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1. Crusade in Europe (1949– )

30 min | Documentary, News, War

7.1
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Based on the title of General Eisenhower's book, combat film from from World War II. This was the first documentary series produced for television.

Stars: Maurice Joyce, Westbrook Van Voorhis, Hugh James, Dwight D. Eisenhower

Votes: 24

2. Kaleidoscope (1935)

4 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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Animation of colorful kaleidoscopic shapes set to jazzy music.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 106

3. Musical Poster Number One (1940)

3 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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Director: Len Lye

Votes: 11

4. The Birth of the Robot (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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From a surreal paradise a shower of oil revives the thirsty cars and creatures.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 128

5. Color Cry (1952)

3 min | Short, Animation

6.9
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Director: Len Lye

Votes: 102

6. N or NW (1938)

8 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

6.9
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Correspondence between young lovers nearly ends in disaster through a mistake in postal district. Fortunately the GPO spots the error and all ends will, but with the moral that ... See full summary »

Director: Len Lye | Stars: Evelyn Corbett, Dwight Godwin

Votes: 86

7. Swinging the Lambeth Walk (1940)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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A film made without a camera by painting directly onto the celluloid.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 163

8. Colour Flight (1939)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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Using the Gasparcolor film system, abstract shapes and patterns are painted directly on the film strip itself to create an animation set to upbeat music.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 111

9. Strange Clouds (2013)

11 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Three boys and one lazy afternoon on the edge of the apocalypse.

Director: Timothy John Sharp | Stars: Jacob Brown, William Mattock, Scott Morgan, Nina Deasley

Votes: 16

10. Particles in Space (1966)

4 min | Short

6.8
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Director: Len Lye

Votes: 107

11. Rainbow Dance (1936)

4 min | Short, Musical, Animation

6.6
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The film was made by colorful printing of footage combined with drawing directly on film. The bouncy music drives home the message heard at the end of the film, promoting the GPO (General ... See full summary »

Director: Len Lye | Star: Rupert Doone

Votes: 515

12. Tusalava (1929)

9 min | Short, Animation

6.6
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With the screen split asymmetrically, one part in positive, the other negative, the film documents the evolution of simple celled organic forms into chains of cells then more complex images... See full summary »

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 186

13. Tal Farlow (1958)

2 min | Short

6.6
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Director: Len Lye

Votes: 56

14. Trade Tattoo (1937)

5 min | Short, Animation, Drama

6.4
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Abstract animation drawn directly on Technicolor film, some with underlying real life footage of unrelated subjects. Various colorful shapes and patterns move and interact, set to upbeat music.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 389

15. When the Pie Was Opened (1941)

8 min | Short, War

6.4
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A recipe for a wartime vegetable pie.

Director: Len Lye | Stars: Valerie Forrest, Hilda Masters

Votes: 26

16. Rhythm (1957)

1 min | Short

6.4
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An experimental short film commissioned by Chrysler for a commercial.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 206

17. Free Radicals (1958)

5 min | Animation, Short, Musical

6.3
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Display the graph that follows traditional African music's voice strains of sway, between music and graphics so mix and so gave the impression of beauty in the melting pot of musical art and graphics.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 736

18. A Colour Box (1935)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Animated shapes dance to Cuban music. This was one of the first animations to be painted directly onto the film.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 602

19. Cameramen at War (1943)

15 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.3
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This short showcases the work of the cameramen who filmed the battles of WWI and early WWII. We also get to see the faces of many of the men who took the pictures. This includes director '... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Glendenning, Harold Alexander, Teddy Ashwood, Edward Candy

Votes: 50

20. Kill or Be Killed (1942)

Documentary, Short, War

6.3
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Director: Len Lye | Star: Marius Goring

Votes: 10

21. Schichlegruber - Doing the Lambeth Walk (1941)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Director: Charles Ridley | Star: Adolf Hitler

Votes: 56

22. Experimental Animation 1933 (1933)

3 min | Animation, Short

5.7
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Director: Len Lye

Votes: 40

23. Bells of Atlantis (1952)

12 min | Short

5.5
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An experimental short in which underwater film and live-action above water film are combined.

Director: Ian Hugo | Star: Anaïs Nin

Votes: 156

24. Stardust (II) (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

4.5
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Carla de Hulvea is a rhumba dancer who makes news by posing as a South-American heiress. She is doing fine with her hoax until she meets American Peter Jackson, a high-pressure promoter who... See full summary »

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Ben Lyon, Lupe Velez, Wallace Ford, Jean Colin

Votes: 13

25. All Souls Carnival (1957)

17 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Len Lye

26. Life's Musical Minute (1953)

2 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Len Lye

27. Prime Time (1958)

2 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Len Lye

28. Full Fathom Five (1937)

9 min | Short

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Director: Len Lye | Star: John Gielgud

29. Newspaper Train (1942)

6 min | Short

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Director: Len Lye

30. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Africa: Our First Offensive (1949)

TV-PG | 20 min | Documentary, News, War

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The Troops of Operation Torch come from the U.S. and Britain. U.S. industry is shown going to full war production. Equipment is shown being loaded up for transport to North Africa, and the landings are made successfully.

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Maurice Joyce, Westbrook Van Voorhis

31. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: America's Unpreparedness (1949)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, News, War

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The draft law of 1940 is passed and American men are inducted into the Army. Large-scale maneuvers are held in 1941. Pearl Harbor is bombed and Franklin Roosevelt asks Congress for a declaration of war.

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Maurice Joyce

32. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: American Military Government (1949)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, News, War

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The post-war government of Germany is shown. The U.S. in Cologne puts things in order. The Potsdam Conference and Nuremberg War Crimes Trials are shown.

