Somerville Library's DVDs

Here is an up to date listing of all the titles Somerville College Library currently has available for loan to members

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1.
All About My Mother (1999)
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Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
 
2.
Alphaville (1965)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry' ” - mtroper
 
3.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
 
4.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition ” - mtroper
 
5.
L'Atalante (1934)
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition ” - mtroper
 
6.
Bad Education (2004)
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An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends. (106 mins.)
 
7.
Breathless (1960)
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry' ” - mtroper
 
8.
Casque d'Or (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie... (96 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
9.
One Hundred Steps (2000)
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"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti... (114 mins.)
“ Under Italian title "I Cento Passi" ” - mtroper
 
10.
Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Follows the "Beckett on Film" project, which produced film adaptations of Samuel Beckett's nineteen plays. (52 mins.)
Director: Pearse Lehane
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset ” - mtroper
 
11.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
 
12.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
 
13.
Footfalls (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(27 mins.)
Director: Walter D. Asmus
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset ” - mtroper
 
14.
The 400 Blows (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
“ 'Les 400 coups' [French title on case]

Part of a Truffaut boxset, also containing 'Stolen Kisses', 'Bed and Board' and 'L'amour en fuite' (which appear as separate entries on this list), and two film shorts: 'Les mistons' and 'Antoine et Colette' ” - mtroper
 
15.
Stolen Kisses (1968)
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After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women. (90 mins.)
“ 'Baiser volés' [French title on case]

Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above ” - mtroper
 
16.
Bed & Board (1970)
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Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers... (100 mins.)
“ 'Domicile conjugal'

Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above ” - mtroper
 
17.
Love on the Run (1979)
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Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine... (94 mins.)
“ Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above ” - mtroper
 
18.
La Haine (1995)
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. (98 mins.)
“ We have two copies of this, one of which is kept as a spare in the Library Office ” - mtroper
 
19.
Krapp's Last Tape (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An old man listens to a tape of himself as a 39 year old. (58 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: John Hurt
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
20.
The Last Laugh (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ 'Der letzte Mann'

'Masters of Cinema' version, including special features and 36-page booklet with writing by F.W. Murnau (director) ” - mtroper
 
21.
M (1931)
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
22.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
“ Series One boxset (donated by Dani Rabinowitz) ” - mtroper
 
23.
Made in U.S.A (1966)
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Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité... (90 mins.)
Director: JLG
“ Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry' ” - mtroper
 
24.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ 'Masters of Cinema' edition - 2-disc boxset including special features (original German intertitles; original 1927 orchestral score etc.) and 28-page booklet with extensive restoration notes and an essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum ” - mtroper
 
25.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ 'Masters of Cinema' edition - 2-discs + 80-page booklet containing articles on th film, a newly translated archival piece on vampires and more ” - mtroper
 
26.
Not I (2000 Short Film)
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A young woman sits down in a chair. Only her mouth is visible as she begins to speak at a rapid clip, describing events that she insists did not really happen to her. (14 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
27.
Ohio Impromptu (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A reader tells a sad story to a listener, who only knocks in response. (11 mins.)
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
28.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
29.
Godard's Passion (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making... (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry' ” - mtroper
 
30.
Rough for Theatre I (2000 Short Film)
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An old blind beggar and an old cripple in a wheelchair meet on a desolate street corner. The latter proposes that the two form an alliance, but the men are not destined to get along together. (17 mins.)
Director: Kieron J. Walsh
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
31.
Run Lola Run (1998)
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After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
32.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
33.
South Riding (1974 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
“ Based on the Winifred Holtby (Old Somervillian) novel ” - mtroper
 
34.
South Riding (2011 Mini-Series)
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In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.
“ Based on the Winifred Holtby (Old Somervillian) novel ” - mtroper
 
35.
The Student of Prague (1913)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal... (85 mins.)
 
36.
Taris (1931 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jean Vigo films the talents of great swimming champion Jean Taris performing different acts. Vigo film technique allied with Taris swimming style are intertwined with grace and effect. (10 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
Stars: Jean Taris
“ Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition ” - mtroper
 
37.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
 
38.
Three Colors: White (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Second of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society shows a Polish immigrant who wants to get even with his former wife. (91 mins.)
 
39.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
40.
Going Places (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble... (150 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
41.
Volver (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
 
42.
Waiting for Godot (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave. (120 mins.)
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

Box also includes 'Beckett on film: souvenir book from the Beckett on film project' ” - mtroper
 
43.
War and Peace (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife... (427 mins.)
“ Special 5-disc boxset ” - mtroper
 
44.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
“ Seasons 1-7 stored in glass fronted cabinet ” - mtroper
 
45.
What Where (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
There are five survivors in a futuristic library. Bam is their supreme dictator, and has the others interrogated and tortured, believing them to have said where. What Bam means is unclear, but he distrusts all. (13 mins.)
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
46.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
47.
Zero for Conduct (1933 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day. (44 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition ” - mtroper
 
48.
Come and Go (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(8 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset ” - mtroper
 
49.
Act Without Words I (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A hot, thirsty man in the desert is tormented when the things he needs drop from the sky only to disappear again or hover out of his reach. (16 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
Stars: Sean Foley
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
50.
Happy Days (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A middle-aged woman, half-buried in the earth, chatters away to a taciturn man, who lives in a hole behind her. Later, she is buried up to her neck, and the man does not seem to be about. (79 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
51.
Catastrophe (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A stage director and his female assistant find the blackest protagonist possible, then make him up as white as possible, to create the titular character. (6 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
52.
Rough for Theatre II (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two bureaucrats discuss the potential suicide of a man standing perfectly still in front of a door that opens into the night sky and a fatal drop. (29 mins.)
Director: Katie Mitchell
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
53.
Breath (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The camera swoops down on a circular area, seemingly suspended in space. It is filled with medical waste and other trash. A labored exhalation is heard. Then it stops. Then it starts again, culminating in a windy, dying sigh. (2 mins.)
Director: Damien Hirst
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset ” - mtroper
 
