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1951 Documentary Movies

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Day of the Fight(1951)

13min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 64 votes)

'Day of the Fight' shows Irish-American middleweight boxer Walter Cartier during the height of his career, on the day of a fight with black middleweight Bobby James, which took place on April 17, 1950.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick - With Walter Cartier, Alexander Singer, Nat Fleischer, Stanley Kubrick, Judy Singer

Flying Padre(1951)

G
| 9min | Documentary
2.6/5 (with 48 votes)

Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a mono-plane. The priestly pilot is seen dashing from one province to the next at the helm of his trusty Piper Club administering guidance (his plane, the Flying Padre) to unruly children, sermonizing at funerals and flying a sickly child and its mother to a hospital.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick - With Bob Hite

Pictura(1951)

NR
| 1h 12min | Documentary

Pictura is a documentary film directed by seven famous directors, and narrated by several famous Hollywood actors. The film attempts to give the general filmgoing public a taste of art history and art appreciation.

Nature's Half Acre(1951)

33min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

The strange and wonderful world that lies beneath our feet, under leaf, log and rock, peopled by millions of weird and fascinating creatures. Released theatrically alongside Alice In Wonderland.

Directed by James Algar

Benjy(1951)

10min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Oscar winning documentary short from 1951.

Notes on a True Story(1953)

2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

On the evening of March 11, 1950, Annabella Bracci, a 12-year-old girl, was brutally killed and thrown into a pit on the outskirts of Rome, near the village of Primavalle. A brief and poetic account of the events and their impact on an impoverished community. A handful of wild flowers and a painful catch in the voices.

Directed by Luchino Visconti

This Is Korea!(1951)

50min | Documentary, War
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

John Ford's documentary about the early battles of the Korean War, shot in color.

One Who Came Back(1951)

21min | Documentary
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

US Army Corporal George Kritzman recounts the aftermath of what was his third combat wounding in the Korean War. A former LA police officer, Kritzman was under heavy sedation due to the severity of his leg injury, which was initially operated on at the 8055 MASH unit. Unaware of what would happen to him and what his long term prognosis was and would be, he, along with many of his fellow wounded, was transferred from hospital to hospital, each a little better equipped to deal with his injury. However, his ultimate goal was to make it back home to his wife and son, from who his thoughts were never far.

Newfoundland Scene(1951)

33min | Documentary

A portrait of Newfoundland that records a way of life that has all but disappeared.

Directed by F. R. Crawley

The Seeing Eye(1951)

20min | Documentary

An updated Technicolor followup to a black & white Broadway Brevity (1941) tour of the Morristown, New Jersey seeing eye dog training program. Much of the narration comes from the canine's point of view.

Directed by Owen Crump

Delta Padano(1951)

30min | Documentary

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Florestano Vancini

London Entertains(1951)

48min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Radio personality Eamonn Andrews shows a group of young female volunteers around the attractions of the Festival Of Britain.

Directed by Edwin J. Fancey
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Royal Journey(1951)

52min | Documentary

A documentary account of the five-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951. Stops on the royal tour include Québec City, the National War Memorial in Ottawa, the Trenton Air Force Base in Toronto, a performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Regina and visits to Calgary and Edmonton. The royal train crosses the Rockies and makes stops in several small towns. The royal couple boards HMCS Crusader in Vancouver and watches Native dances in Thunderbird Park, Victoria. They are then welcomed to the United States by President Truman. The remainder of the journey includes visits to Montreal, the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, a steel mill in Sydney, Nova Scotia and Portugal Cove, Newfoundland.

Directed by David Bairstow - With Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Notes on the Port of St. Francis(1951)

23min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Experimental, impressionistic documentary of San Francisco with narration based on a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson and narrated by Vincent Price.

Directed by Frank Stauffacher - With Vincent Price

World of Kids(1951)

10min | Documentary
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

World of Kids is a 1951 American short documentary film directed by Robert Youngson. In 1952, it won an Oscar for Best Short Subject at the 24th Academy Awards.

Directed by Robert Youngson

Sport minore(1952)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Francesco Maselli

Una lettera dall'Africa(1951)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Leonardo Bonzi
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