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1. Parker Adderson, philosopher   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1975 . 39 mins. ; color , PARKER ADDERSON, PHILOSOPHER is the story of a union Army Spy, Parker Adderson, who is captured being enemy lines at the end of the Civil War. He is sympathetic towards a young lieutenant, but is at odds with the Confederate general. In a struggle before his execution, the lieutenant is killed and the general is wounded. The general dies as the spy is shot. Date: 1975 Availability: No items available:

2. The blue hotel   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1975 . 55 mins. ; color , The time is the 1880's. A young Swede arrives at the hotel of a moody, frontier Nebraska town. He anticipates the wild west of the dime novels and parlays that anticipation into his own death. Unable to relate to his new environment, the Swede is antagonistic to his hotelkeeper and fellow guests. A fateful card game results in accusations of cheating, a fight, and a violent climax. Original story by Stephen Crane. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1975 Availability: No items available:

3. Rappaccini's daughter   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc 1980 . 57 mins. ; color , Kristoffer Tabori and Kathleen Beller bring to life Nathaniel Hawthorne's haunting tale of 18th century Italy and a young man who risks everything to woo a beautiful, forbidden girl.(American Short Story Series) Date: 1980 Availability: No items available:

4. The jolly corner by Barron, Arthur Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1976 . 43 mins. ; color , THE JOLLY CORNER is the story of Spencer Brydon, who has returned to the United States after an absence of 35 years, during which time he missed both the fighting in the Civil War and America's dynamic economic birth. Brydon wonders if he would have been different if he had remained in America. In an effort to find out, he painfully reconstructs the secrets of his past and the potentials of an alien yet appealing future. A Henry James short story forms the basis for this television play by Arthur Barron. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1976 Availability: No items available:

5. Golden Honeymoon   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1980 . 52 mins. ; color , Teresa Wright and James Whitmore star in Ring Lardner's comedy about an elderly couple who take a winter vacation in Florida in the 1920's and discover that 50 years of marriage do not preclude the stirring of old jealousies--and the chance to learn from them. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1980 Availability: No items available:

6. The displaced person   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1977 . 58 mins. ; color , A Polish family, displaced after World War II, comes to live and work on a Southern farm. The workers on the farm see their positions threatened, and personal frictions eventually end in the death of the Polish man, the displacement of the workers from the land and the loss of the farm by the owner. Original story by Flannery O'Connor. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1977 Availability: No items available:

7. The Greatest man in the world   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1980 . 51 mins. ; color , This is the wry story by James Thurber of an incorrigible lout who becomes the first person to make a solo, non-stop flight around the world -- to the delight of cynical newsmen and the dismy of officials who try desperately to make a socially acceptable hero of him. Brad Davis, Howard DaSilva, Carol Kane, John McMartin star. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1980 Availability: No items available:

8. The music school   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1974 . 30 mins. ; color , In this adaptation of the story by John Updike, the central character, a writer, dwells on the culture around him. The implications of religion and technology, contemporary violence and social change all emerge in vivid images while the writer struggles, during a 24-hour period, to find a focus in his life. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1974 Availability: No items available:

9. Almos' a man   Publication: Learning in Focus, Inc. 1975 . 39 mins. ; color , Features ROOTS Star, Le Var Burton, as David, a black teenager, searches for manhood in the Deep South farm country of the 1930's. He equates manhood with the owning of a gun. In the process of trying out his new possession, he shoots the mule which is in his care. He confesses his act, is demeaned by his father and is bondaged by the ladowner to pay for the mule. The young man rebels, takes his gun and escapes on a passing train--still hoping to find his manhood and a new life. Richard Wright's short story is the basis for Leslie Lee's play. (American Short Story Series) Date: 1975 Availability: No items available:

10. The hollow boy by Calisher, Hortense Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2001 . 60 min. ; color. , Friends, In 1936 New York City, if you are a young German immigrant and your neighbor is Jewish, will the world allow you to be friends? Staring across a courtyard you see the world of your friend, a warm, happy loving family. But your parents believe differently. They were brought up differently, and yet within you stir feelings that life here in America has so much more to give. Yet your life is so uncompromising. Out of desperation, perhaps the only thing you can do is run. Run for a life of your own. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

11. Love and other sorrows by Broadkey, Harold Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media. 2001 . 60 min.; color. , A St. Louis summer in the 1950's. A great summer for the coming-of-age of a sixteen year old boy. A great summer to learn a little about love and a lot about life. Through the eyes and heart of Ben, our story follows his mother's need for his sister to “marry well”. His sister's ambivalence toward her rich suitor intertwines with the bloom of Ben's own romantic yearnings as he discovers in that summer the hopeful, yet perplexing mix of emotions that rule the romantic spirit in us all. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

12. Pigeon feathers by Updike, John Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media. 2001 . 45 min. ; color. , From the pen of Pulitzer Prize winning author John Updike, comes the story of a young man's search through the questions of life and death, and the wondrous discovery of living in the soaring beauty of one of nature's simplest creations. A Family returns to life on a farm and finds some answers to the paradox of living. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available: