Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Making of Gone to Earth 1

Yesterday I reported that Mary Webb's cottage at Lyth Hill near Shrewsbury is under threat of demolition.

Mary Webb's novel Gone to Earth was filmed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger in 1950. This video contains footage that Powell shot for his own collection during the making of the film.

There are glimpses of the film's stars - including Jennifer Jones and David Farrar - of Shropshire locations and of local people.

Of particular interest to Malcolm Saville fans is the footage of gypsy families in the county in that period.

Parts 2 and 3 to follow.

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