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Educational Films

This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners; religiou...



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1900 Clarke School for the Deaf
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Produced by the Clarke School for the Deaf
Topics: Deaf children, Hearing impaired children, Deaf, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Educational Films
1909 Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948; Kirkwood, James; Miller, Christie, 3n; Arvidson, Linda; Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. Pit; Blackhawk Films
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Linda Arvidson, James Kirkwood, Christie Miller
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Topics: Short films, Motion pictures
Educational Films
1910 Cohl, Emile, 1857-1938; Cine Service
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Automatic Moving Company: Emile Cole Set in Greektown, one of Baltimore's ethnic neighborhoods, this cinema verite documentary focuses on four young immigrant women of the Greek community. Shows them living and growing up in a modern urban society with values and customs that differ from and often contradict those of their rural Greek heritage.
Topics: Animated films, Silent films, Short films
Educational Films
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Silent short
Topics: McCay, Winsor, Cartoonists
Educational Films
1914 Edison Company
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From Journal of the Outdoor Life By National Tuberculosis Association February 1914: The plot of this year's picture, "The Temple of Moloch," is laid in a small village, the chief industries of which are some potteries, owned by Harrison Pratt. He also owns a group of dilapidated tenements, in which most of his employees live. Dr. Jordan, health officer of the village, is struck with the prevalence of tuberculosis, and on investigation finds that the unsanitary working conditions in...
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Educational Films
1921 William L Finley, Irene Finley
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Educational Films
1922 Ford Motor Company
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Educational Films
1922 Rich, Irene, 1891-1988, cast; Rogers, Will, 1879-1935, production, cast; Williams, Big Boy, 1900-1962, cast
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The Ropin' Fool Summary Features Will Rogers as Ropes Reilly, a cowhand who gets fired because he likes roping more than eating and even ropes in his sleep.
Topics: Rogers, Will,, Comedy films., Short Films.
Educational Films
1922 Smith, Albert E; Semon, Larry, 1889-1928; British Film Institute; National Film Archive (Great Britain); Kodascope Libraries; Vitagraph Company of America
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The Sawmill Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Associates the journey of Ulysses as told in the Odyssey with geographic locations which can be identified today, showing views of the Land of the Lotus Eaters, the Sirens' Rocks, the Cave of Cyclops, Scylla, Charybdis, and the islands of Circe and Calypso.
Topics: Silent films, Comedy films
Educational Films
1922 Buster Keaton
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Buster's girl won't marry him until he's successful in business. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
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Topic: Comedy films
Educational Films
1922 Ford Motor Company
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Educational Films
1923 Charles Urban
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Bare Facts Concerning Bears Close-range studies of conspicuous types of bears at the National Zoological Park at Washington and the Philadelphia Zoological Society. Search Educational Film Journals here for more info.
Topic: Urban Popular Classics Series
Educational Films
1924 Time-Life Films
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"A Pathé picture."
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Comedy films
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
1925
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The Eagle is a 1925 American silent film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and Louise Dresser. A loose adaptation on the novel Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin,[2] the film is about a lieutenant in the Russian army who catches the eye of Czarina Catherine II. After he rejects her advances and flees, she puts out a warrant for his arrest, dead or alive. When he learns that his father has been persecuted and killed, he dons a black mask and becomes an outlaw....
Topics: Valentino, silent film
Educational Films
1925 Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948; Macmillan Films
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Directors, Sergei M. Eisenstein, G.G. Alexandrov; photographer, Edward Tissé
Topic: Motion pictures
Educational Films
1925 Bray Studios
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Educational Films
1925 Lloyd, Harold, 1893-1971; Harold Lloyd Corporation
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CLICK HERE to view part 1 (link). A comedy about the misadventures of a country boy who goes to college and, after many tribulations, saves the day when he makes the winning touchdown at the big football game.
Topics: Lloyd, Harold, 1893-1971, Series: The Freshman, Silent films, Comedy films
Educational Films
1927 Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966; Schenck, Joseph M., 1877-1961
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The General Follows the lives of workers, many of them women, in the garment and electronics industries in special export processing zones in Mexico and the Philippines. Explains how, in order to cut manufacturing costs, American corporations have hired workers outside the United States. Notes that working conditions in offshore plants are in general considerably more hazardousin comparable factories in the United States.
