Narrated by Ronald Reagan, this Warner Brothers short in support of the war effort focuses on the exploits of Army Air Corps Captain Hewett T. Wheless and his exploits just after the U.S. ... See full summary »
Hewitt T. Wheless,
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »
When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse ... See full summary »
Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) pleads "not guilty" to a traffic violation but is convicted anyway. Handling this setback in his usual manner, the two-dollar fine quickly pyramids to a 10-year jail sentence.
Richard L. Bare
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 »
This historical featurette focuses on Caesar Rodney of Delaware, who cast the deciding vote so that the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776. Written by
David Glagovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Although this highly dramatic ride to break the tie in Delaware's delegation to the Second Continental Congress was surely important in keeping American independence from being stillborn it doesn't truly square with the facts. Caesar Rodney was not the dashing young patriot that you see here portrayed by Ted Osbourne nor was he the cancer ridden old man you see in 1776. And at least part of the journey was made by carriage from Dover to Philadelphia.
This short subject did win an Oscar in that category for Warner Brothers and it does tell a nice story. Rodney's ride to break the tie was an important event though the dramatic lily gets a good gilding here, the short is an enjoyable one.
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