The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »
Major "Chick" Davis is convinced that high-level bombing will win the next war. He convinces the powers-that-be to set up a bombardier school. He efficiently sets about training the USAAF's first generation of high-level bombardiers.
An unemployed man, apparently a failure at age fifty, peers into a lake, considering his fate. A mysterious stranger comes up and tells him a story of a 'John Jones', and his dark 30 years of hard struggle through life to age 50. This man too was an apparent 'failure at fifty'. He was so depressed at one dark stage of his life, that this man said in his own words: "At this period of my life, I never dared to carry a pocket knife." His own friends feared for his very sanity. But then within two years he was elected President. This man was Abraham Lincoln. Suddenly the mysterious stranger is gone, but the unemployed man realizes Lincoln's philosophy: "God must have loved the common people, because he made so many of them."Written by
Night shift - men wanted, and they're taking 'em on at the rate of one every minute. It can't be long now, there's work ahead! Work, and pay, and food, and a bed...
[focusing in on one low-spirited man]
but not for all. No more jobs open now, and the eternal fog of hopelessness chills your heart again. For you, my friend, are fifty years old and you're broke, friendless, jobless, down and out. You wonder if this can really be you - this worn and hungry man. Can it be the same you ...
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Winning entry in the Passing Parade series has a fifty-year-old man, broke and hungry, about to kill himself when a man stops him and tells him the story of another man his age who went through decades of failure. This man started off poor, lost the woman he loved, went into debt, lost several Senate seats and all of this before finally becoming President. This of course is Abe Lincoln and this MGM short is a pretty good one and especially if you're a fan of the series. Once again there's a very dark tone running throughout the film and you won't be able not to think about IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE especially since it's an angel that stops the man from killing himself and teaches him why it's important to live. Character actor Edmund Glover plays Lincoln and does a pretty good job with the role even though he doesn't have any dialogue. The story itself is a pretty predictable one but it's still entertaining enough to make this worth sitting through. As usual Carey Wilson does a fine job narrating.
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