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

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Once again, I am providing two movie shorties companies for the price of one. Last time I gave you three: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/96727-a-shortie-checklist-rko-and-path%C3%A9-and-fbo/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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Starring Eille Norwood & Hubert Wills

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

 

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

  • The Beryl Coronet / February 15, 1922

  • The Red Headed League / April 15, 1922

  • The Devil's Foot / June 11, 1922

  • The Dying Detective / June 25, 1922

  • A Case Of Identity / July 9, 1922

  • A Scandal In Bohemia / July 23, 1922

  • The Yellow Face / August 6, 1922

  • The Noble Bachelor / August 20, 1922

  • The Copper Beeches / September 3, 1922

  • The Empty House / September 17, 1922

  • The Tiger Of San Piedro / October 1, 1922

  • The Priority School / October 15, 1922

  • The Solitary Cyclist / October 29, 1922

  • The Resident Patient / November 26, 1922

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Al St. John Comedies (Fox)

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Amazing But True (20th Century Fox)

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DeLuxe Color & CinemaScope, 8-9 minutes each

 

Also known as Movietone "Amazing But True"

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Animal Comedies (Fox)

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Directed by Robert C. Bruce

BW, 9 minutes each

 

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

 

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

  • Walking The Dog / © September 29, 1933

 

 

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

Directed by Charles Lamont

Starring Shirley Temple and a host of other juvenile performers

BW, 10-11 minutes each

 

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

 

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

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

  • Kid's Last Stand / December 1932

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

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

  • Kid's Last Flight / April 23, 1933

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

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

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

 

 

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

Directed by Horace & Stacy Woodard (except last two)

Narrated by Gayne Whitman (except last two)

BW, 8-9 minutes

 

Popular wildlife series predating Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures. The Woodards also did The StruggleTo Live series for RKO.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Born To Die / March 16, 1934

 

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

 

  • Spotted Wings / © June 8, 1934 Profiles butterflies

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

 

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

Directed by Howard Brown

BW, 9-10 minutes each

 

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

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

  • Canine Capers / © November 15, 1931

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

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

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

 

 

Bing Crosby Musicals (Mack Sennett/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

BW, 19-20 minutes each

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Bray Naturgraphs (John R. Bray/Educational Pictures)

BW and 1 reel (times listed below)

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Directed by Raymond Kane

Hosted by Leo Donnelly

BW, 8-9 minutes each

 

Sort of an East Coast “Hollywood Behind the Scenes”

 

  • No. 1 / September 25, 1932

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

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

  • No. 4 / February 5, 1933

  • No. 5 / April 30, 1933

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

 

 

Bruce Scenics (Robert C. Bruce/Educational Pictures)

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Deschutes Driftwood / 1916 (undetermined release date)

  • Glacier National Park / February 11, 1917

  • The Sheep Of Chelan / April 2, 1917

  • New York To Florida / June 13, 1917

  • Tinklebottom Passes Through / September 12, 1917

  • Tinklebottom's Finish / September 26, 1917

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

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

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

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

  • Fishing For Fish / December 12, 1917

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

  • Beside The Glimmer Glass / December 26, 1917

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

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

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

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

  • The Ridge Roamers / February 13, 1918

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

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

  • Where The Clouds Come From / April 10, 1918

  • White Water And Windy Willie / April 10, 1918

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

  • The Course Of The Cayuse / May 5, 1918

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

  • The Southern Tourist / August 5, 1918

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Men I Have Met / June 1, 1919

  • Sunset Trail / June 1, 1919

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

  • Sundown / June 22, 1919 Scenic No. 12

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

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

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

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

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

  • Horizon Hunters / 1919 Scenic No. 15

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

  • Nature- Rest And Motion / 1919

  • The Cloud / January 1920

  • Wanderlust / January 25, 1920 Pacific coastline in Northwest

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

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

  • The Log Of Laviajera / February 29, 1920

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

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

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

  • In The Bonnie Briar Country / August 7, 1920

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

  • By Schooner To Skagway / September 19, 1920

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

  • Falling Waters / October 24, 1920 Rockies scenes

  • Banana Special / November 7, 1920

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

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

  • The Business Of Camping / December 19, 1920

  • Hope Of Great Adventure / 1920

  • Solitude / 1920

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

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

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

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

  • Strolling Minstrels / October 23, 1921

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

  • As Old As The Hills / December 18, 1921

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

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

 

(break as he worked on other series)

 

  • Falling Water Valley / September 5, 1926

  • Gold And Fleece / September 5, 1926

  • The Little Brown Jug / September 5, 1926

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

  • A Typical Tropical Sky / October 3, 1926

  • 555 Runs Wild / October 17, 1926

  • The River Road / October 17, 1926

  • Honolulu Nights / November 14, 1926

  • Hula Hula / November 14, 1926

  • The Rainbow Moonlight / December 12, 1926

  • Sunbeams / December 12, 1926

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

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

  • Joys Of Camping / February 20, 1927

  • Wide Open Spaces / February 20, 1927

  • Black Sand / March 20, 1927

  • The Harbor Beacon / March 20, 1927

  • Hawaii From A Car Window / March 20, 1927

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

  • Buried Treasure / April 17, 1927

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

  • A Dash Thru Hawaii / May 15, 1927

  • Gray Days / May 15, 1927

  • Hello Hilo / May 15, 1927

  • A Picture Paradise / June 12, 1927

  • Tenants Of The Marble Canyon / June 12, 1927

  • Mid Ocean Sunset / July 10, 1927

  • River Of Suds / July 10, 1927

  • Burning Timber / October 23, 1927

  • Rough Country / October 23, 1927

 

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Cameo Comedies (Educational Pictures)

Producers and directors listed in ()

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Directors listed in ()

BW, 8-10 minutes

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Campbell Comedies (William Campbell/Educational Pictures)

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

 

Kids and critters were the stars here.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Rag Doll Romance / April 2, 1922

  • A Penny Reward / May 14, 1922

  • A False Alarm / June 11, 1922

  • Circus Days / July 9, 1922

  • A Ring Tail Romance / September 24, 1922

 

 

Cannibals Of The Deep (Mack Sennett/Educational Pictures)

Co-director: Gene Towne

BW, 8-9 minutes each

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

  • Freaks In The Deep / © May 29, 1932

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

 

 

Charles Bowers' Whirlwind Comedies (Educational Pictures)

Directed by Charles Bowers & Harold L. Muller

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

 

These part stop-motion animated comedies were initially released through F.B.O. (see RKO thread)

 

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

  • Say Ah-h! / February 17, 1928

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

  • You'll Be Sorry / May 6, 1928

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

  • Goofy Birds / August 2, 1928

 

 

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

Produced by C.L. Chester

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

 

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

 

The “Chester-Screenics”

 

  • Sunken Gardens And Hidden Cloisters / September 28, 1919

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

  • Foolish Fish Of Sawback / October 26, 1919

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

  • Training Eve / November 16, 1919

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chosen Waters / September 5, 1920

  • South Sea Naiads / September 5, 1920

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

  • Mules And Gobtalk / October 10, 1920

  • Climbing Cataracts / October 30, 1920

  • Through Winding Walls / October 30, 1920

  • Apartments For Rent / October 31, 1920

  • Sea Plants / October 31, 1920

  • Fine Feathers / November 14, 1920

  • They Forgot The Town / November 14, 1920

  • Art Is Everything / December 12, 1920

  • Family Trees / December 12, 1920

  • Then Company Came / December 12, 1920

  • They All Turned Turtle / December 12, 1920

  • No Hope For The Drys / December 26, 1920

  • Silver Silences / December 26, 1920

  • Sultans Of The Sea / January 2, 1921

  • From Deer To Dam / February 17, 1921

  • An Angle In Idaho / April 21, 1921

  • Philippine Futurity / April 21, 1921

  • Old Moose Trails / July 31, 1921

 

The “Chester-Outing Scenics”

 

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

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

  • King Budha's Maze / August 1, 1920

  • The Tamer, The Wilder / September 5, 1920

  • Trail To Wedontcarewhere / September 12, 1920

  • Too Much Overhead / September 19, 1920 China travelogue

  • Balling The Junk / October 3, 1920

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

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

  • Mad Hatters / October 24, 1920 Filmed in Chile

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

  • Frozen Thunders / November 7, 1920

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

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

  • Out Of The Past / November 28, 1920

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

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

  • Rookeries And Squawkeries / December 12, 1920

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

  • Frivolous Fifi / December 26, 1920

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

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

  • Paths Of Glory / February 13, 1921

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

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

  • Buzz-z-z / March 27, 1921

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

  • Hitting The Hot Spots / April 17, 1921

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

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

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

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

  • Jogging Across Sawtooth / July 24, 1921

  • Music In The Air / August 14, 1921

  • The Lost Hops / August 28, 1921

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

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

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

 

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

Producers and directors listed in ()

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • South Africa Today (Edmund Reek, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: Joe King) / 10+m / © December 14, 1961 Wildlife scenes, Bantus and diamonds profiled

  • Spotlight On Tasmania (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © December 29, 1961

  • Holiday In Ireland (Edmund Reek, producer; James Kuhne) / 9+m / © June 14, 1962

  • Storybook Wedding Of A Princess Sophia And Prince Juan Carlos (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Math) / 10+m / © September 19, 1962

