6.6/10
308
4 user 7 critic
A silent documentary film by John Grierson telling the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.

Director:

John Grierson
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Night Mail (1936)
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Shows the special train on which mail is sorted, dropped and collected on the run, and delivered in Scotland overnight.

Directors: Harry Watt, Basil Wright
Stars: Arthur Clark, John Grierson, Stuart Legg
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Slum conditions, slum clearance, bright new public housing.

Directors: Edgar Anstey, Arthur Elton
Stars: Mr. Norwood, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Graves
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty
Stars: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Documentary about the fishing trawler, "Isabella Grieg". We follow her from her base in Granton Harbour, in Edinburgh, right up the east coast of Edinburgh, up to the fishing grounds between Shetland and Norway.

Directors: Edgar Anstey, John Grierson
Regen (1929)
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A tale of firefighters in London during the Blitz.

Director: Humphrey Jennings
Stars: Philip Dickson, George Gravett, Fred Griffiths
Night Mail (1935)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A critically acclaimed pioneering realistic English social Film documentary. Boosted by John Betjamans's poetry.at the end ! All Closely following the overnight workers & operations of the ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Smith
Stars: Henry Oscar, Hope Davy, C.M. Hallard
Earth (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Stars: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen
Enthusiasm (1931)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

How the miners of the Don coal basin (one of the industrial regions of Ukraine) were striving to fulfill in four years their part of the Five Year Plan.

Director: Dziga Vertov
Underground (1928)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A working-class love story set in and around the London Underground of the 1920s. Two men - gentle Bill and brash Bert - meet and are attracted to the same woman on the same day at the same... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi, Cyril McLaglen
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov
Stars: Mikhail Kaufman
Edit

Storyline

A silent documentary film by John Grierson telling the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

25 November 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Heringhal√°szok See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Alternate Versions

Panamint Cinema [UK] VHS release with new musical accompaniment, 2001. See more »

Connections

Featured in From the Sea to the Land Beyond (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

From here to eternity
24 June 2003 | by CocaCola18See all my reviews

I'm not going to put this down to the fact I am MTV generation or am simply too young appreciate such film making, because that would be simply untrue! I like the likes of Night Mail, Triumph of the Will and Nanook of the North!

Anyway fact of the matter is I really did not like this film! I thought it was one of the longest 45+ minutes of my life!

Some of the shots are too long and should have been cut many seconds before and I thought the structure could have been better, but hey I appreciate these were the early days in documentary film making and this was John Grierson's first effort!

4/10


5 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed