The People's Land - The Properties of the National Trust

'A film of National Trust properties of beauty and historic interest, preserved for the people. They include prehistoric stone circles, ancient castles like fourteenth-century Bodiam, a Chiltern village, stretches of the Sussex downs, the famous valley of Dovedale, 14000 acres of lovely country in Westmorland. This noble heritage is held in public trust - for ever.' [1]

Date: 1941 (Revised 1950)
Duration: 09:59

In Technicolor.
Director: Ralph Keene
Production Company: Strand Film
Producer: -
Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Narration: Frederick Grisewood
Editor: -
Sound Recording: Al Rhind
Music Played by: The London Symphony Orchestra (Film Section), led by George Stratton
Conductor: Muir Mathieson

Length: 35mm: 1022ft. 16mm: 409ft.

Distributor: M.G.M.


Identified locations in this film include:

The White Cliffs of Dover
Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
The Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge Park
Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire
West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Dovedale Valley, Derbyshire

Certificate: U
Distributors: M.G.M.
Producers: Strand Films
975ft / 11mins
Glimpses of beauty spots held by the National Trust. In Technicolor. Made for the British Council. [2]
  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1947-50
  2. ^ Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI
    Index to Vol.10 / No.s 109-120 / 1943-44
    New Short Films Issued between February 21 and March 20 [1943]
    93 Power on the Land