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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
movies

eye 653,925

favorite 493

comment 80

This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Rick Prelinger
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by St. Ives Productions
movies

eye 176,154

favorite 37

comment 2

Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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movies

eye 563,083

favorite 495

comment 19

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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movies

eye 349,920

favorite 279

comment 22

from tape 0517 PA8151 Burlesque (including Sheree) 016.10, PA6908
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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movies

eye 260,213

favorite 137

comment 4

favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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movies

eye 442,587

favorite 358

comment 25

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies

eye 315,844

favorite 132

comment 24

U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 783,219

favorite 643

comment 76

Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 76 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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movies

eye 4,293

favorite 10

comment 0

000631
Topic: 000631
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movies

eye 468,216

favorite 432

comment 29

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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by Crawley Films
movies

eye 106,315

favorite 196

comment 7

Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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movies

eye 74,351

favorite 363

comment 7

Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 368,073

favorite 235

comment 23

Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by Simmel-Meservey
movies

eye 124,636

favorite 135

comment 23

Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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by Unknown
movies

eye 110,186

favorite 278

comment 4

Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

eye 87,972

favorite 840

comment 3

Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 52,209

favorite 398

comment 5

PA-2177 ìWonderful Worldî 08:01:14:28 - 08:45:06:23 Color Sound 1959 "Wonderful World" Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. 08:01:14:28...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
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by MPO Productions
movies

eye 205,298

favorite 676

comment 30

Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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movies

eye 50,031

favorite 327

comment 6

Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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movies

eye 21,485

favorite 254

comment 3

0739 PA9033 Time Pulls the Trigger
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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movies

eye 4,341

favorite 12

comment 3

001326
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: 001326
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movies

eye 26,232

favorite 62

comment 6

favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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movies

eye 227,862

favorite 148

comment 8

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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movies

eye 22,511

favorite 112

comment 5

To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies

eye 141,856

favorite 308

comment 15

"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
movies

eye 482,280

favorite 412

comment 36

Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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movies

eye 2,040

favorite 6

comment 0

001330
Topic: 001330
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movies

eye 208,697

favorite 200

comment 6

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 131,165

favorite 191

comment 20

Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 118,672

favorite 275

comment 14

Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 452,765

favorite 352

comment 37

This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 37 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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movies

eye 60,522

favorite 332

comment 24

0696 PA8508 Out of This World
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )
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movies

eye 13,392

favorite 28

comment 7

Communicates through a child's eyes the problem of molestation. A little girl is rescued by the police who explain to her how to avoid dangerous situations and how to deal with them when they arise.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
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by On Film, Inc.
movies

eye 81,134

favorite 205

comment 11

Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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by U.S. War Department
movies

eye 327,801

favorite 373

comment 23

Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 223,616

favorite 527

comment 25

Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies

eye 144,055

favorite 308

comment 58

Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 58 reviews )
Topic: Political science
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
movies

eye 138,195

favorite 158

comment 9

Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 54,406

favorite 106

comment 5

Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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by Ferno (John) and Losey (Joseph)
movies

eye 32,603

favorite 44

comment 5

Poetic exposition of a child's day at a modern (progressive education-minded) summer camp. Produced by John Ferno and Joseph Losey.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Children, Society: Education, Recreation
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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
movies

eye 24,202

favorite 61

comment 6

Emphasizes the danger of attacks on children, dramatizing typical approaches. Shows what can be done to reduce the problem by making children aware of it and ready to take precautions when accosted by strangers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by Various
movies

eye 277,182

favorite 380

comment 13

Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Wilensky (Stewart)
movies

eye 52,186

favorite 127

comment 11

Exploration of the colorful counterculture of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Narrator: Jean Shepherd. Director, producer and screenwriter: Stewart Willensky. Beat life-avant-garde poetry and music: Charles Mills.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: New York City: History, Counterculture, Bohemianism
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies

eye 21,474

favorite 180

comment 3

Explains steps to take in case of an atomic bomb alert or a bombing without warning at school, in the open or at home. Gives simple explanation of nuclear fusion. 22:22:22 Classic atomic eyeball shot 22:22:50 CU Hands operating a Geiger Counter 22:22:54 CU Students faces 22:22:57 CU Hands on a Geiger Counter 22:23:29 Atomic Scientists doing experiments 22:23:45 Animation of atomic bomb detonating in city 22:24:08 Animation of faceless boy in from of faceless family. In the background a cutout...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 60,842

favorite 185

comment 14

Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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by Interlude Films
movies

eye 196,983

favorite 298

comment 46

A group of children, all wearing ape masks, rides their bicycles to the park for a picnic. Along the way, all but one are eliminated for violating basic bike safety rules. This strange film was narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Script and Direction: Dale Jennings. Photography: Max Hutto. Art Direction: Ralph Hulett. With Dick Hutto, Janice Powell, Lucie Hagens, Ralph Hulett, Clyde L. Johnson, Dave Hembree, Colleen Hutto, Charles Hagens, Kevin Lindsay, Dan Whitehead, Don Moody, Diane Chambers,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 46 reviews )
Topics: Bicycles, Safety: Bicycle, Animals: Apes
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by Williams (Clem) Films
movies

