FAIR RENT

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Sponsored
  • Public information

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: FAIR RENT

Reference number: 1761

Date: 1946

Director: d. Mary Beales

Sponsor: Department of Health for Scotland

Production company: Central Office of Information

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.34 mins

Description: Filmed in Aberdeen with the co-operation of Aberdeen Rent Tribunal, concerning the way in which rents could be more fairly applied.

Credits: p. Donald Alexander
w. and d. Mary Beales
ph. Suschitzky
assistant Tony Thompson
sd. rec. Western Electric by Morton Park Studios Limited.
Data Film: Member of the Federation of Documentary Film Units.

Shotlist: Credits (.12); Shot of streets and rooftops and young couple out looking for a room to rent (.51); General views of room interior and its condition. Couple accept it (1.48); General shots of city suburbs and tenements (2.18); General shots of man working in a timber yard, he begins to tell how to improve conditions of rent (2.37); Shots of same man in his home preparing to leave for his work. Receives notice of rent increase (3.05); Man travels to work by tram (4.07); Shots of town Clerk's office. General shots as man talks to clerk, interior of the office (5.12); Shots of timber yard (5.36); Man talking to his neighbours (5.56); General shots as tribunal inspects the man's room (8.00); Shots of man talking to his neighbours again (8.21); Shots of the tribunal in conference (9.26); Shots of street and the man's tenement home (9.45); General views of man receiving letter advising him his rent is to be reduced (10.20); This film was made with the co-operation of the Aberdeen Tribunal and of people of that city. Fraser was played by Norrie Williamson. Tribunals have been set up not only in Scotland but also in England and Wales (10.34)