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by California Packing Corporation, Industrial and Public Relations Department
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History of a company involved in the California canning industry, with excellent footage of agribusiness and cannery operations dating back to the turn of the century. Incorporates the 1933 film "Out of the Spirit of '49," produced for the same sponsor. Director: Dave Butler. Writer: Phil Smith.
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Topics: Agriculture: Food industry: Canning, Occupations: Cannery workers, California: History and culture
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by Knickerbocker Productions
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Shows the differences in the life experience of three male babies from three different social classes. One young man succeeds his father as president of the family manufacturing company. Another, a middle-class white-collar worker at the same company, leaves the town of his birth and moves to New York City where he becomes a respected advertising art director, thus rising in social status. A third, born into the working class, trains as a mechanic and holds an influential job at a service...
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Topics: Sociology, Class, 1950s
Animation Shorts
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Little Lulu: Bored of Education is a classic cartoon featuring Little Lulu and her classmate Tubby as they experience a series of events out of a history book. Produced in 1946, now in the Public Domain.
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Topics: Little Lulu, animation, 1940s
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0723 PA9000 Price of Liberty, The
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Produced for American audiences. Describes how Israel is a democracy just like the United States.
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Resting Bell
by brunk
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brunk is the solo-project of Bert Vanden Berghe, homerecording musician, born in 1977 and now living in Ghent, Belgium. Bert started with brunk in 1998; he just wanted to record and experiment with music in a free way, without stylistic restrictions or a predefined direction. Other brunk-releases are available from WM Recordings and Dog Eared Records. The "winter ep" contains 4 tracks with a complete duration of 21 minutes, recorded in February 2008. All 4 pieces are slow,...
Topics: brunk, instrumental, ambient, guitar
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Follows the evolution of the flag of the United States from the colonial flags to the stars and stripes of today. Shows by animation the development of the western territories into the present states and how this development effected changes in the flag. Narrator: Douglas Hamilton.
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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Reviews the history of immigration to the United States up to the restrictive law passed in 1924. A dramatized scene in a European steamship office is used to show the economic, political and religious motives for immigration. Contains scenes of Ellis Island and New York City in the early 20th century.
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Topics: Immigration, Diversity, U.S. History: 1900-1927
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by Wolff (Raphael G.) Studios, Inc.
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This opulently produced film defines freedom as the abundance of electric power, and reviews U.S. history from an electrocentric viewpoint. With animation.
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Topics: Electricity, Patriotism, Animation: Advertising
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by Byron Roudabush
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Produced and Directed: Byron Roudabush. Photography: John Bessor; Editor: George Merriken; Script: Oeveste Granducci; Voice of George Washington: Raine Bennett
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Cinemocracy
by Frank Capra
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"War Comes to America," Chapter VII of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, begins by celebrating the American values of liberty and freedom that are threatened by the aggressive forces of Germany and Japan. The early years of the war are seen from the perspective of the United States, with particular focus on the reluctance of the American people to get involved in a European or Asian conflict. As the German army rolls across Europe, Nazi organizations spring up across the...
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by Warner Pathé News
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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
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Topic: Newsreels
FedFlix
by General Services Administration
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U.S. General Services Administration Historic Building Film Series 100 Years of Grandeur: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, New York, NY The 1907 Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York, New York, is one of the more than 200 legacy properties under GSA’s stewardship. The film is part of GSA’s efforts to support the Executive Order 13287, "Preserve America", which encourages Americans to explore and enjoy our nation’s heritage. It was produced for the Center for...
Topic: gsa.gov
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by Knickerbocker Productions
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How patterns of family living have changed from the 1880s to the 1950s, shown in dramatized sequences.
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Topics: Sociology, Families, Gender roles
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by Educational Film Service
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Points out that democratic techniques are more effective in teaching good citizenship than laissez-faire and authoritarian methods.
