Best Documentary Movies of 1929
Autour de l'argent
A documentary about the making of L'argent, the epic silent film directed by Marcel L'Herbier. The film shows the details of many of the more complicated moving camera shots.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A 1929 Fox newsreel interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism. Release year attributions of 1927 are incorrect. For further details see: http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/S/SirArthurConanDoyle1929.html
Sound Test for Blackmail
The short sequence, photographed by Jack E Cox, has Hitchcock trying his best to embarrass the film's Czech lead Anny Ondra, who ends up giggling and turning her back to the camera...
A montage of the skyscrapers of Manhattan opens with a succession of stationary views of the upper portions of numerous buildings. This is followed by a wide variety of fluid shots, which also begin to show more and more of the surrounding city, in addition to the skyscrapers themselves.
An ironic look at what it is like to be beautiful for a woman (and handsome for a few men) in the Paris of the late twenties.
From Valencia to Granada
One of the Fitzpatrick traveltalks, this film begins in Valencia. We travel down the Spanish coast, visiting the people who live in caves. We end up in Granda, visiting the Alhambra and several other locations.