Secrets of Life (film) True-Life Adventure feature; released on November 6, 1956. Directed by James Algar. A look at nature’s endless variety of species’ common problem—that of reproduction and survival. In order to show the vastness and minuteness of nature, the technique of time-lapse photography is utilized. We see plants growing, and learn about such creatures as the stickleback fish and the diving spider. The film impressively switches to CinemaScope for the final segment on volcanoes. 70 min. Released on video in 1985.