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1hr 9min
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1934
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Synopsis: One of the best of Michael Powell's low-budget "quota quickies" -- essentially British B-movies made on ultra-low budgets under the government-imposed quota system for British-made movies in British theaters -- Red Ensign was also one of the more intelligent thoughtful dramas of its kind. Set amid the massive economic disruptions of the worldwide depression of the mid-'30s, it tells the story of David Barr (Leslie Banks), the managing director of an idled Scottish ship-building company, who has devised ... Full Synopsis
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Red Ensign was among the last and the best of Michael Powell's British B-pictures, often referred to as "quota-quickies" for having been produced under a government-imposed quota system to maintain the presence of British-made films in British theaters. Indeed, it's so well made that it transcends its origins and comes off instead as the kind of B-movie that sometimes eclipsed its more opulent companion ... Read Review
Featured Cast
David Barr
Lord Dean
June Mackinnon
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