Blu-ray Region Free. DVD Edition also available. Tartan Noir from Glasgow's Gorbals. Johnnie (Russell Hunter), now a successful artist, recalls how he "escaped" from a life of poverty in the tenements of the Glasgow slums. Features a new 2K HD transfer commissioned by Panamint Cinema from 35 mm master material.
In flashback Johnnie recalls the events and characters he shared life with in a slum tenement building. The screenplay was adapted from Robert McLeish's highly successful 1946 play staged by Glasgow’s Unity Theatre, The film portrays the essence of the Scottish character, set in one of the poorest parts of Scotland.
Special Features: Good Health to Scotland (1943). A survey of public health services covering isolated glens, lonely islands and industrial cities and towns in Scotland. Directed by Stanley L Russell. 16 page illustrated booklet written by film writer Brian Pendreigh. Subtitles in English for the hard of hearing.
DIRECTOR: David MacKane
ACTORS: Russell Hunter, Roddy McMillan, Marjory Thomson
BBFC CERTIFICATE: PG - Parental Guidance: mild violence, threat and scenes of smoking
FEATURE RUNNING TIME: 76 mins
FORMAT: Blu-ray All Regions | Aspect ratio 1.37:1 | b/w
ENCODING: Video: 1080p AVC MPEG4 | Audio: Dolby Digital Mono 2.0
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE: 1950
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 95 mins
DVD EDITION: The Gorbals Story DVD