A Diary For Timothy
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"A Diary for Timothy" is a British documentary film directed by Humphrey Jennings. It was produced by Basil Wright for the Crown Film Unit. The narration was written by the British author E. M. Forster and is an account of the progress of the war during the first six months of the life of a baby named Timothy. The recoveries of a pilot with a broken leg and a miner with a broken arm are also featured. Dame Myra Hess is featured giving a concert at the National Gallery in London, several years after her appearance in Listen to Britain, and John Gielgud performs as the Prince in the gravediggers scene from Hamlet.
- countries: United Kingdom, England
- language: English Language
- producer: Basil Wright
- written by Humphrey Jennings
- based on a story by E. M. Forster
- starring: John Gielgud
- cinematography by Humphrey Jennings
- music by Richard Addinsell
- genres: Black-and-white, Documentary film, Culture & Society
- released in (70 years ago)
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