12 of the Most Quirky Educational Films of the 20th Century
The Last Clear ChanceSafety first! Union Pacific Railroad sponsored this film to promote safety at railroad crossings and emphasize that roadway caution applies to all drivers. This docudrama begins with a funeral. One of the Dixon boys is hit by a train in front of his brother in a surprisingly affecting story — with a startling twist at the end.
Home Management: Buying Food
This home economics classic offers advice for future housewives learning to do the grocery shopping for their households. Some key points of advice include shopping from a list, purchasing in-season foods, and considering bulk buys. Film subject Henry provides an example of the perils of impulse buying. Henry loads up on oysters, cake, and a mystery vegetable while shopping on an empty stomach, which later proves to be a waste of money and food.