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Paul Rotha (1907–1984)

Paul Rotha was born on June 3, 1907 in London, England as Paul Thompson. He was a director and producer, known for No Resting Place (1951), The World Is Rich (1948) and Life of Adolf Hitler (1961). He died on March 7, 1984 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England. See full bio »

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 1962 De overval
 1961 Cradle of Genius (Documentary short)
 1961 Life of Adolf Hitler (Documentary)
 1948 The World Is Rich (Documentary)
 1947 A City Speaks (Documentary)
 1947 History of Writing (Documentary short)
 1947 The Balance (Short)
 1946 Total War in Britain (Documentary short)
 1946 Land of Promise (Documentary)
 1943 World of Plenty (Documentary short)
 1940 Island People (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1937 Eastern Valley (Short)
 1936 People of Britain (Short)
 1935 Shipyard (Documentary short)
 1935 The Face of Britain (Documentary short)
 1933 Contact (Documentary short)
 1931 Australian Wines (Documentary short)
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Painter, designer, lecturer and art critic. His seminal book "The Film Till Now" (1930), despite being dated, is still considered a valuable reference tool by students. Rotha was best known for directing and producing documentaries on social issues, as well as wartime propaganda films. From 1953 to 1955, he served as BBC's director of documentaries and as president of the New London Film Society.... See more »

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