The Great Barrier (film)

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The Great Barrier
Directed by Milton Rosmer
Geoffrey Barkas
Produced by Günther Stapenhorst
Written by Alan Sullivan (novel)
Michael Barringer
Ralph Spence
Emeric Pressburger
Milton Rosmer
Starring Richard Arlen
Antoinette Cellier
Barry MacKay
Lilli Palmer
Music by Hubert Bath
Jack Beaver
Louis Levy
Cinematography Sepp Allgeier
Glen MacWilliams
Robert Martin
Arthur Crabtree
Edited by Charles Frend
Ben Hipkins
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
February 1937
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Great Barrier is a 1937 British historical drama film directed by Milton Rosmer and Geoffrey Barkas and starring Richard Arlen, Lilli Palmer and Antoinette Cellier. The film depicts the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway.[1] It was based on the 1935 novel The Great Divide by Alan Sullivan. It was made at the Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush.[2] The film's sets were designed by Walter Murton.



  1. ^ BFI Database
  2. ^ Cook p.192


  • Cook, Pam. Gainsborough Pictures. Cassell, 1997.

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