The remarkable talents of baseball pitcher and trick artist Johnny Price are showcased including throwing two balls at once to two catchers, pitching blindfolded, throwing and hitting hanging upside down, and fielding fungoes in a jeep.
USDA scientist Mark Carleton appears to be traveling on some kind of junket as wheat farmers face disaster from drought, frost, and diseases. But in Russia, he finds a variety of wheat ... See full summary »
Failed singer Marian Washburn confesses she shot her friend, successful singer Susan Caldwell, but her manager Luke Jordan and Detective Fowler doubt her story and cannot establish a reasonable motive.
A Traveltalks visit to some small towns in Mexico. In Mazatlán, away from the tourist spots, we see a small village where fishing, growing coconuts, and gathering large sea turtles are the ... See full summary »
Four popular songs about moonlight are presented, including their origins and as sing-a-longs. In 1909, songwriter Edward Madden worked as an undercover government agent in New York's rough... See full summary »
This Traveltalks entry focuses first on the architectural styles found in Arizona, then switches to the natural wonders in the state. After a visit to a dude ranch, the film ends with a ... See full summary »
A couple kisses; he's just proposed, and he believes he was the aggressor throughout the courtship. But, back up a few months, and, with the help of an off-screen narrator, we see Gertrude in control of just about everything from the start -- from giving up alcohol, cigarettes, and chewing gum, to hiding the fact that her braid is a hairpiece. Will the guy figure out she's just after security? The narrator tries to tell him and even suggests a little trap. Will Gertie be exposed?Written by
A Smith called Pete narrates this tale of how Sally Payne sets her cap at William Newell, who has the charm and allure of a man with a good job. Like many of the Pete Smith specials, it's a cynical tale, just the sort of thing that his cynical voice, snarky tone and dad jokes were meant for.
It's directed by Johnny Hines, who spent much of the 1910s 1920s as a light comedian. Johnny came from a show business family; his brothers were Samuel Hines and the director. Like many a star of the silent era, his acting career fizzled out in the sound era, but he compensated by heading behind the camera, and by being an executive of the Catholic Motion Picture Guild of America. He died in 1970, aged 75.
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