MOTION PICTURES AND FILMSTRIPS
An alphabetical list under title of complete entries of the motion pictures and film-strips which were registered for copyright during the period covered by this catalog.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.
Universal Pictures Co., Inc., 1949. 83 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Summary: Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and the Wolf Man.
Credits: Producer, Robert Arthur; director. Charles T. Barton; screenplay, Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant; film editor, Frank Gross. Cast : Bud Abbott. Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange.
© Universal Pictures Co., Inc. ; 8Sep49 (in notice: 1948); LP2719.
ACT YOUR AGE: EMOTIONAL MATURITY.
Coronet, 1949. 14 min., sd. , b&w, 16mm.
Summary: Depicts various forms of emotional immaturity, showing how they continue into adolescence. The film offers a method of self-evaluation to help students overcome the social handicaps that come with the inability to "grow up." For junior and senior high school, college, and adult groups.
Credits: Educational collaborator, Wendell W. Wright.
© David A. Smart; 22Dec49; MP114.
ADULT EDUCATION SERIES.
Filmstrips in this series, produced by A. E. Films, are entered separately under their respective titles.
THE ADVENTURES OF SIR GALAHAD.
Columbia Pictures Corp. 2 reels each, sd., b&w, 35mm. © Columbia Pictures Corp.
Credits: Producer, Sam Katzman; director. Spencer Bennet; screenplay, George H. Plympton, Lewis Clay, David Mathews; film editor, Earl Turner, Dwight Caldwell.
- 2. © 29Dec49; LP2755.
- 3. Prisoners of Ulric. © 5Jan50; LP2767.
- 5. Galahad to the Rescue. © 19Jan50; LP2768.
- 6. Passage of Peril. © 17Jan50; LP2839.
- 7. Unknown Betrayer. © 24Jan50; LP2840.
- 8. Perilous Adventure. © 31Jan50; LP2884.
- 9. Treacherous Magic. © 7Feb50; LP2841.
- 10. The Sorcerer's Spell. © 14Feb50; LP2842.
- 11. Valley of No Return. © 21Feb50; LP2883.
- 12. Castle Perilous. © 28Feb50; LP2885.
- 13. The Wizard's Vengeance. ® 6Mar50; LP2889.
- 14. Quest for the Queen. © 14Mar50; LP2915.
- 15. Galahad's Triumph. ©21Mar50; LP2916.
AESOP'S FABLE—FOILING THE FOX.
(Terrytoon) Terrytoons, Inc. Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.,1950. 7 min., sd., color, 35mm.
Credits: Director, Connie Rasinski; story, John Foster; music, Philip A. Scheib.
© Terrytoons, Inc.; 11Mar50; LP2961.
Nassour Studios, Inc. Released through United Artists Corp., 1949. 80 min., sd., b&w. 35mm.
Summary: A slapstick comedy in which Abbott and Costello penetrate darkest Africa.
Credits: Producer, Edward Nassour; director. Charles Barton; story and screenplay. Earl Baldwin; music. Walter Schumann; film editor, David Gross.
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer.
© Nasbro Pictures, Inc.; 27May49; LP2771.
AGE OF DISCOVERY: SPANISH & PORTUGUESE EXPLORATION.
Coronet. 1950. 11 min., sd., b&w, 16mm.
Summary: Describes the achievements of 15th century Spanish and Portuguese explorers, including Prince Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, and the Conquistadores.
Credits: Educational collaborator, George I. Sanchez.
© David A. Smart; 13Mar50; MP199.
AGGRESSIVE SELLING SERIES.
Filmstrips in this series, produced by Rocket Pictures, Inc., are entered separately under their respective titles.
Columbia Pictures Corp., 1949. 60 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Summary: The experiences of three young women attending a training school for airline hostesses.
Credits: producer, Wallace McDonald; director. Lew Landers; story, Louise Rousseau; screenplay, Robert Libott, Frank Burt; music director, Mischa Bakaleinikoff; film editor. James Sweeney.
Cast : Gloria Henry, Ross Ford, Audrey Long, Marjorie Lord, William Wright. © Columbia Pictures Corp.; 25Aug49; LP103.
