British Made



Date: 1939
Director: George Pearson
Category: Science & Industry
Duration: 11:--
Format: Unknown
Sponsor: British Council
Production: TIDA
Photography: Jonah Jones
Editor: R.Q. NcNaughton
Music: E.H. Meyer
Commentator: Frank Oliver
Sound: K. Cameron




British Made (Great Britain, 1939)
Educational Films, Background Films
Distributors: Central Film Library
Producers: British Council made by TIDA
Photography: Jonah Jones
Editor: R.Q. McNaughton
Music: E.H. Meyer
Commentator: Frank Oliver
Sound: K. Cameron
UK Rights: British Council

This film gives glimpses of a number of British industries – pottery, cabinet making, the Lancashire cotton mills, linen weaving, steel works, providing for the building of locomotives, ships, boilers and cars, tyre making, instrument making, electrical undertakings, textiles, cutlery, silverware and wrought-iron ware. In all, the skill of the craftsmen in British-made goods is emphasised. This was fostered in the earlier days by the apprenticeship system, and in present times by training in technical schools and other centres.

This is a very superficial film in which nothing very distinctive in British production is shown. It is a pity that the emphasis the whole time is on factory-made goods, nothing at all being said about the ability of British people in the matter of design. It seems doubtful whether this would be a good film for advertising British goods abroad. *

* Appraisal by the Background Films Viewing Committee