Best Documentary Movies of 1914


Ammunition Smuggling on the Mexican Border: Incidents of the Mexican Revolution

6.1/10 IMDB

Around the film hang fascinating questions about border politics, which I’ll touch on in an introduction before the screening. One of Eugene Buck’s motivations for making the film may have been his rough cross-examination during his kidnappers’ first trials, in October 1913, when defense attorneys cast him as a confused and unreliable witness against idealistic freedom fighters. On film he could reproduce the pursuit, the shootouts, his kidnapping, and his friend’s murder just as he had testified. Reenacting the crime on film may have been the best revenge—and a way to honor the sacrifice of Deputy Ortiz, a twenty-year police veteran and, for the era, a rare Mexican American lawman.

Starring: Eugene Buck, Candelario Ortiz, Tom Gardner, Ive White, Bruce Roberts ..
Release date: 1914-09-29
Best Documentary Movies of 1914 : The Photo-Drama of Creation

The Photo-Drama of Creation

7.1/10 IMDB

The film presents Jehovah's Witness beliefs about God's plan from the creation of the Earth through to the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ. This presentation combined motion pictures and a slideshow, synchronized with sound (the first time such synchronization had been achieved). Over 9,000,000 people in North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia saw the film.

Starring: Charles Taze Russell ..
Directed by: Charles Taze Russell
Release date: 1914-01-11
Best Documentary Movies of 1914 : A Long Island Skunk Farm

A Long Island Skunk Farm

5.4/10 IMDB

Why breed skunks in Connecticut—or for that matter, why breed skunks at all? The terrain, climate, and proximity to New York City made the location ideal for the transport of these gentle creatures to furriers that supplied the fashion industry.

Release date: 1914-02-21
Best Documentary Movies of 1914 : Kidnapped in New York

Kidnapped in New York

4.9/10 IMDB

When a trio of criminals kidnap a rich man's daughter and nurse, a detective goes undercover into the Italian-immigrant ghetto where they're being held.

Starring: Barney Gilmore, Marie Osborne, Violet Stuart ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1914-06-10

Funeral of Provost Young Stranraer

0.0/10 IMDB

Horse drawn FUNERAL procession for PROVOST YOUNG, Stranraer.

Release date: 1914-04-08

Thirty Leagues Under the Sea

5.8/10 IMDB

Directed by Carl Gregory.

Starring: George M. Williamson, J. Ernest Williamson ..
Directed by: Carl Gregory
Release date: 1914-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1914 : University College of Southampton

University College of Southampton

0.0/10 IMDB

Liberal Lord Chancellor Viscount Haldane opens new buildings for the scholars of Southampton.

Release date: 1914-01-01

Fishing for Atlantic Herring Outside Aalesund 1914

0.0/10 IMDB

The fishing boat S. S. Langevaag sets out to the rich fishing grounds outside Aalesund on the West coast of Norway. The nets are set and pulled with a catch of about 250 000 Atlantic herrings. Everything is done by hand and very demanding. The herrings are shaken from the nets and taken ashore in baskets. Most are salted in barrels, while some are packaged in crates with ice. At the end of the film, we can see a panoramic view of Aalesund and its surroundings from the mountains above the city.

Directed by: Hans Berge
Release date: 1914-10-16

In the Tropical Seas

0.0/10 IMDB

One of the earliest examples of underwater cinematography, this film explores the sea around The Bahamas in an expedition led by the Williamson Brothers, who shot undewater footage for the Thanshouser company. Among the scenes shown are a shark attack and a sawfish being caught.

Starring: George M. Williamson ..
Directed by: Carl Louis Gregory
Release date: 1914-07-22

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