Best Documentary Movies of 1956
A tour of the Disneyland theme park.
Aluminum on the March
This short film presented by the Reynolds Metals Company details how aluminum is manufactured and illustrates the seemingly endless uses of this versatile product.
Secrets of Life
A feature-length documentary showing the changing world of nature, the sky, the sea, the sun, planets, insects and volcanic action. A story of nature's strange and intricate designs for survival and her many methods of perpetuating life.
The Plausible Impossible
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.
The Animal World
A documentary showcasing the world's many different animal species, both past and present.
The Wormwood Star
Documentary on occultist Marjorie Cameron.
Momma Don't Allow
A night at the Wood Green Jazz Club - an example of 'Free Cinema'.
*A Moment in Love*
A couple in love interacts across a multitude of environments.
A City Decides
A City Decides chronicles the events that led to the integration of the St. Louis public schools in 1954. An Oscar-nominated short documentary from 1956.
Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers
Interviews and documentary footage combine with the fictional story of an air-force pilot who encounters aliens.