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Topics: Citizenship, Society: Education
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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A Greyhound bus transports us through the landscape of American mythology. Directed by Harold Schuster. Director of Photography: Jerry Fairbanks. Screenplay: Charles L. Tedford, Leo S. Rosencrans. Film Editor: Milton Kleinberg. Art Director: Theobold Holsopple. Production Supervisor: John McKennon. Musical Supervision: Edward Paul. Assistant Director: Robert Scrivner. With Marshall Thompson (Mysterious Stranger); Tommy Kirk (Jimmy Rollins); Morris Ankrum (Fred Schroder); Angie Dickinson (Mary);...
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Topics: Patriotism, Transportation: Bus, Travelogues
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by RKO-Pathe, Inc.
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Dramatization of the invention of the telephone.
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Topic: Communication: Telephone
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by U.S. Army, Signal Corps
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Government-produced historical record of major World War I battles.
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Topic: World War I
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by Charles H. Tarbox
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The Living Past, produced by Charles H. Tarbox, written and edited by Monroe Manning. 0634 PA8733 Living Past (Part 3)
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Topics: Newsreels, Theodore Roosevelt, Military: U.S. Navy
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by Don Robert Catlin
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An interesting salute to the Statue Of Liberty, and America in general.
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Topics: Statue Of Liberty, America: Landmarks
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by Craven Film Corporation
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Great moments in aviation history as told through postage stamps.
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Topics: Communication: Postal: Stamps, Aviation: History, Hobbies
Feature Films
by Ben Costanten, Albert C. Gannaway, C.J. Ver Halen Jr.
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Daniel Boone leads settlers into Kentucky, but must battle Shawnee Indians who have been persuaded by a French renegade that Boone and the settlers are there to kill them and steal their land.
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Topics: Adventure, Biography, Western
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by Audio Productions Inc.
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Tribute to the strengths of the American system of free enterprise, funded by a large manufacturers' association. Young Jerry, who stops to observe a rowdy labor action at a local factory, is almost drawn into a brawl but for a policeman who takes him into "protective custody" and drives him home. There, Gramp explains how every man, woman and child in town has a stake in the factory's success, and convinces Jerry that modern capitalism isn't all bad.
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Topics: Free enterprise, Economics
Feature Films
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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This classic example of "capitalist realism" depicts a day in the life of Chevrolet workers in the U.S., while attempting to convince them that their own fortunes were inextricably linked to the fortunes of General Motors.
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Topics: Labor: 1930s, Consumerism, Automobiles: Manufacturing
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by Pathe News
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Theatrical short subject, newsreel-style, promoting the benefits of the National Housing Act for homebuilders, remodelers and would-be homeowners.
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Topic: New Deal: Housing
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Arthur and Kate Tode ("Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)")
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Edited travelogue with narrative titles Circumnavigating the Earth All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topic: India, Circumnavigation
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by Fox News / Kinograms
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Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh takes off from New York on his solo transatlantic flight between America and Europe and arrives in Paris; newsreels conclude with his return to the U.S.
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Topics: Aviation: History, Lindbergh, Charles Augustus
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Reviews America's march to higher standards of living, greater income for her people and more leisure to enjoy the good things of life. Narrated by Lowell Thomas.
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Feature Films
by D.W. Griffith
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A biography of the beloved United States president by D. W. Griffith. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Topic: pdmovies
Universal Newsreels
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King Alexander and Louis Barthou, Shot Down in Streets of Marseilles by Revolutionists. Furious Spectators Batter Killer to Death As His Victims Die. Alexander Murdered - "Universal Newsreel brings you the First Actual motion pictures of the murder of King Alexander of Jugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Barthou" scenes of the King arriving on cruiser at Marseilles, ride through town, shots, mob beats the assassin, a Croatian.
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Feature Films
by Alexander Korda, Ludovico Toeplitz
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Also Known As: Catherine the Great Vienna-born Elisabeth Bergner, in her first English-language film, is radiant as the obscure German princess who would become the most powerful woman in Russian history. Hers is an excellent performance in a difficult role, where it would have been easy to be upstaged by the other, flashier, characters. As Grand Duke Peter - later Czar Peter III - Douglas Fairbanks Jr. behaves like a homicidal Hamlet, all moodiness & flares of deadly temper. He makes an...
