In this Pete Smith Specialty, Dr. Harold E. Edgerton demonstrates stroboscopic photography, which he helped develop. This process allows us to see in slow motion what happens during events ... See full summary »
Harold E. Edgerton,
The story of Donald Campbell, son of the late Sir Malcolm Campbell, British champion auto-racer, and his efforts to survive driving a jet-powered boat at record speeds on Lake Meade, Nevada... See full summary »
Produced by MGM in 'cooperation' with the US Navy, Eyes of the Navy amounts to a prewar (for the US at least; by 1940 England had been at war for a while) recruitment film for young men to ... See full summary »
In this Warner Bros. short, a Marine in a South Sea island during World War II, Joe Fingers, tells tales of the influence he's had on various personalities. In the words of one of his ... See full summary »
This MGM short, part of the A Pete Smith Specialty series, focuses on the young men who have signed up to serve their country. Speed, teamwork and accuracy are the hallmark of all army ... See full summary »
This is the story of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), an American Naval officer, who developed the first maps that charted the oceans' winds and currents. Written by
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Carey Wilson short tells the story of Matthew Fontaine Maury, a Naval officer who is credited with developing the first maps charting ocean winds and currents. Original left crippled due to an accident, Maury would become the most decorated Naval man in American history before being kicked out of the country at the outbreak of the Civil War. This short film runs only eleven-minutes but it tells a very interesting story and gives us all sorts of information on the man. I must admit that I got really caught up in the film and was really shocked at how poorly Maury was looked at for a time. The documentary does a great job at telling his story and it really gives us, what appears to be, a honest look at him. Tom Neal does a very good job in the role of Maury but a lot of the credit has to go to Wilson for his beautiful narration. This turns up on Turner Classic Movies and is certainly worth watching.
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