Best Documentary Movies of 1954


The Vanishing Prairie

7.4/10 IMDB

Story of the American Prairie as it was when vast herds of bison and elk grazed.

Starring: Winston Hibler ..
Directed by: James Algar
Release date: 1954-08-16
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : It's Everybody's Business

It's Everybody's Business

6.0/10 IMDB

Animated propaganda advocating for the importance of unregulated capitalism to the American way of life.

Starring: Macdonald Carey ..
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : Thursday's Children

Thursday's Children

7.4/10 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: 1954-05-01
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

Glimpses of Western Germany

6.2/10 IMDB

This James A. FitzPatrick Traveltalks short visits the West German cities of Hamburg, Bremen, Munich, and Heidelberg. Included are scenes of World War II destruction that lingered at the time.

Starring: James A. FitzPatrick ..
Directed by: James A. FitzPatrick
Release date: 1954-02-13
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : The Back of Beyond

The Back of Beyond

6.7/10 IMDB

This 1954 classic follows an outback mailman as he travels along the Birdsville Track.

Starring: Tom Kruse, William Henry Butler, Jack the Dogger, Old Joe the Rainmaker, The Oldfields Of Etadunna, Bejah ..
Directed by: John Heyer
Release date: 1954-05-05
Best Documentary Movies of 1954 : Victory at Sea

Victory at Sea

8.4/10 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


7.2/10 IMDB

Corral is a 1954 National Film Board of Canada documentary by Colin Low, partly shot in the Cochrane Ranch in what is now Cochrane, Alberta. In the film, a cowboy rounds up wild horses, lassoing one of the high-spirited animals in the corral, then going on a ride across the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Alberta.

Starring: Wallace Jensen ..
Directed by: Colin Low
Release date: 1954-01-01

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

The Heart of England

5.6/10 IMDB

The Cotswolds are the largest areas of Britain, stretching over a hundred miles from Chipping Camden to the city of Bath.

Starring: Stephen Murray ..
Directed by: Michael Clarke
Release date: 1954-01-01

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