Best Documentary Movies of 1933
All at Sea
"All at Sea" is a short documentary of Cooke, Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard all on Chaplin's yacht on an afternoon sail.
In the Wake of the Bounty
The film explores the story of the Bounty and is based on the 1932 novel Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.
Jazz a la Cuba
One of the short little films featuring Don Aspiazu of his own orchestra, a good example of the style of Cubano jazz in the 1920's and 1930's, combined with some sporadic, picturesque images of contemporary Cuba.
A documentary of explorer Richard Halliburton's travels on the Indian sub-continent, featuring a mix of real and staged footage.
Mussolini Speaks is a 1933 documentary film highlighting the first 10 years of Benito Mussolini’s rule as Prime Minister of Italy. The film, narrated by U.S. radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas, includes footage of the Fascists’ March on Rome, the Lateran Treaty between Italy and The Holy See, engineering projects in Italy and North Africa, and excerpts of speeches by Mussolini.
Fiji and Samoa, the Cannibal Isles
Another FitzPatrick TravelTalk, taking us to the titular islands.
Papua and Kalabahai, Weird Haunts of Strange People
An entry into James A. Fitzpatrick's Traveltalks series of one reel travelogues.
Eat 'Em Alive
Animal life in the American desert is depicted with an emphasis on the battles between various combatants in the struggle to either eat or be eaten.
The Rugged Island: A Shetland Lyric
Hailed by John Grierson as 'one of the best descriptions of life in the country anybody has yet made', the film follows a young couple torn between the choice of emigration to Australia or remaining to work their croft in Shetland.