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
6.3/10 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
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : Now You See It
3.

Now You See It

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

This Pete Smith Specialty short demonstrates the uses of micro- and macrophotography. We see extreme closeups of the mechanical workings of a tiny wristwatch, the surface of a cat's tongue, and several insects. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, One-Reel.

Starring: Pete Smith ..
Directed by: Richard L. Cassell
Release date: 1947-03-20
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Around the World in California

2.4
6.2/10 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
7.

Fight of the Wild Stallions

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Fight of the Wild Stallions is a 1947 short documentary film produced by Thomas Mead about wild stallions in the wilds and the business of wrangling them. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Two-Reel.

Starring: Ben Grauer ..
Directed by: Thomas Mead
Release date: 1947-12-24
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : Brooklyn, U.S.A.
8.

Brooklyn, U.S.A.

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

Brooklyn, U.S.A. is a 1947 English language short film directed by Arthur Cohen, starring Ted de Corsia. It was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Short Subject, One-Reel.

Starring: Ted de Corsia ..
Directed by: Arthur Cohen
Release date: 1947-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : The Road to Hollywood
9.

The Road to Hollywood

2.0
4.8/10 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
10.

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

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