Inflation
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Inflation
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  • Titre:
  • Inflation
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
An attempt to explain the economic cycle of inflation and unemployment.
Romance of Radium
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Romance of Radium
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  • Titre:
  • Romance of Radium
  • Genre:
  • History
Romance of Radium is a 1937 American short film directed by Jacques Tourneur, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This short film tells the story of...
Penny Wisdom
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Penny Wisdom
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  • Titre:
  • Penny Wisdom
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A Pete Smith Specialty short on saving an important dinner after the household's cook suddenly quits.
Pigskin Champions
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Pigskin Champions
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  • Titre:
  • Pigskin Champions
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The Green Bay Packers teach football tips.
Friend Indeed
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Friend Indeed
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  • Titre:
  • Friend Indeed
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Pete Smith tells the story of 'Sparky', a German shepherd dog trained to lead his blind master, a country doctor who lost his sight in a fire, and...
Three on a Rope
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Three on a Rope
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  • Titre:
  • Three on a Rope
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This short looks at the sport of rock climbing. A team of three men ascend a rock wall on Southern California's Tahquitz Rock (also known as Lily...
The New Audioscopiks
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The New Audioscopiks
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  • Titre:
  • The New Audioscopiks
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A Pete Smith short that deals with the newly-created 3-D process.
Fisticuffs
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Fisticuffs
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Fisticuffs
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty short showcases former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer with various sparring partners in the ring. Slow motion is used...
Swing High
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Swing High
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Swing High
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Swing High is a 1932 American Pre-Code short documentary film directed by Jack Cummings. In 1932, it was nominated for an Academy Award at the 5th...
The Tree in a Test Tube
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The Tree in a Test Tube
Documentary 1942
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  • Titre:
  • The Tree in a Test Tube
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are stopped by narrator Pete Smith for the purpose of showing the audience how much wood and wood by-products the...
Diamond Demon
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Diamond Demon
Documentary 1947
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  • Titre:
  • Diamond Demon
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
The unusual talents of Johnny Price, a minor league baseball pitcher and trick artist, are showcased in this Pete Smith Specialty. Among other...
The Grand Bounce
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The Grand Bounce
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  • Titre:
  • The Grand Bounce
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A man writes a check for $1,000 to cover a gambling debt. The problem is that he doesn't have enough money in his bank account to cover it. The check...
Let's Talk Turkey
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Let's Talk Turkey
Documentary 1939
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  • Titre:
  • Let's Talk Turkey
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
It's Thanksgiving. Newlywed husband Abner Poodlebean faces the turkey his wife has prepared: she wants him to carve it at the table in front of her...
Set 'em Up
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Set 'em Up
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  • Titre:
  • Set 'em Up
  • Genre:
Five years after he narrated STRIKES AND SPARES, Pete Smith returns to the subject of bowling with two pros: Andy Varipapa, who threw some trick...
Radio Hams
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Radio Hams
Documentary 1939
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  • Titre:
  • Radio Hams
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
A "Pete Smith Specialty" - a fairly serious look at radio hams in the usual jokey format. Shows aircraft using morse code.
Did'ja Know?
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Did'ja Know?
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  • Titre:
  • Did'ja Know?
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This short looks at the following questions: How would you act as an expectant father?; How many greeting cards are sold in the USA each year?; Why...
Wedding Bills
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Wedding Bills
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  • Titre:
  • Wedding Bills
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Another in the long series of "Pete Smith" shorts from M-G-M in which William Newell meets and falls in love with Sally Payne, and begins to budget...
Bar-Rac's Night Out
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Bar-Rac's Night Out
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  • Titre:
  • Bar-Rac's Night Out
  • Genre:
  • Family
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a raccoon spends the night looking for food for his family. After his encounters with a skunk, a frog, and a...
The Jonker Diamond
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The Jonker Diamond
Documentary 1936
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  • Titre:
  • The Jonker Diamond
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Re-enactment of how the 726-carat Jonker diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1905 by the family of Jacobus Jonker; how it was sold to Harry...
Goofy Movies Number Four
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Goofy Movies Number Four
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Four
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This entry in the series starts with a "Wotaphony Newsreel," which contains feature stories with humorous commentary. Then we see "Passions of Horse...
Goofy Movies Number Seven
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Goofy Movies Number Seven
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Seven
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This comedy short contains a "Wotaphony" newsreel and a short film from Super-Stupid Pictures entitled "The Downfall of Thaddeus G. Blotto, Esq." As...
Goofy Movies Number Ten
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Goofy Movies Number Ten
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Ten
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This entry in the "whole show on one reel" series begins with a do-it-yourself overture for which the narrator asks the audience to hum any song they...
Goofy Movies Number Three
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Goofy Movies Number Three
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Three
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This "complete show on one reel" starts with Super-Stupid Picture's "The Heel of a Nation", in which the narrator tells a humorous story while the...
Goofy Movies Number Five
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Goofy Movies Number Five
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Five
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this short, Pete Smith provides comedic narration over silent film footage.
Goofy Movies Number Six
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Goofy Movies Number Six
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Six
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A comic short filled with fake news and a fake movie trailer made up of clips from silent movies.
Goofy Movies Number One
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Goofy Movies Number One
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number One
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
The first part of this short is a "Metrophony" newsreel. It contains actual newsreel footage with humorous commentary (e.g., a flotilla of gondolas...
Goofy Movies Number Two
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Goofy Movies Number Two
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Two
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A satire on movie newsreels combines with humorous narration of silent screen footage in this one reel comedy short.
Things We Can Do Without
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Things We Can Do Without
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  • Titre:
  • Things We Can Do Without
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A Pete Smith Specialty shorts series entry. Dave demonstrates a variety of household items and furniture which, while modern, is much more trouble...
Ain't It Aggravatin'
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Ain't It Aggravatin'
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  • Titre:
  • Ain't It Aggravatin'
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This comedic short looks at human foibles that lead to major aggravations.
Goofy Movies Number Nine
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Goofy Movies Number Nine
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Nine
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This comedic short presents a series of nonsensical news stories, in a "Wotaphony Newsreel". The reel's feature, "The Curse of an Aching Husband",...
Goofy Movies Number Eight
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Goofy Movies Number Eight
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Eight
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this eighth installment in Pete Smith's Goofy Movies short films series, clips from silent films are given comedic narration.
Handlebars
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Handlebars
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  • Titre:
  • Handlebars
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A humorous history of the bicycle since 1819.
Strikes and Spares
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Strikes and Spares
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  • Titre:
  • Strikes and Spares
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This short features professional bowler Andy Varipapa. He first shows the correct way to grip a bowling ball and the proper form for delivering the...
Third Dimensional Murder
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Third Dimensional Murder
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  • Titre:
  • Third Dimensional Murder
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A 3-D short subject in which the narrator goes to a creepy old house in search of his missing aunt. There he encounters the Frankenstein monster, a...
Take a Cue
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Take a Cue
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  • Titre:
  • Take a Cue
  • Genre:
Despite the school just having won an important basketball game, its students are more interested in one of its teachers, namely Charles C. Peterson,...
Trader Hound
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Trader Hound
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  • Titre:
  • Trader Hound
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Trader Hound, a dog who walks upright, wears human clothes, and speaks English, is in darkest Africa with a young sheik who is looking for adventure....
Menu
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Menu
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  • Titre:
  • Menu
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A chef helps a housewife cook a duck dinner that will not give her husband indigestion.
Let's Dance
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Let's Dance
Documentary 1936
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  • Titre:
  • Let's Dance
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Choreographer Dave Gould and his students demonstrate various tap dancing steps. Also featured are an adagio and Russian sword dancers.
Candid Cameramaniacs
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Candid Cameramaniacs
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  • Titre:
  • Candid Cameramaniacs
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Short comedic subject on the history of photography from the daguerrotype to modern amateur photographers.
The Fall Guy
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The Fall Guy
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  • Titre:
  • The Fall Guy
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this final entry in the Pete Smith Specialty series, Smith pays tribute to actor and stuntman Dave O'Brien, who took many falls and spills (and...
Movie Pests
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Movie Pests
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  • Titre:
  • Movie Pests
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short takes a humorous look at the inconsiderate pests whose annoying habits make enjoying a movie impossible.
Sure Cures
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Sure Cures
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  • Titre:
  • Sure Cures
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This comedic Pete Smith Specialty short examines the folly of using "home remedies" for various ills.
Fishing Feats
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Fishing Feats
Documentary 1951
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  • Titre:
  • Fishing Feats
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
With Pete Smith providing dry off-screen commentary, we watch some serious fishing: a marlin caught near Catalina, a hammerhead shark caught then...
Wanted - A Master
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Wanted - A Master
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  • Titre:
  • Wanted - A Master
  • Genre:
  • Family
A dog living in a junkyard learns that all stray dogs will be exterminated by 3 o'clock that afternoon, so sets off to find a master before the...
I Love My Husband, But!
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I Love My Husband, But!
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  • Titre:
  • I Love My Husband, But!
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a wife endures the trials of being married to a husband with traits that drive her crazy.
'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two
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'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two
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  • Titre:
  • 'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two
  • Genre:
Questions and answers on various subjects, from Lady Godiva to the Panama Canal.
Weather Wizards
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Weather Wizards
Documentary 1939
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  • Titre:
  • Weather Wizards
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Modern meteorology and a hard-working government weather team put their science and organization to work as a cold front moves from Alaska toward the...
Equestrian Quiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 11
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Equestrian Quiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 11
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  • Titre:
  • Equestrian Quiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 11
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A series of questions testing one's knowledge of fun facts about horses and equestrian in general are asked. The questions deal with horse age and...
Roping Wild Bears
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Roping Wild Bears
Documentary 1934
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  • Titre:
  • Roping Wild Bears
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Wild bears that bother livestock are captured with ropes and shipped to zoos.
Seeing Hands
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Seeing Hands
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  • Titre:
  • Seeing Hands
  • Genre:
  • War
This serious Pete Smith Specialty series entry encourages industry to hire people with disabilities to help with the war effort. As a boy, Ben Helwig...
Water Trix
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Water Trix
Documentary 1949
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  • Titre:
  • Water Trix
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this Pete Smith Specialty, cameraman Charles T. Trego films water skiing champion Preston Petersen, as he and two unnamed female skiers perform...
Fancy Answers
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Fancy Answers
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  • Titre:
  • Fancy Answers
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Speciality, the audience is asked a series of multiple-choice questions on various subjects.
Aeronutics
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Aeronutics
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  • Titre:
  • Aeronutics
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This Pete Smith Specialty is a humorous look at a student's first flying lesson, in a propeller-driven biplane.
I Love My Wife BUT!
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I Love My Wife BUT!
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  • Titre:
  • I Love My Wife BUT!
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a husband endures the trials of being married to a wife with irritating traits.
A Wife's Life
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A Wife's Life
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  • Titre:
  • A Wife's Life
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this comedic Pete Smith Specialty short, average housewife Mrs. George T. Hardnose's day is recalled.
I Love My Mother-In-Law But...
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I Love My Mother-In-Law But...
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  • Titre:
  • I Love My Mother-In-Law But...
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a series of vignettes illustrate some ways that mothers-in-law irritate, and/or cause problems for, their...
Cash Stashers
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Cash Stashers
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  • Titre:
  • Cash Stashers
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short shows, humorously, the disastrous results when people save their money in unsafe places.
Camera Sleuth
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Camera Sleuth
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  • Titre:
  • Camera Sleuth
  • Genre:
  • Crime
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, we see how real-life investigator Jo Goggin used a motion picture surveillance camera to gather evidence and...
Sports Oddities
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Sports Oddities
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  • Titre:
  • Sports Oddities
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A Pete Smith Specialty showcasing athletic stunts.
