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VINTAGE 16MM SOUND SHORT SUBJECTS
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THEATRICAL TRAILERS, DOCUMENTARY, COMMERCIAL, TELEVISION & OTHER SPECIAL INTEREST 16MM SHORT SUBJECTS

Updated January 31, 2024

All Films On This Page Are 16mm Optical Sound.
(magnetic sound only if indicated)

The following are vintage, top quality original black and white or Technicolor films as stated in Excellent to Mint condition (unless otherwise noted).


  • YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD - 1950 inspirational film by The Christophers, directed by Leo McCarey. The Christophers are an organization that wants to use different mediums such radio, TV, and film to inspire young people to change the world for the better by pursuing careers in public service like teaching and government work.
    Comedian Jack Benny has his butler, Rochester, call several of his celebrity friends over to the house. Appearances by Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Irene Dunne, Paul Douglas, William Holden and Loretta Young among others. Jack Benny introduces them to Catholic priest James Keller, who speaks to them about doing a film for a group called the Christophers.  The priest gives the celebrities a history lesson about the founding of the U.S. and God's role in it, and he asks for their help. Excellent+ condition original 1950's print on a full 1,200' reel - $199
  • THE RIVER - 1938 documentary by Pare Lorentz shows the importance of the Mississippi River to the United States and how farming and timber practices had caused topsoil to be swept down the river and into the Gulf of Mexico, leading to catastrophic floods and impoverishing farmers. It ends describing how the Tennessee Valley Authority project was beginning to reverse these problems. It won the "best documentary" category at the 1938 Venice International Film Festival. Mint Blackhawk Films print, about 1000' on a 1200' reel - $129
  • AN AMERICAN NEWSBOY - Produced by the United States information Service in 1951. A young boy learns how to run his own business in his home town delivering newspapers. Great scenes around neighborhoods and towns of the early 50's. Near Mint 1952 Kodak print, 400' - $69
  • BEAR COUNTRY - 1953 Walt Disney 33 minute featurette. Produced by Walt Disney as part of the True-Life Adventures series of nature documentaries, and played with Peter Pan during its original theatrical run. A photographic study of the American black bear and his home in the Rocky Mountains. Describes the animal's feeding habits, his lengthy hibernation period, his desire to be comfortable and comical back scratching. Includes scenes of the disciplining of cubs, the mother's desertion of her offspring after two years, and a battle between male bears at the mating season. Excellent+ to Like New LPP Color Mylar print with minor wear at times but no splices. About 1,300' on a 1,200' reel in a Walt Disney Educational Media gold plastic can - $199

GRANTLAND RICE SPORTLIGHTS
Originally Released By Paramount Pictures

  • GUARDIANS OF THE WILD - 1940's Grantland Rice Sportlight. Story of the work of a forest ranger. Mint 1969 NTA print, 400' - $49

  • ACROBATIC ACES - 1941 Grantland Rice Sportlight. Acrobatic skills of all types shown. Like New NTA/Blackhawk print, 400' in the OB - $49

   
  • IRISH CHILDREN - Encyclopedia Britannica Films, 1948. Rural Life in Western Ireland. A Like New 1948 Kodak print, full 400' - $49
  • CHILDREN OF HOLLAND - Encyclopedia Britannica Films, 1948. Excellent condition 1948 Kodak print with some scratches, full 400' - $29
  • ENGLISH CHILDREN - Encyclopedia Britannica Films, 1952. Typical events in the daily life of an English urban family just after World War II. Presents typical events in the daily life of an English urban family. Children are shown at school, at play, at home and on a holiday at a seaside town  A Like New 1952 Kodak print, full 400' - $49
  • FRENCH CHILDREN - Encyclopedia Britannica Films, 1948. A Like New 1948 Kodak print, full 400' - $49
  • MEXICAN CHILDREN - Encyclopedia Britannica Films, 1938. Near Mint vintage Dupont print, full 400' - $49
  • "THE HURRICANE EXPRESS" SERIAL TRAILER - The theatrical trailer to the action packed 1932 serial starring John Wayne. When his father is killed in a train wreck, Larry Baker vows to unmask a mysterious criminal called "The Wrecker," who has targeted the L&M Railroad for deadly" accidents." Extra long trailer, about 6 minutes on a 400' reel. Mint condition and excellent quality - $49
  • WE OF THE WEST RIDING - 1945 British informational film. The life of families around the textile mills of the West Riding in Yorkshire, England. Exploring the mill towns and textile industry within this area of Northern England, the film examines the structure of family life away from the British capital. Observed through the eyes of a little boy, he recounts visiting his family members who are all employed in different sectors of the local cloth industry. Much attention is paid to the dramatic rural landscapes and moorland that have become the focus for some of Britain's most renowned works of literature, including Wuthering Heights and other novels by the infamous Bronte sisters. Excellent 1945 Kodak print, 800' - $99
 
