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Christian Films and Videos - Collection 307

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of Films and Video Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)

    Films
    Video tapes



Brief Description.

Selection of film and video productions by Evangelical film-makers on topics related to the Bible, the Christian life, missions and evangelism, contemporary social and political concerns.




Collection 307
[July 19, 2011]
Christian Films and Videos
Records; 1940-1986


Films and Videotapes [51.07 cubic feet]

Restrictions

The productions in this collection may be viewed only in the Reading Room of the Graham Center Archives. They may not be copied, loaned, or rented out.




Scope and Content

The video tapes in this collection were collected by the Archives from production companies to provide a sampling of evangelical Christian audiovisual efforts. The films are from two Christian film libraries that went out of business, Inspir Action Films of LaGrange, Illinois, and Leffingwell Films of Kansas. The content of each individual production is described in the film and video location records.

Provenance

The materials in this collection were received in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1995 and 1940.

Accession:85-52, 85-86, 85-93, 85-95, 85-119, 85-148, 86-6, 86-30, 86-63, 86-122, 87-104, 88-114, 95-08, 11-40


September 11, 1985
Revised, November 12, 1985
Revised February 3, 1986
Revised April 4, 1986
Revised June 4, 1986
Revised November 6, 1986
Revised August 15, 1987

Revised October 5, 1988
Robert Shuster
J. Nasgowitz

Revised March 16, 1993
Janyce Nasgowitz
M. L. Wohlschlegel

May 18, 2010
Accession 95-08
Bob Shuster
T. Gulsvug
K Ndiethieu

July 1, 2011
Acc. 11-40
Bob Shuster
H. Parish

July 19, 2011
Acc. 11-42
Bob Shuster
H. Parish



LOCATION RECORD
Type of material: Films
Accession: 95-03, 11-40, 11-42

The Archives has one copy of each film, in 16mm format, unless otherwise noted. The following items are in the FILM FILE:

Film #

B&W / C

Length in min.

Title

Producer

Description

Date


F1

c

17

Abraham, Man of Faith

Concordia Films

Drama about the life of the patriarch Abraham

1959

F2

b&w

20

Africa and Albert Schweitzer

Cathedral Films

Narrated by Lowell Thomas, with many scenes shot in the Belgian Congo. Story of Schweitzer’s life, made while he was still alive.

1961

F3

c

25

Alibi

Concordia Films

Drama about a man married confessing, because of his Christian faith, an illegitimate son he had in his youth

1969

F4

b&w

25

All for Him

Broadman Films

Drama about a businessmen tithing

c1954

F5

b&w

55

All That I Have

Concordia Films

Drama about stewardship

1953

F6

c

30

Am I A Phony

Family Films

Drama about a teenager choosing whether to live as a Christian

195?

F7

C

30

Ambassador for Christ

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. Drama of an episode from the life of the Apostle Paul, Act 11:27-30

1955

F8

b&w

22

Amos, Shepherd of Tekoa

Cathedral Films

Story set at the time of the prophet Amos, who is one of the characters in the drama. Shows how an advisor to the king becomes aware of his responsibility to the less fortunate.

1947

F9

b&w

15

And Make Disciples

Broadman Films

Slightly dramatized account of how Christian laymen in a church became more active in its evangelism efforts.

1952

F10

b&w

40

And Now I See

Cathedral Films

Stories about stewardship

1949

F11

c

17

And Then They Forgot God

Family Films

Kafkaesque tale of a couple living in a highly regulated society who become desperate when their food card is damaged.

1971

F12

c

33

The Anniversary

Family Films

A man tells his parents that he is changing his vocation

1973

F13

b&w

20

Another Spring

Family Films

An orphan is adopted by a family

1956

F14

b&w

40

Answer for Anne

Carvavel Films

A young girl studies immigrants to the United States

1949

F15

c

30

Apache Fire

Ken Anderson Films

Young Native American becomes a Christian

--

F16

c

20

Are You Chicken

Family Films

An American Christian girl meets a girl her own age from East Berlin and learns of how she lives her faith under communism

--

F17

b&w

30

As For Me and My House

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Drama about a couple marrying too quickly

1952

F18

b&w

30

As the Twig is Bent

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Presentation on the need for Parents to teach children about God and provide an example

1953

F19

b&w

48

As We Forgive

Family Films

Drama about a Christian response to juvenile delinquency

1952

F20

b&w

28

The Barrier

Family Films

A story of class prejudice. A well-to-do good citizen fights, on the basis of segregation, against the erection of a much-needed housing project near his home. His prejudice against his neighbors is relentless until he is forcibly shown the error of his actions by the events that effect the lives of his own family

1951

F21

c

14

Beatitudes for the 70's

Johnson-Nyquist Productions

Explains the importance of Christian virtues in modern life

1970

F22

c

20

Before Abraham was I AM

Family Films

Jesus goes privately to Jerusalem to the Tabernacles and teaches in the temple. The Sanhedrin sends soldiers to arrest Jesus. Nicodemus defends Jesus in the Sanhedrin. Jesus proclaims his deity to the Pharisees by saying "Before Abraham was, I am"

1955

F23

b&w

30

The Beginning

National Council of Churches

Drama about a family beginning to set aside a tenth of their income for the church

N.d.

F24

b&w

30

Beginning of the Rainbow

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

A young couple is led to see that the greatest joys in life are found in the assurance of eternal happiness

1952

F25

b&w

40

Beyond Our Own

Apex Film Corporation

A man preoccupied with his law career finds his world collapsed when his only son in killed in an accident. He finds new faith on a visit to his missionary brother

1947

F26

b&w

28

Bible on the Table

Broadman Films

Johnny Martin realizes the positive influence his neighbor's daily family devotions have on their lives. As his own home life becomes discordant, he suggests the idea to his family

1951

F27

c

28

Big Steve

Cathedral Films

A compulsive gambler finally realizes he needs help to overcome his weakness and joins a Gambling Anonymous group

--

F28

c

13

A Bigger Reward

Family Films

A story about a boy who complains about the small reward which he receives for returning a runaway raccoon to its owner

1956

F29

c

19

Birth of John the Baptist

Family Films

The promise of Zacharias, and the birth of John, as told in Luke 1 :5-25, 57-80, 3:7-18; Mark 1:2-8; Matthew, 3:7-12, 16

1953

F30

b&w

15

Birth of the Savior

Family Films

The story of the birth of Jesus Christ

1952

F31

b&w

 

Birthday Party

Protestant Film Commission

A young girl learns what it means to love your neighbor

1950

F32

b&w

27

The Blind Beggar of Jerusalem

Cathedral Films

The story of a blind man that is miraculously healed by Jesus Christ

1955

F33

c

12

Blossom

Four Keys Productions

Story about an inter-racial friendship between two young children

1970

F34

c

30

Born to Witness

Family Films

A young man takes advantage of opportunities to witness to customers and fellow workers while working in his father's electronic shop

1963

F35

b&w

30

A Boy and His Bible

Family Films

A cynical newspaper editor comes in contact with a Christian copy boy

1954

F36

b&w

20

A Boy and His Prayer

Family Films

A young boy's prayers change the course of events after his father loses his faith and associates himself with questionable characters

1948

F37

b&w

--

Cain and Abel

Cathedral Films

The issue of violence is addressed in the story of Cain and Abel

--

F38

c

30

Call Collect

Family Films

An earnest young girl leaves her well-meaning but preoccupied parents to seek happiness and self-expression in a hippie pad

1969

F39

c

42

Call of the Navajo

New Life Films

Ashkee, an Indian boy, is training to become a medicine man when a series of misfortunes turn him from his intended path. When a minister of the "great white God" helps him, the boy responds to the man's unselfish efforts on his behalf

1953

F40

b&w

30

Called to Serve

Family Films

A young man seeks guidance from his pastor to find his vocation

1961

F41

b&w

28

The Calling of Matthew

Cathedral Films

Matthew the tax collector must make a decision between his love of money and his love for Jesus

1947

F42

c

--

Car Fever

Family Films

Rebuilding an old car becomes a distraction for a young boy

--

F43

b&w

30

A Careless Word

Concordia Films

Wally Briggs puts two and two together and comes up with the wrong answer though he doesn't know it until it has been spread all over town

1956

F44

b&w

--

Carnival of Pretense

International Films

The story of a young Brazilian man who is sick of all the pretense and finds meaning in life through faith

