Thursday
04
Apr
7.15 pm
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Thu
04
Apr
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Thursday, 04 April 2013 at 7.15 pm
Railways season
  • Documentary
  • 1936
  • UK
  • B&W
  • 23 mins.
 
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This film is programmed to be shown together with The Lady Vanishes

Arguably the GPO Film Unit’s most famous and acclaimed title, Night Mail is a 1936 documentary film featuring a journey by a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) mail train from London to Glasgow. A poem by English poet W. H. Auden was commissioned especially for the closing few minutes of the film, and the music was composed by Benjamin Britten, at that time a virtual unknown. 



Director:

 
Harry Watt / Basil Wright

Screenplay:

 
W H Auden, BasilWright, Harry Watt
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