  • City Of The World (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Vincenzo LaBella; narrator: Robert Gannon) / 11+m / © October 1, 1962 Visiting the Vatican

  • Vikings Playground (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: Bob Considine) / 11+m / © November 9, 1962 Norway travelogue. All Scandanavian footage done by Jack Painter in Eastmancolor

  • Home Town (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / 10m approx. / Mar? 1963

  • Maine, U.S.A. (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Shaindlin) / 10m approx. / © April 4, 1963

  • Rangers Of Yellowstone (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: Henry Fonda) / 9+m / May 31, 1963 Filmed in Eastmancolor

  • Bermuda Moods (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; F. D. Kay;script: Martin Andrews; narrator: Phil Tonken) / 9+m / © June 6, 1963

  • Fairy Tale Land (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne; camera: Jack painter; narrator: Bob Considine) / 10+m / © June 26, 1963 Denmark tour. All Scandanavian footage done by Jack Painter

  • Green Gold (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / 10m approx. / © September 11, 1963

  • A Toast To Portugal (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 9+m / © December 23, 1963

  • Atomic Lady (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Phil Tonken) / 10+m / © December 25, 1963 Aboard the navy carrier U. S. S. Enterprise

  • Two On A Pass (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; camera: Georges Chassagne) / 22+m / © December 25, 1963 Two US girls travel through Europe by rail

  • San Fan See (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; narrator: William Griffis) / 10+m / © December 31, 1963 Chinatown in San Francisco

  • The Swedish Look (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills; camera: Jack Painter; narrator: Imo Andrews) / 8+m / © December 31, 1963 In Eastmancolor

  • Fashions, Flowers And Favorites (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Syd Wood; narrator: David Low & Bert Bryant) / 8+m / © April 28, 1964 Sports in Melbourne, Australia

  • World Of Water (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / 10+m / © May 21, 1964

  • Into The Silent Land (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; James Kuhne; narrator: Phil Tonken) / 9+m / © September 2, 1964 Covering Mayan culture in Mexico

  • Sunshine, Song And Señoritas (W. R. Higgenbotham. producer) / 10+m / © October 31, 1964 More Mexico

 

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CinemaScope Sports Reviews (a.k.a. Movietone Sports in CinemaScope) (20th Century Fox)

Producers and directors listed in ()

DeLuxe Color & CinemaScope or black & white RegalScope (these noted below). Times listed below.

 

These continued where the Sports Reviews (see also) left off. Usually the trade papers just listed these as CinemaScope Specials intermixed with the above category.

 

  • Flying To Fish (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © November 18, 1954 Touring Pisatorian Paradise for Alaskan salmon

  • Stampede City (Edmund Reek, producer; Anthony Muto & Joe Wills; narrator: Mel Allen) / 7m / © December 31, 1954 CinemaScope clips of July's Calgary Stampede (Alberta, Canada).

  • Punts And Stunts (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow; narrator: Mel Allen) / 9+m / © May 5, 1955 Shows football preperations for an Illinois versus Syracuse game

  • Winter Jamboree (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © October 11, 1955 Covers New England sports, particularly Dartmouth Winter Carnival

  • Water Wizardry (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow) / 7+m / © November 10, 1955 Water skiing in Cypress Gardens, Florida

  • A Thoroughbred Is Born (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow & Jack Painter) 10+m / © April 15, 1956 Filmed in Kentucky

  • Pigskin Pee Wees (Edmund Reek, producer; Tom McMorrow) / 9+m / © August 5, 1956

  • Future Baseball Champs (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Mel Allen) / bw & Regalscope-7+m / March 1957 Covers Little League competitions in Williamsport PA

  • Trotters And Pacers (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © December 12, 1957 Featuring a horse named Hambletonian

  • The Jumping Horse (Edmund Reek, producer) / 8+m / © February 9, 1958 (completed '57) Profiles steeplechase routines

  • Snow Fun In College (Edmund Reek, producer) / 9+m / © September 25, 1958 Shows various winter sports in different universities

  • Blue Water Sports (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © November 5, 1958

  • Basketball's Aces In Action (Edmund Reek, producer) / bw & Regalscope-10+m / © June 10, 1959

  • Road Burners (Edmund Reek, producer) / 10+m / © October 2, 1959 Covers Daytona's Indianapolis 500

  • Jibs And Spinnakers (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 8+m / © June 19, 1960 Sail boating profiled

  • Golfing With Sam Snead (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; script: Joe Wills; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © September 7, 1960 Filmed in Boca Rotan, Florida

  • Australian Water Sports (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne;script: Joe Wills; narrator: Joe King) / 9+m / © March 16, 1961 (completed '60)

  • Ski New Horizons (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 10+m / © September 6, 1961 Shows how an unprofessional gets profession at the sport

  • Sports Fishing, Family Style (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne; narrator: Mel Allen) / 10+m / © January 2, 1962 (completed '61) Tarpon fishing in Florida

  • Mel Allen's Football Highlights Of 1961 (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / bw & Regalscope-10+m / © February 28, 1962

  • Champion Angler (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne & Douglas Sinclair) / 8+m / © June 14, 1962 Features Lee Wulff in Ontario

  • Quebec Sports Pageant (Edmund Reek, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 10+m / © July 18, 1962 (completed '60, held over)

  • Lady Of The Rapids (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Joe Wills & Fred Porrett) / 11+m / © December 24, 1962 Features George White on Grand Canyon's Colorado

  • Sport Wacky And Wet (W. R. Higgenbotham, producer; Jack Kuhne) / 10+m / © June 26, 1963

 

 

Clyde Cook Comedies (Fox & Lou Anger/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

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

 

The star also appeared in some Mermaid Comedies for Educational Pictures.

 

For Fox:

 

  • Don't Tickle (Jack Blystone) / © October 17, 1920 With Lillian Hackett

  • Huntsman (Jack Blystone) / © November 28, 1920

  • All Wrong (John G. Blystone) / January 8, 1921 (filmed '20)

  • The Jockey (Jack Blackstone) / © February 20, 1921

  • The Guide (Hampton Del Ruth & Jack Blystone) / © May 29, 1921

  • The Sailor (Jack Blackstone) / August 14, 1921

  • The Toreador (Jack Blackstone) / © September 25, 1921

  • The Chauffeur (Jack Blystone) / © December 25, 1921 With Edgar Kennedy

  • Splitting Hairs (Ernie Kenton) / © August 20, 1922

  • The Eskimo (George [Slim] Summerville) / August 27, 1922 With Edgar Kennedy

  • Lazy Bones (Jack Blackstone) / © November 5, 1922 With Edgar Kennedy

  • High And Dry (George [Slim] Summerville) / © December 24, 1922 With Edgar Kennedy

  • The Artist (George [Slim] Summerville) / February 4, 1923 With Edgar Kennedy

  • The Cyclist (George [Slim] Summerville) / August 19, 1923 With Edgar Kennedy

  • Wet And Weary (Ralph Spence) / October 28, 1923

  • The Orphan (George [Slim] Summerville) / © January 20, 1924 (filmed '23)

  • The Pinhead (George [Slim] Summerville) / August 31, 1924

 

For Educational Pictures:

 

  • Broncho Express (The Pony Express) (Lou Anger, producer; Albert Austin) / February 10, 1924 With Edgar Kennedy. Set in the 1860s Pony Express when “men are men and women are women – because they can't help themselves”

  • The Misfit (Lou Anger, producer; Albert Austin) / March 23, 1924 Army camp comedy with Blanche Payson as his wife and Joe Roberts as the drill master

 

 

Col. Stoopnagle's Cavalcade Of Stuff (Educational Pictures/Grand National)

Directed by Don Malkames

BW, 10 minutes each

 

The only note-worthy series that Educational put out after the Fox contract ended was this delightful spoof on “human interest” newsreels of the “Ripley Believe Or Not” and “Paramount Pictorial” variety.

 

  • Cavalcade Of Stuff #1 / © November 18, 1938

  • Cavalcade Of Stuff #2 / © December 6, 1938

 

 

Coronet Comedies (Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox after 1933)

Producers and directors listed in ()

BW and 2 reels (times listed below, all estimated)

 

Both produced and distributed by Educational, all with sound.

 

  • Eligible Mr. Bangs (Hugh Faulcon) / 18+m / January 13, 1929 (completed '28) First Educational talkie (not counting the earlier Mack Sennett releases). Starring Edward Everett Horton, Florence Eldridge & others

  • Ask Dad (Hugh Faulcon) / 20+m / February 10, 1929 Starring Edward Everett Horton, Ruth Renick & Winston Miller. Father and Son compete for the elder's secretary. See here: http://www.archive.org/details/ask_dad

  • Trusting Wives (Leslie Pearce) / 18+m / June 23, 1929 Starring Edward Everett Horton, Natalie Moorhead, Helen Ferguson & Shep Camp. A poet dedicates sonnets to other men's wives

  • Prince Gabby (Leslie Pearce) / 19+m / September 15, 1929 Starring Edward Everett Horton, Rita Carewe & Gordon De Main. A burglar socializes too much with his victim-captor

  • Good Medicine (Leslie Pearce) / 21+m / December 8, 1929 Starring Edward Everett Horton, Enid Bennett & Olive Tell. A doctor with no patients attempts to quit until an unusual lady shows up

 

Revived series, produced by Educational Pictures/Fox and 20th Century Fox. The Al Christie productions were filmed in New York City.

