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Table of Contents
Motion Pictures, 1950-1959
Series List .
Motion Pictures, 1 950- J 959, is a cumulative catalog
listing works registered in the Copyright Office in
Classes L and M from January 1, 1950, through
December 31, 1959. The series of cumulative
catalogs began in 1951 with Motion Pictures,
1912-1939, and continued with Motion Pictures,
1940-1949, published in 1953. A third volume,
Motion Pictures, 1894-1912, was published also in
1953 (though not as a part of the series); it lists
works copyrighted prior to 1912 which were
identified as motion pictures by Howard Lamarr
Walls. These four volumes, together with the
current issues of the Catalog of Copyright Entries,
Third Series, Parts 12-13, Motion Pictures and
Filmstrips, comprise an unbroken record of the
copyright registration of motion pictures and,
also, an extensive although not complete record
of motion picture production in the United
States through the entire history of the industry.
The information given in the entries for the
period 1950-1959 is that which was recorded in
catalog entries made at the time of registration.
These entries recorded information taken from
the original applications for the registration of the
copyright claims, from descriptive material de-
posited with the applications and films at the
time of registration, and from the films them-
selves. Slight changes in format of the entries
have been made in some cases for the sake of over-
all consistency with present practices; these do
not affect the essential facts presented. Entries
for filmstrips registered in Class J have been
omitted from the cumulative catalogs.
Each entry contains information which de-
scribes the film and identifies the copyright
claimant, the date of the beginning of the copy-
right term, and the copyright registration number.
The entries for unpublished works contain the
date or dates of deposit in the Copyright Office
of the title, description, and required prints.
The entries for published works contain date of
publication as given in the application for regis-
tration. Deposit of published copies has in every
case been made.
The name of the claimant is that given in the
application. Information relating to renewal
copyrights or to subsequent changes of ownership
recorded in the Copyright Office can be ascer-
tained upon request and upon payment to the
Register of Copyrights of the fee specified in
the law for the conduct of a search of the records.
In addition, information relating to renewal copy-
rights can be secured by referring to issues of the
Catalog of Copyright Entries covering renewal
registrations for the particular class of work during
the renewal period.
The publication of the Catalog of Copyright
Entries is authorized by sections 210 and 211 of
Title 17 of the United States Code. Section 210
provides in part: "The current catalog of copy-
right entries and the index volumes herein pro-
vided for shall be admitted in any court as prima
facie evidence of the facts stated therein as regards
any copyright registration."
The purpose of the cumulative catalogs is
threefold: 1) to meet the administrative needs of
the Copyright Office; 2) to provide compact index
volumes to the legal profession, publishers, au-
thors, and others interested in copyright; and 3)
to make available, for other research uses, the
information on record in the Copyright Office,
much of which is not available elsewhere.
The Copyright Office welcomes inquires, sug-
gestions, and comments on the content and organ-
ization of the Catalog. Such communications
should be addressed to the Chief of the Catalog-
ing Division, Copyright Office, Library of Con-
gress, Washington 25, D. C.
Copyright Registrations of Motion Pictures
January 1, 1950-December 31, 1959
Class L, Motion-picture photoplays 15, 512
Class M, Motion pictures other than photoplays 11, 798
Total 27, 310
How To Use This Catalog
This catalog consists of three parts: Motion
Pictures, 1950-1959, which is a list of main entries
under title; an Index of names; and a Series List.
Each part is arranged alphabetically.
Motion Pictures, 19501959
The items which constitute each entry in this
section are given below in the order in which they
appear. The title, name of the claimant, copy-
right date, and registration number are always
given; other items are included if applicable to
the motion picture and available.
