The Great Barrier (film)

The Great Barrier is a 1937 British historical drama film directed by Milton Rosmer and Geoffrey Barkas and starring Richard Arlen, Lilli Palmer and Antoinette Cellier. The film depicts the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway.[1] It was based on the 1935 novel The Great Divide by Alan Sullivan. It was made at the Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush.[2] The film's sets were designed by Walter Murton.

The Great Barrier
Directed byMilton Rosmer
Geoffrey Barkas
Produced byGünther Stapenhorst
Written byAlan Sullivan (novel)
Michael Barringer
Ralph Spence
Emeric Pressburger
Milton Rosmer
StarringRichard Arlen
Antoinette Cellier
Barry MacKay
Lilli Palmer
Music byHubert Bath
Jack Beaver
Louis Levy
CinematographySepp Allgeier
Glen MacWilliams
Robert Martin
Arthur Crabtree
Edited byCharles Frend
Ben Hipkins
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
February 1937
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. BFI Database
  2. Cook p.192


  • Cook, Pam. Gainsborough Pictures. Cassell, 1997.
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