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

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#21 Jlewis

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:14 PM

Our World Today (Kinogram/Educational Pictures)

Produced by George Baynes

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

 

  • Thrills Of The Sea / September 2, 1928

  • America's Price / October 7, 1928

  • The Magic City / November 11, 1928

  • The Permanent Wave Railroad / December 9, 1928

  • Walking Fish / January 13, 1929

  • The Best Dressed Woman In The World / February 19, 1929

  • Jungle Kings And Queens Of The Screen / March 24, 1929

  • The Richest Street In The World / April 19, 1929

  • The Passing Show Of Perak / May 19, 1929

 

 

Outdoor Sketches (Robert C. Bruce/Educational Pictures)

BW / silent and 1 reel (under 10 minutes)

 

Beautifully filmed travelogues and outdoor “scenics” from the man behind the Bruce Scenics and Wilderness Tales (see also)

 

  • The Cry Of Winter / September 18, 1927

  • The Hot Place / September 18, 1927

  • Beside Still Waters / November 20, 1927

  • Many Wings / November 20, 1927 Profiles sea gulls in flight

  • Injun Food / December 25, 1927

  • Moods Of The Sea / December 25, 1927

  • Dog Days / January 19, 1928

  • The Sun And The Rain / January 19, 1928

  • Builders Of Bridges / February 26, 1928

  • When Twilight Comes / February 26, 1928

  • Feline Frolics / March 25, 1928

  • The Tonquin Valley / March 25, 1928

  • A Day By The Sea / April 22, 1928

  • Hints On Hunting / April 22, 1928

  • Nobody Home / May 20, 1928

  • A Peculiar Pair Of Pups / May 20, 1928 Two terriers get into mischief with bear cubs. Later scenes with lumber men.

  • Silver Shadows / June 17, 1928

  • Thoughts While Fishing / June 17, 1928

  • Night Clouds / July 15, 1928

  • Wild Wool / July 15, 1928

  • Evening Mist / August 19, 1928

  • The Fighting Orphans / August 19, 1928

 

 

Photoplay Magazine Screen Supplement (Photoplay/Educational Pictures)

Directed by James R. Quirk

BW / silent and 1 reel (under 10 minutes)

 

  • No. 1 / January 15, 1919 Features shots of Mary Miles Minter, James Kirkwood, Douglas Fairbanks, Montague Love

  • No. 2 / February 15, 1919

  • No. 3 / March 15, 1919

  • No. 4 / April 15, 1919

  • No. 5 / May 15, 1919

 

 

Red Cross Travels (American Red Cross/Educational Pictures)

BW / silent and 1 reel (under 10 minutes)

 

A wartime and post-war series showing Europe. Scheduled for fall 1918 through spring 1919 release, but actual dates are difficult to find.

 

  • First Aid On The Piave / 1918

  • The Greatest Gift / 1918

  • The Helping Hand Of Sicily / 1918

  • The Historic Fourth Of July In Paris / 1918

  • Kiddies Of No Man's Land / 1918

  • Of No Use To Germany / 1918

  • Rebuilding Broken Lives / 1918

  • The Relief Of Poland / 1918

  • Soothing The Heart Of Italy / 1918

  • The Tiny Kingdom Of Montenegro / 1918

  • Victorious Serbia / 1918

  • America's Watch On The Rhine / 1919

  • Archangel, City Of Snow / 1919

  • Belgium The Broken Kingdom / 1919

  • Constantinople, The Gateway Of The Orient / March 24, 1919

  • Homeward Bound / 1919

  • Humor At The Front / 1919

  • Marie, Queen Of Romania / 1919

  • New Faces For Old / 1919

  • Russia Dissected / 1919

  • Russia, A World Problem / 1919

 

 

Romance Productions (Romance/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Arthur Maude

Technicolor (2-color system)

 

Educational Pictures made almost as many all-color shorts in the twenties as its rivals at Tiffany and MGM. A young Hedda Hopper was in one title when she was an actress.

 

  • The Vision / May 2, 1926 Shot in Technicolor (2-color system) Starring Julanne Johnston, John Roche & Gene Roth.

  • The Blue Boy / September 5, 1926 Starring John Roche, Philippe DeLacy, C. Montague Shaw & Gene Roth.

  • Mona Lisa / October 17, 1926 Starring Hedda Hopper & Crauford Kent.

 

 

Romantic Journeys (Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox in 1933-34)

Produced and directed by Howard Brown & Curtis Nagel

Hosted by Claude Flemming

Multicolor, times listed below

 

A few years before James FitzPatrick started filming his Traveltalks in Technicolor, Claude Flemming hosted a series in Multicolor, a 2-color system that later “evolved” into Cinecolor.

 

  • Honeymoon Land / 15+m / February 1, 1931 Covers Hawaii

  • Cross Roads / 11+m / © May 31, 1931 Samoa

  • Dreamworld / 10+m / © July 5, 1931 Color tour of California

  • Harem Secrets / 10+m / © August 2, 1931 Tour of Morocco and Algiers

  • Outposts Of The Foreign Legion / 9+m / © September 6, 1931 Tour of Morocco

  • Peasants' Paradise / 10+m / © November 15, 1931 South Germany tour

  • Across The Sea / 10+m / November 28, 1931 Claude Fleming hosts another trip to Hawaii

  • The Road To Romance / 10+m / January 1932 (completed '31) Features Bryce Canyon in Utah

  • The Enchanted Trail / 10m approx. / © September 22, 1933

  • Canyon Of Romance / 10m approx. / © December 8, 1933

  • Mediterranean Blues / 10m approx. / © February 23, 1934

  • The Lost Race / 9+m / © April 6, 1934 Features Zion National Park

  • Paradise Of The Pacific (narrator: Gaylord Whitman) / 10+m / © June 1, 1934 More color shots of Hawaii

 

Scenics (Educational Pictures)

BW / silent and 1 reel (under 11 minutes)

 

Educational's “catch all” travelogue series, sourced to various producers. Credits are hard to come by. See also Bruce Scenics, Chester-Screenics / Chester-Outing Scenics and Newman's Wonder Travels.

 

  • In The Southern Highlands (International Film Service) / January 28, 1917

  • Paper: How It Is Made From Wood Pulp (International Film Service) / February 4, 1917

  • Ascent Of The Matterhorn / March 1917

  • Austrian Ski School / March 1917

  • A Study In Sand / April 9, 1917

  • House Aquarium / April 30, 1917

  • Picturesque Dauphine / April 30, 1917

  • Among The Senusi / May 30, 1917

  • China And The Chinese No. 1 / May 1917

  • Alaska Wonders In Motion No. 1 (Smith Films; A.J. Buzard & W.A. Hillis) / June 6, 1917

  • China And The Chinese No. 2 / June 20, 1917

  • Alaska Wonders In Motion No. 2 (Smith Films; A.J. Buzard & W.A. Hillis) / June 22, 1917

  • The Pygmy Circus / July 2, 1917

  • China And The Chinese No. 3 / July 11. 1917

  • China And The Chinese No. 4 / August 1, 1917

  • Alaska Wonders In Motion No. 3 (Smith Films; A.J. Buzard & W.A. Hillis) / August 8, 1917

  • Hard, Hard Road To Adventure / August 15, 1917

  • China And The Chinese No. 5 / August 22, 1917

  • First American Apartment House, Nature's Theatricals / August 29, 1917

  • Land That Doesn't Wiggle Much / September 5, 1917

  • Fading Of Local Color / September 19, 1917

  • A Flying Trip Through The Hawaiian Islands No. 1 (Lyman H. Howe) / October 8, 1917 Features impressive shots of Kilauea Volcano and Waikiki

  • A Flying Trip Through The Hawaiian Islands No. 2 (Lyman H. Howe) / October 15, 1917

  • Seals And Pelicans In Their Native Haunts / October 20, 1917 (Motion Picture News review) Filmed along the California coast

  • From Studio To Screen / October 24, 1917

  • A Trip Through Japan No. 1 (William H. Bradshaw) / October 31, 1917

  • A Flying Trip Through Japan No. 1 (Lyman H. Howe) / November 30?, 1917

  • A Flying Trip Through Japan No. 2 (Lyman H. Howe) / December 19, 1917

  • A Flying Trip Through Japan No. 3 (William H. Bradshaw) / January 8, 1918

  • The Making Of An American Officer / January 23, 1918 Filmed in Plattsburg, Missouri with Lieutenant Henri Poire

  • A Mountain Observatory / February 20, 1918 Featuring the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory

  • The Forbidden Isle / February 27, 1918

  • The Confession Of Pongo / March 2, 1918 (Moving Picture World review) Antics of a monkey and his mirror

  • Strange Fishermen Of Russia / March 13, 1918

  • The Silent Wonderlands Of The West No. 1 (Ralph Earle) / March 31, 1918 A scenic tour of California, New Mexico and Bear Creek & Box Canyon, Colorado

  • The Making Of Russian Caviar / April 3, 1918

  • Glendalough And Baltinglass / April 27, 1918 (Moving Picture World review) In the Irish county of Wicklow

  • Mexico Today (George D. Wright) / May 26, 1918

  • The Silent Wonderlands Of The West No. 2 (Ralph Earle) / May 29, 1918

  • Mexico Today #2 (George D. Wright) / June 9, 1918

  • The Heart Of Mexico (George D. Wright) / June 15, 1918 (Moving Picture World review)

  • History And Architecture (George D. Wright) / June 15, 1918 (Moving Picture World review) Of Mexico

  • Life In The Indian Villages (George D. Wright) / June 15, 1918 (Moving Picture World review) Of Mexico

  • A Modern Hacienda (George D. Wright) / June 15, 1918 (Moving Picture World review) Of Mexico

  • Necaxa, The Power House Of Mexico (George D. Wright) / June 15, 1918 (Moving Picture World review)

  • Mount Lassen In Action / June 16, 1918 Covers a California volcano

  • Mexico's Floating Gardens (The Floating Gardens) (George D. Wright) / June 23, 1918

  • The Quest Of The Big 'Un (Charles Mainge) / July 7, 1918 Trout fishing reel

  • Cigars For Kings And Millionaires (Where The Smokes Come From) (Harold Horton) / July 15, 1918 Covers Cuban tobacco

  • In The Silver Country (George D. Wright) / August 11, 1918 In mexico

  • Market Days And Festivals (George D. Wright) / August 18, 1918 In Mexico

  • A Mexican Venice (George D. Wright) / August 26, 1918

  • Your Fighting Navy At Work And Play (U.S. Department of the Navy) / September 7, 1918 (Moving Picture World review)

  • Picturesque Industries Of Mexico (Geoge D. Wright) / September 22, 1918

  • The Most Useful Plant In The World (George D. Wright) / 1918 Profiles the Mexican Maguey

  • Pulque, The National Drink Of Mexico (George D. Wright) / 1918

  • Logging In Italy (Lyman H. Howe) / 1918

  • Milan Cathedral (Lyman H. Howe) / 1918

  • The Second Chance / 1918

  • The Why Of A Volcano / 1918

  • The Storm / December 29, 1918 Profiles a naval destroyer.

  • Woods Of Paris / January 12, 1919 (Completed '18)

  • Indian Life / February 3, 1919

  • An Indian Loe Story / February 10, 1919

  • A Day With Carranza / February 17, 1919

  • What Is A Mexican? / February 24, 1919

  • The Washington Air Patrol / March 3, 1919

  • Northern Norway / May 18, 1919

  • A Trip Through China / June 3, 1919 (Film Daily mention)

  • War Spruce / July 6, 1919

  • A Day And Night At Coney Island / July 27, 1919

  • Voices Of The Sea / December 1920 Profiles Canadian pacific coast

  • Beggars And Fakers Of India / December 1920

  • Syria, Land Of Religious Hatred / December 1920

  • Wooly Bits And Monkey Hits / December 1920 Amazon monkeys shown

  • A Tale Of The Far North / January 14, 1921 Profiles Baffin Island in Nunavit (Canada)

  • In Dutch / January 23, 1921 Travelogue of Holland including cheese merchants

  • Hides- And Go Seek / February 20, 1921 Filmed at Fort Chipewan in Alberta

  • The Birth Of An Iceberg / June 5, 1921

  • Crater Of Mt. Catmai / August 21, 1921

  • The Manly Art Of Self Defense (Blanchard Film Co.) / September 25, 1921

 

 

Secrets Of Life (Principal Pictures Corp./Educational Pictures)

Directed and camera-work by Louis H. Tolhurst; writer: Walter C. Anthony

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

 

Pioneering close-up photography of insects and other critters.

 

  • The Ant / November 4, 1923

  • The Bee / December 26, 1923

  • The Spider / January 13, 1924

  • The Butterfly / February 10, 1924

  • Ant Lion / March 9, 1924

  • The Fly / April 13, 1924

  • The Lady Bird / May 11, 1924

  • In A Drop Of Water / June 8, 1924

  • Secrets Of Life (Untitled) / July 6, 1924

  • Little People Of The Garden / November 2, 1924



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See It Now (20th Century Fox)

Produced by Edmund Reek

BW, 9 minutes each

 

Newsreel montages

 

  • Breath Of Disaster / © March 16, 1953 National and international air disasters, Hindenburg airship disaster, 1937; bomber crashing into a New York skyscrpper, 1945; Vesuvius erupting in 1944.

  • Epic Drama / © April 3, 1953 Profiles famous blizzards and floods covered in Movietone newsreels since the thirties.

  • Kamikaze / © August 21, 1953 News clips of Japanese suicide planes in 1944-45.

  • Isles Of Destiny / © September 6, 1953

  • Impact Of Tragedy / © November 6, 1953

  • Calamity Strikes / © November 13, 1953 Scenes at the evacuation of the US Embassy in China while underfire from Japanese planes. The Texas city oil disaster in 1947 and jet airshow crashes in 1952.

  • Focus On Fate / December 16, 1953 Includes 1949 tragedy of Tacoma Bridge as it disintegrates, and the devastation wrought by a Mexican volcano. Also John Cobb's death.

  • Tumult / © July 9, 1954

  • Man Vs. Nature / © July 24, 1955 (Completed '54) Volcanos and abrupt storms are compared to mankind's Atomic Age

 

 

Selig-Rork Photoplays (Selig-Rork/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Bertram Bracken

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

 

  • The Policeman And The Baby / September 4, 1921 Starring William Desmond & Wallace Beery.

  • The Ne'er To Return Road / October 9, 1921 Starring Wallace Beery

  • The White Mouse / November 6, 1921 Starring Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone & Ethel Grey.

