A fast paced condensation of Don Juan (1926) with John Barrymore at his amourous and swashbuckleing best, and one of the great swordfights of all time. The music is compiled from many ... See full summary »
In this Traveltalks visit to Scotland, we visit several places with familiar names, including Inverness, capital of the ancient Pictish Kingdom; Loch Ness, home of the famous elusive ... See full summary »
This short tries to show that in some ways, the actors we see in the movies are just like us. They have mortgages to pay and families to raise. They also have interests and businesses not ... See full summary »
Students at New York's Rovina Finishing School for Girls send their photographs to the makers of Claybury's Beauty Soap, in the hope of being chosen as "Miss Complexion of 1934." Martha ... See full summary »
This Traveltalk on Michigan begins with a look at the state's major educational institutions, which started as agricultural schools. We then visit the fish hatcheries at Grayling, which are... See full summary »
This short looks at the following questions: How would you act as an expectant father?; How many greeting cards are sold in the USA each year?; Why do radiators make that pounding noise?; Why do animals yawn?
Located in the United Kingdom, the Principality of Wales, home to 2.5 million people, is filled with rolling mountains, and green valleys. Because of its culture and language, it is unique ... See full summary »
A series of questions testing one's knowledge of fun facts about horses and equestrian in general are asked. The questions deal with horse age and size measuring terms and protocols, race ... See full summary »
The Cristiani Family,
Yet another film that takes silent movie clips and adds narration for laughs. This one is from RKO-Pathe and is worth viewing for just one reason but we'll get to that later. We see clips from three different movies and as you'd expect we get "comedy" from narrator Ward Wilson. As a silent buff I really have no problem with the clips being used for humor as various studios did this. Carey Wilson and Pete Smith were two better known voices who tried their hand at this. I don't mind the attempt as long as we get some laughs but sadly there aren't any here and in the end the only real reason to watch this thing is to see the older films. D.W. Griffith's A CRY FOR HELP is one of the films shown here and features Lillian Gish, Lionel Barrymore and Harry Carey. To date this one has never been released to video so getting to see at least clips of that made sitting through the film worth it.
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