Best Documentary Movies of 1948

1.

Toward Independence

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Toward Independence is a 1948 American short documentary film about the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Directed by: George L. George
Release date: 1948-01-01
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2.

XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A documentary covering the 1948 Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and London, England.

Directed by: Castleton Knight
Release date: 1948-09-19
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3.

Meet the Pioneers

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Lindsay Anderson's first feature, a documentary about the origin and processes of the Richard Sutcliffe Limited underground-conveyor company.

Starring: Lindsay Anderson ..
Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
Release date: 1948-06-01
4.

A Plan to Work On

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Documentary on town planning in which an architect looks at the history of Dunfermline, Scotland and its possible future development.

Starring: Donald Bisset, Gordon McDougall ..
Directed by: Kay Mander
Release date: 1948-01-02
5.

Going to Blazes!

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

This Theatre of Life series short, produced with the cooperation of the Los Angeles Fire Department, emphasizes fire safety and fire prevention. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the switching system used to dispatch the proper equipment to fires, as well as a look at life in the fire station and fire fighter training.

Directed by: Gunther von Fritsch
Release date: 1948-01-01
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6.

Ice Aces

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

This Pete Smith Specialty short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Ice Capades practices with ice skating favorites of the time.

Starring: Pete Smith ..
Directed by: Dave O'Brien
Release date: 1948-11-06
7.

Sydämeni laulu

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A documentary picture about Finnish Americans. A husband, wife, and a daughter are travelling in the "Wonderland of the West" meeting many Finnish immigrants.

Starring: Heikki Packalén, Kaarina Tamminen ..
Directed by: Arvo Tamminen
Release date: 1948-02-07
8.

Lisboa de Hoje e de Amanhã

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Recent population growth in the capital leads to an ambitious development plan, involving public and private initiative as documented here, pinpointing over 60 locations (streets, roads, parks, schools) being modernized or built anew. The narrative and soundtrack are grandiloquent, in the propaganda style required by the Producer (the Municipal Council of Lisbon, then directly dependent of the national government), but the images and data are now of historical relevance.

Starring: António Lopes Ribeiro ..
Directed by: António Lopes Ribeiro
Release date: 1948-01-01
9.

The Friendship Train

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

This short film details the history of the 'Friendship Train', created, following the end of World War II, to travel across the United States to collect food for war ravaged countries in Europe.

Starring: Dwight Weist ..
Release date: 1948-01-01
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10.

Will It Happen Again?

1.1
4.8/10 IMDB

An account of Adolf Hitler's rise and fall, his relationship with Eva Braun and their days of leisure at the Berghof, their Bavarian residence.

Starring: George Bryan, Phillip Stahl, Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Julius Streicher, Heinrich Himmler, Benito Mussolini ..
Directed by: Dwain Esper
Release date: 1948-05-15

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