MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 158,910 this week

News for the Navy (1937)

 -  Short
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 45 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 433 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 50 titles
created 14 Feb 2012
 
a list of 339 titles
created 28 Sep 2012
 
a list of 4190 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: News for the Navy (1937)

News for the Navy (1937) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of News for the Navy.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Evelyn Corbett
J.F. Hoggard
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Visatone Marconi)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great...if you insanely interested in knowing how they handled mail back in 1937!
5 March 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Norman McLaren was a very prolific Canadian animator who was born in the UK. Most of his films would be described as 'arty' and are pretty much unknown here in the States. However, I've seen several of his films on various DVD collections and I like these sorts of shorts--and was thrilled to see a seven disk set of his work. This particular short is from the first disk.

It begins with a sailor from the HMS Incredible (an imaginary ship) kissing his girl goodbye at the train station. Then, the film becomes a dull little documentary explaining how a loved one can write to a sailor--as you have no idea where they are once they're abroad. However, instead of just saying that you send the mail to a post box, you are shown the actual process through which it goes from the mailbox to the sorting location to the ship. Why anyone would want to see all this is beyond me--perhaps it's for Obsessive-Compulsives who insist on knowing. I am just happy enough to know it gets there.

Unlike many of the director's films, this is a live-action film not an animated art film. And, unlike his art films, this one completely bored me and will do the same to any sane person.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss News for the Navy (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page