Best Documentary Movies of 1950

1.

Grandad of Races

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

The annual horse race held in the Piazza del Campo in Siena is highlighted in all its color, pomp, and pageantry.

Starring: Art Gilmore ..
Directed by: André de la Varre
Release date: 1950-09-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : My Country 'Tis of Thee
2.

My Country 'Tis of Thee

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A panoramic view of American history from the Pilgrims through to 1950.

Starring: Marvin Miller ..
Release date: 1950-12-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : The Undefeated
3.

The Undefeated

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Looking at how soldiers injured and disabled during WWII would be helped to live as normal a life as possible in the post war years.

Starring: Gerald Pearson, Leo Genn, Betty Marsden, Arthur Hill, Harry Locke, Kynaston Reeves, William Sherwood, Noel Coleman ..
Directed by: Paul Dickson
Release date: 1950-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : Life on the Thames
4.

Life on the Thames

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

This Traveltalks short visits cities and towns along the Thames River. It begins in London, with views of Cleopatra's Needle and the Tower Bridge. We then visit the Trout Inn at Oxford, a favorite gathering place for students at the university. After a short look at Eton, it's off to Henley-on-Thames and the world-famous regatta.

Starring: James A. FitzPatrick ..
Release date: 1950-08-26
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : So You Want to Hold Your Husband
5.

So You Want to Hold Your Husband

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Fed up with Joe's indifference toward her, Alice McDoakes takes her troubles to a marriage counselor. None of the courses of action she is advised to take have any impact on Joe, until she is advised to create the impression that she has left Joe for another man.

Starring: George O'Hanlon, Monte Blue, Phyllis Coates, Art Gilmore, Fred Kelsey, Ted Stanhope ..
Directed by: Richard L. Bare
Release date: 1950-07-01
6.

From the Ground Up

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Documentary short about how Britain is improving after WWII and what the populace can do to help.

Directed by: Cyril Frankel
Release date: 1950-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : Family Portrait
7.

Family Portrait

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

In preparation for the celebration of the 1951 Festival of Britain, this short film was released to assure British citizens of their nation's place in the world and of their own places within that nation. Illustrative scenes of farming, science, political, and social life are juxtaposed to present a familiar and reassuring image of Britain.

Starring: Michael Goodliffe ..
Directed by: Humphrey Jennings
Release date: 1950-12-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : To the Coast of Devon
8.

To the Coast of Devon

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The first half of this Traveltalk entry is spent in the town of Bath, where we learn about the long history and architecture of the area. We then go to the coastal resort towns of Teignmouth and Torquay.

Starring: James A. FitzPatrick ..
Release date: 1950-07-15
9.

Screen Actors

1.0
4.9/10 IMDB

This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.

Starring: John Nesbitt, Reginald Denny, Gail Patrick, Dan Duryea ..
Directed by: Hal Elias
Release date: 1950-05-13
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : Wheels of Progress
10.

Wheels of Progress

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Rock Island Railroad documentary on the role the railroad plays in making everyday life possible

Directed by: John A. McGee
Release date: 1950-01-01

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