Million Dollar Melody (Jack White, producer) / 20+m / December 2, 1933 Starring Lillian Roth & Eddie Craven.

  • Poppin' The Cork (Jack White, producer) / 24+m / December 15, 1933 Starring Milton Berle, Norma Taylor, Mary Code, Gertrude Madge & Henry King. Long before TV, Milton appeared in this comedy short wooing a pro-prohibitionist's daughter at Oxidontal University, but must sell his bottle stopper invention.

  • Going Spanish (Bob's Busy Day) (Al Christie, producer; Jack Skirball) / 19+m / March 2, 1934 Early Bob Hope, during his Broadway days, two-reeler was made just before he joined Warner-Vitaphone (for slightly better material) and later the glory years with Paramount and NBC radio. He joked about how bad this particular short was by saying the FBI would make John Dillinger sit through it after they caught him. Needless-to-say, producer Christie wasn't amused. While it is quite silly, it isn't a waste. Bob and his gal and her mom get stuck in a down-Latin-way musical village that sings a lot as part of their rules. The focus is more on the tunes than the comedy. Leah Ray and Frances Halliday co-star.

  • Hotel Anchovy (Arthur L. Jarrett & Al Christie, producers; William Watson) / 18+m / April 13, 1934 The Ritz Brothers cause chaos in a bankrupt hotel.

  • She's My Lilly, I'm Her Willie (Al Christie, producer; William Watson & Bert Granet) / 22+m / September 7, 1934 Starring Will Mahoney, Bob Geraghty, Marion Martin, the Five Spirits. This marked Martin's debut

  • His Lucky Day (Arthur L. Jarrett, producer) / 20+m / © September 15, 1934 Starring Ernest Truex w/ Josephine Dunn, Thurston Hall & Thomas Manning. The 8th vice president of his company must give a dinner party to one very tough customer

  • Nifty Nurses (Al Christie, producer; Leigh Jason) / 20+m / October 19, 1934 Starring Johnny Downs, Sally Sweet, Billy Gilbert, Elsie Gilbert & others. Musical set in a hospital

  • Big Business (Sam Baerwitz, producer; Al Boasberg) / 20m approx. / © November 6, 1934 Starring Marty May

  • Rural Romeos (Al Christie, producer; Leslie Pierce) / 20m / November 16, 1934 Starring Harry Gribbon, George Shelton, Muriel Schey, Harry Short, Virginia Fairfax. A hobo aids a farm family in chopping wood but gets into a romantic triangle

  • Hail, Brother (Leigh Jason) / 18+m / March 26, 1935 Starring Billy Gilbert, Monte Carter, Jan Clayton & others. A conservative businessman takes on abstract art after a bonk in the head, starting a beatnik Greenwich Village of his own in the process.

  • Rhythm Of Paree (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / September 27, 1935 Starring Niela Goodelle, Earl Oxford & Nell Kelly. Youthful romance in France

  • Moonlight And Melody (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / October 10, 1935 Starring Tom Patricola & Buster West w/ Dona Drake, Lucille Page. Buster and theater owner compete for a dancer

  • Perfect Thirty-sixes (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / December 20, 1935 Starring Niela Goodelle, Earl Oxford, Fred Lightner & others.

  • Thanks, Mr. Cupid ((Al Christie, producer; Charles Lamont) / 18+m / January 24, 1936 Starring Earl Oxford, Niela Goodelle, Fred Lightner & Nell Kelly. Antics in a beauty parlor

  • Home On The Range (Al Christie, producer) / 21+m / June 5, 1936 Starring Niela Goodelle, Fred Lightner, Nell Kelly & Earl Oxford. Young rancher must get married

  • Diamonds In The Rough (Robert Hall) / 19+m / September 25, 1936 Starring The Diamond Brothers.

  • Spring Is Here (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / October 30, 1936 Starring Niela Goodelle & Eddie Lambert. An opera singer tries to impress a jazz band

  • Transatlantic Love (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 20+m / December 25, 1936 Starring Sylvia Froos, James Brierly, Eddie Lambert, Buddy Page & others. Box Office take: Girl and boy singers fly back and forth across the Atlantic to wreck each other's night club engagements until they decide to kiss and team up.

