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1930-1939

Little Beau Porky (1936)

Animated short. Directed by Frank Tash[lin]. Porky's in the foreign legion. But he's not allowed to fight; all he can do is scrub camels, and he's not particularly good at that. The other soldiers ride off to find the evil Ali Mode, leaving Porky behind. Ali Mode notices, and tries to gain entrance to the fort, first by tricking Porky, then by tunnelling, then by military assaults, but Porky rebuffs all attempts, ultimately landing Ali Mode in a big vat of "Cairo Syrup" and collecting a chestful of medals.

Little Pancho Vanilla (1938)

Animated short. Director: Frank Tashlin. Little Pancho Vanilla dreams of becoming a bullfighter, but his mother tells him that's impossible. The greatest bullfighter in Mexico, Don Jose, is coming to town; Pancho tells the local women he's better, so he goes to the amateur tryout, but he gets thrown out because he's so small. The bull quickly disposes of the other amateurs, sending one over the fence, where he catapults Pancho into the ring right on top of the bull, knocking out the bull to great acclaim from the crowd.

Littlest Rebel (1937)

Directed by David Butler. Cast: Shirley Temple, John Boles,Bill Robinson, Steppin Fetchit. Civil War saga set in the OldSouth. A case study in 30's and 40's Hollywoods fondness formammies, Toms, and happy, childlike colored folk. Features anastonishing sequence in which Shirley dons blackface to escape fromUnion soldiers. ;Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database
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Living Orphan (aka My Son) (Der lebediker yusem; aka Mayn Zundele) (USA, 1939)

Director, Joseph Seiden. Cast: Gustav Berger, Fania Rubina, Jerry Rosenberg, Herman Rosen, Harry Feld, Jacob Zanger, Jenny Cashier. Believing his wife cares more for her theatrical career than for their son, a famous singer gives up his own career in New York and takes the boy to California, and the wife is unable to find them for many years. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Love and Sacrifice (Libe un laydnshaft) (USA, 1936)

Directed by George Roland. Cast: Lazar Freed, Rose Greenfield, Esta Salzman, Robert Bennet, Anne Loeb. A mother goes to prison for shooting a would-be suitor and her husband unwittingly marries a home-wrecking schemer. 72 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Lying Lips (1939)

A classic melodrama from famed director OscarMicheaux, stars Edna Mae Harris as a nightclubsinger who is unjustly convicted and sent toprison for the murder of her aunt. Co-producedby the distinguished black aviator, ColonelHubert Julian. 60 min.. ;
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Mamele: Little Mother (Poland, 1938)

Directed by Joseph Green. Cast: Molly Picon, Edmund Zayenda, Max Bozyk. Molly Picon is Khavtshi, the youngest daughter of a widower, who is left with the responsibility of tending house for a helpless and indifferent family of seven. As such, she becomes their little mother. Filled with that special brand of humor and song that made Molly Picon the undisputed queen of Yiddish musicals.

Mammy (1930)

Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Al Jolson, Lois Moran, LowellSherman, Louise Dresser. As the star of Meadow's Merry Minstrels,Al Fuller (Jolson) lands a backer for the show, springboarding thetroupe to success, but when a jealous co-star puts real bullets inFuller's stage gun, Al finds himself charged with attempted murder.Based on the play and music Mr. Bones by Irving Berlin. 88 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Mickey In Arabia (1932)

Directed by Wilfred Jackson. Walt Disney Studios. Animated short featuring characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pegleg Pete. While on vacation in Arabia, Sultan Pete kidnaps Minnie for his harem. Included in anthology Mickey Mouse in Black and White

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