Best Documentary Movies of 1956


Disneyland, U.S.A

7.9/10 IMDB

A tour of the Disneyland theme park.

Starring: Walt Disney, Buddy Ebsen, Fess Parker ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1956-12-20
Best Documentary Movies of 1956 : Aluminum on the March

Aluminum on the March

7.2/10 IMDB

This short film presented by the Reynolds Metals Company details how aluminum is manufactured and illustrates the seemingly endless uses of this versatile product.

Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1956 : The Plausible Impossible

The Plausible Impossible

7.6/10 IMDB

Walt Disney explains some of the techniques of animation, and includes for the first time the pencil test footage of the "Soup Eating Sequence" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Walt references a book called "The Art of Animation" which shows a technique that is used in animated cartoons that dates back to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1956-10-01

The Animal World

7.0/10 IMDB

A documentary showcasing the world's many different animal species, both past and present.

Starring: John Storm, Theodore von Eltz ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1956-05-30
Best Documentary Movies of 1956 : Momma Don't Allow

Momma Don't Allow

6.6/10 IMDB

A night at the Wood Green Jazz Club - an example of 'Free Cinema'.

Starring: Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan, Ottilie Patterson, Chris Barber ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz
Release date: 1956-02-05
Best Documentary Movies of 1956 : *A Moment in Love*

*A Moment in Love*

6.5/10 IMDB

A couple in love interacts across a multitude of environments.

Starring: Carmela Gutierrez, Paul Sanasardo ..
Directed by: Shirley Clarke
Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1956 : Crashing the Water Barrier

Crashing the Water Barrier

5.9/10 IMDB

The story of Donald Campbell, son of the late Sir Malcolm Campbell, British champion auto-racer, and his efforts to survive driving a jet-powered boat at record speeds on Lake Meade, Nevada. After a number of failures at breaking the water-speed record of 216 mph, Campbell and his boat, the 'Bluebird', set a new record by, at times, breaking 250 mph.

Starring: Knox Manning, Donald Campbell, Jay Jackson ..
Directed by: Konstantin Kalser
Release date: 1956-04-15

Rose Street

6.5/10 IMDB

The minutiae of daily life on Edinburgh's Rose Street in the fifties is presented in this impressionistic documentary piece.

Directed by: Margaret Tait
Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1956 : Olympic Games 1956

Olympic Games 1956

5.9/10 IMDB

A documentary covering the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and Stockholm.

Starring: Peter Whitchurch, Harp McGuire ..
Directed by: Peter Whitchurch
Release date: 1956-12-31

Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow

5.7/10 IMDB

This short shows how the city of Reading, Pennsylvania would implement civil defense procedures to help residents survive a nuclear attack. Through a network of volunteers, makeshift hospitals would be set up, auxiliary police officers would maintain order, and other elements of the civil defense program would be put in place.

Starring: André Baruch, Val Peterson, Marguerite Osmond ..
Directed by: Larry O'Reilly
Release date: 1956-11-07

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