1. Title. Main title, followed by subtitle,
translated title, and alternate title. Cross-
references are made for alternate and trans-
2. Production statement. The name of the pro-
ducing company, i.e., the company responsi-
ble for the existence of the picture, follows
the title. In some instances two companies
or organizations are concerned with the pro-
duction of a film, one with the physical pro-
duction, i.e., photographing, editing, sound
recording, etc., the other with planning,
distributing, and sponsoring the motion
picture. In such case the company con-
cerned with physical production is named
first, followed by the preposition for and the
name of the other company. The name of
a foreign producing company is followed by
the name of the city or country in which it
is located. When the name of a person or
organization is given in the records of the
Copyright Office preceded by the phrase
presented by, the name, together with the
phrase, follows the date (see item 3 below).
The name of the releasing company appears
following the producer, when it differs from
3. Date. For published works of the period
1950-1953, the year date of copyright, pre-
ceded by a lower case c (e.g., c!951), follows
the production statement. If a production
date different from the copyright year date
is given in the records, this information
follows .the copyright date. In all other
entries date information follows the copy-
right symbol (see item 6b below).
4. Physical description. A full physical descrip-
tion contains information relating to 1) the
length of the film, given in -running time,
footage, number of reels or frames; 2)
color or black and white versions; 3) name
of color process when stated in the deposited
materials; 4) sound or silent versions; 5)
width of the film.
5. Notes. Certain information available in the
deposited materials is given in the form of
a. Terms identifying special optical or
b. The title of the series to which a
motion picture belongs.
c. Phrases further identifying persons or
organizations connected with the pro-
duction of a motion picture, such as
Warner Bros. -First National picture, Frank
Capra production, etc.
d. Information relating to other titles
by which the motion picture is known,
to other versions, to related material
to be used in connection with the
showing of the motion picture, or to
the source material on which the mo-
tion picture is based, including the
authors of such material when avail-
e. Names of additional authors specified
on the application which do not appear
elsewhere in the entry.
f. Name of the employer in the case of a
work made for hire, if so named in the
application, together with the names
of the employees when known.
g. Information contained in the applica-
tion which relates to the registration
of an earlier version of the work.
h. Brief statement of the new matter on
which copyright is claimed, preceded
by the abbreviation "NM," if this in-
formation is given in the application
and is not indicated elsewhere in the
6. Copyright claimant, date, and registration number.
This statement begins with the copyright
symbol , and continues with the following:
a. Name of the copyright claimant as it
is given in the application.
b. The date of the beginning of the term
of copyright: for published works, the
date of publication as given in the
application; for unpublished works,
the date on which the last of all the
items required to complete registration
(i.e., description and representative
prints, application, and fee) was re-
ceived in the Copyright Office.
c. The registration number, preceded by
the respective class symbol (L, motion-
picture photoplays; M, motion pictures
other than photoplays) and, also, im-
mediately after the class symbol, the
letter P to designate a published work,
or U, an unpublished work.
For published works, whenever it is necessary
to indicate a variation between the information
given in the application and in the copy of the
work with respect to the claimant's name or date
of publication, the data from the application are
given first, followed by the phrase "in notice"
and the data given in the work: e.g., Richard
Roe & Co.; 19Jan59 (in notice: 1958).
In the case of motion pictures produced as
serials, information relating to the entire serial
precedes that relating to the individual numbers
or episodes in the serial. More than one entry
of a serial is made whenever the descriptive
information varies for different parts of the serial.
Individual issues of a serial are listed in numerical
sequence or by date, or alphabetically by issue
title. In those cases where the name or form of
name of the claimant has changed, the issues
claimed under a specific name are listed below it.
The copyright symbol always appears im-
mediately before the name of the copyright claim-
ant and the copyright date whenever they are in
separate statements. When duplicate numbers
appear in a sequence of issues, arrangement of
the duplicates is by copyright date. Omission
of an item in a sequence does not necessarily mean
that the item has not been registered in the
Copyright Office, since it may be included in
the catalog under its specific title.
The second section of this catalog lists the
names of the persons and organizations associated
with the production of the motion pictures de-
scribed in the main section and of the authors of
the novels, dramas, or other works upon which
these motion pictures are based. Similar names
have been listed separately unless it is clear that
they identify the same person or organization.
