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1. Hemo the Magnificent (1957 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

7.6
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A marvelous animated documentary that told everything there was to know (and more!) about Blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems. In 1957 it inspired me to learn all I could about the human body.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 214

2. Our Mr. Sun (1956 TV Movie)

57 min | Animation

7.5
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Dale Phillips (Since this is an educational film dramatizing facts about the sun it would be difficult to write a summary without spoilers. This summary is meant to excite and encourage ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Capra, William T. Hurtz | Stars: Eddie Albert, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Baxter, Marvin Miller

Votes: 133

3. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957 TV Movie)

55 min | Animation

7.0
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Traces, in an easy-to-follow way, the discovery of cosmic rays. You don't need rocket science to follow along with the explanations. Saw it while a Junior in HS and it spurred me to study ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Capra, William T. Hurtz | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Bil Baird, Cora Baird

Votes: 84

4. The Unchained Goddess (1958 TV Movie)

57 min | Animation

7.4
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A scientist and a writer explain the various meteorological phenomena to Meteora, the goddess of weather, while giving an insight into the technology involved in predicting them and warning about the threat of global climate change.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Bernard C. Hunt, Mel Blanc

Votes: 90

5. The Alphabet Conspiracy (1959 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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A little girl, frustrated by her inability to deal with her English homework, dreams that the Mad Hatter and the Jabberwock, both characters from "Alice in Wonderland", have hatched a conspiracy to abolish the alphabet.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Stanley Adams, Frank Baxter, Cheryl Callaway, Hans Conried

Votes: 27

6. The Thread of Life (1960 TV Movie)

7.2
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Director: Owen Crump | Stars: Frank Baxter, Mel Blanc, Don Grady, Chet Huntley

Votes: 18

7. About Time (1962 TV Movie)

53 min | Animation

8.7
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Director: Owen Crump | Stars: Frank Baxter, Richard Deacon, Les Tremayne, Mel Blanc

Votes: 12

8. The Restless Sea (1964 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Family

9.3
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Part of the Bell system Science Series programs.

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Lawrence Dobkin

Votes: 9

9. Gateways to the Mind (1958 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.8
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The film presents how the human body recognizes and becomes aware of its surroundings. The various information pathways to the brain such as sight, sound, smell, taste and touch are ... See full summary »

Director: Owen Crump | Stars: Frank Baxter, Hadley Cantrell, Edwin Max, Wilder Penfield

Votes: 24