  • CARIBBEAN - Crown Film Unit, 1951. The Crown Film Unit (CFU) was the British Government's principal in-house film production facility during the years 1940 to 1952. This is an excellent documentary of the customs and life of the people in the countries around the Caribbean Sea. Excellent+ to Like New condition Kodak 1952 print, 1000' on a 1200' reel - $79
  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR - 1953 documentary showing preparation for the fair in Los Angeles, California with scenes from previous Los Angeles fairs from the 1920's on to 1953. Well made with lots of early scenes going back to the 1920's. Like New, beautiful Kodachrome Color on a full 1200' reel - $299
  • THE CRYSTAL BALLET - Twentieth Century Fox release of an Educational Pictures documentary, 1937. A fantasy of the twenty-eighth carnival of the Toronto Skating Club. The story of Cinderella on skates. Like New 1944 Kodak print, a full 400' - $39
  • TO THE FAIR - 1964. Like all world's fairs, the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965 was conceived as a one-time celebration and designed to leave few traces behind. Orchestrated by urban planner Robert Moses, the billion-dollar extravaganza was dedicated to the promotion of "peace through understanding" and "man's achievements in an expanding universe". When the fair opened to fewer visitors than expected, Alexander Hammid and Francis Thompson were commissioned to produce this promotional film to boost attendance. While memories of the exposition may have faded, the fair lives on in To the Fair! Excellent+ to Near Mint beautiful IB Technicolor print with all original leaders on a 1200' reel - $249
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  • THE ROY ROGERS SHOW - TV classic from the early 1950's with Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Pat Brady. Beautiful Like New to Near Mint vintage prints, complete with all beginning and ending titles with Roy and Dale singing "Happy Trails To You".Prints are identified mostly by episode numbers. Prints are Excellent+ to Mint condition. All I have for most is the episode number:
    #4, #6, #89, SILVER FOX HUNT - $89 each
  • WAGON TRAIN - 1958, Episode 19 of Season 1, "The Honorable Don Charlie Story". Stars Ward Bond and special guest Cesar Romero. Don Charlie is a gambler and womanizer and makes no excuses for it. When he meets a woman who wants to marry him there may be trouble because the Major promised her uncle that she would make it safely to San Francisco. Like New on a 2300' reel - $69
  • PROFILES IN COURAGE - WOODROW WILSON - NBC, 1964. This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life. In 1916 Woodrow Wilson nominates Judge Louis D. Brandeis to the US Supreme Court. As a Jew and as a judge who has stood up to special interests, Judge Brandeis faces intense opposition. Like New on a 2000' reel - $59
  • VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA - THE INVADERS - Stars Richard Basehart and David Hedison, with special guest star Robert Duvall. 1965, TV season one (black & white), episode 20. An undersea earthquake exhumes hundreds of strange metallic capsules, and a powerful humanoid creature who could destroy mankind is restored to life after millions of years in suspended animation. Excellent+ original print on a 2000' reel - $79
  • VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA - THE CREATURE - Stars Richard Basehart and David Hedison, with special guest star Leslie Nielsen. 1965, TV season one (black & white), episode 29.  When a missile is destroyed by apparent ultrasonic sound, the Seaview investigates with Adams, the mentally unstable launch commander, on board and finds an giant manta ray source which along with Adams' actions pose a threat to safety. Like New original print on a 2000' reel - $79
  • VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA - THE BLIZZARD MAKERS - Stars Richard Basehart and David Hedison, with special guest star Werner Klemperer. 1964, TV season one (black & white), episode 13. Winter in summer? Snow has struck the United States as far south as Florida, and Nelson knows why: somehow, the Gulf Stream has shifted east, permitting colder temperatures. Climatologist Dr. Melton can confirm Nelson's theory, so Nelson tries to persuade him to board the Seaview. But the sinister Cregar can't allow Nelson to uncover the truth, so he has Melton kidnapped and brainwashed - to kill Nelson! Nelson must evade attempts on his life while discovering why the Gulf Stream shifted position and figuring out what to do about it. Like New original print on a 2000' reel - $79   
  • SUSPICION - FRACTION OF A SECOND - Universal TV show episode, 1958. Starring Bette Davis. The executive producer of Suspicion was film director Alfred Hitchcock. The one-hour-long program, like others offered by Hitchcock, was designed to play on peoples fears and suspicions. This is episode #28, "Fraction Of A Second", starring Bette Davis. Mrs. Ellis takes her daughter to the car picking up the girls to take them to school. When she returns home five minutes later, she finds her furniture rearranged and three strangers insisting that they own the house. Excellent+ condition in the MCA can, 2000' - $89
  • DESTINATION DOTTED LINE - 1952, Pontiac Motor Devision of General Motors. Part of the training for retail salesmen, "The Men Of Pontiac". Great scenes of the dealerships, cars and selling points. Mint 1951 Kodak print, full 400' - $49
CHEVROLET DEALER PUBLIC RELATIONS FILMS
By Jam Handy Productions
 
