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Hemo the Magnificent (1957)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family  -  20 March 1957 (USA)
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Mr. Fiction Writer
Frank Baxter ...
Dr. Research (as Dr. Frank Baxter)


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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 »


Mr. Fiction Writer: Hemo is the Greek word for blood.
Lab assistant: Blood! Well, don't get any on you
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Featured in Gremlins (1984) See more »


Symphony No. 9: 4th Movement
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Finally, an educational film worth watching!
10 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

So many educational films are nothing more than mind-numbing drudgery, saved only by the fact that "MST3K" mocks them ("Why Study Industrial Arts?" comes to mind). "Hemo the Magnificent" is actually quite well done. It's all about blood, the heart, and the circulatory system. I admit that I don't remember everything from it, but it does a good job explaining everything, keeping it serious but entertaining. I guess that you can always count on June Foray (most famously the voice of Rocky the Squirrel, she plays a deer here).

Since "Hemo the Magnificent" itself may be hard to find, probably the best place to see it is in "Gremlins": a class is watching it while a gremlin is forming.

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