These remarkable rediscovered short films have not been seen in over half a century.
Poetic Gems - The Old Prospector Talks (1935, B&W): As he prepares to meet his maker, an aging prospector muses upon his life of solitude spent chasing his dreams of wealth. Poem By Edgar A. Guest; Directed By Deane H. Dickason; Starring Al Shayne; Narrated by Norman Brokenshire.
Bill And I Went Fishing (1927, B&W): The virtues of a dreamy day spent fishing on a silvery stream far from the city are extolled. Directed By Charles L. Glett; Poem By Edgar A. Guest.
Couldn't Live Without You (1938, B&W): A mother's love for her seven year old boy is the theme of this tender essay. Poem by Edgar A. Guest; Lyrics by Frank Loesser.
Franz Liszt (1925, B&W): The aging composer muses about his youthful love affairs in a musical tribute. Written & Directed by James A. Fitzpatrick.
The Seventh Wonder - Panama (1934, B&W): A film exploration of Panama City and the workings of the amazing 42 mile long Panama Canal. Produced & Narrated by Deane H. Dickason.
The Old Camp Ground (1935, B&W): Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners engage in a singing competition at a prisoner-of-war camp. Directed by William Watson Written By William Watson & Arthur L. Jarrett.