Best Documentary Movies of 1929

1.

Autour de l'argent

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Pierre Alcover, Brigitte Helm, Marcel L'Herbier ..
Directed by: Jean Dréville
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1929 : Arthur Conan Doyle
2.

Arthur Conan Doyle

3.1
8.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Arthur Conan Doyle ..
Release date: 1929-04-29
3.

Sound Test for Blackmail

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

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...

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock, Anny Ondra ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1929 : Drifters
4.

Drifters

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A silent film by John Grierson. It tells the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.

Directed by: John Grierson
Release date: 1929-11-10
Best Documentary Movies of 1929 : Skyscraper Symphony
5.

Skyscraper Symphony

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1929-04-30
Best Documentary Movies of 1929 : Finding His Voice
6.

Finding His Voice

2.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Animated figure Talkie gets a visit from his friend Mutie in search for a job. Talkie takes him to the Western Electric sound lab...

Starring: Carlyle Ellis ..
Directed by: Max Fleischer, F. Lyle Goldman
Release date: 1929-06-21
7.

Rostros de paseantes en el Parque de la Alameda

1.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Faces of walkers in Alameda Park

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-09
8.

Niños

1.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Children playing

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
9.

Dos mujeres en el parque

1.1
4.4/10 IMDB

Ladies acting and blowing kisses.

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
10.

Aviadores y amigos en la Hacienda San Carlos

1.1
4.4/10 IMDB

Airmen and friends at Hacienda San Carlos

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-01-01
11.

Construcción de carretera

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Road construction

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-01-01
12.

Cosme Renella ingresando al avión

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Cosme Renella entering the plane.

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
13.

Catedral y Plaza Grande

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Cathedral and Plaza Grande

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-01-01
14.

Rostros Toreros, Max Espinoza Lara, El Marinero, Rafael Gómez El Gallo, El Divino Calvo

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Faces Bullfighters

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
15.

Gente espectando el avión

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

People watching the plane

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
16.

Mujeres de teatro o 'las cómicas'

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Theater women or 'the comics'

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
17.

Bailes de salón

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

Ballroom dancing

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
18.

El Hipódromo

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

The Hippodrome

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-01-01
19.

Corrida Bufa: Charlot Chaplin y sus botones

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Charlie Chaplin look-a-like doing bullfighting.

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
20.

Vuelo de avión

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Plane flight.

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
21.

Tres parejas ensayan una escena en el vehículo

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Three couples rehearse a scene in the car.

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
22.

Iglesia, Portería y Convento de San Francisco

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Church, Portería and Convent of San Francisco

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-01-01
23.

Paseo de las banderillas anunciando los toros

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Paseo de las banderillas announcing the bulls

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-09
24.

Mujer y hombre a caballo

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Woman and man on horseback

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
25.

Desfile con retrato de Eloy Alfaro

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Parade with portrait of Eloy Alfaro

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
26.

Corrida profesional Plaza Belmonte

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Professional bullfight Plaza Belmonte

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
27.

Vistas aéreas de la ciudad de Quito

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Aerial views of the city of Quito

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
28.

Indígenas Fiestas de la Mama Negra Pujilí

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Indigenous Feasts of the Black Mama Pujilí

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
29.

Baile de Pasillo 'al taconeo'

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Hall dance 1929

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
30.

Trilladora

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Driving a machine

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-01-01
31.

Mujeres indígenas en el Lago San Pablo

1.0
4.0/10 IMDB

Indigenous women at Lake San Pablo

Release date: 1929-01-01
32.

Arco de Santo Domingo El Tranvía

1.0
4.1/10 IMDB

Arch of Santo Domingo The Tram

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-09
33.

Reunión de Médicos

1.0
4.1/10 IMDB

Doctors Meeting

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
34.

Arco de la Reina

1.0
4.0/10 IMDB

Arch of the Queen

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-09
35.

Autoridades civiles militares y religiosas

1.0
4.0/10 IMDB

Civil military and religious authorities

Release date: 1929-09-12
36.

Barco pesquero

1.0
4.0/10 IMDB

Fishing boat

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Release date: 1929-09-12
37.

Morecambe Carnival

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A glorious glimpse of mirth and merriment. (Topical Budget 944-2)

Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1929 : Glimpses of the Culion Leper Colony and of Culion Life
38.

Glimpses of the Culion Leper Colony and of Culion Life

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This is one of the earliest representations of the Philippines in moving images. Stored in the British Film Institute archives, this administrative reconnaissance film exhibits the Culion leper colony in the province of Palawan and is being shown for the first time in the country.

Directed by: Merl La Voy
Release date: 1929-02-20
39.

Shooting at Federsee

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Hermann Hähnle demonstrates some of his camera techniques for capturing wild life at the Federsee lake in Southern Germany.

Starring: Hermann Hähnle ..
Directed by: Hermann Hähnle
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1929 : Telling the World
40.

Telling the World

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

As the title suggests, ‘Telling The World’ was made for an overseas audience as was much of the Government film unit’s output. It covers the roles and functions of the Cinema and Photographic Branch and shows Bert Ive filming some of the iconic images he would capture of important Australian events and places. The opening sequence shows a meeting between the Cinema Branch’s Officer-in-Charge Lyn Maplestone and Bert Ive, who appear periodically throughout the film. Ive continued to work for the branch until his death in 1939. The film has been sepia toned, a specialised chemical treatment enhancing black and white film with a warmer tone. Some scenes in the processing laboratory are tinted red. An excellent example of the period’s documentary and innovative filmmaking techniques.

Directed by: Lyn Maplestone
Release date: 1929-01-01
41.

Motorists Make Merry

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Marvel at the daring stunts performed by motorcyclists at their grand gymkhana in Egham in 1929.

Release date: 1929-01-01
42.

Frivolities

0.0
6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Geneviève Cargese, Nilda Duclos, Manuel Raaby ..
Directed by: René Le Hénaff
Release date: 1929-01-01
43.

Under The Southern Cross

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Under the Southern Cross also known as The Devil's Pit or Taranga, is a 1929 American drama film set in New Zealand, directed by Lew Collins for Universal Studios, who also wrote the screenplay. Originally titled Taranga by the original director Alexander Markey, but was completed by Collins and released as Under the Southern Cross in 1929, then with the introduction of sound was given a soundtrack and retitled The Devil’s Pit in 1930. The film was shot on White Island, which has an active volcano. It is one of four films (with Down on the Farm, Hei Tiki and On the Friendly Road) which lay claim to be the first "New Zealand talkie", although dubious as the sound was added to the 1930 release in the United States. Only fragments of out-takes are left. The film probably has no connection with the 1927 British film of the same name, directed by Gustav Pauli.

Starring: Patiti Warbrick, Witarina Mitchell ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1929-11-24
44.

From Valencia to Granada

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

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.

Release date: 1929-09-21
45.

With Car and Camera Around the World

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A travelogue shot on 35 mm by Walter and Aloha Wanderwell, capture the 1920 era’s ongoing enthrallment with the speed and range offered by motorized wheels.

Starring: Aloha Wanderwell, Walter Wanderwell ..
Directed by: Aloha Wanderwell
Release date: 1929-01-01

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