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Snowdonia

About the film

A Techincolor film exploring the beautiful scenery and famous buildings around Snowdonia, Wales.

Details

Release year
1945
Director
Horace Shepherd
Production company
Inspiration Pictures
Screenplay
Wyn Griffith
Cinematographer
Cyril Knowles
Composer
Horace Shepherd
Narration
Howyll Davies
Sound recording
Norman Leevers
Musical director
Idloes Owen
Running time (minutes)
15 mins 42 secs
Vocal Accompaniment by
The Lyrian Singers

Original Description

The Castle and The Countryside
‘A picture of some of the loveliest scenery in Wales; the view from the summit of Snowdon, historic Conway Castle, the Swallow Falls. Shots of Caernarvon Castle include the King’s Gate, the ruined Banqueting Hall and the Eagle Tower, where the Welsh flag and the Union Jack fly side by side.’
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)

Trivia

  • The commentary is written by (Llewelyn) Wyn Griffith, famous author of Up to Mametz (published 1931).
  • Idloes Owen founded the Welsh National Opera in 1943 from members of the old Cardiff Grand Opera Company, the BBC Welsh Singers, and the Lyrian Signers, who feature in this film.