SEA CITY - GREENOCK

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Places:

  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Promotional
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SEA CITY - greenock

Reference number: 2236

Date: 1974

Director: d. Laurence Henson

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and Corporation of greenock

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.12 mins

Description: A promotional film for the town of greenock, featuring the Scott Lithgow shipyard, the town's industries, houses and people.

'The George Square Players' and 'greenock Players' are local drama groups whose members appear in various cameo roles in the film [see credits]

Credits: screenplay Cliff Hanley
camera Eddie McConnell, Mark Littlewood
sd. Cyril McConnell
instrumentals Bobby Wishart
assistants Michael Coulter, Gordon Hickie, Brian Lawrence, Ian Smith
cast : the boy, George Miller; first officer, Jack Davidson; Ann Beverage, Tom Steele, Tommy Sutherland, The George Square Players, The greenock Players and the children of the town
m.p.c. greenock and District Silver Band, The Toad Choir

[comm. s. Jimmy Reid (?)]

Shotlist: Credits (.07) gvs of the port of greenock with vessels, MV "Eurofreighter", MV "Asialiner" (1.28) shots of town centre, car travelling through town (1.50) fantasy sequence (2.34) early morning milk float (2.47) CalMac steamer with Scott Lithgow shipyard in background. gvs Scott Lithgow yard and launch of a tanker (5.57) shots from boat of the MV "Nordic Clansman" (6.45) fantasy sequence, including regatta and yacht "Quicksilver" (8.12) diagram of oil tanker (8.39) shots of the town's industries, ships, ports, [including Westburn refinery]. MV "Sugar Trader" (9.40) shots of greenock Telegraph newspaper (10.15) greenock tenements, the Green Oak Pub, demolition work [scripted dialogue], parks, churches (12.00) gvs MV "Columbia Star" and a sailing ship (12.20) int. of concert hall (13.50) Tontine Hotel. Fantasy sequence (15.18) pan across town centre to golf course. Fantasy sequence, includes brief shot of Morton football stadium and shoreline (20.42) ecs (21.12)