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Pett and Pott

Synopsis
An experimental propaganda film made to encourage people to use the telephone. Equally it is a satire on suburban life and middle-class respectability. The film experiments with various sound techniques - the soundtrack was recorded first and the images were added afterwards. Humphrey Jennings features in a small acting part as a grocer, and was the set designer.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w 33 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1934
Availability
Hire
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
experimental film & video; GPO; suburbs; telephones

Credits

Director
Alberto Cavalcanti
Producer
John Grierson
Contributor
Basil Wright; Humphrey Jennings; Stuart Legg

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Sponsor

Name

GPO Film Unit

Distributor

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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