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The Children's Jury (1938)

A montage of elephants, children, Native Americans, logging, a barnstormer, a blimp, people on and in the water, and a man who sings like a bird.

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A montage presented by Gimbels. Film clips are spliced together; images appear, sometimes by association. Loggers fell a tree; later machines and elephants move logs. There are working elephants and circus elements. A barnstormer flies under an arch then kisses a woman. A girl sorts cotton. Native American men dance. People crowd on a boat; divers walk on the bottom of the sea; three others float in barrels. A blimp floats by. A man sits at a piano and chirps. The soundtrack doesn't always match the images. A child cries. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Reusing stock footage...and annoying the crap out of the audience!
4 November 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Well, this is certainly an acquired taste...and I don't particularly wish to acquire it! The film maker took various random clips and strung them together randomly with a really, really, really annoying soundtrack superimposed over it which had NOTHING to do with the images. To me it all looks stupid and amateurish, but apparently it's art. That's because it's include on disc two of the DVD collection "Unseen Cinema: 1884-1941". All I know is that it has practically no interest to the average person but would probably be great to watch if you are under the influence. If you like clips shown upside-down, a grating soundtrack and nonsense, then you are in luck!! Personally, I think films like this should be shown to prisoners to break their will to resist or get spies to betray their compatriots! One of the worst and most annoying films ever assembled.


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