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20th Century Fox Short Subjects 1941-1944

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Most were produced by Edmund Reek [ER]. If not, other producers are indicated by a []. In addition to these and Paul Terry's Terrytoons, 20th Century Fox also distributed "The March of Time" starting September 1942.

Training Police Horses (Tom Cummiskey) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Jan 17, 1941 (filmed ’40)
Modern Highway (Jack Kuhne; narr: Paul Douglas) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Jan 31, 1941 (filmed ’40)  Above average take on the US road system.
Caribbean Sentinel (Ron Harris; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-(1R)-(Magic Carpet)-Feb 14, 1941 (filmed ’40) Tour of Puerto Rico.
Playing With Neptune (Russ Sheilds; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-©-Feb 28, 1941 Aquatic stunts
The Miracle Of Hydro
(Gunther Fritsch; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-(1R)-(Magic Carpet)-Mar 14, 1941 Profiles the use of water in electric power and irrigation. Features Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dam.
Symphony In Snow (Jack Kuhne; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-©-Mar 28, 1941
Battle Of The Atlantic (Russ Sheilds; narr: Quentin Reynolds) bw-10+m-(The World Today)-Apr 11, 1941
Arctic Springtime (Russ Sheilds; narr: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) bw-10+m-(Father Hubbard’s Adventures)-©-Apr 25, 1941
A Letter From Cairo (David Cooper; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-(1R)-(Magic Carpet)-©-May 5, 1941
Empire In Exile (Russ Sheilds & Eric Mayell; narr: Leland Stowe) bw-10+m-(The World Today)-©-May 8, 1941 Covers the Netherlands at war.
Fun On Rollers (Russ Sheilds & Jack Painter; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-©-Jun 4, 1941
Anzacs In Action (Dave Cooper; narr: Leland Stowe) bw-10+m-(The World Today)-©-Jun 20, 1941
Winter In Eskimo Land (Russ Sheilds; narr: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) bw-10+m-(Father Hubbard’s Adventures)-Jul 4, 1941
War In The Desert (Herman Blumefeld; narr: Quentin Reynolds) bw-10+m-(The World Today)-©-Jul 18, 1941
Soldiers Of The Sky (Earl Allvine; narr: Paul Douglas) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Aug 1, 1941 Academy Award Nominee  Profiles air parachute troops in training.
Sagebrush And Silver ([Frank Hurley c-prod]- Jack Kuhne; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-9m-(Magic Carpet)-Aug 15, 1941 Academy Award Nominee Tour of Nevada including Boulder Dam and Virginia City
American Sea Power (Russ Shields, Al Brick & Warren McGrath; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-11+m-(The World Today)-Aug 29, 1941 Shots taken on board with the US Navy
Aristocrats Of The Kennel ([Truman Talley]- Russ Sheilds & William Storz; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-Sep 12, 1941 Doggie reel
Glacier Trails ([Truman Talley]- Frank Hurley; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Technicolor)-10m-(Magic Carpet)-Sep 26, 1941
Uncle Sam's Iron Warriors ([Truman Talley]- Russ Sheilds) bw-10+m-(The World Today)-Oct 10, 1941
Highways Of Friendship ([Truman Talley]- Jack Kuhne) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Oct 24, 1941
Life Of A Thoroughbred ([Truman Talley]- Tom Cummiskey) c (Technicolor)-11+m-(Sports Review)-Nov 7, 1941 Academy Award Nominee Horse racing reel in color
Wonders Of The Sea ([Truman Talley]- David Cooper; narr: Paul Douglas) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Nov 21,. 1941 Tour of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
A Letter From Home (Carol Reed) bw-14m-(Ministry Of Information Special w/ Celia Johnson)-Dec 1941 Academy Award Nominee Filmed in England, but co-produced by Fox. Celia Johnson's debut has her as a mother reading a letter to her evacuated children about all of her wartime duties.
Call On Canada ([Truman Talley]- Frank Hurley & Jack Painter; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-10m-(Magic Carpet)-Dec 5, 1941
Playtime In Hawaii ([Truman Talley]- Russ Sheilds; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-Dec 19, 1941 Produced before and released after Pearl Harbor

Dutch Guiana ([Truman Talley]- Russ Sheilds; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-8+m-(The World Today)-Jan 2, 1942 (completed ’41)
Men For The Fleet ([Truman Talley]- Russ Sheilds & Jack Kuhne; narr: Paul Douglas) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Jan 16, 1942 (filmed '41)
Evergreen Playground ([Truman Talley]- Leon Shalley; narr: Ed Thorgersen) c (Technicolor)-10+m-(Sports Review)-©-Jan 30, 1942 (filmed ’41)  A range of sports in British Columbia are profiled.
Sex Hygiene ([Otto Brower & John Ford]) bw-30+m-(Special for armed forces)-Feb 1942 One unlucky guy has "nookie" with a prostitude and... well...
Secret Of The Fjord ([Truman Talley]- Russ Sheilds; narr: Lowell Thomas & Father Hubbard) bw-10+m-(Magic Carpet)-Feb 13, 1942 More arctic adventures wit the "glacier priest" in Alaska
Snow Trails ([Truman Talley]- Jack Kuhne; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-Feb 27, 1942 Skiing in Sun Valley
Hub Of The World ([Truman Talley]- Russ Sheilds & William Storz; narr: Fulton Lewis Jr.) bw-9+m-(The World Today)-©-Mar 13, 1942 Wartime Washington DC
Jewel Of The Pacific ([Truman Talley]- Frank Hurley; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-9m-(Magic Carpet)-Mar 27, 1942 Hawaii post Pearl Harbor
Land Where Time Stood Still ([Truman Talley]- John Boyle; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-©-Apr 2, 1942 Following the Lawrence Thaw expedition to Afghanistan. The earliest footage dates from June-July 1939 (reaching India in November) and provided Fox with plenty of travelogue footage for the war years, when Eurasian travel was impossible. LIFE magazine featured an article about it in their issue of November 25, 1940
Wings Of Defence ([Truman Talley]- Russ Sheilds; narr: Paul Douglas) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Apr 10, 1942
Setting The Pace ([ER]- Tom Cummiskey & William Storz; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-Apr 24, 1942 Horse racing reel.
Heroic Turkey ([Frank Hurley]) bw-10m-(Magic Carpet)-May 1, 1942
Heart Of Mexico ([Truman Talley]- Frank Hurley & Leroy Orr; narr: Lowell Thomas) bw-9m-(Magic Carpet)-May 1, 1942 Final screen credit for producer Truman Talley, who died January 18th
Gateway To Asia ([ER]- Frank Hurley & John Boyle; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9m-(Magic Carpet)-May 8, 1942 More with the Thaw expedition in Turkey
Courageous Australia (Dave Cooper; narr: Hugh James) bw-10+m-(The World Today)-Jun 5, 1942
India The Golden ([ER]- Frank Hurley & John Boyle; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9m-(Magic Carpet)-Jun 19, 1942
Men Of West Point ([Truman Talley]- Dave Cooper & Jack Painter; narr: Hugh James) bw-10+m-(The World Today)-Jul 3, 1942
Guardians Of The Sea ([Truman Talley]- Dave Cooper; narr: Hugh James) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Jul 17, 1942 Profiles the US Coast Guard in training.
Your Air Raid Warden (credits not available) bw-10+m-(America Speaks)-Jul 25, 1942
Desert Wonderland ([ER]- Russ Sheilds & Jack Kuhne; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-©-Aug 1, 1942 Academy Award Nominee Spotlights the Grand Canyon in glorious color
Well-Rowed Harvard ([ER]- Tom Cummiskey; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-9+m-(Sports Review)-Aug 14, 1942
Wedding In Bikaner ([ER]- John Boyle; narr: Russell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-©-Aug 28, 1942 India travelogue.
A Day At The Zoo ([ER]) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Sep 11, 1942
Battle Of Midway ([John Ford]) c (Technicolor)-18m-(Special)-Sep 14, 1942 Full color footage from the battle, utlized in many documentaries since.
Our Last Frontier ([ER]- Palmer Miller & Curtis Nagel) c (Cinecolor)-(1R)-(Father Hubbard Alaskan Adventure)-Sep 18, 1942
Valley Of Blossoms ([ER]- Leon Shelly; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-©-Sep 25, 1942 Covers apple picking in British Columbia
Along (The) Texas Range ([ER]) bw-10+m-(Adventures Of The Newsreel Cameraman)-Oct 16, 1942 Touring the Rio Grande
Royal Araby ([ER]- John Boyle; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-©-Oct 23, 1942 The Thaw Expedition visits Baghdad and Damascus
It’s Everybody’s War ([Eugene O'Neill]- Will Price; narr: Henry Fonda) bw-18m-(Office Of War Information Special w/ Henry Fonda)-Nov 6, 1942 Academy Award Nominee A plea for everybody to do their bit from the standpoint of a typical US town.
