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The Boy Friends

Air-Tight (1931)
The gang builds a glider


Bigger and Better (1930)
The boys get jobs in a department store during summer vacation, to be near the girls


Blood and Thunder (1931)
Mickey overhears the gang rehearsing a play, and thinks it's real


Call a Cop! (1931)
The Boy Friends rush into action when the girls think there's a burglar in the house


High Gear (1931)
The gang, out for a Sunday drive, escapes the rain in an abandoned building, only to discover it's a gangster's hideout


The Kick-Off! (1931)
Gangsters kidnap the team's football coach in order to throw the game


The Knockout (1932)
When Mickey accidentally knocks out a local boxing champ, he is forced to take the fighter's place in a bout


Ladies Last (1930)
When the girls insist the boys wear tuxedos to a big dance, the boys stage a boycott


Love Fever (1931)
An actress rehearses a death scene in her apartment, and her neighbors all think it's the real thing (Thelma Todd)


Love Pains (1932)
Mickey and Grady are left behind when a new kid comes to town, and all the girls fall for him


Too Many Women (1932)
College baseball player Mickey Daniels can't keep his mind on the game when he has an eye for the ladies


You're Telling Me (1932)
Mickey and Grady stay at a friend's place for what they tell him will be one night, but it stretches into several months


Charley Chase

Another Wild Idea (1934)
Betty's father tests a magic ray on Charley, which temporarily removes his inhibitions (Betty Mack, Billy Gilbert)


Arabian Tights (1933)
A trip to Paris turns sour for Charley and his friends when they are captured by an Arabian sultan (Muriel Evans)


Luncheon at Twelve (1933)
Charley unwittingly becomes a house painter (Betty Mack)


The Real McCoy (1930)
A city slicker sees a lovely local school teacher, and decides to pose as a mountain man to get her attention (Thelma Todd, Edgar Kennedy)


Skip the Maloo! (1931)
A man hires Charley  to play the "Duke of Chasewick," so his wife and daughter will lose their fondness for any kind of nobility (Julie Bishop)


What a Bozo! (1931)
Charley, a bandleader, tries to impress a high-society girl, but he's frustrated by a dancer who fancies him instead (Gay Seabrook, Elizabeth Forrester, "Wild Bill" Elliott, Charlie Hall)


Crime Does Not Pay

A Gun in His Hand (1945)
A policeman uses a knowledge of police procedures in committing several warehouse robberies


A Thrill for Thelma (1935)
A young girl, wanting a life of luxury, takes the "easy" way, and winds up in jail


Alibi Racket (1935)
How a police interrogation cracks the "airtight" alibi of a criminal


Coffins on Wheels (1941)
A teenager, excited about his first car, unknowingly buys a dangerously unfit auto with bad brakes (Darryl Hickman, Tommy Baker)


Dark Shadows (1944)
The field of Psychiatry plays a role in solving a crime


Don't Talk (1942)
A short about loose lips sinking ships during wartime (Donald Douglas, Gloria Holden, Barry Nelson)


Easy Life (1944)
A young man drops out of school to join a gang, but finds out a life of crime isn't for him (Steven Geray)


For the Common Defense (1942)
This Crime Does Not Pay short shows how cooperation among all the nations of the Americas helps the war effort


Forbidden Passage (1941)
Desperate immigrants, tired of waiting for legal entry, pay exorbitant fees and risk a grisly death to enter by illegal means


Jack Pot (1940)
An exposé of illegal gambling and bookmaking (Tom Neal, Ann Morriss)


The Luckiest Guy in the World (1947)
A down-on-his luck gambler makes a big score (Barry Nelson)


Phantoms, Inc. (1945)
A mother, worried about her missing son, promises her savings to a con man to assure that her son is all right, but she's unable to pay (Narrator:  Morris Ankrum)


Miracle Money (1938)
A quack doctor convinces people that this "Volta Ray" cures cancer (John Miljan, Boyd Crawford)


The Public Pays (1936)
A protection racket preying on milk distribution is broken, through the persistence of law enforcement and the courage of a local businessman


Purity Squad (1945)
A study of the U.S. FDA's effort to fully test drugs before they are sold to consumers (Byron Foulger, Morris Ankrum, Franklyn Farnum)


Women in Hiding (1940)
Distrustful unwed mothers go to clinics run by people more interested in profit than proper medical care (Marsha Hunt, Edward Fielding)


Dogville All Barkie

The Big Dog House (1930)
An employee is framed for murder by his boss, who wants the girl for himself but gets what he deserves in the end


College Hounds (1930)
A man in debt to a loan shark uses his daughter to stop a football hero from playing in the big game between Airedale College and Spitz University


The Dogway Melody (1930)
In this Dogville spoof of The Broadway Melody, a canine producer puts on a show and yearns for the leading lady


Hot Dog (1930)
A married dog is out on the town with her lover boyfriend, which has everybody gossiping


Love-Tails of Morocco (1931)
Experience the Dogville Foreign Legion, with some opera, and barroom stories thrown in


So Quiet on the Canine Front (1931)
A Dogville parody of All Quiet on the Western Front


Trader Hound (1931)
A fun spoof of the 1931 film Trader Horn


The Two Barks Brothers (1931)
Twin brothers, separated at birth when one is stolen by gypsies, meet again years later


Who Killed Rover? (1930)
Detective Phido Vance sleuths a kidnapping in this Dogville Mystery


John Nesbitt's Passing Parade

A Lady Fights Back (1944)
The story of the French luxury liner Normandie and the role she played during WWII


A Really Important Person (1947)
A policeman's son searches for a suitable subject for an essay about an important person (Dean Stockwell, Connie Gilchrist)


