Pacific Ocean

'This film is carried out in animated diagram and describes the history of the Pacific Ocean, from the time of its discovery to the present day.'[1]

Date: 1947
Duration: 17:--

In Technicolor.
Director: -
Production Company: G.B. Instructional
Producer: -
Cinematographer: -
Composer: Jack Beaver
Narration: -
Editor: -
Sound Recording: -

Length: 35mm: 1469ft. 16mm: 588ft.


This film, along with its companion piece Indian Ocean, does not officially appear in the Films of Britain 1946 catalogue. However, it does appear as typed amendment to the catalogue on a separate sheet fixed into the back of the catalogue, which suggests that the film had not yet been completed at the time of writing. However, unlike Indian Ocean, it does appear as a full entry in the 1947-50 edition.

Sections of two typed amendment sheets found in the back of the 1946 edition of 'Films of Britain'

The companion piece, Indian Ocean, though also listed with Pacific Ocean in the back of the 1946 Films of Britain catalogue, does not appear at all in the 1947-50 edition.

Interestingly, despite definitely being produced by G.B. Instructional, neither Indian Ocean nor Pacific Ocean seem to appear in the G.B. Instructional's 1950 book Gaumont-British Educational Films, Filmstrips and Wall Charts.[2]
  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1947-50
  2. ^ All titles from this book listed as British Council films have been digitally recorded. Other titles have not. It is feasible that these titles do exist in the book, but are not listed correctly. This, however, seems unlikely.