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Films In 1950

Famous paintings in the Hapsburg Collection are shown, including works of Teniers, Veronese, Rubens, Vermeer, Velasquez, Rembrandt and Tintoretto. The film shows detailed close-ups of many paintings. ... Read more
Migrants living on the outskirts of a typical United States community in a slum area are the subject matter. Townsmen become aroused when children from the bad area are permitted to attend public schools. Public animosity is stirred up by the alleged possibility of disease and uncleanliness ... Read more
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Ernst Barlach-1870-1938, sculptor and poet. "His forbidding, clean and beautiful works portray the modern man in his nakedness, truth and plight." ... Read more
An army of men is needed for the "turn round" of the S.S. Bravo which plies with freight and passengers between Hull and Gothenburg. Each "turn round" is a test of professional skill and a race against time. ... Read more
A progress report on the fight against cancer. The cancer cell, a tiny pinpoint of life, is the target against which a whole battery of scientific research is levelled. To explain the complexity of the problem, the film traces the growth and multiplication of a single fertilized cell into an adult ... Read more
A bright, inconsequent, irresponsible tour of existentialist Paris; an elaborate avant garde joke, photographed mainly in the streets, theatres and jazz cellars of St. Germain de Pres. It features guest appearances galore, an existentialist commentary, and a finale set in the future as the aged ... Read more
Authentic dances and music of India illustrating the dance of India as a ceremonial and form of entertainment. The fable of the vain peacock is told with hand and facial gestures and body movements by Lakshimi Wana Singh, one of India's outstanding dancers. ... Read more
A short, dramatic episode is presented in four different versions for stage, radio, television and motion pictures. ... Read more
Hazel Woodus a Shropshire primitive living with her wild father (a harpist and coffin maker) at the end of the last century is more devoted to her pet fox than she is to human society. She is pursued by a lascivious local squire Jack Reddin of Undern, and although she resists his advances. Jack's ... Read more
In 1808, Spain was "peacefully" invaded by Napoleon's armies and received her first taste ai totalitarian government. The Spaniards rebelled and were plunged into a long, bloody, cruel war. Francisco de Goya, the great Spanish painter, recorded the transition from peace to rebellion in a series of ... Read more
An interview with "Grandma Moses", one of the best known artists in America today. Many of the paintings of Anna Mary Robertson, now in her nineties, are included. ... Read more
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An intimate picture of life in the Middle ... Ages as recorded in detailed miniatures of ... illuminated manuscripts of the 14th and ... 15th centuries found in the Bibliotheque ... Nationale in Paris. Recreated is the daily ... work of the French peasants, life and pleasures of nobility in the ... Read more
... ... The place is Hollywood, lonely for scriptwriter Dixon Steele (Bogart) who is suspected of murdering a young woman, until girl-next-door Laurel Gray (Grahame) supplies him with a false alibi. But is he the killer? Under pressure of police interrogation, their tentative relationship threatens ... Read more
Illustrates the proper care and handling of a pocket knife, using as an example the carving of a Katcina Doll lamp. Shows initial preparations, the whittling down of material to rough dimensions, carving detail and the painting of an Indian design to finish the lamp. ... Read more
Two minutes of eye-teasing corrugations. ... Read more
This film aroused considerable controversy when it was first made and material ... alterations and deletions were insisted on ... before it was allowed to he shown. The ... film in its present form is recognized as a ... factual portrayal of the life of the famous ... painter. The life of the young ... Read more
Lights of Variety was Fellini's first major work; he shared directorial credit with Alberto Lattuada. The story concerns the rise to stardom of a stage-struck young girl, Liliana. She sees a performance by a second-rate touring company in a small Italian town, follows them to the next town where ... Read more
story of Local 100, an affiliate of a national union. The sudden dismissal of an employee makes others realise their lack of job security. By collective bargaining, the employees obtain a contract providing job security and improved conditions. The democratic procedure followed throughout process ... Read more
Traces the discovery of magnetic properties from natural lodestone to the researches of Oersted and Faraday leading to the theory of lines of force and the magnetic field. Explains paramagnetism and diamagnetism in terms of the behaviour of atoms and mentions the domain theory of ferromagnetism ... Read more
An experimental film composed of sequences dealing with many aspects of the daily lives of the native peoples of Central and South America. Ai-Ye is a Nigerian word meaning "mankind" and is appropriate for a film suggesting the universal story of man everywhere through the ages. ... Read more
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