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1.
Aloma of the South Seas (1926)
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Young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution. (90 mins.)
 
2.
Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)
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The year is 1755, and the English colonies are being ravaged by the atrocities of war. Opposing European... (103 mins.)
 
3.
Ama Girls (1958 Documentary)
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(29 mins.)
 
4.
Amphibious Fighters (1943 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Jack Eaton
Stars: Ted Husing
 
5.
Aquatic House Party (1950 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
Director: Ernest Corts
 
6.
Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got (1985 Documentary)
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Documentary cataloging the life and music of the band leader and clarinetist, Artie Shaw. (114 mins.)
Director: Brigitte Berman
 
7.
The Augustas (1930 Documentary)
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A short film documenting a list of all the cities and towns in the United States named Augusta. (18 mins.)
Director: Scott Nixon II
 
8.
Benjy (1951 Short Film)
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(31 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
9.
Bless Their Little Hearts (1983)
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A dramatic look into the life of a family in Watts. (80 mins.)
Director: Billy Woodberry
 
10.
Boys and Girls (1983 Short Film)
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A girl growing up on a fox farm in rural Canada must deal with the gender roles she is expected to conform to by her loving - yet unobservant parents. (22 mins.)
Director: Don McBrearty
 
11.
Brandy in the Wilderness (1969)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Stanton Kaye
 
12.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929)
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A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims. (86 mins.)
Director: Charles Brabin
 
13.
Busy Little Bears (1939 Short Film)
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Three bear cubs are observed exploring the forests of the Sierra Nevadas, encountering other wildlife, and invading the kitchen of a local ranch house. (10 mins.)
 
14.
Casals Conducts: 1964 (1964 Short Film)
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While at his workshop in Puerto Rico, Pablo Casals prepares to conduct a Bach suite for a concert performance. (20 mins.)
Director: Larry Sturhahn
Stars: Pau Casals
 
15.
Chagall (1963 Documentary)
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Chagall is a 1963 short documentary film directed by Lauro Venturi which focuses on the work of artist Marc Chagall. (25 mins.)
Director: Lauro Venturi
 
16.
Cicero March (1966 Documentary)
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Short film which documents the Chicago Civil Rights March. (9 mins.)
 
17.
City of Wax (1934 Documentary)
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Osacr-winning Live Action Short film about bees. (9 mins.)
 
18.
Cleopatra (1917)
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The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony. (125 mins.)
 
19.
Climbing the Matterhorn (1947 Documentary)
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Iring Allen was filming High Conquest when he shot this short film. Locale villagers rescue a couple trapped om the mountain. (21 mins.)
Director: Irving Allen
 
20.
Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940 (1940 Documentary)
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Field recordings of religious services in a South Carolina Gullah community. (42 mins.)
 
21.
The Confession (2010 Short Film)
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Quiet and sincere 9-year-old Sam is worried about making his first confession. His conscience is clear... (26 mins.)
Director: Tanel Toom
 
22.
Curfew (2012 Short Film)
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On the brink of demise, a self-destructive man who has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night. (19 mins.)
 
23.
Daddy (1923)
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(60 mins.)
Director: E. Mason Hopper
 
24.
The Daughter of Dawn (1920)
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This restored silent film features a love triangle involving a Kiowa chief's daughter and ensuing conflict between Kiowa and Comanche villages. (80 mins.)
Director: Norbert Myles
 
25.
Day of the Painter (1960 Short Film)
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An extremely funny film of abstract-expressionist painting. (15 mins.)
Director: Robert P. Davis
 
26.
Dear Diary (1996 Short Film)
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The film revolves around a New York magazine art director, married and the mother of two, who, having just turned 40, decides to record the events of her day in a journal. (22 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
 
27.
Design for Death (1947 Documentary)
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An Academy Award winner for best documentary, the film opens with a notice that..."Exhibition of confiscated... (48 mins.)
 
28.
The Dollar Bottom (1981 Short Film)
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Light-hearted tale about an enterprising Edinburgh boarding school boy who sets up an insurance scheme for fellow pupils in 1953 against getting caned, which quickly earns him a small fortune (33 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
 
29.
The Dove (1927)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Roland West
 
30.
Drag (1929)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
31.
Drums of Love (1928)
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A princess is betrothed to a deformed monarch, but falls hard for his handsome brother. (100 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
32.
A Tribute to Dylan Thomas (1961 Documentary)
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An atmospheric tribute to the genius of Welsh poet and dramatist Dylan Thomas, using many of the windswept... (30 mins.)
Director: Jack Howells
 
