Dokumentationen (Dokus) der 1940er Jahre

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The Battle of Midway(1942)

18 Min. | Dokumentation, Krieg
2,9/5 (bei 28 Stimmen)

The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

Regie: John Ford - Schauspieler: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell

Geheimagent T(1947)

1 Std. 32 Min. | Thriller, Krimi
3,5/5 (bei 24 Stimmen)

Die Handlung dreht sich um zwei Agenten der amerikanischen Behörden, die einen erfolgreichen und gefährlichen Fälscherring infiltrieren.

Why We Fight: Prelude to War(1942)

3,3/5 (bei 22 Stimmen)

Prelude to War was the first film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, commissioned by the Pentagon and George C. Marshall. It was made to convince American troops of the necessity of combating the Axis Powers during World War II. This film examines the differences between democratic and fascist states.

Regie: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak - Schauspieler: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, Chiang Kai-shek, Richard Walther Darré, Otto Dietrich, Hans Frank, ...


44 Min. | Krieg, Dokumentation
3,2/5 (bei 8 Stimmen)

Documentary about the U.S. Air Force's P-47 Thunderbolt bomber's role in the Italian Campaign.

Die Memphis Belle - Die Geschichte einer fliegenden Festung(1944)

3,4/5 (bei 12 Stimmen)

Die "Memphis Belle" war die berühmteste B-17 Bomber der amerikanischen Luftwaffe, der im zweiten Weltkrieg auf dem europäischen Kriegsschauplatz zum Einsatz kam. Er überlebte 25 Einsätze und brachte seine gesamte Besatzung zurück in die Staaten. Hollywood Regisseur William Wyler schilder den letzten Einsatz des Fliegers und der noch jungen Besatzung.

Listen to Britain(1942)

20 Min. | Dokumentation
3,0/5 (bei 21 Stimmen)

A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration.

Native Land(1942)

1 Std. 29 Min. | Drama, Historie / Geschichte
3,1/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

By the start of World War II, Paul Robeson had given up his lucrative mainstream work to participate in more socially progressive film and stage productions. Robeson committed his support to Paul Strand and Leo Hurwitz’s political semidocumentary Native Land. With Robeson’s narration and songs, this beautifully shot and edited film exposes violations of Americans’ civil liberties and is a call to action for exploited workers around the country. Scarcely shown since its debut, Native Land represents Robeson’s shift from narrative cinema to the leftist documentaries that would define the final chapter of his controversial film career.

Regie: Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand - Schauspieler: Paul Robeson, Fred Johnson, Robert Strauss

Das Blut der Tiere(1949)

20 Min. | Dokumentation
4,0/5 (bei 27 Stimmen)

Der Kurzfilm „Le Sange des bêtes“ ist eine Dokumentation über die Schlachthäuser Paris’ im Jahre 1949. Die Dokumentation zeigt, wie Pferde, Kühe, Schafe usw. geschlachtet und weiterverarbeitet werden. Nebenbei gibt es noch kurze Eindrücke über Paris.

Die Schlacht um San Pietro(1945)

32 Min. | Krieg, Dokumentation
3,1/5 (bei 22 Stimmen)

This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the Allied forces from the Germans.

Regie: John Huston - Schauspieler: Mark W. Clark, John Huston

Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia(1943)

3,5/5 (bei 9 Stimmen)

"The Battle of Russia," Chapter V of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, follows the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler.

Regie: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak - Schauspieler: Walter Huston, Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov, Hermann Göring, Alfred Jodl, Wilhelm Keitel, ...

Es werde Licht(1946)

58 Min. | Dokumentation, Krieg
3,7/5 (bei 15 Stimmen)

The final entry in a trilogy of films produced for the U.S. government by John Huston. Some returning combat veterans suffer scars that are more psychological than physical. This film follows patients and staff during their treatment. It deals with what would now be called PTSD, but at the time was categorised as psychoneurosis or shell-shock. Government officials deemed this 1946 film counterproductive to postwar efforts; it was not shown publicly until 1981.

Regie: John Huston - Schauspieler: Walter Huston

Victory Through Air Power(1943)

2,9/5 (bei 14 Stimmen)

This is a unique film in Disney Production's history. This film is essentially a propaganda film selling Major Alexander de Seversky's theories about the practical uses of long range strategic bombing. Using a combination of animation humorously telling about the development of air warfare, the film switches to the Major illustrating his ideas could win the war for the allies.

Regie: Clyde Geronimi, H. C. Potter, James Algar, Jack Kinney - Schauspieler: Alexander P. de Seversky, Art Baker, Billy Mitchell
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So Much for So Little(1949)

3,0/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

Little Johnny Jones, to be born in the next year, is shown growing to a ripe, healthy old age, thanks to the efforts of his local public health officers. But without them, he might be one of the 5% or so that dies in the first year. The price for the public health service: about 3 cents a week.

Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike(1943)

42 Min. | Krieg, Dokumentation
3,4/5 (bei 8 Stimmen)

This second part of the 'Why We Fight' series documents the spread of Nazi ideology and the relentless advance of Germany's military machine through neighboring Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.

