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Title of the Film THE BELLS
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Year of Release 1931
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 75
Length (in meters) 2060
Colour b/w
Genre Crime, drama, horror
Based on/Source Play by Alexandre Chatrian and Emile Erckmann
Production Companies British Sound Film Productions, Associated Sound Film Industries
Producer(s) Sergei Nolbandov, Isidore Schlesinger
Director Oscar Friedrich Werndorff, Harcourt Templeman
Cast Donald Calthrop, Jane Welsh, Edward Sinclair, O.B. Clarence
Literature Kinematograph Weekly, 8 October 1931
Picturegoer Weekly, 12 March 1932
Special notes Directors of photography: Gunther Krampf and Eric Cross
Art direction by Oscar F. Werndorff
"The kinematographer was Guenther Krampf, one of the best Continental cameramen. There are exterior scenes of extraordinary beauty, these having been obtained in the Grampians, some of them during the very heavy snows of March last." (Kinematograph Weekly)

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