Two Roy Rowland-directed 1937 shorts, "Song of Revolt," about the writing of the French national anthem; and "How to Start the Day," about problems facing a man getting up in the morning. Leon Ames stars in the first, while author-humorist Robert Benchley narrates the second.
Two "Pete Smith Specialty" shorts produced and narrated by Smith, including "Radio Hams" (1939) and "The Domineering Male" (1940). The first is a drama about how ham-radio operators contribute during emergencies; the second is a comic look at how men believe they are pursuing women, when it's really the other way around.
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his wisecracking sidekick Charlie McCarthy star in two comedy shorts, "The Eyes Have It" (1931) and "Africa Speaks...English" (1933). In the first, Bergen plays an optometrist and Charlie is a patient with an eye for his nurse, in the second, the guys' plane crashes in the jungle, where they are accosted by cannibals.
A pair of Warner Bros. shorts, including "The Hard Guy" (1930) with Spencer Tracy, and "The Old Grey Mayor" (1935) starring Bob Hope. In the first, Tracy plays an unemployed man faced with a desperate decision. In the second film, Hope courts a politician's daughter.
Three shorts featuring film animals. Included: "Famous Movie Dogs" (1940); a "Hollywood Scout" (1945) looking for talented pooches; "The Horse With the Human Mind" (1946), which follows a marvelous mare being put through her paces by a trainer.
A pair of "Sports Parade" shorts: "Kings of the Turf" (1941), about harness racing; and "Facing Your Danger" (1946), about white-water rafting. The first was Oscar-nominated, the second was an Oscar-winner. Both are narrated by Knox Manning.
Two short films, including “The Greatest Gift” (1942), about a French monastery that harbors a circus juggler (Edmund Gwenn), and “Let's Talk Turkey” (1939), a comic look at how to carve a cooked fowl.