Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) [Nominated]

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1.
Adventure in the Bronx (1941 Documentary)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Joseph Krumgold
 
2.
Bomber (1941 Documentary)
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Documentary short demonstrating the process of building a medium bomber for the United States Army Air Corps. (10 mins.)
 
3.
Christmas Under Fire (1941 Documentary)
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How Britain coped with a Christmas during the war. (10 mins.)
 
4.
A Letter from Home (1941 Short Film)
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(17 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
5.
Life of a Thoroughbred (1941 Documentary)
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(11 mins.)
Director: Tom Cummiskey
 
6.
Norway in Revolt (1941 Documentary)
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(20 mins.)
 
7.
A Place to Live (1941 Documentary)
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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.
Director: Irving Lerner
 
8.
Russian Soil (1941 Documentary)
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9.
Soldiers of the Sky (1941 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Earl Allvine
 
10.
Warclouds in the Pacific (1941 Documentary)
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Much activity is happening in naval yards on the western shores of the Pacific as tensions rise across... (20 mins.)
Director: Stuart Legg
 
11.
Africa, Prelude to Victory (1943 Documentary)
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12.
Combat Report (1942 Documentary)
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(9 mins.)
 
13.
Conquer by the Clock (1942 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
 
14.
The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (1943 Documentary)
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This animated documentary outlines the history and importance of corn in North America. (11 mins.)
 
15.
Henry Browne, Farmer (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary short film dramatizing the efforts of a black farmer and his family to help the American war effort by increasing production. (9 mins.)
Director: Roger Barlow
Stars: Canada Lee
 
16.
High Over the Borders (1942 Documentary)
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An Oscar-nominated film describing migration among birds in North America emphasizing the international character of many of the flights of different species. (23 mins.)
 
17.
High Stakes in the East (1942 Documentary)
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18.
Inside Fighting China (1942 Documentary)
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An Oscar-nominated war-time propaganda film on the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. It followed the government of Chiang Kai-shek as their society changed and they fight back against the now-common enemy (to the US), Japan. (22 mins.)
 
19.
It's Everybody's War (1942 Short Film)
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Wartime documentary propagandizing for greater participation in the U.S. war effort during the Second World War. (18 mins.)
Director: Will Price
 
20.
Listen to Britain (1942 Documentary)
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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. (20 mins.)
 
21.
Little Belgium (1942 Documentary)
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22.
Little Isles of Freedom (1943 Documentary)
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(19 mins.)
Director: Victor Stoloff
 
23.
Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942 Short Film)
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Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America was rife with rumors about the size of Japan's armed... (19 mins.)
Director: Basil Wrangell
 
24.
Mister Gardenia Jones (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary short film depicting the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) in providing recreational and morale-boosting services for American troops. (13 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
25.
The New Spirit (1942 Documentary)
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Animated documentary promoting timely filing and payment of Federal income taxes, demonstrated by Donald Duck's difficulties with his tax return. (7 mins.)
 
26.
Paramount Victory Short No. T2-3: The Price of Victory (1942 Documentary)
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Vice-President narrates a patriotic, propaganda short designed to boost morale in the the early days of World War II. (14 mins.)
Director: William H. Pine
 
27.
A Ship Is Born (1942 Documentary)
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This Vitaphone 'Technicolor Special' (production number 8001) portrays the behind-the-scenes story of the building and manning... (22 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
28.
Twenty-One Miles (1942 Documentary)
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29.
Paramount Victory Short No. T2-2: We Refuse to Die (1942 Documentary)
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(14 mins.)
Director: William H. Pine
 
30.
The White Eagle (1942 Documentary)
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An Oscar-nominated British documentary about the Polish people who escaped Poland and were living in England during World War II, both civilians and soldiers. (27 mins.)
 
