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Prelinger Archives
Feb 21, 2017
movies
eye 5.9M
favorite 157
comment 3

Told from the viewpoint of a child, this film emphasizes that children should train themselves in good sleeping habits. In typical "Goofus and Gallant" style, it shows the advantages a well-rested kid has over his poor-sleeping classmate. Dreams are presented as a normal part of sleeping, and there is a funny dream sequence.
Topics: Health and hygiene, Dreams, Sleep

Feature Films
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movies
eye 354,346
favorite 91
comment 18
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I just tried the Mpeg2 version and is stops after about 11 minutes. I tried it with 5 different...

From: IMDb : France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. Much cut from the play, but dialogue not rewritten.
Topic: Drama

I just tried the Mpeg2 version and is stops after about 11 minutes. I tried it with 5 different...

Film Noir
Feb 26, 2018
movies
eye 314,693
favorite 137
comment 17

An engrossing suspense film with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. (Yes, that is Jack Elam in the bar scene.) Read more at the IMDB . (The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) This is a better copy than the previous versions that were...
Topics: suspense, noir, crime, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, Jack Elam

Short Format Films
movies
eye 248,003
favorite 86
comment 3

These Girls Are Fools was also released as Hell is a Place Called Hollywood (1950) and reissued in 1956, but may have been filmed in the '40s. This is both a time capsule and an ironic oddity. A Hollywood exploitation film about the dangers of exploitation in Hollywood. A naive girl with dreams of stardom lands her first role in a dubious "art film". (You may want to avert your eyes during the skinny dipping sequence.) Unable to get any more film offers, she is forced to work as a...
Topics: vintage, underground, grind house, exploitation, nudity, 50s, 1950s

Cooking - movies
Mar 4, 2015
movies
eye 204,781
favorite 51
comment 17

Little Audrey makes a gingerbread man, then takes a nap and dreams that the Gingerbread Man goes to cakeland where he tries to marry his sweetheart, Angel Cake. But Devil Food Cake interferes and carries off the bride. Cop Cakes and Animal Crackers come to the rescue. Animation by G. Germanetti. Story by Bill Turner and Larry Riley. Scenics by Robert Little. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1950.
Topics: little audrey, noveltoon, cartoon

Comedy Films
Jan 24, 2012
movies
eye 168,040
favorite 39
comment 3

This is a fun WWII-era B&W movie, full of Jerry Lewis and his ridiculous goofiness! Featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their first collaboration. Jerry is a hapless private and Dean is the bossy First Sergeant of a slipshod platoon at a stateside training base. Jerry and Dean were friends who grew up in the same neighborhood before Uncle Sam made GIs out of them. All of the stereotypical military comedy characters are present, including the loudmouth drill instructor, the conniving...
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance, War, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

Film Noir
Jul 8, 2018
movies
eye 108,880
favorite 80
comment 9

http://imdb.com/title/tt0041368/ Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck), late one night, shows up in the office of married Assistant DA Cleve Marshall (Wendell Corey). Before Cleve can stop himself, he and Thelma are involved in an illicit affair. But Thelma is a mysterious woman, and Cleve can't help wondering if she is hiding something. Thelma has a plan up her sleeve that will ruin Corey if his love for her and his own weakness win out. Thelma has a heart and a conscience. She comes to love Cleve,...
Topics: Crime, mystery, Barbara Stanwyck

Feature Films
May 1, 2006
movies
eye 105,875
favorite 21
comment 2

A young Eva Gabor plays a Balinese woman in this romantic story filled with lovely locales. An American flyer stranded in Bali falls for the sarong-swathed Gabor, much to the chagrin of an island creep who blackmails Gabor by having her father arrested on false charges. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topics: comedy, romance

Film Noir
Jun 1, 2018
movies
eye 101,899
favorite 82
comment 13

In San Francisco, a woman tries to track down her husband, who is hiding from a killer and from the police. The IMDB entry is here .
Topics: noir, crime, suspense, thriller, murder, witness

Comedy Films
Apr 3, 2011
movies
eye 95,901
favorite 36
comment 7

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042182/ Really enjoyable movie set just after WWII about a woman ensign (nicknamed the admiral) who falls in with a gang of lovable losers - four ex-GIs who work diligently from dusk to dawn at finding ways to avoid work. There's a silly subplot about them trying to get her back together with her long lost fiancee, and an even sillier sub-sub plot about a rich millionaire and meddling detectives. The main point of interest is the repartee between the...
Topics: comedy, WAVES, romance

Prelinger Archives
Mar 15, 2017
movies
eye 89,091
favorite 62
comment 23

Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families

Another 1950 commercial for Camel cigarettes. This one features a jingle. It just amazes me that we can watch a commercial from over 60 years ago.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950

Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
Oct 25, 2015
movies
eye 81,768
favorite 31
comment 9

Little Audrey, in the schoolroom, is sent to the corner stool to memorize Mother Goose rhymes. She falls asleep and dreams that she gets a tour of Mother Goose Land by Mother Goose herself. Comic book criminals sneak into Mother Goose Land and attempt to steal the goose who lays golden eggs. Audrey captures them and then wakes up. Animation by G. Germanetti and Steve Muffatti, story by I. Klein, scenics by Anton Loeb, music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1950.
Topics: little audrey, mother goose, goofy gander

Animation Shorts
Feb 25, 2016
movies
eye 73,659
favorite 16
comment 3

The first Baby Huey cartoon - see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Huey From The Public Domain Movie Database: Baby Huey is disliked by all the other ducklings because of his large size and super strength. His strength has caused problems in the past, but ends up saving the day when a fox comes around looking for something to eat.
Topics: Famous Studios, Noveltoon, Baby Huey

Prelinger Archives
Jun 19, 2014
movies
eye 73,238
favorite 100
comment 19

Two teenagers, wishing to marry early, visit their minister for advice and receive counseling, some of it quite pragmatic, the rest a little strange.
Topics: Social guidance, Marriage, Gender roles

Feature Films
Oct 14, 2011
movies
eye 71,308
favorite 20
comment 5

http://imdb.com/title/tt0043041/ The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII, with the man you love to hate - Sessue Hayakawa. Few recall that, before Valentino and Romero, Sessue was Holloywood's first exotic foreign romantic lead
Topics: WW II, Japanese prison camp:Claudette Colbert, Sessue Hayakawa, Jean Negulesco, war

Feature Films
Jan 8, 2012
movies
eye 66,919
favorite 16
comment 3

This biography of Jackie Robinson is not a great film. More than anything it represents a significant milestone in baseball and the civil right movement. Jackie doesn't do a terrible acting job which you don't really notice because the screen play, although light, is very face paced. The viewer is rocketed through the life of a young pre-teen Jackie Robinson, his football college career, touches on his military service in the second world war, his minor league career, and through his 1949...
Topic: Baseball, Jackie Robinson

The Video Cellar Collection
movies
eye 65,297
favorite 15
comment 0

Paulette Goddard and Pedro Armendariz star in this story about a revolutionary who takes over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to argue about whether to resist him or join him. This is a Spanish print of a US/Mexican Co-production. The dialogue is in English the titles and subtitles are in Spanish.
Topics: Feature Films, Paulette Goddard, Pedro Armendariz, Spanish Subtitles, Mexico

A 1950 commercial for a General Electric television set. The model shown is (presumably) the 16T5 model. This is a live commercial, as was typical in the US at the time.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, General Electric, Advertising, Advertisement, Live...

Prelinger Archives
Sep 9, 2016
movies
eye 53,117
favorite 97
comment 14

A high school senior learns how and where to ask a girl for a date, where to take her for a good time, and how to avoid spending too much money or being bored by commercialized amusements. Director: Ted Peshak. Cameraman: Dale Sharkey. Writers: George Tychsen, Bradford. Editor: Dick Kirschner. Narrator: George Stone.
Topics: Social guidance, Dating, Teenagers

Feature Films
Jun 15, 2010
movies
eye 53,094
favorite 29
comment 5

A squirrel helps a poor vaudeville family led by Jimmy Durante at Christmas by stealing cash their landlord has stashed in a wall. Also stars Terry Moore (Mighty Joe Young) as Jimmy Durante's daughter. Directed by Irving Pichel who played Fagin in the 1933 version of Oliver Twist.
Topic: stop-motion animation Jimmy Durante Christmas George Pal

Community Video
Aug 8, 2008
movies
eye 52,595
favorite 7
comment 1

This is an old movie count down.
Topics: old, movie, countdown

Universal Library
texts
eye 49,942
favorite 22
comment 0

Topics: SOCIAL SCIENCES, Theories and methods in social sciences, Methods of the social sciences

Film Noir
Dec 27, 2016
movies
eye 49,468
favorite 37
comment 10

Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor are caught in Mexican dope-smuggling ring, fearing each other is involved, but both undercover agents. Cast includes Raymond Burr. For more info on this film see its IMDB.com entry
Topics: crime, adventure

Feature Films
Aug 6, 2012
movies
eye 47,862
favorite 17
comment 6

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .

Prelinger Archives
Nov 10, 2017
movies
eye 46,513
favorite 101
comment 15

Shows teenagers how to plan and attend a party, suggesting games to play and songs to sing ("Jimmy Crack Corn").
Topics: Social guidance: Etiquette, Celebrations, Parties

Prelinger Archives
Nov 8, 2013
movies
eye 44,981
favorite 108
comment 15

Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles

Prelinger Archives
Jun 19, 2012
movies
eye 43,781
favorite 59
comment 7

Do's and don'ts film portraying ways in which office etiquette contributes to success in office relationships. Follows a young woman who is seeking her first secretarial job and shows examples of good (and hilariously bad) on-the-job behavior.
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Occupations: Clerical

Prelinger Archives
Oct 11, 2012
movies
eye 42,574
favorite 27
comment 3

Diagrammatic explanation from the Baby Boom era.
Topic: Medicine: Obstetrics

Old Time Radio
Jul 22, 2015
audio
eye 40,776
favorite 14
comment 7

Short-lived, musically memorable NBC radio show by the virtuoso guitarist/recording innovator, his vocalist wife Mary Ford, and their bass/percussion partner Ed Stapleton.

Film Noir
Nov 4, 2014
movies
eye 39,096
favorite 26
comment 4

Shot on location in San Francisco and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Dall and Jane Wyatt, The man who cheated himself tells the story of a policeman who pushes the boundaries of the law by covering up a crime committed by his lover. He then finds himself assigned to investigate that very same crime, along with a new rookie partner who is determined to track down the culprit. The film is also available elsewhere on the archive , as a 2.2GB MPEG2 or on a 7.3GB ISO DVD image. The smaller file offered...
Topics: drama, film noir, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Felix E. Feist, San Francisco

Feature Films
Sep 6, 2009
movies
eye 37,783
favorite 32
comment 4

It's Paris in the late Forties. A young man (Robert Hutton), with his wife (Patricia Roc) and his girl friend (Jean Wallace), is overheard in a bar bemoaning how long it will most likely take before his rich aunt dies and he will inherit a great deal of money. A few days later the aunt is stabbed to death.
Topics: Mystery, Thriller, Charles Laughton

Prelinger Archives
Jul 16, 2004
movies
eye 37,776
favorite 46
comment 4

Alexander Hammid's sensitive narrative of how a pre-adolescent boy is helped by a psychiatrist to come to terms with his feelings.
Topics: Psychology, Medicine: Psychiatry, Children: Psychology

78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 19, 2020
audio
eye 37,312
favorite 104
comment 2

Performer: Perez Prado and his Orchestra Writer: D. Perez Prado Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, Mambo
Source: 78

Prelinger Archives
Jun 4, 2010
movies
eye 36,108
favorite 38
comment 7

Soldiers prepare themselves, just in case the big one hits.

Prelinger Archives
Mar 8, 2016
movies
eye 35,683
favorite 4
comment 2

Prelinger Archives
Jun 10, 2008
movies
eye 33,770
favorite 61
comment 8

Attempt to argue away the dangers of nuclear radiation, with some excellent animation.
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War

Classic TV
Dec 21, 2019
movies
eye 33,736
favorite 14
comment 8

Episode of the popular 50's TV series, "Mama" (AKA "I Remember Mama"), starring Peggy Wood. This light-hearted Classic TV series was about a immigrant family in 1910's America. The shows mix of drama and Comedy proved popular with both the critics and the American public. Sadly, Most episodes of this show are lost. This is a kinescope of a 1950 episode, Complete with original Maxwell House Coffee commercials.
Topics: Mama, Classic TV, 50's TV, Drama, Sitcom, Kinescope, Maxwell House Coffee, Old Time Television,...

Prelinger Archives
May 10, 2014
movies
eye 32,124
favorite 88
comment 6

Gives students a basis for thinking clearly about real love and shows that mere conviction of love is not enough to insure lasting happiness. A drama.
Topics: Social guidance, Psychology, Marriage

Community Texts
texts
eye 32,074
favorite 4
comment 1

Mera Jivan Tatha Dhyeya by Swami Vivekananda [Hindi]
Topics: Hinduism, Hindu, Vedanta, Advaita, Swami Vivekananda, Hindi, Indian_Philosophy_Collection

Film Noir
Jul 23, 2014
movies
eye 31,528
favorite 32
comment 10

After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre

Prelinger Archives
Sep 12, 2005
movies
eye 31,295
favorite 31
comment 3

Operations of the Rock Island Lines. Includes shots of high-speed "Rocket" freight trains; the operation of classification yards; and scenes of agricultural and industrial areas served by the railroad. Writer and Director: John A. McGee.
Topics: Transportation: Railroad, U.S.: Midwest, Occupations: Railroad

Feature Films
Nov 2, 2007
movies
eye 30,586
favorite 7
comment 1

From: IMDb : France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. Much cut from the play, but dialogue not rewritten.
Topic: Drama

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