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Films Screened In 1954

The Letter (, 1953)
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The Living World (Rev. Hamilton Aikin, )
This is a good example of a religious promotional film. There is nothing spectacular about it: no highly paid artist,' acted parts, and no elaborate sets were used in its production. But the film com… Read more

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Carl Dreyer, 1928)
The most striking quality of Carl Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc" is its uniqueness in that no film before or since has been made with such complete singleness of purpose, and few directors hav… Read more

The Plant and Water (, 1953)
It is still rare for a scientist of note to concern himself directly with films for popular education in science. Professor Jan Calabek is not only a scientist who appreciates the value of such popul… Read more

The Steel Worker (Hugh McInnes, 1953)
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The Wanderer (Roberto Rossellini, 1948)
With "The Wanderer" Rossellini abandoned for the first time his theme of postwar conditions to make a simple and beautiful film. It is dedicated to the art of Anna Magnani, who is the only profession… Read more

The Work of Master Stwosz (S. Mozdzenski, 1953)
One of the world's masterpieces is the famous mediaeval altar of Krakow's Church of St. Mary, completed by the sculptor Stwosz in 1489. During World War 2, the Nazis shipped the altar to Nuremberg. I… Read more

They Planted A Stone (Robin Carruthers, 1953)
The dramatic story of how new life was brought to the immense desert of the Sudan by harnessing the waters of the River Nile, and creating such fertile country as that of the Gezira Cotton Scheme: ho… Read more

Three American Ballads (Alfred Kouzel, 1953)
Humorous sketches and semi &ndash: abstract drawings are used to interpret the three ballads "Acres of Clams," "Old Dan Tucker," and "John Henry" as sung by Cisco Houston. ... The Variations and Fugu… Read more

Une Partie de Campagne (Jean Renoir, 1936)
Jean Renoir produced this delightful little cameo, adapting it from one of Guy de Maupassant's short stories. It is the story ol a French family picnicing in the country. A typical Parisian family se… Read more

V For Volunteers (Leslie McFarlane, 1951)
Designed for use by social, culture and welfare agencies enlisting volunteer workers. Emphasizes that too many people expect that all social services are the responsibility of federal, state and muni… Read more

Valley Town (Willard Van Dyke, 1940)
The story of how machines made a “boom” town with factories running at top speed &nash: and then how more machines broke the prosperity of the town, bringing misery and unemployment to its inhabi… Read more

When Bee Meets Bee (C. P. Abbott, 1953)
A record of observations on bee behaviour made in England by Dr. O G. Butler and Mr. J. B. Free working at the Rathamsted Experimental Station. ... Read more

Wind From The West (Arne Sucksdorff, 1942)
A blend of fact and fantasy, set in the land of the Lapps in northernmost Sweden. In a schoolhouse young Nils sits dreamily longing that lie might go with the older Lapps on their yearly migration to… Read more

WORLD WITHOUT END (Basil Wright, Paul Rotha, 1953)
World Without End shows the work being carried out in undeveloped countries by the workers of UNESCO and organiza¬tions connected with it. ... First we travel to Mexico, to the island of Yunuen o… Read more

Year of Alesh (, 1953)
A documentary film issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous creative artist and painter, Mikolas Alesh. ... Read more

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