Three short pictorial documentaries are shown. In "Chemical Magic", the process of producing synthetic plastics is presented. The benefits of using synthetics plastics for their strength ... See full summary »
Documentary short subject depicting three stories: "Horseplay," in which various Hollywood stars watch Arabian horses being put through trick paces; "On Ice," a depiction of the action of ... See full summary »
Families have farmed the hills of the Appalachian Mountains in isolation for generations, solely growing corn and raising hogs. These hills were once covered by deciduous forests which have... See full summary »
In the first segment Basil Ruysdale shows how two stage dogs are taught their tricks by their patience owner. The second segment is narrated by sportscaster Clem McCarthy, presenting a ... See full summary »
The first segment (of three) shows that the business of being a movie star is very strenuous and time consuming, as the camera follows Marie Wilson through one average day in the life of a Warner Bros. contract player.
This MGM short, which stars an all-dog cast, is about Trixie and Fido and their evil boss. They all work at the Dogville Department Store but the boss has his eye on Trixie and so frames ... See full summary »
Three short pictorial documentaries are shown. In "Chemical Magic", the process of producing synthetic plastics is presented. The benefits of using synthetics plastics for their strength and durability for such products as telephone casings, costume jewelry, dental plates and automobile components are discussed in comparison to using what are called natural plastics, such as wood and clay. The product list also shows its diversity of use. In "Hare and Hound", greyhound racing is presented. It shows teaching the dogs to identify the "artificial" item being chased, which is to resemble a rabbit. Much of the techniques in training and race set-up are similar to that of horse racing. In "Liquid Enchantment", the perfume industry is presented in color. Written by
This is the first film I've seen from the series but from what little information I was able to gather up it appears that each entry would tell three quick stories. The first story here is called "Chemical Magic" and talks about the making of plastics and why they're so important to everyday items like a phone or a car. The second story is "Hare and Hound" and takes a look at greyhound racing and its rules. Finally we get "Liquid Enchantment" and this here goes over perfume and the amount of money it brings in. It's impossible to judge and entire series off of one short but what was on display here certainly didn't impress me any. The biggest problem is that the narration (by three people) is rather dry and it was really hard to grab my attention and old my interest. The first story was mildly interesting but we've seen so many better documentaries on the process being discussed, although you should pay close attention to the chemical checklist of what's being used and notice that many of them are now considered very dangerous. The second story was also mildly interesting as we get to hear about the rules of racing.
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