Robert Ripley draws and shows movies to train passengers. Highlights include a Manchurian lady with very long eyelashes, a wooden flower garden, a merry go round lunch counter, chickens ... See full summary »
A nice "gruesome" entry of this series: Robert Ripley shows a pretty blond a shrunken head and an iron execution chamber. Some lighter fare: floating steel and rocks, funny tombstone ... See full summary »
In this entry to the documentary short series, a $5000 contest is revealed for fans. Robert Ripley presents a well-dressed cocktail party an assortment of drawings and film clips: a 17-year... See full summary »
Mr. Ripley poses in front of a globe, introducing Leo Donnelly the narrator. Film clips (not unlike one the later "Unusual Occupations" series done with Paramount) feature impressive shots ... See full summary »
The second entry of the series in which Robert Ripley does not present drawings and film clips personally: he just introduces Leo Donnelly the narrator at the beginning. This omnibus of ... See full summary »
This entry of the Robert Ripley series does not feature Robert (who is away gathering material on his tours). Leo Donnelly narrates various odds and ends like a church service held on a ... See full summary »
Robert Ripley gives a show aboard a luxury liner at sea, starting with drawings discussing the origin of "fathom" and Christopher Columbus being banished from America. Film clip highlights ... See full summary »
Robert Ripley draws and shows movies to train passengers. Highlights include a Manchurian lady with very long eyelashes, a wooden flower garden, a merry go round lunch counter, chickens with featherless wings and various curiosities collected from his North Africa tour. Also included is rare footage of a sand spider attacking a lizard. Written by
Better than average entry has Ripley on a train where a small group gathers to hear his amazing stories. This time out we learn of an Indian in Alaska who carried a piano on his back. In Canada we see a wooden garden and in Arkansas we see chickens with no feathers but instead hair as well as another man who dug up several wooden figures out of the ground. We also get to see a few items from Ripley's visit to Africa and we finish things off with footage of a spider killing a much larger lizard. Ripley seems to enjoy the footage on display here as he's a lot more energetic than we normally see him. The stories this time out range from decent to good, which makes this one of the better entries since there aren't any real bad ones being told here. The highlight is probably the fur-covered chickens but why on Earth they included the spider stuff is beyond me but it's certainly a strange way to end the film.
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