Topics: Silent films, Comedy films
Educational Films
1928 Eastman Teaching Films
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Educational Films
1929 Enright, Ray, 1896-1965, direction
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Kid Gloues Kwashiorkor is a protein deficiency disease, primarily affecting children and characterized by depigmentation, edema, and cracking, peeling skin. Scarcity of proteins and a lack of knowledge about them are contributing factors to the disease. This film covers food patterns, preparation, and serving habits in Uganda as well as the work of medical teams with natives tokwashiorkor.
Topics: Marriage, Smuggling, Socialites, Prohibition
Educational Films
1929 Metzner, Ernö, 1892-1954, direction; Gotho, Heinrich, cast
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Silent short Release title in U.S.: Accident; original release title in Germany was Polizeibericht--Überfall, according to Magliozzi Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
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Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Prelinger Archives
1929 Western Electric Company, Inc.
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Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
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Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation, Silent films, Dubbing of motion pictures
Educational Films
1930 Eastman Teaching Films
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Also known as "Seashore Animals". Shows an anemone and its relative the sea feather, feather dusters (marine tube worms), and sea urchins. Close-ups of starfish show how their tube feet assist them in feeding. Reveals the tentacles of the anemone in action.
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Topics: educational films, ephemeral films, marina animals
A/V Geeks
1930 Gebrüder Diehl Film
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A puppet animation adaptation of the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about the wicked fairy and the princess who slept for one hundred years. Silent. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topic: fairy tale
Educational Films
1930 Celebrity Production Incorporated
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Fiddlesticks  was the first film in the Flip the Frog series. It was ground-breaking as the first complete sound cartoon to be photographed in two-strip Technicolor, and was also Ub Iwerks's first cartoon since he departed from Walt Disney's studio.The sound system was Powers Cinephone, the same system used for Disney's Steamboat Willie (1928). The film was simultaneously released with King of Jazz , a musical revue, and was released with a cartoon depicting how Paul Whiteman, the music...
Topics: animation, flip the frog, iwerks, ub
Educational Films
1930 Eastman Teaching Films
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Topics: Animal Behavior., Animal Homes And Habitats., Zoos and Zoo Life., Primary Films.
Educational Films
1930 Eastman Teaching Films
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Close-ups of a pond's surface reveal striders skimming along the surface, a water bug seizing and eating a minnow, and a scorpion coming up to the water's surface for air. Shows dragon and damsel flies in detail." Also known as "Some Water Insects 
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Topic: Aquatic insects.
Educational Films
1932 Eastman Teaching Films
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The life and history of the green frog showing the hatching of the eggs, and the growth of the tadpoles. This is followed by the life history and structure of the toad. The last part of the film deals with the salamander.
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Topic: Amphibians.
Educational Films
1933 Fields, W. C. (William Claude), 1880-1946; Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960
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Director, Arthur Ripley; original story and screenplay, W.C. Fields
Topic: Comedy films
Educational Films
1933 Visual Educationals
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This film seems to have two films blended into one it seems. On one side, it saying how to protect wildflowers, and on the other, is listing off wildflowers you can pick and have in your home! Rather strange, may have been done as an early attempt at film collage humor, but it could have been done yesterday.
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Topics: Educational Film, Ephemeral Film, Visual Education
Educational Films
1933 Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker
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Night on Bald Mountain Uses shadow and pin - board animation to create the mood of the music of 'NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN,' by Moussorgsky. Produced by Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker.
Topics: Animated films, Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker, Moussorgsky, Experimental films, Independent...
Educational Films
1933 Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934; Macmillan Films
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Originally released under the title Zero de conduite
Topic: Boarding schools
Educational Films
1934 Van Beuren Studio
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One of two cartoons produced by the Van Beuren Studios based on the Amos 'n' Andy radio series (1928–1960). (This film is frequently listed as "The Rasslin' Match" but "Rassling Match" is what appears on the title card of this print.) In this film, George "Kingfish" Stevens once again lures the two title characters into a get-rich-quick scheme: In this instance, for Andy to wrestle Bullneck Mooseface for the Championship of the World. Amos 'n' Andy was an...
Topics: animation, animated cartoon, blackface, amos 'n' andy, amos & andy, amos and andy, van beuren...