 

  • North Of Zero (Jack White, producer) / 20+m / November 1, 1933 Starring Charles Judels & Tom Patricola

  • Git Along Little Wifie (Charles Lamont) / 20m approx. / © November 3, 1933 Starring Taylor Holmes, Natalie Moorehead, Lena Malena & others. “The laugh's on the alimony racketeer in this clever farce” (Film Daily ad)

  • The Good Bad Man (Jack White, producer) / 20+m / November 8, 1933 Starring Charles Judels & Tom Patricola. The duo get involved with Mexican bandits

  • The Inventors (Al Christie, producer) / 22+m / February 2, 1934 Starring Wilbur 'Budd' Hulick, F. Chase Taylor, Olive Borden. Harry Short & others. An all girl college vote for Col. Stoopnagle & Budd over bigger figures like Albert Einstein and George Bernard Shaw

  • Hello Sailors (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / © August 17, 1934 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola with Frank Alsworth & Eddie Roberts. The boys compete with marines in a dance contest and in rowboats

  • Super-Stupid (Al Christie, producer; Leigh Jason) / 18+m / © September 14, 1934 Starring Vince Barnett, Billy Gilbert, Bud Jamison. A pitchman (Billy Gilbert) tries to take on the town “yokels” and later becomes an auctioneer.

  • Two Lame Ducks (Alfred J. Goulding) / 17+m / © November 30, 1934 Starring Vince Barnett, Billy Gilbert, Constance Bergen & Billy Franey. Two bumbling duck hunters get into slapstick. This was reissued as a silent with title cards later.

  • Easy Money (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / February 8, 1935 Tom Howard tries to get quick cash when a bus wrecks his car.

  • An Ear For Music (Al Christie, producer; William Watson) / 18+m / March 8, 1935 Starring Tom Howard & George Sheldon with Rose Kessner. Tom plays a crooner aiming for radio attention.

  • Grooms In Gloom (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / May 10, 1935 Starring Tom Howard, George Shelton, Earle Gilbert & others. George gets Tom to be his love-matcher with a girl... but both wind up in more trouble than expected.

  • Stylish Stouts (Al Christie, producer) / 17+m / August 23, 1935 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton, Aileen Cook. A sold dress has hidden money in it. (Note: one of the first Educational Pictures sporting 20th Century Fox distribution)

  • Just Another Murder (Mack Sennett) / 20m approx. / October 4, 1935 Starring Vince Barnett & Billy Gilbert in a mystery spoof

  • He's A Prince (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / October 18, 1935 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton. The duo head an "impersonator" agency

  • The Brain Busters (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / January 10, 1936 (completed '35) Starring Vince Barnett & Billy Gilbert. The duo take up auto sales

  • Mixed Policies (Al Christie, producer) / 20+m / January 17, 1936 (completed '35) Starring Clara Barry, Orval Whitlegs, Dudley Clements & others. Antics involving a health insurance agent

  • Where Is Wall Street (Al Christie, producer; Raymond Kane) / 19+m / April 10, 1936 Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton. The duo rip up some stocks and soon discover they are worth a fortune in oil.

  • Fresh From The Fleet (Al Christie, producer) / 18+m / April 24, 1936 Starring Buster West & Tom Patricola. Sailors confront their superior

  • Sleepless Hollow (Al Christie, producer; William Watson & Robert Hall) / 16+m / May 8, 1936 Starring Eddie Gribbon, George Shelton, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Morrison, Harry Short, Rose Kessner & Jimmy Fox. Gribbon brings his city bride to the farm

 

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Curiosities, The Movie Sideshow (Walter F utter/Educational Pictures)

Edited by Beth Brown

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

 

An omnibus series not unlike Ripley's Believe It or Not with different segments on unusual people, places, critters and things.

 

  • Whatnots / © October 1, 1926 Features insect eating pants, a giant straw clock and wrist watch makers

  • All-Star Freaks / © October 12, 1926

  • Rare Bits / © October 12, 1926

  • Then And Nows / © November 19, 1926

  • Nic-Nax / © December 9, 1926

  • Highlights / © January 18, 1927 (Completed '26) Includes a rocking chair church in Florida, Moray eels, young owls, Grasshopper Glacier in Montana

  • Fiddlesticks / © February 16, 1927 Scenes of a radium fish, a wrestler vs. alligator, home-made car, New Guinea tribesmen

  • Odd Jobs / April 3, 1927

  • Growing Money / May 1, 1927 How income is earned with Christmas trees, silver fox ranching, alligator farms, lotus flowers, etc.

  • Mystic India / May 29, 1927

  • Pick A Pet / July 3, 1927

  • Traveling At Home / July 31, 1927 Subjects include a pumpkin show to bicycle stunts

  • Holly Nuts / August 28, 1927 Unusual antics in Hollywood are profiled

  • Back Home / © October 10, 1927 In Fishport, we see fishing nets repaired, birdhouses built by a handicapped man (one arm) and amateur car and train

  • For Men Only / © November 16, 1927

  • Lovingly Yours / December 4, 1927 (Film Daily review)) Sally of Hicksville writes a letter covering such oddities as bob-tailed cats and bare-hands fishing

  • Rubbernecking / © February 5, 1928

  • Mother Bird / © March 4, 1928 Features grouse, bluebird, cuckoo (hardly the mother type) and owl

  • Penny Postals / © April 10, 1928 Shows how Tillie's mail gets delivered on her European vacation

  • All Bear / © April 29, 1928

  • Just For Art / © June 11, 1928 Profiles Hollywood architecture styles

 

 

Dorothy Devore Comedies (Jack White/Educational Pictures)

Directors listed in ()

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

 

A pretty comedienne who was part of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1923

 

  • Up In Arms (Norman Taurog) / August 28, 1927 Antics in a wild airplane

  • Kilties (Norman Taurog) / October 9, 1927

  • Little Rube (Norman Taurog) / November 20, 1927

  • Cutie (Norman Taurog) / January 15, 1928 (completed '27)

  • Circus Blues (James Jones) / © March 25, 1928

  • Rah, Rah, Rah! (Norman Taurog) / June 3, 1928

  • Companionate Service (Charles Lamont) / © September 17, 1928

  • Misplaced Husbands (Charles Lamont) / November 25, 1928

  • Auntie's Mistake (Charles Lamont) / © February 17, 1929

 

 

Dwight L. Elmedorf Series (Educational Pictures)

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

 

Don't have titles to list on this series as of yet, nor do I know how many were made. It was a multi-part travelogue on Italy that was likely shot before the war. Educational announced its distribution in July 1918.

 

 

Educational Pictures Specials and Featurettes

Directors listed in ()

BW & color, times all listed

 

Silent films, all black and white

 

  • American Game Trails (Frank M. Buckland & J.F. Cleary) / 1 reel / October 1915

  • The Battle Of Vera Cruz (E.F. Weigle) / 2 reels / July 8, 1916 (Motion Picture review) Covers the April 1914 Mexican conflict

  • New Columbia Highway / 2 reels / August 5, 1916 (Motion Picture News review)

  • Bringing The Boys Back Home (writer: Charles M. Schwab) / 2 reels / January 31, 1919

  • The Eagle And The Fawn (Dr. J. E. Maple) / 1 reel / March 17, 1919 All Indian play-act

  • The Passing Of The Crow (Dr. J. E. Maple) / 1 reel / March 24, 1919 All Indian play-act

  • Valley Of 10,000 Smokes (National Geographic Society; Robert F. Griggs) / 1 reel / July 2, 1920 Filmed at Katmai National Park (Alaska) four years earlier

  • Babe Ruth: How He Knocks His Home Runs (How Babe Hits a Home Run) (Babe Ruth) / 1 reel / August 29, 1920

  • Art Of Diving (Annette Kellerman) / 10+m / September 26, 1920

  • Japanese Judo / 1 reel / September 26, 1920

  • The Quaint Isle Of Marken / 1 reel / October 24, 1920 Profiles the Dutch Isle

  • The Race Of The Age (J.W. O'Mohoney) / 3 reels / October 31, 1920 Showcases horses Man O'War vs. Sir Barton

  • Wilderness Friends / 1 reel / November 28, 1920 Shots of bears, partridge, loon, moose, deer and Jack the Raccoon

  • Golf / 1 reel / February 6, 1921 Slow-motion studies

  • Modern Centaurs / 1 reel / May 23, 1921 Features the Portuguese Cavalry and their horsemanship skills

  • Dixie / 1 reel / May 29, 1921 The history behind the most popular song of the South, going back to Mechanics Hall, New York in 1859

  • The Enchanted City (Warren Newcombe) / 1 reel / February 5, 1922 Still images are artistically juxtaposed.