A Way in the Wilderness (1940)
Dr. Joseph Goldberger proves that a healthy diet is the cure for pellagra, a disease that once killed thousands of people


American Spoken Here (1940)
A look at a number of familiar American slang expressions and how they came about


Angel of Mercy (1939)
Here is the story of Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross


Annie Was a Wonder (1949)
The story of an immigrant girl, Annie Swenson, who worked as a cook and housekeeper when she was growing up (Kathleen Freeman, Howard  J. Negley)


Clues to Adventure (1949)
Different historical events led to the adoption of the U.S. Bill of Rights


Dreams (1940)
A look at the meaning of dreams, including one by Abraham Lincoln which foretold his death (Peter Cushing)


The Film That Was Lost (1942)
We examine the problems of film preservation efforts in the 1930s and 1940s


Madero of Mexico (1942)
A look at the short political life of Francisco Madero (1873 -1913), who tried to bring democracy and land reform to Mexico (Paul Guilfoyle)


Of Pups and Puzzles (1941)
Scientists match people with jobs they can do well, with help from a chimp and three dogs


Return From Nowhere (1944)
A man recovers his lost memories when he is forced to relive events in his dreams (Morris Ankrum, Don DeFore, Kay Medford)


Souvenirs of Death (1948)
The story of a gun, and how it made its way from a battlefield in Germany during WW2 to the American underworld


Stairway to Light (1945)
The story of French physician Dr. Phillipe Pinel, who initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill


Storm (1943)
We see how the Weather Bureau tries to warn farmers and businessmen about approaching large storms


The Story of Alfred Nobel (1939)
This short explains why Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, founded the prizes named after him


We Do it Because (1942)
A look at the origins of various customs such as shaking hands, kissing, and why ships are christened


Whispers (1941)
Opponents of a businessman who wants to tear down slums for low-cost public housing distort the truth to turn public opinion against him (May McAvoy, Claire McDowell)


Willie and the Mouse (1941)
Studies with mice have important ramifications for human beings


Metro Movietone Revues

A Movietone Divertissement (1930)
With Tom Waring, Johnny Marvin, Yvette Rugel, The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones & Ernie Hare)


Gus Van & Joe Schenck (1929)
With The Capitolians, Grace Rogers  (MC:  Harry Rose)


George Dewey Washington (1929)
With Johnny Marvin, Rosemarie Sinott, The Locust Sisters  (MC:  Harry Rose)


Frances White (1930)
The Ponce Sisters, The Reynold Sisters, Joseph Regan (MC:  Jack Pepper)


George Dewey Washington (1929)
With The Ponce Sisters, Joseph Regan, Miss Ella Shields  (MC:  Jack Pepper)


Our Gang

The Big Premiere (1940)
The kids stage their own premiere night in the clubhouse barn


Dog Daze (1939)
The Gang owes 37 cents to Butch, so they try to raise money by rounding up stray dogs for the reward, but nearly get busted for dognapping


Going to Press (1942)
The kids have launched a newspaper, and one of their first tasks is to identify the boss of a new gang of tough delinquents


Melodies Old and New (1942)
The Our Gang kids put on a musical


Party Fever (1938)
Alfalfa, Butch and Waldo compete for Mayor For a Day, with the winner to take Darla to the Strawberry Festival


Pete Smith

Ain't it Aggravatin' (1954)
Here are some little things in life that cause you trouble


Army Champions (1941)
A look at how speed, accuracy, and teamwork in sports translate into the weapons training of American soldiers


Athletiquiz (1947)
Try your luck at answering questions about sports facts and records involving tennis, wrestling, swimming, golf, and cycling


Audioscopiks (1935)
An audience learns how to use 3-D glasses, and then views some 3-D presentations


Badminton (1945)
Two badminton experts demonstrate how the game is played


Calling All Pa's (1942)
Joe Thunderstruck is a happy new father who learns the hard way that there's a lot of pain in becoming a dad (Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Morris)


The Camera Caught It (1954)
A man shows how real-life events are caught on camera (Jeff York)


Crashing the Movies (1950)
Newsreel footage of people performing strange and dangerous stunts


Cuban Rhythm (1941)
We get a Cuban dancing lesson, from the rumba to the conga


Desert Regatta (1932)
California's Salton Sea is the scene of exciting boat races


Did'ja Know?  Have You Ever Wondered No. 3 (1950)
Pete muses about expectant fathers, greeting cards, radiators, and why animals yawn (Dave O'Brien)


Do Someone a Favor (1954)
This short proves the adage that "No good deed goes unpunished"


Dogs 'n Ducks (1953)
A boy's new golden retriever learns how to retrieve ducks, while a jealous dog sits on the sidelines


The Domineering Male (1940)
We think a man chases a woman until he catches her
, but who's really chasing whom?  (Sally Payne, William Newell, Barbara Bedford)


Donkey Baseball (1935)
Highlights the odd 1930's fad of playing baseball on donkeys (we're not making this up)


Duck Hunters' Paradise (1933)
Pete follows two duck hunters in the Sacramento River Valley


Equestrian Acrobatics (1937)
The Cristiani Family, a circus act, mounts, dismounts, and performs acrobatic feats while riding horses


Equestrian Quiz - What's Your I.Q.? No. 11 (1946)
Pete poses questions testing our knowledge of fun facts about horses and equestrian in general


Fala, The President's Dog (1943)
A light-hearted look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's dog Fala


The Fall Guy (1955)
Pete pays tribute to hapless stuntman Dave O'Brien, who took several spills during the Pete Smith series


Fancy Answers - What's Your I.Q. No. 5 (1941)
An audience is asked a series of multiple-choice questions on various subjects


