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Destination Earth (1956)

Great little promotional cartoon from the height of the Cold War championing not only the wonders of oil but also free-market capitalism. Features the overthrow of …more

Despotism (1946)

Short from Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, published a year after the end of WW2, exploring the characteristics and causes of despotism….more

Within Our Gates (1920)

The oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director, portraying the contemporary racial situation in the United States during the early twentieth c…more

One World or None (1946)

A film from the Prelinger Archives showing the horrors of atomic warfare. Made only one year after the end of the Second World War, it is thought to be the first …more

Suddenly (1954)

Frank Sinatra stars as John Baron, a psychopathic killer, who along with two other men, has been hired to assassinate the President, and holds a family hostage whil…more

Intolerance (1916)

Director D.W. Griffith is perhaps most know for his groundbreaking but controversial film Birth of Nations (1915), but his follow up Intolerance (1916) (which can b…more

Meet John Doe (1941)

A comedy drama directed and produced by Frank Capra and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film, about a “grassroots” political campaign, created un…more