--

F45

c

10

Celebration Now

Family Films

Scenes of two teenagers talking to their friends about Christ, with a sound track of Christian rock

1971

F46

b&w

20

A Certain Nobleman

Cathedral Films

When the child of a rich nobleman becomes ill, the boy's tutor, a follower of Jesus, persuades the father to seek His aid

1940

F47

c

30

Challenge of Faith

Cathedral Films

Jesus faces a series of confrontations in launching his ministry accompanied by Peter, Andrew, James and John

1955

F48

b&w

30

A Chance to Grow

Family Films

A family learns to pitch in when the mother is confined to the hospital       

1954

F49

c

45

Changing Faces

Ken Anderson Films

Two young people at a Christian summer camp reach out to gang members

1973

F50

b&w

30

The Cheat

Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod

A young boy writes a composition for a school-mate to raise money for a birthday present for his grandfather

1954

F51

b&w

22

The Child of Bethlehem

Cathedral Films

The story of Jesus' birth and early childhood as recorded in Matthew and Luke

1940

F52

c

15

Childhood of Jesus

Family Films

Tells the story of the birth and early years of Jesus Christ

1952

F53

c

30

Children of the World

Cathedral Films

Through use of actual scenes in filmed in Africa, India, Hong Kong and Mexico, this film points out the needs of children in underdeveloped parts of the world

1968

F54

b&w

15

The Choice

Broadman Films

After having an accident due to drinking and finding their teenage daughter drunk at home, a couple must make some choices

1956

F55

b&w

15

Choose Ye This Day

Broadman Films

A young couple must examine the priorities of their lives

1955

F56

b&w

15

Choosing Your Life’s Work

Broadman Films

Two brothers are considering their vocational plans after high school graduation

1955

F57

b&w

15

Christian Citizenship

Broadman Films

A Christian man considers becoming a candidate in a local election

1956

F58

b&w

--

A Christian in Politics

Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod

A young lawyer must decide if he should run in an upcoming election as an independent candidate, or accept the backing of a person with questionable ethical standards

1952

F59

c

30

The Christmas Spirit

Family Films

A young boy is willing to give up what he wishes for to get a Christmas present for his younger step-brother

1956

F60

c

45

City of the Bees

Moody Institute of Science

Describes the social structure of the bee community and the role that each member plays. With Irvin Moon.


1962

F61

b&w

44

City Story

Broadcasting and Film Commission of the National Council of Churches

The new pastor of an inner city church is caught up in the changing community's problems

1954

F342 c 20 The City That Forgot About Christmas Concordia Films A cartoon about a grandfather telling his grandson a story about a village where the story of Jesus birth at Bethlehem was suppressed until a man named Matthew tells the children. Voices by Sebastian Cabot, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Louis Nye. 1974

F62

c

30

The City Where the Action Is

Family Films

A young man realizes the importance of the church to the community

1969

F63

c

13

Clean House

Family Films

A story in which two children, whose untidy habits complicate their mother's household chores, come to learn that neatness and thoughtfulness for others is part of Christian family living

1955

F64

b&w

20

Conversion

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. Tells his life story from the book of Acts from the stoning of Stephen through Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus and the aftermath

N.d.

F65

c

32

Crisis in the Ministry

Cathedral Films

Discusses the frustrations and pressures faced by nuns, priests and ministers

1970

F66

c

 

The Crucifixion

Associated Rediffusion, Ltd

Images and objects found in religious art tell the story of Christ's crucifixion

196?

F67

c

28

Cry of the China Sea

Cathedral Films

Describes the spread of communism in southeast Asia and the influence it has on the people living in the Philippines, Korea, Formosa and Hong Kong

1958

F68

c

15

David a Young Hero

Family Films

Story of the life of David, later king of Israel, up to and including his flight from King Saul.

c1958

F69

c

15

David and the Giant

Western Screen

Story of David and Goliath, told with color illustrations and a voice over narrative

--

F70

c

17

David - King of Israel

Concordia Films

Drama about the personal qualities that made David king

1959

F71

c

15

Dead Sea Scrolls

Chapel Films

Story of the discovery of the scrolls, how they were copied and shots of the actual scrolls

c1960

F72

b&w

28

Dedicated Men

Family Films

A church men’s group become more actively involved in its community

1952

F73

c

22

Did You Ever Wonder

Johnson/Nyquist

No spoke dialogue, although with music. A mime, and a young boy and girl wander around an urban environment, wondering about life

1972

F74

b&w

30

Does Christ Live in Your Home?

Family Films

Drama about a young man influenced by his parents’ faith

c1958

F75

c

20

Don’t Be Afraid

Concordia Films

Program about communicati9n between children and adults 

c1971

F76

c

30

Don’t Blame Me

Cathedral Films

Drama of a man being investigated for his failures as a Christian, father, husband and citizen

--

F77

c

30

Dropout

Brigham Young University

A boy drops out of high school, against advice

c1965

F78

b&w

30

Empty Shoes

Missions Visualized, Inc.

Story of William Carey and his work in India

1956

F79

c 

15

Excerpts from Walden

Counterpoint Films

Films shows a young man in 19th century dress wandering around a rural lake while the narrator reads long excerpts from Walden by Henry David Thoreau

--

F80

c

15

Explosion

Ken Anderson Films

The Christian response to problems caused by the population explosion

--

F81

b&w

29

The Face of American Youth

Ken Anderson Films

A documentary in which teenagers and college students express their feelings about issues such as Communism, God, sex and conformity. Includes persons of all classes and races

1962

F82

b&w

40

Faith of Our Families

Concordia Films

Shows how making family worship a vital part of daily family living can solve many problems such as wide age differences, conflicting time schedules, and the place of a baby in the family

1956

F83

b&w

30

Faith of Yuan Tai

Concordia Films

A Chinese convert to Christianity risks his life to save his missionary friends

c1961

F84

b&w

29

The Family Altar

Lutheran Television Productions

While in quarantine with a family, a man is impressed with his hosts’ spiritual life

c1953

F85

b&w

30

The Family That Changed the World

Ken Anderson Films

The story of the Baldwin family which decides to make Christianity more relevant in their daily lives

1961

F86

c

30

Family That Prayed

Family Films

A family realizes that prayer can change things–even a neighbor that has been causing problems!

c1967

F87

c

26

Fire Upon the Earth

Joseph De Fresne & Co.

A dramatized history of the Christian Church. Includes a description of Pentecost, the work of Paul, Constantine’s conversion, the beginnings of the Roman bishopric, the Crusades, the work of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Wesley, and the development of Protestantism in America

1953

F88

c

14

First Disciples

Family Films

Portrays the calling of the first five disciples and their decision to follow Christ, as told in John 1 : 35-51

c1952

F89

c

15

First Impressions

Family Films

A dramatization which illustrates through the experiences of two young boys that friendships are based on much more than first impressions and outward appearances

1958

F338

b&w

30

First Missionary Journey

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. A chronicle of Paul's first missionary journey based on Acts 13-14

1949

F90

b&w

30

The First Step

Family Films

A single dad is befriended by a Christian neighbor

--

F91

b&w

29

The Flickering Flame

Lutheran Television Productions

A man’s faith is crumbling after his son is killed in a plane crash.

1952

F92

b&w

--

Flight Plan

Ken Anderson Films

The story of a missionary and how he uses his plane to communicate Christianity to the young people of Central America. This film was made in cooperation with Mission Aviation Fellowship and was shot on location in Honduras. The part of the veteran pilot Gil in the film was played by MAF pilot Hobey Lowrance. See Collection 136, Box 20, Folder 20.

1963

F93

c

14

Flying Straight

Family Films

A story about a young boy who, without permission, enters his cousin’s glider as his own in a church school contest. When he wins the competition and his mother discovers his dishonesty, he refuses to accept the prize and endeavors to make things right by asking God’s forgiveness and admitting to his church school class what he has done

1955

F94

b&w

29

For Every Child

Paul F. Heard Inc.

Humphrey Wilcox realizes that opportunities abound for reaching young people while teaching Sunday School

c1953

F95

c

30

For God’s Sake

Cathedral Films

Introduction by Mel White. Documentary about a tour of east Asia by a Christian singing group, the Continental Singers, that serves as a critique of Christian missions. Films ends with the young people in the singing group discussing the film.