 

 

Sing Them Again (Norman Jefferies/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Van Avery

BW / silent and 1 reel (probably 6 minutes each)

 

Like Max Fleischer's “bouncing ball” series of the period, these silent films posted lyrics for the audience to sing along with. Some animation was involved.

 

  • Sing Them Again / April 15, 1923

  • Close Harmony / July 31, 1923

  • Companions / August 14, 1923

  • Golden Gems / December 1, 1923

  • Memories / December 1, 1923

  • Home Again / April 7, 1924

  • Lest We Forget / April 7, 1924

  • Long Ago / April 7, 1924

  • Heart Throbs / April 14, 1924

  • Lost Chords / April 14, 1924

  • Old Friends / April 14, 1924

  • Echoes Of Youth / May 1, 1924

  • Melodious Moments / July 13, 1924

 

 

Sisters Of The Skillet (Educational Pictures/20th Century Fox)

Produced by Al Christie

Directed by William Watson

Starring Ed East & Ralph Dumke

BW, times listed

 

Filmed in New York's Astoria facilities.

 

  • Practically Perfect / 21+m / January 15, 1937 (completed '36) "Sisters of the Skillet" cause more trouble than help at a party

  • Holding The Bag / 18+m / May 14, 1937 The duo start a night club

 

 

Snooky (Chester Films/Educational Pictures)

Produced by C.L. Chester

Directors listed in ()

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

 

There is no doubt about it. Snooky was one talented chimp, probably as equal, if not better, than Cheetah in the Tarzan films. He did it all... smoking cigarettes and playing with fire arms. So much of his material was recycled for sound short subjects in later years by multiple studios.

 

A few later Chester Films were distributed through Federated Film Exchanges: Snooky's Twin Troubles (September 1921), Snooky's Labor Lost (October 1921), The Kick Is Gone (may be a travelogue, December 1921), Birthday Guests And Jungle Pests (January 1922), Snooky's Home Run (February 1922) and Roars And Uproars. Snooky then moved to Vitagraph as their stock chimp.

 

  • The Big Show / September 12, 1920

  • The One Best Pest (William Campbell) / November 7, 1920 With Ida Mae McKenzie

  • An Overall Hero (William Campbell) bw/s-(2R)-(C: Snooky &)-July 25, 1920 With Arthur Nowell

  • A Tray Full Of Trouble (William Campbell) bw/s-(2R)-(C: Snooky)-October 3, 1920

  • You'll Be S'prised / December 5, 1920 With Ida Mae McKenzie

  • Bear It / January 9, 1921 (completed '20) With Ida Mae McKenzie & Hep ward

  • Ladies' Pets / February 6, 1921

  • Just In Time (Harry Burns) / March 6, 1921

  • Ready To Serve (Harry Burns) / April 3, 1921

  • Snooky's Wild Oats (Harry Burns) / May 1, 1921

  • Snooky's Fresh Heir (Harry Burns?) / July 24, 1921

 

 

Song Hit Stories / Song & Comedy Hits (Skibo-Educational Pictures/Fox & 20th Century Fox)

Producers and directors listed in ()

BW, times listed below

 

Featured in a cluster of these were the Cabin Kids, one of the few all-black child ensembles to enjoy some super stardom in the thirties. Produced both in California and New York (the Al Christie productions)

 

  • Slow Poke (Sig Herzig) / 10+m / © September 22, 1932 A "Song Hit Story" with Stepin Fetchit, Lethia Hill & others.

  • Last Dogie (Arthur L. Jarrett, producer; William Watson) / 11+m / © November 17, 1933 A "Song Hit Story" with James Melton singing Western songs.

  • Manhattan Lullaby ( Jack White, producer; music: Benny Davis & James Hanley) / 9+m / © November 24, 1933 A "Song Hit Story" with Helen Morgan, Henry King & Orchestra.

  • Trav'ling The Road (Arthur L. Jarrett & Al Christie, producers; William Watson) / 11+m / © February 9, 1934 A "Song Hit Story" with Alexander Gray. Music about Depression hardship

  • The Doctor (Al Christie, producer; Johnny Walker) / 8+m / © February 21, 1934 A "Song Hit Story" with Helen Morgan.

  • Mountain Melody (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) bw/s-10+m / © August 31, 1934 A "Song Hit Story" with Frank Luther, Ken Card, Karl Farr. Western musical sketch

  • Time On Their Hands (Al Christie, producer; Ferde Grofe) / 12+m / © September 14, 1934 A "Song Hit Story" with Charles Carlile. The Four Diplomats & the Eight Buccaneers.

  • The House Where I Was Born (Arthur L. Jarrett, producer; William Watson) / 11+m / © October 26, 1934 A "Song Hit Story" with Sylvia Froos & Frank Luther. Two singers return to their home after struggling with a theater

  • Bounding Main (William Watson) / 10m approx./ © November 16, 1934 A "Song Hit Story" with Singing Mariners from the Seaman's Church Institute.

  • Way Down Yonder (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / November 30, 1934 A "Song & Comedy Hit" with The Cabin Kids & Frank L. Wilson, Mabel horsey Singers.

  • Gay Old Days (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / January 14, 1935 (completed '34) A "Song Hit Story" with Frank Luther. Visiting the 1890s Bowery

  • The Old Camp Ground (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10m approx./ March 15, 1935 A "Song Hit Story" with Charles Carlile, the Foursome Quartet, the Buccaneers. Civil War musical

  • The Song Plugger (Al Christie, producer) / 10+m / March 15, 1935 A "Song Hit Story" with Sylvia Froos & Brook Adams, Six Mountain Melodeers. Sheet music clerk teams to hit the big time

  • Fireman's Day Off (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / April 12, 1935 A "Song Hit Story" with Norman Cordon. Too much singing and not enough putting-out fires at the station

  • Life Of The Party (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 9+m / April 26, 1935 A "Song Hit Story" with The Cabin Kids, Thelma Sheron, Six Mountain Melodeers, Pope Sisters, Walter Fenner, & others. The kids liven a high society party for their boss hostess

  • Radio Rascals (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / August 2, 1935 Last "Song Hit Story" (all "Song & Comedy Hit" after this) with The Cabin Kids, Ruth Denning, Austin Fairman & others. Set on a broadcast

  • Hurray For Rhythm (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / August 16, 1935 Starring Johnny Johnson Orchestra with Joan Abbott.

  • Rodeo Day (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / September 13, 1935 Starring Frank Luther, Niela Goodelle & George Shelton. Western musical fluff. First distributed by 20th Century Fox.

  • College Capers (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / September 27, 1935 Starring The Cabin Kids, Norman Gordon & Jimmy Fox. College mascots get musical

  • Hillbilly Love (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / October 11, 1935 Starring Frank Luther, Harry Short, the Range Ramblers & others.

  • Way Out West (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / October 25, 1935 Starring The Cabin Kids, Norman Cordom & James Fox. Music-comic antics on a ranch

  • Sorority Blues (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / December 6, 1935 Starring Ned Kelly, Randall Sisters & The Foster Twins. Female college basketball star is supported in her studies by an act performed

  • Easy Pickin's (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / December 27, 1935 Starring The Cabin Kids, Earle Gilbert & Tom Emerson's Band. The Cabin Kids are on a ferry boat

  • Spooks (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 9+m / April 7, 1936 Starring The Cabin Kids. Haunted house comic-musical

  • Alpine Rendezvous (Al Christie, producer) / 11+m / August 1, 1936 Starring Roy Halle & the Buccaneers, the Fox Brothers. Musical performances at an alpine lodge

  • The Queen's Birthday (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / August 14, 1936 Starring Tommy Riggs, Sugar Nichols, Betty Lou.

  • The Ring Goes 'Round (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 10+m / August 21, 1936 Starring Henry King's Orchestra & Phyllis Claire.

  • Going Native (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 11+m / August 28, 1936 Starring Miriam Verne, Bill Bailey, Don Alberto, Three Cordona Sisters.

  • Pink Lemonade (Al Christie, producer; writer: Art Jarrett) / 10+m / September 18, 1936 Starring The Cabin Kids & Toto the Clown. Musical antics under the Big Top with plenty of clowns

  • Gifts In Rhythm (Al Christie, producer) / 10+m / October 23, 1936 Starring The Cabin Kids & Bob Howard.

  • Play! Girls (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 11+m / November 6, 1936 Starring Joe May & June Earle, the Five Ames Sisters, the Three Graces, Winnie & Bobby Johnson, Buddy page's Orchestra & Jean O'Neill. A wife puts on a show for a visiting sage manager

  • Strike! You're Out! (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 11+m / December 11, 1936 Starring Russ Brown, Sandra Johnson, Barry Sullivan, Marie Hartman, Maxine Forman, the Carlyle Sisters, Buddy page's Orchestra.

  • See Uncle Sol (Al Christie, producer; Raymond Kane) / 11+m / January 29, 1937 (completed '36) Starring Eddie Lambert, Terry Green, Buddy Page's Orchestra, Hal Thompson, Alan K. Foster Girls, Shorty & Bee & Robert Shayne. Sol is judge of various talent acts

  • Dental Follies (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 11+m / February 26, 1937 Starring Pinky Lee, Harold Waldridge & Aileen Cook. A floor show at the dentist

  • Pot Luck (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 10+m / August 6, 1937 Starring Douglas Leavitt & The Rhythm Boys. A show raises money to bring a family out of debt

  • Big Apple (Al Christie, producer; Walter Graham) / 10+m / September 17, 1937 A "Song & Comedy Hit": Spotlights Arthur Murray dancing

  • Miss Lonely Hearts (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 10m approx. / September 24, 1937 Starring Andrew Anderson, Harriet Hutchins & others.

  • Ask Uncle Sol (Al Christie, producer; Raymond Kane) / 11+m / October 8, 1937 Starring Eddie Lambert, Edith Mann, the Deuville Boys & the Flying Whirlos. Spoof of radio programs featuring the Jewish dialect comedy star as a talent judge

  • Rhythm Saves The Day (Al Christie, producer; Raymond Kane) / 11+m / October 29, 1937 Starring Buddy Page & The Cabin Kids, Alice Dawn, Ed Cole. Buddy Page hires the Cabin Kids (young singers and dancers) to lock up the old band maestro who has the band in uniforms and playing boring music. The Kids also walk the town with signs advertising a new swing band.

  • Love Goes West (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 17+m / November 8, 1937 Starring Louise Massey & Arizona O'Neal.

  • Calling All Crooners (Al Christie, producer; Walter Graham) / 10+m / November 10, 1937 Starring Lester Cole, Buddy Page's Orchestra, the Three Orchids & the Octette. A police station becomes a musical program

  • Trailer Paradise (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 9+m / November 26, 1937 Starring The Cabin Kids & Buddy Page's Orchestra. Musical numbers and antics in vacationing Florida

  • How To Dance The Shag (Al Christie, producer; Walter Graham) / 9m / December 17, 1937 A "Song & Comedy Hit": More Arthur Murray dancing

  • All's Fair (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 10+m / February 25, 1938 Starring The Cabin Kids, Tom Emerson & His Mountaineers. Musical numbers and a thin “plot” set at a county fair.

 

 

Spirit Of The Campus (Larry Kent/Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox in 1933)

Directed by Aubrey Scotto; music: Reinwald Werrenrath

BW, 8 minutes each

 

Musical rah-hahs touring the campuses. These were very popular little films in their day.

 

  • Yale / © October 9, 1932

  • Michigan / © December 4, 1932

  • Cornell / © December 18, 1932

  • California / © March 5, 1933

  • Georgia Tech / © April 2, 1933

  • McGill / © May 28, 1933

 

 

Sports Featurettes with James Gleason (Educational Pictures)

BW, 19-20 minutes each

 

  • Off His Base / September 18, 1932 First in a series of sports comedies, featuring James Gleason and Lucile & Russell Gleason. Also Eugene Pallette, baby Peggy, Eddie Dunn, Irish Meusel, Jim Thorpe & Mike Donlin

  • Always Kickin' / © October 9, 1932 A star kicker becomes hero of the game. Co-starring Eugene Pallette, Lucile & Russell Gleason, Eddie Dunn, Jim Thorpe, Florence Rogan, Bill Spaulding & Oscar “Dutch” Hendrian

  • A Hockey Hick / © December 11, 1932 Starring James, Lucile & Russell Gleason, Eugene Pallette, Eddie Dunn, Charlotte Henry & Eddie Baker



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Sports Reviews / Sports Show (20th Century Fox)

Producers and directors listed in ()

BW & Technicolor (indicated below)

 

Fox's official sports-reel series, occasionally shot in color and replaced by a CinemaScope Sports Reviews series later (see also)

 

Sports Reviews

 

  • Timber Toppers (Truman Talley, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgensen) / 10m approx. / © October 25, 1938 (Academy Award Nominee) Horse racing reel with behind-the-scenes look at young colts in training with their jumping maneuvers

  • Shooting For Par (Truman Talley, producer; Raoul Mario; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © January 6, 1939 (completed '38)

  • The Hunting Dog (Truman Talley, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / May 4, 1939 (Film Daily review) Quail hunting in Georgia

  • Sports Immortals (Truman Talley, producer; John Flaige & Ed Thorgersen) / 11+m / June 23, 1939 Reissued 1953, this profiles “Red” Grange (seen with an ice truck), Helen Wills, Susanne Lenglen (in tennis), Barney Oldfield, Grover Alexander (baseball), Babe Ruth, Knute Rockne, Gertrude Ederle (swimming the English Channel), Paavo Nurmi the “flying finn”, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones & Sonja Henie

  • Youth In The Saddle (Truman Talley, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © July 21, 1939

  • Big Game Fishing (Truman Talley, producer; Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / September 1, 1939

  • Clocking The Jockeys (Truman Talley, producer; Ed Thorgersen) / 11+m / November 24, 1939 Horse racing, the “sport of kings” is shown behind-the-scenes with the riders going through special diets and exercises

  • Top Notch Tennis (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / January 19, 1940 (completed '39) Features Jack Bromwich and Adrain Quist, among others

  • Following The Hounds (Truman Talley, producer; Jack Munroe & Jack Painter; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-9+m / March 1, 1940 (completed '39) This first of the color sports reels (a fox hunt) was voted "short of the week" by BoxOffice magazine.

  • Over The Seven Seas (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / April 28, 1940 Covers yachting including the America Cup

  • Action On Ice (Truman Talley, producer; Ed Thorgersen) / 11+m / July 19, 1940

  • Vacation Time In Florida (Truman Talley, producer; Jack Painter; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-8+m / August 10, 1940 / Technicolor travelogue of the Sunshine State.

