FLOODTIDE

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire
  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: FLOODTIDE

Reference number: 1911

Date: 1949

Director: d. Frederick Wilson

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 90 mins

Description: Set in Clydeside, the film tells the story of a farmer's son who loved ships, came to the Clyde and worked his way up in the shipyard from apprentice to chief designer.

See additional information file for anecdotal recollections of shooting sailing sequence.

See also articles in:
Today’s Cinema 11 March 1949, Vol. 72 (5776), p. 9.
Monthly Film Bulletin 30 April 1949 Vol. 17 (184), p. 60

This film can be viewed online for a fee on BFI Player at: https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/film/watch-floodtide-1949-online last accessed 04/10/2021]

Credits: cast Gordon Jackson, Rona Anderson, Jimmy Logan, Elizabeth Sellars, John Laurie, Jack Lambert, Janet Brown, Gordon McLeod, Ian MacLean, Archie Duncan, James Woodburn, Molly Weir, Ian Wallace, Alexander Archdale, Grace Garvin, Alistair Hunter, Kitty Kirwan, Peter Illing, Norah Gordon, Molly Urquhart, Sam Kydd, Richard Nairne, Robin Russell, Harold Lang, Alistair Urquhart, Ian Scott, James Fraser, Arthur Law, Hugh Munro
p. Donald B. Wilson

Shotlist: Credits. British movie set in Clydeside, the shipbuilding yards, launching cradles, workshops, and the Glasgow of the narrow streets, Gorbals slums, rattling tramcars and crowded dance halls. It tells the story of a farmer's son who loved ships, came to the Clyde and worked his way up from apprentice to chief designer.