1970

F96

b&w

28

Formula For Failure

Family Films

Quiet Don Simmons realizes that it is partially his own fault when an unethical colleague jeopardizes the success of the real estate company they both work for

c1957

F97

b&w

17

Forsaking All Others

Family Films

A young wife stays true to her husband against her father’s advice

c1955

F98

b&w

30

45 Tioga Street - The Use of the Bible in Daily Living

Parish and Church School Board and Lutheran Laymen’s Movement of Stewardship

A young boy must learn to defend his faith

--

F99

b&w

30

Forward With Christ

Family Films

Pastor Adams proves that the church goes forward with Christ when the spirit of love and service is at work

1952

F100

c

30

Fourteen Going On Sixteen

Family Films

A young girl struggles with being a teenager

1964

F101

b&w

--

The Fourth “R”

The Parent Teacher Council of Campbell Hall School

A congregation decides to start their own Christian school

1943

F102

c

20

The Freeloader

Medical Assistance Program of the Christian Medical Society

Film about MAP’s assistance to medical missions and humanitarian need, told in the form of a trip around the world by a fictional doctor

Ca. 1965

F103

b&w

30

Front page Bible

Family Films

A young couple take over the struggling Greenwood Herald and try to turn it around

1959

F104

c

17

Gideon the Liberator

Concordia Films

-Story of Gideon from the book of Judges in the Bible

c1958

F105

b&w

28

Giving Thanks Always

Lutheran Television Productions

Importance of giving thanks to God for whatever happens through the year.

c1957

F106

c

28

God of the Atom

Moody Institute of Science

Description of the atom as the building block of physical creation, description of the paper of atomic weapons, with scenes of atomic tests. Film ends with a description of sin as the disease that causes war. With Irvin Moon.

1957

F107

c

28

The Great Challenge

Cathedral Films

Floyd Macklin realizes the influence he can have on young people by teaching Sunday school

c1960

F108

c

14

A Half Inch of Selfishness

Family Films

Drama about two quarreling children learning to practice Christian love

1958

F109

b&w

29

The Happy Heart

Concordia Films (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

Drama about the Fisher family of Middleburg. A Christian in a small town resigns from a play because of the philosophy of the character he is playing. This gives him a chance to witness about the Christian view of happiness

1953

F110

c

30

Happy Money

Family Films

Drama about young members of a church illustrating the Christian’s responsibility to tithe his money and his other resources

1969

F111

c

12

A Hard Road to Ride

Family Films

The role of the church in society

1972

F112

b&w

30

He Lives

Concordia Films (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

Drama about the Fisher family of Middleburg. Portrayal of a Christian family’s understanding of Easter and the meaning of Jesus Christ’s resurrection

1957

F113

b&w

15

He That Winneth

Broadman Films

Dramatized explanation of a Christian’s responsibility to witness to his faith in Jesus to those around him

1953

F114

c

30

The Healing Witness

Family Films

Drama about a young drug salesman and his wife facing various modern problems who are led to consider Jesus Christ by a Christian doctor

c1958

F115

b&w

15

The High Room

Southern Baptist Convention

The youth group of a local church helps out in their community

c1954

F116

b&w

30

The Higher Pardon

Concordia Films (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

A drama about the Fisher family of Middelburg. A woman achieves forgiveness and overcomes her guilt through her Christian faith

1953

F117

b&w

30

Holy Night: The Beginning of the Life of Jesus

Cathedral Films

Dramatized presentation of the Christmas story

c1951

F118

b&w

30

Home is Nowhere

Protestant Radio Commission

Documentary about a trip taken by Franklin Clark Fry of the United Lutheran Church in America and Albert Crews of the National Council of Churches to visit refugees around the world. They visited displaced and homeless victims of the war with Japan, the Korean conflict, the Chinese civil war, tribal disputes in Burma, the Indian-Pakistan partition, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, German refugees from eastern Europe, and Greek border disputes. The film shows scenes and discusses briefly the situation in each of these places and the distribution of food, clothing and housing by the Church World Service

c1951

F119

b&w

30

Honor Thy Family

Family Films

Drama about a father and son learning to appreciate each other

c1951

F120

c

28

How Do I Love Thee

Edgemont Productions; Brigham Young University

Dramatized discussion of questions of love and morality, aimed at young people.

C1965

F121

c

15

How to Visit

Family Films

The right and wrong way to be neighborly

c1971

F122

c

30

I Don’t Want to Get Involved

Family Films

This film documents apathy and the problems of growing human isolation in metropolitan areas

--

F123

c

13

I Don’t Want to Win

Family Films

Drama about a boy competing in a Soapbox Derby and learning the value of honesty and integrity

1956

F124

c

55

I Hear a New Song

Ken Anderson Films

Drama about the disruptive effect of rock and roll on a youth choir; the film begins with the statement “This film takes a concerned look at modern music and its explosive effect on youth today.”

ca. 1960

F125

c

30

I Was Ashamed

Family Films

A father and teenage daughter learn to understand and appreciate each other

1964

F126

b&w

38

In His Name

Family Films

Drama about a church helping to get a community playground built and its effects

1950

F127

b&w

29

In the Face of Jeopardy

National Council of Churches Broadcasting and Film Commission

A Christians servant in Malaysia protects his western employer from an assassination attempt.

1955

F128

b&w

22

In the Footsteps of a Witch doctor

Cathedral Films

Mboola is inspired to become a doctor after being treated by a missionary doctor and learning about Christianity

1950

F129

b&w

40

Indian American

Cathedral Films

Drama about modern (1950s) Christian missions among American Indians and the exploitation of the Indians by the surrounding white community

1955

F130

b&w

14

Indian Children

Broadman Films

The lives of children on the Papago reservation in Arizona in the United States

c1955

F131

c

30

Inhale in Incense

Ken Anderson Films

A couple visit friends who are missionaries of Overseas Crusades in Hong Kong

1964

F132

b&w

30

Into the Good Ground

Religious Film Association

Drama about a man and his son being learning about Jesus Christ through a Christian relative

--

F133

b&w

30

Invitation to a Wedding

Concordia Films (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

Drama about the Fisher family of Middleburg. There is a wedding in the family, which leads to a discussion of the Christian basis of marriage

1953

F134

b&w

40

Is This For Me?

Cathedral Films

Drama of about an older minister showing a young man what the work of a minister involves include counseling, preaching, visiting the distressed, sick and dying. Intended especially for those considering ministry. Produced by Cathedral Films for the American Lutheran Church

1962

F135

c

20

It Is Happening

Southwest Baptist Conference

Program about the vitality of Christian faith among contemporary young people, as shown by music, Bible study, prayer and witnessing.

--

F136

c

17

Jacob - Bearer of Promise

Concordia Films

Tells how Jacob, youngest son of Isaac, deceived his father in order to receive the blessing of the firstborn, how he fled to Haran to escape Esau's wrath, and how a dream assured him of God's love and care

1958

F137

b&w

29

The Jealous Heart

Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod

A young housewife allows jealousy to temporarily disrupt her marriage


 

1954

F138

b&w

32

Jesus and the Fisherman

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Living Bible” series. A dramatization about the calling of the first disciples and the influence of Jesus on the life of Simon Peter

1948

F139

c

15

Jesus and the Lepers

Family Films

Part of the “Living Bible” series. Explains that lepers were outcasts, as recorded in Leviticus 13:45, and tells the story of the ten lepers who were healed by Christ, and the one who returned to give thanks, as told in Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-16; 9:51-56; 17:11-19

1952

F140

c

14

Jesus at Nazareth and Capernaum

Family Films

Part of the “Living Bible” series. Portrays the healing of the nobleman's son, and the account of the rejection of Christ at Nazareth, as told in John 4:43-54; Luke 4:14-30

1952

F141

c

10

Jesus Before the High Priest

Family Films

Part of the “Living Bible” series. Dramatization of Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin, including Peter’s denial.

