Best Documentary Movies of 1950


Land of Tradition

6.3/10 IMDB

This Traveltalk series short visits an array of locations associated with England's heritage. Included are Runnymede, Windsor, Ascot, Lincoln, Wells, Salisbury, Glastonbury, and the ancient Stonehenge site.

Starring: James A. FitzPatrick ..
Release date: 1950-01-20
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : The Hollywood Ten

The Hollywood Ten

7.4/10 IMDB

A brief look at The Hollywood Ten, a group of screenwriters and directors charged with contempt of court after challenging the House Un-American Activities Committee and their controversial and self-incriminatory questions during the red scare. With that act of defiance, they were sentenced to one year in prison simply for speaking their minds and exercising their constitutional rights as concerned citizens. This is their story, their version of the facts, and their opinions.

Starring: Alvah Bessie, Herbert J. Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, J. Parnell Thomas, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Adrian Scott, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson ..
Directed by: John Berry
Release date: 1950-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : Beaver Valley

Beaver Valley

7.3/10 IMDB

Short documentary film directed by James Algar. It was produced by Walt Disney as part of the True-Life Adventures series of nature documentaries

Directed by: James Algar
Release date: 1950-07-19
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses

6.5/10 IMDB

1950 short film portrait of the octogenarian folk artist. Nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Short Subject, One-reel".

Starring: Archibald Macleish, Grandma Moses ..
Directed by: Jerome Hill
Release date: 1950-10-23

Touring Northern England

6.5/10 IMDB

This Traveltalk series short takes the viewer to several locations in the Lake Country of northern England. The first stop is Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England. Hawkshead, the second stop, is known for its connection to poet 'William Wordsworth', who is buried there. Next is a vacation resort on the shore of Morecambe Bay. The final destination is the ancient city of York, where we see the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey.

Starring: James A. FitzPatrick ..
Release date: 1950-07-29
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : Storstrøm Bridge

Storstrøm Bridge

6.2/10 IMDB

A wordless ode to the Storstrom bridge.

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Release date: 1950-03-22

Last Date

5.3/10 IMDB

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!"

Starring: Joan Taylor, Robert V. Stern, Sally Hughes, Dick York ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1950-03-26
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 Dangerous Stranger

The Dangerous Stranger

5.3/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Sid Davis
Release date: 1950-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1950 : Shapes and Forms

Shapes and Forms

7.8/10 IMDB

An expressive short film in which examples of early and modern art are juxtaposed to reveal correspondences.

Directed by: George Hoellering
Release date: 1950-02-01

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