Cross-references from different forms of the same
name and from pseudonyms are included in the
Under each name the titles of the motion
pictures associated with it are listed alphabetically.
The third section of this catalog lists the series
titles which are given in the main entries. These
frequently appear in varying forms. For each
series, therefore, an established form, based on
the one most frequently used, is given in the head-
ing. Following the heading are references to
other series titles which seem to be related be-
cause the names are similar and the claimants are
the same. Listed below the headings are, first,
the names of the claimants, and, second, the
titles of the motion pictures, each followed by its which appear in the published catalogs for this
date. In the case of serials, the word serial, en- period. For some motion pictures two series
closed in parentheses, is used in lieu of a date. titles are given, each of which is entered sep-
The lists of titles under each series may be arately, since the information available makes it
incomplete for the period covered by this catalog, impossible to differentiate between main series
because only those titles have been included and subseries.
Abbreviations and Symbols
The following list includes abbreviations and symbols used in this catalog with specific copyright or
bibliographic meanings. Definitions are not given for abbreviations in common use.
a.k.a. also known as mm. millimeters
appl. application MP published motion pictures other than
b&w black and white photoplays
c copyright MU unpublished motion pictures other than
copyright symbol photoplays
d.b.a. doing business as prev. previous
descr. description pseud. pseudonym
ft. feet reg. registered, registration
LP published motion-picture photoplays sd. sound
LU unpublished motion-picture photoplays si. silent
min. minutes t.a. trading as
Motion Pictures, 1950 1959
An alphabetical list, under title, of the main entries for motion
pictures which were registered for copyright during the years
1950-1959. For full information relating to the contents of these
entries, see How To Use This Catalog, p. vn.
ABC ART ADVENTURES. SEE Unk and Andy
THE ABC'S OF FLASHOVERS. General
Electric Co. 16 min., ad., color, 16mm.
Kodachrome. General Electric Co.;
A IS FOR ATOM. General Electric Co. Made
by John Sutherland Productions. 10 min.,
sd., color, 35mm. Ansco color. General
Electric Co.; 18Feb53; MP3815.
A IS FOR ATOM. General Electric Co., 1953.
Made by John Sutherland Productions. 15
min., sd., color, 16mm. Kodachrome.
General Electric Co.; Uun53 (in notice:
AWOL. SEE You'll Never Get Rich.
AARON SLICK FROM PUNKIN CRICK. Para-
mount Pictures Corp., 1952. 95 min., sd.,
color, 35mm. Based on the play of the same
title by Walter Benjamin Hare. Para-
mount Pictures Corp.; 18Feb52 (in notice:
THE AARONSBURG STORY. The Aaronsburg
Story Corp., 1951. Produced by Cineffects.
27 min., sd., b&w, 16mm. The Aarons-
burg story. The Aaronsburg Story Corp.,
owners; ISDecSl; MP2031.
ABANDON SHIP. Copa Productions. Re-
leased by Columbia Pictures Corp. 10
reels, sd., b&w, 35mm. Copa Pro-
ductions, Ltd., !May57 (in notice: 1956);
EL ABANDONADO. (Abandoned) Filmadora
Chapultepec, Mexico. Released in the U. S.
by Importadors. 84 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Importadora, Inc.; !Sep49; LP11570.
ABBE AND THE NYMPH. SEE I Spy.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO GO TO MARS.
Universal Pictures Co., 1953. 77 min.,
sd., b&w, 35mm. A Universal-International
picture. Universal Pictures Co., Inc.;
ABBOTT & COSTELLO IN THE FOREIGN
LEGION. Universal-International, 1950.
80 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. Universal
Pictures Co., Inc.; HAugSO; LP266.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN
KIDD. Woodley Productions. Released by
Warner Bros. Pictures, 1952. 70 min., sd.,
color, 35mm. Woodley Productions, Inc.;
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR.
JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. Universal Pic-
tures Co. 76 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. A
Universal-International picture. Based on
stories by Sidney Fields and Grant Garrett.
Universal Pictures Co., Inc.; 26Jun53;
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKEN-
STEIN. Universal Pictures Co., Inc., 1949.
83 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. Universal
Pictures Co., Inc.; 8Sep49 (in notice: 1948);
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE IN-
VISIBLE MAN. Universal International
Pictures Co., 1951. 82 min., sd., b&w,
35mm. Suggested by "The Invisible Man"
by H. G. Wells. Universal Pictures Co.,
Inc.; IBAprSl; LP877.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KEY-
STONE KOPS. Universal Pictures Co. 8
reels, sd., b&w, 35mm. A Universal-Inter-
national picture. Universal Pictures Co.,
Inc.; !Dec54; LP4313.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE
MUMMY. Universal Pictures Co. 9 reels.
sd.,b&w, 35mm. A Universal-International
picture. Universal Pictures Co., Inc.;
ABBY, JULIA, AND THE SEVEN PET COWS.
SEE Telephone Time.
THE ABDUCTORS. Regal Films in associa-
tion with Griffin Co. Released by Twentieth
Century-Fox Film Corp. 80 min., sd.,b&w,
35mm. Regal-Scope. Twentieth Century-
Fox Film Corp.; 10Jul57; LP8802.
ABDULLAH'S HAREM. Rodi Regeila produc-
tion with Misr Universal Film Cairo, and
Sphinx Film. Released in the U. S. by Twen-
tieth Century-Fox Film Corp. 98 min., sd.,
color, 35mm. Based on the original story
My Kingdom for a Woman, by Ismet Regeila.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.;
THE ABEL CASE. SEE The Line-Up.
ABILENE TRAIL. Monogram Pictures
Corp.. 1951. 63 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Monogram Pictures Corp.; 4Feb51;
THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. Panda Pro-
ductions. 3 reels, sd., b&w, 16mm. Pan-
da Productions, Inc.; 31Mar54; LP3807.
THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN OF THE HI-
MALAYAS. Buzz Productions, in associa-
tion with Clarion Films. Released by Twen-
tieth Century-Fox Film Corp. 85 min., sd.,
b&w, 35mm. A Regal Films production.
RegalScope. Based on the play The Creature,
by Nigel Kneale. Twentieth Century-Fox
Film Corp.; 29Oct57; LP9442.
ABORTIONS. SEE Confidential File.
ABOUT FACE. Warner Bros. Pictures,
1952. 94 min., sd., color, 35mm. Based on
a play by John Monks and Fred F. Flnkle-
hoffe. Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.;
10May52 (in notice: 1951); LP1709.
ABOUT MRS. LESLIE. Paramount Pictures
Corp. 104 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. Based on
the novel of the same title by Vina Delmar.
Paramount Pictures Corp.; !Aug54;
ABOVE AND BEYOND. High Call Productions.
Released by the Council of United Presbyter-
ian Men Synod of Washington. 30 min., sd.,
color, 16mm. Appl. author: J. Graley Tay-
lor. High Call Productions; !Feb59;
ABOVE AND BEYOND. Metro-Goldwyn-May-
er. Released by Loew's, 1952. 122 min.,
sd., b&w, 35mm. Loew's Incorporated;
ABOVE US THE WAVES. London Independent
Producers. Released in the U. S. by Repub-
lic Pictures Corp. 99 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Based on the book by Charles E. T. Warren
and James Benson. London Independent
Producers, Ltd.; 29Mar55; LP7647.
ABRACADABRA. SEE Sky King, no. 28.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Emerson Film Corp.
Released by Encyclopaedia Britannica
Films, 1951. 18 min., sd. b&w, 16mm.
