The Crown Film Unit was an organisation within the British Government's Ministry of Information during World War II. Formerly the GPO Film Unit it became the Crown Film Unit in 1940. Its remit was to make films for the general public in Britain and abroad. Its output included short information and documentary films, as well as longer drama-documentaries, as well as a few straight drama productions. The Crown Film Unit continued to produce films, as part of the Central Office of Information (COI), until it was disbanded in 1952.
... Following the outbreak of World War II, the GPO Film Unit became the Crown Film Unit ... The Crown Film Unit was based at Beaconsfield Film Studios ... Fifty-one productions are credited to the Crown Film Unit between 1940 and 1952 - when it was disbanded - although it is not known how many were actually filmed at ...
1948 Directed by Graham Wallace, short film in the British Zone of Germany Instruments of the Orchestra 1946 Scored by Benjamin Britten, later published as The Young Person's Guide to the ...
... He worked for the Crown Film Unit, writing scripts for propaganda documentaries ... knocked the documentary ideal, I would not wish to sound ungrateful to the Crown Film Unit ... of visual drama." He based his first novel Charade on his experiences with the Crown Film Unit ...
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