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John Grierson (I) (1898–1972)


John Grierson was born on April 26, 1898 in Kilmadock, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He was a producer and writer, known for Child's Play (1954), Brandy for the Parson (1952) and Scotch on the Rocks (1953). He was married to Margaret Grierson. He died on February 19, 1972 in Bath, Somerset, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Child's Play Producer
(1954)
(1952)
(1953)
Drifters Director
(1929)

Filmography

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 1956 Man of Africa (producer)
 1954 Child's Play (executive producer)
 1954 Devil on Horseback (producer)
 1953 Edge of Divorce (executive producer - uncredited)
 1953 The Horse's Mouth (executive producer)
 1953 Scotch on the Rocks (executive producer)
 1952 Miss Robin Hood (executive producer)
 1952 The Brave Don't Cry (executive producer)
 1952 Time, Gentlemen, Please! (executive producer)
 1952 You're Only Young Twice (executive producer)
 1952 Brandy for the Parson (executive producer)
 1952 Judgment Deferred (executive producer)
 1942 The Invasion of North Africa (Short) (series producer)
 1939 The Londoners (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 On the Fishing Banks of Skye (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 The Face of Scotland (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 North Sea (Documentary short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1937 A Job in a Million (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Children at School (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Daily Round (Short) (producer)
 1937 The Line to Tschierva Hut (Documentary) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 The Saving of Bill Blewitt (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 The Smoke Menace (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 We Live in Two Worlds (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Coal Face (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 BBC: The Voice of Britain (Documentary) (producer)
 1935 A Colour Box (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1934 6.30 Collection (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Post-Haste (Documentary short) (A John Grierson Production)
 1934 The Song of Ceylon (Short documentary) (producer)
 1934 Weather Forecast (Short) (producer)
 1934 Granton Trawler (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Cable Ship (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Spring on the Farm (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 The Coming of the Dial (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 The Country Comes to Town (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1932 O'er Hill and Dale (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Industrial Britain (Documentary short) (producer - as Grierson)
 1931 Shadow on the Mountains (Documentary short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book (w/Forsyth Hardy, ed.): "John Grierson on Documentary".

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Grierson
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The story of the documentary movement is the story of how, not without a scar or two, we got by.

Trivia:

He was instrumental in establishing and developing the National Film Board of Canada. To recognize this, in 1972 the Governor General of Canada contacted the government of Canada to negotiate an amendment to the Order of Canada's constitution to allow Grierson, who was not a Canadian citizen, to be appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada. The Cabinet scheduled a meeting to formalize this ... See more »

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