Humphrey Jennings

1907–1950

Humphrey Jennings, ‘Swiss Roll’ 1939
Swiss Roll 1939
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Biography

Frank Humphrey Sinkler Jennings (19 August 1907 – 24 September 1950) was an English documentary filmmaker and one of the founders of the Mass Observation organisation. Jennings was described by film critic and director Lindsay Anderson in 1954 as: "the only real poet that British cinema has yet produced."

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Artworks

Humphrey Jennings Swiss Roll

1939

Humphrey Jennings Train (Locomotive 101)

c.1939–40

Humphrey Jennings The House in the Woods

1939–44

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