1921 Cancer Prevention Film Digitized by NLM
Summer 2013 saw the launch of a new digital collection from the National Library of Medicine, Medical Movies on the Web. The first item added to this collection is the Reward of Courage which is a silent film produced by the American Society for the Control of Cancer (which would become the American Cancer Society). Read more about the film at Circulating Now, an informational website from the History of Medicine Division of NLM.
As of this moment, the collection only includes 4 titles, but one of them is directed by and stars Gene Kelly! The 1945 Combat Fatigue Irritability is just over 35 minutes long. Despite it’s matter of fact name, the NLM information says it “is one of the best military productions of the war. It features a good script, score, editing, direction, and superb acting by an uncredited cast…”