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Stone into Steel

UK, 1960 (MIFF 1961, Programme 34)

Director: Paul Dickson

A visually striking and dramatic presentation of iron and steel production. Told without commentary, it emphasises the relative insignificance of men to machines, yet attempts to show the importance of men in the pattern of steel-making.

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