With The March of Time (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Crusade in the Pacific (1951– )

30 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The Pacific was a key battle ground during World War II. Combat here changed the tides of the war.

Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Kentaro Buma, Frank Gibney, Weston C. Pullen

Votes: 87

2. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Director: Mac Carter | Stars: Christopher Nolan, Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Portman, Sam Huntington

Votes: 1,074

3. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

Votes: 231

4. Crusade in Europe (1949– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary, News, War

7.2
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Based on the title of General Eisenhower's book, combat film from from World War II. This was the first documentary series produced for television.

Stars: Maurice Joyce, Westbrook Van Voorhis, Hugh James, Dwight D. Eisenhower

Votes: 35

5. Inside Nazi Germany (1938)

Approved | 18 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.7
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In Volume 4, No. 6, The March of Time producers released their first single-subject issue, a journalistic exposition of the Nazi reign in 1938 Germany, with newsreel cuts of Adolf Hitler, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Glenn | Stars: Jackson Beck, William E. Dodd, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 168

6. We Are the Marines (1942)

70 min | Documentary

6.2
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The history of the Corps, from Colonial times to the present day (1942, that is). The film's midsection details the arduous training procedure of the Few and the Proud at Parris Island and ... See full summary »

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Votes: 8

7. The Golden Twenties (1950)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

6.6
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Feature-length compilation of 1920s newsreel footage, with commentary about news, sports, lifestyles, and historical figures.

Stars: Robert Q. Lewis, Frederick Lewis Allen, Elmer Davis, Allen Prescott

Votes: 16

8. A Chance to Live (1949)

18 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Director: James L. Shute

Votes: 22

9. The Movies March On (1939)

22 min | Short, Documentary

5.7
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A "March of Time" presentation of the evolution of movies compiled primarily from film clips of silent movies through the early sound pictures to the present (1939) date. Industry ... See full summary »

Stars: Renée Adorée, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Theda Bara, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 15

10. Auschwitz Krakow Trial 1947 (1948)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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The Auschwitz trial began on November 24, 1947, in Kraków, when Polish authorities (the Supreme National Tribunal) tried 40 former staff of the Auschwitz concentration camps. The trials ended on December 22, 1947.

Director: Jean Pages | Stars: Han Aumeier, Therese Brandl, Alfred Eimer, Maximilian Grabner

11. The Ramparts We Watch (1940)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

5.9
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America learns the value of wartime preparedness in de Rochemont's study of World War I's effect on average citizens.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: John Adair, John Summers, Julia Kent, Ellen Prescott

Votes: 16

12. The Cold War: Act 1 - France (1948)

Approved | 19 min | Short, History

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The subject deals with Europe's problem of economic recovery, following WWII, and the struggle against the expanding pressure by Russia. The film shows that the Communists lost their first ... See full summary »

Director: Richard De Rochemont | Stars: Jackson Beck, Robert Schuman, Charles de Gaulle, George C. Marshall

13. Is Everybody Listening? (1947)

Approved | 19 min | Documentary, Short

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To answer the title question, eighty-two of every 100 Americans were in 1947, according to the C.E.Hooper survey (the forerunner of the Neilsens)...listening to network radio, that is. ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Allen, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Phil Baker, Jackson Beck

14. Is Everybody Happy? (1946)

Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Part of The March of Time series, this episode (Volume 13, Number 1) deals with the question of whether people are happy. Despite new technology and labor saving devices everywhere, people ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Atlas, Jackson Beck, Dorothy Dix, Earnest Albert Hooton

Votes: 9

15. On Stage! (1949)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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A glimpse into New York theatre life; includes shots of Rex Harrison in "Anne of the Thousand Days" and of Charles Boyer in "Red Gloves."

Stars: Maxwell Anderson, Brooks Atkinson, Jackson Beck, Charles Boyer

16. The Palestine Problem (1945)

17 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Part of the March of Time series, this edition (Volume 10, Number 1) from 1945 deals with the issue of Palestine. With World War II at an end, the issue of Jewish migration to the region ... See full summary »

Stars: Edmund Allenby, Woodrow Wilson

Votes: 13

17. American Beauty (1945)

18 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Part of the March of Time series, this episode (Volume 12, Number 2) focuses entirely on the beauty industry in the USA. With spending of over $1 billion (in 1945) on cosmetic products, it ... See full summary »

Stars: Arlene Francis, Westbrook Van Voorhis

Votes: 14

18. End of an Empire? (1947)

Approved | 18 min | Documentary, Short

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This edition of "The March of Time" details in on the issue of Holland and its Far East colonies as a problem of world importance. It shows how Holland, a small European country ruled by a ... See full summary »

Star: Jackson Beck

19. This Is Russia (1952)

62 min | Documentary

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Star: Thomas J. Frawley

20. The March of Time: Volume 3, Number 11 (1937)

16 min | Short

7.0
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Segments: "Poland and War," "Dogs for Sale," and "U.S. Dust Bowl."

Stars: Hugh H. Bennett, Harry E. Claus, Joseph Goebbels, Herbert Lehman

Votes: 7

21. Norway in Revolt (1941)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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22. The March of Time: Volume 1, Number 5 (1937)

19 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Stars: Fred Allen, Phil Baker, Jackson Beck, Jack Benny

Votes: 5

23. 18 Million Orphans (1945)

Approved | 17 min | Short, History, News

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This March-of-Time entry presents a kaleidoscopic analysis of the hardships facing the Filipino people at the end of World War II. In contrast to the scenes of war's devastation are ... See full summary »

Director: Richard De Rochemont | Stars: Jackson Beck, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur

24. Flight Plan for Freedom (1951)

Approved | 19 min | Documentary, Short, News

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A report on the Strategic Air Command of the U. S. Air Force aboard a giant B-36 on a simulated intercontinental bombing mission. After glimpses of air bases in Nebraska,Texas and England, ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Shute | Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

25. Strategy for Victory (1951)

Approved | 18 min | Documentary, Short, News

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This edition of the March of Time views the tactics the Russians have used to build up their strength in Europe, following World War Two, and the actions the United States is using, the ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Shute | Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower

26. Thumbs Up, Texas! (1941)

Approved | 18 min | Short, News

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The March of Time arches into Texas and discovers oil wells, cattle ranchers, mountains, prairies, forests, lakes, beaches, universities, and no small amount of financial wheeler-dealers in... See full summary »

Director: Jack Glenn | Stars: Cal Tinney, Amon C. Carter, Karl Hoblitzelle

27. The March of Time: Volume 1, Number 3 (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Documentary, Short, News

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This third entry of The March of Time shorts, produced by the publishers of Time and Life Magazines, explores the munitions game of Sir Basil Zaharoff, closing with a shot of white-crossed ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Glenn | Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Huey P. Long, Basil Zaharoff

28. The March of Time: Crisis in Iran (1951)

Approved | 19 min | Documentary, Short, History

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The next-to-last March of Time (Volume 17, Number 5) short distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation examines the 1950-51 crisis in Iran,"that could plunge the world into a ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Shute | Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

29. Battlefields of the Pacific (1941)

Approved | 22 min | Documentary, Short, History

3.0
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Other than newsreels, this is the first film (feature or short), relating to the United States' entry into World War II, released after the Japanese sneak-attack on Pearl Harbor. It, in ... See full summary »

Director: Frank P. Donovan | Star: Jackson Beck

Votes: 5

30. Youth in Crisis (1943)

19 min | Documentary, Drama, Short

6.1
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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. There is a vast increase of youth crime, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lewis B. Hershey, J. Edgar Hoover

Votes: 19

31. The Holy Year at the Vatican (1950)

Approved | 66 min | Documentary, History, News

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Directors: Anthony Muto, Jean Pages | Stars: Fulton J. Sheen, Kenny Delmar, Robert J. Gannon

32. Mid Century: Half Way to Where? (1950)

17 min | Short, Documentary

5.4
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This edition of the March of Time series takes a brief look backwards at where the world has come in the first 50 years of the century, and then presents a number of prominent people who ... See full summary »