34.
The Forgotten Frontier (1931 Documentary)
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(59 mins.)
 
35.
Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)
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Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands. (101 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
36.
The Golden Fish (1959 Short Film)
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Similar in design and technique to "The Red Baloon", and winner of the 1959 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival... (19 mins.)
Director: Edmond Séchan
 
37.
Headin' South (1918)
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(50 mins.)
 
38.
Helium (2013 Short Film)
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A young boy Alfred is dying, but through the stories about HELIUM - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regain the joy and happiness of his life, and finds a safe haven away from daily life. (23 mins.)
Director: Anders Walter
 
39.
Heroes All (1920 Documentary)
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Films shot by newsreel companies and army cameramen are featured to tell the story of what it was like for soldiers during World War I. (73 mins.)
Director: Anthony Young
 
40.
Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972 Short Film)
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A photographer plans to blow up the Statue of Liberty in order to take a picture and thus get famous. (22 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
41.
Hours for Jerome (1982)
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It is a "silent tone poem" recording the daily events of Dorsky and his partner, artist Jerome Hiler around Lake Owassa in New Jersey and in Manhattan. (45 mins.)
 
42.
Hulda from Holland (1916)
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Hulda, a plucky Dutch girl, brings her three little brothers from Holland to America to live with their rich Uncle Peter. Hulda finds love with a poor artist.
Director: John B. O'Brien
 
43.
The Humming Bird (1924)
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A pickpocket (Swanson) falls in love with a newspaperman. When he is sent off to war and she disguises herself as a boy, joins a gang and sets out to save him. (80 mins.)
Director: Sidney Olcott
 
44.
In the Region of Ice (1976 Short Film)
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In this American Film Institute-subsidized short subject, Fionnula Flanagan plays a sharp-tongued but compassionate nun... (37 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
45.
In the Sultan's Power (1909 Short Film)
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Jack Thornton, an American traveler, while touring Europe meets the daughter of an old French nobleman and falls in love with her...
Director: Francis Boggs
 
46.
The Innocent Lie (1916)
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Nora O'Brien leaves Ireland to visit her brother in America. On the trip she suffers a concussion, and... (50 mins.)
Director: Sidney Olcott
 
47.
Inocente (2012 Documentary)
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A personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings... (40 mins.)
 
48.
Intrepid Shadows (1966 Documentary)
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Al Clah was not a Navajo from Pine Springs. He said: they making films about things out there, the trading post, things you can see; I'm making films about inside: I like to see scenes that people never expected, the legends, the gods'. (18 mins.)
Director: Al Clah
 
50.
The Kidnappers Foil (1930 Short Film)
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A group of children help to rescue a kidnapped child and return her to her family where they throw a big party. (23 mins.)
Director: Melton Barker
 
51.
Killing in the Name (2010 Documentary)
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In 2005, a suicide bomber walked into Ashraf's wedding, killing 27 people. Now he is on a quest to confront terrorism around the globe. (39 mins.)
Director: Jed Rothstein
 
52.
Kodachrome Two-Color Test Shots No. III (1922 Short Film)
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Experimental film done by Eastman Kodak to test the abilities of Kodachrome film stock. (5 mins.)
 
53.
Krakatoa (1933 Documentary)
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Documentary describing the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies, destroying 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago. (23 mins.)
 
54.
'Kukan': The Battle Cry of China (1941 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
 
55.
Lady Helen's Escapade (1909 Short Film)
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Prizes gained without effort are never valuable, and, though we don't appreciate it, the longing for... (8 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
56.
Light in the Window (1952 Short Film)
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An innovative profile of the painter Johannes Vermeer. (10 mins.)
Director: Jean Oser
 
57.
Men and Dust (1940 Documentary)
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A short film which documents the lives and effects of coal mining on Oklahoma communities. (16 mins.)
Director: Lee Dick
 
58.
The Million Dollar Mystery (1914)
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This twenty-three episode serial told the story of a secret society called The Black Hundred and its...
Director: Howell Hansell
 
59.
The Miracle Man (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader... (80 mins.)
 
60.
Mr Hublot (2013 Short Film)
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Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion. (11 mins.)
 
61.
Modesta (1956 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Modesta, a peasant woman, rebels against her husband's authoritarism. She and other women of her community who suffer the same treatment... (35 mins.)
Director: Benji Doniger
 
62.
The Navajo Silversmith (1966 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Johnny Nelson
 
63.
A Navajo Weaver (1966 Documentary)
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(22 mins.)
Director: Susie Benally
 
64.
Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies (1940 Documentary)
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The Nicholas family home movies capture a golden age of show business -- with extraordinary footage of Broadway... (91 mins.)
 