Film Antics (1954)
An amusing look at human and animal babies


Fine Feathers (1933)
A look at colorful (and mostly imported) birds, ranging in size from hummingbirds to storks


First Aid (1943)
Basic first aid techniques for mishaps that often occur around the house


Flicker Memories (1941)
Clips from several silent movies are shown and woven into a story, with humorous commentary


Goofy Movies No. 1 (1933)
The Metrophony Newsreel contains actual news footage with humorous commentary


Goofy Movies No. 2 (1933)
The Metrophony Newsreel contains actual news footage with humorous commentary


Goofy Movies No. 3 (1934)
Super-Stupid Pictures' "The Heel of a Nation" and The Wotaphony Newsreel highlights round out this newsreel


Goofy Movies No. 4 (1934)
The "Wotaphony Newsreel" presents feature stories with humorous commentary


Goofy Movies No. 6 (1934)
The "Wotaphony Newsreel" highlights events celebrating National Safety Week


Goofy Movies No. 7 (1934)
Super-Stupid Pictures chronicles "The Downfall of Thaddeus G. Blotto, Esq."


Goofy Movies No. 8 (1934)
The "Wotaphony Newsreel" highlights events of the past, including 1913 swimsuit models


Goofy Movies No. 10 (1934)
A compilation of silent movies, with humorous soundtrack added


The Grand Bounce (1937)
A man writes a $1,000 check to cover a gambling debt, but his account comes up short


Groovie Movie (1944)
A humorous look at talented dancers doing the Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, and other dances of the day


Harnessed Rhythm (1936)
A look at the life of Dixie Dan, a harness racehorse, from birth through age three


Have You Ever Wondered? (1947)
Finding answers to the questions that have plagued mankind


Heroes at Leisure (1939)
See what lifeguards do in the off-season


Hollywood Daredevils (1943)
Lots of Hollywood stunt people doing crazy stuff


Hollywood Scout (1945)
Pete's assistant auditions animal acts for his short subjects


How to Hold Your Husband - BACK (1941)
How wives use emotions to hold their husbands back under different circumstances (Johnny Hines, Vince Barnett)


I Love Children But... (1952)
A fractious kid causes an uproar (Dave O'Brien, Don Brodie, Rudy Lee)


I Love My Husband BUT! (1946)
A wife explains the her husband's habits that drive her crazy (Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, Marie Windsor)


I Love My Wife BUT! (1947)
A husband endures the many irritating traits of his wife (Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, Marie Windsor)


Ice Aces (1948)
A look at the 1949 Ice Capades Show in Los Angeles


The Jonker Diamond (1936)
A reenactment of how the 726 carat Jonker Diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1905


Killer-Dog (1936)
A dog accused of murdering sheep is brought to trial


Let's Dance (1936)
Tap dancing demonstration, an adagio, and Russian sword dancers


Let's Talk Turkey (1939)
How to carve a turkey properly—and how not to, especially when the family comes over for dinner


Lions on the Loose (1941)
Lion cubs escape from a zoo and wreak havoc in a home's nursery full of toys


Marine Circus (1939)
A look at Marineland of Florida, featuring the various marine life on display there


Marines in the Making (1942)
Major R.E. Hanley uses football training techniques for Marine recruits in addition to  traditional instruction such as drills and hand-to-hand combat


Menu (1933)
A chef helps a housewife cook a duck dinner that will not give her husband indigestion


Movie Pests (1944)
A humorous look at the inconsiderate pests whose annoying habits make enjoying a movie impossible


Musiquiz, What's Your I.Q. No. 16 (1952)
A music quiz, plus a survey of various unusual musical instruments


Now You See It (1947)
Pete demonstrates the fascinating uses of micro- and macro-photography


Out for Fun (1954)
A tense businessman seeks a relaxing pastime but proves inept at golf, duck-hunting, and model plane building (Dave O'Brien)


Penny Wisdom (1937)
When the family cook quits, Prudence Penny is brought in to prepare dinner for an important client


Pest Control (1950)
How to proceed when confronted with a variety of (human) pests!


Quicker'n a Wink (1940)
Dr. Harold E. Edgerton demonstrates photography that lets us see motion not normally visible by the naked eye


Radio Hams (1939)
A cameraman is overcome by carbon monoxide in a small hut, but he uses his amateur short-wave radio to call for help (Alonzo Price, Clayton Moore)


Reducing (1952)
An overweight woman has difficulty losing weight (Maxine Gates, Dave O'Brien)


Romance of Radium (1937)
We see the discovery of radium and how it is used in medicine


Seeing Hands (1943)
Businesses are encouraged to hire people with disabilities to help with the war effort (George "Spanky" McFarland, William Bishop, Barbara Bedford)


Seventh Column (1943)
We learn how carelessness and accidents can harm the war effort, and steps we can take to avoid them (Dave O'Brien)


The Story of Doctor Carver (1938)
A look at Doctor George Washington Carver, the nineteenth century educator and horticulturist


Strikes and Spares (1934)
Pro bowler Andy Varipapa demonstrates proper technique, and then performs several trick shots


Studio Visit (1946)
A look at film lots and what goes on behind the scenes


Swing High (1932)
The Flying Codonas practice and perform amazing trapeze feats


Sure Cures (1946)
We see different home remedies for various ills (Dave O'Brien)


Take a Cue (1939)
Charles C. Peterson demonstrates some skillful tricks on a billiards table, and provides some useful tips for beginners


Things We Can Do Without (1953)
Thaddeus E. Thud's encounters with modern day conveniences become disasters (Dave O'Brien)


This is a Living? (1953)
A narrated collection of clips featuring acrobats and stunt performers who earn their living in unusual and exciting ways (The Flying Cadonas)


