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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

Six and a Half Magic Hours (1958)

A Pan Am promotional film marketing transatlantic air travel at the dawn of the jet age, including their pioneering Flight 1000, with gourmet meals and spacious pow…more

D.O.A. (1950)

A film noir — starring Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton — about a man who has been poisoned and, with only a few days left to live, sets out to find his killer…more

Stop Driving Us Crazy! (1959)

A strange driver’s education film combining religion and sci-fi in the form of Rusty, a Martian who comes to Earth to explore the planet because his own is running …more

Sniffles and Sneezes (1955)

A 1950s “Health and Safety for You” educational film shows how the common cold is spread not just by sneezing and coughing, but through human contact….more

The Relaxed Wife (1957)

Strange and unnerving promotional film for the tranquilliser “Atarax”, in which a husband plagued by stress brought on by work and noisy children, is helped by his …more

Design for Dreaming (1956)

Over the top 1950s “Populuxe” advertisement for General Motors, set at their 1956 Motors Motorama. A woman falls asleep and dreams of a glorious future of perfe…more

Freedom Highway (1956)

In this film from the Prelinger Archives, a Greyhound bus rides from San Fransisco to Washington D.C, transporting us at the same time through the landscape of Amer…more

35mm Stock Footage

A fantastic new collection titled “35mm Stock Footage” has recently been uploaded to the Internet Archive under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Digitize…more

Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)

José Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose and …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