Best Documentary Movies of 1955
Two couples, one from St. Louis and one from Switzerland each go to the other's country and travel around.
The African Lion
Part of Disney's True-Life Adventures series, this film focuses on the lives of lions in Africa.
Man in Space
With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated.
Orson Welles' Sketch Book
A 6 episode TV series that consists of Orson Welles sharing stories over his sketch book drawings.
A day in the life of a game warden.
3rd Ave. El
Impressionistic picture of the Third Avenue Elevated Railway in Manhattan, New York City, before it was demolished.
Rhythm and Blues Revue
Rhythm and Blues Revue is a plotless variety show, one of several compiled for theatrical exhibition from the made-for-television short films produced by Snader and Studio Telescriptions, with newly-filmed host segments by Willie Bryant. Originally 86 minutes, the "short" version available on public domain collections and websites is missing a reel
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.
The Battle of Gettysburg
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.
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.