Edgar Allen Poe:
Background for His Work
. (14 min., color, Cornet Films, 1958). Portrays major events of Poe’s life and his works. Discusses elements which contribute to his recognition as a literary genius and as a short story writer.
Literature in America: The Short Story
. (20 min., color, Grover-Jennings, 1962). The film explains how short stories originated, how they developed and sketches the big steps in short story development from Poe to present day.
. (20 min., black and white, EBE, 1941). An excerpt from the feature film of the same title. A dramatization of the short story.