ALBERT IN BLUNDERLAND.
John Sutherland Productions, Inc., 1950. 10 min., sd., color, 16mm.
Summary : An animated cartoon in which life in an ant colony is used to interpret the importance of freedom and justice in American labor.
© Harding College; 3Jan50; MP5112.
ALL I CAN DO.
Wilding Picture Productions, Inc., for Coopers. Inc. , 1949. 24 min., sd., b&w. 16mm.
Summary: A training film designed to show salesmen the proper methods of retailing men's wear, with emphasis on Cooper Jockey merchandise. Stresses four points in selling: attention, interest, conviction, and desire.
Credits: Director, Edward Grabill; story, Albert L. Weeks; film editor, John Cook.
© Coopers. Inc.; 16Dec49; LP2796.
ALL STAR COMEDY.
Motion pictures in this series, produced by Columbia Pictures Corp., are entered separately under their respective titles.
ALL THE KING'S MEN.
Columbia Pictures Corp., 1950. 109 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. Based on Robert Penn Warren's novel of the same title.
Summary: It can happen here is the theme of this story of the rise and fall of an American dictator, governor of a Southern state, who comes to believe that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means.
Credits: Producer, Shirley Miller; director and author of screenplay, Robert Rossen; music director, Morris Stoloff; music, Louis Gruenberg; film editor, Al Clark. Cast: Broderick Crawford. Joanne Dru, John Ireland. John Derek, Mercedes McCambridge.
© Columbia Pictures Corp.; 5Jan50; LP2764.
ALPINE CHAMPIONS. (Sports Parade)
Vitaphone Corp., 1950. A Warner Bros, short subject. 10 min., sd., color, 35mm.
Summary: Scenes of Alpine climbers attempting to climb the snow-crested heights of Mount Blanc.
Credits: Written by Charles L. Tedford; narrator. Art Gilmore.
© The Vitaphone Corp. ; 29May50; MP140.
Jam Handy Organization, Inc. , for Hotpoint. Inc. © 1950. Film- strip, 68 frames, b&w, 35mm.
Summary: Demonstrates the features of the Hotpoint water heater.
©Hotpoint, Inc.; © 19Jun50; JU6468.
THE AMAZING MR. BEECHAM.
Two Cities Films, Ltd., London. 1949. Released in U. S. by Eagle Lion Films, Inc., 1950. 86 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. Released in England under the title, "The Chiltern Hundreds. "Based on William Douglas Home's play. "The Chiltern Hundreds."
Summary: The present-day British political scene is satirized in this comedy about a parliamentary by-election in which a young nobleman is defeated by his own butler.
Credits: Producer, George H. Brown; director, John Paddy Carstairs; screenplay, William Douglas Home, Patrick Kirwan; music, Benjamin Frankel; film editor, George Clark. Cast : Cecil Parker, A. E. Matthews, David Tomlinson, Lana Morris, Marjorie Fielding.
© Two Cities Films, Ltd.; 3Feb50; LP2964.
====AMBUSH.==== Loew's Inc., 1949. An MGM picture. 88 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. Based on Luke Short's story of the same title.
Summary: A Western in which a U. S. cavalry troop attacks the Apache Indians to free a white woman captive, but is in turn ambushed by the Indian survivors and almost annihilated.
Credits: Producer, Armand Deutsch; director, Sam Wood; screenplay. Marguerite Roberts; music. Rudolph G. Kopp; film editor, Ben Lewis. Cast: Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl, Don Taylor, Jean Hagen. © Loew's Inc.; 12Dec49; LP2727.
THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT.
- Congress: Organization and Procedure. JP243.
- Constitution: Principles and Methods of Change. JP242.
- Federal Courts and Law Enforcement. JP250.
- Federal Finance. JP246.
- Federal System. JP241. JP251.
- Foreign Relations. JP240.
- Political Parties and Elections. JP245.
- The President: Office and Powers. JP241.
- Public Administration and Civil Service. JP248.
THE ANCIENT MAYA.
SEE Heritage of the Maya. AA148523.
AND BABY MAKES THREE.