The Man Around the House
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The Man Around the House
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  • Titre:
  • The Man Around the House
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A humorous look at some typical housework troubles that may arise. A Pete Smith Specialty short.
Just What I Needed
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Just What I Needed
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  • Titre:
  • Just What I Needed
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Harry Horseknuckle tries to figure out what to do with some strange and unwanted gifts.
Snow Birds
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Snow Birds
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Snow Birds
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Sports Champion short visits Southern California where it quickly moves from orange orchards to the mountain snow playground at Big...
Wrong Way Butch
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Wrong Way Butch
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  • Titre:
  • Wrong Way Butch
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short was produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. Using humor, it shows what can happen when tools and...
You Can't Win
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You Can't Win
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  • Titre:
  • You Can't Win
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this comedic Pete Smith Specialty short film, a homeowner experiences a series of mishaps while taking a day off from the office.
Do Someone a Favor!
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Do Someone a Favor!
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  • Titre:
  • Do Someone a Favor!
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a friendly do-gooder's good deeds backfire.
Hollywood Scout
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Hollywood Scout
Documentary 1945
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  • Titre:
  • Hollywood Scout
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film focuses on a day in the life of a Hollywood talent scout assigned to cast animals.
Acro-Batty
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Acro-Batty
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  • Titre:
  • Acro-Batty
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A humorous look at various circus and other acrobatic feats. One of the "Pete Smith Specialties" produced and narrated by "A Smith named Pete."
Donkey Baseball
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Donkey Baseball
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  • Titre:
  • Donkey Baseball
  • Genre:
  • Family
This short film highlights the odd 1930s fad of playing baseball while riding donkeys.
Just Suppose
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Just Suppose
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  • Titre:
  • Just Suppose
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
An off-camera narrator takes us through various scenarios of "just suppose". First we watch what would happen if a private detective behaved at home...
The Great Morgan
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The Great Morgan
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  • Titre:
  • The Great Morgan
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Frank Morgan is hired to put together a movie using odds and ends from the MGM vaults. He does so by splicing together a string of completely...
Reducing
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Reducing
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  • Titre:
  • Reducing
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Pete Smith does his usual mocking observations while the overweight Maxine Gates goes through the trials and tribulations of losing weight. The agony...
Gettin' Glamour
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Gettin' Glamour
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  • Titre:
  • Gettin' Glamour
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty comedic short details the troubles the average woman faces with maintaining beauty and fitness.
How to Hold Your Husband - BACK
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How to Hold Your Husband - BACK
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  • Titre:
  • How to Hold Your Husband - BACK
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty comedic short, we see various ways a wife may unintentionally hold her husband back.
Fine Feathers
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Fine Feathers
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  • Titre:
  • Fine Feathers
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A look at colorful (and mostly imported) birds, ranging in size from hummingbirds to storks.
Athletiquiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 12
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Athletiquiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 12
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  • Titre:
  • Athletiquiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 12
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The audience is asked questions about sports facts and records involving tennis, wrestling, swimming, golf, and cycling.
Animals in Action
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Animals in Action
Documentary 1955
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  • Titre:
  • Animals in Action
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
The profession of capturing animals in action on celluloid is both an art and science. Some of the most exciting footage can be obtained in different...
Rough Riding
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Rough Riding
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  • Titre:
  • Rough Riding
  • Genre:
This rare Technicolor entry in the Pete Smith Specialty series shows various events at a rodeo in Casper, Wyoming
The Camera Caught It
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The Camera Caught It
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  • Titre:
  • The Camera Caught It
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A man looks at stacks of canisters of film on shelves. He pulls out a few to show real-life events caught on camera. He pulls out spools of film that...
Water Sports
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Water Sports
Documentary 1935
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  • Titre:
  • Water Sports
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film showcases water sports activities such as sailboat racing and surfboard riding, including Christian Peterson doing a human surfboard...
Have You Ever Wondered?
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Have You Ever Wondered?
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  • Titre:
  • Have You Ever Wondered?
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, answers are sought regarding some things people may have wondered about.
Bargain Madness
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Bargain Madness
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  • Titre:
  • Bargain Madness
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this comedic Pete Smith Specialty short, women battle for bargains in a department store.
Harnessed Rhythm
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Harnessed Rhythm
Documentary 1936
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  • Titre:
  • Harnessed Rhythm
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Sports Parade series entry follows the life of Dixie Dan, a harness racehorse, from birth through age three.
Dogs 'n Ducks
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Dogs 'n Ducks
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  • Titre:
  • Dogs 'n Ducks
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A boy trains his new golden retriever for duck retrieving competition, much to the chagrin of his first dog, a lovable but untrained mutt.
Victory Quiz
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Victory Quiz
Documentary 1942
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  • Titre:
  • Victory Quiz
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
A short film where viewers are given 10 or 15 seconds to answer questions about the United States and its involvement in World War II.
Calling All Pa's
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Calling All Pa's
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  • Titre:
  • Calling All Pa's
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a new father experiences the trials and tribulations of fatherhood.
Lions on the Loose
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Lions on the Loose
Documentary 1941
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  • Titre:
  • Lions on the Loose
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, two lion cubs escape from the zoo and go on an adventure.
Crashing the Movies
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Crashing the Movies
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  • Titre:
  • Crashing the Movies
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short shows newsreel clips of people performing strange stunts. Among those featured are a motorcyclist driving through a...
Fish Tales
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Fish Tales
Documentary 1954
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  • Titre:
  • Fish Tales
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this short film, champion fisherman Ernie St. Claire tries to catch a large salmon in Oregon's Rogue River.
Musiquiz
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Musiquiz
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  • Titre:
  • Musiquiz
  • Genre:
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, we take a music quiz, plus survey various unusual musical instruments.
Ice Aces
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Ice Aces
Documentary 1948
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  • Titre:
  • Ice Aces
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Ice Capades practices with ice skating favorites of the time.
