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
2.

Arthur Conan Doyle

3.2
8.0/10 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
7.1/10 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: 1929-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1929 : Skyscraper Symphony
5.

Skyscraper Symphony

2.5
5.9/10 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.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Frivolities

0.0
0.0/10 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

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