  • How To Grow Thin (Carl Anderson) / 1 reel / April 2, 1922

  • Man Vs. Beast (Louis Shuman) / 2 reels / October 29, 1922

  • Via Radio (Scientific American, producers) / 1 reel / December 10, 1922

  • The Message Of Emile Coué (Motion Picture Arts; John L. McCutcheon) / 2 reels / February 18, 1923 Part animated

  • Golf, As Played By Gene Sarazen (Kinogram [George Baynes]- editor: Terry Ramsaye) / 1 reel / June 2, 1923

  • Sea Of Dreams (Warren A. Xewcombe) / 1 reel / June 10, 1923 Features Hazel Lindsley

  • Yes, We Have No Bananas (C.F. Zittel, producer; Frank Donovan) / 2 reels / © August 14, 1923 Listed as a “Zit Comedy”, featuring Don Barclay, Gilda Grey, Belle Baker & others

  • The Chase / 1 reel / July 6, 1924

  • Balto's Race To Nome / 1 reel / May 17, 1925

  • Lewis Munn Wrestling Bout / 1 reel / June 28, 1925

  • Wild Beasts Of Borneo (Mr. & Mrs. Lou C. Hutt) / 2 reels / August 16, 1925 Footage from a recent 14-month trip made by a California couple in much the same fashion as Martin and Osa Johnson back in 1921. A longer 5-reel feature covering more material was previously released in April.

  • The Race To Paris / 1 reel / May 26, 1927 (Film Daily review) Covers airplane flights with shots of Charles Lindberg included

  • Character Studies (Carter De Haven) / 6+m / November 20, 1927 Comedy star Carter De haven does a series of comic impressions.

  • Air Derby (Harry Brown) / 2 reels / © January 16, 1929 (completed '28) Features Russ Farrell, Aviator

 

With sound, Fox distributing two

 

  • War In China (Leon Britton & Charles Hugo; writer: H.V. Kaltenborn; camera: Joe Smith; sound: Byron Guerin; narrator: John G. Young) / bw-19+m / © March 20, 1932 Filming war scenes in Shanghai

  • Krakatoa (Joe Rock Productions; narrator: Graham McNammee) / part Multicolor-23+m / April 23, 1933 (Academy Award Winner / Novelty) Distributed by Fox, this is an early part color travelogue of the island famous for the 1883 volcanic eruption. Interesting tidbit: the producer did not officially receive his Oscar for several decades because his company went out of business before awards time and he had trouble claiming "authorship".

  • Pair Of Socks (Screencraft Pictures Production; Charles Lamont) bw-20+m / © May 14, 1933 Featuring George Moran, James Burke, Charles Mack, Iris Lancaster & Isabel La Mal. Distributed by Fox

  • Daily Beauty Rituals (Constance Bennett) / Cinecolor-5+m / 1937 This Hollywood make-up and ladies dress up instructional gets shown frequently on TCM

 

 

Fashion Forecast (20th Century Fox)

Produced by Truman Talley

Directed by Vyvyan Donner, with camera work by Jack Painter

Host and narrator mostly on the second season: Ilka Chase

Technicolor, 9-11 minutes each

 

Witty and colorful fashion parade that was part of Fox's half-color program of 1939-40.

 

  • No. 1: Fall / © September 16, 1938

  • No. 2: Winter / © December 23, 1938

  • No. 3: Spring Styles / © March 15, 1939

  • No. 4 / July 7, 1939 Focusing on furs and hats

  • No. 5 / September 15, 1939

  • No. 6 / December 22, 1939

  • No. 7 / March 29, 1940

  • No. 8 / June 21, 1940

 

 

Father Hubbard's Adventures (Fox & 20th Century Fox)

BW & color, see times listed below

 

A Jesuit priest was not one you would expect to head the Department of Geology at the University of Santa Clara, California, but Bernard Hubbard was one energetic and enthusiastic fellow who become quite enduring to Depression Era audiences. He lead 31 expeditions through the less civilized parts of Alaska and Fox Movietone eagerly sent their cameras with him. Llowell Thomas occasionally narrated, but with Hubbard also talking on the soundtracks as well. He knew that movie audiences only had limited knowledge in “rocks and stuff”, so much footage in his films included wild animals, Eskimo life and plenty of stunt-ish action to keep viewers entertained. A couple were processed in 35mm Cinecolor.

 

  • Aniakchak (Truman Talley, producer) / 40m approx. / © August 18, 1933 A Movietone featurette with the famous priest/geology expert/travel guide in the famous National Monument of Alaska

  • Birthplace Of Icebergs (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / Cinecolor-11+m / August 4, 1939 First of the one-reel “Father Hubbard's Adventures” joins the "glacier priest" through the Bering Sea with walrus hide boats (umiaks)

  • Aghileen Pinnacles (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 11+m / © November 10, 1939 Hubbard and a team (puppies included) investigate the Alaskan Aleutian highlands to learn why they resist erosion and volcanic activity... and do a little recreation like skinny dipping in a warmed up lake

  • The Valley Of 10, 000 Smokes (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / © November 17, 1939 National Geographic's team previously visited Katmai National Park in 1917 for an Educational Pictures release (1920). Comic scenes add to the education with Hubbard's pooch and a group of orcas (killer whales) are seen along the coast.

  • Climbing The Spirit's Home (Truman Talley, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / May 10, 1940

  • Eskimo Trails (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / August 2, 1940 Filmed on Kings Island, Alaska

  • Isle Of Mystery (Truman Talley, producer; editor: Lew Lehr; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / October 26, 1940 Bogoslof Island disappears and reappears thanks to volcanic action. Also cute bear cubs and sea lions shown.

  • Arctic Springtime (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / © April 25, 1941 Showing the Eskimos in Alaska

  • Winter In Eskimo Land (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / July 4, 1941 Includes a typical house, not an igloo, and typical recreation including card playing and “Big Ed” Levin training youth in boxing and football

  • Secret Of The Fjord (Truman Talley, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) / 10+m / February 13, 1942 Sometimes listed as a “Magic Carpet” (see also)

  • Our Last Frontier (Edmund Reek, producer; Palmer Miller & Curtis Nagel) / Cinecolor-10m approx. / September 18, 1942 New umbrella title for the remaining shorts is “ Father Hubbard Alaskan Adventures”, sometimes listed by the trade periodicals under Movietone Adventures (see also)

  • Snowland Sentinels (Edmund Reek, producer; Palmer Miller & Curtis Nagel) / Cinecolor-10m approx. / © November 19, 1942

  • Alaskan Grandeur (Edmund Reek, producer; narrator: Lowell Thomas) / Cinecolor-8+m / January 26, 1945 (edited '44)

  • Bountiful Alaska (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Father Hubbard) / Cinecolor-10m approx. / October 5, 1945

  • The Lost Lake (Edmund Reek, producer; Russ Sheilds; narrator: Father Hubbard) / Cinecolor-10m approx. / October 5, 1945

 

 

Feminine World / Feminine World Today (20th Century Fox)

Produced by Edmund Reek

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BW, times listed below

 

These newsreel-like docu-shorts evolved from The World Today (see also).

 

  • What It Takes To Make A Star (Edmund Reek, producer; Vyvyan Donner) / 10m approx. / © July 6, 1945 “The Feminine World Today”

  • Behind The Footlights (Edmund Reek, producer; Vyvyan Donner; narrator: Paul Douglas) / 8+m / April 5, 1946 “The Feminine World Today” shows how a nightclub and ice skate show are prepared

  • Something Old, Something New (Edmund Reek, producer; Vyvyan Donner) / 8+m- / February 27, 1948 “The Feminine World Today”

  • Fashioned For Action (Valeska Weidig; narrator: Ilka Chase) / 8+m / April 17, 1948

  • Talented Beauties (Vyvyan Donner) / 11+m / © April 1, 1949 (completed '48) Covers Miss America in Atlantic City

  • Fashions Of Yesteryear (Valeska Weidig; narrator: Ilka Chase) / 8+m / © August 26, 1949 (Completed '48, held over)

 

 

Fox & 20th Century Fox Specials

Directors listed in ()

BW & color, with running times listed below

 

These were not listed as Movietone Specials (see also)

 

(BW and silent)

 

  • Red Russia Revealed (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / 2 reels / July 8, 1923

  • Alice In Dreamland (Arthur Hotaling) / 2 reels / March 1924 Starring Willard Lee Hall & Malcolm McGregor

 

(sound, actually a commercial)

 

  • A Nation Springs To Arms / bw-3+m / September 23, 1933 (Film daily review) Made for the NRA campaign: El Brendel is the distraught husband with reduced working hours and ZaSu Pitts his wife over-working, but they learn the importance of working together. Esther Muir also featured.

 

(20th Century Fox releases)

 

  • Acquitted By The Sea (Ripley's Believe It Or Not Special) (Truman Talley, producer; Earl Allvine; camera: Jack Painter) / bw-10+m / September 27, 1940 Robert Ripley hosts this unusual docu-drama about a bank teller arrested for a crime solved much later on the Titanic. Features Richard Kollmar, Lister Chambers, Walter Scott Weeks & Linda Bishop.

  • A Letter From Home (Ministry Of Information; Carol Reed) / bw-14m-/ December 1, 1941 (Academy Award Nominee) Celia Johnson's debut has her as a mother reading a letter to her evacuated children about all of her wartime duties. Joyce Grenfell plays an American mother profiled.

  • Three Sisters Of The Moors (John Arkin) / bw-20+m / September 8, 1944 Profiles the Bronte sisters and partly promotes JANE EYRE. John Arkin directed a feature but Warner Bros. had a court order prohibiting its release due to completion with their DEVOTION. Cedric Hardwicke stars with Molly Lamont, Lynne Roberts and Heather Angel.

