KELVIN: MASTER OF MEASUREMENT

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Subjects:

  • Science and technology
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Scientific
  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: KELVIN: MASTER OF MEASUREMENT

Reference number: 2117

Date: 1946

Director: p. & d. Harold Purcell and James E. Rogers

Sponsor: Kelvin, Bottomley and Baird

Production company: James E. Rogers in assoc. with the Film Producers' Guild

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 50.00 mins

Description: A dramatised documentary of the life and work of William Thomson, Lord Kelvin.

Credits: Lord Kelvin played by Richard Shanye with Herbert Cameron, Yvette Rennie, Kenneth Harrington, Derek Walker, Eric Freund, Andrea Malandrinos, Denny Spence, John Laurie story and sc. Harold Purcell, Arline Rogers
ph. James E. Rogers
art d. Harold Watson
make-up George Turner
loc. man. Roy Minear
ass. d. arline Rogers
ed. C. Beaumont
sd. Edgar Can, Charles Tasto
m. from "The Garden of Fand" by Sir Arnold Bax
m. players London Symphony Orchestra cond. Muir Mathieson

Shotlist: Credits (1.30); Shots from launch of Clyde shipyards and shoreline along estuary. Launch ties up alongside liner and man goes aboard to repair faulty compass (6.30); Dramatised documentary of the life and work of William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (40.00); Shots of the compass production line at Kelvin, Bottomley and Baird's Hillington and Basingstoke plants (50.00).

(N.B. Film also includes shots of Kelvin's yacht)