Best Documentary Movies of 1935


A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio

6.2/10 IMDB

This short shows the entrances of the various Hollywood studios, then specifically visits Warner Bros. / First National Studios. We start at the casting office, then see Busby Berkeley and choreographer Bobby Connolly working with chorus girls on production numbers. Then come some candid shots of several contract stars. Finally we see comedian Hugh Herbert filming a scene for an upcoming release, then the various behind the scenes steps that transition the raw film in the camera into the finished product.

Starring: William Ray, Arthur Aylesworth, Busby Berkeley, Bobby Connolly, Hugh Herbert, Rudy Vallee, Jean Muir, Warren William, Alice White, Pat O’Brien ..
Directed by: Ralph Staub
Release date: 1935-02-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1935 : Audioscopiks


5.7/10 IMDB

After the audience is instructed how to use the 3-D glasses they received, demonstrations of three-dimensional films are presented. Various objects move towards the camera, including a ladder being shoved out a window, the slide on a trombone, a woman on a swing, and a thrown baseball.

Starring: Pete Smith ..
Directed by: Jacob Leventhal, John Norling
Release date: 1935-12-26
Best Documentary Movies of 1935 : Royal Cavalcade

Royal Cavalcade

6.9/10 IMDB

Made in commemoration and celebration of the Jubilee of King George V, this is the story of the first twenty-five years of his reign, told through the many travels of a penny that was minted in the year of his accession: 1910. Through a series of individual stories, Royal Cavalcade covers a period of striking change in every area of life – from the suffragette movement to the trenches of World War One, the effects of the Depression to single events such as the first ever Royal Command Performance, featuring Anna Pavlova and George Robey.

Directed by: Walter Summers, Thomas Bentley, Marcel Varnel, Herbert Brenon, Norman Lee, W.P. Kellino
Release date: 1935-04-15

Trained Hoofs

6.7/10 IMDB

This short film focuses on how racehorses are trained.

Starring: Pete Smith ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1935-10-12
Best Documentary Movies of 1935 : Workers and Jobs

Workers and Jobs

6.2/10 IMDB

Public information film aimed at the unemployed, commissioned by the Ministry of Labour.

Directed by: Arthur Elton
Release date: 1935-03-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1935 : Honolulu: The Paradise of the Pacific

Honolulu: The Paradise of the Pacific

6.2/10 IMDB

A Traveltalk visit to Hawaii's capital city in the 1930s.

Starring: James A. FitzPatrick ..
Directed by: Ruth FitzPatrick
Release date: 1935-11-02

Water Sports

6.0/10 IMDB

A documentary showcasing water sports activities such as sailboat racing and surfboard riding, including Christian Peterson doing a human surfboard at 45 mph.

Starring: Pete Smith, Christian Peterson ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1935-10-26

Hollywood Hobbies

5.8/10 IMDB

This short documentary narrated by sportscaster Ted Husing explores the free-time activities of some of Hollywood's most popular celebrities. Big names such as Boris Karloff, Buster Crabbe, and Clark Gable make appearances, enjoying games of golf, field hockey, swimming, and many other fun hobbies.

Starring: Ted Husing, Richard Arlen, Richard Arlen Jr., Boris Karloff, Charles Farrell, Keith Gledhill, Buster Crabbe, James Gleason, Jack Holt, Clark Gable ..
Release date: 1935-07-05

Picnic Days

0.0/10 IMDB

Great story shows us how to prepare appetising food for a picnic

Release date: 1935-07-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1935 : Safe Roads

Safe Roads

0.0/10 IMDB

A production by Chevrolet from 1935 on safety around trains

Release date: 1935-01-01

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