1952

F142

c

19

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

Family Films

Part of the “Living Bible” series. Portrays the healing of the blind beggar in Jerusalem when he follows Christ's direction to go and wash in the pool of Siloam, as told in John 9:1-41

1953

F143

c

30

Jesus Style

Hollywood Presbyterian Church

Documentary about the attitudes of American youth toward society and Christianity in the late 1960s and outreach efforts to them by the Hollywood Presbyterian Church. Films includes extensive comments by Don Williams of that church and has much on what became the Jesus People movement

Ca. 1970

F144

c

14

Jesus Teaches Forgiveness

Family Films

Part of the “Living Bible” series. Portrays Christ as He teaches forgiveness by telling the story of the unforgiving servant, as recorded in Luke 7:36-50; Matthew 18:15-35

1953

F145

b&w

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A Job for Bob

Protestant Film Commission

A young man must find his first job

1950

F146

c

24

Johnny Lingo

Cathedral Films

A story about Johnny Lingo, who bargains for a wife according to the tradition of the island, is used to show the self-worth of an individual is augmented by love and esteem

1969

F147

b&w

15

Jordan Valley

British Instructional Films

Travelogue about the Jordan River Valley in Palestine, with frequent reference to the significance about various sites in the Bible.

1950

F148

c

17

Joseph the Young Man

Family Films

Reenacts episodes from Joseph's youth, including his being sold into slavery by his brothers, his conduct to Egypt and imprisonment there, and his interpretation of dreams for Pharaoh

1958

F149

c

17

Joshua the Conqueror

Family Films

Describes the part played by Joshua and his spies and the prostitute Rahab in the conquest of Jericho. Joshua then warns the Israelites that to forsake the Lord will result in loss of the Promised Land

1958

F150

b&w

34

Journey into Faith

Cathedral Films

Cleophas, a follower of Jesus, learns of Jesus' arrest and crucifixion. On the way back to Emmaus, he is joined by the risen Christ

1943

F151

b&w

30

Kenji Comes Home

Protestant Film Commission

A Japanese soldier returns home two years after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb

c1947

F152

c

13

King of the Block

Family Films

Part of the Our Children series. Drama aimed at children about a boy who gets his own way, which leads to loneliness

195?

F153

b&w

20

Kyoto Story

Foreign Boards of the Congregational Christian-Evangelical Reformed Churches

An American solider learns about Christian missions in japan

194?

F154

c

19

Last Journey to Jerusalem

Family Films

Part of The Living Bible Series. Portrays the crowds joining the triumphal procession as Christ makes His last journey to Jerusalem, and the children in the temple praising Him to the consternation of the priests, as told in Mark 10: 32-11: 11; Matthew 20: 17-21: 14-17; Luke 18: 31-19: 10, 19: 29-44; John 12: 12-19

1953

F155

b&w

30

Letter from China

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

Cinematic letter by missionary E. Walter Smith to his father in America, describing his religious, educational and medical work in Foochow, the realities of missionary life and the condition of China

1948

F156

c

15

Life and Customs

Family Films

Part of The Land of the Bible Series. Film shows contemporary rural life reflects the teachings and parables of Jesus.

1960

F157

b&w

10

Lift Up Your Eyes

Broadman Films

Description of the responsibility for every Christian to witness about Jesus Christ to friends and neighbors

1953

F158

b&w

30

A Little Child Shall lead Them

Concordia Films

The simple faith of a daughter and the reassuring words of a pastor lead a man to turn to Christ as Savior from sin and the only reason for hope. Produced by Lutheran Television Productions, the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

1954

F159

b&w

30

The Little Lie That Grew

Concordia Films

A nine-year-old boy learns that telling the truth is always best when a little white lie grows until it is out of control. Produced by Lutheran Television Productions, the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

1956

F160

c

15

The Littlest Angel

Cornet Films

Based on the book by Charles Tazewell. Story of the gift of a young angel to Jesus at his birth

1950

F161

c

30

Live a Little

Family Films

A radio disc jockey rethinks his life when a friend nearly dies in an accident

ca1966

F162

c

15

Living Temples

Moody Institute of Science

Film for children illustrating the capacities and wonders of different parts of the body such as the eye, ear, hand and heart and ending with a homily on the body as a temple for God’s Holy Spirit.

N.d.

F163

c

30

Look Who’s Living Next Door

Family Films

Young people discuss racism, love, sex, marriage, war and the U.S. draft

1968

F164

c

14

The Lord’s Ascension

Family Films

Portrays the appearances of Christ from the Resurrection to the Ascension, as told in Matthew 28:9-20, Luke 24:13-53, John 20:19-19, 21:9-17, Acts 1:3-11

1952

F165

c

15

Love is Beautiful

Space Age Films

Film aimed at teenagers and young people explaining sexual love and marriage as part of God’s law and the necessity to resist the pressures and temptations of the secular world

N.d.

F166

b&w

28

Love Thy Neighbor

Family Films

Drama about a postman who applies the basic Christian law of love toward others as he covers his neighborhood mail route

1950

F167

b&w

22

Man of Faith

Cathedral Films

A semi-fictional story is woven around the biblical incident of the man who was lowered through the roof to be healed by Jesus

1944 ?

F168

c

30

Man on a Skateboard

Family Films

Story of a severely physically handicapped man, Alvin Burke, showing his daily life and the strength of his Christian faith

1969

F169

c

 

Many Faces of Mexico

Cathedral Films

Shows the work done by doctors of the Christian Medical Society in Mexico

1972

F170

c

 

Marriage Mixup

Cathedral Films

A young couple with very different expectations deal with married life

1966

F171

b&w

55

Martin Luther - Part I

RD-DR Corporation in collaboration with Lutheran Church Productions and Luther-Film-G.M.B.H

Dramatization of the early years of the Protestant reformation in Europe, told through the life of Martin Luther. The film (all three reels) covers 1505-1530. Niall MacGuinnis played Luther. Part I tells the story of Luther’s struggle over his faith and sense of sin, his personal embrace of the doctrine of justification through faith, and his development of the doctrine, the posting of the 95 Theses criticizing indulgences and the impact of that statement in Europe

1953

F172

b&w

40

Martin Luther - Part II

RD-DR Corporation in collaboration with Lutheran Church Productions and Luther-Film-G.M.B.H

Dramatization of the early years of the Protestant reformation in Europe, told through the life of Martin Luther. The film (all three reels) covers 1505-1530. The beginning of part II has several minutes overlap with the end of Part I. The film traces the growing schism in the Roman Catholic church that the Protestant faiths grew out of, from the 95 theses to the beginnings of the Diet of Worms .

1953

F173

b&w

40

Martin Luther - Part III

RD-DR Corporation in collaboration with Lutheran Church Productions and Luther-Film-G.M.B.H

Dramatization of the early years of the Protestant reformation in Europe, told through the life of Martin Luther. The film (all three reels) covers 1505-1530. The beginning of part III has a few minutes of overlap with the end of Part II. The film shows Luther’s appearance before the Diet of Worm, his hiding away to escape capture, his translation of the Bible into German, his leadership of the Protestants, his marriage, and the impact of the Diet of Augsburg and the Augsburg Confession of 1530

1953

F174

b&w

10

Merry Christmas

Ambassador Films

Filmed in Vienna. The Vienna Boys Choir with Hilde Konetzni sing while making preparations for Christmas.

1958

F175

c

30

Message from Space

Family Films

Scientists in a radio-telescope monitoring installation contemplate the possibility of life on other planets

1968

F176

b&w

45

Messenger of Peace - Part I

Astor Picture Corporation

Drama (told in flashbacks after a contemporary introduction) of a pastor in the American west and the example of his Christian faith in the various tribulations he suffered.

1950

F177

b&w

45

Messenger of Peace - Part II

Astor Picture Corporation

Drama (told in flashbacks after a contemporary introduction) of a pastor in the American west and the example of his Christian faith in the various tribulations he suffered.

1950

F178

b&w

45

The Miracle of Love

Family Films

A dramatization about a pastor who, while struggling to prepare his Easter sermon, is constantly interrupted by members of his congregation and family, all having pressing personal problems. Describes his discouragement with his sermon until he realizes he has been preaching his sermon all day

1955

F179

b&w

30

Money for the Master

Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod

The life and work of a dedicated woman of modest means are contrasted with the lack of sharing of a wealthy couple

1954

F180

b&w

 

The Moral Choice

Cathedral Films

Directed by Mel White. Drama narrated by an old sea captain about a young man and woman trying to relate their love and sexual desire to their Christian faith. Produced by the Christian Television and Film.

1965

F181

b&w

45

More for Peace

Paul F. Heard, Inc.