31.
Winning Your Wings (1942 Short Film)
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Inspirational short film designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces. (18 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
32.
Children of Mars (1943 Documentary)
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33.
Plan for Destruction (1943 Short Film)
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This short documentary looks at Nazi Germany's plan for world domination by reviewing the effects of and bitterness felt over the defeat in WWI and focusing on the geopolitical concepts of Prof. Karl Haushofer and his influence on Hitler. (22 mins.)
Director: Edward Cahn
 
34.
Swedes in America (1943 Documentary)
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Ingrid Bergman talks about Swedish Americans. (17 mins.)
Director: Irving Lerner
 
35.
To the People of the United States (1943 Documentary)
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World War II public education film about sexually transmitted diseases focused on syphilis. (21 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
36.
Tomorrow We Fly (1943 Documentary)
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37.
Youth in Crisis (1943 Documentary)
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Part of the March of Time series, this episode (Volume 10, Number 3) focuses on the youth of America and the challenge society is currently facing... (19 mins.)
 
38.
Hymn of the Nations (1944 Documentary)
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Conductor Arturo Toscanini is shown at his home in New York City and leading tenor Jan Peerce and the... (31 mins.)
 
39.
New Americans (1944 Documentary)
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40.
Library of Congress (1945 Documentary)
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(20 mins.)
 
41.
To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945 Documentary)
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Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in the Allied advance on Japan. (20 mins.)
 
42.
Atomic Power (1946 Documentary)
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43.
Life at the Zoo (1946 Documentary)
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44.
Paramount News Issue #37 (1946 Documentary)
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45.
Traffic with the Devil (1946 Short Film)
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In this MGM short film, part of the Theater of Life Series, an Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle... (19 mins.)
 
46.
Passport to Nowhere (1947 Documentary)
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47.
School in the Mailbox (1947 Documentary)
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In Australia, children live in the Outback, too far from others to travel to any school. The Australian government has a school with no student only teachers that correspond with their pupils and teach those children at their own pace. (19 mins.)
Director: Stanley Hawes
 
48.
Heart to Heart (1949 Documentary)
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This Theatre of Life short focuses on heart disease, and how bad diet, lack of exercise, and the stress... (21 mins.)
 
49.
Operation Vittles (1948 Documentary)
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This Oscar-nominated USAF film covers the Berlin Airlift from the initial closure of the city in 1948 through 1949. It explains how, what and why that supported the city. (15 mins.)
 
50.
1848 (1950 Documentary)
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(20 mins.)
 
51.
The Rising Tide (1949 Documentary)
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A look at the growth of cooperatives in the Maritime provinces and how they brought new life and hope to poverty-stricken fishermen. (30 mins.)
Director: Jean Palardy
 
52.
The Fight: Science Against Cancer (1950 Documentary)
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(21 mins.)
Director: Morten Parker
 
53.
The Stairs (1950 Documentary)
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54.
One Who Came Back (1951 Documentary)
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US Army Corporal George Kritzman recounts the aftermath of what was his third combat wounding in the Korean War... (21 mins.)
 
55.
The Seeing Eye (1951 Documentary)
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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. (20 mins.)
Director: Owen Crump
 
56.
Devil Take Us (1955 Short Film)
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A motorcycle cop buys a used car to take his family on vacation to the East Coast. Minor car trouble...
Director: Herbert Morgan
Stars: Del Kuhn
 
57.
Epeira Diadema (1952 Documentary)
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58.
Man Alive! (1952 Documentary)
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This Oscar-nominated documentary short is from the American Cancer Society. Ed ignores his car problems and then fixes it without using a good mechanic. He also ignores stomach problems. Will he go to a doctor? Is it cancer? (12 mins.)
 
59.
The Living City (1953 Documentary)
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60.
Operation Blue Jay (1953 Documentary)
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61.
They Planted a Stone (1953 Documentary)
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(26 mins.)
 
62.
The Word (1953 Documentary)
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63.
Jet Carrier (1954 Documentary)
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(17 mins.)
Director: Otto Lang
 
64.
Rembrandt: A Self-Portrait (1954 Documentary)
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Paintings and etchings of Rembrandt are used in revealing his life and career. Describes Rembrandt's... (26 mins.)
 
