Best Documentary Movies of 1954


Thursday's Children

7.5/10 IMDB

Won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short of 1954. The subject deals with the children at The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. The hearing-handicapped children are shown painstakingly learning what words are through exercises and games, practicing lip-reading and finally speech. Richard Burton's calm and sometimes-poetic narration adds to the heartwarming cheerfulness and courage of the children.

Starring: Richard Burton, The Royal School for the Deaf ..
Directed by: Lindsay Anderson, Guy Brenton
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : In Paris Parks

In Paris Parks

6.4/10 IMDB

This short film displays the dynamic movement of people as they enter and exit parks in Paris.

Starring: Wendy Clarke ..
Directed by: Shirley Clarke
Release date: 1954-06-04
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : Victory at Sea

Victory at Sea

8.5/10 IMDB

A feature-length, condensed version of the 1952 documentary TV series 'Victory at Sea'.

Starring: Alexander Scourby ..
Directed by: Isaac Kleinerman, Donald B. Hyatt
Release date: 1954-08-02

Fish Tales

6.0/10 IMDB

In this short film, champion fisherman Ernie St. Claire tries to catch a large salmon in Oregon's Rogue River.

Starring: Pete Smith ..
Directed by: Carl Dudley
Release date: 1954-03-13
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : Morning in the City

Morning in the City

6.0/10 IMDB

Helsinki wakes up to the summer morning in Jörn Donner's first short film, which goes through the landscapes of Katajanokka, Pohjoisranta, Market Square, Kruununhaka and Kallio

Starring: Jörn Donner ..
Directed by: Jörn Donner
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : Out of This World

Out of This World

2.0/10 IMDB

An angel and a devil try to persuade a borderline wholesale bakery salesman to their side.

Starring: Ralph Clanton ..
Release date: 1954-01-01

The Stratford Adventure

0.0/10 IMDB

This short film depicts how a small Canadian city, bearing the name of Stratford and by a river Avon, created its own renowned Shakespearean theatre. The film tells how the idea grew, how a famous British director, international stars and Canadian talent were recruited, and how the Stratford Shakespearean Festival finally became a triumphant reality.

Starring: John Drainie, Alec Guinness, Tyrone Guthrie, Irene Worth, Cecil Clarke, Tanya Moiseiwitsch ..
Directed by: Morten Parker
Release date: 1954-08-02

The French Peep Show

4.5/10 IMDB

A filmed burlesque show, staged at the El Rey Theater in Oakland, CA.

Starring: Peter A. DeCenzie, Tempest Storm ..
Directed by: Russ Meyer
Release date: 1954-04-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : Expedition to Mi-nyag

Expedition to Mi-nyag

0.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Joseph F. Rock was one of the leading anthropological explorers of the early 20th century. Expedition to Mi-nyag is a journey into Sikang Province, China, and a first exploration of the Mi-nyag mountains. Originally produced in 1954, using footage filmed in 1928-1930.

Directed by: Joseph F. Rock
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : The Freight Train

The Freight Train

0.0/10 IMDB

EB Films presents a documentary on the life of the freight train in America.

Release date: 1954-01-01

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