In 1969, 400 poorly paid Black women - hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina - went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in ... See full summary »
Coretta Scott King
Par of the Warner Brothers Sports Parade series, this short film chronicles the attempt by a group of men to navigate the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon to Lake Mead. Led by Norman... See full summary »
Edwin E. Olsen
Edwin E. Olsen
Rose Marie, aged five or six, sings three numbers in the Vitaphone sound stage decorated as an elegant drawing room. "Heigh Ho, Everybody, Heigh Ho," "Who Wouldn't Be Jealous of You," and "... See full summary »
American filibuster William Walker, with the help of Brighams, appointed himself dictator of Nicaragua, then attempted the same of Costa Rica, but was defeated and shot, for which the US ... See full summary »
About an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, Utah is the ski resort of Alta, a former mining town, nestled within the Wasatch Mountains. Skiing and other winter alpine pursuits take place ... See full summary »
James A. FitzPatrick,
Virginia Guernsey Huidekoper
Documentary short film depicting the life, geography, and historical aspects of the nation of Colombia, focusing on life in Barranquilla. Marketplaces, fortifications, and shipping ... See full summary »
This entry in the Crime Does Not Pay series focuses on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's effort to ensure that drugs are fully tested before they are sold to consumers. Two ... See full summary »
A passenger ship has just arrived in San Francisco from Hawaii. Aboard the ship are not only the passengers, but some native Hawaiians: some tropical fish, destined for aquariums. Several varieties of the fish are shown and described. They will ultimately be going into an environment more hospitable than from where they came since the aquariums will be controlled. The colorful fish are often inspiration for fashion designers who look to what nature provides in terms of color combinations and patterns.Written by
Pete Smith narrates this "Fisherman's Paradise" entry from the MGM series. The short takes place at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco where we see a wide range of fish and sharks. Yeah, that's pretty much the entire story here as you probably aren't going to be overly entertained unless you have a real interest in fish. I think film buffs will mainly want to check this out for its early use of 2-strip Technicolor, which is certainly a major bonus since this is a film meant to show off the colors of fish. The print that was shown on TCM was a little dark but there was still plenty of detail in the colors and what really jumped off the screen were the orange and pink colors that really looked good. At least two dozen fish are highlighted here so if you're a fan of them then this here will be a must see. Smith, as you'd expect, gets a few jokes in but even his humor can't save this.
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