A documentary from Universal about the movie "The Invisible Man" (1933) directed by James Whale.
Documentary featured on the Classic Monster Collection and Monster Legacy Collection for The Mummy (1932).
Portrait of film director John Ford, perhaps best known for re-inventing the Western, and generally considered one of America's greatest directors.
Film historians examines the making of the 1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood."
A short documentary about the music in the 1946 film "Humoresque"
This documentary is featured on the DVD for Captain Blood (1935), released in 2005.
Short documentary about the making of the John Ford/John Wayne film "Stagecoach".
Documentary on the making of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Notorious' (1946).
Documentary on Alfred Hitchcock and early spy and espionage films.
Documentary on the making of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Spellbound.'
Documentary on Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 film "Rebecca" and the working relationship of Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick.
Narrator Rudy Behlmer guides a look through Universal's place in film history as a source of alien visitation, extraterrestrial life, and other Science Fiction staples. The piece further looks at the political and social implications, parallels, and escapism in the movie. The piece spends much of its screen time on how 'It Came From Outer Space' echoed and influenced the genre, its legacy, performances, adherence to Ray Bradbury's source material, 3D photography and presentation, score and effects, and more. This is a quality piece that informs and entertains alike, one that fascinatingly examines the film, and others like it, as both entertainment and echoes of real life.
Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle is a documentary focusing on the first six sound Tarzan films produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan. Written and directed by John Rust, the documentary features interviews with film historians Rudy Behlmer and Scott Tracy Griffin, who discuss the films' literary antecedents and behind-the-scenes production details.
Darryl F. Zanuck ignores the protests of his peers and makes a movie about antisemitism called Gentleman's Agreement (1947).
How the play was adapted to Film
Interviews and photos about the play on Broadway
An overview of the iconic actresses' legendary careers, as well as the rivalry that colored "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"
An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of King Kong, one of the most influential films ever made.
A documentary about the making of the movie "Dragonwyck"
The behind the scenes story of how "Casablanca" became an American film classic.
Censorship issues with the film "A Streetcar Named Desire."
The history of Frankenstein's journey from novel to stage to screen to icon.
The story of how the classic epic "Ben-Hur" was made.
Documentary covering the Warner Bros. James Cagney /Pat O'Brien classic "Angels with Dirty Faces" (1938), hosted by film historian Rudy Behlmer.
A documentary about the making of the classic film "Casablanca."
Documentary about the work of film director Michael Curtiz.
A short documentary about William Powell.
Documentary on the making of the 1933 RKO film King Kong. Contains interviews with George Turner, Linwood Dunn, Rudy Behlmer.
Short documentary about the making of The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.
The epic story of how the film The African Queen (1951), directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, was shot on real African locations, barely overcoming all kinds of hardships and disasters.
An insider's account of Jack Warner, a founding father of the American film industry. This feature length documentary provides the rags to riches story of the man whose studio - Warner Bros - created many of Hollywood's most classic films. Includes extensive interviews with family members and friends, film clips, rare home movies and unique location footage.
An appreciation and the story of the making of the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon.
A documentary on the life and career of Victor Fleming, director of such iconic movies as The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind.
Documentary on the making of Walt Disney’s Fantasia.
A documentary about the making of the 1950 film "All About Eve."
An overview of the making of John Huston's 1948 classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre."
A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era.
Film historians, and survivors from the nearly 30-year struggle to bring sound to motion pictures take the audience from the early failed attempts by scientists and inventors, to the triumph of the talkies.
A documentary from Universal about their Phantom of the Opera movies.
Movie and stage icon Debbie Reynolds hosts the making of "Singin' in the Rain". The short documentary includes Donald O'Connor, who played the comical "Cosmo Brown", Stanley Donen, one half of the directors next to Gene Kelly, and Kathleen Freeman, who played Phoebe Dinsmore, Lina Lamont's (Jean Hagen) voice coach.
A look at the forces that shaped Pre-Code Hollywood and brought about the strict enforcement of the Hays Code in 1934.
Documentary about how the creative energies of Darryl F. Zanuck and John Ford combined to forge an enduring masterpiece despite the challenges of wartime production.
Short documentary about the making of the 1938 film "Jezebel."
U.S. network TV special surveying the history of Robin Hood in popular culture, emphasizing the 1991 film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". Interviews with principal cast and crew from that film highlight the special. Pierce Brosnan hosts.
A short documentary about Robby the Robot.
With rare behind-the-scenes footage, a detailed look at the making of Walt Disney’s adaptation of the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
The people who did this movie had a talk about Dumbo.
A documentary about the life of Errol Flynn, with recollections from friends and family.
Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.
The making of Quo Vadis (1951).
A documentary about the making of, and legacy of, the Forbidden Planet movie.
Produced for Turner Classic Movies, this documentary looks at the early days of the gangster film.
This documentary focuses on 1939, considered to be Hollywood's greatest year, with film clips and insight into what made the year so special.
The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks.