The Shipbuilders is a 1943 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring Clive Brook, Morland Graham and Nell Ballantyne. The film is set in a Clyde shipyard in the build-up to the Second World War. It was made by British National Films and shot at Elstree Studios. It was based on the 1935 novel of the same name by George Blake.
|Directed by||John Baxter|
|Produced by||John Baxter|
|Written by||George Blake (novel) |
|Starring||Clive Brook |
|Music by||Kennedy Russell|
|Edited by||Vi Burdon|
|Distributed by||Anglo-American Film Corporation (UK)|
- Clive Brook as Leslie Pagan
- Morland Graham as Danny Shields
- Nell Ballantyne as Mrs. Shields
- Finlay Currie as McWain
- Maudie Edwards as Lizzie
- Geoffrey Hibbert as Peter Shields
- Allan Jeayes as Ralph
- Moira Lister as Rita
- Frederick Leister as Mr. Villier
- Gus McNaughton as Jim
- John Turnbull as Baird
- Ian Sadler
- Bertram Wallis as Caven Watson
- James Woodburn
- Beckett Bould
- Patric Curwen
- Michael Gainsborough
- Emrys Jones
- David Keir
- Ian McLean
- Dudley Paul
- Walter Roy
- David Trickett
- C. Denier Warren
- Alec Faversham
TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, calling it a "Well-made story." while Allmovie noted "a rare film of true merit from prolific British "quota quickie" director John Baxter," concluding that "Actual footage shipbuilders at work give this hastily assembled patriotic exercise a veneer of reality."
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