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1937 Documentary Movies

Public list by WPS with 16 movies or TV shows/series

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Romance of Radium(1937)

10min | History
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Romance of Radium is a 1937 American short film directed by Jacques Tourneur, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This short film tells the story of the discovery of radium and how it is used in medicine. In 1937, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject (One-Reel) at the 10th Academy Awards.

Directed by Jacques Tourneur - With André Cheron

The Spanish Earth(1937)

53min | War, Documentary
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

A propaganda film made during the Spanish Civil War in support of the Republican government against the rebellion by Gen. Francisco Franco's forces who were backed by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. The film would have been seen by those making it as a documentary.

Directed by Joris Ivens - With Dolores Ibárruri, Enrique Líster, Gustav Regler, José Díaz, Manuel Azaña

Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage(1937)

3.7/5 (with 9 votes)

The airship Hindenburg, arriving from Europe, was being led to its mooring at Lakehurst, New Jersey when suddenly disaster struck. The hydrogen-filled zeppelin ignited, and was almost instantly transformed into an enormous fireball. In less than a minute, the entire ship had been consumed by flames. The Hindenburg explosion marked the end of the budding airship travel industry.

Lullaby(1937)

58min | Documentary
4.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A 1937 Soviet documentary film directed by Dziga Vertov. The film was shot to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution. It focuses on the women and the role of motherhood, featuring images from across the Soviet Union, in particular the Far East.

Directed by Dziga Vertov

Tsar to Lenin(1937)

1h 3min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

A documentary film account of the Russian Revolution, based on archival footage.

Directed by Herman Axelbank

The Romance of Celluloid(1937)

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

Several behind the scenes aspects of the movie-making business, which results in the enjoyment the movie going public has in going to the theater, are presented. They include: the production of celluloid aka film stock, the materials used in the production of which include cotton and silver; construction crews who build sets including those to look like cities, towns and villages around the world; a visit with Jack Dawn who demonstrates the process of creating a makeup design; the screen testing process, where many an acting hopeful gets his/her start; the work of the candid camera man, the prying eyes behind the movie camera; a visit with Adrian, who designs the clothes worn by many of the stars on screen; and a visit with Herbert Stothart as he conducts his musical score for Conquest (1937). These behind the scenes looks provide the opportunity to get acquainted with the cavalcade of MGM stars and their productions that will grace the silver screen in the 1937/38 movie season.

In Memory of Sergo Ordzhonikidze(1937)

55min | Documentary
2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

The film is about the life and work of Grigory Ordzhonikidze Konstantinoviche, an important personality in both the Communist Party and the Soviet state. The film includes speeches by his bereaved friends who attended his funeral. In 1937, after the unexpected death of Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Vertov received an urgent order from the government to produce a film about the life of Ordzhonikidze. He was ordered to work together with Yakov Bliohom and the director of the film "Battleship Potemkin" distributed by Goskino (Soviet State Committee for Cinematography).

Directed by Dziga Vertov

Spain 1936(1937)

35min | Documentary, War
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A Spanish documentary from Jean-Paul Le Chanois & Luis Buñuel made during the Spanish Civil War.

Republic Steel Strike Riots Newsreel Footage(1937)

20min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Newsreel footage of the 1937 steelworkers strikes.

We Work Again(1937)

15min | Documentary
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

The role of African Americans in the recovery years of the Great Depression is the subject of this informational short, which offers an idealized depiction of life in a segregated society. The highlight, by far, is rare footage of Orson Welles’s “Voodoo Macbeth,” produced in 1935 for the New York Negro Unit of the WPA’s Federal Theatre Project.

People of the Cumberland(1937)

21min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

The film takes place in rural Tennessee, where communities have experienced economic and environmental devastation created by the coal mining industry. The introduction of the Highlander Folk School in 1931 by educator Myles Horton and the movement to bring labor union representation to the region are shown as means of empowering the population. Efforts are made to stop the union activities with the murder of a local organizer, but eventually the union movement is able to take root with the local workforce.

Directed by Sidney Meyers, Jay Leyda, Elia Kazan

We Live in Two Worlds(1937)

15min | Documentary

The author J.B. Priestley delivers a talk about cross-border trade and communications as a benign force, which he contrasts with the military preoccupations of individual nations.

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Pigskin Champions(1937)

10min

The Green Bay Packers teach football tips.

Directed by Charles G. Clarke
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