  • Lure Of The Trout (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Painter; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) sepia-9+m / October 11, 1940

  • Bowling For Strikes (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Kuhne; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / December 20, 1940

  • The Rodeo Goes To Town (Truman Talley, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © December 27, 1940 Shows rodeo training from Texas to Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Playing With Neptune (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 8+m / © February 28, 1941 Multiple diving and aquaplane scenes from all over the US

  • Symphony In Snow (Truman Talley, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © March 28, 1941 Ski reel filmed in Yosemite

  • Fun On Rollers (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Painter; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © June 4, 1941

  • Aristocrats Of The Kennel (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds & William Storz; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / September 12, 1941 Doggie reel

  • Life Of A Thoroughbred (Truman Talley, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 8+m / November 7, 1941 (Academy Award Nominee) Filmed in Kentucky's bluegrass country and showing a foal maturing to race champion adulthood at Derby, Preakness and Belmont

  • Playtime In Hawaii (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / December 19, 1941 Produced before and released after Pearl Harbor

  • Evergreen Playground (Truman Talley, producer; Leon Shalley; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-10+m / © January 30, 1942 (completed '41) A range of sports in British Columbia are profiled. Filmed in / Technicolor.

  • Snow Trails (Truman Talley, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / February 27, 1942 Skiing in Sun Valley

  • Setting The Pace (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey & William Storz; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / April 24, 1942 Horse racing reel.

  • Well-Rowed Harvard (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 9+m / August 14, 1942

  • Neptune's Daughters (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kunhe; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-10+m / © November 20, 1942 Aquaplane stunts are performed in Florida with a bevy of beauties.

  • Steelhead Fighters (Edmund Reek, producer; Chalmer Sinkey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 9+m / © December 15, 1942 Fishing reel

  • When Winter Calls (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / December 25, 1942

  • Back To Bikes (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Painter; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 9+m / © December 30, 1942

  • Streamline And Stamina (Edmund Reek, producer; Ted Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © July 17, 1943 Covers the athletic training of Army Air Force cadets.

  • Dog Sense (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 9+m / September 3, 1943 Hunting with spaniels

  • Champions Carry On (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / December 10, 1943 (Academy Award Nominee) Shows how famous athletes contribute to the war effort.

  • Fun For All (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / April 14, 1944

  • Nymphs Of The Lake (Nymph Of The Southland) (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-9+m / May 26, 1944 Surf riding in Florida

  • Students Of Form (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / June 30, 1944 Profiles various female fitness

  • Ski Slopes (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-9+m / July 21, 1944

  • Bluegrass Gentlemen (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-9+m / September 15, 1944 (Academy Award Nominee) Covers Kentucky horse racing in color

  • Girls Preferred (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © November 24, 1944 Female sports in Lake Sabago, San Antonio and New York City

  • Trolling For Strikes (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-9+m / December 15, 1944 Fishing reel made in Maine and New Brunswick

  • Steppin' Pretty (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / January 19, 1945 (edited '44) More horse racing

  • Nova Scotia (Edmund Reek, producer; Wallace Hamilton; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-9+m / February 9, 1945 (completed '44) Actually a travelogue released as part of the sports series.

  • Down The Fairways (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Painter; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-9+m / June 1, 1945 Golf reel

  • Ski Aces (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Painter) / Technicolor-9+m / September 21, 1945 Filmed in Wasatch Mountain Peaks at Alta (Utah)

  • Time Out For Play (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 9+m / November 16, 1945

  • Pins And Cushions (Edmund Reek, producer; Frank Hurley; narrator: Paul Douglas) / 9m / February 1, 1946 (completed '45) Covers both billiards and bowling

  • Diving Dandies (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds & Jack Kuhne; narrator: Paul Douglas) / Technicolor-9+m / © March 15, 1946 (completed '45)

  • Golden Horses (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey & William Shorz; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-8+m / April 26, 1946 (Academy Award Nominee) Color views of Palomino horses.

  • Sea Sirens (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Paul Douglas) / Technicolor-8+m / May 10, 1946 Aquatics with the Fairbrothers sisters

  • Football Fanfare (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / August 23, 1946

  • Winter Holiday (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig; narrator: Mel Allen) / Technicolor-8+m / September 27, 1946 Tour of Lake Placid.

  • Summer Trails (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / Technicolor-9+m / November 6, 1946 Four boys hike the Poconos in Pennsylvania.

  • Playtime's Journey (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Mel Allen) / Technicolor-9+m / December 13, 1946 Borrows clips from GOLDEN HORSES and other titles

  • Style Of The Stars (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / February 7, 1947 (completed '46)

  • Tanbark Champions (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine; narrator: Mel Allen) / 8+m / May 23, 1947 Covers a Kansas City horse show.

  • Wings Of The Wind (There Shall Be Wings) (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / July 5, 1947 Covers a variety of sports from water skiing in Florida to ice boating in Wisconsin.

  • Gridiron Greatness (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / August 1, 1947

  • Vacation Magic (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig; narrator: Mel Allen) / Technicolor-8+m / September 26, 1947 More of Jamaica.

  • Aqua Capers (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Mel Allen) / Technicolor-8+m / © November 22, 1947 Covers Lake Eloise water skiing.

  • Olympic Class (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey) / 10+m / © February 18, 1948 Views of athletes in training

  • Everglades Adventure (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / February 27, 1948 Clips of aquaplaining and gator hunting

  • Frolic In Sports (Edmund Reek, producer) / Technicolor-9+m / © July 15, 1948 Scenes from Lake Placid and Florida lifted from earlier shorts

  • Football Finesse (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / August 13, 1948

  • Neptune's Playground (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kunhe; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © November 17, 1948 Clips of many aquatic sports

  • Olympic Water Wizards (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey) / 10m approx. / © November 23, 1948

  • Yankee Ski-Doodle (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey) / 10m approx. / © December 21, 1948

  • Foaled For Fame (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / © March 1, 1949 (edited '48) Filmed at Calumet Farm in Kentucky with vintage news clips edited in featuring Citation winning the Kentucky Derby and other races

  • Beauty And The Blade (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 9+m / © March 15, 1949 (completed '48) Barbara Ann Scott and Dick Button show their skills on the ice

  • Future Champs (Edmund Reek, producer; Arthur Lincer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / © May 27, 1949

  • Jib To Top Sail (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10m approx. / © September 29, 1949

  • Holiday On Skis (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10m approx. / © October 25, 1949

  • Diving Maniacs (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © November 11, 1949 Vintage clips culled from past shorts on swimming

  • Skiing Is Believing (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10m approx. / © December 23, 1949 Comic ordeals of a ski amateur in Sun Valley.

  • Winning Form (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © February 17, 1950 (completed '49) Tale of three horses: Fair in War, Miss Tilly & Coaltown

  • Shooting The Salmon Rapids (Edmund Reek, producer; camera: Al Brick; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © March 3, 1950 (edited '49) Boating the Idaho River.

  • Action With Rod And Reel (Edmund Reek, producer; Ron Harris; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © March 31, 1950 (completed '49)

  • Bowler's Fair (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Gordon) / 8+m / © June 23, 1950 Ilka Chase hosts lady bowlers

  • Football Pay-Off Plays (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © October 13, 1950

  • Circus On The Campus (Edmund Reek, producer;Tom Cummiskey; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / November 3, 1950 Filmed at Florida State University

  • Tee Girls (Edmund Reek, producer;Tom Cummiskey) / 10+m / November 3, 1950 Features golfers Marlene Bauer, Claire Doran, Edean Anderson, Betsy Rawis, Betty McKinnon, Mary Ann Downey & Mae Murray

  • Let's Go Marlin Fishing (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 10+m / © February 25, 1951 Labeled a “Ed Thorgersen's Sports Show”

  • Arrow Artistry (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / Technicolor-8m / © March 16, 1951 (completed '50)

  • Football Winning Ways (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / © July 7, 1951

  • Mister Basketball (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / July 13, 1951 Features George Mikan.

 

Labeled “Sports Shows” or “Mel Allen's Sports Shows”

 

  • Accent On Balance (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / © December 14, 1951 The name of “Sports Review” was dropped and replaced by the umbrella title “Mel Allen's Sports Show”. This title covers Willa Worthington leading skiiers in Silver Springs, Florida

  • Surf Riding (Conquering The Surf) (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / Technicolor-8m / December 30, 1951 Filmed in Australia

  • Fighting Cahoes (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 8+m / © April 18, 1952 Fishing along Campbell River in British Columbia

  • Sails And Blades (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / © June 20, 1952 Profiles yachtsmen in action

  • Mel Allen's Football Review (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / © July 4, 1952

  • U.S. Olympic Champions (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 8+m / © September 26, 1952

  • Kalamazoo Klouters (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / November 21, 1952 Profiles an all-woman baseball league.

  • Sports Page: Racing (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10m approx. / December 1952

  • Sports Page: Tennis (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10m approx. / December 1952

  • Gridiron Goliaths (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / February 3, 1953 Los Angeles Rams vs. all-American colleges in football

  • Wind Ahoy (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / July 1, 1953 (completed '52)

  • Football Roundup (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / © July 17, 1953

  • Morning Light (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / August 14, 1953 Florida fishing reel

  • Unusual Sports (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / © October 30, 1953

  • Laurentian Sports Holiday (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / November 6, 1953 Skiing in Québec

  • Golden Glover (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / © December 31, 1953 Features boxer Tony Dibiase

  • Touchdown Trophies (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 8m / © May 5, 1954 Archive footage of college football players

  • Dizzy Diving (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / © July 28, 1954

  • Sporty Simians (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / © September 22, 1954 Chimps get athletic

  • Topsy Turvy Thrills (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10m approx. / © July 15, 1955 (Completed '54) Compilation of news clips highlighted by Aintree (England) Grand National Steeplechase

 

 

Star Personality Comedies / Screen Star Comedies (Educational Pictures)

Producers and directors listed in ()

BW, times listed below

 

The Buster Keaton reels are the ones most likely seen today.

 

  • Mr. Adam (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / © November 17, 1933 A “Screen Star Comedy” starring Ernest Truex. With Frances Halliday, Paul Everson, Winifred Law, Lyda Kane, Harry Miller, Walter Fenner, Harry Short & Jean Lacey

  • The Expectant Father (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / © February 12, 1934 A “Screen Star Comedy” starring Ernest Truex.

  • The Gold Ghost (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 20+m / March 16, 1934 Starring Buster Keaton. Dumped by his girlfriend, Buster drives west and winds up in a ghost town called Vulture City, where he appoints himself sheriff. Warren Hymer is Bugs Kelly. Also Billy Engle, Dorothy Dix, Warren Hymer, William Worthingham & others

  • Allez-Oop (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 20+m / May 24, 1934 Starring Buster Keaton. When Buster's girlfriend (Dorothy Sebastian) falls for a trapeze artist, Buster tries to beat him at his own game. Wih George Lewis, Harry Meyers & the flying Escalantes

  • Dog-gone Babies (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / eptember 18, 1934 Starring Ernest Truex.

  • Gentlemen Of The Bar (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / December 28, 1934 Starring Ernest Truex.

  • Palooka From Paducah (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 20+m / January 11, 1935 (completed '34) Starring Buster Keaton. Pa loses his business with the repeal of Prohibition and gets into prizefighting. With the Keaton family here in a rare screen appearance. Also Dewey Robinson & Bull Montana.

  • Mr. Widget (Al Christie, producer) / 21+m / January 25, 1935 Starring Joe Cook, Sam Hearn, Jean Lacy & Robert Middlemass. An unsuccessful real estate agent and loses the boss' daughter he loves, but gets involved in some amusing household gadgetry

  • One Run Elmer (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 19+m / February 22, 1935 Starring Buster Keaton. Buster runs a gas station in the middle of a desert. Harold Goodwin provides competition with more deluxe facilities. With Lona André & Dewy Robinson

  • Object Not Matrimony (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / March 1, 1935 Starring Ernest Truex & Hope Emerson, Mary Jane Barrett. The employment of a cook almost ruins a marriage

  • Hayseed Romance (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 19+m / March 15, 1935 Buster Keaton answers a personal ad for matrimony with unexpected results. With Jane Jones & Dorothea Kent

  • A Nose For News (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / April 5, 1935 Starring Joe Cook, Richard Kramer, Jimmy Fox, Ruth Hall, Eddie Hall, Edward Guhl & others. A reporter poses with gangsters

  • Only The Brave (Al Christie, producer; Ernest Truex) / 17+m / April 19, 1935 Starring Ernest Truex. A bogus hunter goes after a crook

  • Tars And Stripes (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 20+m / May 3, 1935 Starring Buster Keaton. Rookie Buster's relationship with a tough petty officer is not improved when he falls for his girl friend. With Vernon Dent, Dorothea Ken & Jack Shutta

  • Friendly Spirits (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / May 31, 1935 Starring Ernest Truex. Purposely "haunting" a house

  • The Light Fantastic (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / June 28, 1935 Starring Ernest Truex, Mary Jane Barrett, & Jane Winton. Ernest takes up dance lessons

  • The E-Flat Man (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 20+m / August 9, 1935 Starring Buster Keaton. Runaway bandits foil Buster's plan to elope. With Dorothea Kent, Broderick O'Farrell, Charles McAvoy, Si Jenks, Fern Emmett & Jack Shutta

  • The Amateur Husband (Al Christie, producer) / 21+m / © August 16, 1935 Starring Ernest Truex, Mary Jane Barrett, Cora Witherspoon & others. Antics with a cook gets hubbie in trouble and she poses him as a butler

  • Penny Wise (Al Christie, producer) / 17+m / September 6, 1935 Starring Joe Cook, Waldo Edwards, Earle Gilbert & others. Joe is a slow-witted clerk in a department store trying to lure customers while the boss is away, including club twirling and bike riding.

