Good Value

About the film

Good Value shows the skill and craftsmanship in British industry - from cloth weaving to knife-making, generator construction to light-bulb manufacture.


  • Release year - 1942
  • Director - Hans Nieter
  • Production company - Realist Film Unit
  • Producer - John Taylor
  • Cinematographer - A.E. Jeakins
  • Editor - Margaret S. Thomson
  • Sound recording - W.S. Bland
  • Running time (minutes) - 08 mins 11 secs

Original description

The achievements of British industry

'British goods retain their traditional quality. The same pride of craftsmanship goes to make articles of peace and weapons of war. Whilst aircraft factories turn out Spitfires and Hurricanes, the workers of Sheffield and the weavers of Witney still turn out the world's most famous knives and blankets.'

(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1944-45)

Did you know?

  • The film states that Witney, Oxfordshire received the first Royal Charter for cloth making in the 10th Century, but the earliest recorded cloth mill is dated at 1277.

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