Best Documentary Movies of 1922
Nanook of the North
This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada's northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful subjects survive in such a harsh climate, revealing how they construct their igloo homes and find food by hunting and fishing. The film also captures the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North, far removed from conventional civilization.
Tommy Tucker's Tooth
Tommy Tucker's Tooth is a live-action short film by Walt Disney at his short-lived Laugh-O-Grams studio in Kansas City from 1922. The film was one of two commissioned by Kansas City Dentist Thomas B. McCrum. It earned the Laugh-O-Gram studio $500.
A Trip to Paramountown
Documentary short film depicting the filmmaking activity at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, featuring dozens of stars captured candidly and at work.
First National gala celebrity banquet with stars.
A Day with the Gipsies
A troupe of gypsies takes a traveler along with them on their day trip.
A Day with Thomas A. Edison
A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of the film (parts 3, 4, and 5) chronicles Edison's trip to the incandescent light bulb factory and details its manufacturing process.
Fiestas de Centenario 1822 - 1922 Cima de la Libertad
Centenary Festivals 1822.
Documentary about Haarlem.
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 12
Another entry in the popular one-reel series.
Wonders of the Sea
A film by John Ernest Williamson
The Lovely Hundred
Miss Norma and Miss Constance Talmadge among the girls one of whom they are to select as the New British Film Star.
Secrets of a World Industry - The Making of Cinematograph Film
To the general public the Cinematographer's art is a mystery, and suggests magic... Yet it is a scientific process, involving wide knowledge and hard work. Incidentally it is now one of the first industries in the world.