  • The Timid Young Man (Mack Sennett) / 19+m / October 25, 1935 Buster Keaton falls for three dames. With Lona André, Kitty McHugh, Tiny Sandford & Harry Bowen

  • Ladies Love Hats (Al Christie, producer; Ray L. McCardell) / 18+m / November 1, 1935 Starring Ernest Truex, Mary Jane Barrett, Cora Witherspoon & others. Title says it all as wives battle

  • Give 'im Air (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / February 14, 1936 Starring Joe Cook. A sound effects man takes over a radio show

  • Grand Slam Opera (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 20+m / February 21, 1936 One of Buster Keaton's best sound shorts spooging radio shows of the period like Major Bowes and even Fred Astaire. With Diana Lewis, Harold Goodwin, John Ince, Melrose Coakley, Bud Jamson & Eddie Fetherstone

  • Three On A Limb (Charles Lamont) / 18+m / March 3, 1936 Boy scout trooper Buster Keaton falls for carhop Molly (Lona André) who is already romantically involved. With Harold Goodwin, Grant Withers, Barbara Bedford, John Ince, Fern Emmett & Phyllis Crane

  • Gold Bricks (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / March 20, 1936 Starring Bert Lahr, Joan Castle, Roy Roberts & Earle Gilbert. Yet another college-set comedy with Bert Lahr as a cheerleader with romance trouble complicated by his buddy

  • The White Hope (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / March 27, 1936 Starring Joe Cook & George Givot. A prize fighter bets on the horses using his opponent's name

  • Triple Trouble (Al Christie) / 16+m / April 3, 1936 Starring Ernest Truex. Trouble with a too eager-to-marry fellow



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Steroscopiks (Frederick Eugene Ives & Jacob Leventhal/Educational Pictures)

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Pathé also distributed a couple of these pioneering 3-D shorts: http://forums.tcm.co...-fbo/?p=1286198

 

  • Plastigrams / December 17, 1922 The first 3-D short released theatrically. Reissued with sound (Lee de Forest Phonofilm) on September 22, 1924

  • The Third Dimensional Movie / March 23, 1924

 

 

Sunshine Comedies (Fox)

Directors listed in ()

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

 

A successor to the Foxfilm Comedies (see also)

 

  • A Bath-House Tangle (Narry Edwards) / © April 1, 1917 Starring Porter Strong.

  • A Footlight Flame (Walter Reed) / © April 8, 1917 Starring Charles Arling.

  • The Film Spoilers (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © April 15, 1917 Starring James Parrott.

  • His Love Fight (Hank Mann) / April 23, 1917 Starring Hank Mann.

  • An Aerial Joy Ride (Charles Reed) / © April 29, 1917 Starring Raymond Griffith, Josef Swickard, Annette DeFoe & others.

  • His Bomb Policy (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / May 14, 1917 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • His Merry Mix-Up (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © May 25, 1917 Starring Heinie Conklin.

  • Suds Of Love (Jay Howe) / May 28, 1917 Starring Hank Mann.

  • Love And Logs (Walter Reed) / © July 22, 1917 Starring Anna Luther.

  • A Mild Fed Vamp (Henry Lehman) / © July 30, 1917 Starring Jimmie Adams, Dot Farley & Victor Potel.

  • Damaged No Goods (Henry Lehman & Jack White) / © September 9, 1917 Starring Gertrude Selby & Lloyd Hamilton.

  • Smashed In The Career (His Smashing Career) (Henry Lehman) / © October 2, 1917 Starring Billie Ritchie.

  • Roaring Lions And Wedding Bells (Henry Lehman) / © October 9, 1917 Starring Lloyd Hamilton.

  • Shadows Of Her Pest (Henry Lehman) / January 6, 1918 (filmed '17) Starring Dot Farley.

  • Are Married Policemen Safe? (Richard Jones) / © January 20, 1918 (filmed '17) Starring Billie Ritchie, Winifred Westover, Hugh Fay, Heinie Conklin, Billy Bevan & others.

  • Hungry Lions In A Hospital (Henry Lehman & Jack White) / © January 20, 1918 (filmed '17) Starring Lloyd Hamilton.

  • Son Of A Gun (Richard Jones) / January 20, 1918 (filmed '17) Starring Billie Ritchie.

  • My Husband's Wife (Henry Lehman) / © February 24, 1918 Starring Jimmie Adams.

  • A Self Made Lady (Henry Lehman) / March 15, 1918 Starring Bobby Vernon.

  • A Waiter's Wasted Life (Jack White & William Watson) / April 7, 1918 Starring Lloyd Hamilton.

  • A Neighbor's Keyhole (Henry Lehman) / May 5, 1918 Starring Hugh Fay & Charles Doherty.

  • Wild Women And Tame Lions (William Campbell) / May 26, 1918 Starring Ford Sterling.

  • A Tight Squeeze (Jack White & William Watson) / © July 28, 1918 Starring Lloyd Hamilton. Farmer has struggles with his farm critters.

  • The High Diver's Last Kiss (Noel Smith) / © August 25, 1918 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • The Bogus Uncle (Henry Lehman, producer; George Oeth) / September 8, 1918 Starring Gus Pixley.

  • Roaring Lions On The Midnight Express (Henry Lehman) / © September 22, 1918 Starring Hugh Fay, Sylvia Day, Lloyd Hamilton & others. Antics with escaped lions on a train. One of a handful of titles saved by Prague's Filmovy Archiv.

  • Tell It To The Marines (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / October 13, 1918 Starring Jane & Katharine Lee.

  • Choose Your Exit (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / October 20, 1918

  • Mongrels (Jack White) / © November 17, 1918 Starring Lloyd Hamilton. Humans and canines fight "over there"

  • The Fatal Marriage (William Campbell) / © December 15, 1918 Starring Billie Ritchie.

  • Son Of A Hun (Jack White) / © December 29, 1918 Starring Lloyd Hamilton.

  • O, What A Knight (Fred Fishback) / © January 26, 1919 Starring Mark Swain.

  • The Roaming Bath Tub (Frank Griffin) / © February 21, 1919 Starring Billy Franey, Edgar Kennedy, Jack Cooper & Ethel Teare

  • His Musical Sneeze (Jack White) / February 23, 1919 Starring Lloyd Hamilton, Virginia Rappe, Jimmie Adams. A Danish film archive rediscovered this one in 2008. Antics in a fox hunt with a skunk included.

  • Money Talks (Fred Fishback) / March 23, 1919 Starring Mark Swain.

  • A Lady Bellhop's Secret (William Campbell) / May 4, 1919 Starring Hugh Fay.

  • Virtuous Husbands (Jack Blystone) / May 25, 1919 Starring Bartine Burkett & Slim Summerville.

  • Merry Jail-Birds (Fred Hibbard) / June 9, 1919 Starring Jack Cooper & Glen Cavender.

  • The Yellow Dog Snatcher (Hampton Del Ruth & Jack Blystone) / © August 23, 1919 Starring Jack Cooper.

  • Her First Kiss (Frank Griffin) / August 31, 1919 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • Dabbling In Society (R. Morris) / September 14, 1919 Starring Jack Cooper.

  • His Naughty Wife (Victor Heerman) / © September 14, 1919 Starring Harry Gribbon.

  • Wild Waves And Women (Hampton Del Ruth & Frank Griffin) / October 12, 1919 Starring Bartine Burkett, Polly Moran, Slim Summerville & Dave Norris.

  • Footlight Maids (Hampton Del Ruth & Jack Blystone) / November 9, 1919 Starring Jack Cooper.

  • Back To Nature Girls (Hampton Del Ruth & Jack Blystone) / November 23, 1919 Starring Chester Conklin, Harry McCoy, Dorothy Lee, Tom Kennedy & Bartine Burkett.

  • A Schoolhouse Scandal (Edward F. Cline) / © November 23, 1919 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • Chicken À La Cabaret (Hampton Del Ruth & Victor Heerman) / © January 4, 1920 (filmed '19) Starring Chester Conklin.

  • Hungry Lions And Tender Hearts (Roy Del Ruth) / © January 18, 1920 (filmed '19) Starring Jack Cooper

  • Sheriff Nell's Comeback (Edward F. Cline) / © February 1, 1920 Starring Polly Moran.

  • Her Naughty Wink (Jack Blystone) / February 15, 1920 Starring Billy Franey, Ethel Teare & Edgar Kennedy.

  • Her Private Husband (Frank Griffin) / Starring Chester Conklin. © February 29, 1920

  • The Heart Snatcher (Roy Del Ruth & K.G. McLean) / © March 14, 1920 Starring Jack Cooper

  • A Lightweight Lover (Roy Del Ruth) / March 29, 1920 Starring Jack Cooper

  • Training For Husbands (Edward F. Cline) / April 12, 1920 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • His Private Wife / April 21, 1920 Starring Chester Conklin & Alice Davenport.

  • The Great Nickel Robbery (Hampton Del Ruth & Jack Blystone) / April 26, 1920 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • Dangerous Eyes (Hampton Del Ruth & Jack Blystone) / May 8, 1920 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • Should Dummies Wed? (Roy Del Ruth) / © May 23, 1920 Starring Ethel Teare.

  • Monkey Business (Edward F. Cline) / © June 6, 1920 Starring Ethel Teare.

  • The Jazz Bandits (Roy Del Ruth) / © June 20, 1920 Starring Glen Cavender & Ethel Teare

  • Through The Keyhole (Roy Del Ruth) / © July 4, 1920 Starring Glen Cavender.

  • Ten Nights Without A Barroom (Edward F. Cline) / © July 18, 1920 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • Slipping Feet (Roy Del Ruth) / © August 1, 1920 Starring Harry Gribbon.

  • Mary's Little Lobster (Edward F. Cline) / © August 13, 1920 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • His Wife's Caller (Her Dog-Gone Wedding) (Jack Blystone) / © August 29, 1920 Starring Dave Morris & Lois Scott.

  • Farmyard Follies (Roy Del Ruth) / © September 12, 1920

  • Chase Me (Roy Del Ruth & Frank Griffin) / © September 26, 1920 Starring Glen Cavender.

  • An Elephant's Nightmare (Vin Moore) / © October 10, 1920 Starring Jack Cooper

  • Hold Me Tight (George [Slim] Summerville) / © October 24, 1920 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • His Noisy Still (Roy Del Ruth) / © November 7, 1920 Starring Glen Cavender.

  • Pretty Baby (Jack Blystone) / © November 12, 1920 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • Her Doggone Wedding (Harry Williams) / © December 5, 1920 Starring Dave Morris.

  • Pals And Petticoats (Melville Brown) / © December 19, 1920 Starring Harry McCoy.

  • The Baby (Harry Williams) / © January 16, 1921 (filmed '20) Starring Ernie Adams, Gus Pixley & others.

  • His Unlucky Job (Ray Enright & Melville Brown) / © January 30, 1921 Starring Harry Depp.

  • Roaring Lions On Parade (Harry Williams) / © February 13, 1921 Starring Ethel Teare.

  • His Fiery Beat (Del Lord) / February 27, 1921 Starring Bobby Dunn.

  • Verse And Worse (Ray Enright) / © March 21, 1921 Starring Cheser Conklin

  • The Janitors (Del Lord) / © April 24, 1921

  • His Meal Ticket (Edward F. Cline) / May 8, 1921 Starring Bobby Dunn.

  • The Night Before (Malcolm St. Clair) / May 22, 1921

  • Who's Who (Edward F. Cline) / July 3, 1921 Starring Bobby Dunn.

  • Singer Midget's Scandal (Edward F. Cline) / July 17, 1921 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • The Golfer (Al Herman & Edward F. Cline) / July 31, 1921 Starring Jimmy Savo & Virginia Fox.

  • A Devilish Romeo (Frank Griffin) / August 28, 1921 Starring Hallam Cooley.

  • Say It With Flowers (Al Herman) / September 11, 1921 Starring Jimmy Savo.

  • The Singer Midget's Sideshow (Edward F. Cline) / © October 9, 1921 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • One Moment Please (George [Slim] Summerville) / © October 23, 1921 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • A Perfect Villain (Ernie Kenton) / November 6, 1921 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • Love And War (Al Herman) / November 20, 1921 Starring Albert Herman.

  • Business Is Business (Ernie Kenton) / © December 4, 1921 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • Pardon Me (George [Slim] Summerville) / © December 19, 1921 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • Try And Get It (Al Herman) / January 1, 1922 (filmed '21) Starring Harry Depp & Jack Totheroh.

  • False Alarm (Ernie Kenton) / © January 15, 1922 (filmed '21) Starring Jimmy Savo.

  • Hold The Line (George [Slim] Summerville) / © January 29, 1922 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • Please Be Careful (Tom Buckingham) / © February 12, 1922 Starring Charles Doherty, Ethel Teare & others.

  • West Is West (George E. Marshall) / © February 26, 1922 Starring Harry Depp.

  • Laughing Gas (Ernie Kenton) / © March 12, 1922 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • The Barnstormer (George [Slim] Summerville) / Starring Slim Summerville. © March 26, 1922

  • The Piper (Ernie Kenton) / April 9, 1922 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • His Wife's Son (Edward Kennedy) / © April 23, 1922 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • Excuse Me Sheriff! (John McDermott) / May 7, 1922 Starring John McDermott.

  • The Wise Duck / © May 22, 1922 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • The Landlord (Ernie Kenton) / June 4, 1922

  • Safe In The Safe (Edward Kennedy) / © June 18, 1922 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • Puppy Love (Tom Buckingham) / © September 3, 1922

  • The Tin Bronco (John McDermott) / © September 17, 1922

  • Dandy Dan: He's A Detective (Noel Smith) / October 1, 1922 Starring Sidney Smith.

  • Step Lively, Please (Edward Kennedy) / October 15, 1922 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • The Haunted House (Ernie Kenton) / © October 29, 1922

  • Ranch Romeos (George [Slim] Summerville) / © November 12, 1922 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • Cupid's Elephant (Noel Smith) / © November 26, 1922

  • The Fresh Heir (Edward Kennedy) / December 10, 1922 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • A Poor Fish (Ernie Kenton) / © December 24, 1922

  • Rides And Slides (Herman Roymaker) / © January 7, 1923 (filmed '22)

  • The Five-Fifteen (George [Slim] Summerville) / © February 4, 1923 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • The Wise Cracker (Earnie Kenton) / February 4, 1923

  • Hello, Pardner! (Ernie Kenton) / February 18, 1923 Starring Gilbert Holmes & Buster Garner.

  • Clothes And Oil (Ernie Kenton) / March 4, 1923 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • The Four-Flusher (Norman Taurog) / © March 18, 1923 Starring Bobby Dunn.

  • The Mummy (Norman Taurog) / © April 1, 1923

  • Three Gun Man (Three Gun Men) (Ernie Kenton) / © April 15, 1923 Comedy about movie extras

  • Where There's A Will (John G. Blystone) / April 29, 1923

  • Roaring Lions On A Steamship (Tom Buckingham) / May 13, 1923 Starring Harry Sweet & Chester Conklin.