Stars: Omar N. Bradley, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Gene Krupa

Votes: 10

33. Crisis in the Pacific (1939)

17 min | Short, News

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Part of the March of Time series, this episode (Volume 6, Number 5) from December 1939 focuses on the potential risks and growing conflict in the Far East. While much of the USA is focused ... See full summary »

Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

34. Problem Drinkers (1946)

19 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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This edition of the March of Time series (Volume 12, Number 11) deals with the growing problem of alcoholism ins the USA. It emphasizes that alcoholics are not bad people but have an ... See full summary »

Star: Don Haggerty

Votes: 15

35. Teen-Age Girls (1945)

16 min | Short

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Part of the March of Time series, this episode (Volume 11, Number 11) focuses on a new sociological phenomenon - the teen-age girl. She is recognized as unique, with a mind of her own and ... See full summary »

Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

36. Upbeat in Music (1943)

Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Director: Frank P. Donovan | Stars: Marian Anderson, Tex Beneke, Perry Como, Tommy Dorsey

37. The State of the Nation (1939)

Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short, History

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A survey of the condition of the nation as Congress convenes in Washington, D.C. Congressial leaders make a few brief statements. The narrator then talks of a survey, by Fortune Magazine, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Glenn | Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Howard Coonley, Franklin D. Roosevelt

38. The March of Time: Men of Medicine (1938)

Approved | 20 min | Documentary, Short, News

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Director: James L. Shute | Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

39. Tomorrow's Mexico (1946)

Approved | 19 min | Short, History, News

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Post-World War II Mexico is shown as struggling to become a leader in South and North American affairs, while highlights of its history, a blend of revolutions and fiery elections is shown.... See full summary »

Director: Richard De Rochemont | Stars: Jackson Beck, Manuel Avila Camacho, Lázaro Cárdenas, Ezequiel Padilla

40. Germany - Handle with Care! (1947)

Approved | 19 min | Documentary, Short, History

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This "March of Time" entry examines the many problems, both human and economic, that faced the Allies in their respective zones of Germany -- USA, England and Russia -- following the end of... See full summary »

Director: Richard De Rochemont | Star: Jackson Beck

41. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977)

Music, Documentary

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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Mickey Addy, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Babs Ryan's Brothers

42. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Diamonds as Big as the Ritz: The Musical (1977)

Music, Documentary

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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Lionel Bart, Roger Daltrey, Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse

43. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: I Can Hypnotise 'Dis Nation: Ragtime (1977)

Music, Documentary

7.8
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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Rudi Blesh, Eubie Blake, The Houston Grand Opera Company, Como Fife & Drum Corps

Votes: 5

44. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Introduction (1977)

Music, Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Murray the 'K', Joan Baez, Sylvie Barton, The Beatles

Votes: 7

45. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Jungle Music: Jazz (1977)

Music, Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Bix Beiderbecke, Dave Brubeck

Votes: 5

46. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Rude Songs: Vaudeville & Music Hall (1977)

Music, Documentary

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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Flanagan and Allen, Charles Aznavour, Clara Bow, Irving Caesar

47. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Swing That Music!: Swing (1977)

Music, Documentary

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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Dutch Swing College Band

48. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Who's That Comin'?: Blues (1977)

Music, Documentary

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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Ray Charles, Blind Arvella Gray, John Hammond, Billie Holiday

49. Crusade in the Pacific (1951– )
Episode: The Surrender and Occupation of Japan (1951)

Documentary, History, War

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Crusade in the Pacific examines the surrender and occupation of Japan. Japan surrenders unconditionally to the Allies after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The formal instruments of... See full summary »

Director: Arthur B. Tourtellot | Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

50. Crusade in the Pacific (1951– )
Episode: The Pacific in Eruption (1951)

Documentary, History, War

7.8
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Crusade in the Pacific looks at U.S. involvement in the the Pacific theater starting in 1933. It looks at Pearl Harbor, the Burma theater, the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway,... See full summary »

Director: Arthur B. Tourtellot | Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Votes: 8


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