Best Documentary Movies of 1954
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.
In Paris Parks
This short film displays the dynamic movement of people as they enter and exit parks in Paris.
Victory at Sea
A feature-length, condensed version of the 1952 documentary TV series 'Victory at Sea'.
In this short film, champion fisherman Ernie St. Claire tries to catch a large salmon in Oregon's Rogue River.
Morning in the City
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
Out of This World
An angel and a devil try to persuade a borderline wholesale bakery salesman to their side.
The Stratford Adventure
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.
The French Peep Show
A filmed burlesque show, staged at the El Rey Theater in Oakland, CA.
Expedition to Mi-nyag
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.
The Freight Train
EB Films presents a documentary on the life of the freight train in America.