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Release Date:
4 June 1934 (UK) See more »
David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard (when we still built ships). The... See more » | Add synopsis »
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No classic, often unwatchable, but a valuable intimation of its director's future genius. See more (6 total) »


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Leslie Banks ... David Barr
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 ... Bassett
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Carney ... Mr. Lindsey (uncredited)
Jack Lambert ... Police Inspector (uncredited)

John Laurie ... Wages Accountant (uncredited)
Frederick Piper ... Mr. McWilliams (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... Testing Official (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Powell 
Writing credits
Jerome Jackson (by) &
Michael Powell (by)

L. du Garde Peach (dialogue) (as L. Du G. Peach)

Produced by
Michael Balcon .... executive producer
Jerome Jackson .... producer
Cinematography by
Leslie Rowson 
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Barkas 
Art Direction by
Alfred Junge 
Costume Design by
Gordon Conway 
Sound Department
A. Birch .... sound recordist (as G. Birch)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Red Ensign" - UK (original title)
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69 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (British Acoustic)

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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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Movie Connections:
Remade as The Shipbuilders (1943)See more »
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
No classic, often unwatchable, but a valuable intimation of its director's future genius., 26 January 2000
Author: Darragh O' Donoghue ( from Dublin, Ireland

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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