Those Good Old Days (1949)
Life in mid-20th Century America is humorously compared to life at the turn of that century


Throttle Pushers (1933)
Highlights of the fast-paced and dangerous world of professional auto racing


Treasures From Trash (1946)
Visit the unusual Beverly Hills Patio Shop, run by former film director Harry Lachman


Victory Quiz (1942)
A quiz where viewers are given 10 or 15 seconds to answer questions about the United States and its involvement in World War II


Wanted - A Master (1936)
A stray dog needs to find himself a master


Water Bugs (1941)
A group called the Water Bugs devises new ways to experience thrills on California's lakes


Water Sports (1935)
Water sports enthusiasts race sailboats and ride surfboards


Water Trix (1948)
We go by helicopter to get a different perspective of water skiing, instead of following the skier in a boat (Preston Petersen)


Water Wisdom (1943)
A look at water safety and life-saving techniques taught by the American Red Cross to advanced swimmers


Weather Wizards (1939)
The weather man helps California orchard growers stave off ruin in the face of a severe frost


Wedding Bills (1940)
William Newell meets and falls in love with Sally Payne, and begins to budget for their wedding plans


Wild and Woolly (1931)
Rodeo highlights, including bronco busting, bull riding, and bull-dogging steers


Wrong Way Butch (1950)
A clumsy machine shop worker is a safety expert's worst nightmare (Dave O'Brien)


You Can't Win (1948)
Everything goes wrong for a homeowner on his day off (Dave O'Brien)


The Taxi Boys (Billy Gilbert, Ben Blue)

Bring 'Em Back a Wife (1933)
When Billy must prove he's married in order to keep his job, Ben goes drag to play his wife


Call Her Sausage (1933)
Ben proves to be the undoing when Billy opens a new deli


Hot Spot (1932)
Good News:  there's a half-naked woman in their cab
Bad News:  the jealous husband shows up


Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly

An All-American Toothache (1936)
Thelma volunteers Patsy as a subject for her dental school friend, who needs somebody to practice on (Johnny Arthur, Mickey Daniels)


Bum Voyage (1934)
The girls find a pair of steamship tickets, unaware that the cabin the tickets are for is inhabited by a gorilla (Noah Young)


Maid in Hollywood (1934)
As she's just about to give up on a Hollywood career, Thelma gets an important screen test (Billy Gilbert) - Sorry about the annoying message during the last several seconds!


Soup and Fish (1934)
A wealthy socialite invites the girls to a party, mistakenly thinking they are social acquaintances whom she wants to entertain a visiting Count


Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts

Alum and Eve (1932)
When a traffic cop stops the girls for speeding, they try to get out of it by telling him they are going to the hospital


The Bargain of the Century (1933)
The girls accidentally get a policeman friend fired (Billy Gilbert)


Let's Do Things (1931)
Two department store clerks who like to sing at work, go out to a nightclub with their dates


The Old Bull (1932)
The girls take a drive to the country, where they hit nearly every farm animal that crosses their path


On the Loose (1931)
The girls, tired of being taken to Coney Island by all the local boys, hook up with two English gents, who want to take them to
—Coney Island!


The Pajama Party (1931)
The girls and their jazz band boyfriends romp in an all-night party in Long Beach


Show Business (1932)
Two girls and their pet monkey create havoc on board a train carrying a traveling Broadway troupe


The Soilers (1932)
Door-to-door salesgirls aren't successful selling to housewives, so they head downtown to sell to their husbands


Strictly Unreliable (1932)
Thelma, locked out of her boarding house for not paying the rent, needs her clothes for her vaudeville act


TravelTalks (Narrator:  James A. FitzPatrick)

A Day in Death Valley (1944)
A tour of the arid, inhospitable region of the southern California desert known as Death Valley


A Wee Bit of Scotland (1949)
We visit Inverness, capital of the ancient Pictish Kingdom; Loch Ness, and Saint Andrews


Ancient India (1952)
We journey through India, to Bundy, then to the pink city of Jaipur, and finally the abandoned city of Amber


Beautiful Budapest (1938)
We visit Budapest, the capital of Hungary, before World War II


Cairo "City of Contrast" (1938)
We take a brief tour of Cairo's beauty, culture, and history


Calling on Costa Rica (1947)
A visit to beautiful Costa Rica


The Capital City, Washington D.C. (1940)
A look at the exteriors of Washington, D.C.'s famous buildings and monuments


Cavalcade of San Francisco (1940)
A Technicolor travelogue celebrating San Francisco, past and present


Cherry Blossom Time in Japan (1936)
The symbolic role of cherry blossoms in Japanese culture is explored as well as the traditional Japanese religions


Chicago, The Beautiful (1948)
A visit to Chicago, featuring the city's architecture and well-known landmarks


Colorful Colorado (1944)
See Colorado's natural wonders, Buffalo Bill's grave, the Will Rogers memorial, and excavations of ancient cliff dwellers at Mesa Verde National Park


Colorful Curacao (1939)
Visit Willemstad, on the island of Curacao, in the Dutch Antilles


George Town, Pride of Penang (1941)
Also known as Prince of Wales Island, Penang is a British colony located off the west coast of the Malay peninsula


Glimpses of Austria (1938)
Learn about the landmarks, people, and customs of Austria


Glimpses of California (1946)
After seeing some popular Hollywood landmarks and flowers, we go to Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park


Glimpses of Florida (1941)
Journey to Miami, then on to Hialeah to watch the thoroughbreds race, and then the Everglades, Cypress Gardens, and Silver Springs


Imperial Delhi (1939)
A look at New Deli, India where we visit mosques and temples, and take a tour of the shopping district, Chandni Chowk


In the Valley of the Rhine (1953)
We take a trip on the Rhine river, with stops at Cologne, Bonn, and Koblenz


Ireland, The Emerald Isle (1934)
A tour through Ireland's countryside, Hope Castle in Castleblayney, and Galway


Java Journey (1939)
We take a tour of beautiful Java and learn about its people


Johannesburg "City of Gold" (1953)
How do you feel about a tour of Johannesburg?