A returned GI discovers God at work in his town through the lives of people like himself in the conscious fellowship of Christians working together within the framework of the church

1952

F182

c

17

Moses, Called by God

Family Films

Recounts Moses' narrow escape from death as a child, his flight from Egypt, his vocation to lead God's people out of Egypt, the plagues which proved God's power, and the crossing of the Red Sea

1959

F183

c

17

Moses, Leader of God’s People

Family Films

Follows the Israelites' difficult journey to Canaan, including times at which they lost faith in Moses and God, God's gift of the Ten commandments, the episode in which water came out of a rock, the incident of the golden calf, and the Israelites' wandering in the wilderness

1959

F184

c

30

Mr Big

Family Films

A man is confronted by his prideful attitude after causing a serious accident

1968

F185

b&w

60

Mr Chairman, I So Move

Ken Anderson Productions

Drama about the struggle in a church over the calling of a new minister that causes one man to reexamine the sincerity of his own walk with Lord. Starring Bill Pearce

N.d.

F186

b&w

30

My Brother

Concordia Films (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

Drama about the Fisher family of Middleburg. Grandpa Fisher must teach is grandson the importance of accepting people that are different from us

1952

F187

c

24

My Brother the Guru

Family Films

A young college student must confront the consequences of his drug use when his younger sister is introduced to them by his friends

1971

F188

b&w

 

My Name is Han

Julian Bryan International Film Foundation

Han, a Chinese farmer, returns to his village after the war to find his farm destroyed

1948

F189

c

20

Mystery of Three Clocks

Moody Institute of Science

With Irvin Moon. Examination of internal clocks in nature. The film ends with thoughts of God’s providence and man’s will

1955

F190

b&w

--

The Nativity

American Bible Society

The Christmas story from the annunciation to the adoration of the Magi

--

F191

b&w

30

The Neighbor Next Door

Concordia Films (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

Drama about the Fisher family of Middleburg. Cousin Stanley comes to visit the Fishers and causes problems when he runs into the neighbor's new fence while parking his car

1954

F192

c

30

A New Missionary To Walkers Garage

Family Films

A young man hears the Gospel while working in a garage to pay for needed repairs

c1975

F343 b/w 30 New Wind Blowing Family Films Part of an interdenominational American effort known as Key 73 to encourage local churches to be actively involved in evangelizing their communities. This is only the second half of the film. It concludes by showing Billy Graham preaching. c1973

F193

c

10

Nicodemus

Family Films

Part of the Living Bible Series. Dramatization of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial, with about a flashback by Nicodemus about his visit to Jesus and about the questioning of Jesus by the Scribes and Pharisees.

1953

F194

b&w

26

No Greater Power

Cathedral Films

Zacchaeus discovers Jesus and something of greater value than money

c1956

F195

b&w

20

No Other Gods

Family Films

Drama about a young women with three suitors, one of whom is tempted to behave unethically to get riches.

c1950

F196

c

17

No Respecter of Persons

Broadman Films

The broadening scope of the gospel as preached and lived by Christ's early followers is shown

c1952

F197

c

30

The Now Crowd

Concordia Films

Dramatizes the pressures place on a college student and his girl friend to conform to the sexual attitudes of their peers. Shows that Christian principles should be able to withstand the pressures of conformity

c1968

F198

c

25

Oddball Show

Broadman Films

The anxieties and need for approval of young people are examined from a Biblical perspective in the context of a Television variety show

1975

F199

c

26

On Common Ground

American Baptist Convention, the Congregational Christian Churches, the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., the Churches of the Disciple of Christ

Tells the true story of how a community, through devotion and cooperation, developed a larger parish plan, which resulted in a strong federation of 22 active rural churches. Discusses ways to meet the church needs of rural communities

1951

F200

b&w

20

On The Right Side

Family Films

An inveterate gambler nearly wrecks his new home and family because of his gambling, until the kindly advice of a judge and the efforts of the pastor and congregation help him and his family to a life of respectability

1949

F201

b&w

10

One More Commandment

John Boland Production

Dramatization of the poem “The Master is Coming” by Emma Lent, about a woman preparing her home for a visit by Jesus. She discovers the best preparation is to love those in need.

N.d.

F202

c

30

Operation Night Watch

Family Films

A film that follows the steps of pastors Burdette Palmberg and Norman A. Riggins as they address the needs in their communities

--

F203

c

30

Our Youth Culture: Youth in Rebellion

Family Films

A documentary film that deals with the unrest and rebellion that characterize youth

c1966

F204

b&w

30

Out of the Dust

Caravel Films

Presentation of the need for Protestant missionaries in Central and South America

--

F205

c

30

Painful Confession

Concordia Films

A dramatization about a hit-and-run accident and the ensuing guilt of the person who committed it is used to show the importance of God's forgiveness

c1968

F206

b&w

--

People Without Fear

Julian Bryan International Film Foundation

Stories of churches in Germany, Russia, Syria, India and the Philippines after World War II dealing with the aftermath of the conflict

c1953

F207

c

15

Pictorial Geography

Family Films

This film offers an overview of Palestine's place in world and Bible history and topography

1960

F208

c

20

The Pleasure Seekers: A Surf Odyssey

Family Films

Two young surfers search for fun and pleasure while ignoring the world of war, poverty, hunger, suffering and disease all around them

1969

F209

b&w

30

Power of Prayer

Family Films

On the eve of their wedding, the bride is injured in a car accident and learns that she needs further treatment for an unrelated, serious condition

c1953

F210

b&w

58

Prejudice - Part I

Protestant Film Commission

A young production manager thinks prejudice is no problem for him until a Jewish fellow is transferred to be his assistant

c1949

F211

b&w

58

Prejudice - Part II

Protestant Film Commission

A young production manager thinks prejudice is no problem for him until a Jewish fellow is transferred to be his assistant

c1949

F212

c

--

Prescription for Doc

Ken Anderson Films

A transfer students challenges his fellow students to have a deeper commitment to God

--

F213

c

30

The Project

Family Films

Two junior high school boys must forgive a new student when he accidentally destroys their science project

c1970

F214

b&w

30

Question Seven

Louis de Rochement Associates

An East German youth struggles with questions about his Christian faith and his relationship with his father amid increasing government persecution of the church. Produced by RD-DR Corporation in association with Lutheran Film Associates

1964

F215

b&w

80

Reaching From Heaven

Roland Reed

A foreigner waiting for his wife and child to join him receives word that his wife died on the journey and the daughter is coming alone

c1947

F216

b&w

30

Reaching Out

Family Films

A banker realizes the wisdom in supporting new churches

c1954

F217

b&w

30

Red Trap

Concordia Films

Description of he subtle methods which Communist agents use to capture the minds and hearts of young people

1959

F218

c

--

Rejected

Concordia Films

An accountant learns to forgive a friend released from prison

c1967

F219

b&w

45

Report From Mexico

Trident Film

A report of the work of Evangelical churches in mostly Catholic Mexico

--

F220

b&w

20

Return to Faith

Family Films

A young doctor tries to blame God for the tragic loss of his family. Later he regains his faith in himself and in God and realizes he has a responsibility to use his talents for others

c1950

F221

b&w

30

Return to Jerusalem

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. An episode in the life of Paul as told in Acts 9:26-30

--

F222

c

c

Revelation Now

Family Films

A young man thinks about what is important in life and about Jesus Christ to a soundtrack of Christian rock. A Johnson-Nyquist production.

1971

F223

b&w

28

The Rich Fool

Family Films

A successful business man realizes that he is spiritually bankrupt

c1956

F224

b&w

27

Rich Young Ruler

Cathedral Films

The story of a wealthy man concerned about eternal life as taken from the Gospel of Mark

c1950

F225

b&w

29

The Right Start

Family Films

A ten-year old boy, neglected by his parents, is taken under the wings of a policeman

c1950

F226

b&w

26

Rim of the Wheel

Family Films

The story of a young wife who is on a constant round of social activities and neglecting her home and family. Through the fatherly advice of an elderly neighbor, she comes to realize that religion has a definite place in the home and that the church is important in her life

1951

F227

b&w

30

The Road Back

Family Films

A fledgling advertising firm comes up with an advertising campaign that highlights the true meaning of Easter

c1950

F228

b&w

30

Road To Jericho

Family Films

A young florist who has built his business and personal life on the flimsy foundation of a falsified war record sees his popularity and business threatened when a robbery strains his finances

1956

F229

c

17

Ruth: A Faithful Woman

Family Films

Story of the young widow Ruth, from the land of Moab, showing her devotion to her mother-in-law Naomi, as told in the Book of Ruth

c1958

F230

c

30

Savage Flame

Cathedral Films

An accurate and interesting account of some medical, educational, and evangelistic mission work in South America

1962

F231

c

30

Search For Truth

Cathedral Films

Prominent scientist discuss the idea that creative forces of God are evident in all aspects of the universe and that new discoveries reaffirm the presence of a Divine Being

1964

F339

b&w

30

Second Chance - Part I

Protestant Film Commission

A woman facing a fatal illness looks back on her life and reconsiders her Christian faith and her walk with God.

