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Pathé/RKO Shorts

 
 
 

A Night in a Dormitory (1929)
A schoolgirl tells her dorm sisters about her nightclub adventures  (Thelma White, Ruth Hamilton, Ginger Rogers)

 

At First Sight (1924)
A man needs a new suit of clothes to impress a girl he's just met (Charley Chase, Blanche Mehaffey)

 

Black Cats and Broomsticks (1955)
The role of superstitions, rituals, taboos, talismans, and black cats in mid-20th century America  (Narrator:  Peter Roberts)

 

Decade for Decision (1957)
Short news featurette produced by Pathé-RKO after the Russians launched the first orbiting satellite, Sputnik (Narrator:  Dwight Weist)

                     

Exploring England With Will Rogers (1927)
Will Rogers, America's unofficial ambassador abroad, invites us to rural England

 

Four Minute Fever (1956)
A chronicle of the quest to run a mile in under four minutes starting in the 1920s through the mid-1950s  (Narrator:  Harry Wismer)

 

Game Warden (1955)
A real-life "game protector" for New York state, is shown performing his various duties (Narrator:  Peter Roberts)

 

Headpin Hints (1955)
Professional bowlers Lee Jouglard and Sylvia Wene give instruction to young bowlers, then show their skill at making difficult spares

                     

Holland Sailing (1956)
This Sportscope entry highlights sailboat races in Holland

 

The House I Live in (1945)
Frank Sinatra teaches a group of young boys a lesson in religious tolerance

 

Move On (1917)
A policeman encounters various scoundrels and a lovely girl, and they fall in love (Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard)

 

Polar Outpost (1957)
Radar installations monitor Russian aircraft above the arctic circle

                     

Teenagers on Trial (1955)
A look at the dangers of gangs and adolescent delinquency  (Narrator:  Bob Hite)

 

We Never Sleep (1956)
Highlights of the work of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, America's oldest private detective company  (Narrator:  Peter Roberts)

 

Where is Jane Doe? (1956)
New York City police detectives investigate the case of a missing girl  (Narrator:  Bob Hite)

 

Winging 'Round Europe With Will Rogers (1927)
Humorist Will Rogers pitches commercial aviation during a three-day tour of Europe

                     
 

Miscellaneous Shorts

Army Air Corps First Motion Picture Unit (1943)
A sampling of training and inspirational films for the Army Air Force during WWII

 

The Case Against the 20% Federal Admissions Tax (1953)
The motion picture industry's case for reducing or killing the tax on gross ticket sales

 

War Activities Committee, Winning Your Wings (1942)
An
Inspirational short film with James Stewart, designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces