Friending and unfriending, circa 1952

September 20, 2017

When we last saw Phil in Shy Guy (1947), he was struggling to overcome his loneliness and social awkwardness — a task he ultimately accomplishes by following the sage advice of his father. At some point between 1947 and 1952, Phil somehow managed to acquire a younger brother, Ray, who also has a thing or two to learn about friendship. Now Phil — who has gone from friendless geek to Mister Popularity — is in a position to give little brother Ray the benefit of his superior wisdom.


Overcoming social awkwardness, circa 1947

September 6, 2017


Father’s Day classic: Appreciating Our Parents

June 18, 2017

If you are a father — or a mother, for that matter — this little gem from Coronet Instructional Films should warm the cockles of your heart. It tells the story of Tommy, a lazy little spoiled brat who finally learns to appreciate his selfless, hard-working parents for all the sacrifices they make on his behalf every day of their lives.


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