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Basil Wright (1907–1987)

Producer/director Basil Wright was born in London, England, in 1907. He got into the film industry as one of the first members of pioneering documentary filmmaker John Grierson's Empire Marketing Board in 1931. In 1936 he directed, with Harry Watt, the well-received Night Mail (1936), and the next year he formed, with Alberto Cavalcanti, the ... See full bio »


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Night Mail
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Waters of Time
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The Song of Ceylon
This Was Japan
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 1960 A Place for Gold (Documentary short) (producer)
 1958 The Immortal Land (Documentary short) (producer)
 1956 The Stained Glass at Fairford (Documentary short) (producer)
 1956 One Wish Too Many (producer)
 1952 The Boy Kumasenu (associate producer)
 1951 Waters of Time (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Children on Trial (Documentary) (producer)
 1946 It Might Be You (Short) (producer)
 1946 Town Meeting of the World (Documentary short) (producer)
 1945 A Diary for Timothy (Short documentary) (producer)
 1945 Farm Work (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1945 This Was Japan (Documentary short) (producer)
 1945 The Channel Islands 1940-1945 (Short) (producer)
 1943 Lift Your Heads (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Subject for Discussion (Documentary short) (producer - as Basil Charles Wright)
 1942 London Scrapbook (Short) (associate producer)
 1942 The Battle for Freedom (Short) (producer)
 1942 The Harvest Shall Come (Short) (producer)
 1941 Canteen on Wheels (Short) (associate producer)
 1941 Living with Strangers (Short) (associate producer)
 1941 The Green Girdle (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 A Good Landfall (Short) (producer)
 1941 Adeste Fideles (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Queen's Messengers (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1940 London Can Take It! (Documentary short) (associate producer - uncredited)
 1939 The Londoners (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1938 Advance Democracy! (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 The Smoke Menace (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Rainbow Dance (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Night Mail (Short documentary) (producer)
 1936 The Fairy of the Phone (Short) (producer)
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