Best Documentary Movies of 1947


School in the Mailbox

6.5/10 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 : Thunderbolt


6.7/10 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

Five Towns

7.2/10 IMDB

A look at a family living in Stoke-on-Trent in the 1940's and what it's like working in the pottery factories that Stoke is famous for.

Directed by: Terry Bishop
Release date: 1947-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : The Impossible Map

The Impossible Map

6.6/10 IMDB

Development in long-range travel and the growing importance of the Arctic and Antarctic regions make it necessary to understand how maps may be misleading. Experiments with a grapefruit illustrate the difficulty of presenting a true picture of the world on a flat surface and it is concluded that the globe is the most accurate way of representing the earth.

Starring: Bill Bolt ..
Directed by: Evelyn Lambart
Release date: 1947-01-01

The World Is Rich

6.6/10 IMDB

Examination of the problems of world food distribution following WWII, outlining steps underway to deal with the problems.

Directed by: Paul Rotha
Release date: 1947-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : Rolling the Freight

Rolling the Freight

0.0/10 IMDB

Film on the movement of material from the Chicago and Northwestern System.

Release date: 1947-01-01

The Balance

7.0/10 IMDB

A documentary about how trading goods with the rest of the world works to help the UK economy after WWII.

Directed by: Paul Rotha
Release date: 1947-01-02

Munich - Capital of Bavaria

0.0/10 IMDB

Documentary film shot by Howard Triest in 1947.

Directed by: Howard Triest, George Greger
Release date: 1947-12-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1947 : To Hear Your Banjo Play

To Hear Your Banjo Play

7.1/10 IMDB

A short film about Pete Seeger and the birth of banjo music throughout the Southern United States.

Starring: Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee ..
Directed by: Irving Lerner
Release date: 1947-01-01

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