(Famous Men and Women of the World
Series) Emerson Film Corp.; 10Aug51;
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, A BACKGROUND
STUDY. Coronet, 1951. 17 min., sd., b&w,
16mm. David A. Smart; 7Aug51;
ABRAHAM. MAN OF FAITH. Christian Mis-
sion Films in cooperation with Alexark &
Norsim. 13 min., sd., color, 16mm. (Bible
on Film) Adapted from the King James ver-
sion of the Holy Bible. CMF, Inc. a.k.a.
Christian Mission Films; !Oct56; MP8048.
THE ABSENT HOST. E. I. du Pont de
Nemours. Made by S. H. A Co. 3 reels,
sd.. b&w, 16mm. (The Cavalcade of Amer-
ica) E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.;
THE ABUNDANT HEART. Screen Associ-
ates, 1952. 25 min., sd., b&w, 16mm.
(Electric Theatre) A Screen Televideo re-
lease. Screen Associates, Inc.; 10Feb52
(in notice: 1951); LP1507.
ABUNDANTLY YOURS. Canners League of
California. 31 min., sd., color. 16mm. East-
man color. Canners League of California;
Cumulative Copyright Catalog
ACADEMY AWARD. SEE Mr. Adams and
ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND
SCIENCES 21ST ANNUAL AWARDS PRO-
GRAM. 1951. 84 min.. sd., b&w, 35mm.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences; 16May51; MU5319.
ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND
SCIENCES 22ND ANNUAL AWARDS PRO-
GRAM. 1951. 95 min., sd.. b&w, 35mm.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences; 16May51; MU5320.
A-CAMPING WE WILL GO. Universal
Pictures Co., 1950. 10 min., sd., b&w,
35mm (Variety View Series, no. 185)
Universal Pictures Co., Inc.; 9Jun50;
ACAPULCO. SEE Meet McGraw.
ACCENT ON BALANCE. Twentieth Century-
Fox Film Corp., 1951. 9 min., sd., b&w,
35mm. (Mel Allen's Sport Show) Twen-
tieth Century-Fox Film Corp.; 14Dec51;
ACCENT ON COURAGE. Twentieth Century-
Fox Film Corp. 1 reel, sd., b&w, 35mm.
(See It Happen) Twentieth Century- Fox
Film Corp.; 21Apr54; MP4817.
ACCESSORIZING. Pontiac Motor Division of
General Motors Corp., 1952. Produced by
Soundfilm Studios and Norman Wright Pro-
ductions. 11 min., sd., b&w, 16mm. (Des-
tination: "Dotted Line," no. 6) Pontiac
Motor Co. (in notice: Pontiac Motor Divi-
sion); 30Aug52; MP2935.
THE ACCIDENT. SEE
December Bride, no.2.
The George Burns and Grade Allen Show,
ACCORDING TO MRS. HOYLE. Monogram
Pictures Corp., 1951. 60 min., sd., b&w,
35mm. Based on a novelette by Jean Z.
Owen. Monogram Pictures Corp.;
ACCORDING TO PLAN: THE STORY OF
MODERN SDDEWALLS FOR THE HOMES
OF AMERICA. Asbestos Cement Products
Association  Produced by Jam Handy
Organization. 3 reels, color, 16mm.
The Jam Handy Organization, Inc.;
ACCORDION BEAR. SEE Hamm's Beer Com-
ACCOUNT CLOSED. Revue Productions.
3 reels, sd., b&w, 16mm. Revue Pro-
ductions, Inc.; 31Dec53; LP3371
ACCOUNTING, THE LANGUAGE OF BUSI-
NESS. American Institute of Accountants.
Made by Wilding Picture Productions.
21 min., sd., b&w, 16mm. American
Institute of Accountants; 30Nov53; LP3173.
THE ACCURSED. Allied Artists Pictures
Corp. 78 min., sd., b&w, 35mm. A Fan-
tur production. Allied Artists Pictures
Corp.; 2Sep58; LP 11870.
ACCUSATION. SEE M-Squad.