Heroes at Leisure
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Heroes at Leisure
Documentary 1939
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  • Titre:
  • Heroes at Leisure
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film focuses on a group of lifeguards from a Southern California beach during the off season.
Microscopic Mysteries
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Microscopic Mysteries
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Microscopic Mysteries
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film takes a look through a microscope's lens at insect life.
Flicker Memories
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Flicker Memories
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  • Titre:
  • Flicker Memories
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, clips from several unidentified silent films are woven into a story, with humorous commentary by Smith.
Army Champions
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Army Champions
Documentary 1941
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  • Titre:
  • Army Champions
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty short focuses on the young men who have signed up for the U.S. Army. The film uses the analogy of the speed, accuracy, and...
Now You See It
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Now You See It
Documentary 1947
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  • Titre:
  • Now You See It
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty short demonstrates the uses of micro- and macrophotography. We see extreme closeups of the mechanical workings of a tiny...
Audioscopiks
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Audioscopiks
Documentary 1935
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  • Titre:
  • Audioscopiks
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
After the audience is instructed how to use the 3-D glasses they received, demonstrations of three-dimensional films are presented. Various objects...
Quicker'n a Wink
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Quicker'n a Wink
Documentary 1940
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  • Titre:
  • Quicker'n a Wink
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, Dr. Harold E. Edgerton demonstrates stroboscopic photography, which he helped develop. This process allows us to...
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
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La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
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  • Titre:
  • La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Une partie du "gratin" d'Hollywood se retrouve à l'occasion de la fête "espagnole" annuelle de Santa Barbara, en Californie.
Marines in the Making
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Marines in the Making
Documentary 1942
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  • Titre:
  • Marines in the Making
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film shows U.S. Marines in training at a number of unidentified bases, with a focus on hand-to-hand combat.
Groovie Movie
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Groovie Movie
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  • Titre:
  • Groovie Movie
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A boogie-woogie piano introduces what purports to be a jitterbug lesson, starring prize winner Arthur Walsh, his partner, and then later various...
Safety Sleuth
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Safety Sleuth
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  • Titre:
  • Safety Sleuth
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Demonstrates how accidents happen when proper safety devices are neglected.
The Domineering Male
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The Domineering Male
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  • Titre:
  • The Domineering Male
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short looks at the notion that a man chases a woman till he catches her. Who's really chasing whom?
Color Scales
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Color Scales
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Color Scales
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This humorous short film shows various species of tropical fish at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, California.
Treasures from Trash
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Treasures from Trash
Documentary 1946
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  • Titre:
  • Treasures from Trash
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  • Documentary
This short film presents an unusual Beverly Hills store called the Patio Shop, where trash is turned into art.
Trained Hoofs
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Trained Hoofs
Documentary 1935
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  • Titre:
  • Trained Hoofs
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film focuses on how racehorses are trained.
Football Thrills of 1940
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Football Thrills of 1940
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  • Titre:
  • Football Thrills of 1940
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Pete Smith narrates some of the most spectacular college football plays from the 1940 season.
Football Thrills of 1944
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Football Thrills of 1944
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  • Titre:
  • Football Thrills of 1944
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Pete Smith would make a "Football Thrills of...." each year as part of his Pete Smith Specials. 1944 was in the midst of WW II and most of the...
L'Ennemi public n°1
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L'Ennemi public n°1
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  • Titre:
  • L'Ennemi public n°1
  • Genre:
  • Crime
Deux amis d'enfance vont évoluer dans deux directions opposées : l'un devenant gangster et l'autre district attorney. Mais ils...
Seventh Column
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Seventh Column
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  • Titre:
  • Seventh Column
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This humorous short film shows how carelessness and accidents can harm the war effort, and steps on how to avoid them.
Equestrian Acrobats
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Equestrian Acrobats
Documentary 1937
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  • Titre:
  • Equestrian Acrobats
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  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty showcases the Cristiani Family, a circus act. They mount and dismount moving horses and perform acrobatic feats while...
Pro Football
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Pro Football
Documentary 1934
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  • Titre:
  • Pro Football
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This MGM Oddity features the 1933 National Football League champion Chicago Bears. The team demonstrates various plays, which are shown first in real...
Badminton
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Badminton
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  • Titre:
  • Badminton
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Two expert badminton players demonstrate how the best play the game, including some slick trick shots. Meanwhile, befuddled bungler Bellamy B....
This Is a Living?
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This Is a Living?
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  • Titre:
  • This Is a Living?
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This "Pete Smith Specialty" features narrated clips of acrobats and stunt performers who earn their living in unusual and exciting ways.
Desert Regatta
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Desert Regatta
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Desert Regatta
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this Sports Champions entry, power boat racers use specially designed outboard motor boats in a race on California's Salton Sea.
Wild and Woolly
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Wild and Woolly
Documentary 1931
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  • Titre:
  • Wild and Woolly
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  • Documentary
This Sports Champions entry visits a rodeo and highlights the three main events: bronco busting, bull riding, and bull-dogging steers.
Water Bugs
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Water Bugs
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  • Titre:
  • Water Bugs
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This Pete Smith Specialty showcases a group called the Water Bugs. Its members devise new ways to experience thrills on the waters of California...
Studio Visit
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Studio Visit
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  • Titre:
  • Studio Visit
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This humorous Pete Smith Specialty short looks around various studios on a film lot.
Sportsman's Memories
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Sportsman's Memories
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  • Titre:
  • Sportsman's Memories
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Filmmaker Pete Smith is very protective of the trophies and other mementos associated with his films that are located in his office at the studio,...
Aqua Antics
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Aqua Antics
Documentary 1942
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  • Titre:
  • Aqua Antics
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this short, members of the California Water Bugs club demonstrate new ways to get thrills when water skiing.
Olympic Events
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Olympic Events
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Olympic Events
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film presents several athletes preparing for the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
Cuban Rhythm
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Cuban Rhythm
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  • Titre:
  • Cuban Rhythm
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialties short, two professional dancers beautifully demonstrate the rumba and conga while actors humorously display some...
Curious Contests
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Curious Contests
Documentary 1950
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  • Titre:
  • Curious Contests
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty shows newsreel footage events that live up to the title. They include, among others, a diaper derby (the father who puts a...
Penny's Party
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Penny's Party
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Penny's Party
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Prudence Penny and Gwen Lee give more cooking tips in Technicolor
Anaesthesia
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Anaesthesia
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Anaesthesia
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
An examination of the history of anesthesia, from ancient Egyptian times to contemporary times.
Dexterity
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Dexterity
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  • Titre:
  • Dexterity
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Beautiful women allow men to crack whips and throw horseshoes at their heads.
Football Thrills of 1937
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Football Thrills of 1937
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Football Thrills of 1937
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
A review of the 1937 football season.
Grid Rules
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Grid Rules
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Grid Rules
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Shows how the game of football developed, and how its rules came to be.
Hot on Ice
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Hot on Ice
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  • Titre:
  • Hot on Ice
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How the game of ice hockey is played, demonstrated by the hockey team at Loyola University.
Man's Greatest Friend
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Man's Greatest Friend
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  • Titre:
  • Man's Greatest Friend
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An examination of the role played by dogs over the years in scientific research.
Penny's Picnic
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Penny's Picnic
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  • Titre:
  • Penny's Picnic
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1938 short film starring Prudence Penny.
Poetry of Nature
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Poetry of Nature
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  • Titre:
  • Poetry of Nature
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Pete Smith takes a humorous look at the wildlife that lives among the California redwoods.
Bowling Tricks
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Bowling Tricks
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  • Titre:
  • Bowling Tricks
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A demonstration of trick shots by champion bowler Andy Varipapa.
Killer Dog
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Killer Dog
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  • Titre:
  • Killer Dog
  • Genre:
  • Drama
A dog accused of murdering sheep is brought to trial.
Those Good Old Days
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Those Good Old Days
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  • Titre:
  • Those Good Old Days
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Life in mid-century America is humorously compared to life at the turn of the century. Subject covered are keeping accurate time, proposing marriage,...
Water Wisdom
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Water Wisdom
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  • Titre:
  • Water Wisdom
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty shows water-safety and life-saving techniques taught by the American Red Cross to advanced swimmers.
Marine Circus
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Marine Circus
Documentary 1939
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  • Titre:
  • Marine Circus
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty offers a look at Marineland of Florida, featuring the various marine life on display there.
Throttle Pushers
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Throttle Pushers
Documentary 1933
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  • Titre:
  • Throttle Pushers
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Highlights the fast-paced and dangerous world of professional auto racing.
Neighbor Pests
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Neighbor Pests
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  • Titre:
  • Neighbor Pests
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Narrator Pete Smith talks about the different kinds of neighbors that can be pests, and how to deal with them.
Double Diving
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Double Diving
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  • Titre:
  • Double Diving
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
An exmination of the sport of championship diving.
Super Cue Men
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Super Cue Men
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  • Titre:
  • Super Cue Men
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Pete Smith special about billiard.
Hurling
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Hurling
Documentary 1936
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  • Titre:
  • Hurling
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
A short film showing the Irish contact sport known as hurling, which is similar to, but much rougher than, American football.
Let's Cogitate
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Let's Cogitate
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  • Titre:
  • Let's Cogitate
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Short film covering a variety of topics that folks may have wondered about.
Film Antics
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Film Antics
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  • Titre:
  • Film Antics
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
An amusing short film that looks at human and animal babies.
Guest Pests
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Guest Pests
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  • Titre:
  • Guest Pests
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
An examination of the problem of the house guest who has overstayed is welcome, and how to get rid of him.
Out for Fun
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Out for Fun
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  • Titre:
  • Out for Fun
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A tense businessman seeks to find a relaxing pastime but proves himself inept at golf, duck-hunting, and model plane building.
Stuffie
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  • Titre:
  • Stuffie
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A little dog must learn to become friends with a big dog.
Fala: The President's Dog
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Fala: The President's Dog
Documentary 1943
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  • Titre:
  • Fala: The President's Dog
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  • Documentary
Fala was the famous Scotch Terrier owned by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his last two presidential terms.
Hollywood Daredevils
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Hollywood Daredevils
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  • Titre:
  • Hollywood Daredevils
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A "Pete Smith Specialty" short that looks at legendary movie stuntman Harry Woolman planning and rehearsing stunts for films.
Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story
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Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story
Documentary 2002
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  • Titre:
  • Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
The story of the short film from the beginning of the movies in the 1890s, when all movies were shorts, through the 1950s when short subjects...
We Can Dream, Can't We?
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We Can Dream, Can't We?
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  • Titre:
  • We Can Dream, Can't We?
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Humorous look at fantasy gadgets like ketchup in a tube, tilting book shelves, etc.
Goofy Movies Number Two
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Goofy Movies Number Two
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Two
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A satire on movie newsreels combines with humorous narration of silent screen footage in this one reel comedy short.
Goofy Movies Number Three
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Goofy Movies Number Three
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Three
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This "complete show on one reel" starts with Super-Stupid Picture's "The Heel of a Nation", in which the narrator tells a humorous story while the...
Third Dimensional Murder
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Third Dimensional Murder
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  • Titre:
  • Third Dimensional Murder
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A 3-D short subject in which the narrator goes to a creepy old house in search of his missing aunt. There he encounters the Frankenstein monster, a...
Goofy Movies Number Four
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Goofy Movies Number Four
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Four
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This entry in the series starts with a "Wotaphony Newsreel," which contains feature stories with humorous commentary. Then we see "Passions of Horse...
Goofy Movies Number Six
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Goofy Movies Number Six
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Six
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A comic short filled with fake news and a fake movie trailer made up of clips from silent movies.