1940

F340

b&w

30

Second Chance - Part II

Protestant Film Commission

A woman facing a fatal illness looks back on her life and reconsiders her Christian faith and her walk with God.

1940

F232

b&w

30

Second Missionary Journey

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. A chronicle of Paul's second missionary journey based on Acts 15-16

1949

F233

b&w

30

Serving Christ

Family Films

A Christian real estate salesman must take a stand when his boss makes "shady" business deals

1958

F234

c

30

Seven Days a Week

Family Films

Two space technicians discuss the existence of God

c1964

F235

c

28

Sex is a Beautiful Thing

Family Films

Two engaged college couples discuss their personal feelings about sexual morality in the life of a Christian. Interspersed throughout the film are scenes of Anson Mount of Playboy magazine addressing an audience of college students and challenging the institutional church for some of its traditional positions in the area of sexual morality

1970

F236

c

15

Sharing is Fun

Family Films

A dramatization about a polio victim and his neighbor who teach another boy how to make trout flies in order to earn money to buy a dog. Explains that they become friends as they share mutual interests, hobbies, and the dog

1957

F237

c

27

Sharing The Glory

Family Films

Tells a story to demonstrate how every Christian has many opportunities to share his religious faith with others

c1971

F238

b&w

--

Shield of Faith

Family Films

Two family's friendships are jeopardized over an election

c1953

F239

b&w

30

Should I Marry Outside My Faith

Family Films

Pete Ames, a Protestant, and Jane Sullivan, a Roman Catholic, try to overcome their religious differences before marriage

c1962

F240

c

30

Sifted Gold

Concordia Films

Tells the story of a woman who contracts a deadly disease very suddenly, and is unable to communicate with anyone for months. Shows how, after her recovery, she relates the events that transpired, and tells of her calm sense of God being at her side during the entire ordeal

c1975

F241

b&w

32

Simon Peter, Fisherman

Cathedral Films

A dramatization about the calling of the first disciples and the influence of Jesus on the life of Simon Peter

c1948

F242

c

17

Solomon, A Man of Wisdom

Family Films

The gifts of wisdom, wealth, and fame as a just ruler possessed by Solomon testify to the blessings that come from the love of God

1958

F243

b&w

30

South of the Clouds

Protestant Film Commission

The story of two women of widely different backgrounds who attend Beirut College for Women. One is a Christian, the other a Moslem. Shows educational work among women abroad

1950

F244

b&w

28

Speak No Evil

Family Films

The young wife of a ministerial student is the subject of slanderous gossip when she is seen coming home late with her boss after an overtime work session at the office. When the rumors reach the office, the secretary resigns her job, and the happiness of two families is endangered as the result of the spreading of gossip

1950

F245

b&w

30

Stephen: The First Christian Martyr

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. Dramatization of Stephen’s martyrdom and Paul’s part in it.

--

F246

c

30

Stones Cry Out

Moody Bible Institute

William Culbertson of MBI talks about several cities of the Near East in history, the Bible archaeology and prophecy. These cities include Jerusalem, Babylon, Petra and Tyre. His talk is illustrated with footage of each of these sites.

1954

F247

b&w

24

Stoning at Lystra

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. Shows the hardships and suffering of Paul and Barnabas as they travel through Perga and Antioch to Iconium and Lystra. Based on Acts 14:14-21

--

F248

b&w

30

The Story of Jairus’ Daughter

Cathedral Films

Following the account of Luke 8, this film tells the story of Jairus' daughter. The healing of Lydia as she touches Jesus' robe is also included

1947

F249

b&w

21

The Stranger at Our Door

Family Films

A refugee family settles in the poorer section of a city and finds it difficult to make friends. Their old-country religious background presents a means of establishing themselves in their new home land and in acquiring friends

1949

F250

c

10

The Street

National Film Board of Canada

Animated film which tells of a family's summer-long deathbed vigil in the Jewish section of Montreal. Conveys the frustrations, resentment, worry and selfishness this family experiences as they await the death of the ailing grandmother?

c1976

F251

c

30

Summer Decision

Family Films

Paul can't decide whether he should spend the summer in Hawaii or save the money for college. After a visit with a missionary friend, he can finally make up his mind

1965

F252

c

28

Sun Seekers: A Surf Odyssey

Outreach Films

Communicates the gospel of Christ by telling about individuals whose lives were changed. Shows the beauty of God's creation, focusing on big-wave surfing

c1973

F253

b&w

10

Sword of the Spirit

Broadman Films

Portrayal of a new Christian learning to read and study the Bible and using it to lead a co-worker to Christ

1953

F254

b&w

37

Talents

Family Films

The pastor of a run-down church won’t let his surroundings keep him from encouraging his congregation to make a contribution to their neighborhood

c1951

F255

b&w

40

Tammy

Concordia Films

A young child, whose parents lost their faith in God after continued sieges with sickness and death, learns she is adopted.

c1951

F256

b&w

30

Teenage Challenge

Family Films

Dave writes a controversial essay for a school contest about the importance of finding God’s will for his own life.

1959

F257

c

30

Teenage Christmas

Family Films

A group of teenagers learn about the true meaning of Christmas.

c1961

F258

b&w

30

Teenage Code

Family Films

Should Bill listen to Joe and cheat on a history exam, or realize that a Christian should not let down his school work, expecting God to come to his rescue?

c1959

F259

b&w

30

Teenage Conflict

Family Films

Two youths become so taken with scientific theories that they begin to question their faith.

c1960

F260

b&w

30

Teenage Crusade

Family Films

Church youth plan a “get acquainted” party but have to deal with an attempt by hostile teenagers to crash the event

c1960

F261

b&w

10

Teenage Crusade Trailer

Family Films

Previews and clips of productions of Family Films made just for teenagers, especially Teen Crusade.

c1960

F262

b&w

30

Teenage Loyalty

Family Films

A young girl drifts away from church when she enters her junior year in high school

c1960

F263

c

28

Teenage Marriage

Cathedral Films

A high school couple are engaged and plan to marry before graduation

1962

F264

b&w

30

Teenage Romance

Family Films

Gary and Cindy have been going together for two years. When Gary leaves for college, they must make adjustments to their relationship.

c1961

F265

b&w

30

Teenage Testament

Family Films

Roy, who works in a small restaurant which is the local teen hang-out, takes a lot of ribbing for his beliefs and is forced to stand up for his convictions

1960

F266

b&w

30

Teenage Witness

Protestant Film Commission

A teenage Christian who is also a locksmith leads a classmate with criminal tenancies to Christ

1960

F267

b&w

30

A Teenager’s Choice

Family Films

A young teenage couple decides to postpone their marriage after listening to advice from their parents and church

1959

F268

b&w

30

Teenagers’ Parents

Family Films

Carol, an only child, must deal with possessive parents

c1961

F269

b&w

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Teens Telling Teens

Ken Anderson Films

Youth for Christ International teams of young people reach out to teens in Europe

--

F270

b&w

20

The Test

Cathedral Films

A pastor’s daughter observes her father’s counseling a parishioner on an upcoming vote on gambling

c1952

F271

b&w

30

That They May Hear

Family Films

Johnny Gordon is still bitter that his brother was killed in a Japanese POW camp during World War II when he and his college roommate are asked to share their quarters with a student from Japan

c1953

F272

b&w

Their Future is Yours

Family Films

A young girl’s interest in joining a church cause her parents to reconsider their priorities

c1953

F273

b&w

29

There Was a Widow

Family Films

A mother steadfastly supports her son when he is arrested and convicted for hit-and-run driving though he claims his car was stolen prior to the accident

1957

F274

b&w

40

They, Too, Need Christ

Family Films

Dramatizes the work of the home missions among the Spanish- speaking people in the United States. When a poor laborer is deported for illegal entry into the country, a mission minister helps the wife to get work, teaches the Bible to the children, and persuades the family to change their faith and join the mission church. When the father returns legally he finds his family well dressed, his apartment better furnished, and the crucifix no longer on the wall. He too accepts the faith of the mission church

1953

F275

c

40

A Thief in the Night - Part I

Mark IV Films

Two young girls learn about Christian faith and prophecies about the end times while facing the stresses and temptations of growing up. The film then follows the experiences of one of the girls who is left behind when the Rapture occurs.

