Beyond the Cities

Beyond the Cities is a 1930 British drama film directed by Carlyle Blackwell and starring Blackwell, Edna Best and Alexander Field.[1] The film was made as a quota quickie for release by Paramount Pictures, and is believed to have been made at Twickenham Studios.[2] The film is mainly set in Canada.

Beyond the Cities
Directed byCarlyle Blackwell
Produced byCarlyle Blackwell
Written byNoel Shannon
Carlyle Blackwell
StarringCarlyle Blackwell
Edna Best
Alexander Field
Laurence Hanray
Piccadilly Films
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
September 1930
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It is also known by the alternative title of Reparations.



  1. Wood p.69
  2. Chibnall p.260


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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