Sailors Without Uniform
About the film
A look at the lives of Britain's hardworking fishermen, and how their work has been changed by war.
- Release year - 1940
- Production company - Spectator
- Producer - Ivan Scott
- Screenplay - Lewis Grant Wallace
- Cinematographers - W. Luff, C. Hornby
- Composer - C. Ridley
- Narration - I. Scott
- Editor - N. Wiggins
- Sound recording - W. Bland
- Running time (minutes) - 9 mins 44 secs
Fishermen of England
'The men of the trawlers and drifters set out at dawn on voyages of any- thing from twenty to four thousand miles. This is a wartime picture of fishing and of fishermen who sail in all weathers through perilous seas.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1940)
Did you know?
- Sailors Without Uniform was filmed in a number of locations around Britain. Identifiable by their registration codes are ships from Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire), Peterhead (Aberdeenshire), Grimsby (Lincolnshire), Lowestoft (Suffolk), and Penzance (Cornwall).
- The “little village” Ted Lawson walks through at the end of the film is St Ives, identifiable by the shot of Salubrious Place.
- Sailors Without Uniform only briefly looks at the topic of lifeboats, as the subject had already been covered in detail in British Council film S.O.S.
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