Britain • 40m
Directed by John Grierson • Documentary • 1929 • 50 minutes
Story of the North Sea herring fleets. Filmed around the coast of Yarmouth and Lowestoft and Lerwick in the Shetlands in all weathers, but using some studio sets for interiors.
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