Best Documentary Movies of 1952

1.

Hôtel des Invalides

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A tour of the Hotel des Invalides, and more particularly of the Army Museum and the Saint Louis Chapel. From François I's armor to Guynemer's airplane, to Napoleon's and Marshall Foch's tombs. But this is no ordinary tour,it is rather a chilling visit guided by Georges Franju and narrated by Michel Simon emphasizing - at times through biting humor -not the glory but the nonsense of wars, but their tragic aftermath.

Starring: Michel Simon ..
Directed by: Georges Franju
Release date: 1952-12-31
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : The Station
2.

The Station

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A day in the life of a train station.

Directed by: Valerio Zurlini
Release date: 1952-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : Wakefield Express
3.

Wakefield Express

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Documentary about the production of a small town weekly newspaper from reporting to printing.

Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
Release date: 1952-12-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : Alchimie
4.

Alchimie

2.7
7.4/10 IMDB

The film is a short documentary about alchemical engravings.

Directed by: Jean Grémillon
Release date: 1952-09-03
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : A Portrait of Ga
5.

A Portrait of Ga

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

The 'Ga' of the title refers to the film maker's mother. The film gathers together this elderly lady's everyday actions to offer an abstract insight into her life. Margaret Tait described this film as follows: 'My mother seemed a good subject for a portrait, (she was there), and I thought it offered a chance to do a sort of 'abstract film', in the sense that it didn't have what you might call 'the grammar of film'. It's mostly discontinuous shots linked just by subject, in one case by colour, only rarely by movement'.

Directed by: Margaret Tait
Release date: 1952-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : Duck and Cover
6.

Duck and Cover

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Instructional short aimed at school-aged children of the early 1950s that combines animation and live-action footage with voice-over narration to explain what to do to increase their chances of surviving the blast from an atomic bomb.

Starring: Robert Middleton ..
Directed by: Anthony Rizzo
Release date: 1952-01-07
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : Three Installations
7.

Three Installations

2.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Early Lindsay Anderson industrial film promoting Sutcliffe's conveyors. Three different uses of Sutcliffe's conveyor installations.

Starring: Lindsay Anderson ..
Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
Release date: 1952-02-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : Here's a Health to the Barley Mow
8.

Here's a Health to the Barley Mow

1.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Documentary short showing folk singing and step dancing traditions in a Suffolk pub.

Release date: 1952-12-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : The Flying Saucer Mystery
9.

The Flying Saucer Mystery

1.1
4.5/10 IMDB

An early documentary examining reports and hypotheses about flying saucers.

Release date: 1952-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1952 : Navajo
10.

Navajo

0.0
6.2/10 IMDB

A young Navajo Indian boy is caught up in the conflict of cultures when he rejects the white man's school. Told in semi-documentary style.

Starring: Hall Bartlett, Sammy Ogg ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1952-02-12

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