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Films In 1958

The story of a Vickers Viscount upon its introduction into the passenger carrying flight — including how maintenance is carried out until the aircraft undergoes complete overhaul after having flown 4.000 hours. ... Read more
There are people, and there are walls - walls of ignorance, self-interest, mistrust, and only after these walls are torn down can we begin to live as human beings. This film was the winner of an international UNESCO competition on portrayal of the aims of the organisation. ... Read more
At the port of Pusan a clinic issues milk and clothing to some of the children of the million refugees who fill the city and surrounding hills . . This film made by the Save the Chilclen Fund with the help of the United Nations was shot in South Korea during November and December, 1958. ... It is a ... Read more
A Matter of Dignity tells of a bourgeois family on the verge of bankruptcy, pinning all their hopes on their daughter's catching a rich husband. ... The Pellas mansion is gripped in an atmosphere of falsehood and hysteria, set by Cleon's wife. Roxane. whose efforts to keep up a facade of social ... Read more
This is a film about a city ... its people . . .and a Queen who returned. It not only records the visit to Victoria of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, but it also shows the city of Melbourne changing dramatically into the modern metropolis that the Queen saw on this, her second ... Read more
A film which shows the work of Henry Moore, from his drawings to his sculptures, with particular reference to his latest and most important work, the reclining figure for the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. ... Read more
The imagination of children transcends the technical problems of reaching the Moon in a spaceship. Children from seven countries were asked to submit drawings of the imagined lunar voyage; the results would make this a trip worth taking. A multi-prize winning Festival film. ... Read more
Clever calypso verse makes up the accompaniment to yet another colourful and enlightening cartoon film by Halas and Batchelor. ... The story surveys, briefly and wittily, the use of fire for warmth and comfort since the days of the Romans. ... Read more
This film won first prize for the best cartoon at the Venice Festival last year. It tells the story of a man who seeks in sleep freedom from the day's worries, but finds a greater fear in its solitude. ... Read more
Anna, an innocent, timid, village girl of 17, becomes maid to a wealthy Budapest family. In her loneliness and desire for affection she is beguiled by a young dandy &ndash: nephew of her hysterical mistress &ndash: who seduces her, but turns his attentions to a young guest of the household ... Read more
The story of the provincial city of Armidale, 300 miles north of Sydney, on the New England Highway. The country around this city benefits from the research at the University and the latest methods are used in pasture and herd improvement. ... Read more
The sights, sounds and behaviour of various social groups at meal times. Often the camera has a satirical eye and comments brilliantly on some touch of greed, pathos, or quirk of character. ... Read more
At Northhampton Downs, the problem was how to clear more land quickly and economically for pasture. The Ball and Chain provided the answer. ... Read more
The establishment and operation of Giles Weather Station, isolated in Central Australia ... Read more
The journey of a jazz band to a concert is used as the basis for this highly diverting advertising film. ... Read more
In 1957 the Baylor Theatre staged Paul Baker's controversial interpretation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet". It introduces a unique performance, in a theatre where the stage is al! round the audience and each character in the play is acted by three different actors in varied and symbolic make-ups ... Read more
A fresh and imaginative study of animal and plant life on the shores of the west coast of Britain. ... Read more
The action of this film takes us back to the first post-war years when a group of young delinquents were placed in an old monastery on the seacoast that had been transfoimed into a children's home. The lack of understanding on the part of the authorities lead to the revolt of the boys. ... Were ... Read more
Beautifully photographed, this is an account of an experiment in agricultural improvement in Borgo a Mozzano, a community of sixteen hamlets in Tuscany, Italy. ... By supplying modern services and techniques an attempt was made to revitalise the community, but peasants are conservative and it took ... Read more
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling was established by the Government of India to encourage mountaineering amongst the youth of the country. This documentary revolves around one of the treks organised, and some exciting shots of the hazardous climb are included. ... Read more
A semi-abstract experimental film personifying discarded objects to express the gamut of emotions Third prize winner at the Bruxelles Experimental Film Festival in 1958. ... Read more
An extraordinary raid on a bank led by a high-class gangster. The gang literally hangs out in a cupboard, where they are lined up on coat-hangers ready for action. The gun raid is conducted like an orchestral piece, but things come to grief when the shares and accounts are settled. A hilarious ... Read more
This film is a "science spectacular" made by putting one camera crew to work in the 50° below zero Antarctic, stationing another in an operating room during heart surgery, and detailing a third to a research lab. where a physicist was making movies of the tungsten atom through the barrel of the ... Read more
Coventry's medieval cathedral was destroyed in an air raid on 14th November, 1940. A competition was launched among British architects for a design for the rebuilding and this was won by Basil Spence, who introduces the film and provides the commentary. The development of the plan of the new ... Read more
First there were six pedestrians - but now there are none. ... Read more
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