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1. One Wish Too Many (1956)

56 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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A young boy finds a magic marble that grants him any wish he wants. One day he wishes for a giant steam-roller, and it starts to trash London.

Director: John Durst | Stars: Anthony Richmond, Rosalind Gourgey, John Pike, Terry Cooke

Votes: 23

2. Mr. Horatio Knibbles (1971)

60 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Family

7.5
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A little girl, Mary, is disappointed when she doesn't receive a pet rabbit for her birthday, but then she gets one after all, in the form of an imaginary friend. Mary's parents can't see him, even though she insists that he is real.

Director: Robert Hird | Stars: Lesley Roach, Gary Smith, Rachel Brennock, John Ash

Votes: 67

3. Your Children and You (1946)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Director: Brian Smith

Votes: 5

4. They Also Serve (1940)

10 min | Documentary

6.7
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A drama/documentary in which a matronly housewife performs various low-key good deeds to help keep her family and neighbours (and hence by extension her country) running during the war.

Director: Ruby Grierson

Votes: 23

5. When the Pie Was Opened (1941)

8 min | Short, War

6.3
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A recipe for a wartime vegetable pie.

Director: Len Lye | Stars: Valerie Forrest, Hilda Masters

Votes: 30

6. Kill or Be Killed (1942)

Documentary, Short, War

6.2
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Director: Len Lye | Star: Marius Goring

Votes: 12

7. Air Post (1935)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Shows how mail is delivered by air.

Director: Geoffrey Clark

Votes: 9

8. Anoop and the Elephant (1972)

55 min | Comedy, Family

5.9
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Two English kids meet their friend Anoop Singh and his baby elephant Ranee. The nasty circus owner wants the elephant for his circus and the children decide that they must prevent this.

Director: David Eady | Stars: Anoop Singh, Linda Robson, Phil Daniels, Rachel Brennock

Votes: 25

9. Cable Ship (1933)

12 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Directors: Stuart Legg, Alexander Shaw

Votes: 10

10. The Face of Scotland (1938)

14 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.8
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The history of Scotland and the factors that have shaped the character of its people.

Director: Basil Wright | Stars: John Laurie, John Grierson

Votes: 8

11. Children at School (1937)

23 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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A documentary looking at the education system in 1930's Britain.

Director: Basil Wright | Star: H. Wilson Harris

Votes: 9

12. Island People (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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Directors: Philip Leacock, Paul Rotha

Votes: 12

13. Choose Cheese (1940)

5 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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One of the first documentaries to use statistics and scientific evidence to get people to choose cheese over eating meat to help with food shortages during World War 2.

Director: Ruby Grierson | Star: Alec Clunes

Votes: 10

14. The Hunch (1967)

55 min | Family, Adventure

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A pleasure cruiser is abandoned by all aboard and Ian, Janet and Harry, children of a trawler skipper go out in their launch to claim her. They are marooned on the cruiser by accident and saved by a rival trawler skipper.

Director: Sarah Erulkar | Stars: Alex Norton, Gordon Robb, Amanda Jones, Ross Campbell

15. A Seaman's Story (1942)

7 min | Short, War

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Director: John Taylor

16. Soldier, Sailor (1944)

51 min | Drama, War

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Director: Alexander Shaw | Stars: Rosamund John, Jean Kent, Charles Victor, Jean Cadell

17. Harmony Lane (1954)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Variety show with comedy, singing, ballet, skating, and dance routines in 3-D.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Svetlana Beriosova, The Beverley Sisters, Jack Billings, Dora Bryan

18. What's for Dinner (1940)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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Director: Ruby Grierson | Star: Alec Clunes

19. The Londoners (1939)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: John Taylor | Star: Howard Marshall

20. The Fourth Estate: A Film of a British Newspaper (1940)

Documentary

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Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Dennis Arundell, Geoffrey Bell, Nicholas Hannen

21. Why a Secretary? (1974)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Euan Pearson | Stars: David Brierly, Peter Hager, Jane Lowe, Elizabeth Proud

22. Science in the Orchestra (1950)

Documentary

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Director: Alex Strasser

23. Advance Democracy! (1938)

17 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Bert, a crane driver in the London docks, is persuaded to listen to a radio programme about the Co-operative movement by his wife May. He is roused to lead his workmates to march in a May Day workers' demonstration.

Director: Ralph Bond | Stars: Fred Baker, Kathleen Gibbons

24. Cargo for Ardrossan (1939)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ruby Grierson

25. Jewellery Through 7000 Years (1979)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: G.L. Weinbren

26. Children Growing Up with Other People (1947)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Margaret Thomson | Star: Bruce Belfrage

27. Over the Sea to Skye (1961)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Director: Hans Nieter | Stars: Fiona Campbell, John MacLeod, Duncan McIntyre

28. And Gladly Would He Learn (1964)

36 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Rodney Giesler | Star: John Stockbridge

29. Newspaper Train (1942)

6 min | Short

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Director: Len Lye

30. You, Your Pets and Neighbours (1972)

Documentary, Short

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The training and care of domestic pets.

Director: Rhonda Small | Star: Sidney James

31. X-ray Diffraction (1968)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: John Sharples | Star: William Lawrence Bragg

32. The Smoke Menace (1937)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: John Taylor | Star: Peter Hine

33. Police Command (1976)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Clive Mitchell | Stars: Rupert Ormerod, John Stockbridge

34. A Song for Prince Charlie (1959)

19 min | Short, Music

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Director: Hans Nieter | Star: Duncan McIntyre

35. Children Learning by Experience (1947)

Short, Documentary

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Director: Margaret Thomson | Star: Bruce Belfrage

36. Strange Behaviour (1980)

Short, Fantasy

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Director: Antony Penrose | Stars: Fred Baker, Rebecca Harbord, Robert Isaac, Anthony Van Laast

37. Your Children's Sleep (1948)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jane Massy

38. Spring on the Farm (1933)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Evelyn Cherry

39. Six Foods for Fitness (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ruby Grierson

40. Steps of the Ballet (1948)

24 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Robert Helpmann explains, and dancers from the Covent Garden and Sadler's Wells troupes demonstrate, basic steps and movements of the dance as a new ballet is rehearsed and performed.

Director: Muir Mathieson | Stars: Robert Helpmann, Jeanne Artois, Michael Bayston, Arthur Benjamin

41. Victory Over Darkness (1942)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Max Anderson

42. The Harvest Shall Come (1942)

38 min | Short

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Director: Max Anderson | Stars: Bruce Belfrage, Edmund Willard, Eileen Beldon, Ernest Borrow

43. Looking at Gold and Silver (1963)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Adrian de Potier, Anthony Hinton, J.B. Holmes | Stars: John Bryning, William Russell

44. Clearing the Air (1965)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Alex Strasser | Star: Gordon Henry Davies

45. Penicillin (1944)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Kay Mander, Alexander Shaw | Star: Valentine Dyall

46. The Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci (1953)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Adrian de Potier | Stars: Nicholas Blake, Laurence Olivier

47. Frontiers of Power (1967)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Ken Fairbairn | Star: Gordon Henry Davies

48. Give Him Air (1971)

Documentary, Short

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Director: John Sharples | Star: David Brierly

49. The Plan and the People (1945)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Frank Sainsbury | Stars: Alfie Bass, Neville Mapp

50. A Place for Gold (1960)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Basil Wright | Stars: Jean Anderson, Gerald Benney, Glyn Dearman, David Markham



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