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1. Creative Process: Norman McLaren (1993)

117 min | Documentary, Biography

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Writers: Susan Huycke, Donald McWilliams | Directors: Donald McWilliams, Claude Dionne | Stars: John Grierson, Susan Huycke, Norman McLaren, Gavin Millar

2. Hitchcock on Grierson (1965 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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A tribute to the Father of Documentary, by the Master of Suspense.

Writer: Jack Gerson | Stars: John Grierson, Alfred Hitchcock

3. Seawards the Great Ships (1961)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: John Grierson, Clifford Hanley | Director: Hilary Harris | Stars: Kenneth Kendall, Bryden Murdoch

4. The Heart of Scotland (1961)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: John Grierson, John Ormond | Director: Laurence Henson | Star: Bryden Murdoch

5. Rivers at Work (1960)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: John Grierson | Director: Lew Davidson | Star: John Grierson

6. John Grierson (1959)

15 min | Short

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Director: Hazel Wilkinson | Star: John Grierson

7. This Wonderful World (1957– )

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Star: John Grierson

8. Man of Africa (1956)

73 min | Drama

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Writers: Cyril Frankel, Montagu Slater, Anthony Steven | Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Frederick Bijuerenda, Gordon Heath, Violet Mukabuerza

9. Child's Play (1954)

68 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Writers: Peter Blackmore, Don Sharp, Margaret Thomson | Director: Margaret Thomson | Stars: Christopher Beeny, Ernest Scott, Patrick Wells, Ian Smith

10. Devil on Horseback (1954)

88 min | Drama

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Writers: Geoffrey Orme, Neil Paterson, Montagu Slater | Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Googie Withers, John McCallum, Jeremy Spenser, Meredith Edwards

11. The Horse's Mouth (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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An Irish "oracle" foretells the next day's track results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar.

Writers: Robert Barr, Patrick Campbell, Anthony Steven | Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Robert Beatty, Michael Medwin, Virginia McKenna, Mervyn Johns

12. Scotch on the Rocks (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

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A parliamentary delegation is sent to a remote community in the Scottish Highlands where the residents are protesting at their poor links with the outside world. After a few days amongst ... See full summary »

Writers: John Eldridge, Eric Linklater, Alfred Shaughnessy | Director: John Eldridge | Stars: Ronald Squire, Kathleen Ryan, Raymond Huntley, Sebastian Shaw

13. Edge of Divorce (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

5.2
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In post-war London, upper-middle class barrister John Lomax and his wife Barbie decide after several years of constant bickering to divorce. They underestimate the effect of their ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Chetham Strode, Don Sharp | Director: Daniel Birt | Stars: Valerie Hobson, Philip Friend, Norman Wooland, Janette Scott

14. Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

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Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the town of Hayhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan Dance (Eddie ... See full summary »

Writers: R.J. Minney, Peter Blackmore, Val Valentine | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Eddie Byrne, Jane Barrett, Robert Brown, Raymond Lovell

15. Brandy for the Parson (1952)

Approved | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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A young couple get involved with a smuggler.

Writers: Geoffrey Household, Walter Meade, John Dighton | Director: John Eldridge | Stars: James Donald, Kenneth More, Jean Lodge, Frederick Piper

16. Miss Robin Hood (1952)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy

6.5
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Writers: Patrick Campbell, Reed De Rouen, Geoffrey Orme, Val Valentine | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Richard Hearne, James Robertson Justice, Dora Bryan

17. The Brave Don't Cry (1952)

89 min | Drama

6.7
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A story about a true mining accident.

Writers: Montagu Slater, Lindsay Galloway | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: John Gregson, Meg Buchanan, John Rae, Fulton Mackay

18. You're Only Young Twice (1952)

81 min | Comedy

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A new Lord Rector arrives at Skerryvore University, in Scotland, but turns out to be a very attractive young woman, Ada Shore.

Writers: Reginald Beckwith, Terry Bishop, James Bridie, Lindsay Galloway | Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Duncan Macrae, Joseph Tomelty, Patrick Barr, Charles Hawtrey

19. Judgment Deferred (1952)

88 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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A group of very strange men, refugees and casualties of the war, rally round when one of their number is framed by a drug racketeer. Co-opting a well-known journalist to their cause, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara K. Emary, Walter Meade, Geoffrey Orme | Director: John Baxter | Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Helen Shingler, Abraham Sofaer, Leslie Dwyer

20. The Invasion of North Africa (1942)

20 min | Short

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Directors: Stanley Hawes, Stuart Legg

21. The Londoners (1939)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: W.H. Auden, John Taylor | Director: John Taylor | Star: Howard Marshall

22. North Sea (1938)

Approved | 24 min | Drama, Documentary, Short

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A dramatic reconstruction of the fishing trawler 'John Gillman' in trouble in a storm.