Tunisian Victory(1944)

1 Std. 15 Min. | Dokumentation, Krieg
3,1/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps after the North African campaign.

German Concentration Camps Factual Survey(2014)

4,0/5 (bei 6 Stimmen)

German Concentration Camps Factual Survey entstand 1945 aus Aufnahmen, die die Briten bei der Befreiung des KZs Bergen-Belsen gemacht hatten, ergänzt durch Aufnahmen der Amerikaner und Sowjets von Lagern im Süden Deutschlands und im besetzten Polen. Der Film war konzipiert, um die Deutschen mit ihrer Schuld zu konfrontieren; als Berater wurde niemand Geringeres als Alfred Hitchcock engagiert. Doch das Werk verschwand in den Archiven.

The Negro Soldier(1944)

3,1/5 (bei 12 Stimmen)

Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

Regie: Stuart Heisler - Schauspieler: Carlton Moss

Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain(1943)

3,5/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

Exciting newsreel footage highlights this award-winning documentary of Britain's gallant stand against the encroaching Nazi horde. As the British people fight bravely, Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to begin the London Blitz in the hope of bringing England to her knees.

The Beginning or the End(1947)

1 Std. 52 Min. | Drama
3,4/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

A Diary for Timothy(1945)

40 Min. | Dokumentation
3,3/5 (bei 8 Stimmen)

This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War by means of a visual diary for a baby boy born in September, 1944. Narration explains to "Timothy" what his family, his neighbors, and his fellow citizens are going through as the war nears its end, and what problems may remain for new Englishmen like Timothy to solve.

Regie: Humphrey Jennings - Schauspieler: Myra Hess, John Gielgud

Here Is Germany(1945)

52 Min. | Krieg, Dokumentation
3,3/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

A "know-your-enemy" propaganda film similar to "Know Your Enemy: Japan" and "My Japan", films about Japan with the same objective. It contains a history of the prelude to WW II, the death camps and other Nazi war crimes, and commentary on the character of the German people. Directed by Frank Capra, this film is in essentially the same format as his "Why We Fight" series. It was intended to be shown to American troops participating in the invasion and occupation of Germany. But by the time it was ready, events had overtaken it -- Germany was already well on its way to falling -- so the film was shelved. Although it is readily available for public-domain viewing on the Internet, it has never been widely distributed or shown.

Paris 1900(1948)

1 Std. 20 Min. | Dokumentation
2,6/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

Nicole Védrèss' chronicle of Paris from 1900 to 1914 is brought to life through the use of original material, all authentic, secured from more then 700 films belonging to public and private collections. A few of the celebrities of the time shown are Enrico Caruso, Sarah Bernhardt, and Maurice Chevalier.

With the Marines at Tarawa(1944)

18 Min. | Dokumentation, Krieg
3,4/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.

Combat America(1943)

2,9/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Produced in 1943 under the guidance of Army Air Force Lieutenant Clark Gable, this film follows a single 8th Air Force B-17 crew from training through a series of missions over Europe.

Fires Were Started(1943)

1 Std. 10 Min. | Drama, Krieg
3,2/5 (bei 13 Stimmen)

British film written and directed by Humphrey Jennings, filmed in documentary style showing the lives of firefighters through the Blitz in World War II.

Report from the Aleutians(1943)

47 Min. | Dokumentation
3,0/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

A documentary propaganda film produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps about the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. The film opens with a map showing the strategic importance of the island, and the thrust of the 1942 Japanese offensive into Midway and Dutch Harbor. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Regie: John Huston - Schauspieler: John Huston, Walter Huston

Indonesia Calling(1946)

23 Min. | Dokumentation
3,0/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

Two weeks after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in August 1945, Indonesian Independence leaders proclaimed “Indonesia Merdeka!” ‘Freedom for Indonesia’ and an end to Dutch colonial rule over the Netherlands East Indies. Internationally renowned Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens, in Australia as Film Commissioner for the Netherlands East Indies government in exile, resigned his position in protest against Dutch policy, which sought to re-impose its colonial rule. In collaboration with Indonesian activists, Chinese, Indian and Australian trade unionists, and local artists and filmmakers, Ivens made Indonesia Calling, a film documenting the crucial role of Australian trade union support in the establishment of the new Republic of Indonesia. Ivens’ film was an activist documentary; it actively contributed to the events it depicted. All those who worked on it became ‘adversely known’ to the security services.

Know Your Enemy: Japan(1945)

1 Std. 3 Min. | Krieg, Dokumentation
3,0/5 (bei 6 Stimmen)

Frank Capra-directed propaganda film produced at the onset of World War II depicting the United States' new enemy: Japan.

Dutch in Seven Lessons(1948)

1 Std. 19 Min. | Dokumentation, Komödie
2,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

A film-within-the-film scenario involving a cameraman who's given a week to photograph the aerial highlights of Holland for a travelogue.

Traffic with the Devil(1946)

19 Min. | Dokumentation
3,2/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

This "Theater of Life" series short looks at traffic problems in Los Angeles, California, as described and experienced by Sgt. Charles Reineke, a traffic enforcement officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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