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Every eight hours.

  • Dimbleby, Richard.
Date
1960
  • Film

About this work

Description

Narrated by Richard Dimbleby, this touching and informative film traces the history and work of the National Spastics Society. The film takes its title from the fact that at the time the film was made, every eight hours a child with cerebral palsy was being born in Britain. After Dimbleby presents a brief history, various educational establishments run by the Spastic Society are seen: assessment centre Hawkstone Hall, Wilfred Pickles School, Thomas Delarue grammar school, Sherards, a training centre, and Daresbury Hall, a home for severely disabled people. Then medical experts and staff from the Spastics Society discuss plans for the future.

Publication/Creation

UK : Scope, 1960.

Physical description

1 film reel (complete optical print) (33.39 min.) (16 mm.) : sound, black and white
2 film reels (reels two and four combined optical negative; 10 mins each) (35 mm) : sound, black and white
1 film reel (reel four optical sound track incomplete) (16 mm) : sound

Contributors

Notes

This film was donated to Wellcome Trust by Scope. Only two of the (presumably four) 35mm negative reels have been found and only one of the sound reels, although there is a complete copy of the finished film on 16mm.

Creator/production credits

Narrated by Richard Dimbleby. Made by Libertas Films. Camerman Gerry Moss, assistant director Michael Pidcock, production assistant Tony Brown, script by Phil Wrestler, sound by Ken Cameron, commentary written by James Cameron, producer Margaret K. Johns and directed by Phil Wrestler.

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Languages

  • English


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