  • Road To Liberty / bw-1 reel / December 1945 A plea for a Jewish state of Israel.

  • The Guest (John Healy & John Adams, producers; Harve Foster) / bw-32+m / August 30, 1951 David Wolf and Warner Anderson star in this little morality tale, adapted from a Leo Tolstoy story by Eugene Ling, this tells the tale of a religious skeptic shoemaker who “sees the light”.

  • My Cousin Rachel- Artist Test (Herbert Mason) / bw-1 reel / November 1952

  • The Word (John Healy & John Adams, producers) / bw-20+m / June 1953 (Academy Award Nominee) Shows Dr Frank C. Laubach teaching written language to the jungle tribesmen in New Guinea

  • Behind The Screen: Anastasia (Michael Forster) Technicolor & CinemaScope-1 reel / October 1956 Promotional of the feature film and partly a historical perspective

  • Colourful Courtship (South African Information Office; Kurt Baum) / Technicolor-20+m / © May 1, 1958 Completed and possibly previewed as an independent release in 1956. The story of Ndebele tribes settling in Transvaal areas in South Africa.

  • The World Of Fashion: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Robert Freeman) / Technicolor-23m / October 16, 1968 Genevieve Gilles headlines a fashion show covering five decades

  • Independence (Matjack Productions & National Park Service; John Huston; narrator: E. G. Marshall) / color-30m / July 1, 1976 Dramatization of the nation's bicentennial featuring Ken Howard, Anne Jackson, Pat Hingle, Patrick O'Neal, Eli Wallach & others.

  • End Of The Rainbow (Left Boot; Laszlo Papas) / color-14m / June 1986 Featuring Roberta Bassin & Ray Pizzi

 

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Fox Varieties (Fox)

Directors (if available) listed in (). Truman H. Talley & James C. Darst were primary supervisors after 1924

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

 

An educational “spin-off” short subject series lifted from footage from the Fox News, started October 11, 1919. With camera crews operating in ten or more countries in any given week, there was a wealth of material.

 

  • Wild Animals Of Field And Forest (editor: Don Hancock) / August 1, 1922 (Film Daily announced release date)

  • Alligator Hunting And Farming (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922

  • A Story In Ice (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922

  • Thrills And Spills (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922 Showcases skiing in St. Moritz, Switzerland

  • Volcanoes Of The World (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922

  • Water Sports (editor: Don Hancock) / September 24, 1922

  • Bird Life (editor: Don Hancock) / November 26, 1922

  • Camphor (The Camphor Industry) (editor: Don Hancock) / November 26, 1922

  • Pekin Ducks (editor: Don Hancock) / November 26, 1922

  • The Runaway Dog (Tale Of A Dog) (editor: Don Hancock) / November 26, 1922

  • The Beauties Of Spain (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Better Babies (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Conquest Of The Air (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Cranberries And Asparagus (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Facts And Fancies Of Our Garden Flowers (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Fire Fighting (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Fire Prevention (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Fishing (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • From Tree To Plank (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Future Generation (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Grand Canyon (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The History Of Coal (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The History Of The Cork (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Japanese Housewife (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Modern Astronomy (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Modern Inventions (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Modern Japan (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The New Japan (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • On The Firing Line Of Japan (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Parasols And Fans (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • The Streets Of Cairo (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Swimming And Diving (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • Toyland (editor: Don Hancock) / 1922 (undetermined release)

  • An Alaskan Honeymoon (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 19, 1923

  • School Days In Japan (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 19, 1923

  • Wild Waters (Water Craft) (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 19, 1923

  • Crystal Jewels (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 26, 1923

  • Sentinels Of The Sea (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 26, 1923

  • Algeria (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / March 11, 1923

  • Land Of Tut Ankh-Amen (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / April 22, 1923

  • A Goldfish Story (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / August 19, 1923

  • Mysteries Of Yucatan (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / September 2, 1923

  • Sunshine And Ice (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / September 16, 1923

  • Ireland Today (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / September 20, 1923

  • Toilers Of The Equator (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / October 14, 1923

  • Cloisters In The Clouds (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / October 28, 1923

  • Universities Of The World (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / November 11, 1923

  • Johnny's Swordfish (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / December 9, 1923

  • The Canadian Alps (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / December 23, 1923

  • The Midnight Sun (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / February 3, 1924

  • Rivers Of Song (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / March 2, 1924

  • Feathered Fisherman (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / March 16, 1924

  • A New England Farm (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / March 30, 1924

  • Ten Minutes In Sardinia (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / April 27, 1924

  • Following The Hounds (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / May 11, 1924

  • Beaten Gold (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / May 25, 1924

  • The Magic Needle (editor: Edwin C. Hill) / June 8, 1924

 

Truman H. Talley & James C. Darst credited as producers and key editors

 

  • The Fur Trapper / August 17, 1924

  • Dancing Girls Of India / August 31, 1924

  • Jerusalem Today / September 14, 1924

  • Rambles Of A Raindrop / September 28, 1924

  • The Age Of Oil / October 12, 1924

  • The Bullfight / October 26, 1924

  • Finger Lakes / November 9, 1924

  • Salt Of The Earth / November 23, 1924

  • Uncommon Clay / December 7, 1924

  • The Last Word In Chicken / December 21, 1924

  • Hell Roaring Range / January 18, 1925

  • Corsica The Beautiful / January 18, 1925

  • The Violin Speaks / February 1, 1925

  • My Lady's Perfume / February 15, 1925

  • Land Of The Navajo / March 1, 1925

  • The Perfect View / March 15, 1925

  • From Mars To Munich (Da Marte de Monico) / March 29, 1925

  • Where The Waters Divide / April 12, 1925

  • Concerning Cheese / April 26, 1925

  • Steam Heated Islands / May 10, 1925

  • The West Wind / August 23, 1925 Scenes of “wind” including sailing recreation, ocean surf, etc.

  • In A China Shop / September 6, 1925

  • My Own Carolina / September 20, 1925

  • With Pencil, Brush And Chisel / October 4, 1925

  • Cuba Steps Out / October 18, 1925 Havana's night life. Also the tobacco industry

  • The Sky Tribe / November 1, 1925

  • White Paper / November 15, 1925

  • The River Nile / November 29, 1925

  • Toiling For Rest / December 13, 1925

  • Iron Trail Around The World / December 27, 1925

  • The Whirlpool Of Europe / January 10, 1926

  • Old Virginia / January 24, 1926 Includes fox and duck hunts and “darky” laborers (this being a different time period).

  • Egypt Today / February 7, 1926 … and yesteryear with the Sphynx included and King Tut's tomb

  • Sawdust And Spangles / February 21, 1926

  • Drops From Heaven / March 7, 1926 Profiles US and Canadian lakes, also a birds-eye view of the Thousand Islands

  • Off Shore Trails / March 21, 1926

  • Mountain Of The Law / April 4, 1926 Tour of Mt. Sinai

  • Canary Islands / April 18, 1926

  • Sweden Today / May 2, 1926

  • Wild America / May 16, 1926 Covers US National Parks

  • Belgium Today / May 20, 1926

  • Poland, A Nation Reborn / June 13, 1926

  • Dancing Around The World / June 27, 1926 Includes clips from US (Charleston), Belgian Congo, Spain, Algiers, France, South Seas and other parts

  • In Sunny Spain / July 11, 1926

  • Putting On The Dog / July 25, 1926

  • The Lumber Jacks / August 8, 1926

  • Down To Damascus / August 22, 1926 Syrian tour

  • Around The World In Ten Minutes / September 5, 1926 Title says it all, beginning in Massachusetts, New York, Puerto Rico through Sweden, Italy, China and the Pacific

  • Rocky Mountain Gold bw/s-11+m-(DC: Fox Variety)-September 19, 1926 Profiles prospecting

  • Austrian Alps / October 3, 1926

  • Maryland, My Maryland / October 17, 1926 State wide tour includes Annapolis

  • The Great Lakes / October 31, 1926 By way of Niagara, Chicago, Buffalo, etc,

  • A Spanish Holiday / November 14, 1926

  • Travels In Toyland / November 28, 1926

  • Overnight From Paris / December 12, 1926

  • Cliff Dwellers Of America / December 26, 1926 Visiting Colorado's Mesa Verde

  • My Lady's Stocking / January 9, 1927 All about hosiery

  • Constantinople / January 23, 1927

  • The Sky Sentinel / February 6, 1927 Covers Mt. Robson in the Canadian Rockies

  • Everybody's Servant / February 20, 1927 (Film Daily review) Shows how electric appliances help the housewife

  • Portugal Today / February 20, 1927

  • Rock-Ribbed Maine / February 27, 1927 (Film Daily review) Vacation tour of the state

  • Below The Equator / April 3, 1927 Covers Rio de Janeiro

  • Nature's Wonderland / April 10, 1927 (Film Daily review) Yosemite Valley shown

  • Overnight From Paris / April 10, 1927 (Film Daily review) Shows how the city dweller in France vacations, with shots of the Channel isles and the Pyrenees

