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Hemo the Magnificent (1957)

A marvelous animated documentary that told everything there was to know (and more!) about Blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems. In 1957 it inspired me to learn all I could about the human body.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Frank Baxter ...
Dr. Research (as Dr. Frank Baxter)
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A marvelous animated documentary that told everything there was to know (and more!) about Blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems. In 1957 it inspired me to learn all I could about the human body.

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20 March 1957 (USA)  »

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La maravilla de la sangre  »

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Second of nine educational films produced by Bell Laboratories on the subjects of the sun, the human circulatory system, radioactivity, the weather, heredity, language, the oceans, the five senses, and time. Four of these films were directed by Frank Capra.These films were used regularly in classrooms since they were well produced and Bell Laboratories would supply 16mm copies of the films to schools free of charge. The films were criticized by Time Magazine as being "condescending", but embraced by nearly everyone else. See more »

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Hemo: What better way to love thy neighbor, than to heal thy neighbor?"
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Featured in Gremlins (1984) See more »

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Film was Magnificent!
28 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I recall seeing this in the late '50's and to this day, I am still in possession of the knowledge that it gave me. I was probably in the 5th or 6th grade and learned a great deal from this series of films. The amount of information was very great but it was presented so "gently" that nearly anyone could remember it. It was in color, too, which still wasn't all that prevalent in films then. Big budget films were in color, but many were still filmed in black and white, so it was impressive in and of itself that it was in color. Frank Capra, probably the greatest director ever, did a splendid job and it educated millions of school children. Great job!


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