Land of the Taj Mahal (1952)
We visit India, including Bombay, Delhi, New Delhi, and Agra


Life in the Andes (1952)
A traversal of...life in the Andes!


Looking at London (1946)
We take in views of Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and the destruction caused during
World War II


Los Angeles, Wonder City of the West (1935)
A look at L.A. in the mid-1930s, with a trip to the Disney cartoon studio (Walt Disney)


Madeira, Isle of Romance (1938)
Enjoy the largest of the Madeira Islands group in the Atlantic Ocean, with most of the time spent in the capital city of Funchal


Mediterranean Ports of Call (1941)
This time we visit on the ports of Algiers and Monaco in the Mediterranean


Merida and Campeche (1945)
We visit two of the most important cities on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula


Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City (1949)
A visit to many of the neighborhoods and landmarks on Manhattan Island, with an occasional history lesson


Mighty Niagara (1943)
A tour of places along the Niagara River, with spectacular images of Niagara Falls


Night Descends on Treasure Island (1940)
Celebrating the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition's exhibition of classical paintings and lighting effects


Old Natchez on the Mississippi (1939)
A look at the city's preservation of the architecture, apparel, and customs of the antebellum South


Old New Mexico (1940)
We visit the state capital, Santa Fe, and then on to various archaeological sites and a large Navajo Indian reservation


On the Shores of Nova Scotia (1947)
A look at the history, land, and people of Nova Scotia


Oriental Paradise (1936)
We learn about the delicate art of flower arranging, followed by a visit to a deer park and Mount Fuji


Over the Seas to Belfast (1946)
On board the cruise ship The Scythia, we arrive at the port of Belfast, and see the city hall, downtown, the botanical garden, and Parliament


Paris on Parade (1938)
Our guide showcases the Paris International Exposition of 1937, featuring a tour of several nations' pavilions, and water and light shows


Pastoral Panoramas (1950)
We learn about the beauty of the English countryside


Pretoria to Durban (1952)
A look at various areas of the South Africa capital of Pretoria and the city of Durban 332 miles to the south


Roaming Through Michigan (1950)
Take a trip through the northern end of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, with a short visit to the Upper Peninsula


Romantic Nevada (1943)
We experience Nevada's natural wonders, a mining town and a dude ranch, and then Reno "The Biggest Little City in the World"


Scenic Grandeur (1941)
Experience the natural beauty of the Northwestern United States, including Mount St. Helen's and Spirit Lake in Washington, and then to the Columbia Glacier in Alaska


Visiting Italy (1951)
Starting in Rome, we travel the road to Assisi, then on to Pisa, and end in Florence


Where Time Stands Still (1945)
Enjoy visiting a region in Guatemala where native Indian tribes still live without most modern conveniences


Miscellaneous - A

1925 Studio Tour (1925)
A fascinating (and lengthy) tour of the MGM Studio in the mid-1920's


30th Anniversary Jubilee (1955)
To celebrate MGM's 30th anniversary, Johnny Green and the MGM Symphony Orchestra play 11 favorite songs from MGM movies


A Dream of Love (1938)
Composer Franz Liszt receives a flower on his birthday, evoking memories of a long lost love and inspiration (Ian Colin, Sylvia Marriott)


A New Romance of Celluloid - The Miracle of Sound (1940)
MGM sound engineer Douglas Shearer shows how the sound portion of a talking picture is created (Narrator: Frank Whitbeck)


A New Romance of Celluloid - Personalities (1942)
A look at some established Hollywood personalities as well as some up-and-coming actors and actresses (Narrator: Frank Whitbeck)


A New Romance of Celluloid - We Must Have Music (1942)
A short history of movie music from silent films to the elaborate scores for musicals, and background music for dramas (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck)


A New Romance of Celluloid - You Can't Fool a Camera (1941)
A history of cinematography in movies (Narrator: Frank Whitbeck)


A Night at the Movies (1937)
A man and his wife have a tough time at the show (Robert Benchley)


A Strauss Fantasy (1954)
Johnny Green leads the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a medley of Strauss music


Action on the Beach (1964)
A behind-the-scenes look at the D-Day special effects created in filming The Americanization of Emily


Amalfi Way (1955)
A look at the sights, sounds, and customs along Italy's Amalfi Coast (Narrator:  John P. Costello)


Annie Laurie (1936)
18th Century Scottish lovebirds deal with their clans' fighting on opposite sides of a civil war (Ann Rutherford, Dennis Morgan)


Another Romance of Celluloid (1938)
A look at how celluloid movie film is processed, featuring behind-the-scenes glimpses of current MGM productions (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck)


Miscellaneous - B

Bars and Stripes (1937)
Musical short showcases bandleader Dick Winslow and singer Veola Vonn, in a plot similar to O'Henry's The Cop and the Anthem


The Battle of Gettysburg (1955)
We see and hear the various engagements that occurred during the battle, and conclude with President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (Narrator:  Leslie Nielsen)


Beer and Pretzels (1933)
Ted Healy The Three Stooges get jobs as waiters at a night club, and the chaos they cause leads to destruction of the business


Behind the Scenes at MGM (1930)
The people and departments behind the scenes that made MGM's movie magic in the 1920's and 1930's


