G.I. Nick Blake, a never charged con man in his pre-military life, has just received an honorable discharge from the army on medical reasons. Rather than return to his old life, he plans to... See full summary »
This short propaganda film, produced at the end of World War II, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas of racial hatred, violence and conquest live on in the German people, and in like-minded people in the United States.
Traveltalks entry highlighting the history, culture and scenic beauty of Scotland with stops at Perth, Inverness, Loch Ness, Culloden Moor, Glen Coe, and in St Andrews at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and cemetery at the cathedral ruins.
This Traveltalks entry looking at the history, culture, and scenery of South Africa begins in Cape Town, makes stops in Durban and the Valley of a Thousand Hills, before venturing north of the country to end at spectacular Victoria Falls.
The third of three different travelogues James A. FitzPatrick mined from Hone Glendinning's photography in late 1953 and early 1954. Lots of shots of the Hagenbeck Zoo, churches and streets comparing old and new sections.
Released as part of the studio's 25th anniversary (Silver) celebration, the film shows highlights of MGM's major productions from 1924 through 1948. Subtitle depicted: "Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership".
In a well-appointed den, Lewis Stone hosts a celebration of twenty years of M-G-M's best films. He summarizes the merger of three studios in 1924 and introduces clips from 26 films in chronological order. The emphasis is on stars and Oscar-winning performances, spectacles, and melodrama. There are also a couple of comedies, three musicals, war pictures, an earthquake, a gushing oil well, and a compilation-ending kiss.Written by
Boy do we make better clip shows today! This is a shame because MGM had every right to pat itself on the back celebrating its 20th anniversary.Unfortunately,the clips are presented in a stodgy,old fashioned(in the worst sense) manner hosted by dull Lewis STone that makes you wonder what all the fuss was about. THe main interest is is for historical comparisons.THis represents the accepted opinions of the day.Forgotten box office smashes like Tell It To The Marines and Min and BIll are lauded along with genuine classics like Grand Hotel and Mutiny on the Bounty. One interesting bit-Stone makes a fuss over which films won Oscars.Yet he neglects mentioning The Great Ziegfelds Best Picture win.Maybe even then,MGM couldn't believe the overblown musical had actually won!
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