THE ACCUSED. SEE The Loretta Young
ACCUSED OF MURDER. Republic Pictures
Corp. 8 reels, sd., color, 35mm. Naturama.
Trucolor. Based on the novel Vanity Row,
by W. R. Burnett. Republic Pictures
Corp.; 28Nov56; LP8336.
THE ACCUSER. SEE Zane Grey Theatre,
AN ACE CALLED SPADE. SEE Yancy Der-
ACE IN THE HOLE. Paramount Pictures
Corp., 1951. 112 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Subsequently released under the title, "The
Big Carnival." Paramount Pictures
Corp.; UulSl; LP1106.
ACE OF CLUBS. Vitaphone Corp., 1951.
A Warner Bros, short subject. 20 min.,
sd., b&w, 35mm. The Vitaphone Corp;
ACHIEVEMENT IN STEEL. National Steel
Corp. Made by RKO-Pathe. 29 min., sd.,
color, 16mm. National Steel Corp.;
THE ACHILLES HEEL. SEE So This Is
THE ACID TEST. SEE The Bob Cummings
Show, no. 47.
ACIDS, BASES AND SALTS. Coronet Instruc-
tional Films. 22 min., sd., b&w, 16mm.
Coronet Instructional Films, a division of
Esquire, Inc.; 10Jun59; MP9807.
ACQUIRED LESIONS OF THE EPIGLOTTIS.
SEE Respiratory Cancer.
ACROSS THE BADLANDS. Columbia
Pictures Corp., 1950. 55 min., sd., b&w,
35mm. Columbia Pictures Corp.;
ACROSS THE BORDER. SEE I Spy.
ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI. Loew's,
1951. An MGM picture. 78 min., sd.,
color, 35mm. Loew's Inc; 17Sep51
(in notice: 1950); LP1193.
ACT OF FATE. SEE Whirlybirds. no.74.
ACT OF FOLLY. SEE The Walter Winchell
File, no. 15.
ACT OF LOVE. Benagoss Productions. Re-
leased by United Artists Corp. 105 min.,
sd., b&w, 35mm. Based on the novel "The
Girl on the Via Flaminia," by Alfred Hayes.
Benagoss Productions, Inc.; 24I)ec53;
ACT YOUR AGE: EMOTIONAL MATURITY.
Coronet, 1949. 14 min , sd., b&w, 16mm.
David A. Smart; 22Dec49; MP114.
ACTHAR IN THERAPY. Jam Handy Organiza-
tion for the Armour Laboratories. 1951.
811 ft., si., color, 16mm. The Armour
Labbratories; 21Nov51; MU5356.
THE ACTING DIRECTOR. SEE Our Miss
ACTING PROBLEMS. International Film
Bureau, 1951. 11 min., sd., b&w, 16mm.
International Film Bureau, Inc.;
ACTION. Delco Battery. Made by Campbell-
Ewald Co. 90 sec. Appl. author: W. Robert
Woodburn. Campbell-Ewald Co.; 22Oct56;
ACTION. Robert Hall Clothes. Made by
Pelican Films. 20 sec., sd., b&w, 16mm.
Appl. author: Jack Wilcher. Robert
Hall Clothes, Inc.; 30Aug55; MU5954.
ACTION AND REACTION. SEE Junior
Science: Action and Reaction.
ACTION FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY. National
Commission on Safety Education. Made
by Leo Seltzer, Inc. 14 min., sd.. color,
16mm. Produced in cooperation with the
National Congress of Parents and
Teachers, National School Boards Assn.,
and the assistance of Automotive Safety
Foundation. National Education Assn
ACTION IN ACAPULCO. SEE Oh Susanna.
ACTION OF THE HUMAN HEART VALVES.
Ohio State University. 19 min., sd.. color,
16mm. Eastman color. Produced in coopera-
tion with the Dept. of Photography, Ohio
State University. Ohio State University;
ACTION OF THE TIGER. Claridge Film
Production. Released by Metro-Goldwyn-