Educational Films
1934 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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Produced with the cooperation of the Yale Clinic of Child Development
Topic: Infants
Educational Films
1934 Fleming, Victor, 1889-1949; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; MGM/UA Entertainment Co
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Treasure Island Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryStevenso./ia metadataale of a small boy's adventures amid a band of treasure - seeking pirates, in which Magoo plays the rascally long John Silver. Presents a film record and analysis of the triumphs of the Axis powers during the first phase of World War II. Shows how Nazi Germany and Japan conceived and carried out their plans for world conquest and explains how Allied indecision and...
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Topics: English Literature., Children's Stories.
Educational Films
1934 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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Produced with the cooperation of Yale Clinic of Child Development
Topic: Infants
Educational Films
1935 Munro, Neil Gordon, 1863-1942; University of California (System). Extension Media Center
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Producer, Takeshi Kashiwagi; director, Kyosuke Kindaichi
Topics: Ainu, Bears
Educational Films
1935 Conway, Jack, 1887-1952, direction; Lipscomb, W. P. (William Percy), 1887-1958, writing; Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973, writing; Colman, Ronald, 1891-1958, cast; Allan, Elizabeth, 1908- cast; Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Tale of two cities; LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Copyright: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Corp.; 16Dec35; LP6057
Educational Films
1935
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Tolstoy's brilliant tale of Czarist Russia about the plight of a woman caught in an archaic social situation make this a compelling love story with Greta Garbo, Fredric March, and Basil Rathbone
Topics: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910, Anna Karenina (Motion picture), Literature
Educational Films
1936 Tracy, Spencer, 1900-1967; Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Starring Spencer Tracy An excerpt from Fritz Lang's 1936 feature film. Agitators inflame a mob into burning down the town jail when the sheriff refuses to surrender a prisoner suspected of kidnapping a child Summary Shows how circumstantial evidence involves an innocent man in a kidnapping charge. Tells how the temper of the townspeople becomes inflamed before .roper investigation can be made, a mob forms and because the sheriff and deputies are unable to hold th./iob at bay, the jail is...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Lynching, Kidnapping
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
1936 Universal Education and Visual Arts
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Intended audience: Junior high school through adult
Topics: Great Britain., Europe- History, 476-1492.
A/V Geeks
1936 Erpi Picture Consultants (later name Encyclopaedia Britannica Films)
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Portrays the earth as an astronomical body and discusses its relation to the sun and its motion. Presents evidence of the earth's sphericity, its axis rotation, its revolution about the sun, and inclination of its axis. Permits simulated observation of the earth from the stratosphere, of earth and stars in motion, and of the earth's orbit movement, explaining the causes of night and day and of seasons. For high  school, college, and adult groups
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Topic: Earth (Planet)
Educational Films
1936 MacRae, Henry; Stafani, Frederick; National Film and Video
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Flash, Zarkov and Dale travel through space to the planet Mongo to prevent Ming the Merciless from destroying the Earth. Flash enlists the aid of King Thun and his Lion Men, and fights the dragon-like "Gocko." Prince Barin of the Forest People and King Vultan of the Hawk Men join Flash fighting Ming.
Educational Films
1937
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1937 Erpi Picture Consultants (later name Encyclopaedia Britannica Films)
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Through animated drawings and photography explains the hypothesis that electricity consists of unit elementary charges. Demonstrates the conduction of electricity through solutions, gases, and vacuum: Faraday's laws; movement of charges in vacuum tubes: operation of photoelectric cells: and reproduction of sound on film. For high school and college groups. A survey of U.S. history from 1800 to 1817. Highlights the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson, the Barbary War, the Louisiana Purchase, the...
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Topics: chemistry, physics
Educational Films
1937 Walt Disney Productions
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An animated visualization of original music by Leigh Harline. The animal population of an old mill passes through a stormy night
Topics: Animated films, Films without narration
Educational Films
1938 Strand Film Company; Audio Film Center
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Monkey Into Man Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryAttempts to prove the hypothesis that monkeys' likeness to man is more than skin - deep. Compares their hands, their living habits and their ./ia metao solve problems. Explains how monkeys have a definite social order in which the adult male is the head of the family, the basic unit of society. Pictures baboon colonies, anthropoids, gibbons, the orangutan, the chimpanzee, the ape and the...