  • Circus Pals (Lewis [Lou] Seiler & Benjamin Stoloff) / © June 3, 1923

  • Applesauce (Noel Smith) / June 10, 1923

  • Jungle Pals (Lewis [Lou] Seiler & Benjamin Stoloff) / Starring Jack Duffy. © August 10, 1923

  • Dance Or Die (Earnie Kenton) / © August 31, 1923

  • The Explorers (Thomas Buckingham) / September 9, 1923 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • Somebody Lied (Bryan Foy & Stephen Roberts) / © October 14, 1923 Starring Ken Maynard.

  • The Roaring Lion (Earnie Kenton) / © October 21, 1923

  • Rough Sailing (George [Slim] Summerville) / November 18, 1923 Starring Poodles Hanneford.

  • The Income Tax Collector (Earnie Kenton) / December 2, 1923

  • The Riding Master (George [Slim] Summerville) / December 16, 1923 Starring Poodles Hanneford.

  • Weakling (Noel Smith) / February 2, 1924

  • Etiquette (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / © February 24, 1924

  • Jazz Weekly (Ralph Spence) / © March 21, 1924

  • When Wise Ducks Meet (Benjamin Stoloff) / © April 4, 1924

  • Sad But True (George [Slim] Summerville) / May 25, 1924 Starring Chester Conklin.

  • The Scenario School (Ralph Spence) / © June 4, 1924

  • Pain As You Enter (Norman Taurog) / © June 20, 1924 Starring Lee Moran, Ruth Hiatt, James Parrott & others.

  • Children Wanted (Henry Lehman) / © June 24, 1924

  • Stretching The Truth (Benjamin Stoloff) / © August 25, 1924

  • A Diving Fool (Charles Lamont) / © September 5, 1924

  • The Electric Elopement (Albert Ray) / © October 4, 1924

  • Radio Riot (Ralph Spence) / © October 12, 1924

  • A Nickel Plated West (Al Herman) / © October 26, 1924

  • Masked Marvel (Roy Del Ruth) / Starring James Parrott. © November 8, 1924

  • Dangerous Curves (William Campbell) / © November 30, 1924

  • The Milk Bandit (Harry Sweet) / © November 30, 1924

  • A Movie Mad Maid (Al Herman) / © November 30, 1924

  • Nobody Works But Father (Al Herman) / © January 25, 1925

  • The Mysterious Stranger (Roy Del Ruth) / February 8, 1925

  • Head Over Heels (Roy Del Ruth) / © February 15, 1925

  • The Butterfly Man (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / March 8, 1925 Starring Sidney Smith & Oliver Hardy.

  • The Brainless Horseman (Ralph Ceder) / © March 22, 1925

  • Stop, Look And Whistle (Al Herman) / March 22, 1925

  • Neptune's Stepdaughter (Max Gold) / April 5, 1925 Starring Hazel Howell & Oliver Hardy.

  • When Dumb-Bells Ring (George [Slim] Summerville) / © April 19, 1925 Starring Slim Summerville.

  • A Scientific Husband (Bryan Foy) / © May 10, 1925

  • Honeymoon Limited (Robert P. Kerr) / May 24, 1925 Starring Lee Moran.



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Tom Howard Comedies (Educational Pictures, later distributed by Fox)

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He may be an acquired taste who wasn't appreciated much by trade periodical reviewers, but his Paramount comedies are quite funny. His wise-talk was fast and furious, yet he looked like an elderly gent that you would not expect to have a sense of humor. Leon Errol's style later in the thirties resembled him.

 

  • The Mouse Trapper (Larry Kent, producer; Aubrey Scotto) / 12+m / © September 11, 1932

  • Acid Test (Larry Kent, producer; Aubrey Scotto) / 11+m / © November 27, 1932

  • Vest With A Tale (Larry Kent, producer; Aubrey Scotto) / 12+m / © December 4, 1932

  • Drug On The Market (Larry Kent, producer; Aubrey Scotto) / 11+m / © January 22, 1933 (completed '32)

  • Honesty Pays But Not Much (Larry Kent, producer; Aubrey Scotto) / 10m approx. / © June 4, 1933

  • Aces Wild (Larry Kent, producer; Aubrey Scotto) / 10m approx. / © July 9, 1933

  • Static (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / September 29, 1933 Co-starring George Shelton & Elise Cavanna. Antics in a radio shop. These post-1933 Al Christie productions were shot at Astoria in Long Island (New York)

  • Divorced Sweets (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / November 24, 1933

  • Big Meow (Al Christie, producer) / 20m approx. / © March 9, 1934 Co-starring George Shelton. The duo is hired by a judge to trace a gangster

  • A Good Scout (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / © April 27, 1934 With George Shelton & Bud Williamson

  • The Wrong Bottle (Al Christie, producer) 18+m / July 13, 1934 With George Shelton & Evelyn Dall

  • Second Hand Husband (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / October 26, 1934 With George Shelton & Harry Short

 

 

Toonerville Trolley (Betzwood Film/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Ira M. Lowry

Starring Dan Mason

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Fontaine Fox's popular comic strip also made animated form with Van Beuran-RKO in 1935. This was the live-action comedy series, complete with trolley as prop. Seven of this series survive today, all filmed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first cluster were released through First National in 1920-21: The Toonerville Trolly; The Skipper's Treasure Garden; Toonerville's Fire Brigade; Toonerville Follies; Toonerville's 'Boozem' Friends; The Skipper's Scheme; Skipper's Flirtation; The Skipper Has His Fling; The Skipper's Narrow Escape; Skipper's Treasure Scheme; Toonerville Tactics; The Skipper Strikes It Rich

 

  • The Skipper's Last Resort / December 4, 1921

  • The Skipper's Policy / March 19, 1922

  • Toonerville Trails / May 7, 1922

  • Toonerville Blues / June 4, 1922

  • Toonerville Topics / September 10, 1922

  • Skipper's Sermon / October 15, 1922

 

 

Top Notch Comedies (Educational Pictures/20th Century Fox)

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The most famous titles in this series featured Buster Keaton and a pre-Wizard of Oz Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr).

 

  • Happy Heels (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / August 1, 1936 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola w/ Thelma Sheron, Ruth Shaw, Arthur Jarett, Eddie Bruce & Philip Brandon. The boys pose as farmers to hook girls

  • Bashful Buddies (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 17+m / August 7, 1936 Starring Tim Herbert & Pat Rooney Jr. College dudes have trouble scoring with gals

  • Boy, Oh Boy (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / August 14, 1936 Starring Bert Lahr, Roy Roberts, Russ Brown, Aileen Cook, Walter Fenner, Marie Hartman & Marion Martin. A zany butler loses his sweepstakes ticket and battles the chaffeur

  • Blue Blazes (Raymond Kane) / 17+m / August 21, 1936 Buster Keaton becomes a fireman, but unfortunately not a particularly good one. He has a chance to prove himself, however, when three women are trapped in a burning building. With Arthur Jarrett, Rose Kessner, Patty Wilson Marilyn Stuart

  • Parked In Paree (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / August 28, 1936 Buster West & Tom Patricola getting in trouble in Paris parks with the ladies

  • Whose Baby Are You? (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / October 2, 1936 Starring Bert Lahr, Sally Star, George Haggerty, Gertrude Mudge, Earle Gilbert & Eddie Lambert. Antics over a shopkeepers expectant father friend and babies galore

  • The Chemist (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / ctober 9, 1936 Elmer Triple (Buster Keaton), a chemist's assistant gets mixed with gangsters. With Marilyn Stuart, Earl Gilbert, Donald MacBride & Herman Lieb

  • Rah! Rah! Rhythm (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / October 23, 1936 Starring Pat Rooney Jr., Tim Herbert & Grace MacDonald. College hijinks and music

  • Any Old Port (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / November 6, 1936 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola w/ Catherine Moylan, Tony Hughes, Eddie Hall, Donald MacBride & others. Sailors stop a thief at a high society affair

  • Mixed Magic (E.H. Allen, producer; Raymond Kane) / 18+m / November 20, 1936 Buster Keaton falls for a magician's assistant. With Eddie Lambert, Marilyn Stuart, Eddie Hall, Jimmy Fox, Walter Fenner & Pass LeNoir

  • Just The Type (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 20+m / December 4, 1936 Starring Tim Herbert & Pat Rooney Jr.

  • The Screen Test (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / December 18, 1936 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola, Dudley Clements, Donald MacBride, Eddie Hall & others. Understudy actors recently fired try for a movie with a prize fighter role.

  • Jail Bait (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 18+m / January 8, 1937 (completed '36) Buster Keaton agrees to pose as a murderer to throw off the police while his room mate, a reporter, searches for the real killer. With Harold Goodwin, Bud Jamison, Matthew Betz & Betty Andre

  • Hold It! (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 17+m / January 29, 1937 Starring Tim Herbert & Pat Rooney Jr.

  • Ditto (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 17+m / February 12, 1937 Buster Keaton, an ice delivery man, falls for one of his customers (Gloria Brewster), not knowing she has a twin sister living next door. With Harold Goodwin, Lynton Brent, Al Thompson & Bob Ellsworth

  • Man To Man (Raymond Kane) / 17+m / February 26, 1937 Starring Iris Adrian, Jean Cleveland, Bruce MacFarlane, George Shelton, Mildred Todd, Robert Shayne & Romler & Dave. Newlyweds keep their marriage a secret as she pretends to be his “friend” entertaining his father-in-law.

  • Off The Horses (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / March 3, 1937 Bert Lahr must raise $15,000 by 6 PM for his boss' company and gets involved in a horse race.The actress who plays his wife, Mildred Schroeder later became his wife in reality. Also featuring Robert Shayne

  • Ready To Serve (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 15+m / March 12, 1937 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola. Antics in a hospital

  • Love Nest On Wheels (E.H. Allen, producer; Charles Lamont) / 20+m / March 26, 1937 Starring Buster Keaton. Elmer and his family (real Keaton family here) are bored to hell because they are running a hotel with bad luck as they merely have guest and therefore nothing to do. With Al St. John, Lynton Brent, Diana Lewis & Bud Jameson

  • Hi-Ya, Doc? (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 20+m / April 23, 1937 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola, Rose Kessner.

  • Freshies (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 17+m / May 7, 1937 Starring Tim Herbert, Pat Rooney Jr., George Shelton, Kay Ballou, Prudence Hayes, Dorothy Arnold, Ted & Mitzi Diamond, Buster & Biilly & others. The college bows put on amedicine musical show, but suffer from one's attempts at chemistry

  • Her Accidental Hero (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / May 21, 1937 Starring Harry Gribbon, Earle Gilbert, Jack hartley, Jean Stuart & others. A masseur loses his girl to another but wins her back when catching insurance swindlers

  • Girls Ahoy (Al Christie, producer) / 16+m / June 11, 1937 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola. Sailors save a girl's father from a gold digger

  • That's The Spirit (Raymond Kane) / 20m approx. / June 25, 1937 Starring Tim Herbert & Pat Rooney Jr. w/ George Shelton, Sally Starr, Eddie Hall & Foster Williams. The duo expose a phony mystic

  • The Affairs Of Pierre (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / August 6, 1937 Starring Willie Howard, Clyde Fillmore, Walter Armin, Helen Hawley, Arthur Jurrett & Douglas Leavitt. A bogus French teacher battles creditors when he finds some lost jewels

  • Who's Crazy? (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 22+m / August 20, 1937 Starring Harry Gribbon & Rose Kessner.

  • Montague The Magnificent (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / August 27, 1937 Starring Bert Lahr, Sally Starr, Russ Brown. A complaints guy in a store becomes an actor

  • Sweeties (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 15+m / September 3, 1937 Tim Herbert & Pat Rooney Jr. w/ Sally Starr, Dora Maugham, Pat Patterson & Her Cowboy Trio, Andrew Anderson's Orchestra. Pat must con his future mother-in-law in accepting by presenting his chum as a “worse” alternative suitor

  • The Timid Ghost (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / September 24, 1937 Starring Charles Kemper & Earl Gilbert w/ Rose Kessner. Odd fantasy about a sit-down strike with a ghost

  • Going, Going, Gone! (Al Christie, producer) / 19+m / October 8, 1937 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola w/ Earle Gilbert, Howard Negley, Cyrilla Dorn, Dorothy Arnold, Jeanette & Kalen, Andrew Anderson's Orchestra. Musical antics at an auction

  • The Smart Way (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 17+m / October 15, 1937 Starring Willie Howard, Aileen Cook, Louis Sorin, Andrew Anderson's Orchestra & others. The professor follows his lawyer to kill his wife with kindness

  • Meet The Bride (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 17+m / October 29, 1937 Starring Tim Herbert, Pat Rooney Jr., Sally Starr, George Shelton, Ed Garvine & Kay Ballou. Pat gets a bonus from the boss (George Shelton) when he announces he's getting married, his buddy Tim Herbert fibs the same... then they must share a “bride” when the boss visits them off-work.

  • Hurray For Hooligan (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / November 24, 1937 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola. The duo aid a boxer

  • Playboy Number One (Al Christie, producer) / 17+m / November 26, 1937 Professor Pierre (Willie Howard) poses French and having trouble with racketeers. With Janet Reade, Louis Sorin, Ruth Leavitt, Charles Slattery, Abe Bronson & Joseph DeVillard

  • Dates And Nuts (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 17+m / December 31, 1937 Two buddies (Herman Timberg, Jr. and Pat Pat Rooney Jr.) join a dance school, with one dressing in drag, in order to avoid some less desirable partners. June Allyson plays one girlfriend. Also Mary Clark, Ed Garve, Stephen Kent & Johnny Johnson's Orchestra.

  • Hi-Ho Hollywood (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 17+m / January 7, 1938 (completed '37) Starring Hugh Cameron, Harriet Hutchins, Stubby Kaye, Lola Pierce, Jack Harwood, Mary Louise Harper & Margaret Johnson.

  • Love And Onions (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / March 13, 1938 Starring Herman Timberg Jr. & Pat Rooney Jr. w/ Rose King, Ed Cole, Sally Starr, Douglas Leaveitt, Milt Herth & Johnny Johnson's Orchestra.Two college chumps try to succeed in a food market, while one tries to match his sister with a rival store owner.