Benny From Panama (1934)
Jeanette and Eddie get married, but their wedding night is a fiasco


Billy Rose's Casa Manana Review (1938)
A struggling nightclub's fortunes are revived with an elaborate musical number


The Boss Didn't Say Good Morning (1937)
A man thinks he's getting fired when his boss doesn't speak to him upon arrival at work


Miscellaneous - C

The Canary Comes Across (1938)
At Lawburn prison, the convicts love the glee club, directed by Ann, the warden's daughter (Virginia Grey)


Capriccio Italien (1953)
Johnny Green conducts the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the title work


Carnival in Paris (1937)
The janitor of a museum's Egyptology department agrees to help a girl hide from the police (Ann Rutherford)


Challenge the Wilderness (1951)
A promo for Westward the Women, which was filmed on location in Utah (Narrator:  Pete Dailey)


The Christmas Party (1931)
Jackie Cooper wants to throw a Christmas party for his friends on the football team, but needs some help from his fellow MGM stars (Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore)


Cinema Circus (1937)
Various celebrities take part in a circus performance, along with actual circus acrobats and other performers (Lee Tracy)


The City of Little Men (1938)
The story of Boys Town, founded in 1917 as a haven for wayward, homeless, and neglected boys


Convention of the Century (1934)
A behind-the-scenes look at MGM's Chicago convention, to preview the films for the 1934-1935 season


Copy (1929)
A newspaper City Editor wants to run a stories about a ship owner's disregard for safety measures on his vessels (Roscoe Karns)


Crazy House (1930)
Benny Rubin takes a tour of the "Lame Brain Sanitarium" and meets some of its strange patients (Vernon Dent, Polly Moran, Karl Dane)


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Dancing on the Ceiling (1937)
Singing and dancing on all points of the compass


The Day of Rest (1939)
A family man tries to spend a quiet Sunday at home, but his wife and children have other ideas (Robert Benchley)


The Devil's Cabaret (1930)
The assistant to the Devil is told to get more people into his domain
a supposed cabaret! (Edward Buzzell, Mary Carlisle, Ann Dvorak, Charles Middleton)


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Egypt Speaks (1951)
We're touring Alexandria, Egypt and seeing a band, the popular spot of soccer, and listening to songs performed by the police marching band


Every Sunday (1936)
Edna's grandfather is a conductor of a small orchestra that gives concerts in the park every Sunday (Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin)


Eyes of the Navy (1940)
Naval aviators undergo basic training in Pensacola, Florida and advanced training at San Diego, California (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck)


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Filmmaking on the Riviera (1964)
This promotional short for "Joy House" shows the cast and crew filming at locations on the French Riviera (Alain Delon, Lola Albright)


The Flag (1927)
The story of Betsy Ross and the first U.S. flag (in color, with Francis X. Bushman, Enid Bennett)


From the Ends of the Earth (1939)
A look at how materials are shipped by boat "from the ends of the earth" to Hollywood


Further Prophecies of Nostradamus (1942)
Nostradamus' prophecies are applied to the events of World War II (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


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Give Us the Earth (1947)
Dr. Spencer Hatch shows residents of small Mexican villages how to grow food better and become more independent


Going to Blazes! (1947)
A behind-the-scenes look at how equipment is dispatched to fires, life in a fire station, and fire fighter training


The Great American Pie Company (1935)
Two pie vendors discuss merging their businesses, but one of them may have an ulterior motive (Charles "Chic" Sale)


The Great Heart (1938)
The story of Father Damien, who worked for many years among the lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


The Greatest Gift (1942)
Medieval French monks devote the cold nights of winter to offering gifts to Our Lady when spring comes (Edmund Gwenn, Hans Conried)


Gus Edwards' Kiddie Revue (1930)
Singing and dancing numbers by juvenile performers (Narrator:  Douglas Scott)


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Happily Buried (1939)
Two waffle companies plan to merge, but they can't decide on square or round waffle irons until an exotic mystic gives them guidance (Rita Oehmen, John Hubbard, Benny Rubin)


Heart to Heart (1949)
A look at how a bad diet, lack of exercise, and stress contribute to heart disease


Heavenly Music (1943)
Deceased classical composers in Heaven critique bandleader Ted Barry's music (Frederick Brady, Mary Elliott, Eric Blore)


HMS Bounty Sails Again (1962)
A promotional short following the world tour of the "HMS Bounty," built specially by MGM for their 1962 remake Mutiny on the Bounty


Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Here's how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck) Note:  there is no sound for the first 35 seconds


Hollywood Handicap (1938)
A musical short in which a group of stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Handicap, with many stars looking on


Hollywood Hobbies (1935)
Two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities (Joyce Compton, Sally Payne)


Hollywood Party (1937)
Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host a Chinese-themed, celebrity-rich tea party with entertainment, near the Southern California seashore


Hollywood, Style Center of the World (1940)
An examination of how movies often create a demand for the styles seen in them (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck)


Hollywood - The Second Step (1936)
We follow the early career of actress Jane Barnes, from her work as an extra, to getting her first contract (Jane Barnes, Maureen O'Sullivan, Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


Home Movies (1940)
An evening of home movies doesn't turn out as planned (Robert Benchley)


The Horse With the Human Mind (1946)
Bess, the smartest horse in the movies, is put through her paces by her trainer (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck)


How to Be a Detective (1936)
A lecture about different types of criminals, getting their confessions, and sending them to prison (Robert Benchley)


How to Read (1938)
Humorist Robert Benchley offers a tongue-in-cheek lesson on how to avoid eye strain while reading


How to Sleep (1935)
A humorous look at the problems people have trying to sleep (Robert Benchley)