Snowland Sentinels ([ER]- Palmer Miller & Curtis Nagel) c (Cinecolor)-(1R)-(Father Hubbard Alaskan Adventure)-©-Nov 19, 1942
Gay Rio ([ER]- Jack Painter; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-©-Nov 20, 1942 Full Technicolor travelogue in Brazil.
Neptune’s Daughters ([ER]- Jack Kunhe; narr: Ed Thorgersen) c (Technicolor)-10+m-(Sports Review)-©-Nov 20, 1942 Aquaplane stunts are performed in Florida with a bevy of beauties.
Monkey Doodle Dandies ([ER]- William Storz) bw-9+m-(C: Lew Lehr’s Dribble Puss Parade)-Nov 27, 1942 From St. Louis Zoo, a hotspot for newsreels and travelogues during the forties.
Steelhead Fighters ([ER]- Chalmer Sinkey; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-9+m-(Sports Review)-©-Dec 15, 1942 Fishing reel
When Winter Calls ([ER]- Russ Sheilds; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-Dec 25, 1942
Back To Bikes ([ER]- Russ Sheilds & Jack Painter; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-9+m-(Sports Review)-©-Dec 30, 1942

Strange Empire ([ER]- John Boyle; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-Jan 15, 1943 (edited ’42) More on India with the Shaw Expedition.
Sails Aloft ([ER]- Jack Gordon & William Storz; narr: Hugh James) bw-8+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Mar 31, 1943 More with the US Coast Guard
Climbing The Peaks ([ER]- Russ Sheilds; narr: Hugh James) bw-10+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Apr 16, 1943 Covers mountain climbing in Colorado with Joe and Paul Stettner followed by cameramen Lee Orr and Bob Ormes.
Accent On Courage ([ER]- narr: Hugh James) bw-10+m-(The World Today)-Apr 30, 1943 Newsreel compilation: Captain Kurt Carlsen and his "Flying Enterprise", assasination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and an aerial stunt man. Reissued in 1954 as a "See It Now" short
Weapons For Victory ([ER]- Russ Sheilds) bw-9+m-(America Speaks)-May 6, 1943
Jungle Land ([ER]- William Storz) bw-9+m-(Lew Lehr’s Dribble Puss Parade)-Jun 4, 1943 Tour of St. Louis Zoo.
War Town (credits not available) bw-10+m-(America Speaks)-Jun 24, 1943 Demonstrates government improvements with a defense plan oriented town
Women In Blue ([ER]- Vyvyan Donner & William Storz; narr: Hugh James) bw-10+m-(America Speaks)-Jul 16, 1943 Profiles the "Waves"
Streamline And Stamina ([ER]- Ted Cummiskey; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-©-Jul 17, 1943 Covers the athletic training of Army Air Force cadets.
Mormon Trails ([ER]- Jack Kuhne; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Movietone Adventure)-©-Aug 20, 1943 Tour of Utah
Camouflage ([ER]) bw-7+m-(America Speaks)-Aug 27, 1943
Dog Sense ([ER]- Tom Cummiskey; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-9+m-(Sports Review)-Sep 3, 1943 Hunting with spaniels
Flying Gunners ([ER]- Jack Kuhne; narr: George Putnam) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Movietone Adventure)-©-Sep 24, 1943 The US Air Force practice in color
Coast Of Strategy ([ER]- Russ Sheilds & John Boyle; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-Oct 15, 1943 Visiting Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Fuss And Feathers ([ER]- Russ Sheilds) bw-9+m-(Lew Lehr’s Dribble Puss Parade)-©-Oct 29, 1943 Shots of various birds with funny commentary
Kingdom Of Treasure ([ER]- John Boyle; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-©-Dec 3, 1943 Hyderabad, India travelogue
Champions Carry On ([ER]- Arthur Lincer; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-Dec 10, 1943 Academy Award Nominee Shows how famous athletes contribute to the war effort.
