River of steel

United Kingdom, 1951

Film
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A short cartoon summary of steel making followed by a humorous glimpse of a world suddenly deprived of its steel. A rhyming commentary guides through the processing of the steel, which is conveyed pictorially by bold attempts to combine the utilitarian approach of the drawing office and the artistic licence of the abstract painter.

Credits

producer/director

Peter Sachs

production company

Film Producers Guild

W H Larkin Cartoon Studio

Language

English

Duration

00:09:45:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27965

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Steel industry and trade - Great Britain

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

Comedy

Literature → Allegory

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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