Goofy Movies Number Eight
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Goofy Movies Number Eight
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Eight
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this eighth installment in Pete Smith's Goofy Movies short films series, clips from silent films are given comedic narration.
Goofy Movies Number Ten
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Goofy Movies Number Ten
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Ten
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This entry in the "whole show on one reel" series begins with a do-it-yourself overture for which the narrator asks the audience to hum any song they...
Goofy Movies Number Seven
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Goofy Movies Number Seven
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Seven
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This comedy short contains a "Wotaphony" newsreel and a short film from Super-Stupid Pictures entitled "The Downfall of Thaddeus G. Blotto, Esq." As...
Inflation
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Inflation
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  • Titre:
  • Inflation
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
An attempt to explain the economic cycle of inflation and unemployment.
Handlebars
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Handlebars
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  • Titre:
  • Handlebars
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A humorous history of the bicycle since 1819.
Things We Can Do Without
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Things We Can Do Without
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  • Titre:
  • Things We Can Do Without
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A Pete Smith Specialty shorts series entry. Dave demonstrates a variety of household items and furniture which, while modern, is much more trouble...
Ain't It Aggravatin'
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Ain't It Aggravatin'
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  • Titre:
  • Ain't It Aggravatin'
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This comedic short looks at human foibles that lead to major aggravations.
Goofy Movies Number Five
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Goofy Movies Number Five
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Five
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this short, Pete Smith provides comedic narration over silent film footage.
Goofy Movies Number Nine
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Goofy Movies Number Nine
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number Nine
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This comedic short presents a series of nonsensical news stories, in a "Wotaphony Newsreel". The reel's feature, "The Curse of an Aching Husband",...
Did'ja Know?
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Did'ja Know?
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  • Titre:
  • Did'ja Know?
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This short looks at the following questions: How would you act as an expectant father?; How many greeting cards are sold in the USA each year?; Why...
Strikes and Spares
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Strikes and Spares
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  • Titre:
  • Strikes and Spares
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This short features professional bowler Andy Varipapa. He first shows the correct way to grip a bowling ball and the proper form for delivering the...
Goofy Movies Number One
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Goofy Movies Number One
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  • Titre:
  • Goofy Movies Number One
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
The first part of this short is a "Metrophony" newsreel. It contains actual newsreel footage with humorous commentary (e.g., a flotilla of gondolas...
Menu
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Menu
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  • Titre:
  • Menu
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A chef helps a housewife cook a duck dinner that will not give her husband indigestion.
Fishing Feats
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Fishing Feats
Documentary 1951
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  • Titre:
  • Fishing Feats
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
With Pete Smith providing dry off-screen commentary, we watch some serious fishing: a marlin caught near Catalina, a hammerhead shark caught then...
The Fall Guy
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The Fall Guy
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  • Titre:
  • The Fall Guy
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this final entry in the Pete Smith Specialty series, Smith pays tribute to actor and stuntman Dave O'Brien, who took many falls and spills (and...
I Love My Husband, But!
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I Love My Husband, But!
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  • Titre:
  • I Love My Husband, But!
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a wife endures the trials of being married to a husband with traits that drive her crazy.
Sure Cures
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Sure Cures
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  • Titre:
  • Sure Cures
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This comedic Pete Smith Specialty short examines the folly of using "home remedies" for various ills.
Movie Pests
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Movie Pests
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  • Titre:
  • Movie Pests
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short takes a humorous look at the inconsiderate pests whose annoying habits make enjoying a movie impossible.
Wanted - A Master
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Wanted - A Master
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  • Titre:
  • Wanted - A Master
  • Genre:
  • Family
A dog living in a junkyard learns that all stray dogs will be exterminated by 3 o'clock that afternoon, so sets off to find a master before the...
Equestrian Quiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 11
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Equestrian Quiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 11
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  • Titre:
  • Equestrian Quiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 11
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A series of questions testing one's knowledge of fun facts about horses and equestrian in general are asked. The questions deal with horse age and...
'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two
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'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two
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  • Titre:
  • 'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two
  • Genre:
Questions and answers on various subjects, from Lady Godiva to the Panama Canal.
Seeing Hands
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Seeing Hands
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  • Titre:
  • Seeing Hands
  • Genre:
  • War
This serious Pete Smith Specialty series entry encourages industry to hire people with disabilities to help with the war effort. As a boy, Ben Helwig...
Water Trix
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Water Trix
Documentary 1949
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  • Titre:
  • Water Trix
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this Pete Smith Specialty, cameraman Charles T. Trego films water skiing champion Preston Petersen, as he and two unnamed female skiers perform...
Fancy Answers
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Fancy Answers
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  • Titre:
  • Fancy Answers
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Speciality, the audience is asked a series of multiple-choice questions on various subjects.
I Love My Wife BUT!
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I Love My Wife BUT!
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  • Titre:
  • I Love My Wife BUT!
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a husband endures the trials of being married to a wife with irritating traits.
A Wife's Life
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A Wife's Life
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  • Titre:
  • A Wife's Life
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this comedic Pete Smith Specialty short, average housewife Mrs. George T. Hardnose's day is recalled.
I Love My Mother-In-Law But...
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I Love My Mother-In-Law But...
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  • Titre:
  • I Love My Mother-In-Law But...
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a series of vignettes illustrate some ways that mothers-in-law irritate, and/or cause problems for, their...
Cash Stashers
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Cash Stashers
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  • Titre:
  • Cash Stashers
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short shows, humorously, the disastrous results when people save their money in unsafe places.
Camera Sleuth
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Camera Sleuth
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  • Titre:
  • Camera Sleuth
  • Genre:
  • Crime
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, we see how real-life investigator Jo Goggin used a motion picture surveillance camera to gather evidence and...
The Man Around the House
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The Man Around the House
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  • Titre:
  • The Man Around the House
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A humorous look at some typical housework troubles that may arise. A Pete Smith Specialty short.
Just What I Needed
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Just What I Needed
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  • Titre:
  • Just What I Needed
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Harry Horseknuckle tries to figure out what to do with some strange and unwanted gifts.
