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1948 Documentary Movies

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Van Gogh(1948)

20min | Documentary
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Oscar Winning 1948 short film by Alain Resnais, not to be confused with either the Short 1966 TV doc or the 1991 feature film by Maurice Pialat, both of which shared the same name.

Directed by Alain Resnais - With Claude Dauphin

The Chicken of Tomorrow(1948)

18min | Documentary
1.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Advances in chicken and egg farming.

Directed by Patrick Allen - With Lowell Thomas

Seal Island(1948)

27min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Seal Island is a 1948 American documentary film directed by James Algar. It won an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).

Directed by James Algar

N.U.(1948)

12min | Documentary
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Early documentary by Michelangelo Antonioni.

10,000 Kids and a Cop(1948)

NR
| 18min | Documentary, Comedy

A documentary showing the constructive approach taken by the Lou Costello, Jr. Youth Foundation in Los Angeles toward prevention of juvenile delinquency. William Bendix, as a neighborhood policeman, visits the Foundation and discovers the juveniles who used to give him trouble now engaged in sports and activities, furnished them gratis, under self-supervision. Abbott and Costello furnish a couple of bits to liven it up some.

The Secret Land(1948)

1h 11min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

This documentary, filmed entirely by military photographers, recounts the U.S. Navy's 1946-47 expedition to Antarctica, known as Operation High Jump. The expedition was under the overall command of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, no stranger to the Antarctic. This was a large undertaking involving 13 ships and over 4000 thousand men. The fleet departed from Norfolk, Virginia traveling through the Panama canal and then southward to their final destination. The trip through the ice pack was fraught with danger and forced the submarine that was part of the fleet to withdraw. The trip was a success meeting all of its scientific goals.

Directed by Orville O. Dull - With Chester W. Nimitz, George J. Dufek, James Forrestal, Paul Siple, Robert Montgomery, Robert Taylor, ...

In the Street(1948)

16min | Documentary
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s.

Directed by Helen Levitt, James Agee, Janice Loeb

Operation Vittles(1948)

15min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Operation Vittles is a 1948 American short documentary film about the Berlin Airlift, from the initial closure of the city in 1948 through 1949. It explains how, what, and why that supported the city. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

The Quiet One(1948)

1h 5min | Drama, Documentary
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.

Directed by Sidney Meyers - With Gary Merrill, Estelle Evans, Don Thompson, Clarence Cooper, Jr., Sidney Meyers

Dutch in Seven Lessons(1948)

1h 19min | Documentary, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Muscle Beach(1948)

2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Muscle Beach was shown in competition at Cannes in 1949 and won a prize at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 1951. The short became a cult favorite, screening at film clubs around the world. Strick used an army surplus movie camera to shoot the film during weekends in the fall of 1948. The songs in “Muscle Beach,” composed and sung by political folk singer Earl Robinson, with lyrics by screenwriter and poet Edwin Rolfe, accent the film’s three-movement structure as it transitions between soaring gymnastics shows, flirty beachgoers and children playing near the now-demolished pier at Ocean Park.

Directed by Joseph Strick

Toward Independence(1948)

30min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Toward Independence is a 1948 American short documentary film about the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

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Snow Capers(1948)

19min | Documentary

Snow Capers is a 1948 short documentary film about winter sports in the Rocky Mountains directed by Arthur Cohen. It was nominated for an Oscar for Short Subjects, Two-Reel.

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