Best Documentary Movies of 1950


Grandma Moses

6.3/10 IMDB

1950 short film nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Short Subject, One-reel"

Starring: Archibald Macleish ..
Directed by: Jerome Hill
Release date: 1950-10-23
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : Grandad of Races

Grandad of Races

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

My Country 'Tis of Thee

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

The Undefeated

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

Life on the Thames

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

So You Want to Hold Your Husband

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
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : The Costume Designer

The Costume Designer

6.4/10 IMDB

This short focuses on the job of the costume designer in the production of motion pictures. The costume designer must design clothing that is correct for the film historically and geographically, and must be appropriate for the mood of the individual scene. We see famed costume designer Edith Head at work on a production. The Costume Designer was part of The Industry Film Project, a twelve-part series produced by the film studios and the Academy. Each series episode was produced to inform the public on a specific facet of the motion picture industry.

Starring: Edith Head, Bess Flowers, Eve Arden, Joan Caulfield, Linda Darnell, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ava Gardner, Betty Garrett, Betty Grable, Katharine Hepburn ..
Directed by: Tholen Gladden
Release date: 1950-07-13

From the Ground Up

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

Family Portrait

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

To the Coast of Devon

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

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