Topics: Animal intelligence, Apes
Educational Films
1938 Motion Picture Service Corporation
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: The National Tuberculosis Association. PRODUCTION: Motion Picture Service Corporation. CAMERA: William Miller. EDITOR: SOUND: Nelson Minnerly. DRAMATIC ASSISTANTS: S.E. Walker, Edward Lawson. CAST: Rex Ingram, Peggy Howard, Merritt Smith, Erostine Coles, Christine Johnson. Jackson Burnside. NARA ARC Identifier: 98575 Aimed at African Americans and shot at Tuskegee University, this film...
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Educational Films
1938 Maier, Norman R. F. (Norman Raymond Frederick), 1900-1977; Glaser, Nathan M; Pennsylvania State College. Psychological Cinema Register
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Live
Topics: Psychophysiology, Psychology, Pathological, Behavior, Animal, Neurotic Disorders, Rats
Educational Films
1938 ERPI
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Portrays the life and work of a wheat farmer and his family in the Midwest. Shows how they plant and harvest the winter wheat and how they attend to other farming tasks, such as milking and cooking. Pictures the 4H Club activities of the children.
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Topic: Agriculture: Crops.
Educational Films
1939 Edgar Ulmer
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. CAMERA: J. Burgi Contner. EDITOR: Marc Asch. SOUND: Dean Cole. NARA ARC Identifier: 98567 Produced in both English and Spanish, the film focuses on the Lopez family, now motherless because of tuberculosis. When Consuelo, the daughter of the family, begins to manifest symptoms, she prays fervently, though a “wise padre,” as the credits would have...
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Educational Films
1939 Edgar Ulmer
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. CAMERA: J. Burgi Contner. EDITOR: Marc Asch. SOUND: Dean Cole. NARA ARC Identifier: 98567 Produced in both English and Spanish, the film focuses on the Lopez family, now motherless because of tuberculosis. When Consuelo, the daughter of the family, begins to manifest symptoms, she prays fervently, though a “wise padre,” as the credits would have...
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Educational Films
1939 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Loew's Incorporated; Films Incorporated
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Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley
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Topics: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain, Mark)
Educational Films
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Topics: The World at War 2 -- Distant War, September 1939 - May 1940, Series: The World at War (1973)
Educational Films
1939
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Educational Films
1939 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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Elementary social studies series
Topics: Children, Manners and customs
Educational Films
1939
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Pygmies
Educational Films
1939
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Sons of Liberty Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Introduces various microphones and sound mixers and demonstrates the importance of sound perspective. Explains some of the difficulties encountered in achieving good sound quality in a television studio. A series of demonstrations show how sound can be used to achieve effects which would be expensive to attempt visually.
Educational Films
1939
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Other version issued: Afrikans, Portuguese, Spanish
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Topic: Pottery
Educational Films
1940 New York University. Educational Film Institute
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A documentary study of workers displaced by automatic machinery in a typical American steel town in the 1920's and 1930's. Follows the development of the town and depicts the life of its people as being bound up in the fortunes of the mill. Points out that with the introduction of labor-saving devices the men were no longer needed in the mill, and shows how war made such a demand on manpower that there was a scarcity of men adequately trained for the jobs. Suggests the need for the constant...
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Topics: Automation, United States., Steel industry and trade, Iron and steel workers, Moving-pictures,...
Educational Films
1940 International Educational Pictures
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The story of the motion picture, showing how it gradually evolved from the inventions of numerous great men
Topic: Motion pictures
Educational Films
1940 DeFernes Studios
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: The National Tuberculosis Association PRODUCTION: DeFernes Studios. CAMERA: Joseph Noble. ANIMATION: H.L. Roberts SETTINGS: Stanley Levick. EDITOR: Hans Mandl. CAST: James Kirkwood. NARA ARC Identifier: 98577 Geared towards very young children and featuring the brilliant animation of H.L. Roberts, the film takes place one dreary, rainy evening at home. John and Mary, desperate for...
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Topic: Short Films.
Educational Films
1940 Motion Picture Service Corporation
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer, Ph.D. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. PRODUCTION: Motion Picture Service Corporation. CAMERA: William Miller. PRODUCTION. SUPERVISER: J. Burgi Contner. CAST: Dr. Kendall Emerson, Managing Director of the NTA. NARA ARC Identifier: 98578 Aimed at the medical establishment, the film moves dryly and methodically through the stages of diagnosis and analysis of tuberculosis. The film is...
