Turn of the Tide
|Turn of the Tide|
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|Directed by||Norman Walker|
|Produced by||John Corfield|
|Written by||Leo Walmsley (book)
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|Music by||Arthur Benjamin|
|Edited by||Ian Dalrymple
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors|
Turn of the Tide (1935) is a British drama film directed by Norman Walker and starring John Garrick, Geraldine Fitzgerald, and Wilfrid Lawson, and was the first feature film made by J. Arthur Rank. Lacking a distributor for his film, Rank set up his own distribution and production company which subsequently grew into his later empire.
The film is set in a North Yorkshire fishing village, and relates the rivalry between two fishing families. The actors included John Garrick, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Wilfrid Lawson speak in the local accent. The work is based on the novel Three Fevers by Leo Walmsley.
- John Garrick as Marney Lunn
- J. Fisher White as Isaac Fosdyck
- Geraldine Fitzgerald as Ruth Fosdyck
- Wilfrid Lawson as Luke Fosdyck
- Moore Marriott as Tindal Fosdyck
- Sam Livesey as Henry Lunn
- Niall MacGinnis as John Lunn
- Joan Maude as Amy Lunn
- Derek Blomfield as Steve Lunn
- Hilda Davies as Mrs. Lunn
Writing for The Spectator in 1935, Graham Greene remarked that the film was "unpretentious and truthful", and "one of the best English films [he] ha[d] yet seen". Rejecting contemporary critical comparison of the film to Man of Aran, Greene suggested that where Man of Aran had featured sentimentality, Turn of the Tide's director "Norman Walker is concerned with truth, [...] and the beauty his picture catches is that of exact statement".
Although the film was originally considered a box office disappointment it was eventually voted the sixth best British movie of 1936
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- Greene, Graham (25 October 1935). "Joan of Arc/Turn of the Tide/Top Hat/She". The Spectator. (reprinted in: John Russel, Taylor, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. pp. 29–30. ISBN 0192812866.)
- "BEST FILM PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 9 July 1937. p. 8 Edition: LATE NEWS EDITION and DAILY. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
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