  • KEY TO OUR HORIZONS - 1952 Chevrolet public relations film. Shows how the car industry affects all kinds of jobs involving the it's production and use of the final product, and the way we live. Great scenes in towns around the USA. Near Mint Dupont 400' print in the can - $69
  • THE INSIDE STORY - 1950 Chevrolet public relations film showing assembly in the plant. Near Mint 1950 Kodak 400' print in the can - $69
  • YOUR TOWN, U.S.A. - Early 1950 Jam Handy film produced by Chevrolet. Shows the typical home town population getting up and starting the day. Promotes the importance of Chevrolet trucks used in transporting goods to businesses and restaurants. Like New Dupont print in the original can, 300' on a 400' reel - $89
  • MILLIONS OF MASTERPIECES - Great late 1940's Jam Handy Chevrolet film shows the factory production line assembly of Chevrolet cars. Like New condition Dupont print, full 400' - $69
  • THE HEAD MAN - 1951 comedy Chevrolet training film with Edward Everett Horton about treating customers with respect and in a friendly manner. 1951 Kodak print in Mint condition. 400' in can - $39
  • THE VELVET GLOVE - Shows advances in car production including use of liquid pressure instead of the friction clutch. 1951 Kodak print in Excellent+ to Like New condition in the can - $39
  • THE BIG WINNER - At Daytona Beach and other NASCAR stock car races where the Chevrolet excels all other brands. 1956 Kodak print in Near Mint condition in the can - $39

  • TOURNAMENT OF ROSES 1952 - In Pasadena, California. This is the camera original 1952 Kodachrome Color optical sound film taken with an optical sound 16mm camera. Well edited with narration made at the time the film was taken. Professionally made, edited and titled. Shows all the floats close up, Nancy Thorne the Queen, and guests such as Hopalong Cassidy. A one of a kind print that may have been used to make release prints from. Outstanding quality and Near Mint condition, over 800' on a 1200' new Goldberg reel in a can - $299
  • ROYAL WEDDING PRESENTS - 1947. This film was produced as a special present to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on the event of their wedding in 1947. Produced in beautiful IB Technicolor in Britain, it shows all the elaborate wedding gifts to the royal couple, including an elaborate 35mm sound projector and a 35mm Technicolor film print in silver cans of the entire wedding. I can't even locate a color still picture to illustrate what is in this amazing film. Near Mint condition on a 1200' reel - $299
  • THE STORY OF THE LETTER POST - British, 1964. British post office history and how the mail service evolved from the beginning. Mint outstanding beautiful IB Technicolor print, 800' - $89
  • OLD DOG TRAY - 1946, Admiral Pictures. Starring Don Reed. Ken Darby and the Kingsmen singing and renacting the story behind this old song. Beautiful 1947 Kodachrome Color print in excellent condition on an 800' reel - $59
  • GET A JOB - 1985, Brad Caslor cartoon produced by the National Film Board of Canada. This short animation follows the tribulations of a cartoon character, Bob Dog, as he hunts for a job. Self-motivation, preparing a resume, and getting ready for an interview are all dealt with in a highly entertaining fashion, while the Doo-wop mover Get a Job provides the upbeat musical soundtrack. Great cartoon combines the wild animation style of Bob Clampett and Tex Avery. Beautiful Like New condition LPP Color print, full 400' - $249
  • LINDBERGH'S FLIGHT AND RETURNN- The first reel is silent and shows historic footage leading up to the Lindbergh flight and the longer second reel is in sound. Mint Blackhawk Films print in the OB on 2x400' reels - $149
  • COAST TO COAST IN FORTY EIGHT HOURSCOAST TO COAST IN FORTY EIGHT HOURS - 1929. Produced by Visugraphic Pictures and the Pennsylvania Railroad. 48 hour transcontinental trip from New York to Los Angeles by rail and air travel. Charles Lindbergh follows the travelers in his own plane on an inspection trip. At the end of their trip, the passengers are greeted in Los Angeles by TAT President Jack Maddux and Amelia Earhart. Mint Blackhawk Films print in the OB, 800' - $149
   
   
   

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