  • High-C Honeymoon (Al Christie, producer) / 21+m / January 1, 1937 (completed '36) Starring Niela Goodelle. Marital problems and crooning at a radio station

  • Pixilated (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / March 19, 1937 Starring Harry Gribbon & June Allyson. Singing window washer tries to become successful by hiding his marriage

  • Melody Girl (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / April 16, 1937 Starring Niela Goodelle & Lee Sullivan w/ Russ Brown, the Roberts Brothers & others. Niela's romance is disrupted by her brothers and her agent

  • Love In Arms (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / May 28, 1937 Starring Niela Goodelle & George Shelton. Girls at school outsmart the head mistress

  • Slacks Appeal (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / August 13, 1937 Starring Niela Goodelle, Douglas Leavitt, George Shelton, Eddie Lambert, Marie Hartman, Nona Jean Walker & Buddy Page's Ochestra. Wooing a salvation army girl

  • Bashful Ballerina ((Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 17+m / September 23, 1937 Starring Imogene Coca, Eugene Sigaloff, Irene Moore, Buddy Page's Orchestra & others. Nervous ballerina drives the stage manager nuts

  • Who's Who (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / November 10, 1937 Starring Niela Goodelle & Lee Sullivan. Maturing newlyweds hide their adult kids (from a previous marriage) each other by pretending they are unrelated

  • The Bashful Buckaroo (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / December 21, 1937 Starring Charles Kemper. A poetic chap goes out west and becomes a tenor

  • Dime A Dance (Happyland) (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / December 23, 1937 Starring Imogene Coca, June Allyson, Danny Kaye & Hank Henry. A cashier at a dance hall (June Allyson) gets her buddy (Imogene Coca) a job as a hostess, who deals with sailors (Danny Kaye & Hank Henry).

  • Getting An Eyeful (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / January 21, 1938 (completed '37) Danny Kaye is a sadistic eye doctor. Also Charles Kemper, Sally Starr & others.

  • Air Parade (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / February 10, 1938 Niela Goodelle & Lee Sullivan try to make a break on radio by framing the executive. With Russ Brown, Arthur Boran, Clyde Fillmore, Edith Gresham, Marion Martin , Robert Shayne & Johnny Johnson's Orchestra

  • Cupid Takes A Holiday ((Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 15+m / February 10, 1938 Danny Kaye is a member of a nutty family that must marry young to avoid insanity and seeks a marital service. With Douglas Leavitt, Estelle Jayne, Ruth Lockwood, Pauline Myers, George Watts & Marion Martin

  • Uncle Sol Solves It (Raymond Kane) / 15+m / February 11, 1938 Starring Eddie Lambert w/ Beverly Sills, Buddy Page's Orchestra, the Roberts Brothers, the Debonnaires & Walter Walters.

  • Not Now (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / March 16, 1938 Starring Lee Sullivan, Frances McCoy, George Shelton, June Allyson & Ruth Lockwood.

  • Sing For Sweetie (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / April 22, 1938 June Allyson is Sally romancing a tenor (Lee Sullivan) despite her father favoring a clerk as a better match. Also George Shelton, Frances McCoy, Robert Gray, Johnny Johnson's Orchestra & others.

  • Money On Your Life (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / May 13, 1938 Starring Danny Kaye, Charles Kemper, Harry Gribbon, Sally Star, Al Ochs, Jack Shutta & Eddie Hall. An unlucky Russian escaping a pair of assassins enters an insurance claim office and one very eager salesman.

 

 

New Horizon Series (Pan American/20th Century Fox)

color, 16mm. 13 minutes each

 

Made for the transportation market, possibly with much recycled footage from earlier shorts

 

  • Hawaiian Islands / 1960

  • Hong Kong, Singapore / 1961

  • Japan / 1961

  • Philippines / 1961

  • Thailand / 1961

  • Turkey / 1961

 

 

Newman's Wonder Travels (E.M. Newman/Educational Pictures)

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

 

E.M. Newman later supervised Warner Brothers-Vitaphone's travelogues of 1931-40, covered on Warner's thread.