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Educational Films
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The World at War 3 -- France Falls, May - June 1940 Summary Documents the fall of France to Germany in May and June of 1940 as a result of the speed, daring and logic of Hitler's armor and air power. States that the Maginot Line proved useless and the British./ia metadata theworldatwar3frael.
Topics: The World at War 3 -- France Falls, May - June 1940, Series: The World at War (1973), World War II...
Educational Films
1940 John Ferno, Julian Roffman
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Stark, realistic documentary showing poorly educated "mountain peoples" living in poverty and stricken with disease. Their solace comes in strong family bonds and the prospect of improved educational opportunities. (Prelinger, Rick. "The Field Guide to Sponsored Films." San Francisco: NFPF, 2006) Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film. Summary Doc./ents the gap between the everyday needs of a particular southern rural community...
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Topics: Sponsored Film, Appalachian, Poverty, Community life, Educational attitude and adjustment, Clinical...
Educational Films
1940 Donahue (Harry D.)
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Combines airplane trips and fashion. Heavy on the fashion. • 42:93- 1:04:38 Still shot of a shiny silver airplane floating in the sky above the clouds—the problem are the titles over it, but it ends with no titles. • 1:45:29- 2:00:02 Good shot of the underbelly of a plane as it comes towards us. Cut to a view of the shiny, silver plane at eye-level. worth noting: There are some interesting shots of cocktail hour at an Arizona resort. They sit outside surrounded by the Arizona desert....
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Educational Films
1940 DeFrenes Studios
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. PRODUCTION: DeFrenes Studios. CAMERA: Joseph Noble. EDITOR: Hans Mandl. NARRATOR: Alois Havrilla. CAST: Wilma Caspar, Edward Mulhern. NARA ARC Identifier: 98572 Aimed at spreading the word to young, working or college age white Americans, the film takes place in “EVERY TOWN USA” (which actually turns out to be Philadelphia, where the film was...
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Educational Films
1940 United States. Bureau of Mines
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Manufactured Abrasives Explores the country of Spain, viewing scenes of flamenco dancers, bullfights, and the feast of St. Joseph. Contrasts farm peasants with "land reform" farmers, and describes the beginnings of a middle class. Dated, but of historical interest.
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Topics: Abrasives industry, Silicon carbide, Abrasives industry, Silicon carbide
Educational Films
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A study of what the war meant to the civilian population of Germany. "If you are all under the same bombs it didn't really matter whether your neighbor was a Nazi or what they were, you went in to save their children," says a survivor
Topics: World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, National socialism
Educational Films
1941 Film Productions of Indianapolis
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Shows how V-blocks, screws, tapered pins, buttons, cams, wedges, clamps, and jigs are used to hold work securely and locate its position accurately. From the Machine Shop Work series
Topic: Jigs and fixtures
Educational Films
1941 Columbia University; International Film Bureau
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Illustrates the chief phenomena and techniques of research in visual perception. Covers phi phenomenon, optical illusions, color constancy, eye movements in reading, and perception span, ending with an actual experiment in digit span
Topic: Vision
Educational Films
1941 United States. Office of Education; Loucks and Norling Studios; National Audiovisual Center
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Micrometer Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryExplains the care, use and maintenance of micrometers. Describes the white settlers' hard-fought and costly victory over the Plains Indians in the push westward, picturing familiar battles such as the Little Big Horn, the Sand Creek massacre and the Fetterman massacre. Points out the great amount of agricultural, military, and political knowledge that Americans gained from their contact with...
Topic: Micrometers (Instruments)
Educational Films
1941 Lamont-Clemens, Inc.
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Promotes Bur-Mil Rayon Fabrics (at great length). Betty Furness who runs a fashion show Storyline: (1912) Two little girls fantasize about their clothes and husbands. Wedding takes place. Girl is born. Headline: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE WINS. Wife sews a dress for a dance. She starts crying: "I guess the style is alright, but the material it's so thin, dull, lifeless." Bob offers to buy her one of those imported Paris numbers. Wife longs for "fabrics of the future," as seen in...
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Educational Films
1941
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Topics: Short Stories., Motion pictures, Cartoons.
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Recounts the way in which the Japanese at home were persuaded to support the war, which came as a complete surprise to them. A Japanese woman says, "Stories of victories, war songs, and marches over the radio all day long made us quite excited. It was almost like a festival." Clearly outlines the type of training which produced the Japanese soldier
Topics: World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945