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1. The Perfect Tribute (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Drama, History

6.8
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After delivering an address at the dedication ceremony of the cemetary at Gettysburg, on 19 November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln is disappointed in the crowd's seeming lack of ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Charles 'Chic' Sale, Oscar Apfel, Walter Brennan, George Ernest

Votes: 31

2. The Old South (1940)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.7
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Chronicle of the importance of cotton to the economy and culture of the American South.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: George Lynn, Frank Whitbeck

Votes: 100

3. Heavenly Music (1943)

Passed | 22 min | Short, Fantasy, Music

6.2
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Boogie-woogie band-leader Ted Barry is outside the pearly gates. Because of Ted's musical background, the gatekeeper points him in the direction of the Hall of Music section, where he is ... See full summary »

Director: Josef Berne | Stars: Frederick Brady, Mary Elliott, Eric Blore, Steven Geray

Votes: 113

4. A Failure at Fifty (1940)

Approved | 10 min | Short

6.0
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The story of Abraham Lincoln's 30-year struggle of persistence-through-failure is told to an unemployed 50 year old man.

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Edmund Glover, Mary Anderson, Truman Bradley, Carey Wilson

Votes: 39

5. Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Documentary

6.3
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This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Don Wilson, Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Una Merkel

Votes: 62

6. How to Sleep (1935)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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A humorous look at the problems people have trying to sleep.

Director: Nick Grinde | Star: Robert Benchley

Votes: 429

7. Nostradamus IV (1944)

Approved | 11 min | Short

5.0
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This short begins with a newspaper headline, "Mussolini Kicked Out". Narrator Carey Wilson emphasizes that this prediction by Nostradamus was featured in one of his previous short films ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Burnford, Cy Endfield | Stars: Carey Wilson, William Bailey, Kai-Shek Chiang, Heinrich Himmler

Votes: 31

8. The Greatest Gift (1942)

Passed | 11 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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Medieval French legend tells of monks who devote the cold nights of winter to making gifts they offer to Our Lady when spring comes. On the night snowfall blocks the pass to Italy, the ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Hans Conried, Lumsden Hare, Robert Emmett O'Connor

Votes: 85

9. Tale of a Dog (1944)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

5.8
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When Bigshot Jones gives his unnamed dog to the All-For-One Club, Buckwheat quickly named the canine, "Smallpox". When Froggy, Mickey, Janet all other Our Gang members first hear, they ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Our Gang, Margaret Bert, Robert Blake, Janet Burston

Votes: 44

10. Let's Dance (1936)

8 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Choreographer 'Dave Gould' and his students demonstrate various tap dancing steps. Also featured are an adagio and Russian sword dancers.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Pete Smith, Dave Gould

Votes: 52

11. The Great Heart (1938)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography

6.4
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Carey Wilson tells the true story of the heroic sacrifice of Father Damien who suffered a living death in order to bring hope and God's comfort to the lepers confined on Molokai Island.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Carey Wilson, Tom Neal

Votes: 61

12. More About Nostradamus (1941)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography, War

5.5
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This short starts with a short biography of Nostradamus and highlights some of his prophecies that came true in his own day (e.g., telling a young priest that many years later he would ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Burton, Hans Conried, James Dime, John George

Votes: 75

13. The Rainbow Pass (1937)

Passed | 11 min | Short

5.3
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In Chinese culture, live theater performances are attended by all classes of society. This short shows a performance of "The Rainbow Pass," a tale of a wife who challenges her husband's murderer to combat.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Carey Wilson, Ching Wah Lee, Bessie Loo, Walter Soo Hoo

Votes: 70

14. Northward, Ho! (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.7
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Behind-the-scenes promotional featurette to publicize the epic outdoor adventure filmed on location in Idaho.

Director: Harry Loud | Stars: Clem Bevans, Truman Bradley, Clark Gable, Myrna Loy

Votes: 40

15. The Boss Didn't Say Good Morning (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Short

5.9
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Carey Wilson narrates this MGM Miniature short in which an average office worker suffers all week-end because his boss, who had a bad case of indigestion, didn't speak to him when he came ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Carey Wilson, Donald Haines, Ernie Alexander, Granville Bates

Votes: 74

16. The Greenie (1942)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Sport

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Told on the premise that the United States has always been a refuge from those seeking a reprieve from poverty and bigotry, this Miniature short from M-G-M is the story of a young Polish ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Star: Carey Wilson

17. What Do You Think? (Number Three) (1938)

Approved | 11 min | Short

5.9
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This short looks at the possibility that those who have passed on can communicate with us in ways we least expect.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Carey Wilson, Roger Converse, Mary Forbes, Mary Howard

Votes: 18

18. Hollywood Extra! (1936)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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The life of female Hollywood extras, typified by Jane Barnes, who's 21, a three-year veteran living in an apartment house with roommates who constantly borrow and return money and stockings... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Carey Wilson, Jane Barnes, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Edna Callahan

Votes: 28

19. Little White Lie (1945)

11 min | Short, Drama

5.4
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It's February; Elizabeth is keeping a diary. She and her husband Paul are adopting Tommy, a child of one, and she asks Amber, Tommy's precocious older sister - who's five or six - to come ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Burnford | Stars: Sharon McManus, Marta Linden, Donald Curtis, Naomi Childers

Votes: 39

20. A Door Will Open (1940)

11 min | Short

7.3
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At the concert of renowned pianist and composer Arthur Campbell where he performs his famous tribute piece "A New American Rhapsody", many in the audience notice that he has a book with him... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Carey Wilson, Lynne Carver, John Dilson, Sherry Hall

Votes: 10

21. Changed Identity (1941)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Crime

6.8
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American twin brothers, living and working in India have an extreme hatred for each other. Philip has embezzled a bank in India and is running away with intent to escape to America. He runs... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Star: Carey Wilson

Votes: 8

22. The Great American Pie Company (1935)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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Two pie vendors discuss merging their businesses, but one of them may have an ulterior motive.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Charles 'Chic' Sale, Spencer Charters, Mary Foy

Votes: 21