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Calhoun School, The Way to a Better Future

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"Portrait of Calhoun School, founded in 1892, and its vocational work among rural African Americans of Lowndes County, Alabama. The film shows the living conditions of the poor and illustrates how the school makes a difference in health education, agriculture, and road construction." The Field Guide to Sponsored Films.


Campus Frontiers

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

George Chuck Klein

Description:

"The cooperative plan of education of Antioch College is presented in Campus Frontiers, made by George Chuck Klein. The picture shows how, every ten weeks, half the undergraduates of Antioch exchange classrooms for jobs in offices, factories and hospitals. The frontiers of Antioch's campus are in the world of business, engineering and production. Mr. Klein, traveling over many States, pictured the work experiences of typical Antiochians and shows how their jobs integrate with their classroom studies. The film is an extraordinary record of American industry and science — high lights of the nation's work on a vast scale. Considering the varied lighting difficulties and the problems of organizing setups, Mr. Klein has made an extraordinary picture, the biggest known of its kind. The film is imaginative and clever, with a well planned theme that ties the diverse material together. Numerous cinematic effects are included, and the whole is accompanied by dramatic commentary, recorded on disc." Movie Makers, Dec. 1942, 507.


Cavalcade of America

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Harley H. Bixler

Description:

"Harley H. Bixler, a technician, has been inspired with the might of America, and he has interpreted it according to his lights. In Cavalcade of America, taking our entire country as his canvas, he has painted in, with striking chromatic images, the physical and industrial high lights of our heritage. Here are the sinews of strength, awaiting only the activating force of human endeavor to turn them to the path of power. Here are the mills and the mines, the oil and the electricity, the farms and the factories without equal in our modern world. Mr. Bixler interprets his fine pictorial document with a narrative that is usually vivid but sometimes matter of fact and accompanies the whole with recorded music. Cavalcade of America is a striking study of a tremendous subject." Movie Makers, Dec. 1940, 602.


Civic Artivities

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Manuel Rocker

Description:

This was one of five films Rocker submitted to the American Cinematographer contest of 1937 on the subject of "the service given by some municipal agency of his home city of Cleveland." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1938, 78.


Danger Men Working

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

Charles E. Phillips

Description:

"Film shows examples of men working, but things go wrong" Archives of Ontario.


Day In an African Village, A

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Description:

"Dramatized documentary: Depicts life in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons." National Archives.


Deed to Happiness

Date produced: 1949

Description:

"Cincinnati Movie Club is producing a motion picture glamorizing the nursing profession. Had it been done for the hospitals by commercial professionals, the production would have cost more than $25,000. The film, 'Deed To Happiness,' is designed to promote interest in nursing among high school girls and alleviate the shortage of nurses in hospitals of Greater Cincinnati and Southwestern Ohio. Prints of the full color motion picture, with narration by Howard Chamberlain of VLW, are to be sold at cost to Cincinnati hospitals and screened in high schools." The Cincinnati Inquirer, May 22, 1949, 95.


Early Summer

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

Tatsuichi Okamoto

Description:

"Eastman Kodak Company prize for the finest example of photography in any out-of-door picture whether it wins a cash prize or not was awarded to Tatsuichi Okamoto, Maysuyama, Japan, for 'Early Summer,' 1 reel. This is a different subject than the one which won him second prize." American Cinematographer, Jan. 1933, 25.


Examiner’s Dilemma, The

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Kevin Keelaghan

Description:

The Examiner's Dilemma is situation comedy in color. These 11 minutes of entertainment by Kevin Keelaghan of Los Angeles covers all the phases of male thinking in spite of what's at home. It's about a day in the life of an examiner of applicants for driver's licenses. That in itself is funny—but Kevin adds a few little twists of his own," PSA Journal, Mar. 1970, 43.


Follow the Plow

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

T. W. Willard

Description:

"Well known for its attainments in the commercial film field, the T. W. Willard Motion Picture Company sets a new high in its publicity productions with Follow the Plow. To technical excellence they have added sound sequencing; into a record of vocational education, they have instilled beauty and human interest. The subject matter concerns the training given to selected city boys in the fundamentals of farming at the Bowdoin Farm, operated by the Children's Aid Society of New York City. Tracing the course of these boys from the sidewalks and streets to the fields, at New Hamburg, N. Y., the location of the farm, the film expands with the glorious color of the autumn country and becomes a living essay of the pleasures of farm life. Constantly changing angles and intelligent titling lend pace to the production. Despite the limited interest in the specific subject of plows and cows, the appeal is made universal through magnificent color scenes and competent treatment." Movie Makers, Dec. 1938, 618.


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