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Heredity in man : (restored version).

  • Durden, J. V. 1910-
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About this work


This is an historically important and controversial propaganda film explaining the eugenics movement in the United Kingdom. It explains the hereditary transmission of special physical and mental aptitudes by reference to a number of families notable for their excellence in sport, music and the dramatic arts. It also illustrates the institutional care and training of 'mental defectives'. A family with unfavourable heredity is shown. It was not widely distributed at the time.


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1937.

Physical description

1 Videocassette (VHS) (13.10 min.) : 1 DVD (13.10 min.) : 3 videocassettes (DIGIBETA) (13.20 min.) : sound, black and white, PAL. sound, black and white sound, black and white


This material was retransferred from master film items held at the BFI, London in 2006. The new digital tape masters were then restored with Archangel treatment.

Creator/production credits

Gaumont British Instructional for Eugenics Society

Copyright note

Copyright previously held by Galton Institute.
Galton Institute


  • English

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