GLASGOW - OUR CITY

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Glasgow Corporation

Series:

  • Glasgow civics

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: GLASGOW - OUR CITY

Reference number: 0062

Date: 1949

Director: d. Stanley L. Russell

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Education Committee

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.00 mins

Description: Glasgow old and new, with shots of contemporary street life and local industries. The film is interspersed with illustrations of 17th and 18th century Glasgow. One of the Glasgow Civics Series of educational films.

Book of the same name accompanies the series, and is held by National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Shotlist: REEL I

Credits (.15); Typical family in living-room with father helping his son to plan his school essay on "Glasgow, Our City". Glasgow old and new. Shots of contemporary street life and traffic, intercut with photographs of 17th century and 18th century town (2.34); Glasgow's river. The spectrum of river traffic (4.32); Made in Glasgow. Views of shop and factory floors in Colville's steel works, India Tyres of Inchinnan, Albion Motor Works, Templeton's Carpets, Singer Sewing Machines, Clyde Paper Company Ltd, Rutherglen, and Collins the Publishers (7.31) Glasgow, a stone's throw from coast and country. Shots of passengers queuing and embarking on a train, LMS Clyde Coast steamer, bus and trams, and various shots of each en route (9.12)

REEL 2

No credits. Glasgow's own playgrounds. Shots of parks and play areas for children(1.39) Rouken Glen loch(2.34) children swimming in indoor swimming pool(2.53) pitch and putt course (3.11) bowling green moving onto brief shot of elderly gentlemen playing dominoes(3.33) boys playing football in a park(3.45) Glasgow's public services. c/u of the telephone book with public services being highlighted(4.12) women filling kettle then lighting gas cooker(4.26) c/u of electricity meter(4.34) policeman on horse(4.40) schoolchildren going into class(4.55) panning shot of housing estates being built(5.18) people in a park(5.28) man sweeping the streets(5.41) shot of people getting on and off a Double Decker Bus(5.55) women with young children visiting a nurse(6.06) shots of a public library(6.20) men working in a fish market(6.29) single shots of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum(6.36) son sits down to write his essay(6.55) ecs (7.03)