Robinson Charley: the story of our island from 1690-1960

United Kingdom, 1948

Film
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One of a series of animated cartoons about the man-in-the-street character “Charley” created to present information about Government legislation on various subjects to the publc. “Robinson Charley” sketches the economic history of Britain from 1690-1960. “Charley” builds up wealth through trade with other lands until he is hard hit by two wars and has to roll up his sleeves to restore his position.

Credits

co-director

Joy Batchelor

John Halas

production company

Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films

Language

English

Duration

00:10:25:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28005

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War and society

Crafts & Visual Arts → Cartoon characters

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic development

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Public administration

History → Great Britain - History

History → International trade - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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