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Title of the Film THE GREAT BARRIER
Alternative Titles SILENT BARRIERS (US)
English Titles  
Year of Release 1937
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 84
Length (in meters) 2314
Colour b/w
Genre Drama
Based on/Source Novel by Alan Sullivan
Production Companies Gaumont-British
Producer(s) GŁnther Stapenhorst
Director Milton Rosmer
Cast Lilli Palmer, Richard Arlen, Antoinette Cellier, Barry MacKay, J. Farrell MacDonald
Literature Monthly Film Bulletin, February 1937
Times, 5 February 1937
Jewish Chronicle, 5 February 1937
New York Times, 5 February 1937
Kinematograph Weekly, 11 February 1937
Spectator, 12 February 1937 (Graham Greene)
Film Weekly, 13 February 1937
London Mercury, March 1937
Picturegoer Weekly, 24 April 1937
Special notes "It is a thoroughly worthy picture, with an excellent saloon shindy, an exciting race on horseback to save the Montreal express, and an attractive new English star, Miss Lilli Palmer." (Graham Greene)
Screenplay: Emeric Pressburger

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