65.
Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Experimental, impressionistic documentary of San Francisco with narration based on a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson and narrated by Vincent Price (23 mins.)
 
66.
Old Antelope Lake (1966 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A Navajo short film which documents a boy drawing and using water from Old Antelope Lake. (11 mins.)
Director: Mike Anderson
 
67.
Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1920)
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The mother of a large family is abandoned by her children and faces consignment to the poorhouse. But one of her offspring... (110 mins.)
Director: Harry Millarde
 
68.
The Patriot (1928)
In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen... (113 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
69.
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (2013 Documentary)
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Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall is a moving cinema verite documentary that breaks... (40 mins.)
Director: Edgar Barens
 
70.
Project Hope (1961 Documentary)
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Documenting the maiden voyage of the SS Hope, a hospital ship operated by Project HOPE, were it brought medical care to Indonesia and South Vietnam in 1960-1961.
Director: Frank Bibas
 
71.
The Red Book (1996 Short Film)
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A flat animated short from Janie Geiser centered around the contents of a red book. (11 mins.)
Director: Janie Geiser
 
72.
The Revenge of Pancho Villa (1932)
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(60 mins.)
 
73.
Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia (1990 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(29 mins.)
Director: Ellen Bruno
 
74.
Scratch-As-Catch-Can (1931 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(19 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
75.
Second Weaver (1966 Documentary)
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A Navajo short documentary about a weaver. (9 mins.)
Director: Susie Benally
 
76.
The Shallow Well Project (1966 Documentary)
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(14 mins.)
Director: Johnny Nelson
 
77.
Shipwrecked Among Cannibals (1920 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A travelogue/documentary including explorations of the fauna and people of Siam, New Guinea, and Java...
 
78.
Shore (2009 Short Film)
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An unexpected turn of events causes a surf instructor to ask himself serious questions about the results of his actions. Are you Shore? (8 mins.)
 
79.
So's Your Old Man (1926)
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Poor glazier Sam Bisbee has invented break-proof glass. He intends to show it off to a convention of automobile men... (67 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
80.
A Society Scandal (1924)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
81.
The Spirit of the Navajos (1966 Documentary)
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(21 mins.)
 
82.
Stark Love (1927)
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A young boy named Rob Warwick reads chivalrous books about how women should be treated better than how he grew up in the mountains... (70 mins.)
Director: Karl Brown
 
83.
Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (1931 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
This Masquers short (the first of the series) is a parody of every old-time melodrama that trod the stages or graced the silver screen... (20 mins.)
Director: Bryan Foy
 
84.
Strangers No More (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from forty-eight different countries... (40 mins.)
 
85.
A Study in Reds (1932 Short Film)
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(18 mins.)
Director: Miriam Bennett
 
86.
Survival City (1955 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(20 mins.)
Director: Anthony Muto
 
87.
Rhythm of a City (1947 Documentary)
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A short impression of Stockholm. (20 mins.)
Director: Arne Sucksdorff
 
88.
Teenage Father (1978 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
89.
Telling the World (1928)
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The journalist Don Davis becomes involved in a murder case, where Chrystal Malone is part of it. Davis follows Chrystal to China. When Chrystal arrives in China, Davis has to save her from an execution. (80 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
90.
This Tiny World (1972 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Documentary about antique mechanical toys. (15 mins.)
 
91.
Topaz (1945 Documentary)
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This documentary was secretly and 'illegally' shot inside the prison camps established during world... (48 mins.)
Director: Dave Tatsuno
 
92.
Toward Independence (1948 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
 
93.
Verbena trágica (1938)
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When boxer Mateo Vargas is released from jail in New York, he learns that his wife is expecting a child from Claudio... (85 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
94.
Violet (1981 Short Film)
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Badly scarred in a childhood accident, Violet boards a bus in North Carolina on a pilgrimage to Oklahoma to visit a TV preacher...
 
95.
A Virtuous Vamp (1919)
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A flirtatious young woman takes a job in a busy office, where her presence is terribly disruptive. None... (50 mins.)
Director: David Kirkland
 
96.
War Is Hell (1961)
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During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not... (81 mins.)
Director: Burt Topper
 
97.
The Way of All Flesh (1927)
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The story takes place in Milwaukee during the early 1900s with a bank clerk named August Schiller who is happy with both his job and his family... (94 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
98.
The White Parade (1934)
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The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily... (80 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
99.
Why Korea? (1951 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
Stars: Joe King
 
100.
Wings Over Everest (1934 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A documentary about the first flight over Mt Everest. (40 mins.)