This MGM short, part of the Crime does not Pay series, focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime. After a valuable shipment of manganese is blown up at a plant, the FBI try to find out ... See full summary »
Joseph M. Newman
A frustrated and talentless artist finds acclaim for a plaster covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. Soon the desire for more praise leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.
This Traveltalk look at New Orleans starts at the recently modernized port and harbor facilities, with ships unloading various cargo and loading cotton. We then ride along Canal Street and ... See full summary »
Tupperware is the brand name of a series of plastic food storage products for the home. Tupperware is designed to keep food flavor and odor inside the container. The design of products goes... See full summary »
This short on movie sound men starts with a short history of sound in the movies. We then see how the different jobs in the sound department contribute to the finished film. They start with... See full summary »
In this classic story, US Army Lt. Philip Nolan is upset with his assignment to a remote outpost with no possibility for promotion. He intends to join Aaron Burr, who plans to form a new ... See full summary »
Narrated by Lewis Stone, this 1943 MGM production looks at the roots of Nazi Germany's drive for geographic expansion. The roots of Hitler's drive for world domination is attributed to the ... See full summary »
We visit Chichicastenango, a Mayan city in central Guatemala. Indians have remained Mayan while adapting some features of European culture: architecture, dress, and religion have White influences, but the people's personality - their control of emotion from childhood - the use of the cochineal for dye, hand-ground corn in the diet, the absence of horses and wheels to save labor, and the presence of pagan fires on the steps of churches, all give a Mayan character to the town. Written by
TravelTalks entry takes us to Chichicastenango, Guatemala where we get to learn the ways of the Mayan civilization. James A. FitzPatrick narrates and teaches us about their early history and life today. We learn that many of their architectural buildings are no longer around because they were never able to properly build an arch. We also learn that they don't do things to please tourists and that their marketplaces are rather laid back as they really don't go out of their way to sell their items. We learn about them making their own clothes, having real dye and the importance of corn. If you've seen one film in this series then you pretty much know what to expect. Once again the real highlight is the Technicolor that brings the short to life and of course we're given some nice information on the place. One would think that FitzPatrick keeps talking about the great "white man" way too much and appears to be taking stuff away from the Indians.
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