eye 1,405

favorite 5

comment 1

One of the cheapest Santa films ever produced. Shot in Pittsburgh, with blurry home movie footage of Santa parades (on one float he sticks out of a giant chimney, on another he stands in the cockpit of a rocket ship). Santa sits in a vinylite Laz-E-Boy as he orders his elves (kids dressed in leotards) around. Features a trip to a department store and endless footage of a large toy train setup. Grueling.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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movies

eye 82,320

favorite 102

comment 9

Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 137,098

favorite 167

comment 28

Promotional film for the controversial Chevrolet Corvair.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topic: Automobiles: Advertising
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movies

eye 141,830

favorite 219

comment 11

Mild stag film starring Adele Doleman
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Various
movies

eye 230,394

favorite 394

comment 33

Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 33 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 2,701

favorite 6

comment 2

Film about farmers getting produce and vegetable to market. 01:40:02:09 VS corn stalks, CU corn on stalk; CU crate of white onions; CU crate of sweet potatoes; CU crate of peaches. VS women in field picking tomatoes; CU woman picking tomatoes; man in field picking tomatoes, yellow flowers also in field, CU dirty disembodied hands place tomatoes into bucket full of red tomatoes. 01:41:22:00 VS men lifting crates of tomatoes labeled Kern’s Catsup Los Angeles onto truck; pan over dozens of open...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Crawley Films, Ltd.
movies

eye 155,905

favorite 170

comment 10

Social-sex development of Bill and Mary and how they came to meet, fall in love and marry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 195,550

favorite 243

comment 23

Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Communism
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 131,833

favorite 403

comment 32

Romp through the futuristic landscape of the Seattle World's Fair, centered in the Bell System pavilion.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 32 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: Seattle, 1962, Communication: Telephone, Futurism
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movies

eye 58,916

favorite 49

comment 3

0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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movies

eye 908

favorite 3

comment 0

000642
Topic: 000642
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by Tullio Pellegrini
movies

eye 616,222

favorite 175

comment 10

Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1
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movies

eye 29,756

favorite 67

comment 4

This early nudie-film, showing two naked women lolling around a rocky landscape, is more quaint than erotic. It's not clear what the original purpose was - it appears to be an excerpt from a longer film, and the peculiar title, in combination with the occasional mild nuzzling of the protagonists, suggests some kind of cautionary film about lesbianism. For our purposes, these gentle images of two naked women (one thin, and the other, well, Rubenesque), crossing a meadow picking flowers, climbing...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by De Vry School Films, Inc.
movies

eye 28,268

favorite 202

comment 2

Possibly some shots to be logged. Boy turning around with ball in hand, shot both in and out of his POV. How a boy can make a refractive telescope. Reflecting telescope. Make-believe trip to the Moon by airplane The planets
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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movies

eye 546,870

favorite 267

comment 9

Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 211,368

favorite 443

comment 26

Classic instructional film for teen daters, presented here in the rare (but incomplete) Kodachrome version.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Dating, Gender roles
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies

eye 71,874

favorite 76

comment 5

Writing, editing and mass production of books.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Communication: Books
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by Vision Associates
movies

eye 84,499

favorite 325

comment 20

Loving tribute to America's favorite stimulant.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topic: Coffee
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by Iowa State Teachers' College
movies

eye 95,966

favorite 60

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This idealized story of four years in the life of Kay, Jean, Helen, and Louise evokes the lost world of Iowa State's Home Economics Division in the fifties. When an assembly speaker at the high school talks of girls who studied home economics in college, Kay is smitten. But it is a big thing for someone in her family to attend college. She convinces her parents to make the sacrifice and is so eager to leave that she is packing her bags just minutes after receiving her acceptance letter. There...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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movies

eye 27,583

favorite 66

comment 17

0584 PA8478 Dollar Store #2
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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movies

eye 95,871

favorite 112

comment 2

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by AT&T
movies

eye 19,579

favorite 229

comment 2

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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movies

eye 65,407

favorite 230

comment 19

Promotional film for Westinghouse refrigerator line featuring a system of sticker-like decorations enabling purchasers to style their appliances as they choose. Vague hippie-type flower-power graphics; scenes of mod-dressed middle-class conventional people
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Sutherland (John) Productions in Association With Film Counselors, Inc.
movies

eye 17,417

favorite 105

comment 1

This animated cartoon follows the adventures of "Colonel Cosmic," a Martian, as he learns that Oil and Competition are the two things that make America great. It is a sci-fi-influenced economic tract on the strengths of Earth-style free enterprise economics, compared to a stagnating Mars under the fist of a certain Mr. Ogg, who centrally controls the Martian economy. In the film, a Martian undercover agent flies from Mars to Earth to learn about the oil industry, and finds that the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by National Geographic Society
movies

eye 5,548

favorite 11

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Studies Brazil, the largest country of South America and its people, industry and customs. Shows Brazil's varied climatic conditions.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Bray Studios, Inc.
movies

eye 8,548

favorite 20

comment 1

animation of larynx and voicebox animation of vocal chords animation of resonance space when different speech sounds are vocalized
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by National Education Program
movies

eye 26,422

favorite 78

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Demonstrates the widespread ownership of America's basic wealth and the equitable distribution of national income. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War
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movies

eye 47,521

favorite 50

comment 2

Animated.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )