The Titan: Story of Michelangelo

The Titan: Story of Michelangelo is a 1950 German documentary film about the painter and sculptor Michelangelo. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[1]

The Titan: Story of Michelangelo
Directed byRichard Lyford
Written byNorman Borisoff
Produced byRalph Alswang
Robert J. Flaherty
Robert Snyder
Narrated byFredric March
CinematographyHarry Ringger
Edited byRichard Lyford
Distributed byClassic Pictures
Release date
  • 1950 (1950)
Running time
70 minutes

The film was a re-edited version of a German/Swiss film of 1938 originally titled Michelangelo: Life of a Titan, directed by Curt Oertel. The re-edited version put a new English narration by Fredric March and a musical score onto a shorter edit of the existing film. The new credits include Richard Lyford as director and Robert Snyder as producer. The film was edited by Lyford.

The Academy Film Archive preserved The Titan in 2005.[2]




  1. ^ "The 23rd Academy Awards (1951) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.

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