Dramatized short film that investigates three possibilities for the identity of France's "man in the iron mask," who was imprisoned for life by King Louis XIV, forced to wear an iron mask, and was buried in the mask upon his death.
In Chinese culture, live theater performances are attended by all classes of society. This short shows a performance of "The Rainbow Pass," a tale of a wife who challenges her husband's murderer to combat.
In this entry from the John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" series, the "Mary Celeste" sails from New York on November 7, 1872, with a full crew, including the captain's wife, which was cause ... See full summary »
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After ... See full summary »
A brief biography of the Bard beginning and ending in Stratford. After grammar school and marriage to Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare goes to London and gets a job tending patron's horses during performances at Burbage's Blackfriars Theatre, is promoted to prompter, and soon writes his first historical play, "Henry VI." Success as a writer, actor, and part owner of the Globe Theatre comes quickly. The film imagines Shakespeare as lonely and melancholy, with the romantic and doomed love of "Romeo and Juliet" as his favorite work.Written by
Let's pretend it's 372 years ago and we're approaching, by way of the gentle Avon, that lovely little English town of Stratford; where was born the greatest dramatist of all time, William Shakespeare.
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Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by studio orchestra
[Played when lonely Shakespeare sits in a tavern quoting lines from the namesake play] See more »
MGM shorts come in several varieties. There are the CRIME DOES NOT PAY series, in which a grim story is told. There is the Robert Benchley short, which is very funny and nothing is learned. There is the Pete Smith special, in which we may or may not learn anything, but there will be smirking, and there is the Carey Wilson short in which you will learn something dull and good for you and. This is one of them: earnest, short and not very interesting, sort of like Cliff Notes.
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