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Strike! (1934)

Red Ensign (original title)
David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard (when we still built ships). The shipyard is in financial trouble but Barr has a design for a new ship that will save them... See full summary »

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Carol Goodner ...
June MacKinnon
Frank Vosper ...
Lord Dean
Alfred Drayton ...
Manning
Campbell Gullan ...
Hannay
Percy Parsons ...
Casey
Fewlass Llewellyn ...
Sir Gregory
Henry Oscar ...
Raglan
Allan Jeayes ...
Grierson
Donald Calthrop ...
Macleod
Henry Caine ...
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David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard (when we still built ships). The shipyard is in financial trouble but Barr has a design for a new ship that will save them all. Can he get the ship built in spite of the opposition from his own bankers as well as the rival shipbuilders and their infiltrated militants. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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4 June 1934 (UK)  »

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£12,000 (estimated)
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(British Acoustic)

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1.37 : 1
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Also known as "The Red Ensign" See more »

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[Of shipyard cranes.]
David Barr: Big aren't they ?
June MacKinnon: Terrifying. How are they worked?
David Barr: Bad language mostly.
June MacKinnon: Yours?
David Barr: No, mine hasn't the necessary horsepower.
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Remade as The Shipbuilders (1943) See more »

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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Written by Wallis Willis
Played at piano by Carol Goodner
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No classic, often unwatchable, but a valuable intimation of its director's future genius.
26 January 2000 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

In many ways this is a dreadful film - poor production values; stereotypical characters; atrocious acting; reactionary politics; and a dull story about saving British shipyards. And yet this quota quickie was directed by Michael Powell, and reveals early on much of his brilliance - his portrayal of dangerous heroes; his ability to streak the everyday with both the Romantic and the disturbing; his often stunning use of montage and the camera - some of his amazing compositions, tilts and pans are wasted here. A must-see to watch a Portrait Of A Genius As A Young Apprentice.


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