Battle in the Clouds (acquired through trading). [Category: Early Film & TV]

The print I have of this is pretty poor quality, so it's a bit hard to follow, but this seems to be an early vision of what war would be like enhanced by airborne technology. There’s airships aplenty, a battle between an airplane and an airship, an armored vehicle that gets blown up, a house that gets bombed, and, of course, a love story. The planes and airships are a lot of fun to look at and the special effects in general are quite good for its time. I wish I could follow the story better, but hey, you can't have everything.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.

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American Square Dancing

American Square Dancing. Rather dry educational film in which clean 40s teenagers demonstrate square dancing moves. I would have liked to ...