65.
The Battle of Gettysburg (1955 Documentary)
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This film was shot entirely at the Gettysburg National Military Park, where the decisive battle of the American Civil War was fought... (30 mins.)
Director: Herman Hoffman
 
66.
The Face of Lincoln (1956 Documentary)
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Head of the sculpture dpeartment at USC when this film was made (by USC), Merrell Gage was a lifelong expert on Abraham Lincoln... (20 mins.)
Director: Edward Freed
 
67.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
Episode: Man in Space (1955)
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With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated. (120 mins.)
 
68.
A City Decides (1956 Documentary)
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A City Decides chronicles the events that led to the integration of the St. Louis public schools in 1954. (27 mins.)
 
69.
The Dark Wave (1956 Documentary)
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A young girl, played by Pamela Beaird, normal in every way is affected with severe epilepsy. What happens... (23 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
70.
The House Without a Name (1956 Documentary)
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Director: Joe Parker
 
71.
Employees Only (1958 Documentary)
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72.
Journey Into Spring (1958 Documentary)
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(28 mins.)
Director: Ralph Keene
 
73.
The Living Stone (1959 Documentary)
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(34 mins.)
Director: John Feeney
 
74.
Oeuverture (1959 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
 
75.
Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959 Short Film)
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Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things. (27 mins.)
 
76.
From Generation to Generation (1959 Documentary)
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77.
Beyond Silence (1960 Documentary)
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This Oscar-nominated film shows Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. near its 100th year as the only school of higher learning for the deaf and extreme hard of hearing.
Director: Edmond Levy
 
78.
En by ved navn København (1960 Documentary)
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Director: Jørgen Roos
 
79.
George Grosz' Interregnum (1960 Documentary)
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An indelible portrait of Nazi brutality told through the powerful images of George Grosz' drawings. (29 mins.)
 
80.
Universe (1960 Documentary)
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A journey through the universe as it would appear to a space traveler beginning at the David Dunlap Observatory on Earth. (29 mins.)
 
81.
Breaking the Language Barrier (1961 Documentary)
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82.
Cradle of Genius (1961 Documentary)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Paul Rotha
 
83.
Kahl (1961 Documentary)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Haro Senft
 
84.
L'uomo in grigio (1961 Documentary)
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85.
The John Glenn Story (1962 Documentary)
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John Glenn's first flight ushered in the modern era of space exploration for America. His landmark return to space represented the final chapter of space exploration in the 20th century. (30 mins.)
Stars: Jack Webb
 
86.
The Road to the Wall (1962 Documentary)
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A brief summary on Comumunism, its origins with Marx, passing through two world wars which leads all the way to the Berlin Wall. Oscar nominated documentary narrated by James Cagney. (33 mins.)
 
87.
The Five Cities of June (1963 Documentary)
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(26 mins.)
 
88.
The Spirit of America (1963 Documentary)
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89.
Thirty Million Letters (1963 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
Director: James Ritchie
 
90.
To Live Again (1963 Documentary)
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91.
140 Days Under the World (1964 Documentary)
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92.
Breaking the Habit (1965 Documentary)
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(5 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
93.
Children Without (1965 Documentary)
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This docudrama chronicles the life of a young girl and her brother who come from the Detroit "projects."... (29 mins.)
 
94.
Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak (1967 Documentary)
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(20 mins.)
Director: John Feeney
 
95.
Mural on Our Street (1965 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Dee Dee Halleck
 
96.
Ouverture (1965 Documentary)
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(9 mins.)
 
97.
Point of View (1966 Documentary)
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98.
Yeats Country (1965 Documentary)
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(18 mins.)
Director: Patrick Carey
 
99.
Adolescence (1966 Documentary)
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Director: Marin Karmitz
 
100.
Cowboy (1966 Documentary)
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