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Clement Attlee, Omar Bradley, Winston Churchill, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny

33. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Assault on Italy (1949)

TV-PG | 19 min | Documentary, News, War

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General Montgomery attacks Italy across the Strait of Messina. A landing is made at Salerno to coincide with Italy's surrender, after Italy's fleet surrenders at Malta. The Germans resist ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Harold Alexander, Kai-Shek Chiang, Winston Churchill, Mark W. Clark

34. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Beachhead and Breakthrough (1949)

TV-PG | 20 min | Documentary, News, War

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Eisenhower inspects the landing beaches and we see the "Mulberry" harbors put in place along the Normandy beaches. Airfields are built and supplies offloaded. V-1 rockets attack London. We ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Henry H. Arnold, Omar Bradley, J. Lawton Collins, Dwight D. Eisenhower

35. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Crossing the Rhine (1949)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, News, War

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The Allies cross the Rhine River into Germany in the early part of 1945. The Canadians cross in February, followed by the Americans and British, with the Americans taking Cologne and ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Omar Bradley, Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Hugh James

36. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: D-Day (1949)

TV-PG | 19 min | Documentary, News, War

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Paratroops are dropped into France in the early hours of June 6th. Forty-one hundred Allied ships bring the men and equipment across the Channel. Gliders bring more firepower to the ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Maurice Joyce, Bertram Ramsay, Westbrook Van Voorhis

37. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Liberation of Paris (1949)

TV-PG | 20 min | Documentary, News, War

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The German attack at Mortain is defeated with the help of Allied air power. The Allies cut off large German forces at the Falaise pocket. One hundred thousand Germans are captured. The ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Omar Bradley, Charles de Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Maurice Joyce

38. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Overrunning Germany (1949)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, News, War

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The Western Allies entrap a large part of the German Army in the Ruhr Pocket, and captures some 325,000 enemy soldiers. The Americans and Russians meet at Torgau on the Elbe River. The ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Omar Bradley, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Joseph Goebbels, Courtney Hodges

39. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Platform for Invasion (1949)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, News, War

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Americans arrive in Britain, try to get along with the British civilians, and are made ready physically and mentally to fight the Germans. The Eighth Air Force begins its bombing offensive,... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: François Darlan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Francisco Franco, Henri Giraud

40. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Prelude to War (1949)

Documentary, News, War

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The surrender at Reims ended the major phase of the European Theater of WWII. The film dissolves from the surrender to Hitler in his early years of power, follows the rise of Nazism through... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Édouard Daladier, Dwight D. Eisenhower

41. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Preparation for Invasion (1949)

Documentary, News, War

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Eisenhower works with the Allied Joint Chiefs of Staff to plan the invasion of France and beyond. The Ruhr is featured because of coal and industry. German defenses are shown, including ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Omar Bradley, Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Maurice Joyce

42. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Pursuit (1949)

TV-PG | 20 min | Documentary, News, War

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Operation Anvil-Dragoon lands in Southern France on August 15, 1944. The troops land against light resistance which gets stronger as they move north. The role of the Maquis is highlighted. ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Maurice Joyce, George S. Patton, Westbrook Van Voorhis

43. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Review (1949)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, News, War

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This final installment is review of the entire series. Highlights deal with the rise of Naziism, concluding with the burning of London; President Roosevelt's declaration of war and the ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Hugh James, Omar N. Bradley, Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower

44. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Rise and Fall of a Dictator (1949)

TV-PG | 20 min | Documentary, News, War

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On July 25th, 1943, Benito Mussolini is ousted from power. We then flashback to his rise to power, including the Fascist march on Rome in November, 1922. In 1936 Ethiopia is invaded. The ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Pietro Badoglio, Mark W. Clark, Francisco Franco, Adolf Hitler

45. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Rommel Routed (1949)

TV-PG | 20 min | Documentary, News, War

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Eisenhower describes how the Allies squeezed Rommel's forces in Tunisia. The Afrika Korps attacks to the Kasserine Pass but is pushed back thanks to Patton. Allied air power helps win the ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Harold Alexander, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Maurice Joyce, George C. Marshall

46. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Russia (1949)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, News, War

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Russian and American attitudes about fighting war are compared. The Germans surrender to Zhukov, and Eisenhower goes to Moscow. The Berlin Blockade is mentioned, and the UN founding conference is shown.

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Winston Churchill, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Anthony Eden, Dwight D. Eisenhower

47. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: Sicily: Operation Husky (1949)

TV-PG | 19 min | Documentary, News, War

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The decision is made at Casablanca to invade Sicily. Pantelleria is bombed and surrenders. The invasion convoys come after an airborne drop, and after a major storm. The landings are made ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Maurice Joyce, Bernard L. Montgomery

48. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: The Air War (1949)

Documentary, News, War

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This film recounts the air offensive against Nazi Germany after the RAF had successfully repulsed the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. The first low-level bombing raid in Europe, the ... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Hugh James, Anthony Eden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Arthur Harris

49. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: The Battle of Supply (1949)

Documentary, News, War

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The supply services strain to the utmost to supply the Allied advance. Equipment was offloaded at the "Mulberry" harbor as well as at Cherbourg. Black troops are featured as drivers for the... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Omar Bradley, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Maurice Joyce, Westbrook Van Voorhis

50. Crusade in Europe (1949– )
Episode: The Battle of the Bulge (1949)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, News, War

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The opening shows the American capture of Strasbourg from the Germans, followed by the leave facilities for American servicemen. Hitler is shown with General Jodl planning the Battle of the... See full summary »

Directors: George R. Black, Jack Glenn, Grey Lockwood, Len Lye, William C. Zubiller | Stars: Omar Bradley, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Adolf Hitler, Hugh James