How to Train a Dog (1936)
A new dog owner decides which dog to buy at the pet store and soon learns what not to do (Robert Benchley)


How to Vote (1936)
A man speaking for a candidate does a poor job of representing his man's positions on the issues (Robert Benchley)


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Inflation (1942)
The Devil receives a telephone call from Adolph Hitler, who asks for the Devil's help in the war effort (Edward Arnold)


It's in the Stars (1938)
Fraternity and sorority kids reluctantly agree to stop dating each other, so they can devote more time to studying


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Jimmie Fidler's Personality Parade (1938)
Brief glimpses of over 60 actors and actresses, all of whom started in silent films


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La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935)
Hollywood stars participate in a Mexican-themed revue and festival in Santa Barbara


La Gazza Ladra Overture (1954)
Johnny Green leads the MGM Symphony Orchestra in the title work


Lest We Forget (1937)
MGM and Paramount, feature Gary Cooper, Robert Taylor, Allan Jones, and Harry Carey, Sr., in a salute to Will Rogers shortly after his death


The Little Maestro (1937)
A hungry hobo violinist plays music for food in a nightclub (Jerry Bergen, Billy Gray)


Love on Tap (1939)
Tommy wants to marry Penny, manager of the Merriel Abbott Dancers, but problems keep delaying their marriage


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The Magician's Daughter (1938)
A reporter falls for a magician's daughter, but the newspaper he works for publishes the secrets of her father's illusions (Eleanor Lynn, Frank Albertson, Maurice Cass)


Main Street Today (1944)
A factory owner produces the breech block for a key piece of army artillery (Ray Collins, Henry O'Neill, Narrator:  John Nesbitt)


The Man in the Barn (1937)
Did John Wilkes Booth die in a barn fire after assassinating Abraham Lincoln, or did he survive?  (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


The Man on the Rock (1938)
Did Napoleon die on the island of St. Helena in 1821, or was it a look-alike?  (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 1 (1948)
Martin opens the show with "Over the Rainbow" sung by Freddie Martin, and he dedicates it to a listener in Wyoming


Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 2 (1948)
Martin features a clip of Glenn Miller and an interview and songs by Ted 'Tex' Beneke, who played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra


Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 3 (1948)
Ray Noble and His Orchestra perform four songs, and Buddy Clark joins the orchestra on the last song


Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 4 (1948)
Virginia O'Brien visits Martin's radio show, and Les Brown and His Band of Renown perform some music


Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 5 (1948)
We feature the music of Frankie Carle and His Orchestra, and his daughter Marjorie Hughes as soloist


Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 6 (1948)
Les Brown plays "The Blue Danube," Art Lund sings "Mam'sell" to a beautiful blonde, and Tex Beneke sings "Somebody Loves Me"


Master Will Shakespeare (1936)
A short biography of William Shakespeare highlighting the various jobs he worked at in the theater (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


Mendelssohn's Wedding March (1939)
A fanciful account of how Mendelssohn came to write "The Wedding March."  (E. Alyn Warren, Mary Anderson, Vernon Dent)


The Million Dollar Nickel (1952)
We learn about the importance of the mail service over the course of the United States' history (several stars make cameo appearances)


Miracle at Lourdes (1939)
A scientist takes his wheelchair-bound wife to Lourdes to bathe in the holy waters (Jo Ann Sayers, G.P. Huntley, Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


Moments in Music (1950)
No matter what type of music you like, you'll find it at the movies (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


More About Nostradamus (1941)
Highlights of some of Nostradamus' prophecies that came true in his own day (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


Mr. Blabbermouth (1942)
This film, made during WWII, cautions moviegoers not to spread rumors, which are often initiated by enemy infiltrators to create fear and dissension


The Music Box (1932)
Stan and Ollie try to deliver a piano up a steep flight of stairs (Laurel and Hardy, Billy Gilbert)


Music in Your Hair (1934)
Two German dialect comics go out on the town (Billy Gilbert and Billy Bletcher)


Musical Masterpieces (1946)
Carlos Ramirez and Lucille Norman sing up a storm


My Grandfather's Clock (1934)
A murder has occurred in England, and Philo Holmes and Dr. Watkins are out to investigate it (Franklin Pangborn, Charles Judels)


My Tomato (1943)
Joe Doakes misses eating stewed tomatoes, which he believes incorrectly is being rationed as a war measure (Robert Benchley)


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New Shoes (1936)
Enjoy Arthur Lake and a team of singing shoes (The Andrews Sisters, Mae Questel)


No News is Good News (1943)
Robert Benchley answers questions sent in by people


Northward, Ho! (1940)
This promotional short shows how a movie studio must often prepare a remote location before shooting any film (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck)


Nostradamus and the Queen (1942)
We learn about the prophecies of Nostradamus relating to Catherine de Medici, who was the wife of Henry II, King of France (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


Nostradamus IV (1944)
This short avers that Nostradamus foresaw the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


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Ode to Victory (1943)
A musical suite shows what Americans are fighting for in World War II (Ray Teal)


Old Shep (1936)
A man sadly faces the euthanasia of his old and faithful dog (Charles "Chic" Sale)


Once Over Lightly (1938)
Two barber colleges compete in a football game (Billy Gilbert, Dixie Dunbar)


Over the Counter (1932)
The staff at Drake's Department Store are exasperated when the owner lets his adult son Freddy run rampant in the store (Sidney Toler, Franklin Pangborn)


Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor (1953)
Johnny Green conducts the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the title work


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Pacific Paradise (1937)
This MGM Miniature Musical features Cliff Edwards, and Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiian Orchestra


Pan Handlers (1936)
The girls get jobs selling aluminum cookware door to door (with Patsy Kelly, Pert Kelton, Rosina Lawrence, Grace Goodall)


The Perfect Tribute (1935)
A dramatic story plays out after Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address


Personalities (1942)
MGM showcases performers whose careers are just starting (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck)


Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
Various Hollywood performers put on a pirate-themed variety show on Catalina Island, with many amiable stars in the audience (Charles "Buddy" Rogers)


Pitcairn Island Today (1935)
A look at how life for the residents has changed little since Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers from the HMS Bounty landed (Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


Plan for Destruction (1943)
Germany's defeat in WWI sowed the seeds of its quest for world domination in WWII


Plane Nuts (1933)
The Three Stooges do some Vaudeville routines and semi-elaborate musical numbers with beautiful chorines


Poet and Peasant Overture (1955)
Alfred Wallenstein conducts the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the title work


Portrait of a Genius (1943)
Leonardo Da Vinci developed the precursors to many of our modern military inventions


Prophet Without Honor (1939)
An American Naval officer develops the first maps that chart the oceans' winds and currents


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The Rainbow Pass (1937)
A wife challenges her husband's murderer to combat


Rhapsody in Brew (1933)
The Schmaltz Brothers are tricked into buying a beer garden (Billy Gilbert, Billy Bletcher)


Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga (1939)
Two girls sneak into a Hollywood club and, when they enter a conga line contest, they get more than they expect (Sally Payne, Mary Treen)


Roast-Beef and Movies (1934)
A trio of amateur filmmakers tries to persuade studio executives to exhibit their new movie (Curly Howard)


The Rounder (1930)
A drunkard climbs a ladder into a bedroom in the wrong house and gets romantically involved with the woman who lives there (Jack Benny, Dorothy Sebastian)


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Samaritans of the Alps (1948)
A composite short featuring alpine rescues, horse racing, fishing, and nature


Screen Actors (1950)
We see that movie actors have activities outside their work (Reginald Denny, Gail Patrick, Dan Duryea, Narrator:  John Nesbitt)


Sea Spiders (1930)
Braving great peril, Tahitian boatmen paddle out in their sea spiders to harvest valuable pearl oysters (Narrator:  Gayne Whitman)


Shoe Shine Boy (1943)
A young boy must earn money for a bugle, because he's going into the army the next day


Snow Gets in Your Eyes (1938)
A store clerk tries to win an indoor ski-jumping competition to get the attention of a female coworker (Virginia Grey, Roger Converse)


Some Time Soon (1937)
A young woman dreams Prince Charming will whisk her away from her boring life as an inspector in the razor blade factory (Jean Chatburn, Gregory Gaye, Inez Courtney)


Somewhat Secret (1939)
A school forbids students from participating in swing music, and complications ensue (Mary Howard, Tom Collins)


Song of Revolt (1937)
The story behind the writing of "La Marseillaise," the French national anthem (Leon Ames, Harry Cording, Barbara Bedford)


The Song Writers' Revue (1930)
Showcasing composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music (Jack Benny)


The Spectacle Maker (1934)
A parable about magic glasses and the nature of beauty, truth, good, and evil in 17th Century Germany (Nora Cecil, Harvey Clark)


Spreadin' the Jam (1945)
A young woman, unable to pay her rent, gets unexpected help from the other tenants, who throw a rent party for her (Jan Clayton, Ben Lessy)


Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)
Several members of MGM's galaxy of stars attend an evening of music and a fashion show (Host:  Leo Carrillo)


Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)
Many MGM stars sit around Hollywood's Lido Lounge


Stop Look and Listen (1967)
This offbeat stop-action film examines safe versus hazardous driving techniques with no autos involved


Stuff for Stuff (1949)
A short economic history of the world from Neolithic man through the present day, which espouses free trade and global economics


Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
Nightclub host Reginald Denny introduces singing and dancing acts (The Brian Sisters)


Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)
Winners of the Lucky Stars National Dance Contest (one woman from each state) are welcomed to Palm Springs (Edmund Lowe)


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The Tell-Tale Heart (1941)
Poe's classic tale of murder, guilt, and torment (Joseph Schildkraut, Roman Bohnen)


That Inferior Feeling (1940)
A man is unable to cope with personal emergencies or those in a position of authority (Robert Benchley)


That Mothers Might Live (1938)
The story of Dr. Semmelweis, who found that the deaths of new mothers could be reduced if doctors just wash their hands before treatment


Traffic With the Devil (1946)
A Los Angeles Police motorcycle Sergeant reflects on the growing traffic levels on the nation's roads (Charles Reineke)


Twenty Years After (A New Romance of Celluloid) (1944)
MGM's history from 1924 to 1944, highlighting stars and movies along the way (Narrator:  Frank Whitbeck)


Two Hearts in Wax Time (1935)
Department store mannequins come to life in the store's display window (Jay Eaton, Shirley Ross)


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Violets in Spring (1936)
The president of a company uses psychology to try to get two employees together romantically (George Murphy, Virginia Grey)


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What Price Jazz (1934)
In rhyme, a soapbox preacher enlists Mr. Public Opinion in the Society for the Prevention of Jazz (Ted Fio Rito Orchestra, Shirley Ross)


Wild People (1932)
The Globe Broadcasting Company does a radio show from Dutch New Guinea, with aborigines as performers (Harry Jans, Harold Whalen)


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Miscellaneous - Y

You, John Jones! (1943)
During WWII, John Jones considers how lucky he is in America, where no bombing occurs (James Cagney, Ann Sothern, Margaret O'Brien, Narrator:  Carey Wilson)


Your New Producer (1935)
Robert Benchley shows excerpts from many of David O. Selznick's films


Miscellaneous - Z