  • Around Old Heidelberg / April 17, 1927 Following a university student there

  • Reflections / May 15, 1927 Scenics of water ways

  • Monarchs Of The Soil / May 29, 1927

  • Vendors Of The World / June 12, 1927

  • Road To The Yukon / June 26, 1927

  • Snow Rambles / July 10, 1927 Tour of Banff National Park

  • The Glory That Was Greece / July 24, 1927

  • Exploring Norway / August 7, 1927

  • The Salmon Run / August 21, 1927

  • Sky Frontiers / September 4, 1927

  • Under Colorado Skies / September 18, 1927

  • Argentina The Rich / October 2, 1927

  • Northern Alaska Today / October 16, 1927

  • The Romantic Alhambra / October 31, 1927

  • Moose Country / November 13, 1927

  • Lights And Shadows Of Sicily / November 27, 1927

  • Solitudes / December 11, 1927

  • Art Treasues Of The Vatican / December 25, 1927

  • Arkansas Traveler / January 8, 1928

  • Jungles Of The Amazon / January 22, 1928

  • Headhunters Of Ecuador / February 5, 1928

  • Ship Ahoy / February 19, 1928

  • The Vintage / March 4, 1928

  • Desert Blooms / March 18, 1928 Filmed along the Colorado River

  • On A South Sea Shore / April 1, 1928 Covers Samoa

  • America's Little Lamb / April 15, 1928 Covers ranching in Oregon

  • Spanish Influence / April 29, 1928 Covers architectural styles in both California and Florida

  • Oregon, The Trail's End / July 15, 1928 (Film Daily review) Includes Crater Lake and Snake River

  • The Lofty Andes / August 11, 1928 (Motion Picture News review) Features Ecuador and the city of Quito

  • Steeplechase / October 14, 1928

  • Drifting Through Gascony / October 28, 1928

  • Glories Of The Evening / November 11, 1928

  • Monument Valley / November 25, 1928

  • Blue Grass And Blue Blood / December 9, 1928

  • Storied Palestine / December 23, 1928

  • The Harvest / January 6, 1929 (completed '28)

  • Ends Of The Earth / January 20, 1929

  • North Of the Battery / February 3, 1929

  • King Cotton / February 16, 1929

  • An Alpine Pastoral / March 3, 1929

  • Details On Dogs / March 17, 1929

  • Historic Hungary / March 31, 1929

  • Magic Sands / May 12, 1929

  • The Azure Coast / May 26, 1929

  • Changing Seasons / June 9, 1929

  • A Cup Of Coffee / June 23, 1929

  • Call Of The Deep / July 7, 1929

  • Bonnie Scotland / July 21, 1929

  • Down The Mississippi / August 4, 1929

  • Snowbound / August 19, 1929

 

 

Foxfilm Comedies (Fox)

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

 

During the first year of Fox's short subject production, this was an alternative title for the Sunshine Comedies (see also)

 

  • Social Pirates (Walter Reed) / January 1, 1917 (filmed '16) Starring Charles Arling

  • Brainstorm (Harry Edwards) / © January 21, 1917 (filmed '16)

  • The Cloud-Puncher (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © January 25, 1917 Starring Hank Mann, Lynn Staley, John Lancaster, Carmen Phillips & others. Artist makes water appear in his art in an arrid zone with a hermit inventor.

  • His Ticklish Job (Hank Mann) / © January 28, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • Chased Into Love (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © February 4, 1917 Starring James Parrott

  • There's Many A Fool (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © February 11, 1917 Starring James Parrott

  • House Of Terrible Scandals (Henry Lehman) / 3 reels / © February 18, 1917 Starring Billie Ritchie, Dot Farley & others

  • A Bon Bon Riot (Hank Mann) / © February 25, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • Her Father's Station (Edwin Frazee) / © March 4, 1917 Starring Anna Luther, Harry O'Connor, Charles Arling, William Hauber, Lee Morris & Frank Alexander. A stationmaster's daughter must decide between two suitors, one being a hero and the other a villain greedy for gold

  • Hearts And Saddles (Robert Eddy) / 3 reels / March 31, 1917 Starring Tom Mix

  • The Roman Cowboy (Robert Eddy) / 3 reels / May 6, 1917 Starring Tom Mix with Sid Jordan, Victoria Forde & Victor Frith

  • Six Cylinder Love (Robert Eddy) / 3 reels / June 11, 1917 Starring Tom Mix

  • His Fatal Blow-Out (Hank Mann) / June 25, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • Bing Bang (Charles Parrott [Charlie Chase]) / © July 8, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • A Soft Tenderfoot (Tom Mix) / August 18, 1917 Starring Tom Mix

  • A Domestic Hound (Hank Mann) / © August 19, 1917 Starring Hank Mann

  • The Tom And Jerry Mix (Tom Mix) / September 3, 1917 Starring Tom Mix

  • Who's Your Father? (Henry Lehrman & Tom Mix) / June 30, 1918 Starring Tom Mix

 

 

Frolics Of Youth (Educational Pictures/Fox & 20th Century Fox)

Produced by E.H. Allen

Directors listed in ()

BW, 18-20 minutes each

 

Mostly forgotten today except for those featuring Shirley Temple just prior to her feature stardom and for the fact that Mack Sennett directed one. Frank Coghlan Jr. was a featured performer in most.

 

  • Merrily Yours (Charles Lamont) / October 6, 1933 Features Frank Coghlin Jr., Mary Blackford, Shirley Temple & others. In order to date a lady, Sonny (Coghlin) has to woo the baby sister to sleep

  • What's To Do? (Charles Lamont) / November 24, 1933 Starring Frank Coghlan Jr., Dorothy Ward, Shirley Temple & other

  • Pardon My Pups (Charles Lamont) / January 26, 1934 Starring Frank Coghlan Jr & Shirley Temple. Sonny wants a motorcycle for his birthday and is disappointed when he learns that he is getting a dog instead.

  • Managed Money (Charles Lamont) / February 23, 1934 Starring Shirley Temple, Frank Coghlin Jr., Kenneth Howell, Huntley Gordon & Helene Chadwick. Kids go prospecting for gold into California's high desert region and one meets up with a desert tramp suffering amnesia.

  • Educating Papa (Charles Lamont) / © November 2, 1934 Featuring Frank Coghlan Jr.

  • Campus Hoofer ( Alf Golding) / © November 9, 1934 Starring Frank Coghlan Jr. w/ Dorothea Kent, Kenneth Howell, Gloria Ann White, Sidney Miller, Buddy Messinger, Phil Dunham, Harry Myers, Virginia True Boardman, Louise Keaton & James T. Morton

  • Boosting Dad (Charles Frederic) / December 21, 1934 Featuring Frank Coghlan Jr.

  • The Little Big Top (Alfred J. Goulding) / February 1, 1935 Starring Poodles Hanneford, Frank Coghlan Jr., Dorothea Kent & Ben Turpin. Juvenile circus acts.

  • Flicker Fever (Mack Sennett) / September 20, 1935 Starring Jeanne McCully, Cicely Browne & George Chandler. Eccentric family heads to Hollywood. (First to have the 20th Century Fox logo.)

  • Knockout Drops (Charles Lamont) / December 6, 1935 Starring Norman Phillips Jr. & Dorothea Kent. High school rivals stage a boxing match

  • Choose Your Partners (Charles Lamont) / © December 13, 1935 Starring Frederick Allen, Diana Lewis & Kenneth Howell

 

 

Gags And Gals, featuring Jefferson Machamer (Educational Pictures/20th Century Fox)

Produced by Al Christie

Directors listed in ()

BW, 18-20 minutes each

 

Popular cartoon artist Jefferson Machamer was featured at his drawing board and engaged in simple storylines with various ladies. Like all of Al Christie's later thirties shorts, these were made in New York City.

 

  • Gags And Gals / September 11, 1936 A cartoonist is the life of the party. Prudence Hayes co-stars

  • Amuse Yourself / November 27, 1936 Comic strip artist impresses three business associates bringing his pictures come to life, ultimately in a nightclub setting. With Eddie Hall, Earle Gilbert, Buddy Page's Orchestra & others

  • Fun's Fun / February 5, 1937 Jefferson's fiance poses as a "homely" model for his artwork

  • Comic Artist's Home Life / April 9, 1937

  • Silly Night / October 15, 1937 The famous artist sketches as performers dance. There is a story-within-a-story showing him going to jail for eating too fast at his personal cafe. With Joan Christie, Ruth Clayton, Stanley & Elaine

  • Koo Koo Korrespondance Skool / November 8, 1937 As the famous artist opens his mail in his correspondence school, different models bring to life his lessons. With Mary Ellen Rice, Mary Louise Harper & others

  • Wanna Be A Model? / March 16, 1938 The famous magazine illustrator deals with a striking model, who pickets him.

 

 

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Gayety Comedies (Al Christie/Educational Pictures)

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BW/ silent (1920-21) & later sound and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

Basically a “sub-series” of the Al Christie Comedies (see also). When Christie returned to Educational, he revived the umbrella title for his sound 2-reelers.

 

  • Queens Are Trumps (Scott Sidney) / November 13, 1920 Starring Gino Corrado, Henry Murdock, Dorothy Orth & Mary Wynn

  • Ain't Love Grand? (Frederick Sullivan) / December 12, 1920 Starring Billy Bletcher, Helen Darling & Gino Corrado

  • Sand Witches / December 26, 1920 Starring Neal Burns, Charlotte Merriam, Vera Steadman & George George

  • Rest In Peace (Scott Sidney) / January 9, 1921 (completed '20) Starring Harry Edwards, Henry Murdock & Mary Wynn

  • Blondes (Scott Sidney) / January 23, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer & Henry Murdock

  • His Bitter Half (Frederick Sullivan) / March 6, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer, Mary Wynn, Henry Murdock & George George

  • Mixed Bedrooms (Scott Sidney) / March 20, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer, Donald Keith, Henry Murdock & Mary Wynn

  • Turkey Dressing (Scott Sidney) / April 3, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer, Henry Murdock, Ward Caulfield & others

  • Dummy Love (Al Christie) / April 17, 1921 Starring Patricia Palmer, Harry Edwards, Henry Murdock & others

  • Money Talks (Scott Sidney) / May 15, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Thornton Edwards & Mary Wynn

  • Sweet Revenge (Scott Sidney) / May 29, 1921 Starring Thornton Edwards, Teddy Sampson, Mary Wynn & Henry Murdock

  • A Handy Husband (Scott Sidney) / June 12, 1921 Starring Teddy Sampson, Henry Murdock, Thornton Edwards & Ward Caulfeld

  • Hero Pro Tem (William Beaudine) / June 26, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Teddy Sampson & George George

  • Assault And Flattery (Frederick Sullivan) / July 24, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Teddy Sampson, Thorton Edwards & Gino Corrado

  • Wild And Willie (Scott Sidney) / August 7, 1921 Starring Eugene Forde, Josephine Hill, Dorothy Orth & others

  • Oh, Brother! (Frederick Sullivan) / August 21, 1921 Starring Henry Murdock, Helen Darling & Cameron Coffey

  • Afraid Of His Wife (Scott Sidney) / September 4, 1921 Starring Earle Rodney

  • Say Uncle (Scott Sidney) / September 18, 1921 Starring Jay Belasco, Vera Steadman, Mary Wynn & others

 

With sound and running times listed. Al Christie is producer and all filmed in Hollywood.

 

  • Johnny's Week End (William Watson) / 17m / September 14, 1930 Starring Johnny Hines, Adrienne Dore, Vernon Dent, Estelle Bradley & Neal Burns. Johnny follows his wife to a weekend party where he causes trouble

  • Our Nagging Wives (Avrid E. Gillstrom) / 19m / November 9, 1930 Starring Ford Sterling & Eleanor Hunt. He is a womanizer getting caught

  • Don't Leave Home (William Watson) / 18m / December 28, 1930 Starring Johnny Hines, Doris Phillips & Jean Reno. A hotel patron tries to quiet a baby

  • Come To Papa (William Watson) / 18+m / February 22, 1931 Starring Ford Sterling, Eleanor Hunt, Snub Pollard, Jack Duffy & Eddie Baker. Ford Sterling sells ladies garments to a French expert but must battle a rival store from stealing his merchandise

  • A Fowl Affair (Al Christie) / 21+m/ © April 20, 1931 Cast are all chickens and ducks

  • The Foolish Forties (William Watson) / 21+m / June 6, 1931 Starring Ford Sterling, June MacCloy, Alyce McCormick, Stella Adams & Eddie Baker. A tale of two blackmailers who fail to make out with $10,000

 

 

Grandeur Specials (Fox)

Produced by Truman Talley

BW and 70mm, 7-8 minutes

 

Long before 35mm blown-up CinemaScope, Fox was testing the 70mm format in the features Fox Movietone Follies of 1929, Happy Days, Song O'My Heart and John Wayne's early hit The Big Trail. It also got used in two shorts:

 

  • Fox Grandeur News Special / May 26, 1929

  • Niagara Falls (music: Maurice Baron) / February 15, 1930

 

 

Helen & Warren (Fox)

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Starring Katherine Perry & Allan Forrest (first three) and Arthur Houseman

BW / silent and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

Marital comedies with two actors playing Warren.

 

  • Back To Mother (Harry Sweet) / December 19, 1926

  • An Old Flame (Harry Sweet) / January 23, 1927 (filmed '26) Marjorie Beebe co-stars

  • The Last Word (Tom Buckingham) / © March 13, 1927

  • Just A Husband (Harry Sweet) / © May 1, 1927 Arthur Houseman replaces Allan Forrest

  • Rumors For Rent (Harry Sweet) / © June 5, 1927

  • Her Silent Wow (George E. Marshall & Jess Robbins) / July 17, 1927

 

 

Hodge-Podge (Lyman H. Howe Films/Educational Pictures, distributed by Fox in last year)

Directed by Robert Gilliaum; writer: James F. Clemenger

BW / silent and sound, 8-10 minutes each

 

A fun series that initially used stock footage from the Lyman H. Howe travelogue library, then all new filmed-for-the-series material. This was an early example of “sugar coated education” not unlike what Walt Disney and Bell Science put out in the 1950s for the school kiddies. Animation involving cut-out figures and very sophisticated “claymation” was utilized as a “framing device” for educational live-action material. A couple of these survive today, both silent and with sound, and are quite eye-popping in their creativity.

 

  • King Winter / October 8, 1922

  • Sea Elephants / November 1, 1922

  • The Garden Of Geysers / December 8, 1922 Features shots taken at Yellowstone

  • Mrs. Hippo / January 16, 1923 (completed '22)

  • Hot Shots / January 23, 1923

  • Fishing For Tarpon / March 14, 1923

  • Speed Demons / April 29, 1923

  • Shooting The Earth / May 13, 1923 Cartoon segments plus live-action shots of New York, Panama, China, Japan, Philippines, Egypt, Scotland, Ireland and Italy

  • The Lyin' Hunt / June 24, 1923

  • The Cat And The Fiddle / July 18, 1923

  • A Flivver Elopement / July 18, 1923

  • Dipping In The Deep / August 11, 1923 Covers swimming scenes, Glacier Falls in the Rockies, icebergs, trick camera work in Washington DC

  • Why The Globe Trotter Trots / September 29, 1923

  • Speedville / October 16, 1923

  • The Bottom Of The Sea / November 19, 1923

  • Liquid Love / December 17, 1923

  • A Sailor's Life / January 16, 1924 (completed '23)

  • Movie Pioneer / February 9, 1924

  • Jumping Jacks / March 13, 1924

  • The Realm Of Sport / April 19, 1924

  • A Tiny Tour Of The U.S.A. / May 1, 1924 Cartoon and live-action segments featuring NYC Central Park, West Point Academy, Pittsburgh steel mills, Colorado Rockies, Yosemite and Washington DC

  • Snapshots Of The Universe / June 12, 1924

  • Untitled / July 13, 1924

  • Frozen Water / July 26, 1924

  • Hazardous Hunting / August 19, 1924

  • A Crazy Quilt Of Travel / September 18, 1924

  • Whirligigs / October 16, 1924

  • Earth's Oddities / November 28, 1924

  • Hi-Flyers / December 28, 1924

  • Topsy Turvy Travel / January 15, 1925 (completed '24)

  • Lots Of Knots / February 16, 1925

  • Movie Morsels / March 27, 1925

  • The Village School / April 19, 1925

  • Earth's Other Half / May 26, 1925

  • Mexican Melody / June 16, 1925 Not so much Mexico but water scenes, rain, rivers and the sea

  • Travel Treasures / June 30, 1925

  • Pictorial Proverbs / August 1, 1925

  • The Story Teller / August 22, 1925

  • Knicknacks Of Knowledge / October 18, 1925

  • Magical Movies / November 16, 1925

  • A Mythical Monster / December 21, 1925

  • Mother Goose's Movies / January 20, 1926 (completed '25)

  • Criss Cross Cruise / February 16, 1926

  • Congress Of Celebrities / March 20, 1926

  • Neptune's Domain / April 12, 1926

  • From A To Z Thru Filmdom / May 23, 1926

  • Peeking At The Planets / June 22, 1926

  • Chips Off The Old Block / July 25, 1926

  • Alligator's Paradise / August 22, 1926

  • A Merry-go-round Of Travel / September 19, 1926

  • Figures Of Fancy / November 28, 1926

  • Movie Medley / December 26, 1926

  • A Cluster Of Kings / January 6, 1927 (completed '26) King Alfonso of Spain, king of a Pennsylvania poultry farm, King Winter the circus performer

  • The Wise Old Owl / February 13, 1927

  • Climbing Into Cloudland / March 13, 1927 Hiking in Glacier National park, with animated segments leading to China and Egypt scenes

  • A Bird In Flight / April 17, 1927

  • A Scenic Treasure Chest / May 22, 1927

  • Tales Of A Traveler / June 16, 1927

  • Capers Of A Camera / July 17, 1927

  • Bubbles Of Geography / August 8, 1927

  • Delving Into The Dictionary / August 30, 1927

  • Here And There In Travel Land / October 16, 1927

  • Models In Mud / November 13, 1927

  • A Whirl Of Activity / December 11, 1927

  • Recollections Of A Rover / January 8, 1928 (completed '27)

  • Star Shots / January 28, 1928

  • How To Please The Public / March 31, 1928 More animation than usual, explaining how Hodge-Podge movies are made

  • Nicknames / April 2, 1928

  • The Wandering Toy / May 19, 1928 Technically more animated than "live-action".

  • Pictorial Tidbits / June 19, 1928

  • Conquering The Colorado / July 3, 1928

  • The Peep Show / August 2, 1928 Includes snippets from Alaska, Bali, Peru, Germany & other parts

  • On The Move / September 28, 1928

  • Glorious Adventure / November 2, 1928

  • A Patchwork Of Pictures / November 30, 1928

  • Shifting Scenes / January 11, 1929 (completed '28)

  • Question Marks / January 25, 1929 (completed '28)

  • A Dominion Of Diversity / March 15, 1929 Tour of Canada including scenic Ottawa

 

(sound added)

 

  • A Moving Movie Show / June 5, 1929

  • On the Streets / August 2, 1929

  • Studio Stunts / November 8, 1929

  • The Museum of Art / February 11, 1930

  • A Flying Trip / August 22, 1930 Features aerial shots of England, Scotland, Holland, France, Germany and other spots

  • Over the Air / September 1, 1930

  • A Medley of Rivers / September 1, 1930 Includes visuals set to the “Volga Boatman”

  • Speed Up / March 30, 1931

  • Tidbits / June 9, 1931

  • Jungle Giants / June 21, 1931 Various mammals of East Africa, particularly elephants

  • Moneymakers Of Manhattan / July 2, 1931

  • Vagabond Melodies / September 8, 1931

  • Highlights of Travel / September 23, 1931

  • The Wonder Trail / October 11, 1931 Covers Yellowstone and Yosemite

  • The Veldt / November 21, 1931 Wild animals in East Africa are seen coping with a fire

  • All Around the Town / February 21, 1932 New York City travelogue

  • The Prowlers / April 12, 1932 Covers lions and leopards in South Africa

  • Fury of the Storm / July 3, 1932 Shows how Wyoming ranchers protect their livestock during a blizzard

  • Bubble Blowers / August 11, 1932

  • Women's Work / September 12, 1932

  • Little Thrills / October 23, 1932 Scenes of mountain climbing, tarpon fishing, etc.

  • raffic / November 6, 1932 Clips of various transportation culled from many travelogues

  • The Wonder City / November 20, 1932 More impressionistic views of New York City

  • Down on the Farm / December 18, 1932

  • Across America in Ten Minutes / January 6, 1933 (completed '32) In an airplane transcontinental

  • The Animal Fair / January 15, 1933 (completed '32)

  • Skipping About the Universe / February 12, 1933 This and the remaining films were added to Fox's short subject program

  • Women of Many Lands / March 12, 1933

  • Out of the Ordinary / May 9, 1933

  • Sawdust Sidelights / June 1, 1933 Features Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus

  • Any Way To Get There / July 19, 1933 Study of transportation in Egypt, Jerusalem and Greece

  • Capers in Clay / August 9, 1933 Featured in the Alpha DVD Fantastic World of William Cameron Menzies. Various travel odds and ends, Japan, China, Holland, Indian elephants, Jerusalem camels and Ceylon monkeys included. Yet a higher percentage of clay animation than usual.

 

 

Hollywood Girls Comedies (Jack White/Educational Pictures)

Directed by Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich"

BW, 20-21 minutes each

 

  • Three Hollywood Girls / January 4, 1931 (completed '30) Starring Leota Lane, Phyllis Crane, Rita Flynn, Ford West, Edward J. Nugent & Florence Oberle

  • Crashing Hollywood / April 5, 1931 Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn & Phyllis Crane. The trio try to make it in pictures and impress an Iowa visitor with a wild party. Several “doubles” for movie stars are featured. A young Betty Grable as “Frances Dean” has a key role here.

  • The Lure Of Hollywood / July 5, 1931 Starring Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn, Phyllis Crane, George Chandler & Bryant Washburn

  • Queenie Of Hollywood / November 8, 1931 Queenie is a dog star. With Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn, Jeanne Farrin

  • Hollywood Luck / March 13, 1932 Starring Virginia Brooks, Rita Fynn, Clarence Nordstrom, Dennis O'Donnell, Fern Emmett & Betty Grable as “Frances Dean”

  • Hollywood Lights / May 8, 1932 Rita Fynn, Virginia Brooks & Tut Mace w/ Betty Grable. The struggling actresses accept stunt work for a cowboy

 

 

Hollywood On Parade (Louis Lewyn/Educational Pictures-Fox)

BW, 11 minutes each

 

Paramount handled the bulk of these. These two titles handled by Educational were sometimes billed under the Treasure Chest series (see also)

 

  • Hollywood Gadabout / October 4, 1934 Celebrities at a carnival affair. Includes Mary Astor losing her pearls

  • Hollywood Movie Parade / © November 2, 1934 Features Jackie Cooper, Ann Harding, Ruby Keeler & others

 

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Hope Hampton Specials (Diament Film, McCall Company & Colorart/Educational Pictures)

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Technicolor (2-color system) / silent and 1 reel (under 11 minutes) except one

 

Technicolor was used in many short subjects in the 1920s for a number of studios, including Tiffany, Educational and MGM. Hope Hampton was a one-time opera singer in-the-making, who was discovered by Jules Brulatour and was a regular in many features of the period. She helped produced these.

 

  • Marionettes (Diamant Film; Henri Diamant-Berger) / November 29, 1925 Puppet film in 2-color Technicolor.

  • Parisian Modes In Color (McCall Company) / December 27, 1925

  • Colorful Fashions From Paris (McCall Company) / January 24, 1926 A French-filmed reel of new fashions presented in 2-color Technicolor.

  • Hope Hampton Displaying Paris Originals In Color (McCall Company) / December 26, 1926

  • Hope Hampton Displaying Creations Parisienne In Color (McCall Company) / December 4, 1927

  • Paris Fashions In Color (McCall Company) / December 25, 1927

  • Call Of The Sea (Colorart Pictures; Harold Hall) / 2 reels / January 1, 1928 (completed '27) Showcasing Technicolor's process and Hope Hampton scantily clad in a South seas set-up

  • Love's Springtime (Colorart Pictures; Leonce Perret) / February 17 1928 (completed '27) Technicolor costume drama set at Versailles and the Paris Opera

 

 

Ideal Comedies (Educational Pictures)

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BW / silent and sound and 2 reels (20 minutes approx.)

 

Silent, all produced by Jack White and starring Clem Beauchamp as “Jerry Drew”

 

  • Brunettes Prefer Gentlemen (Charles Lamont) / November 6, 1927 With Anita Garvin

  • Girlies Behave (Charles Lamont) / September 9, 1928

  • The Quiet Worker (Charles Lamont) / November 4, 1928

  • Wives Won't Weaken (Stephen Roberts) / December 16, 1928

  • Beauties Beware (Stephen Roberts) / © January 27, 1929

  • Wise Wimmin (Stephen Roberts) / March 31, 1929 Jerry is spied on by his wife through a futuristic television. Co-star Vernon Dent

  • Only Her Husband (Charles Lamont) / May 19, 1929 The philandering husband Jerry (Clem Beauchamp) constantly gets into trouble when he and his wife stay at a hotel. With Estelle Bradley & Robert Graves

  • Studio Pests (Stephen Roberts) / June 30, 1929 Clem Beuachamp is billed as Jerry Drew with Lillian Worth as support

  • Fake Flappers (Charles Lamont) / August 18, 1929 Starring Clem Beauchamp

 

Sound and 19-21 minutes running times.

 

  • Si, Si, Senor (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / September 21, 1930 Starring Tom Patrioca, Joe Philips & Chaquita de Montes. Eccentric guitarist falls for a Mexican dame south of the border

  • My Harem (Stephen Roberts) / November 16, 1930 Two guys (Lee Moran & James Bradbury Jr.) are forced to be “hands off” with a haven of beauties

  • Pete And Repeat (Roscoe Arbuckle as “William Goodrich”) / March 1, 1931 As the “black comedy team” Seben 'n' Eleben (Bud Harrison & Peenie Elmo), these two are escaped convicts who convince blacksmiths to exchange clothes for a movie role

  • Taste 'Em And Share 'Em (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / September 27, 1931

  • The Tamale Vendor (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / November 26, 1931 Starring Tom Patricola & Charles Judel. A guitarist finds romance south of the border

  • Moonlight And Cactus (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / December 26, 1931 Starring Tom Patricola, Charles Judel & Charles Dorety. A medicine show salesman falls for a “taken” lady.

  • It's A Cinch (Roscoe Arbuckle as "William Goodrich") / March 27, 1932 Starring Monte Collins, Phyllis Crane, Tom O'Brien, Jack Shaw, Richard Powell & Martha Mattox

 

 

Immortals Of The Canvas (Art Film Production/20th Century Fox)

Produced by Boris Vermont & Marilyn Silverstone

Directed by Jean Oser

Technicolor, 10 minutes each

 

Glossy all-color look at famous paintings. Although not a new concept in movies (i.e. Warner Bros. 2-title “Immortal Brush” series did the same thing in full color in the thirties), this series got a lot of praise at the time. an Oscar win and another nomination. Not bad for just a five-title series!

 

  • I Remember The Glory: The Art Of Botticelli / © June 11, 1952

  • Curtain Call: The Art Of Degas / © August 19, 1952

  • Light In The Window: The Art Of Vermeer / © September 17, 1952 (Academy Award Winner)

  • Birth Of Venus: Art Of The Renaissance / © November 29, 1952 Raphael and Botticelli paintings are presented in color as a college professor fantasizes

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