Topics: Biography, Drama, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Resettlement Administration
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Classic documentary history of the exploitation of the resources of the Mississippi River Valley and the work being done to rehabilitate and reclaim the area. Director and writer: Pare Lorentz. Narrator: Thomas Chalmers. Photography: Willard Van Dyke, Stacey Woodard and Floyd Crosby. Editor: Leo Zochling. Music: Virgil Thomson.
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Topics: New Deal: Conservation, Rivers: Mississippi, Infrastructure
Stock Footage
by Unknown
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This clip is an extract from the amateur film "European Trip". Some young Americans visit Europe, probably in 1936, and pass Algiers on their way to Italy. Their impressions of Algiers are described in the title cards: - Algiers, city of contrasts! The modern French section. - We saw some strange sights in the old Arabic quarters. Extract by Eva Vikström, August 2007. Source: http://www.archive.org/details/EuropeanTrip
Topics: stock footage, Algiers, tourism, 1930s
Silent Films
by D.W. Griffith
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Director D.W. Griffith's expensive, most ambitious silent film masterpiece Intolerance (1916) is one of the milestones and landmarks in cinematic history. Many reviewers and film historians consider it the greatest film of the silent era. The mammoth film was also subtitled: "A Sun-Play of the Ages" and "Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages." Griffith was inspired to make this film after watching the revolutionary Italian silent film epic Cabiria (1914) by director Giovanni...
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Topics: Silent, Drama, History, D.W. Griffith
Short Format Films
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A relatively sensitive story of a broken treaty between Native American tribes and the US by encroaching railroad men. The film was restored by the Library of Congress, copied at 18fps from a 35mm print. For more information see the film's IMDB.com entry .
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Topics: western, native american
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by U.S. Army, Signal Corps
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Government-produced historical record of major World War I battles.
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Topic: World War I
The Video Cellar Collection
by Winsor McCay
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The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production. The film is stylized as a documentary, informing viewers on details from the actual...
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Topics: Lusitantia, Winsor McCay, Animation, History, World War I, Propaganda
Feature Films
by Alexander Korda, Ludovico Toeplitz
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The film follows the private life of the infamous 16th century British monarch, King Henry the VIII, and his misadventures in his various marriages. Henry the VIII is wonderfully portrayed by the highly talented and entertaining Charles Laughton, a masterful one-of-a-kind character actor who managed to land many plum roles despite looking like a bloated fish. Laughton portrays the King as a rollicking, impetuous, boozing lover of women. A man equal parts charming, childish and dangerous. The...
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Topics: Biography, Drama, History, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Merle Oberon
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Feature Films
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The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the predjudices against the family. IMDb
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Topics: Biography, Drama, History, War
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by National Archives and Records Administration
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National Archives and Records Administration The Plow That Broke the Plains Department of Agriculture. Farm Security Administration. Information Division. (ca. 1937 - ca. 1942) ARC Identifier 13595 / Local Identifier 96.2. The film presents the social and economic history of the Great Plains -- from the time of the settlement of the prairies, through the World War I boom, to the years of depression and drought. The first part of the film shows cattle as they grazed on grasslands, and...
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Topics: archives.gov, public.resource.org
Educational Films
by Bray Studios
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by 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
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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Here, the legendary president of EB Films discusses the 'unique contribution' of educational film to curriculum and learning. The film is geared toward instructors, and provides examples of mediated instructional techniques from filmmakers such as Roman Vishniac and John Barnes.
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Topics: mediated instruction, education, history of education
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Irving Rusinow
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This important film focuses on the experimental project most responsible for taking millions of public dollars away from textbook producers, and delivering it into the hands of educational film companies. The result? The blossoming of the academic film movement in the U.S., a filmmaking renaissance that changed the way curriculum was discussed and taught in North America. Here we visit the classroom that toppled the textbook companies, at Mercer Elementary School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Our...
Topics: education, history of education, mediated instruction