Santana Pictures. Released through Columbia Pictures Corp., 1949. 83 min., sd., b&w. 35 mm.
Summary: A comedy in which a divorcee capitalizes on an erroneous diagnosis of pregnancy to regain her husband.
Credits: Producer. Robert Lord; director, Henry Levin; story and screenplay. Louis Breslow, Joseph Hoffman; music director, Morris Stoloff; film editor. Viola Lawrence. Cast: Robert Young, Barbara Hale, Janis Carter, Robert Hutton, Billie Burke.
© Santana Pictures; 7Dec49; LP2776.
ANGEL WITH THE TRUMPET.
London Film Productions. Ltd. Released in the U. S., 1950. 11 reels, sd., b&w. 35mm. Based on Ernst Lothar's novel "Der Engel mit der Posaune."
Summary: The history of two generations of a Viennese family from the romantic days of the Mayerling affair to the grim time of the Nazi invasion and the second World War.
Credits: Producer, Karl Hartl; director. Anthony Bushell; screenplay, Karl Hartl, Franz Tassie; English adaptation, Clemence Dane, W. E. C. Fairchild; film editor, R. E. E. Beck. Cast: Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, Norman Wooland, Maria Schell. Olga Edwardes.
© London Film Productions. Inc.; 16Jun50; LP152. Pub. in London 16Jun50.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.
Loew's Inc., 1950. An MGM picture. 107 min., sd., color. 35mm. Based on the musical com- edy of the same title by Irving Berlin, Herbert Fields, and Dorothy Fields.
Summary: A musical comedy in which Annie Oakley, expert markswoman in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, learns how to get a man with a gun.
Credits: Producer. Arthur Freed; director, George Sidney; screenplay, Sidney Sheldon; music. Irving Berlin; music director, Adolph Deutsch; film editor. James E. Newcom. Cast : Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern. J. Carrol Naish, Edward Arnold.
© Loew's Inc.; 21Apr50; LP114.
Pyramid Productions, Inc., 1950. 2 reels, sd., b&w. 16mm.
Summary: The first wedding anniversary celebration of an RAF pilot and his wife is held under strange circumstances.
Credits: Producer, director, and author of screenplay, John Reinhardt.
© General Television Enterprises, Inc.; 6Mar50 (in notice: 1949); LP2874.
Ace Pictures, Inc., 1950. 2 reels, sd., b&w, 16mm.
Summary: A doctor is chosen by a strange trio of men to remind complacent Americans of the ideals upon which their country was founded.
Credits: Producer, Louis Brandt; director, Lewis D. Collins; screenplay, Oliver Crawford; film editor, Henry Adams.
© General Television Enterprises, Inc.; 15Apr50 (in notice: 1949); LP56.
Jam Handy Organization, Inc., for Mullins Manufacturing Corp. ® 1950. Filmstrip, 49 frames, b&w, 35mm.
Summary: A training film for salesmen of Youngstown Kitchens.
© Mullins Manufacturing Corp.; 1c 12May50; JU6408.
THE APOSTLES' CREED.
(The Visual Catechism, pt. 1) Society for Visual Education, Inc., 1949. Filmstrips, b&w, 35mm.
Summary: A series of eight filmstrips interpreting the meaning of the Apostles' Creed. 1. The Purpose of Man's Existence. —2. The Perfection of God and the Trinity. —3. The Creation and the Fall of Man. —4. Actual Sin. —5. Incarnation and Redemption. —6. Grace and the Holy Ghost. —7. The Catholic Church. —8. Communion of Saints and Four Last Things.
Credits: Arranged by Joseph Burns Collins and Leo Joseph McCormick.
© Joseph B. Collins, Leo J. McCormick; 1Dec49; A43686.
APPLICATION OF FUNDAMENTALS.
JU6451. SEE The Fundamentals of Refrigeration. No. 5.
APPOINTMENT WITH FEAR.
SEE The Good Humor Man. LP7.
Rockett Pictures, Inc., for DeSoto, 1950. Filmstrip, 99 frames, b&w, 35mm.
Summary: A training film for DeSoto dealers and salesmen.
