The life and career of Christopher Columbus are depicted in three diverse short works. The silent biodrama "Columbus" (1923), made by Chronicles of America Pictures, stars Fred Eric as the 15th-century trader and explorer; the Encyclopedia Britannica short "The Story of Christopher Columbus" (1948) follows Columbus from boyhood to his historic 1492 voyage; and the discovery of the New World is the subject of the Mel-O-Toons animated musical short "Christopher Columbus" (1960). 61 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.