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 Collection: Gordon Knox Film Collection
Mightier Than the Sword

Mightier Than the Sword

Date: 1954
Creator: Princeton Film Center, Inc.
Description: This film considers the power and appeal of magazines both as sources of entertainment and as educational materials.
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Men Bet Their Lives On It

Men Bet Their Lives On It

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Elwyn, Robert & Winsten, Archer
Description: Film focusing on Packard engines, the Packard company, Packard engine production, and Packard's contributions to the war effort in the 1940s are the focus of this program.
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New Wings for the Navy: The Douglas F4D

New Wings for the Navy: The Douglas F4D

Date: unknown
Creator: The Boeing Company
Description: A film documenting how the Douglas F4D Skyray helped the US Navy break a world speed record.
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Materials Handling

Materials Handling

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film discusses how the development of bigger and better machinery over the years has improved work efficiency, especially in fields that involve moving materials and building structures.
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Sulmet: Sulfamethazine in the Treatment of Livestock Diseases

Sulmet: Sulfamethazine in the Treatment of Livestock Diseases

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: This film advocates the use of Sulmet sulfamethazine for treating diseases in livestock.
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Wings of the Future

Wings of the Future

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film discusses helicopters and looks at how inventors and innovators like Igor Sikorsky, Juan de la Cierva and Arthur Young helped to make helicopter flight possible.
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Wings Over Dexter

Wings Over Dexter

Date: 1953
Creator: Elwyn, Robert & Beck, Sherman
Description: A film showing the role of local service airlines in modern transportation.
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What is Modern Art?

What is Modern Art?

Date: 1948
Creator: Brentano, Felix; Riethof, William & Samuels, Spencer
Description: Filmed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vladimir Sokoloff introduces a young woman to some examples of modern art by Picasso, Chagall, Dali, and others and explains the motivations behind some of the techniques developed by the artists.
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Watson Wakes Up

Watson Wakes Up

Date: 1946
Creator: Mathews, Norman; Herman, Justin; Knox, Gordon & Jason, Will
Description: A film about a man named Walter Watson. Walter can barely seem to make ends meet until he realizes the secret to financial stability: saving money.
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Your Fair Share

Your Fair Share

Date: 1956
Creator: Carey, Macdonald; Rodakiewicz, Henwar & Turner, Howard
Description: This film represents an appeal for donations to the Newark, N.J. area Community Service Association. Presents the stories of individuals with health or social problems who need assistance and then suggests community programs that could help.
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A Rising Tide

A Rising Tide

Date: 1964
Creator: Glenn, Jack; Zack, Eugene C.; Knox, Gordon & Kannon, John
Description: Film describing the history of industry in New Bedford, Mass., focusing on the decline of the textile industry. The film presents the planning, implementation, and results of New Bedford's initiatives to foster economic development and create new jobs.
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The Navy's Blue Angels

The Navy's Blue Angels

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Skoggard, Bruno; Blume, Wilbur T. & Lipton, Rex
Description: This film looks at The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, a highly trained group of precision flying pilots.
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The Liquid Fire

The Liquid Fire

Date: 1962
Creator: Hoade, Martin; Ann, Doris & Vlahos, John
Description: This is a dramatization of the life of labor leader Samuel Gompers.
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60 Seconds to Safety

60 Seconds to Safety

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Neeman, Robinson & Wilson, Donald
Description: This film outlines suggested fire safety measures for schools.
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Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Description: Film of Tim Holt educating his young friend, Porky, on guns and gun safety. Part one covers the history of rifle use by early American settlers, including Buffalo Bill, and displays a matchlock rifle and a Springfield breechloading rifle.
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Sample TV news clip reel

Sample TV news clip reel

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film contains footage of black and white news clips from the 1950s. Subjects covered in these news clips includes Allis-Chalmers'cement-making process, pilot plant in Milwaukee and the installation of computing equipment ("Northrop Electronic Brain") in Hawthorne, California.
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The Banshee

The Banshee

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A film about the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's "twin-jet carrier-based" fighter plane known as The Banshee.
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Son of the Conquistadors

Son of the Conquistadors

Date: 1944
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Description: This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force.
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The Building of a Tire

The Building of a Tire

Date: 1945
Creator: The Walt Disney Company
Description: This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
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The Automobile and the American Way of Life

The Automobile and the American Way of Life

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A film about how automobiles have enhanced our daily lives.
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Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Shooting Straight with Tim Holt

Date: 1953
Creator: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Description: Film of Tim Holt educating his young friend, Porky, on guns and gun safety. Part two covers sighting techniques, target practice, and techniques for loading a Kentucky Rifle. Includes a brief history of the John James Audobon and the habitate of a variety of birds.
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The Active Peacetime Service

The Active Peacetime Service

Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Description: This film shows the many ways that the U.S. Coast Guard serves its country. Viewers learn that, among other duties, the U.S. Coast Guard regularly monitors the weather, warns ships of nearby icebergs, and patrols inland waterways.
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Con Salud Venceremos

Con Salud Venceremos

Date: 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: This film looks at health care and disease prevention in Venezuela.
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Heart of the City

Heart of the City

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: This short film briefly examines the impact of a factory on a town and its economy.
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