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Films In 1951

The Okamotos are a young couple who married for love rather than by family arrangement, but after a few years and no children, their romantic illusions have vanished. They live in an ordinary Osaka neighbourhood, and Hatsunosuke (Uehara) works as a nor too successful stockbroker, while a bored ... Read more
Deals with the extraordinary manoeuvrability of the Westland Sikorsky Dragonfly Helicopter; special precautions taken to avoid the danger of allowing uncut grass to grow on airfields used by jet aircraft; a novel method used to build a 500-yard pipeline across the River Maas; and the Woodbridge ... Read more
This puppet film is a lively and effective parody of the false romanticism and shoddy adventure stories characteristic of Hollywood's fifth-rate Westerns. Jiri Trnka is one of the leading producers of puppet films in Europe, his work including both short films, such as the Song of the Prairie and ... Read more
A record of the voyage of a whaling fleet in search of blue and sperm whales. Sequences show the actual hunt, the catching, and the processing of the carcasses on the factory ship. The film also deals with the lighter side of life during the voyage and the fight against the furious polar storms. ... Read more
A presentation of some of the emotional problems experienced by a woman of 62 who, after her husband's retirement and eventual death, starts a new life living with her daughter's family. The film dramatizes the painful emotional problems and frustrations of unemployment due to old age. Emphasizes ... Read more
... ... A pivotal science fiction film, the themes explored in The Day The Earth Stood Still have been recurrent since Wise depicted visiting alien diplomat Michael Rennie and his mono­lithic robot sidekick, parking on the Whitehouse lawn. Cold War anticipation, anti-fascist senti­ments ... Read more
Dostoevsky is Kurosawa's favourite author, and in Prince Myushikin, he admires the character's compassion and near godlike quality. ... In The Idiot, Prince Myushikin becomes a Japanese returning from Okinawa to Hokkaido, where he innocently becomes involved in a menage a quatre. In a departure ... Read more
The part played by the Post Office in Australian broadcasting in 1951, featuring the men behind the scenes. ... First Prize Documentary Section, Jubilee Film Awards 1951. ... Read more
Views of the Wanganui River from its source to the sea illustrate the ancient ... Maori legend of how the river was carved by Taranaki's journey in the long and distant past. ... Read more
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Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" is illustrated by engravings by the French artist. Gustave Dore. ... Read more
An authentic unstaged record of a Balinese ceremonial dance drama in which the never-ending struggle between the witch and the dragon, the death dealing and the life protecting, is played out to the accompaniment of comic interludes and violent seizures. Balinese music and chants. ... Read more
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 municipal departments, whereas much of this work is the responsibility of the people themselves. ... Read more
In 1937 the art world was startled by the discovery of a canvas, "Christ at Emmaus", recognised by the famous expert. Bredius, as an authentic Vermeer. In the years that followed many similar paintings were discovered, all bearing the same mark of authenticity. Ten years later came Van Meegeren's ... Read more
Combines a series of impressions of the Thames from the mouth up to Kingston with a straightforward view of the daily routine of the Port. In the factual passages part of the commentary is spoken by a dockmaster and a docker; for the rest, the commentary takes the form of a poeticized prose. ... Read more
This satirical phantasy is a parody on the "symbolism" of the more cliche-ridden experimental cinema productions. ... Read more
One of "Plant Pests and Diseases" Series. Deals with Winter Moths, which are particularly harmful in the fruit-growing areas of Britain, France, Holland, and Denmark. ... Read more
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