  • Beautiful, But Dummies (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / April 19, 1938 Two delivery men (Buster West & Tom Patricola) carrying a wax model to Madame LaTour's (Grace Kaye] fashion show aid other “models” struggling with the director (Jack Hartley) and use a little ventriloquism on a wax dummy to fool him. Also Dona Drake, Estelle Jayne, Marion Semler & Johnny Johnson's Orchestra

  • Jitter Bugs (Walter Graham) / 16+m / May 20, 1938 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola. The duo uncover a stolen bracelet while stealing turkeys. With Doris Donaldson, Jack Hartley, Prudence Hayes, Lelah Tyler & John West

  • Cactus Cavaliers (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / June 1, 1938 Starring Eddie Gribbon, Joey Faye & Estelle Jayne. Battles with a Mexican bandit

  • Pardon My Accident (Al Christie, producer) / 17+m / July 10, 1938 Starring Willie Howard. Professor Pierre Ginsbairge of a “success school” instructs his pupils that nothing “falls from the sky”... except a safe from a skyscraper window that almost bumps him off, but also allows him to claim insurance... and find trouble in a hospital. With Estelle Jayne, Jack Squires, George Lewis, Jean Cleveland & George Shelton

  • Winner Lose All (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / July 18, 1938 Starring Charles Kemper. A contest junkee can't marry his girl unless he wins enough cash to please her frugal father.

  • The Miss They Missed (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / September 7, 1938 Starring Willie Howard. Professor Pierre Ginsbairge is assigned to find a missing heiress and mimics a variety of personalities in order to find her.

 

 

Torchy (Educational Pictures)

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Two series featuring a young teen “go getter”, often employed by either a newspaper or a manufacturing firm, were released through Educational in the silent and sound eras.

 

The silent films were produced by Mastodon Films (one by Master Films) and starring Johnny Hines. Some directed by Charles Hines.

 

  • Torchy Comes Through / June 1, 1920

  • Torchy / July 11, 1920 With Walter Lewis & Dorothy Mackail

  • A Knight For A Knight / 1920 Listed as a “Master Film”

  • Doggone Torchy / September 11, 1921

  • Torchy A La Carte / October 16, 1921

  • Torchy's Frame-Up / November 20, 1921

  • Torchy Takes A Chance / December 18, 1921

  • Battling Torchy / January 22, 1922

  • Torchy And Orange Blossoms / March 26, 1922

  • Torchy's Ghost / April 30, 1922

  • Torchy's Hold-Up / May 28, 1922

  • Torchy Steps Out / June 25, 1922

  • Torchy's Nut Sunday / July 30, 1922

  • Torchy's Feud / August 27, 1922

 

Sound films, directed by C.C. Burr. Running times listed. These all featured Ray Cooke, Dorothy Dix, Edmund Breese, Franklin Pangborn.

 

  • Torchy / 21+m-/ October 4, 1931 A young go-getter does anything to succeed at his office boy job

  • Torchy Passes The Buck / 17+m / November 1, 1931 Torchy tries to please his bosses' son with an "out of season" deer and battles the game warden. Also Morton Drury & Kane Richmond

  • Torchy Turns The Trick / 21+m / February 7, 1932 Torchy the office boy must sell steel products to a foreign prince and winds up playing matchmaker with a potential princess, while the foiling the grand duke.

  • Torchy's Night Cap / 19+m / April 3, 1932 While traveling to deliver a business paper for his company, Torchy helps a young couple eloping and later has trouble with the law, even dressing as a woman at one point.

  • Torchy Raises The Auntie / 19+m / May 1, 1932 Torchy helps his boss to extract money from two old aunts by taking them to a night club

 

Same cast as above except for Marion Shockley replacing Dorothy Dix. Fox distributed the 1933 titles.

 

  • Torchy's Two Toots / 21+m / June 6, 1932

  • Torchy's Busy Day / 20+m / October 2, 1932

  • Torchy Rolls His Own / 21+m / November 20, 1932

  • Torchy's Kitty Coup / 21+m / January 22, 1933

  • Torchy Turns Turtle / 21+m / April 23, 1933

  • Torchy's Loud Spooker / 21+m / June 25, 1933 Also Iris Lancaster

  • Trying Out Torchy / 8+m / © July 23, 1933



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Treasure Chests (Skibo-Educational Pictures/Fox & 20th Century Fox)

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This was a great “omnibus” series of mini-musicals and documentary shorts, a couple being Oscar nominees thanks to Educational Picture's already established prestige in documentary film-making.

 

  • Your Life Is In Your Hands (Robert C. Bruce) / 9+m / © September 22, 1933 Features hand expert Josef Ranald

  • Song Of Vienna (Sam Citron; camera: Willy Goldberger; music: Robert Stolz) / 10+m / © November 3, 1933 Musical travelogue of the city with some ballet dancing added

  • Shorts (Charles Judels; narrator: Johnny Woods) / 10m approx. / © November 10, 1933

  • Day Dreams (Howard Milton) / 10m approx. / © December 8, 1933 Starring Henry King & Walter Scharf. Musical visualization of childhood dreams, aimed for the holidays

  • Air Maniacs (Al Christie, producer; Nate Watt) / 11+m / © December 15, 1933 Featuring Vince Barnett, John T. Murray, Roy Wilson & Frank Clarke. Comic look at early airplanes

  • What Does 1934 Hold? (William Watson) / 10m approx. / © February 8, 1934 Featuring Wynn the astrologer

  • Hula Honeymoon (Audio Productions; Lorenzo del Riccio) / 8+m / March 24, 1934 (Film Daily review) Travelogue of Hawaiian customs and marriage ceremonies

  • Bosom Friends (Sam Citron; narrator: James Clemenger) / 10m approx. / March 30, 1934 (Academy Award Nominee) Features various unusual animal buddies, including a cat and a mouse

  • Famous Scenes From Pagliacci (Audio Productions; William DeMille) / 15+m / © April 4, 1934

  • Then Came The Yawn (Ben Blake & Max Hayes; camera: Frank Zukor) / 10m approx. / © August 10, 1934 A “mock” movie trailer mixing vintage clips together.

  • Your Stars For 1935 (Al Christie, producer) / 10m approx. / © October 19, 1934 Astrologer Wynn makes some predictions

  • Harlem Harmony (Alfred J. Goulding) / 10+m / December 21, 1934 Starring Ben Carter & His Pickaninny Choir.

  • Chums (narrator: James Clemenger) / 10+m / © March 1, 1935 Animal reel much like the Oscar nominated BOSOM FRIENDS. Focuses on a dog befriending a porcupine, monkey, cats, alligator, etc.

  • Taming The Wild (B.E. Norrish, producer; A.L. Alexander) / 10m approx. / April 26, 1935 Circus training in action

  • Personality And The Pen (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 9+m / May 10, 1935 Features a handwriting expert Josef Ranold

  • Ski-Scrapers (Ed Thorgerson) / 8+m / May 24, 1935 Ski reel

  • Dog Days (Chuck Reisner) / 10+m / July 12, 1935 Focuses on fox terriers

  • Clever Critters (A.L. Alexander) / 10+m / September 20, 1935 Features cormorants, porcupines, foxes, etc. First 20th Century Fox release

  • Hold That Line (narrator: Thornton Fischer) / 10+m / October 11, 1935 Football reel

  • Gangsters Of The Deep (narrator: Thornton Fischer) / 10+m / November 1, 1935 Deep sea fishing reel

  • Sunday Sports In Mexico (narrator: Thornton Fischer) / 10+m / November 8, 1935

  • Monsters Of The Deep / 8+m / November 27, 1935 (Film Daily review) Covers a whale hunt, along with some sharks

  • Seeing Nellie Home (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 10+m / December 20, 1935 Starring Charles Henderson, Carol Deis, the Geirsdorf Sisters.

  • Jai Ali (The Game Of Jai-Alai) (Thornton Fischer; narrator: Ed Thorgeson) / 10+m / December 27, 1935 Captures the popular ball sport from Cuba with a demonstration in Mexico City

  • The Seeing Eye (Clinton Wunder) / 10+m / January 17, 1936 (completed '35) First of several trips to the Morristown New Jersey training facilities for seeing eye dogs

  • Fisherman's Luck (narrator: Ed Thorgerson) / 10+m / January 31, 1936 (completed '35) Spotlights swordfish

  • Land Of The Lei / Cinecolor-9+m / February 14, 1936 Color Hawaiian travelogue

  • Animal Cunning (A.L. Alexander; editor: Sam Citron) / 10+m / May 1, 1936

  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever (Thomas Frelinghuysen & Arlene Erlanger; camera: Dal Clawson; narrator: John Holbrook) / 9+m / June 1, 1936 Initially released by Pedigree Pictures

  • Fast Friends (John Green, producer; Harry Foster) / 9+m / June 5, 1936 Docu-drama about two dogs and their masters

  • Feminine Form (narrator: Ed Thorgerson) / 10+m / August 7, 1936 Exercise reel for the ladies

  • Nature's Songsters (Arthur A. Allen & Arthur A. Brand) / 8+m / September 4, 1936 Cornell University studies bird calls in the field

  • Sports In The Alps (narrator: Ed Thorgerson) / 10+m / September 11, 1936 Switzerland travelogue including skiing

  • Krazi Inventions (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 11+m / October 9, 1936 Juliet Lowell surveys oddities once filed for patents. Cast: Ed Ford as commentator, Aileen Cook, Jimmie Fox, Earle Gilbert, Eddie Hall, Frank Jaquet & Rose Kessner

  • Symphony In Snow (A.L. Alexander) / 10+m / October 16, 1936 Following the Steual brothers through the Jungfrau Alps

  • Songs Of The Danube (Willy Goldberger) / 10+m / May 7, 1937 Part travelogue and part musical performances

  • Crystal Ballet (Gordon Sparling) / 10+m / May 28, 1937 Poor Cinderella musical performance

  • Ornamental Swimming (B.E. Norrish Productions; Gordon Sparling) / 10+m / June 4, 1937 Sports reel

  • How To Ski (Ed Thorgersen) / 10m approx. / August 20, 1937

  • The Private Life Of Gannets (London Films/Julian Huxley; narrator: A.L. Alexander) / 10+m / September 10, 1937 (US release; British release in 1934) (Academy Award Winner / One reel) Birdlife along the Atlantic coastline

  • Not So Dumb (A.L. Alexander) / 9+m / December 10, 1937 Clever critters: a cats nurse chicks and squirrels, bear goes salmon fishing, dogs compete with a woodchuck and rattlesnake, pig feeds a cow

  • Grey Owl's Little Brother (B.E. Norrish, producer; Gordon Sparling; narrator: Corey Thomson) / 10+m / December 24, 1937 Story of a Canadian naturalist befriending beavers.

  • Top Dogs / 10+m / December 24, 1937 Canine reel

  • Song Birds Of The North Woods (Arthur Allen & Albert Brand) / 9+m / February 11, 1938 Two ornithologists from Cornel University film and audio-record chickadees, loons, woodpeckers, etc.

  • Sky Fishing (B.E. Norrish, producer; Gordon Sparling; narrator: Corey Thomson) / 10+m / February 25, 1938 (completed '37) Made in cooperation with the National Parks of Canada

  • Music From The Stars (B.E. Norrish, producer; Gordon Sparling) / 10m approx. / March 25, 1938 Starring Horace Lapp & Orchestra, William Morton & Madeline Pedler. Features tunes like “Stars of Love” and “Old Man Mose Is dead”

  • Return Of The Buffalo (Gordon Sparling; narrator: Corey Thomson) / 9+m / April 8, 1938 Wildlife reel covers bison progress out west

  • A Kingdom For A Horse (B.E. Norrish, producer; Gordon Sparling; narrator: Corey Thomson) / 10+m / April 22, 1938 Tale of old Dobblin and his many equine talents competing with Percival for blue ribbons but stuck on an old rag wagon

  • We Live In Two Worlds (GPO Film Unit; J.B. Priestly) / 10+m / July 22, 1938 Released in the UK in 1937, this documentary features J.B. Priestley discussing Switzerland representing the battle between nationalism vs. internationalism

 

 

Tuxedo Comedies (Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox and 20th Century Fox after 1933)

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During the silent era, these were somewhat distinctive with Al St. John and Johnny Arthur as the primary stars, but the talkies were pretty much interchangeable with the Mermaid Comedies, Star Personality Comedies and Top Notch Comedies as a “catch all” umbrella title involving many different comedy stars.

 

Silent comedies, each 2 reels long (20 minutes approx.) and initially produced by Reel Comedies, then Goodwill after 1925

 

  • Easter Bonnets / August 26, 1923 Starring Ned Spears & Harry Tighe.

  • Front! / October 17, 1923 Starring Poodles Hanneford.

  • No Loafing / November 2, 1923 Starring Poodles Hanneford & Joe Roberts.

  • One Night It Rained / January 20, 1924 (completed '23) Starring Ned Spears & Harry Tighe.

  • The New Sheriff / March 16, 1924 Starring Poodles Hanneford.

  • The Bonehead / May 18, 1924 Starring Poodles Hanneford.

  • His First Car (Al St. John) / July 27, 1924 Starring Al St. John.

  • Never Again (Al St. John) / August 24, 1924 Starring Al St. John. Caveman vs. cave girl comedy

  • Stupid, But Brave (Roscoe Arbuckle) / October 26, 1924 Broke Al St. John must find a ride across country to a prospective job. Above average comedy.

  • Lovemania (Al St. John) / December 28, 1924 Starring Al St. John, Doris Deane, George Davis & Glen Cavender.

  • Dynamite Doggie (Grover Jones) / © April 6, 1925 Starring Al St. John, Doris Deane & George Davis. Al can't elope because of a dog disrupting

  • The Iron Mule (Grover Jones & Roscoe Arbuckle) / April 12, 1925 Starring Al St. John. Antics on an early 19th century train

  • Curses! (Grover Jones & Roscoe Arbuckle) / May 17, 1925 Starring Al St. John & Bartine Burkett. Rustic comedy featuring Buckwheat Ben against the Buttonshoe Bill Gang

  • The Tourist (Roscoe Arbuckle) / September 20, 1925 First produced by Goodwill Productions. Starring Johnny Arthur & Helen Foster.

  • Cleaning Up (Roscoe Arbuckle) / November 22, 1925 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • My Stars (Roscoe Arbuckle) / January 17, 1926 (completed '25) Starring Johnny Arthur, Florence Lee, Virginia Vance & others. Johnny loses his girl to big screen idols

  • Home Cured (Roscoe Arbuckle) / March 14, 1926 Starring Johnny Arthur, Virginia Vance, George Davis & Glen Cavender.

  • Mr. Cinderella (Norman Taurog) / May 2, 1926 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Honest Injun (Norman Taurog) / July 4, 1926 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Open House (Charles Lamont) / August 15, 1926 Starring Johnny Arthur. The Browns open their house to help those less fortunate... until their house becomes a literal zoo

  • Humdinger (Norman Taurog) / October 10, 1926 Starring Johnny Arthur, Anita Garvin & George Davis. Johnny is a jack of all trades at a hotel

  • Close Shaves (Charles Lamont) / © December 3, 1926 Starring Johnny Arthur, Helen Foster, Wallace Lupino, Anita Garvin & Robert Graves. Antics in a hotel barber shop

  • Wedding Yells (Charles Lamont) / February 6, 1927 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Draw-Back (Norman Taurog) / April 10, 1927 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Her Husky Hero (Norman Taurog) / June 5, 1927 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Live News (Charles Lamont) / August 28, 1927 Starring Johnny Arthur & Anita Gavin

  • Scared Silly (Charles Lamont) / November 13, 1927 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Wildcat Valley (Charles Lamont) / January 23, 1928 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Visitors Welcome (Harry Sweet) / March 4, 1928 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Slippery Head (Norman Taurog) / April 29, 1928 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Blondes Beware (Norman Taurog) / © June 25, 1928 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Wedded Blisters (Jules White) / August 26, 1928 Starring Johnny Arthur.

  • Making Whoopee (Charles Lamont) / Starring Harold Goodwin. October 28, 1928

  • Husbands Must Play (Jules White) / January 6, 1929 (completed '28) Starring Wallace Lupino.

 

Sound comedies. Running times listed.

 

  • Social Sinners (Jack White, producer; Charles Lamont) / 19+m / September 1, 1929 Starring Raymond McKee, Marion Byron, Cissy Fitzgerald & Dolores Johnson. (imdb.com) A bug exterminator mingles in high society.

  • Don't Get Excited (Jack White, producer; Charles Lamont) bw/s-16+m / November 10, 1929 Starring Harold Goodwin, Addie McPhail, Lloyd Ingraham & Estelle Bradley. The nervous victim of a guitar-strumming fiend sails for Hawaii to get away from the source of his irritation, only to find him occupying the adjoining cabin on the cruise.

  • Drumming It In (Jack White, producer; Charles Lamont) / 18+m / © January 21, 1930 (completed '29) Starring Raymond McKee & Phillips Smalley.A drum factory owner's son woos the office stenographer

  • Trouble For Two (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 17+m / March 8, 1930 Starring Raymond McKee, Anita Garvin, Harold Goodwin, Monte Collins, Wallace Lupino & others. Suspicious husband and wife's fidelity is tested at a party

  • Bitter Friends (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 18+m / April 16, 1930 Starring Eddie Lambert, Addie McPhail & Edward Clark. Squabbling among business partners

  • French Kisses (Jack White, producer; Stephen Roberts) / 19+m / © July 21, 1930 Starring Monte Collins, Robert Agnew & Betty Boyd. An American in Paris poses as an artist

  • Expensive Kisses (William Watson) / 19+m / December 7, 1930 Starring Bert Roach, Elinor Hunt & Ernest Wood. A don juan type tries to wage a bet that he can avoid kissing another woman

  • Girls Will Be Boys (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 21+m / January 25, 1931 Starring Charlotte Greenwood & Vernon Dent. The rubber legged actress of future Fox studio and Oklahoma! fame plays the wife switching roles with her husband... only to discover that he's a piano mover!

  • Bride And Gloomy (Al Christie, producer; A. Leslie Pierce) / 20m approx. / March 22, 1931 Starring Bert Roach & Eleanor Hunt. Newlyweds have a struggling first day

  • Don't Divorce Him (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / May 31, 1931 Starring Clyde Cook, Vernon Dent & Edgar Kennedy. A clerk must serve divorce papers to a fiesty surgeon

  • What A Head! (Al Christie, producer; Robert Hall) / 20+m / June 28, 1931 (Film Daily review) Starring Jack Duffy, Frances Lee, Ernest Wood, Ronald R. Rondell & Jack Lipson. A horse doctor prescribes the wrong medicine to his girl's father

  • Dame Shy (Al Christie, producer; Al Christie) / 16+m / August 2, 1935 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola. Two sailors avoid their petty officer and hit the nightclub

  • Ye Olde Saw Mill (Mack Sennett) / 20m approx. / August 30, 1935 Starring Jobyna Howland, Franklin Pangborn, Diane Tempest, Alden 'Stephen' Chase & others. Spoof on old silent film melodramas complete with a log tie-up

  • Kiss The Bride (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / September 13, 1935 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola. School drop-outs pose as a married couple!

  • One Big Happy Family (Al Christie, producer) / 21+m / November 15, 1935 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan & George Shelton. A highland lad joins a touring theatrical troupe

  • Just Plain Folks (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / March 13, 1936 Starring Tim & Irene Ryan. Tim's new in-laws by marriage are anything but. With George Shelton, Billie Ivans, Frank Jaquet, Joe Bonomo, Sam Monroe & others

  • Rail Birds (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / May 22, 1936 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton, Charles Kempler, Frank Taylor, Earle Gilbert & Helen Deverell. Saving the homestead thanks to some tossed money from a runaway bookie

 

 

Unreel News Reel (Fox)

Directed by George [Slim] Summerville

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

 

  • No. 1 / © August 24, 1923

  • No. 2 / March 2, 1924

  • No. 3 / © June 4, 1924

  • No. 4 / © September 5, 1924

 

 

Van Bibber Comedies (Fox)

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

 

A handsome “every boy” character involved in various comic adventures, based on a creation of Richard Harding Davis and played by Earle Foxe and Tyler Brooke.

 

  • The Fight (George E. Marshall) / August 24, 1924 Starring Frank Bell, Hallam Cooley, Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • The Hunt (George E. Marshall) / August 24, 1924 Starring Earle Foxe.

  • The Race (George E. Marshall) / September 9, 1924 Starring Earle Foxe.

  • Paul Jones, Jr (George E. Marshall) / October 26, 1924 Starring Earle Foxe.

  • The Burglar (George E. Marshall) / December 7, 1924 Starring James Bryson, Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • The Guest Of Honor (Robert P. Kerr) / © January 18, 1925 (filmed '24) Starring Earle Foxe.

  • A Spanish Romeo (George E. Marshall) / © February 15, 1925 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • Amateur Detective (Robert P. Kerr) / March 22, 1925 Starring Earle Foxe.

  • The Sky Jumper (George E. Marshall) / © August 6, 1925 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • Big Game Hunter (George E. Marshall) / August 9, 1925 Starring Earle Foxe.

  • The Wrestler (Robert P. Kerr) / November 1, 1925 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • A Parisian Knight (George E. Marshall) / December 6, 1925 Starring Earle Foxe.

  • The Feud (George E. Marshall) / Starring Earle Fox. © December 30, 1925 Starring Earle Foxe.

  • The Reporter (George E. Marshall) / March 14, 1926 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • The Mad Racer (Benjamin Stoloff) / April 18, 1926 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • Rah! Rah! Heidelberg (Lewis [Lou] Seiler) / © May 10, 1926 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • The Swimming Instructor (Albert Austin) / July 25, 1926 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • King Bozo (Robert P. Kerr) / September 12, 1926 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert.

  • The Tennis Wizard (Orville Dull) / © November 7, 1926 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert. Reggie accidentally drops his girlfriend's locket down the back of another woman's dress. He has to retrieve it without attracting the attention of her husband.

  • The Society Architect (Robert P. Kerr) / © January 2, 1927 (filmed '26) Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert. Van Bibber is called upon to give his opinion of a housing complex for the poor, but winds up in trouble with the construction site

  • Car Shy (Orville O. Dull) / April 3, 1927 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert. Also Virginia Bradford. Antics with a runaweay patrol wagon and a pair of bandits

  • Not The Type (Jess Robbins) / © April 17, 1927 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert. A misprint of “undressing a cook” in a newspaper gets Van Bibber in trouble with his girl's father

  • A Hot Potato (George E. Marshall) / © June 6, 1927 Starring Earle Foxe & Florence Gilbert. Van Bibber upsets his girl by visiting a harem to secure services of a marriage official

  • A Fool And His Honey (Orville Dull) / September 25, 1927 Starring Tyler Brooke w/ Duane Thompson, Larry Steers, Bess Flowers, Monte Collins Jr. & Adele Watson. Despite not impressing his girlfriend's mother, Van Bibber gets involved in a mystery contest and becomes a celebrity with the ladies.

  • Four Faces West (Orville Dull) / November 6, 1927 Starring Tyler Brooke. Eager for quick cash for his girl's necklace, Van Bibber steals a taxi

  • Hot House Hazel (Orville Dull) / © December 9, 1927 Starring Tyler Brooke.

  • The Kiss Doctor (Orville Dull) / © January 16, 1928 (filmed '27) Starring Tyler Brooke. A bashful assistant to a doctor deals with lady patients. Later he hides in a sanitarium

  • Too Many Cookies (Orville Dull) / © March 5, 1928 Starring Tyler Brooke.

  • T-Bone For Two (Orville Dull) / © April 18, 1928 Starring Tyler Brooke.

  • A Knight Of A Daze (Billy West) / May 10, 1928 Starring Tyler Brooke & Natalie Joyce. Van Bibber gets into a scrap with his future father-in-law at the barber shop

  • His Favorite Wife (Orville Dull) / © June 22, 1928 A newly married couple (Tyler Brooke & Mary Ashcroft) take a cruise ship and suffer mix-ups with another couple's cabin.

 

 

Vanity Comedies (Al Christie/Educational Pictures)

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

 

This was Al Christie's “catch all” one-reel comedy series during the silent period, launched in 1919 with his own distribution company. I am only covering his Educational releases here. After his stint with Paramount, he produced a cluster more in the early thirties in the 2-reel format.

 

  • Tea For Two (William Beaudine) / December 5, 1920 Starring Eddie Barry, Charlotte Merriam & Gino Corrado.

  • Without A Wife (Allen Watt) / 2 reels / December 19, 1920 Starring Earle Rodney, Irene Dalton & Billy Bletcher.

  • His Four Fathers (Frederick Sullivan) / January 2, 1921 (completed '20) Starring Laura La Plante, Neal Burns, Sidney Bracey & others.

  • Mind Your Business (James H. Clemens) / January 16, 1921 (completed '20) Starring Dorothy Devore, Helen Darling, James Harrison & Eddie Baker.

  • Ouija Did It! (William Beaudine) / January 30, 1921 Starring Bobby Vernon, Vera Steadman, Neal Burns & Henry Murdock.

  • Man Vs. Woman (Al Christie) / 20+m / February 13, 1921 Starring Neal Burns, Dorothy Devore, Harry Edwards & Gino Corrado.

  • Naughty Mary Brown (Frederick Sullivan) / March 13, 1921 Starring Dorothy Devore, Earle Rodney, Billie Bennett & Gino Corrado.

  • Dead Easy (William Beaudine) / March 27, 1921 Starring Irene Dalton & Earle Rodney.

  • Hubby Behave (William Beaudine) / April 10, 1921 Starring Raele Rodney, Irene Dalton, Harry Edwards & Henry Murdock.

  • Take Your Time (Harold Beaudine) / April 24, 1921 Starring Irene Dalton, Earle Rodney, Mary Wynn & Harry Edwards.

  • Three Jokers (Harold Beaudine) / May 8, 1921 Starring Irene Dalton, Earle Rodney, Ward Caulfield & others.

  • Rocking The Boat (Harold Beaudine) / May 22, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Irene Dalton, Earle Rodney 7 others.

  • Spooners (Scott Sidney) / June 5, 1921 Starring Irene Dalton, Earle Rodney & Marion Mackay.

  • How She Lied (Scott Sidney) / June 19, 1921 Starring Irene Dalton, Donald Keith, Gino Corrado & others.

  • Ninety Days Or Life (William Beaudine) / July 3, 1921 Starring Donald Keith, Irene Dalton, Thornton Edwards & Gus Leonard.

  • It's Your Move (Archie Mayo) / July 17, 1921 Starring Charlotte Merriam, Donald Keith & George French.

  • Spiking The Spooks (Frederick Sullivan) / July 31, 1921 Starring Earle Rodney, Irene Dalton & Thornton Edwards.

  • Chicken Hearted (Scott Sidney) / August 14, 1921 Starring Dorothy Orth, Earle Rodney, George George & Ward Caufield.

  • Eat And Be Happy (Scott Sidney) / 2 reels / August 28, 1921 Starring Irene Dalton, Francis Ford & James Harrison.

  • Paying Patients (Donald Edwards) / September 11, 1921 Starring Dorothy Devore, Alton Boyd & William T. Home.

 

 

Vanity Sound Comedies (Educational Pictures)

Produced by Al Christie

Directors listed in ()

BW, running times listed

 

All of Al Christie's early thirties films were produced in Hollywood.

 

  • The Freshman's Goat (Nat Ross) / 20+m / September 7, 1930 Starring Marion Shockley, Ray Cooke, Ronald R. Rondell, Churchill Ross, Eddie Barry & Iris Adrian. College students hold an auto race. First Al Christie production after leaving Paramount. All Christie films made in Hollywood through January 1933 before moving to Astoria facilities on Long Island, New York City.

  • Don't Give Up (William Watson) / 19m / October 26, 1930 Starring Buster West, John West, Carol Wines, Vera Marsh, Marion Shockley & Iris Adrian. A detective gets the district attorney's daughter confused with a gangster's girlfriend

  • College Cuties (Nat Ross) / 19m / December 6, 1930 (Motion Picture News review) Starring Eddie Tamblyn, Ronald R. Rondell, Marion Shockley, Stella Adams & Neal Burns. Romantic triangle on a college campus

  • A Happy Little Honeymoon (Harold Beaudine) / 21m / February 15, 1931 Starring Glenn Tryon, Vera Marshe & Jack Duffy. Scary antics await a couple in a rustic uncle's home

  • Elbow Room (Harold Beaudine) / 20m approx. / March 26, 1931 (Film Daily reports filming) Starring Glen Tryon, Betty Lorraine, Vernon Dent, Eddie Baker, Glenn Cavender & Jack Henderson.