1973

F276

c

40

A Thief in the Night - Part II

Mark IV Films

Two young girls learn about Christian faith and prophecies about the end times while facing the stresses and temptations of growing up. The film then follows the experiences of one of the girls who is left behind when the Rapture occurs.

1973

F277

b&w

30

The Things That Count

Concordia Films

A wealthy industrialist's ambition to eliminate a sin in his part by the establishment of a charitable foundation is checked by the counsel of his pastor that no man has ever paid his way into heaven

c1956

F278

b&w

30

Third Missionary Journey

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. Paul goes on his third missionary journey. Based on Acts 19:21-41

c1950

F279

c

14

Thirty Pieces of Silver

Family Films

Portrays the anointing of Christ's feet, and the bargaining of Judas to betray Christ for thirty pieces of silver, as told in John 11:45-53; Matthew 26: 6-16; Mark 14: 3-11; John 12: 1-8

c1952

F280

b&w

30

This My Son

Family Films

The parable of the prodigal son is dramatized in a contemporary rural setting

c1954

F281

b&w

--

This Road We Walk

International Film Foundation

A comparison of life of a "typical family" in the United States, Manila, Japan and Europe

--

F282

b&w

30

This Way to Heaven

Concordia Films

A story about a young boy who asks his Sunday school superintendent about the way to heaven

c1956

F283

c

14

Thy Sins Are Forgiven

Family Films

Portrays the healing of the man sick of the palsy and the calling of Matthew, as told in Mark 2:1-22; Matthew 9:1-17; Luke 5:17-39

c1953

F284

b&w

--

Thy Will Be Done

Cathedral Films

A medical missionary to China tries to motivate churches to help in his efforts

c1955

F285

b&w

20

‘Till Death Do You Part

Concordia Films (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

Drama about the Fisher family of Middleburg. A family friend of the Fishers proposes to a widow who is torn by memories of her first husband and guilt about marrying again.

1953

F286

c

20

Till Freedom Comes

National Council of Churches - Commission of Mission Education

Portrayal of the historical, economic, political and religious oppression of the Indians of Mexico, along with scenes of an Indian Protestant minister, Pedro Flores

1962

F287

c

27

Time Pulls The Trigger

Cathedral Films

Deals with the hazards of heavy smoking, illustrating the thesis: "Tobacco is a loaded pistol, and time pulls the trigger".

1965

F288

c

30

A Time To Speak

Family Films

A young girl is embarrassed by her father's religious convictions when she introduces her boyfriend to her family

c1966

F289

c

30

To Each A Gift

Family Films

A turn-of-the-century picture of the celebration of Christmas by a Swedish immigrant family, showing how understanding neighbors, a loving wife, a kind pastor, and the Christmas Eve message present a powerful example of the true spirit of Christmas

c1957

F290

b&w

30

To Forgive A Thief

Cathedral Films

Directed by Mel White, starring Roy Rogers Jr. Story of a teenager with a criminal past and ho home who is helped by a Christian family, who lead him to Christ

c1966

F291

c

30

To The Unknown God

Moody Institute of Science

An investigation into the history and meaning of the Olympic games

c1976

F292

c

30

To Walk in Faith

Concordia Films

Judy, who battles cancer, encourages Doug, a bitter ex-champion skier to reach out to others

c1967

F293

c

15

Tokens of Love

Family Films

A dramatization about children in a family who offer various excuses for not doing simple things as they rush off to school. Shows how children learn through a series of events that they are wrong, and, in appreciation of their parents, give them tokens of affection

c1956

F294

c

--

Tomorrow Comes Early

Family Films

A man must come to terms with his own mortality

c1972

F295

b&w

25

Torn Between These Two

Family Films

A mother must learn to allow her grown son to make his own decisions

c1951

F296

b&w

30

Toru’s People

New World Films

Toru Matsumoto, introduced by Sir George Sansom, talks about the Japanese people and their culture, the effect on them of Japanese imperialism, defeat in World War II, American occupation, and the rebuilding of society, Christianity in the new Japan

1959

F297

b&w

--

Track 13

Cathedral Films

Four people share their Christian testimonies

--

F298

c

19

The Transfiguration

Family Films

Portrays James, Peter, and John as they see Christ transfigured on the mountain, as told in Mark 8:27-9:13; Matthew 16:13-17:13; Luke 9:18-36

c1953

F299

b&w

30

Trial at Jerusalem

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. The apostle is on trial in Jerusalem

c1951

F300

c

30

Triumph and Defeat

Cathedral Films

After the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus cleanses the temple, becomes the immediate focus of Caiaphas' plotting and Judas' betrayal, celebrates His Last Supper and stands trial

--

F301

c

14

Turn The Other Cheek

Family Films

A dramatization in which the experiences of a young girl are used to illustrate Jesus' teaching on forgiveness

1958

F302

b&w

30

Two Sons

Family Films

Two sons fall under the influence of a professional racketeer after they decline a job offer from their father, who is the local district attorney

c1955

F303

b&w

30

Under His Wing

 

Family Films

A father must deal with his young son’s serious accident

1955

F304

b&w

20

The Unfaithful Servant

Cathedral Films

This is the story of the parable of the trusted servant who failed his master and how he learned the meaning of forgiveness, as told in Matthew 18:21-35

c1947

F305

b&w

24

Unto Thyself Be True

Family Films

A boy, misunderstood by his father, disobeys parental rules and breaks the law. The juvenile court officer and the interfaith religious counselor bring the family to an understanding of their need for being true to themselves and each other

1949

F306

c

14

Upper Room

Family Films

An account of the Last Supper, as told in Matthew 26: 21-35; Mark 14: 18-31; Luke 22: 15-27; John 13: 4-38, 14: 1-17, 27; I Corinthians 11: 23-26

c1952

F307

c

29

Vengeance is Mine

Family Films

A story about a man who is released from prison and seeks vengeance on those who framed him. Describes his girlfriend’s attempts to convince him that vengeance belongs to God and that Christians believe that evil must be overcome with good

c1971

F341 c 11 The Very First Easter Family Films Cartoon in which a child tells his dog and a bunny about Jesus life, death and resurrection. 1980

F308

b&w

--

Village of the Poor

Broadcasting and Film Commission of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

Portraits of rural life in India and the impact of missionary outreaches

--

F309

b&w

30

Visit to Corinth

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. An episode in the life of Paul as told in Acts chapters 16-18

c1950

F310

b&w

14

Vocational Choice A Partnership

Family Films

A father and his sons discuss vocational options

c1955

F311

b&w

25

Voice In The Wilderness

Cathedral Films

Dramatization of the life of John the Baptist

1955

F312

b&w

30

Voyage to Rome

Cathedral Films

Part of the “Life of Paul” series. An episode in the life of St Paul as told in Acts chapters 27-28

c1951

F313

c

30

A Walk Up The Hill

Human Dimension

Discusses the subject of euthanasia from a Christian perspective by depicting the problems a family faces when one of its members suffers a paralyzing stroke

1974

F314

b&w

28

Walking With God

Family Films

A self-centered businessman is told by his doctor that his ailments are chiefly spiritual, not physical

c1949

F315

c

13

Walls of Jericho

Moody Bible Institute

This story highlights the sin in failing to live up to one’s responsibilities

c1956

F316

c

10

Water of Life

Moody Bible Institute

Film about the composition of water and its importance to life on earth, which then goes on to talk about faith in Jesus Christ as the living water. With Irvin Moon.

