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Films In 1955

In this puppet film, a farmer's dream leads him to heaven via the Milky Way where his cans of milk provide an "open sesame" at the Gates and win him a Star of Honour. Hurrah for milk. ... Read more
A Girl in Black is the third and most considerable film of Michael Cacoyannis, the young Greek director. It is a fresh honest film with an ambitiously simple theme, the central situation of which is developed with perception and a simple intensity. ... A Girl in Black was shot entirely on location ... Read more
A little negro called Badabou lived in a village deep in the forest and all the wild beasts were his friends. What happened when he decided to visit Paris with his retinue of animals is told in the film. ... Read more
Arabesque-like images flash upon the screen, then suddenly disappear. An impression remains in the viewer's eye, like the burning of a bright light after it has been extinguished. A work of pure imagination. ... Read more
This is the fourth film produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation Film Unit. ... Deals with the problem of safety precautions in the building trade. ... Read more
About a newly wed couple who cannot get rid of a door-to-door salesman; appropriately filmed in the pixillated (stop-action) technique. ... Read more
An attempt to integrate the grace and violence of actual bull-fighting with a modern dance interpretation of it. ... Read more
In the eighteenth century, Bernardo Belloto. called Canaletto, arrived in Warsaw. He settled down in his adopted city and recorded its life and its buildings carefully on his canvas. ... It was the work of Canaletto that enabled architects and builders of modern Poland to reconstruct their Warsaw ... Read more
In July, 1955, the inhabitants of Osh, a town in Kirghizia, witnessed the departure of a mountaineering party which set out to scale the heights of the Mazar Range in northwestern Pamirs. Though not the highest, they had for long remained unconquered by man… The last laborious stretch is ... Read more
The story of the Bible as depicted on a bronze door at the Cathedral of San Zeno at Verona. The straightforward presentation of an important medieval monument allows one to observe some of the principles of Romanesque art. ... Read more
A film in the new genre which uses electronic and other artificial devices to produce abstract patterns of form and motion, with an accompaniment of eighteenth century "rococo music". ... Read more
Explains how, by geological survey and geophysical tests, sites are selected for oil drilling. The steps in drilling a new hole are described in detail. ... Read more
This is a fascinating, brightly costumed sequence from an ancient Chinese folk opera. Athletic dancing to the original Chinese music is a feature of this vigorous display. ... Read more
... ... Filmed on location in East Java in 1955, Tamu Agung is about the visit of a dignitary from Jakarta to an isolated rural village. The dignitary fails to come and in the atmosphere of height­ened expectation, a pedlar of herbal medicines is mistaken for the VIP and accorded a ceremonial ... Read more
A study of the fishing community living at Kalk Bay, near Cape Town. The ancestors of these simple, kindly people came from Manila, from Java, from the East and from the West, but they live united in their love of the sea which they harvest for their livelihood. ... Read more
Five college students - Madison, Novak, Keith, Moore and Mathews - team up and joke about a robbery of Harold's Club in Reno. It starts off as an intellectual prank, but soon ends up the real thing. Internal conflicts mount between Mathews (who planned the heist) and Madison (whose disapproval ... Read more
A coverage on the utilisation of Diesel power. The film employs a silhouette sequence showing the methods of the pioneers followed by an animated sequence on the development of the Diesel engine. ... Read more
Intended for instructional use in schools, this film is a popular science production studying the life and growth of green plants. ... Read more
To one of the foothills dominating the approach to Jerusalem are to come four Israeli volunteers. Their leader has ordered them to defend this Hill 24 against the Arabs until morning when the cease-fire imposed by the United Nations commences. So they prepare to set out, the reasons for each of ... Read more
The coming of the Arawa Maori people to the east coast of New Zealand and their entry into the strange thermal regions of Rolorua and Taupo. ... Read more
The head of a large family, a wealthy industrialist, tries to persuade his family, his mistresses and their children, to emigrate to Brazil, where he thinks they will be safe from atomic extinction. The family, loath to leave their wealth behind, appeal to the Tokyo Family Court to have the man ... Read more
This film shows the recent exhibition dedicated to the 400th anniversary of Sao Paulo. Ibirapuera reflects the past of the city and its industrial development for the past 400 years. ... Read more
These are no ordinary travel notes brought back from America by filmmakers; they are not enthusiastic records of skyscrapers and crowds. but disturbing aspects of a hallucinatory world of concrete and metal, glaring light and haunting shadow. The film is notable for its dramatic use of colour, and ... Read more
William Faulkner's writings and style are projected in the narration against a supporting visual and musical background, bringing to the screen a moving vignette of the Japanese people. ... Read more
After seven years of fighting the peoples of Laos. Cambodia and Vietnam are reconstructing their disordered existence with the help of truce teams representing India, Poland and Canada. The film deals principally with Vietnam where for the first time m a hundred years the people are feeling a new ... Read more
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