Under the Frozen Falls

Under the Frozen Falls is a 1948 British children's film directed by Darrell Catling and starring Harold Warrender, Jacques Brown and Ray Jackson.

Under the Frozen Falls
Directed byDarrell Catling
Written byMary Cathcart Borer
Screenplay byMary Cathcart Borer
Story byJ H Martin Cross
Produced byDonald Wilson.
StarringHarold Warrender
Jacques Brown
Ray Jackson
CinematographyGeorge Stretton
Edited byFrederick Wilson
Music byMischa Spoliansky
Gate Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (GFD)
Release date
  • 21 March 1948 (1948-03-21) (London)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The original screenplay was written by Mary Cathcart Borer as a film for children. It was later adapted as a book by J. H. Martin Cross.[1]

The film was one of the four of David Rawnsley's films that used his "independent frame" technique, a form of back projection.


A party of boys collect lead from a disused lead mine in Somerset, for model making. They become involved with the kidnappers of a distinguished scientist. Lost secret plans and misadventures with dynamite add a thrill to the story.



  1. ^ "The Book of the Mary Field Film, adapted from the original screen play for Children's Entertainment Films" by J. H. Martin Cross (1950). Under the Frozen Falls. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.
  2. ^ IMDb has her erroneously as "Mrs. Riley" who does not appear in the film

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