1958

F317

b&w

30

The Way He Should Go

Concordia Films (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

Drama about the Fisher family of Middleburg. Freddie Fisher purchases merchandise that was stolen. When he realizes what has happened, he returns it to the store

1954

F318

b&w

28

We Hold These Truths

Paul F. Heard

A young African American soldier about to sail for combat is not sure what he is fighting for

1952

F319

b&w

15

We Too Receive

Cathedral Films

When an American fighter pilot parachutes from his damaged plane over New Guinea, he is rescued by Christian natives, educated in mission schools

c1944

F320

b&w

--

What Happened to Jo Jo

Protestant Film

A young woman is challenged to help disadvantaged kids

c1950

F321

b&w

29

What Is A Christian

Family Films

A man is forced to re-examine his convictions when he is faced with his first attempt at sharing Christ

c1953

F322

c

--

What Is The Church

Family Films

A young journalist visits important church leaders to find out about “the church”

c1968

F323

c

30

What’s a Nice Girl Like You –?

Family Films

An unmarried woman struggles with being single

c1970

F324

c

--

White As Snow

Family Films

A young man going away to college must come to terms with his religious beliefs

c1965

F325

b&w

30

Who Is My Neighbor

Cathedral Films

Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan to a group of listeners

c1943

F326

c

30

Who Sets Your Standards?

Family Films

When a son returns from the army, the family must come to terms with the influence of the media on the home

c1966

F327

b&w

27

Wings to the World

Protestant Film Commission, Inc.

The story of Roger Perkins, a Presbyterian missionary in Brazil who travels between remote villages in an airplane

1951

F328

b&w

--

With His Help

Family Films

Bob Turner learns that there is little he can do to control his urge to drink until he is willing to let God help him 

c1953

F329

b&w

30

Woman to Remember

Cathedral Films

The life of a vain and selfish woman is changed when she meets Jesus Christ. Based on Luke 7:36-50.

1944

F330

b&w

33

Workers Together With God

Family Films

A pastor encourages his congregation to reach out to others

1954

F331

b&w

20

Workman Unashamed

Broadman Films

Film about the Baptist Training Union, an organization for educating new church members in the basics of Christian life and witnessing

N.d.

F332

b&w

28

Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Family Films

An alcoholic finds God after witnessing a miracle

1949

F333

c

10

You Can’t Buy Friendship

Family Films

Part of the “Our Children” series, intended for young children drama about the meaning of true friendship

1957

F334

c

--

Your Last Chance

Family Films

A film about a young man who is convicted of murder and how he ended up in that situation, told through flashbacks

c1966

F335

b&w

25

Youth and the Church

Ken Anderson Films

Documentary that consists mainly of young people talking about their attitude toward Christianity and the church

ca. late 1950s

F336

c

--

Youth Drug Scene

Family Films

Story of drug addicts and their families

--

F337

c

--

Youth Ministry Alive

Family Films

A portrait of the youth ministry of James L. Pleitz at First Baptist Church

c1978








LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 85-52, 85-86, 85-93, 85-95, 85-119, 85-148, 86-6, 86-30, 86-63, 86-122, 87-104, 88-114
Type of Material: Video Tapes

The following items are located in the VIDEO TAPE FILE:

Video

#

Length in minutes

Title

Producer

Description

Date

V1

42

Lifestyle Evangelism #1: When People See The Light.

Multinomah Productions

Lecture by Dr. Joe Aldrich, president of Multinomah College, in which he discusses how people can present the Gospel to friends and neighbors.

1984

V2

47

Lifestyle Evangelism #2: Breaking Through The Cultural Barrier.

Multinomah Productions

 Lecture by Aldrich about how Christians can witness in non-Christian, secular environments.

1984

V3

45

Lifestyle Evangelism #3: Taking The Pulse Of A Growing Church.

Multinomah Productions

 Lecture by Aldrich on the ways to determine the vitality of a church and the ways it grows and participates in evangelism.

1984

V4

52

Lifestyle Evangelism #4: Becoming A Redemptive Neighbor.

Multinomah Productions

Lecture by Aldrich on a Christian's relationships with others.

1984

V5

c30

First Fruits.

Gateway Films

A costume drama about one of the first Protestant foreign mission trips, that of Moravian Johann Leonhard Dober to the island of St. Thomas in 1732 to preach to slaves. The film also shows Herrnhut and Count Zinzendorf. Written and produced by Ken Curtis. Directed by Dan Niedermeyer.

1982

V6

120

The Preachers/John Wesley, John Bunyan, Hugh Latimer, Christmas Evans.

British Broadcasting Corporation / apparently distributed in the United States by Gateway Films

 Dramatizations of portions of the lives and sermons of John Wesley, played by Alan MacNalightan; John Bunyan, played by Norman Redway; Hugh Latimer, played by Hugh Burden; and Christmas Evans, played by Meredith Edwards. (Segments are 30 minutes each.) Prologues narrated by Colin Morris. Produced by Hugh David.

1981

V7

34

Seek Justice.

Covenant Video

3/4" U-matic. Talk by Rev. John Perkins from his backyard in Jackson, MS, about his background, his conversion, the application of Christianity to social problems such as racial discrimination and poverty, the founding of Voice of Calvary in Mendenhall, MS, and the nature of the church and Christian life.

1983

V8

c50

Where Is Your Samaria?

Covenant Video

3/4" U-matic. Talk by Rev. John Perkins about the origins of Voice of Calvary and how the Christian should participate in personal and community development.

1983

V9

60

Ordinary Guy.

Daystar Productions

3/4" U-matic. Drama about the life of an average Christian and his gradual involvement in proclaiming the Gospel. Part I. Written and directed by Fred Heeren. Stars Richard Foster and Wendy Oldenberg.

1980

V10

10

 Ordinary Guy

Daystar Productions

Conclusion of V9.

1980

V11

36

The Question

Mars Hill Productions

Drama about the causes and effects of a college student's suicide. Discussion of materialism, communication, drug and alcohol abuse, and the meaning of life. Message at the end by then Youth for Christ president Jay Kesler on the Christian view of life. Color. 1983. Produced, written, directed and edited by Fred Carpenter. Associate producer, James Reid, cinematography by James Reid. Starring Lester Milton.

1983

V12

28

Chuck Colson Challenges The Church I: The Challenge To Die

Tyndale Christian Video

Brief segment at beginning of black and white newsreels about Watergate. The rest is of Colson speaking to an audience about the place of security in the Christian life. Also discusses his own prison sentence and the work of Prison Fellowship, particularly in Atlanta.

1984

V13

14

The Hole Story

Videotracts

A non-animated cartoon presentation of the need for salvation with a live action segment at the end by Al Bohl in which he repeats the Gospel message. Written, produced, and illustrated by Al Bohl, edited and directed by Jim Barnwell, and narrated by Ron Duchesne.

1985

V14

3

The Sermon On The Mount

The Videoart Group

Six spots of 30 seconds each, each of which is an animated cartoon illustrating a lesson from the Sermon on the Mount.

N.d.

V15

56

 Under Arrest

Barkley Production

Drama about the conversion of criminal Phil Thatcher and his Christian life afterwards.

1985

V16

40

Journey of Life

Moody Institute of Science

Part of the Sermons from Science series. Combines description of different kinds of wildlife vegetation with an evangelistic appeal.

1985

V17

27

Lay Ministry: Nobody Gets Off The Hook

American Baptist Churches, USA

About lawyer Charles Z. Smith, insurance executive Ned Bennett, and retirement home manager May Path and how they find opportunities for Christian ministry at their jobs. William Turpie of Media Design,

1985

V18

26

Taize: That Little Springtime

Journey Communications

About the ecumenical community of Taize and its founder, Brother Roger Schutz.

1985

V19

30

They Lied To Us.

Life Productions

About the falseness of values presented by TV, movies, and magazines and the true values of Christianity. Intended especially for teenagers.

n.d.

V20

20

Released By Love

Life Productions

The story of Prison Fellowship. Includes message by Chuck Colson.

n.d.

V21

37

Nothing Lasts Forever.

Powers Productions

A period drama set in nineteenth century America about an insecure boy whose life is changed after accepting Christ.

1985

V22

5

A Letter Of Love

Powers Productions

Two poems about Christ's love.

1985

V23

97

Beyond The Next Mountain

Global Productions

A drama about the life of Rochunga Pudaite and the founding of Bibles for the World.

1985


 




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