Best Documentary Movies of 1950
Grandad of Races
The annual horse race held in the Piazza del Campo in Siena is highlighted in all its color, pomp, and pageantry.
My Country 'Tis of Thee
A panoramic view of American history from the Pilgrims through to 1950.
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.
Life on the Thames
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.
So You Want to Hold Your Husband
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.
From the Ground Up
Documentary short about how Britain is improving after WWII and what the populace can do to help.
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.
To the Coast of Devon
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.
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
Wheels of Progress
Rock Island Railroad documentary on the role the railroad plays in making everyday life possible