|The Numbers Start with the River|
|Produced by||Donald Wrye|
|Edited by||Robert Estrin|
|Distributed by||United States Information Agency|
The Numbers Start with the River is a 1971 American short documentary film about life in small river towns in America's heartland. Produced by Donald Wrye for the United States Information Agency, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
- Educational film/video locator. Vol. 2. Consortium of University Film Centers and R.R. Bowker. 1986. p. 2160. ISBN 9780835221818.
- "The 44th Academy Awards (1972) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
- The Numbers Start with the River at IMDb
- The Numbers Start with the River at the National Archives and Records Administration