  • A Shotgun Wedding (William Watson) / 20+m / © April 19, 1931 Starring John & Buster West. Buster tries to save John's daughter from gangsters in a flivver car

  • A College Racquet (Harold Beaudine) / 20+m / June 14, 1931 Starring Glenn Tryon, Betty Lorraine, Vernon Dent, Eddie Baker, Glen Cavender & Jack Henderson. College dean is in trouble for closing a popular hang-out

  • The Freshman's Finish (William Watson) / 21+m / September 20, 1931 Starring Carlyle Moore Jr., Helen Mann, Eddie Tamblyn, Vera Steadman, Ronald R. Rondell, Jack Duffy & Vernon Dent. Antics with a college speedboat race

  • The Girl Rush (William Watson) / 21+m / October 25, 1931 Starring Vernon Dent, Helen Mann, Jack Duffy & others. College campus comedy with Vernon a nutty janitor, Helen the star dame and Jack dean

  • For The Love Of Fanny (Al Christie) / 20+m / December 27, 1931 Starring Glenn Tryon & Helen Mann. Well received campus comedy with Glenn dressing in antique bathwear in order to get into his girl's fraternity

  • That Rascal (Al Christie) / 21+m / February 21, 1932 Starring Harry Barris, Audrey Ferris, Harry Holman & others. Crooner Harry sings successfully on the radio but must convince the father of his girlfriend to like jazz

  • Honeymoon Beach (Harry Edwards) / 20+m / April 3, 1932 (preview; wide release October 23) Starring Billy Bevan, Glenn Tryon, Ruth Hiatt & others.

  • He's A Honey (Al Christie) / 20+m / April 17, 1932 Harry Baris is a radio star winning his girl by dealing with her father, a prize fighter and a jealous suitor. With Bobby Vernon, Eleanor Hunt, Helen Mann, Edgar Kennedy.

  • Now's The Time (Harry Edwards) / 20+m / © June 12, 1932 Starring Harry Barris, Mary Carlisle & Edgar Kennedy.

  • Ship A Hooey! (Harry Edwards) / 19+m / August 7, 1932 Starring Bobby Vernon, Glenn Tryon & Mary Carlysle.

  • Hollywood Runaround (Al Christie) / 18+m / December 18, 1932 Starring Monte Collins, Gertrude Messinger, Matthew Betz, John T. Murray, Fern Emmett & Ralph Brooks.

  • Keyhole Katie (Charles Lamont) / 20+m / © January 15, 1933 (completed '32) Starring Gay Seabrook in the title role, with Eleanor Hunt, George O'Dell, John T. Murray, Buddy Messinger & others

  • Techno-Crazy (Charles Lamont) / 19+m / March 12, 1933 Starring Billy Bevan, Monte Collins w/ Eleanor Hunt, John T. Murray & others. A precursor to Chaplin's MODERN TIMES with Monte dreaming of a modern factory of the future. Later awake, he visits a social club with bearded eccentrics. Distributed by Fox.



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Victory Shorts for the War Activities Committee (20th Century Fox)

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BW unless noted, running times listed

 

  • Sex Hygiene (Otto Brower & John Ford) / 30+m / February 1942 Thou shalt not with a prostitute... or so this warning film instructs the military servicemen watching.

  • Your Air Raid Warden / 10+m / July 25, 1942

  • Battle Of Midway (US Navy-John Ford) / Technicolor-18m / September 14, 1942 (Academy Award winner) The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened in 16mm Kodachrome.

  • It's Everybody's War (Office Of War Information; Eugene O'Neill, producer; Will Price; narrator: Henry Fonda) / 18m / November 6, 1942 (Academy Award Nominee) A plea for everybody to do their bit from the standpoint of a typical US town.

  • Weapons For Victory (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds) / 9+m / May 6, 1943 Part of the "America Speaks" series

  • War Town / 10+m / June 24, 1943 Shows how one typical town mobilized for the defense industry.

  • Lift Your Heads (Michael Hankinson; script: Arthur Koestler) / 10m / July 3, 1943 (Film Daily review)

  • Women In Blue (Edmund Reek, producer; Vyvyan Donner & William Storz; narrator: Hugh James) / 10+m / July 16, 1943 Part of the "America Speaks" series: Profiles the "Waves"

  • Camouflage (Edmund Reek, producer) / 7+m / August 27, 1943 Part of the "America Speaks" series

  • Is Your Trip Necessary? / 10+m / December 1943

  • No Exceptions (Robert Webb; narrator: John Archer) / 10m / December 30, 1943 Promotes female war cooperation

  • Battle Stations (narrator: James Cagney) / 10+m / July 27, 1944 Documentary short film revealing the replacement of Coast Guardsmen on domestic shore duty by women from the Coast Guard's women's detachment, the SPARS, during World War II.

  • No Substitutes / 10m / October 1944

  • Target: Japan (James Forrestal & Ernest J. King) / 10+m / October 26, 1944

  • What's Your Name? (US Army Pictorial Services) / 10m / January 10, 1945

  • Story With Two Endings (Lee Strasberg) / 1 reel / March 1, 1945 Documentary short film depicting the disastrous result of runaway prices following the First World War and warning Americans against repeating the crisis as the Second World War nears an end.

  • The All Star Bond Rally (Michael Audley) / 18+m- / May 10, 1945 Featuring Bob Hope, Betty Grable, Fibber McGee & Molly, Frank Sinatra with Harry James' Orchestra, Harpo Marx, Linda Darnell, Faye Marlowe, Jeanne Crain, June Haver, Vivian Blaine, Carmen Miranda and Bing Crosby

  • UNRRA Reports To The United States / 1 reel / September 1945

 

 

Wilderness Tales (Robert C. Bruce/Educational Pictures)

BW / silent and 1 reel (under 11 minutes)

 

This series were short westerns set "up north" focusing on a group of prospectors. A few, with assorted bits and pieces of this series survive.

 

  • Missing Men / March 12, 1922

  • Nights Of Many Shadows / April 23, 1922

  • My Country / May 21, 1922

  • The One Man Reunion / June 25, 1922

  • The Drifters / September 3, 1922

  • The Blanket Stiff / October 8, 1922

  • The Spilt Outfit / November 12, 1922

  • The Natural Born Liar / December 17, 1922

  • Prickly Conscience / January 21, 1923

  • By Lantern Light / February 25, 1923

  • Moonblind / March 25, 1923

  • Jenkins And The Mutt / April 22, 1923

  • From The Windows Of My House / May 20, 1923

  • Mixed Trails / June 17, 1923

  • The Gray Rider / July 15, 1923

  • Dark Timber / August 19, 1923

  • While The Pot Boils / September 23, 1923

  • Discontent / October 21, 1923

  • My Boy Bill / December 2, 1923

  • Jean Of Heceta Head / January 6, 1924

  • The Homemaker / February 10, 1924

  • Haunted Hills / March 9, 1924

  • Trader Keeps Moving / April 20, 1924

  • The Flowers Of Hate / May 25, 1924

  • Just Waiting / June 22, 1924

  • The Ex-Bartender Retires / July 20, 1924

  • The Farewell / August 17, 1924

 

 

William J. Burns, Detective (G.C. Reid/Educational Pictures)

BW, running times listed below

 

  • The Suppressed Crime / 18m approx./ November 23, 1930

  • The Asbury Park Murder Mystery / 18+m / © December 21, 1930 The detective solves a little girl's murder

  • An Anonymous Letter / 12+m / © January 4, 1931 (completed '30) The sleuth relates how a missing war Department file is recovered

  • A Bank Swindle / 10+m / © January 15, 1931 (completed '30)

  • The Philadelphia Lancaster Counterfeiters / 12+m / © February 1, 1931 the sleuth uncovers a counterfeit scheme

  • The Strange Death Of Mr. Ramsay / 12+m / February 9, 1931 (Film Daily mentions its filming)

  • The Black Widow / 17+m / © February 15, 1931 More elaborate than others in this detective “who done it” series, the sleuth discovers a spider bite claims a prominent financier

  • The Triangle Murder / 11+m / © March 1, 1931

  • The Ring Leader / 11+m / © March 15, 1931

  • The Strangler / 12+m / © March 29, 1931

  • Death House / 10+m / April 12, 1931

  • The Thayer Trial / 11+m / © April 26, 1931

  • Framed / 11+m / © May 10, 1931

  • The Starbright Diamond / 11+m / © June 7, 1931

  • The Mead Trail / 11+m / © June 21, 1931

  • The Trap / 11+m / © June 24, 1931

  • Double Cross / 11+m / © July 5, 1931

  • Foiled / 10+m / © July 19, 1931

  • Anthony Case / 11+m / © August 2, 1931

 

 

The World Today (20th Century Fox)

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  • Battle Of The Atlantic (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Quentin Reynolds) / 9+m / April 11, 1941 Covers the dangerous task of delivering war supplies to the British, especially from Canadian sea ports

  • Empire In Exile (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds & Eric Mayell; narrator: Leland Stowe) / 10+m / © May 8, 1941 Covers the Netherlands at war.

  • Anzacs In Action (Truman Talley, producer; Dave Cooper; narrator: Leland Stowe) / 10+m / © June 20, 1941 Australia and New Zealand vs. Japan

  • War In The Desert (Truman Talley, producer; Herman Blumefeld; narrator: Quentin Reynolds) / 9+m / July 18, 1941 Profiles the Italian conquest of northern Africa and General Italo Balbo being banished to Libya by Mussolini but starting up cities there. Also covers the British attack on the Italian forces by Gen. Sir Archibald Wavell in Egypt.

  • American Sea Power (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Shields, Al Brick & Warren McGrath; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / 11+m / August 29, 1941 Shots taken on board with the US Navy

  • Uncle Sam's Iron Warriors (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / 9+m / October 10, 1941 Shows the development of Iron Warrior combat troops

  • Dutch Guiana (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / 8+m / January 2, 1942 (edited '41) Surinam region of South America is shown

  • Hub Of The World (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds & William Storz; narrator: Fulton Lewis Jr.) / 9+m / © March 13, 1942 Wartime Washington DC

  • Courageous Australia (Dave Cooper; narrator: Hugh James) / 10+m / June 5, 1942

  • Men Of West Point (Dave Cooper & Jack Painter; narrator: Hugh James) / 10+m / July 3, 1942

  • Accent On Courage (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Hugh James) / 10+m / April 30, 1943 Various examples of courage are shown. The story of Captain Kurt Carlsen and his ship the "Flying Enterprise". The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia while on a state visit to France. And the rescue of an aerial stunt man in Germany. Reissued as a "See It Now" in 1954

  • The Man From Missouri (Edmund Reek, producer; Valeska Weidig; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / 9m / January 25, 1946 (completed '45) Study of President Truman

  • Horizons Of Tomorrow (Edmund Reek, producer; Earl Allvine; narrator: Ed Thorgersen) / 8+m / September 12, 1947 Also listed as a Movietone Adventure. Covers the USAF use of radar at Wright Field, Ohio.

  • The Big Harvest (Edmund Reek & Boris Vermont, producers; Jean Oser & Robert Hertzberg) / 15+m / © November 12, 1947 Covers grain farming.

  • City Weekend (Edmund Reek, producer; John Oser & Rosemarie Hickson; narrator: Nelson Case) / 10+m / © November 12, 1947

  • Men And Machines (Edmund Reek, producer; John Oser; narrator: Hugh Jmaes) / 10+m / © November 12, 1947

  • Vacation: Two Weeks A Year (Edmund Reek, producer; John Oser & Lawrence Ktaz; narrator: Nelson Case) / 10+m / © November 12, 1947

 

World Wanderings (Educational Pictures)

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  • Could Columbus Discover An American? / September 18, 1921

  • Ancient Rome / September 24, 1921

  • Bits Of Europe / November 26, 1921 Possibly reissued by Fox in 1922 as part of their series

  • Old Spain / November 26, 1921

  • Let's Go To The South Seas / December 4, 1921 Tour of Samoa

  • Bonnets Of Auvergne / January 1, 1922 (completed '21)

  • Dawn To Dusk In Egypt / January 29, 1922

  • The Silver Harvest / February 26, 1922

  • People Of The Old Bruges / March 26, 1922

 

 

Young Romance Comedy (Educational Pictures/Fox & 20th Century Fox)

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Mostly shot in New York's sometimes claustrophobic Astoria facilities. As the umbrella title suggests, these involved many teens in the casts.

 

  • Good Luck, Best Wishes (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / © August 24, 1934 Starring The Pickins Sisters, Solly Ward, Hugh Cameron, Warren Hull & others. Unable to afford a wedding, Solly and Jane Pickens (of the Pickens Sisters) to elope

  • The Girl From Paradise (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / November 23, 1934 Starring Sylvia Froos, Frank Luther, George Shelton, Nils T. Granlund & Johnny Johnson. A neglected chef (Frank Luther) at NTG's Paradise Restaurant gets his boss to promote him over a sweepstakes ticket.

  • Three Cheers For Love (Al Christie, producer) / 31+m / © December 14, 1934 Starring Sylvia Froos & Walter Hull. In order to turn off a suitor, the grandma of Sylvia has her dress up younger than she is

  • Moon Over Manhattan (Al Christie, producer) / 17+m / February 15, 1935 Starring Sylvia Froos & Marion Martin. A country boy becomes an artist

  • Love In A Hurry (Al Christie, producer) / 16+m / May 17, 1935 Starring Warren Hull, Sylvia Froos & Johnny Johnson. Warren learns proper manners in love-making

  • It Never Rains (E.H. Allen, producer; Alfred J. Goulding) / 19+m / May 24, 1935 Starring Frank Coghlan Jr. & Dorothea Kent.

  • All For One (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 19+m / June 21, 1935 Starring Warren Hull & Sylvia Froos, Marion Martin & others. Warren gets engaged to four girls

  • Way Up Thar (Mack Sennett) / 19+m / November 8, 1935 Starring Joan Davis, Myra Keaton, John W. Jackson, Bob Nolan, Louise Keaton, Roy Rogers, Sons Of The Pioneers & others. Hillbilly comic-musical

  • Beware of Blondes (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / February 7, 1936 Starring Ackland Powell & Marilyn Stuart, Three Blue Bells, Ted & Mitzi Diamond, Ruth Brent & others. Two students who crash their cars discover they are together in a play

  • Love In September (Al Christie, producer; Edward F. Cline) / 21+m / March 6, 1936 Starring Jackie Coogan, Clara Kimball Young, Gladys Blake, John McGuire & others. Jackie enters an auto race







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Educational Pictures, Mack Sennett, Fox Studios, Movietone, Cinemascope, Lew Lehr, Al Christie, short subject

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