54.
That Time (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The disembodied head of an old man with long white hair listens to three of his own voices: that of maturity, youth and old age. (20 mins.)
Director: Charles Garrad
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset ” - mtroper
 
55.
Endgame (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Hamm is blind and unable to stand; Clov, his servant, is unable to sit; Nagg and Nell are his father and mother, who are legless and live in dustbins. Together they live in a room with two windows, but there may be nothing at all outside. (84 mins.)
Director: Conor McPherson
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
56.
Act Without Words II (2001 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
On a strip of film exist a pile of clothes and two men in bags. The two men conduct their lives in isolation of each other: when one is awake, the other is asleep in his bag. (11 mins.)
Director: Enda Hughes
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
57.
A Piece of Monologue (2001 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
As the rain patters outside, an old man talks to himself about birth, death, funerals, lamps, missing pictures and "loved ones" - a term he perpetually avoids using. (20 mins.)
Director: Robin Lefevre
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
58.
Play (2001 Short Film)
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The land is filled with people in urns chattering at top speed, but only to themselves, not to one another. The focus goes to three people: a man, his mistress and his wife. (16 mins.)
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
59.
Rockaby (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An old woman in a rocking chair listens to a disembodied voice (her own) that recounts her life and that of her mother's. When the voice stops, she calls for more. (14 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
“ Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured) ” - mtroper
 
60.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down. (43 mins.)
“ Seasons 1 and 2 (donated by Dani Rabinowitz) ” - mtroper
 
61.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A juvenile offender impresses the reform school Governor with running abilities. He is in turn given special privileges to encourage him to win a race against the local public school, but he is therefore teased his fellow rebellious peers. (104 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
62.
Alfie (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. (114 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
63.
Zulu (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
64.
Carry on Camping (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday... (88 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
65.
Sapphire (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white... (92 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
66.
The Edge of the World (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland. (81 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
67.
Victim (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself... (90 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
68.
Billy Elliot (2000)
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A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
69.
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury... (124 mins.)
“ From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
70.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
“ Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection ” - mtroper
 
71.
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'. (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Cornelius
“ Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection

From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
72.
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. (78 mins.)
“ Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection

From History Special Subject reading list ” - mtroper
 
73.
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons. (85 mins.)
“ Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection ” - mtroper
 
74.
The Ladykillers (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. (91 mins.)
“ Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection ” - mtroper
 
75.
Industrial Britain (1931 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(21 mins.)
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
76.
Shipyard (1935 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The building and launch of an ocean liner. (24 mins.)
Director: Paul Rotha
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
77.
Workers and Jobs (1935 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(15 mins.)
Director: Arthur Elton
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
78.
Housing Problems (1935 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Slum conditions, slum clearance, bright new public housing. (16 mins.)
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
79.
Children at School (1937 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(23 mins.)
Director: Basil Wright
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
80.
Farewell Topsails (1937 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(9 mins.)
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
81.
To-Day We Live: A Film of Life in Britain (1937 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(23 mins.)
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
82.
Eastern Valley (1937 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(16 mins.)
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
83.
People of Britain (1936 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(3 mins.)
Director: Paul Rotha
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
84.
If War Should Come (1939 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
“ On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
85.
Britain at Bay (1940 Documentary)
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Britons rally together to defend the island against the Nazis who were occupying neighbouring countries. (7 mins.)
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
86.
Transfer of Skill (1940 Documentary)
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The application of peace-time skills to war production.
Director: Geoffrey Bell
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
87.
They Also Serve (1940 Documentary)
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A drama/documentary in which a matronly housewife performs various low-key good deeds to help keep her family and neighbours (and hence by extension her country) running during the war. (10 mins.)
Director: Ruby Grierson
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
88.
Tomorrow Is Theirs (1940 Documentary)
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(10 mins.)
Director: James Carr
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
89.
Words for Battle (1941 Documentary)
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Poetry by Rudyard Kipling, John Milton, and William Blake, and excerpts from speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill... (8 mins.)
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
90.
Ordinary People (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary about an average day during the Blitz. (28 mins.)
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
91.
Five and Under (1941 Documentary)
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Childcare for working women during the Second World War. (18 mins.)
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
92.
Night Shift (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary short film depicting the work in a British armaments plant in which the night shift consists of women workers. (14 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
93.
The Countrywomen (1941 Short Film)
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World War II propaganda film that shows the war-time agricultural work of women from the Women's Institute. (14 mins.)
Director: John Page
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
94.
Summer on the Farm (1943 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Ralph Keene
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
95.
Listen to Britain (1942 Documentary)
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A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration. (20 mins.)
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
96.
Builders (1942 Documentary)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Pat Jackson
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
97.
Words and Actions (1943 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Max Anderson
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
98.
A Diary for Timothy (1945 Documentary)
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This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World... (40 mins.)
“ On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper
 
99.
Land of Promise (1946 Documentary)
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Described as a 'film argument' about homes and houses, this film is in three parts showing houses as they were, houses as they are and houses as they might be. (67 mins.)
Director: Paul Rotha
“ On Disc Three of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

Plus 'The Balance', by the same director (Paul Rotha), from 1947, but which doesn't have a separate entry on IMDb ” - mtroper
 
100.
What a Life (1948 Short Film)
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Two businessmen make a pact to end it all. After several failed attempts, something happens which changes their mind. (12 mins.)
Director: Michael Law
“ On Disc Three of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list) ” - mtroper