Greenpark Productions

Greenpark Productions Ltd is a British documentary film production company, founded by Walter Greenwood in Polperro, Cornwall in 1938.[1] The company relocated to London in 1939. After the war it expanded into making upmarket corporate films.[2] Amongst its roster of directors were Ken Annakin, Ralph Keene and Humphrey Swingler, brother of the poet Randall Swingler.[3]

Greenpark Productions was a founding member of the Film Producers Guild, which set new standards for UK documentary film production. The company, together with its film archive, was acquired in 1977 by David Morphet, an award-winning documentary film producer. Greenpark Productions Ltd is still in business as a film archive, based in Cornwall. (www.greenparkimages.co.uk)

FilmographyEdit

This filmography below is a list of films produced or co-produced by Greenpark Productions.[4]

Year Title Director Notes
1943 London 1942 Ken Annakin Produced in association with Verity Films. View the digitised film on the TIME/IMAGE site.
1943 Spring on the Farm Ralph Keene In association with Ministry of Agriculture/ Ministry of Information
1943 Summer on the Farm Ralph Keene In association with Ministry of Agriculture/ Ministry of Information
1943 Winter on the Farm Ralph Keene In association with Ministry of Agriculture/ Ministry of Information
1943 The Crown of the Year Ralph Keene In association with Ministry of Agriculture/ Ministry of Information
1944 The Grassy Shires Ralph Keene
1944 Cornish Valley Ralph Keene
1944 Crofters Ralph Keene In association with Ministry of Agriculture/ Ministry of Information
1944 North-East Corner John Eldridge
1945 Make Fruitful the Land Ken Annakin
1945 A Farmer's Boy Peter Price
1945 Proud City – A Plan for London Ralph Keene
1945 We of the West Riding Ken Annakin Script by Phyllis Bentley
1946 It began on the Clyde Ken Annakin
1946 Cyprus is an Island Ralph Keene Script by Laurie Lee
1946 English Criminal Justice Ken Annakin "I was lucky, in that I got a picture called English Criminal Justice, which really explained the British system of law and gave me a wonderful break."[5]
1946 Fenlands Ken Annakin
1946 United Harvest Ralph Keene
1946 Five Towns Terry Bishop Sponsored by the Board of Trade
1947 Park Here John Eldridge] Script by Laurie Lee. Sponsored by Central Office of Information and Ministry of Town and Country Planning.
1948 Waverley Steps: A Visit to Edinburgh John Eldridge Sponsored by Scottish Home Office and Central Office of Information
1949 Three Dawns to Sydney John Eldridge
1949 The Frasers of Cabot Cove Humphrey Swingler
1949 This Farming Business Director Unknown
1950? Pearl of the Gulf Director Unknown with Film Producers' Guild. Sponsored by Bahrein Petroleum Co.
1950 A Bridge in Persia James McKechnie
1950 No Man's Friend Joe Mendoza
1950 Fifty Acres Peter Plaskett
1950 Nines Was Standing Humphrey Swingler How coal miners' grievances are dealt with by pit committees.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "History of Greenpark Productions". Greenpark Images. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  2. ^ 'Greenpark Productions', British Film Institute
  3. ^ BFI. 'Five Forgotten Filmmakers'
  4. ^ Adapted from Chris Hopkins, Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole: Novel, Play, Film, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2018, p. 285-6
  5. ^ Valliance, Tom (25 April 2009). "Obituary. Ken Annakin: Film director whose 50 films included 'The Longest Day' and 'The Battle of the Bulge'". The Independent. Retrieved 25 April 2012.

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