Best Documentary Movies of 1950
The Hollywood Ten
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1950 short film nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Short Subject, One-reel"
A wordless ode to the Storstrom bridge.
Jeanne, a high school girl, dumps her dull boyfriend Larry for Nick, a local thug and hot-rodder she finds exciting. Nick terrifies everyone with his dangerous and reckless driving, but that only turns Jeanne on even more. One night as Nick and Jeanne are out zooming around the countryside and terrorizing motorists, Nick smashes into another car. Fortunately for Jeanne she wasn't killed, although everybody else was. Unfortuantely for Jeanne, however, her face now looks like something out of a Fellini movie. As she catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror, she wails, "I've had my last date!"
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.
The Dangerous Stranger
In this film, a police officer tells children about the dangers of accepting rides or presents from strangers, and relates the unfortunate stories of several children who did and were never seen again.
Shapes and Forms
An expressive short film in which examples of early and modern art are juxtaposed to reveal correspondences.
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.
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.