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1941 Documentary Movies

Public list by WPS with 27 movies or TV shows/series

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Yellow Caesar(1941)

24min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Using edited archive footage, mockery is made of Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini.

Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti - With Sam Lee

Churchill's Island(1941)

21min | Documentary, War
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

The people of Britain resist the German air force and navy with help from North America.

Directed by Stuart Legg - With Lorne Greene

Of Pups and Puzzles(1941)

10min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

This short film shows how the war department utilizes a Ph.D., a chimp, and three dogs to help design aptitude tests for men applying for work.

Directed by George Sidney - With Eddy Chandler

Warclouds in the Pacific(1941)

20min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

This short film examines the Japan that emerged at the beginning of the 1900s and was firmly established as an industrialized nation by the outbreak of World War II. Facing the greatest threat in their history, the democracies of the Pacific took careful stock of this new Japan and its strength, and erected a vast system of defence across the world's greatest ocean.

Directed by Stuart Legg - With Lorne Greene

Battle of Brains(1941)

13min

This film illustrates the difference between World War II and the war of 1914, emphasizing the importance of mechanization, and contrasting the mobile tactics with the immobility of trench warfare. The scientific approach, both to problems of military strategy and to new weapons, is all-important. The film shows some of the work done by Canadian scientists to make these weapons as effective as possible.

Directed by Stanley Hawes

Heroes of the Atlantic(1941)

15min | Documentary

A view from Canada of the North Atlantic convoy route during the Battle of the Atlantic, presented in the framework of the turnaround of a single convoy at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Forgotten Village(1941)

1h 7min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Documentary examining the conflicts between the coming of modernization and the traditional culture of a small Mexican village.

The Tanks Are Coming(1941)

20min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Educational short about the status of battle tanks and tankist training in the American Army in pre-War 1941, featuring a comical Army trainee from the Bronx.

Army Champions(1941)

11min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

This Pete Smith Specialty short focuses on the young men who have signed up for the U.S. Army. The film uses the analogy of the speed, accuracy, and teamwork of sports and how these qualities are translated into the weapons training of American soldiers. We watch target practice by Army personnel with shoulder weapons, mortars, and various artillery pieces.

Directed by Paul Vogel

Verbena(1941)

33min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

In Madrid, during a popular festival, Don Paco, the owner of a freak show called The Palace of Wonders, has to deal with the demands of Levinsky, a sinister character who apparently has something to hide….

Kings of the Turf(1941)

10min | Documentary
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Kings of the Turf is a 1941 American short documentary film about horse racing, directed by Del Frazier. This entry in The Sports Parade series shows us how Mortimer, a Standardbred horse, is trained for harness racing. It was nominated for an Academy Award at the 14th Academy Awards for Best Short Subject.

Target for Tonight(1941)

48min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Footage of the actual planning and execution of a bombing raid on Germany.

Directed by Harry Watt - With Royal Air Force
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Bomber: A Defense Report on Film(1941)

10min | War, Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Documentary short demonstrating the process of building a medium bomber for the United States Army Air Corps.

Forty Boys and a Song(1941)

10min | Documentary
2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Forty Boys and a Song is a 1941 short documentary film directed by Irving Allen. The film is about the Robert Mitchell Boy Choir, consisting entirely of boys aged 8 to 14. The choir, run by organist Robert Mitchell, appeared in Hollywood productions for over thirty years. Accordingly, the boys were recruited to go to a special school where they would go through regular classroom instruction until 1 PM, after which they'd do choir practice. The kids are also shown performing in a church on Sunday as well as camping, as they are all part of the same Boy Scouts troop. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, One-Reel.

Directed by Irving Allen - With Robert Mitchell

Always Tomorrow: The Portrait of an American Business(1941)

51min

Feature length promotional film presented by The Coca-Cola Company during World War II, focuses on a small town bottler as he looks back on his company's past and plans for an optimistic future.

Christmas Under Fire(1941)

10min | Documentary, War
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

How Britain coped with a Christmas during the war.

Directed by Harry Watt

A Place to Live(1941)

17min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Inner city squalor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the subject of this documentary, which focuses on a child returning from school to his home, a cramped and squalid apartment in a rat-infested slum neighborhood.

Directed by Irving Lerner

Inside Fighting China(1942)

22min
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

This wartime newsreel from 1942 documents the efforts of China to deal with Japanese aggression.

Directed by Stuart Legg

Kukan: The Battle Cry of China(1941)

1h 30min | Documentary
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Rey Scott received an Honorary Academy Award for this documentary "For his extraordinary achievement in producing Kukan, the film record of China's struggle, including its photography with a 16mm camera under the most difficult and dangerous conditions.".

Directed by Rey Scott

Letter from Home(1941)

17min | Documentary

Two evacuee children living in the United States receive a letter from their mother, Mrs Taylor, telling them of her life in Blitz-era London. Glimpses of the events of Mrs Taylor's typical day, including ration shopping and fire warden training, belie the letter's innocuous statements.

Soldiers of the Sky(1941)

10min

1941 Oscar nominated short documentary.

Alive in the Deep(1941)

25min | Documentary

Alive in the Deep is a 1941 American short documentary film directed by Stacy Woodard and Horace Woodard. It was nominated for an Academy Award at the 14th Academy Awards for Best Short Subject.

Directed by Stacy Woodard

Adventure in the Bronx(1941)

12min | Documentary

1941 Oscar nominated documentary.

Directed by Joseph Krumgold

Life of a Thoroughbred(1941)

11min | Documentary

1941 Oscar nominated short documentary by Tom Cummiskey.

Russian Soil(1941)

20min | Documentary

1941 Oscar nominated documentary.

Sagebrush and Silver(1941)

10min | Documentary

Sagebrush and Silver is a 1941 American short documentary film directed by Frank Hurley. It was nominated for an Academy Award at the 14th Academy Awards for Best Short Subject.

Directed by Frank Hurley
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