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The Private Life of the Gannets (1934)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | July 1937 (USA)
A 1934 GB production that was picked up in 1937 by Educational for 20th Century Fox distribution about the gannet, (a beautiful white and exceedingly graceful bird deemed the best fisherman... See full summary »

Director:

Julian Huxley

Writer:

Ronald Lockley
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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A 1934 GB production that was picked up in 1937 by Educational for 20th Century Fox distribution about the gannet, (a beautiful white and exceedingly graceful bird deemed the best fisherman in the world), that inhabits a small rocky island off the coast of Wales. One of the few Educational releases that actually was shown in schools, and one would have had to play hookey every day in order to miss seeing this as a Texas school kid in the 40's and 50's. Footage from this short used in many other wild-life films also. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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wales | island | coast | bird | wildlife | See All (15) »

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1937 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The species shown in this film is the Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus), which lives and breeds on cliffs on both sides of the North Atlantic, so is relevant to both American and European audiences. See more »

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