Wrong Way Butch
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Wrong Way Butch
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  • Titre:
  • Wrong Way Butch
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short was produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. Using humor, it shows what can happen when tools and...
Penny Wisdom
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Penny Wisdom
HD
  • Titre:
  • Penny Wisdom
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A Pete Smith Specialty short on saving an important dinner after the household's cook suddenly quits.
You Can't Win
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You Can't Win
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  • Titre:
  • You Can't Win
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this comedic Pete Smith Specialty short film, a homeowner experiences a series of mishaps while taking a day off from the office.
Do Someone a Favor!
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Do Someone a Favor!
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  • Titre:
  • Do Someone a Favor!
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a friendly do-gooder's good deeds backfire.
Hollywood Scout
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Hollywood Scout
Documentary 1945
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  • Titre:
  • Hollywood Scout
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film focuses on a day in the life of a Hollywood talent scout assigned to cast animals.
Acro-Batty
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Acro-Batty
HD
  • Titre:
  • Acro-Batty
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A humorous look at various circus and other acrobatic feats. One of the "Pete Smith Specialties" produced and narrated by "A Smith named Pete."
Acro-Batty
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Acro-Batty
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  • Titre:
  • Acro-Batty
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A humorous look at various circus and other acrobatic feats. One of the "Pete Smith Specialties" produced and narrated by "A Smith named Pete."
Donkey Baseball
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Donkey Baseball
HD
  • Titre:
  • Donkey Baseball
  • Genre:
  • Family
This short film highlights the odd 1930s fad of playing baseball while riding donkeys.
Donkey Baseball
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Donkey Baseball
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  • Titre:
  • Donkey Baseball
  • Genre:
  • Family
This short film highlights the odd 1930s fad of playing baseball while riding donkeys.
Just Suppose
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Just Suppose
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  • Titre:
  • Just Suppose
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
An off-camera narrator takes us through various scenarios of "just suppose". First we watch what would happen if a private detective behaved at home...
Reducing
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Reducing
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  • Titre:
  • Reducing
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Pete Smith does his usual mocking observations while the overweight Maxine Gates goes through the trials and tribulations of losing weight. The agony...
Gettin' Glamour
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Gettin' Glamour
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  • Titre:
  • Gettin' Glamour
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty comedic short details the troubles the average woman faces with maintaining beauty and fitness.
How to Hold Your Husband - BACK
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How to Hold Your Husband - BACK
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  • Titre:
  • How to Hold Your Husband - BACK
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty comedic short, we see various ways a wife may unintentionally hold her husband back.
Fine Feathers
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Fine Feathers
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  • Titre:
  • Fine Feathers
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A look at colorful (and mostly imported) birds, ranging in size from hummingbirds to storks.
Have You Ever Wondered?
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Have You Ever Wondered?
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  • Titre:
  • Have You Ever Wondered?
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, answers are sought regarding some things people may have wondered about.
Bargain Madness
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Bargain Madness
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  • Titre:
  • Bargain Madness
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this comedic Pete Smith Specialty short, women battle for bargains in a department store.
Lions on the Loose
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Lions on the Loose
Documentary 1941
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  • Titre:
  • Lions on the Loose
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, two lion cubs escape from the zoo and go on an adventure.
Crashing the Movies
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Crashing the Movies
HD
  • Titre:
  • Crashing the Movies
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This Pete Smith Specialty short shows newsreel clips of people performing strange stunts. Among those featured are a motorcyclist driving through a...
Animals in Action
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Animals in Action
Documentary 1955
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  • Titre:
  • Animals in Action
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
The profession of capturing animals in action on celluloid is both an art and science. Some of the most exciting footage can be obtained in different...
Fish Tales
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Fish Tales
Documentary 1954
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  • Titre:
  • Fish Tales
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this short film, champion fisherman Ernie St. Claire tries to catch a large salmon in Oregon's Rogue River.
Harnessed Rhythm
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Harnessed Rhythm
Documentary 1936
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  • Titre:
  • Harnessed Rhythm
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Sports Parade series entry follows the life of Dixie Dan, a harness racehorse, from birth through age three.
Musiquiz
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Musiquiz
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  • Titre:
  • Musiquiz
  • Genre:
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, we take a music quiz, plus survey various unusual musical instruments.
Ice Aces
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Ice Aces
Documentary 1948
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  • Titre:
  • Ice Aces
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Ice Capades practices with ice skating favorites of the time.
Ice Aces
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Ice Aces
Documentary 1948
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  • Titre:
  • Ice Aces
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Ice Capades practices with ice skating favorites of the time.
Microscopic Mysteries
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Microscopic Mysteries
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Microscopic Mysteries
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film takes a look through a microscope's lens at insect life.
Army Champions
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Army Champions
Documentary 1941
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  • Titre:
  • Army Champions
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty short focuses on the young men who have signed up for the U.S. Army. The film uses the analogy of the speed, accuracy, and...
Now You See It
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Now You See It
Documentary 1947
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  • Now You See It
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  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty short demonstrates the uses of micro- and macrophotography. We see extreme closeups of the mechanical workings of a tiny...
Quicker'n a Wink
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Quicker'n a Wink
Documentary 1940
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  • Titre:
  • Quicker'n a Wink
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, Dr. Harold E. Edgerton demonstrates stroboscopic photography, which he helped develop. This process allows us to...
Romance of Radium
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Romance of Radium
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  • Titre:
  • Romance of Radium
  • Genre:
  • History
Romance of Radium is a 1937 American short film directed by Jacques Tourneur, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This short film tells the story of...
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
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La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
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  • Titre:
  • La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Romance of Radium is a 1937 American short film directed by Jacques Tourneur, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This short film tells the story of...
Marines in the Making
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Marines in the Making
Documentary 1942
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  • Titre:
  • Marines in the Making
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film shows U.S. Marines in training at a number of unidentified bases, with a focus on hand-to-hand combat.
