With Gaumont-British Instructional (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Shipyard (1935)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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The building and launch of an ocean liner.

Director: Paul Rotha

Votes: 71

2. Which Will Ye Have? (1949)

40 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Donald Taylor | Stars: John Allen, George Andee, Frank Atkinson, John Brooking

3. The Fishmonger (1947)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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About a Fishmonger and his working day with a trip to Billingsgate market.

Director: Gaston Charpentier

Votes: 6

4. Riders of the New Forest (1948)

82 min | Drama

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Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Ivor Bowyer, Jill Gibbs, Michael Caborne, Geoffrey Keen

5. The Face of Britain (1935)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Director: Paul Rotha | Star: A.J. Cummings

Votes: 37

6. The Mystery of the Snakeskin Belt (1951)

132 min | Crime, Family

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Director: Frank Cadman | Stars: Colin Barlow, Ursula Strachey, Cyril Wentzel

7. Circus Boy (1947)

50 min | Family

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An excellent swimmer, Michael Scott is chosen to represent his school at a swimming competition but his nerves unfortunately fail him and he does not stand on the podium. His parents try to... See full summary »

Director: Cecil Musk | Stars: James Kenney, Florence Stephenson, George Stephenson, Denver Hall

8. Trapped by the Terror (1949)

8.4
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Director: Cecil Musk | Stars: James Kenney, Colin Simpson, Valerie Carton, Ian Colin

Votes: 5

9. This Was England (1935)

20 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Documentary for children, showing the development of agriculture in Suffolk from the Stone Age to the 1930s when manual labour was first being replaced by machinery such as tractors, balers and combine harvesters.

Director: Mary Field | Star: William Aldred

Votes: 5

10. The Road of Health (1938)

12 min | Short

5.1
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Part promotional, part educational 'British Social Hygiene Council' sponsored film is focused on the two main venereal diseases of the time, syphilis and gonorrhoea. The film takes the form... See full summary »

Director: Brian Salt

Votes: 11

11. Dry Dock (1936)

12 min | Short

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Director: Stanley Hawes

12. Water Power (1937)

11 min | Short

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Director: Stanley Hawes

13. Case of the Old Rope Man (1952)

18 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Darrell Catling | Stars: James Carney, Howell Davies, Philip Lennard, David Tearle

14. Scotland for Fitness (1938)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Brian Salt | Star: Sir Iain Colquhoun

15. Under the Frozen Falls (1948)

55 min | Family

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Director: Darrell Catling | Stars: Harold Warrender, Jacques Brown, Ray Jackson, Peter Scott

16. What Men Live by (1938)

42 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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A film based on the story by Leo Tolstoy about a shoemaker, his wife and an angel punished by God.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Esmond Knight, Eliot Makeham, Olga Lindo, Grant Sutherland

Votes: 21

17. Fitness Wins: 4 and 20 Fit Girls (1940)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Director: Mary Field | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

Votes: 8

18. Shipbuilders (1940)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Leon Schauder | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

19. The Gap (1937)

38 min | Documentary, Short

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This dramatized documentary short film explains "the gap," the areas of British air-raid defense which are unattended due to shortages of manpower. Airmen and gunnery soldiers are told that... See full summary »

Director: Donald Carter | Stars: G.H. Mulcaster, Patric Curwen, Carleton Hobbs, Jack Vyvyan

20. They Made the Land (1938)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary highlighting how land has been reclaimed for agriculture in Scotland.

Director: Mary Field | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

21. From the Seven Seas (1942)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Leon Schauder | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

22. Daisy Bell Comes to Town (1937)

Short

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Director: J.B. Holmes | Stars: V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Winifred Hindle

23. Coal (1936)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: J.B. Holmes

24. Your Local Council (1949)

10 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Director: Gordon Lipman

Votes: 5

25. Lowland Village (1942)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Darrell Catling

26. Searchlight on Japan (1948)

21 min | Short

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Director: Ken G. Hall

27. The Mysterious Poacher (1950)

49 min | Drama, Family

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Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Herbert Leidinger, Herbert Navratil, Vera Kulicek, Fritz von Friedl

28. A Test for Love (1937)

28 min | Documentary, Drama

6.6
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Dramatised documentary on venereal disease.

Director: Vernon Sewell

Votes: 13

29. From Fear to Faith (1946)

19 min | Short, Drama

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Director: James Swackhammer | Stars: Robert Adams, Gordon Mulholland

30. He Would A-Wooing Go (1936)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary look at the life cycle of a frog.

31. Mediaeval Castles (1950)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Felicity Kinross

32. Under the Surface (1952)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Derek Mayne

33. The Growth of London (1951)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Derek Mayne

34. Hereford Pedigree Cattle (1937)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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How cows and bulls are selected for breeding and selling.

Director: Mary Field

35. The Ten Year Plan (1945)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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The British Government's ten year plan for providing prefabricated homes.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Megs Jenkins, Charles Hawtrey

36. Lupins (1936)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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The development and structure of the lupin, with attention paid to growth, development and pollination.

37. Once We Were Four (1942)

Documentary, Short

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Nature study of four young rabbits.

Director: Mary Field | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

38. Safety First (1938)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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How plants and animals defend themselves against difficult weather conditions and their natural enemies.

Director: Mary Field | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

Votes: 5

39. Onychophora and Myriapoda (1940)

Documentary, Short

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Director: J.V. Durden | Star: Carleton Hobbs

40. Mrs T and Her Cabbage Patch (1941)

12 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Director: Mary Field | Star: William Ashley

Votes: 5

41. Cape Cargoes (1948)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Don Chaffey | Star: Duncan Carse

42. Paving the Way (1942)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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The merits of joining a youth club.

Director: Stanley Irving

43. The Development of English Railways (1936)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Andrew Miller Jones

44. Bits of Our Aircraft Are Missing (1940)

22 min | Short

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Short film made at the request of the Air Ministry Chief Inspector of Accidents highlighting the need for the public to stay clear of aircraft wreckage.

Stars: Philip Friend, Patricia Roc, Basil Sydney

45. Let There Be Bread (1953)

Documentary, Short

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46. The Black-Headed Gull (1936)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Mary Field

47. Fitness Wins the Game (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Men run, jump. throw, and dribble, to keep fit for Britain's war effort.

Director: Donald Carter | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

48. How Talkies Talk (1934)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Donald Carter | Star: Noel Birkin

49. Basuto Boy (1947)

13 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Aubrey Singer

50. Pen Pictures from Denmark: Letter 4 (1949)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Isabel Elder, John C. Elder


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