Best Documentary Movies of 1947

1.

Thunderbolt

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Documentary about the U.S. Air Force's P-47 Thunderbolt bomber's role in the Italian Campaign.

Starring: James Stewart, Robert Lowery, Lloyd Bridges, Eugene Kern ..
Directed by: William Wyler, John Sturges
Release date: 1947-07-26
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : School in the Mailbox
2.

School in the Mailbox

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

In Australia, children live in the Outback, too far from others to travel to any school. The Australian government has a school with no student only teachers that correspond with their pupils and teach those children at their own pace.

Directed by: Stanley Hawes
Release date: 1947-01-01
3.

Design for Death

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Documentary Feature winner "Design for Death" (1947) examines Japanese culture and how it led to Japan's role in WWII.

Starring: Kent Smith, Hans Conried ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1947-01-01
4.

Give Us the Earth!

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

This "Theater of Life" documentary was produced in cooperation with the International Committee, YMCA. It focuses on the work of Dr. Spencer Hatch, as he shows residents of small Mexican villages how to make their land better able to grow food and make them more independent.

Starring: Emily Hatch, Spencer Hatch ..
Directed by: Gunther von Fritsch
Release date: 1947-06-21
5.

Around the World in California

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

This FitzPatrick's Traveltalks series short takes the viewer to various sites around California that resemble the geography, architecture, and culture of other places around the globe.

Starring: James A. FitzPatrick, Leo Carrillo ..
Release date: 1947-05-17
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : Fight of the Wild Stallions
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Fight of the Wild Stallions

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

1947 Oscar nominated short film

Release date: 1947-12-24
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : The Road to Hollywood
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The Road to Hollywood

2.0
4.7/10 IMDB

Exploitation film-maker Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Luis Alberni, Ann Christy, Arthur Stone, Marion Sayers ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett, Leslie Pearce, Del Lord, Bud Pollard
Release date: 1947-07-04
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : Visite à Hans Hartung
8.

Visite à Hans Hartung

1.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Directed by Alain Resnais

Starring: Hans Hartung ..
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Release date: 1947-06-03
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : Judo Jymnastics
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Judo Jymnastics

1.8
7.5/10 IMDB

In a gym, a girl is pulling some pulleys, to gain arm strength, while three men and three girls watch a judo demonstration in the middle of the room. A girl wearing a sweater and shorts applies a succession of holds to a young man in a sleeveless undershirt and a black trunks: over the shoulder projection, arm lock, over the hip projection, sideways headlock and knee to the face, sacrifice fall followed by school-girl pin, kidney punching followed by a groin kick, sideways kick to the knee and arm-lock, eye-gouge and kick to the ribs, attack to both legs with arms and legs, arm-lock and tripping followed by a leg blow to the throat, disarming a knife attack from above, and then an up-thrust with the knife, disarming a revolver menace from the back, usage of a leather belt to strangle and throw an attacker, usage of hair holds for control and throw of the opponent, and KO punching. The man simulates different forms of attack and stands gamely every time - except the last.

Starring: Mary Parker, Lou Leonard ..
Directed by: William Forest Crouch
Release date: 1947-12-01
10.

La rose et le réséda

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

The poem of the same name by Aragon is read in order to make a statement about the 1940s wartime French Resistance.

Starring: Jean-Louis Barrault ..
Directed by: André Michel
Release date: 1947-07-10

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