A Volcano Is Born ([ER]- Jack Kuhne; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-Dec 24, 1943 Filmed in Mexico
No Exceptions (credits not available) bw-10+m-(for the Office Of War Information)-Dec 30, 1943 Promotes female war cooperation

Leathernecks On Parade ([ER]) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Jan 14, 1944 (filmed ’43) Color shots of the Marine Corps.
Women Soldiers On Italian War Front (credits not available) bw-(1R)-(Movietone Newsreel Special)-Jan 20, 1944
At His Side (credits not available) bw-10+m-(Movietone Newsreel Special)-Jan 27, 1944 Promotional for Red Cross
Realm Of Royalty ([ER]- Russ Sheilds & John Boyle; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Cinecolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-Feb 4, 1944 More India wih the Thaw Expedition
Silver Wings ([ER]- Russ Sheilds; narr: Hugh James) bw-9+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Feb 18, 1944 WASPS train at Avenger Field in Texas
Steamboat On The River ([ER]- Jack Painter; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Magic Carpet)-Mar 10, 1944 (filmed ’43) Tour of Mississippi
Fun For All ([ER]- Arthur Lincer; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-Apr 14, 1944
Mailman Of Snake River ([ER]) bw-8+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Apr 14, 1944 As the title suggests, this is an "unusual occupations" type reel filmed mostly in Idaho and its rugged terrain where postal delivery is quite a challenge.
Lew Lehrs Makes The News ([ER]- Russ Sheilds) bw-9+m-(Lew Lehr’s Dribble Puss Parade)-©-May 26, 1944
Nymphs Of The Lake (Nymph Of The Southland) ([ER]- Jack Painter; narr: Ed Thorgersen) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Sports Review)-May 26, 1944 Surf riding in Florida
Students Of Form ([ER]- Tom Cummiskey; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-Jun 30, 1944 Profiles various female fitness
Ski Slopes ([ER]- Jack Kuhne; narr: Ed Thorgersen) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Sports Review)-Jul 21, 1944
Battle Stations (narr: James Cagney) bw-10+m-(Special)-Jul 27, 1944  Documentary short film revealing the replacement of Coast Guardsmen on domestic shore duty by women from the Coast Guard's women's detachment, the SPARS, during World War II.
Mexican Majesty ([ER]- Jack Kuhne) c (Technicolor)-8+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Aug 4, 1944
Jewels Of Iran ([ER]- John Boyle; narr: Hugh James) c (Cinecolor)-8+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Aug 25, 1944
Three Sisters Of The Moors (John Arkin) bw-20+m-(Special)-Sep 8, 1944 Profiles the Bronte sisters and partly promotes JANE EYRE. John Arkin directed a feature but Warner Bros. had a court order prohibiting its release due to competion with their DEVOTION. Cedric Hardwicke stars with Molly Lamont, Lynne Roberts and Heather Angel.
Mystic India ([ER]- John Boyle; narr: Hugh James) c (Cinecolor)-8+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Sep 12, 1944 The Thaw expedition treks Bhutan in the Himalayas.
Bluegrass Gentlemen ([ER]- Tom Cummiskey; narr: Ed Thorgersen) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Sports Review)-Sep 15, 1944 Academy Award Nominee Covers Kentucky horse racing in color
Sea Food Mamas ([ER]- Valeska Weidig) bw-8+m-(Lew Lehr’s Dribble Puss Parade)-Oct 20, 1944 Profiles wildlife at Clear Lake, Colorado.
Target: Japan (James Forrestal & Ernest J. King) bw-10+m-(Special)-Oct 26, 1944
Black Gold And Cactus ([ER]- Jack Kuhne & Russ Sheilds; narr: Lowell Thomas) c (Technicolor)-8+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Nov 10, 1944 Colorful Texas
City Of Paradox ([ER]- Russ Sheilds & John Boyle; narr: Hugh James) c (Cinecolor)-8+m-(Movietone Adventure)-Nov 17, 1944 Northern India
Girls Preferred ([ER]- Arthur Lincer; narr: Ed Thorgersen) bw-10+m-(Sports Review)-©-Nov 24, 1944 Female sports in Lake Sabago, San Antonio and New York City
Trolling For Strikes ([ER]- Jack Kuhne; narr: Ed Thorgersen) c (Technicolor)-9+m-(Sports Review)-Dec 15, 1944 Fishing reel made in Maine and New Brunswick

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