Credits: Author, William H. Gary.
© Rockett Pictures, Inc.; 15Jun50; JP266.
Herbert E. Budek Co. , Inc., 1949. Filmstrip. 64 frames, b&w, 35mm.
Summary: Scenes of famous cathedrals and buildings illustrate various architectural styles.
Credits: Arrangement and manual by "Foto Marburg" University Institute of Fine Arts.
© Herbert E. BudekCo., Inc.; 1Dec49; JP6094.
ARE PROSPECTS DIFFERENT? (Aggressive Selling Series)
Rockett Pictures, Inc., 1949. Filmstrip, 119 frames, b&w, 35mm.
Summary: A training film for salesmen. Credits: Author, William H. Gary.
© Rockett Pictures, Inc.; 5Jul49; JP6241.
Republic Productions, Inc., 1950. 67 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Summary: A Western in which a cowboy, arrested for a theft of which he is innocent, uncovers an underhanded plot to gain control of oil-bearing lands.
Credits: Associate producer, Franklin Adreon; director, R. G. Springsteen; screenplay, Bradford Ropes; music,
Stanley Wilson; film editor, Harry Keller.
Cast : Rex Allen, Teala Loring, Gordon Jones, Minerva Urecal, James Cardwell. © Republic Pictures Corp.; 31Mar50 (in notice: 1949); LP33.
ART BELONGS TO ALL CHILDREN.
The Ohio State University, College of Education, 1950. Distributed by The University Press. Filmstrip, 54 frames, color, 35mm.
Summary: Presents the artistic achievments of children.
Credits: Authors, Manuel Barken, Coretta Mitchell; narrator, Howard Nadel.
© The College of Education, The Ohio State University; 1May50; JP219.
AS WE SEE RUSSIA.
SEE Guilty of Treason. LP2908.
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE.
Loew's Inc., 1950. An MGM picture. 112 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. Based on W. R. Burnett's novel of the same title.
Summary: A crime melodrama about a masterful jewel robbery and the subsequent double-dealing that precipitates the doom of the participants.
Credits: Producer, Arthur Hornblow, Jr.; director, John Huston; screenplay, Ben Maddow, John Huston; music, Miklos Rozsa; film editor, George Boemler. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe.
© Loew's Inc.; 25Apr50; LP85.
ATMOSPHERE AND ITS CIRCULATION.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., 1949. Filmstrip, 78 frames, b&w, 35mm. Based on the classroom film of the same title.
Summary: Explains the composition of the atmosphere, the meaning of atmospheric pressure, the causes and effects of atmospheric circulation, and the system of prevailing winds.
© Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc.; 28Dec49; JP6199.
Presented by the editors of Life, 1949. Filmstrip, 57 frames, color & sepia, 35mm.
Summary: Shows the development of thinking on the atom from the Greeks through Galileo, Newton, Dalton and others to the modern conception. Illustrates the structure of the atom by means of models and experiments.
Credits: Technical production by Science Pictures, Inc.
© Time Inc.; 7Nov49; JP6125.
THE ATTITUDE THAT GETS BUSINESS. (Aggressive Selling Series)
Rockett Pictures, Inc., 1949. Filmstrip, 107 frames, b&w, 35mm.
Summary: A training film for salesmen. Credits: Author, William H. Gary. © Rockett Pictures, Inc.; 5Jul49; JP6242.
AU DELA DES GRILLES.
SEE The Walls of Malapaga. LP80.
AUDITION FOR AUGUST. (Screenliner, no. 7)
RKO Pathe, Inc., 1950. 9 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Summary Presents the pianist, Jan August, and the vocalist, Kitty Kallen. Credits: Producer, Burton Benjamin; director, Herman Fuchs; editor, Isaac Kleinerman.
© RKO Pathe, Inc.; 24Feb50; MP147.
AUSTRALIAN SURF MASTERS. (Sportscope, no. 2)
RKO Pathe, Inc., 1949. 8 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Summary: Demonstrates the lifesaving technique of the Australian rescue squads at Sidney. Shows a surf boat race and surf board races for single and double skiers.