Best Documentary Movies of 1955


Cinerama Holiday

7.2/10 IMDB

Two couples, one from St. Louis and one from Switzerland each go to the other's country and travel around.

Directed by: Philippe De Lacy, Robert Bendick
Release date: 1955-02-08
Best Documentary Movies of 1955 : Orson Welles' Sketch Book

Orson Welles' Sketch Book

7.8/10 IMDB

A 6 episode TV series that consists of Orson Welles sharing stories over his sketch book drawings.

Starring: Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1955-04-24

3rd Ave. El

7.2/10 IMDB

Oscar nominated short film from 1955

Starring: Robert Fleury, Joseph Tul, Osmond Beckwith, Dorothea Beckwith, Tom Carroll, Ann Kaufman ..
Directed by: Carson Davidson
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1955 : Game Warden

Game Warden

5.8/10 IMDB

A day in the life of a game warden.

Release date: 1955-09-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1955 : Orchard Street

Orchard Street

6.3/10 IMDB

This short film documents the daily life of the goings-on on Orchard Street, a commercial street in the Lower East Side New York City.

Directed by: Ken Jacobs
Release date: 1955-12-31
Best Documentary Movies of 1955 : Gadgets Galore

Gadgets Galore

6.5/10 IMDB

This Warner Bros. short reviews in an often humorous way the impact of the automobile on the United States. By 1900, the horseless carriage was beginning to have an impact. Early adopters were often the object of attention by large curious crowds. There were many car manufacturers and the quality of their product varied considerably. Traffic jams, pollution and automobile racing were only a few of the outcomes.

Starring: Ward Wilson, Barney Oldfield, Dwight Weist ..
Directed by: Robert Youngson
Release date: 1955-07-30
Best Documentary Movies of 1955 : The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg

6.5/10 IMDB

This film was shot entirely at the Gettysburg National Military Park, where the decisive battle of the American Civil War was fought. Leslie Nielsen narrates the story while contemporary songs and the sounds of battle are heard in the background. The sites of the various engagements, the statues of the leaders of the Northern and Southern troops, and the battlefield cemetery are featured. President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is read at the end.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen ..
Directed by: Herman Hoffman
Release date: 1955-12-01

Black Cats and Broomsticks

5.9/10 IMDB

Superstitions are examined in the context of mid-20th century America. Walking under ladders, spilt salt, stepping on cracks, haunted houses, voodoo dolls, and such are used to illustrate the widespread belief in the supernatural.

Starring: Peter Roberts ..
Directed by: Larry O'Reilly
Release date: 1955-10-14
Best Documentary Movies of 1955 : The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo

The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo

6.1/10 IMDB

A film interpretation of the poem 'The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo' by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Margaret Tait speaks the poem throughout the film.

Starring: Margaret Tait ..
Directed by: Margaret Tait
Release date: 1955-01-01


5.1/10 IMDB

Burlesque film starring some of the greatest pin-up girls such as Bettie Page and Tempest Storm. There are some strippers, some stand-up comics of the take-my-wife-please variety and cult favorite Bettie Page who introduces the acts and frames the film by strutting her stuff.

Starring: Bettie Page, Tempest Storm, Cherrie Knight, Trudy Wayne, Chris LaChris, Twinnie Wallen, Dave Starr, Honey Baer, Vicki Lynn, Lolly Dorsen ..
Directed by: Irving Klaw
Release date: 1955-09-16

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