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Forgotten Treasure (1943)

Approved | | Short | 24 July 1943 (USA)
This short film highlights the film preservation efforts of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, particularly in archiving documentary footage of historical events for future generations.

Director:

Sammy Lee

Writer:

Doane R. Hoag (original story) (as Doane Hoag)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Nesbitt ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand ... Himself (archive footage) (as Archduke Ferdinand)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage)
Duke of Windsor ... Himself (archive footage) (as Prince of Wales)
Kaiser Wilhelm II ... Himself (archive footage)
King Albert I ... Himself (archive footage)
King Alfonso XIII ... Himself (archive footage)
King George V ... Himself (archive footage)
King George VI ... Himself (archive footage) (as Duke of York)
King Manoel II King Manoel II ... Himself (archive footage)
William McKinley ... Himself (archive footage)
Theodore Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)
William Howard Taft ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

This short highlights the film preservation efforts of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Several scenes from early newsreels are shown, including the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, the funeral of Edward VIII of England (the Duke of Windsor), and U.S. president William McKinley at the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York the day before he was assassinated. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passing Parade No. 43: Forgotten Treasure See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Narrator: Out of the Passing Parade we take again some of the rarest moving picture film in existence. Moving Pictures with a mighty story to tell.
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Crazy Credits

US presidents and European royalty are identified by the narrator as they are seen in newsreel footage from 1900-1910. See more »

Connections

Follows More Trifles of Importance (1941) See more »

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Passing Parade
8 June 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Forgotten Treasure (1943)

*** (out of 4)

Another entry in John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series with this one taking a look at early film preservation a the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Earlier in the series Nesbitt and director Lee made THE FILM THAT WAS LOST and it was a little bit better than this one but this film does offer some clips from some early cinema. Whereas the first film actually talked about the work going into saving films, this one here pretty much just shows us clips and talks about how this footage will be used in the future to look back and see how times were. We get footage of President William McKinley just hours before he was assassinated and we also get to see footage from the 1906 San Fran earthquake and then compare that footage to MGM's SAN FRANCISCO.


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