Wild and Woolly
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Wild and Woolly
Documentary 1931
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  • Titre:
  • Wild and Woolly
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Sports Champions entry visits a rodeo and highlights the three main events: bronco busting, bull riding, and bull-dogging steers.
Calling All Pa's
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Calling All Pa's
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  • Titre:
  • Calling All Pa's
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a new father experiences the trials and tribulations of fatherhood.
Dogs 'n Ducks
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Dogs 'n Ducks
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  • Titre:
  • Dogs 'n Ducks
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
A boy trains his new golden retriever for duck retrieving competition, much to the chagrin of his first dog, a lovable but untrained mutt.
Color Scales
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Color Scales
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Color Scales
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This humorous short film shows various species of tropical fish at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, California.
Water Sports
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Water Sports
Documentary 1935
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  • Titre:
  • Water Sports
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film showcases water sports activities such as sailboat racing and surfboard riding, including Christian Peterson doing a human surfboard...
Treasures from Trash
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Treasures from Trash
Documentary 1946
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  • Titre:
  • Treasures from Trash
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film presents an unusual Beverly Hills store called the Patio Shop, where trash is turned into art.
Desert Regatta
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Desert Regatta
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Desert Regatta
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this Sports Champions entry, power boat racers use specially designed outboard motor boats in a race on California's Salton Sea.
Trained Hoofs
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Trained Hoofs
Documentary 1935
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  • Titre:
  • Trained Hoofs
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film focuses on how racehorses are trained.
This Is a Living?
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This Is a Living?
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  • Titre:
  • This Is a Living?
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This "Pete Smith Specialty" features narrated clips of acrobats and stunt performers who earn their living in unusual and exciting ways.
This Is a Living?
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This Is a Living?
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  • Titre:
  • This Is a Living?
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This "Pete Smith Specialty" features narrated clips of acrobats and stunt performers who earn their living in unusual and exciting ways.
Bar-Rac's Night Out
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Bar-Rac's Night Out
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  • Titre:
  • Bar-Rac's Night Out
  • Genre:
  • Family
In this Pete Smith Specialty short, a raccoon spends the night looking for food for his family. After his encounters with a skunk, a frog, and a...
Football Thrills of 1944
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Football Thrills of 1944
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  • Titre:
  • Football Thrills of 1944
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Pete Smith would make a "Football Thrills of...." each year as part of his Pete Smith Specials. 1944 was in the midst of WW II and most of the...
Seventh Column
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Seventh Column
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  • Titre:
  • Seventh Column
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This humorous short film shows how carelessness and accidents can harm the war effort, and steps on how to avoid them.
Badminton
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Badminton
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  • Titre:
  • Badminton
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Two expert badminton players demonstrate how the best play the game, including some slick trick shots. Meanwhile, befuddled bungler Bellamy B....
Studio Visit
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Studio Visit
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  • Titre:
  • Studio Visit
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
This humorous Pete Smith Specialty short looks around various studios on a film lot.
Heroes at Leisure
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Heroes at Leisure
Documentary 1939
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  • Titre:
  • Heroes at Leisure
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film focuses on a group of lifeguards from a Southern California beach during the off season.
Aqua Antics
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Aqua Antics
Documentary 1942
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  • Titre:
  • Aqua Antics
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
In this short, members of the California Water Bugs club demonstrate new ways to get thrills when water skiing.
Olympic Events
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Olympic Events
Documentary 1932
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  • Titre:
  • Olympic Events
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This short film presents several athletes preparing for the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
Cuban Rhythm
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Cuban Rhythm
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  • Titre:
  • Cuban Rhythm
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialties short, two professional dancers beautifully demonstrate the rumba and conga while actors humorously display some...
Curious Contests
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Curious Contests
Documentary 1950
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  • Titre:
  • Curious Contests
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
This Pete Smith Specialty shows newsreel footage events that live up to the title. They include, among others, a diaper derby (the father who puts a...
Anaesthesia
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Anaesthesia
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Anaesthesia
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
An examination of the history of anesthesia, from ancient Egyptian times to contemporary times.
Dexterity
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Dexterity
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  • Titre:
  • Dexterity
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Beautiful women allow men to crack whips and throw horseshoes at their heads.
Football Thrills of 1937
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Football Thrills of 1937
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Football Thrills of 1937
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
A review of the 1937 football season.
Football Thrills of 1937
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Football Thrills of 1937
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Football Thrills of 1937
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
A review of the 1937 football season.
Grid Rules
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Grid Rules
Documentary 1938
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  • Titre:
  • Grid Rules
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Shows how the game of football developed, and how its rules came to be.
Hot on Ice
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Hot on Ice
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  • Titre:
  • Hot on Ice
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How the game of ice hockey is played, demonstrated by the hockey team at Loyola University.
Man's Greatest Friend
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Man's Greatest Friend
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  • Titre:
  • Man's Greatest Friend
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An examination of the role played by dogs over the years in scientific research.
The Jonker Diamond
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The Jonker Diamond
Documentary 1936
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  • Titre:
  • The Jonker Diamond
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Re-enactment of how the 726-carat Jonker diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1905 by the family of Jacobus Jonker; how it was sold to Harry...
The Jonker Diamond
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The Jonker Diamond
Documentary 1936
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  • Titre:
  • The Jonker Diamond
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
Re-enactment of how the 726-carat Jonker diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1905 by the family of Jacobus Jonker; how it was sold to Harry...
Killer Dog
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Killer Dog
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  • Titre:
  • Killer Dog
  • Genre:
  • Drama
A dog accused of murdering sheep is brought to trial.
Let's Cogitate
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Let's Cogitate
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  • Titre:
  • Let's Cogitate
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
Short film covering a variety of topics that folks may have wondered about.
Film Antics
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Film Antics
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  • Titre:
  • Film Antics
  • Genre:
  • Comedy
An amusing short film that looks at human and animal babies.