Most widely held works by RKO-Pathe
Siege ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
In September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, the American film-maker Julien Bryan found himself the only neutral photographer to remain in Warsaw. Over a period of two weeks he shot several thousand feet of film, recording the devastation of the city and the anguish of its people. Early in 1940, his film Siege was released in theatres throughout the United States and in later years the material he brought back was used in many compilations, including Frank Capra's Why we fight series.
War atrocities the horrors of war ( Visual )
in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
This videotape is comprised of U.S. newsreel footage and captured German and Japanese film which show scenes of Hitler and Mussolini, describe concentration camps and prisoner of war camps, show war criminal trials and executions, and describe the aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Having wonderful time ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Tired of the daily grind, a working girl abandons her typewriter and heads for a Catskills resort in hopes of "Having Wonderful Time". Two weeks of R&R, turns into romp and romance. A lumberjack boss's son is neglecting his duties in favor of romancing an entertainer from the "Carnival Boat". A runaway train, a bursting dam, wild brawls and falling trees add havoc and humor to this bustling story.
Disney primitive collection Alice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Compilation of early Walt Disney "Alice cartoons" in which a real little girl interacts with cartoon characters, such as Julius the cat. Cartoon craft is a brief newsreel which visits the Disney studio at the time of making Snow White, illustrating all the stages of production, including recording the effects and music.
What price Hollywood ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
An aspiring young movie starlet finds that life isn't your own as an actress. Both marriage and her career meet pitfalls.
Conquer by the clock ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1943 and 1991 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Directed toward workers at home during World War II, reminding them that every minute of time counts when they are working for the war, and dramatizing what could happen to the men in the services through the loss of a few minutes or hours.
They knew what they wanted ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Laughton, a grape grower in California, proposes by mail to Lombard, a lonely waitress. A tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness.
Flicker flashbacks ( Visual )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A collection of old-time silent movies, re-scored and narrated, featuring the most popular silent film stars. Includes westerns, comedy, horror, adventure, and romance and includes footage of Sarah Bernhardt, Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford.
Black cats and broomsticks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A documentary about superstitions. Television is depicted.
Streamlined ; Don't let it happen to you ; Stop, look, and listen ; It doesn't have to happen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Chiefly a compilation of classic safety films issued by the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads in the 1940's as employee training films. First segment is a promotional film on the Santa Fe Silver Streak passenger line.
Letter to a rebel ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of what it means to be an American living in a country with a free enterprise system.
Aqua babes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The white-tail buck ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Documentary short on the hunting of the white-tail buck, and on the father-son bonding that results from a father teaching his son to hunt.
American universities brave new world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A compilation of five 1940s, 50s and 60s films illustrating life in American universities. Includes films showing the education and training of African Americas as part of the WWII effort, military training of college students including training of women to assume jobs usually done by men, the 1969 Columbia University strike, and views on the education of women students at mid-century.
Races to remember ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A compilation of famous horse races from 1947 to 1954.
Horrors of the Third Reich documentary ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A collection of films from the World War II era. Includes William Shirer speaking about the Hitler Jugend, five wartime newsreels, and a film about the trials of Nazi leaders at Nuremberg.
Herring hunt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Shows the competition between fishing fleets off the Canadian Pacific coast during the autumn herring season and their race to net their catch before the quota is taken and the fishing area closed. Demonstrates modern techniques used by Captain Alec Ward and his crew to locate the fish and make a haul of nine tons of herring in a single net.
Who's delinquent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Through a story about a newspaper investigation of a youthful crime wave in an American town, points out that lack of recreational facilities and crowded schools contribute to juvenile delinquency, and shows the need for community groups to take corrective and preventive action on the problem.
White House ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A conducted tour through the White House with a view of life there in the early days.
Decade for decision ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A documentary focusing on the importance of education for a strong American society, which was under the Cold War threat in the early 1960s. The University of Buffalo serves as an example of how American colleges and universities need to prepare young people for the challenges of that time.
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