This short propaganda film, produced at the end of World War II, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas of racial hatred, violence and conquest live on in the German people, and in like-minded people in the United States.
The remarkable talents of baseball pitcher and trick artist Johnny Price are showcased including throwing two balls at once to two catchers, pitching blindfolded, throwing and hitting hanging upside down, and fielding fungoes in a jeep.
Humorist Robert Benchley discusses the issue of food and how different situations can affect one's ability to consume and digest food, using his stock everyman and slightly bumbling ... See full summary »
This Traveltalks entry looking at the history, culture, and scenery of South Africa begins in Cape Town, makes stops in Durban and the Valley of a Thousand Hills, before venturing north of the country to end at spectacular Victoria Falls.
The third of three different travelogues James A. FitzPatrick mined from Hone Glendinning's photography in late 1953 and early 1954. Lots of shots of the Hagenbeck Zoo, churches and streets comparing old and new sections.
Traveltalks entry highlighting the history, culture and scenic beauty of Scotland with stops at Perth, Inverness, Loch Ness, Culloden Moor, Glen Coe, and in St Andrews at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and cemetery at the cathedral ruins.
This Traveltalks visit to India starts in Baroda. We see how the maharajah of Baroda lives in his large castle. His opulent lifestyle includes many servants, as well as animals covered in ... See full summary »
In a well-appointed den, Lewis Stone hosts a celebration of twenty years of M-G-M's best films. He summarizes the merger of three studios in 1924 and introduces clips from 26 films in chronological order. The emphasis is on stars and Oscar-winning performances, spectacles, and melodrama. There are also a couple of comedies, three musicals, war pictures, an earthquake, a gushing oil well, and a compilation-ending kiss.Written by
This compilation should be enjoyed within the context of the time it was made. This was made in a time with viewing previously released films was impossible unless the studio wanted to re-release it. There was no videotapes, DVD's, or television to show them. Once a movie was exhibited, that was about that...probably never to be seen again. That is why this film is historically interesting. It must have been thrilling to audiences then to relive those great moments that they only remembered.
It is also interesting to note what films that they considered were worthy of remembering, which is quite different from todays thoughts on what films are worth remembering. For example, no one talks about "Min and Bill" anymore and is barely mentioned when discussing "Film Classics". However I do remember my parents talking lovingly about that movie and "Some of the Best" considered it also worthy enough to showcase it. And after seeing that clip from "Min and Bill" I plan on watching it soon...fortunately I can rent it whenever I want!
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