Best Documentary Movies of 1928


La Tour

6.7/10 IMDB

This is a documentary about the famous tower which was built for the 1889 World Fair and should have been destroyed afterward but the people in Paris were wise enough to change their minds.

Directed by: René Clair
Release date: 1928-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1928 : In the Shadow of the Pole

In the Shadow of the Pole

5.5/10 IMDB

Documentary about a Pole expedition.

Directed by: Richard S. Finnie
Release date: 1928-10-18
Best Documentary Movies of 1928 : Fieldwork Footage

Fieldwork Footage

6.2/10 IMDB

Under the tutelage of anthropologist Franz Boas (her former Columbia professor) and Harlem Renaissance arts patron Charlotte Osgood Mason, Zora Neale Hurston spent nearly two years, from 1927 to 1929, studying the folkloric customs, work songs, spirituals, and vernacular language of African American communities along the River Road and from New Orleans to Florida.

Starring: Cudjoe Lewis ..
Directed by: Zora Neale Hurston
Release date: 1928-01-08
Best Documentary Movies of 1928 : Entre los Hielos de las Islas Orcadas

Entre los Hielos de las Islas Orcadas

6.5/10 IMDB

Documentary by the Argentine meteorologist José Manuel Moneta, recorded in the base "Orcadas" (Islas Orcadas del Sur) in 1927. It is the first film recorded by a Latin American in Antarctica.

Directed by: José Manuel Moneta
Release date: 1928-02-24

Fashion News

4.7/10 IMDB

Hollywood actresses including Jeanette Loff and Raquel Torres modeling Spring fashions in color.

Starring: Raquel Torres, Edna Murphy, Corliss Palmer, Laura La Plante, Ruth Elder, Jeanette Loff, Barbara Bedford, Lina Basquette, Sally Blane, Dorothy Burgess ..
Directed by: Meredith E. Fulton, George W. Gibson
Release date: 1928-11-06

The Circus: Premiere

6.2/10 IMDB

Footage from the premiere of Charlie Chaplin's 1928 film 'The Circus'.

Starring: Vilma Banky, Rod La Rocque, W.C. Fields, Doris Kenyon, Milton Sills, Adolphe Menjou, Billie Dove, George K. Arthur, Cecil B. DeMille, Dolores Costello ..
Release date: 1928-01-13
Best Documentary Movies of 1928 : The Sky: A Film Lesson in

The Sky: A Film Lesson in "Nature Study"

0.0/10 IMDB

An early documentary about life above Earth, focusing on the planet's atmosphere and how what we do affects it. Also shown is a young boy learning how to to make a refractive telescope. In the last half of the film, an aircraft takes an imaginary trip to the moon.

Release date: 1928-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1928 : El Corazón de una Nación

El Corazón de una Nación

0.0/10 IMDB

Documentary about the city of Santiago

Directed by: Edmundo Urrutia
Release date: 1928-11-28
Best Documentary Movies of 1928 : Scenes of the Everglades

Scenes of the Everglades

0.0/10 IMDB

Businessman and adventurer Homer Augustus Brinkley produced this film in 1928 after living for several months among the Seminole Indians in the Everglades. He later used the film in a traveling show that featured a live, caged bear and himself dressed as a Seminole. Photographed by William B. Feeland, the film contains some of the earliest moving footage of the Seminole.

Directed by: Homer A. Brinkley
Release date: 1928-01-01

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