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1940-1949

Burlesque in Harlem (1949)

Directed by William Alexander . A typical 1950Harlem burlesque show, complete with racy slapstickcomedy, bawdy blues singers, showgirls, and slicktap dancers. Featuring Burlesque in Harlem: Dewey"Pigmeat" Markham, George Wilshire, Vivian Harris,Dick Barrow, Jo Jo Adams, Hucklebuck Jones, TarzaYoung, Slip and Slide, Princess D'Orsey, MabelHunter, Gertrude Baby Banks, Gloria Howard. 49 min.;

Cab Calloway: 'Hi-de-ho' and OtherMovies

Showcasing the great jazz singer Cab Callowayin a variety of formats and environments, thissplended compilation of "soundies" and clips fromthe 1947 feature film Hi-De-Ho is testament to themaster showman's talent. Contents: Hi-de-ho -- Fooa little boogaloo -- I was here when you left me --We the cats shall help ya -- Minnie the moocher --One for my baby -- I can't give you anything butlove -- St.

Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Ethel Waters, Eddie Anderson, Lena Horne. Petunia Jackson, a poor but devout woman, is burdened with a shiftless husband called Little Joe. When Little Joe is seriously wounded in a fight and seems about to die, the forces of heaven and hell begin a battle for his soul. 99 min.; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Ethel Waters, Eddie Anderson, Lena Horne. Petunia Jackson, a poor but devout woman, is burdened with a shiftless husband called Little Joe. When Little Joe is seriously wounded in a fight and seems about to die, the forces of heaven and hell begin a battle for his soul.

Cartoon Collection, V

Cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s showing thepervasiveness of racial and ethnic stereotypes. In additionto cartoons, the video includes sing-alongs, intermissiontrailers and an animated preview of Snow White. Contents:"Any Bonds Today?" (sung by Bugs Bunny)--"Let's Sing withPopeye": Excerpts from the first Popeye cartoon and Popeyesings 'I'm Popeye the sailor man.' -- "Plane Dumb" (Tom andJerry)-- "Porky's Hare Hunt" -- Trailer for "Snow White"--"Minnie's Yoo Hoo" (sung by Mickey Mouse): Sing-a-long tothe lyrics on the screen as Mickey Mouse directs the MickeyMouse Club theme song.

Cartoon Scandals: A Study of Violence, Racism and Sex in Cartoons

By today's standards, many of these 1930s-1940scartoons are now considered too risque or offensive by TVcensors and have been edited or banned from TV. Thiscollection features some of these rare classic cartoons intheir original, uncut, uncensored versions. Concludes withthe animated short by Lenny Bruce, "Thank you, mask man," agay parody on the Lone Ranger saga.

Crossfire. (1947)

Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Paul Kelly, Sam Levene, Jacqueline White, Steve Brodie, George Cooper, Richard Benedict, Richard Powers, William Phipps, Lex Barker, Marlo Dwyer. This intense thriller was shot entirely with a style reminiscent of expressionism. A Jew is murdered in a New York hotel, and three ex-soldiers are suspected. Hollywood's first strong statement against anti-semitism.

Der Ewige Jude (Eternal Jew) (1940)

Directed by Fritz Hippler. Period An anti-Semitic propaganda film produced in 1940's Nazi Germany which explores Jewish practices as viewed through the eyes of wartime Germany, presenting them as evil, corrupt and intent on world domination.

Distant Journey (Daleka cesta) (Czechoslovakia, 1949)

Directed by Alfred Radok. Cast: Blanka Waleska, Otomar Krejca, Viktor Ocasek, Zdenka Baldova, Jiri Spirit, Eduard Kohout. One of the first theatrical films about the Holocaust, banned for decades in the Czech Republic and then rediscovered, follows the struggles of Dr. Hannah Kaufman and her family from the time of the Nazi Occupation of Prague through her experiences in the transit camp of Theresienstadt (modern Terezin). 98 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Down Argentine Way (1940)

Directed by Irving Cummings. Cast: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood, J. Carroll Naish, Henry Stephenson, Katharine (Kay) Aldridge, Leonid Kinskey, Chris-Pin Martin, Nicholas Brothers. A musical romance about Glenda, a rich New Yorker who collects fine horses and Ricardo, an Argentine rancher renowned for his prize jumpers. Their families have been feuding for years so they have to conduct a Romeo and Juliet romance.

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