Benchley, a newspaper columnist who writes on issues of etiquette, receives a telephone call from two men working deep in a manhole, they who are arguing about what to do if a woman fell ... See full summary »
James P. Burtis,
In this short subject the employees of the Homey Foamy Washing Machine factory decide to put on a show. It is picked up by a Broadway producer. The show moves on to Broadway, and the ... See full summary »
The drive from Riverside California to Phoenix Arizona is affectionately known as the Cactus Trail. The prickly pear cactus is the most common cactus variety in this area, with other cactus... See full summary »
James A. FitzPatrick
James A. FitzPatrick,
Carrie Jacobs Bond
A young man drops out of high school and soon his self esteem and life spiral downward as he struggles to find and keep a job, can no longer relate to his friends still in school, and falls in with a new crowd on the seamy side of town.
Short documentary presents the case that local schools in poor rural communities of Appalachia must provide an education that will improve people's lives directly such as how to farm correctly and what to plant so that they may eat better.
Leo Donnelly narrates this Vitaphone short that has a family going to the movies but these are the early days and they must drop in a penny to view the shows out of a box. We then get Donnelly stepping in to add narration over a couple silent movies including D.W. Griffith's THE SONG OF THE WILDWOOD FLUTE with Mary Pickford playing an Indian princess and Annette Kellerman in THE PERFECTLY FORMED WOMAN. This is a mixed bag in terms of entertainment because on one hand the narration is quite poorly written and the jokes are never funny. They're actually bad enough to make you want to skip the movie but the reason this is a must see is because of the two silent shorts. The Griffith film is available but extremely hard to see and I'm really not sure if the Kellerman movie is out there or not. Being able to see them is certainly a major plus as is the early stuff of seeing these old-time movie machines.
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