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30s Britain Volume 1: Granton Trawler

Synopsis
Collection of five films from the GPO Film Unit. ‘Granton Trawler’ (1934) directed by John Grierson. About a trawler fishing on the Viking Bank. ‘Coal Face’ (1935) directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. An experiment in sound in a coal mine. ‘A Job in a Million’ (1940) directed by Evelyn Spice. A young cockney lad trains as a messenger boy with the Post Office. ‘Spare Time’ (1939) directed by Humphrey Jennings. Workers in the steel, cotton and coal industries at leisure. ‘The City’ (1939) directed by Ralph Elton. The growth and development of London. How the Post Office helped ease congestion with its own underground railway.
Series
Gpo Classic Collection, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
coal mines; fishing; fishing industries; postal services; GPO Film Unit

Credits

Director
Alberto Cavalcanti; Humphrey Jennings; John Grierson; Ralph Elton

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

GPO Film Unit

Distributor

Name

Panamint Cinema

Email
cinema@panamint.co.uk
Web
http://www.panamint.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01505 834936
Address
Abercorn Schoolhouse
Whitequarries
Broxburn
West Lothian, Scotland
EH52 6PZ

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