Writer: Harry Watt | Director: Harry Watt | Star: Bill Blewitt

23. The Face of Scotland (1938)

Documentary, Short, History

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The history of Scotland and the factors that have shaped the character of its people.

Writer: Basil Wright | Director: Basil Wright | Stars: John Laurie, John Grierson

24. Children at School (1937)

23 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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Director: Basil Wright | Star: H. Wilson Harris

25. Trade Tattoo (1937)

5 min | Short, Animation, Drama

6.5
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Director: Len Lye

26. We Live in Two Worlds (1937)

15 min | Documentary, Short, War

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The author J.B. Priestley delivers a talk about cross-border trade and communications as a benign force, which he contrasts with the military preoccupations of individual nations.

Writer: J.B. Priestley | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Star: J.B. Priestley

27. The Smoke Menace (1937)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: J.B.S. Haldane | Director: John Taylor | Star: Peter Hine

28. Daily Round (1937)

Short

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A simple postman dreams about how his life could be improved

Writer: Richard Massingham | Directors: Richard Massingham, Karl Urbahn | Stars: Russell Waters, Cedra Neville, Richard Massingham, James Donald

29. The Saving of Bill Blewitt (1937)

25 min | Drama, Short

5.9
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A rare dramatic production for the GPO, although it is told in documentary style. It shows two fishermen who lose their boat and manage to save to buy another, and is intended to show people how one can scrimp and save.

Director: Harry Watt | Star: Bill Blewitt

30. The Line to Tschierva Hut (1937)

Documentary

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Director: Alberto Cavalcanti

31. A Job in a Million (1937)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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A Cockney lad trains to be a messenger boy.

Director: Evelyn Cherry

32. Night Mail (1936)

25 min | Short, Documentary

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Shows the special train on which mail is sorted, dropped and collected on the run, and delivered in Scotland overnight.

Writer: W.H. Auden | Directors: Harry Watt, Basil Wright | Stars: Arthur Clark, John Grierson, Stuart Legg, Robert Rae

33. Coal Face (1935)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Documentary showing the dangerous working conditions in a Welsh coal mining community.

Writer: W.H. Auden | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: W.H. Auden, Montagu Slater

34. BBC: The Voice of Britain (1935)

53 min | Documentary

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Director: Stuart Legg | Stars: Adrian Boult, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Henry Hall, BBC Dance Hall Orchestra

35. A Colour Box (1935)

3 min | Short, Animation

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Animated shapes dance to Cuban music. This was one of the first animations to be painted directly onto the film.

Director: Len Lye

36. The Song of Ceylon (1934)

38 min | Short, Documentary

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Writer: Robert Knox | Director: Basil Wright | Star: Lionel Wendt

37. Granton Trawler (1934)

11 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Documentary about the fishing trawler, "Isabella Grieg". We follow her from her base in Granton Harbour, in Edinburgh, right up the east coast of Edinburgh, up to the fishing grounds between Shetland and Norway.

Directors: Edgar Anstey, John Grierson

38. Pett and Pott: A Fairy Story of the Suburbs (1934)

29 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: J.M. Reeves, Marjorie Fone, June Godfrey, Bruce Winston

39. Post-haste (1934)

9 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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Director: Humphrey Jennings

40. Weather Forecast (1934)

20 min | Short

5.8
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Director: Evelyn Cherry

41. The Private Life of the Gannets (1934)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A 1934 GB production that was picked up in 1937 by Educational for 20th Century Fox distribution about the gannet, (a beautiful white and exceedingly graceful bird deemed the best fisherman... See full summary »

Writer: Ronald Lockley | Director: Julian Huxley | Star: A.L. Alexander

42. 6.30 Collection (1934)

15 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Directors: Edgar Anstey, Harry Watt

43. Cable Ship (1933)

12 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Directors: Stuart Legg, Alexander Shaw

44. The Coming of the Dial (1933)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Stuart Legg

45. The Country Comes to Town (1933)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Basil Wright

46. Spring on the Farm (1933)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Evelyn Cherry

47. O'er Hill and Dale (1932)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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An overview of the shepherd's life during the lambing season.

Writer: Andrew Buchanan | Director: Basil Wright | Star: Mr. Martin

48. Industrial Britain (1931)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Star: Donald Calthrop

49. Shadow on the Mountains (1931)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Director: Arthur Elton

50. Drifters (1929)

49 min | Documentary

6.6
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Director: John Grierson