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Marshall Plan Filmography (MPF)

Film Details
Filmography Code: SNW-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/111-MSA-1130
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: VT
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Series: None
Film Date: 1952-1954
Description: Sound (English), b&w, 19 min. 35mm (3R), 1800'. Scenes of Scotland before World War II (unemployment in 1930) and afterward, emphasizing its new or reinvigorated industries and active export market, as well as its potential interest to tourists. Scenes of lumber industry, furniture, glassblowing, distillation of Scotch whiskey, shipbuilding, manufacturing of nylon stockings, golf clubs, safety lamps, and, adding machines, electronic equipment, electric razors, hormones, screws, dress patterns, and clocks. The Marshall Plan is credited with helping with at least some of these. Tourists shop, attend plays, and watch Highland games and dances. Scenes of dams, power stations, power lines, planes landing and taking off from Prestwick Airport. Scottish troops board planes for Korea. Commentary by Donald Mackenzie. Spoken by Gordon Jackson. Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens and conducted by John Hollingsworth. Photography by Bernard Davies, edited by Alvin Bailey, directed by Charles Heath. Credits include “Anglo-Scottish Pictures Ltd., London Film Studio, Shepperton.” Produced by Central Office of Information for the Scottish office of the MSA. NB: Although not mentioned in any known catalogue of MP films, it was included in a NATO list of Jan. 1972 as a supposed Marshall Plan film. NARA ref. copy: VT.
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