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Films In 1955

The Rival World is the terrifying all powerful Kingdom of the insect. To half the men who die, death is brought by insects; of all the food we sow, insects take one third. The only way to halt the devastation is by marshalling all resources. ... Read more
In December, 1954, "Sovietskaya Kultura" published a now famous article by Michael Romm, one of the Soviet Union's most prominent film producers. After discussing plans for the increase of production from sixty to one hundred and fifty films a year, he showed how bureaucracy was throttling creative ... Read more
Based on Chinese-American artist Dong Kingman's "Report to the State Department" on his world tour in 1954. Paintings and drawings sketched on tour depict the artist's impressions of countries visited. ... Read more
This art film is the newest of the productions of the famous Halas and Batchelor Studios, makers of Animal Farm, Britain's first full length animated cartoon. The Sea is a study of the paintings of the American painter, Winslow Homer (1836-1910), notable for his seascapes. Our print has been flown ... Read more
A history of the Port of Gdansk (Danzig), Poland's Gateway to the Baltic Sea. ... Read more
The life of Hans Andersen from his birth in 1805 until his appointment in 1867 as honorary citizen of his home town Odeuse, through a documentary treatment. ... Read more
The familiar story about the donkey, dog, cat and rooster who set out for Bremen to become town musicians is here quite faithfully translated into a colourful cartoon with delightful characters and a fairly fierce rendition of the fight between the animals and the robbers. ... Read more
In 1941 Finnish troops pushed forward info Russian territory to recapture the isthmus, of Karelia, which the Russians took from Finland in 1939. A machine-gun detachment of National Servicemen is sent in the van of the advance, and we follow their stories and fates until, in 1944, the Russians ... Read more
An animated film based on episodes from Dante's poem, by a young artist who formerly worked with Lotte Reiniger, employing an interesting silhouette technique, with the animated figures having a sculptural form. They display a highly individual visual imagination complemented by compelling sound. ... Read more
A comprehensive survey of the many services provided by the Australian Broadcasting Commission to its local and overseas listeners, presented in the form of a tour of a typical day's activities both inside and outside the broadcasting studios. ... Read more
U.S.A. asks the question: "How do you get to know a land and its people?" and then proceeds to answer this question through an imaginary airplane flight from region to region covering all the geographical areas of the country. It shows not only what the land and the people are today, but, through ... Read more
A cartoon based on a Chinese folk tale about a handsome and tuneful bird who pays for vanity and laziness by becoming sooty and hoarse. ... Read more
A general survey of Western Australia. Incidents include airmail delivery to outback stations, oil drilling at Exmouth Gulf and shots of Jarrah and Karri forests. ... Read more
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