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This video is produced by the Sales Training Department of Anheuser-Busch, demonstrating to businesses how to correctly store and serve beer. Series of short shots of beer being poured, producing a large head.  Two shots of cans being opened.  (:08-:35)  Title plate; “It’s How It’s Handled” (:36-:44).  Several exterior shots of the Anheuser-Busch brewery (:45-1:12).  Montage of shots from brewery interior; bottles on a conveyer belt, a room of fermenters (1:13-1:36).  A delivery...
Topics: Anheuser-Busch, Beer, Brewery, Alcohol, Stock Footage
This World War II era news film, official War Film 18, Film Communique 7th Issue, begins with a shot of smoke billowing from an industrial factory with the description, “Exclusive for the Men and Women of American Industry” (00:12). A Signal Corps production circa 1943 to 1944, this black and white reel is labeled an official film of the War Department in cooperation with combat film units of the United States Marines, Navy, and Air Forces. The Burma Outpost Combat Film Unit provided...
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This silent film presents viewers with a brief look at Ceylon and Malaya. Ceylon was the British Crown colony of the country known today as Sri Lanka during the years of 1815 and 1948. It is located in South Asia in the Indian Ocean. The British Malaya is comprised of a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the Island of Singapore. The film begins in Ceylon with shots of the country’s architecture including a tall red and white pagoda (:16). Much of the architectural design was heavily...
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Made in 1942 and shot in color, "The Battle of Midway" is John Ford's masterpiece of documentary filmmaking.  Featuring voice overs by Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda, and Jane Darwell, the film includes material shot by Ford himself during the Japanese bombardment of Midway.  John Ford's handheld, 16mm footage of the battle was captured totally impromptu. He had been in transit on the island, roused from his bunk  by the sounds of the battle, picked up his camera and began shooting....
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This documentary film is about the Battle for Norway during WW2, 1940-1945. The Germans invaded the neutral country in 1940. The invasion set off a resistance by Norwegian underground forces. The film opens with the changing of the guard outside of the Royal Palace in Oslo (:17). King Olaf V (:39) speaks to the severe under-preparedness of Norway prior to WWII and how this event led to the nation joining NATO (1:24). The Germans chose to invade Norway due to its long coast line and the Narvik...
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Produced by the Santa Barbara Police Department circa the mid to late 1970s and directed by Jim Skidmore, this film begins with footage of police vehicles and a brief introduction to law enforcement traffic duties. At 01:07, a young girl on a bicycle is depicted getting ticketed by a police officer by the side of the road. The film goes on to explore the dangers of cyclists disobeying traffic laws and causing accidents, an issue that law enforcement viewed as underrated at the time. The...
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Made in 1951, THE STORY OF KOULA is one of the Marshall Plan films. It tells the story of how the USA shipped mules to Greece, in an effort to halt the deterioration of the social order and economy, to prop up the democratic government and prevent the collapse of the nation into a Communist state. The film neatly exemplifies the capacity of Europe to ‘talk back’ to the USA within the framework of cultural aid programs. In the film, the big Dixie mule shipped from the US to Greece does not...
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This highly-unusual promotional film for the F-16 made by General Dynamics consists mainly of interviews with 20th Century fighter-pilot aces as they recall the performance of their planes and of enemy aircraft. Aces interviewed include W.C. Bill Lambert from World War 1 (footage of Manfred Baron von Richthofen is also shown in this segment); Adolf Galland from the Spanish Civil War and World War 2; Douglas Bader, Robert Stanford-Tuck, Sven Heglund, David Lee Tex Hill, and Erich Hartmann from...
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This color educational/promotional film is about daily life at the Military Academy at West Point, NY. Copyright is 1967.  This color educational and recruiting film is about daily life at the Military Academy at West Point, NY. Copyright is 1967, which means it was released during the Vietnam War.  Opening title: THIS IS THE POINT (:06-:12). Trees on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.  A cannon is fired. Band prepares. Flag flies. A drum is struck. Cadets come down...
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This 1947 film depicts the process of gasoline production from prospecting / surveying to consumer consumption. Detailed graphics describe the oil refining process down to the molecular level. Ethyl Corporation, a fuel additive company founded in 1923 by General Motors and Standard Oil of New Jersey, presents the film. Ethyl Corp distributed tetraethyllead, an organolead compound used as a petro-fuel additive, at the time of the film's distribution.00:07 Title sequence: "Gasoline for...
Topics: General Motors, Gasoline, 1947, Ethyl Corporation, Oil Company, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
This color educational movie "Narcosis" is a "scare film" about the realities of heroin and drug addiction. We believe it dates to the early 1960s, possibly 1962. It was produced by Golden State Film Productions of Berkeley, California and directed by "The State of California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement" (1:33).The title narcosis refers to a state of stupor, drowsiness, or unconsciousness produced by drugs. According to a card at 1:50, actual addicts appear in...
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Made by the Shell Oil Co. as part of the "This is Oil" series of public relations films, this film "Prospecting for Petroleum" was produced by George Pal,  a famed Hungarian-American animator, film director and producer, principally associated with the fantasy and science-fiction genres. The film was re-edited by the Shell Film Unit and released in June 1956. It was directed by Duke Goldstone with music by Clarence Wheeler and animation by Erwin Broner. Backgrounds by famed...
Topics: Shell Oil Co., Shell, Prospecting, Petroleum, George Pal, 1956, Educational Film, Stock Footage
This WWII, U.S. Army Air Forces ground crew training film provides a training on the servicing of the P-39, the principal fighter aircraft in use when the United States first entered WW2. It's a great example of the type of detailed and rather exceptional instructional film produced by for mechanics during the war, that likely saved many millions of dollars in equipment loss and lives. This film focuses specifically on the care and maintenance of the wheels and tires of the craft which (as the...
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1930’S TRAVELOUGE FILM “THE SCREEN TRAVELER: MANILA” This film is of the series called ‘The Screen Traveler’ which was created by the travelogue filmmaker, Andre De La Varre. It takes viewers through a tour of Manila in the Philippines. Narration is by Paul Devlin (:21). Manila is the capital and largest city in the Philippines (:37) and the film begins with an image of the bay which the Spanish had traveled into in 1570 (:42). This is also the site of the Battle of Manila Bay which...
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 This short 1940 travelogue from British Instructional Films/British Pathe takes viewers on a tour of the Jordan Valley, from its origins at the Springs of Dan in the shadows of Mt. Hermon to the mouth of the river at the Dead Sea. The film opens with a map of the Mediterranean and Palestine, and the narrator discusses the route taken during the tour of the valley. Footage shows Mt. Hermon with snow on its peak (01:19). Viewers see where the Jordan River begins at the Springs of Dan (01:45),...
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