Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.
A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind, an escaped thief forced into crime by his family's starvation, they ... See full summary »
Three stories about the pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women - pleasure and youth. Then comes the long tale of Mme ... See full summary »
From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »
The spaceship AAB-Gamma is dispatched from FAFC headquarters in Japan to make a landing on the planet Mars and investigate reports of UFOs in the area. As they near the red planet, they ... See full summary »
As he is now working on his income tax, Joe Doakes conducts the latest in his series of "how to" lectures, this time on income tax. He provides a general overview on the theory behind the ... See full summary »
This RKO-Pathe short film promotes the need for cooperation and neighborliness in the event of a nuclear disaster and associated civil defense procedures. After preaching the power of ... See full summary »
At a residence hotel, Patsy is moving in with Thelma. Thelma has prepared some rules, including singing whenever one feels quarrelsome or angry. Although Thelma tells Patsy that they'll ... See full summary »
Narrator Pete Smith gives us 15 seconds to answer a series of multiple-choice questions that are interspersed with news footage of the U.S. Armed Forces in action: what is a bubble dancer; in tank slang, what's a galvanized Guernsey; in what year was the tank invented; when was the parachute invented; when was the airplane conceived; when was the submarine conceived; who invented all four of these; what's a honey barge; why are Marines called leathernecks; and, what's the translation of "E Pluribus Unum"? There's humor in some of the choices, some of the answers, and some of the footage. Written by
Pete Smith short gives the viewer ten or fifteen seconds to come up with the answer to whatever question he has asked. Being from the WW2 era, most of the question are centered around the war but with Smith he throws in a few tricks. Judging a film like this is rather tricky because on one hand it gets tiresome watching something that pauses for fifteen seconds but on the other hand I can imagine this being quite fun back in the day when viewed with a room full of people with everyone shouting out their answers. Today the film isn't pure entertainment but an interesting look back at history.
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