 

  • Our Hawaiian Army / March 20, 1918

  • Our Egypt Of The Southwest / April 17, 1918 Covers Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona

  • Tidbits Of Travel / April 28, 1918 Covers Philippines, China and Japan

  • The Great Wall Of China / June 15, 1918 (Moving Picture World review)

  • A Hawaiian Volcano / June 15, 1918 (Moving Picture World review)

  • The Rainbow Bridge / June 15, 1918 (Moving Picture World review) Profiling the natural monument in Utah

  • Through The Nation's Parks / July 6, 1918 (Moving Picture World review) Includes Blackfeet Reservation in Rainer, California's Redwoods. Yosemite And Yellowstone

 

 

O' Henry Series (Fox)

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

 

“Loosely adapted” is the best phrase to describe these little William Sydney Porter inspired situation comedies.

 

  • Transients In Arcadia (Daniel Keefe) / © October 18, 1925 Starring Mary Akin.

  • Failure (Daniel Keefe) / November 29, 1925 Starring Harvey Clark & Kathryn McGuire.

  • Cupid à la Carte (Daniel Keefe) / January 3, 1926 (filmed '25) Starring Florence Gilbert.

  • Elsie In New York (Daniel Keefe) / February 21, 1926 Starring Hallam Cooley & Gladys McConnell.

  • From the Cabby's Seat (George E. Marshall) / April 4, 1926 Starring Gladys McConnell & Gene Cameron.

  • The Social Triangle (Orville "Bunny" Dull) / © May 9, 1926 Starring Hallam Cooley & Olive Hasbrouck.

  • A Lickpenny Lover (Orville "Bunny" Dull) / © June 20, 1926 Starring Hallam Cooley & Gladys McConnell.

  • The Complete Life (Robert P. Kerr) / September 5, 1926 Starring Frank Butler & Ethel Sykes.

  • Roses And Ruses (Roses And Romance) (Jess Robbins) / January 28, 1927 Starring Caryl Lincoln & Leslie Fenton.

  • A Man About Town (Eugene Forde) / May 15, 1927 Starring Barry Norton, Ruth Eddings & Robert Livingston. A magic electrical belt “wipes up” a town, but the owner struggles with the current charge.

  • Cupid And the Clock (Eugene Forde) / June 19, 1927 Starring Sally Phipps & Nick Stuart. Juvenile Nick must secure a news story picture of a lady with million dollar legs

  • Suite Homes (George E. Marshall & Zion Myers) / July 17, 1927 Starring Ernest Shields.

 

 

Operalogues (Kendall-de Valley/Educational Pictures)

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BW, times listed below

 

An ambitious high-brow series featuring the Kendall-de Valley Operalogue Company of Los Angeles.

 

  • Milady's Escapade (Howard Higgs) / 21+m / © May 15, 1932 An adaptation of “Martha”

  • Vendetta (Lew Seller) / 20+m / © July 3, 1932 Features Elsa Peterson, Marianne Mabee, William Wheatley & Jack Howell bringing “Cavalleria Rusticana” to life

  • Idol Of Seville (Antoine DeVally) / 21+m / © August 28, 1932 “Carmen” adapted with Rene Denny in the lead

  • Walpurgis Night (Howard Higgs) / 20+m / © October 30, 1932

  • Brahmin's Daughter (Howard Higgs) / 22+m / © January 8, 1933 (completed '32) Mini-opera with Esther Cooms in lead, with Ettore Campana, basso of the Metropolitan Opera

 

 

Our Land And People (20th Century Fox)

Produced by Edmund Reek & Boris Vermont

Directors listed in ()

Narrator: Nelson Case

BW, 21-22 minutes each

 

Sort of a geographical version of The March Of Time (see also).

 

  • Alaska: Story Of A Frontier (John Osser & Lawrence Katz) / © November 12, 1947 Going back to Russian exploration to post-war industry

  • Caravans Of Trade (John Osser & Rosemarie Hickson) / © November 12, 1947

  • Communications (John Oser & Robert Duffus) / © November 12, 1947

  • Conservation Road (John Oser & Rosemarie Hickson) / © November 12, 1947

  • Draftsmen Of Dreams (John Osser) / © November 12, 1947

  • Free Horizons (John Osser & Lawrence Katz) / © November 12, 1947 Covers National Parks.

  • Light And Power (John Osser & Lawrence Katz) / © November 12, 1947

  • Lobster Town: Story Of A Community (Jean Oser) / © November 12, 1947 Corea, Maine visit, reissued in 1953.







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