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THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW Periodical


'FR' 1 - 9





This periodical was published in nine issues between August 1946 and May 1949.

Each of the volumes of the book has a good number of photographic plates, illustrations of film stills. The first five issues were in a slightly larger size of 8 x 5 inches format. The other periodicals were in the usual Penguin size. Though they sold around 25,000 copies of each, there was not as much demand for these books as the usual Penguins, and after the 9th was published it was decided to cease printing.

The periodical was initally edited by a group of three: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg. After the first volume, Roger Manvell became the Executive Editor of the series, and he also selected all the photographs of film stills for inclusion in the Film Reviews. All three members of the editorial team were prolific in contributing articles to the whole series.

After ceasing to print the Penguin Film Review, the series was succeeded for another three years by Penguin publishing three Pelicans all edited by Roger Manvell: The Cinema (1950) A226; The Cinema (1951) A233; The Cinema (1952) A260. The cover of Pelican A226 states "The first volume of an annual publication, designed to take the place of the Penguin Film Review"

We are pleased to include with each separate entry a full list of the contents of each volume of The Penguin Film Review.



Information and cover photographs of the THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW Periodical:

Number: FR1
Series No.: FR1
Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 1 1
Edited by: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
Contents (Text): Policy; 17 Articles; Book Reviews and Notes on Contributors
Contents (Illustrations): 55 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
Date Published: August 1946
Pages: 128pp. + 32pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 1/-

Contents:
  • POLICY
  • THE TENTH MUSE CLIMBS PARNASSUS by Anthony Asquith
  • CRITICAL SURVEY:
       CRITIC'S PROLOGUE by Richard Winnington
       NOTES ON FILM MUSIC by John Huntley
       TECHNICAL APPRECIATION by Molyneux
  • PICTURES FOR PEANUTS: A STUDY FROM HOLLYWOOD by Nick Grinde
  • ROUND THE WORLD'S STUDIOS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • THE INFLUENCE OF THE FILM by Sinclair Road
  • THE BRITISH FILM DURING THE WAR by Michael Balcon
  • THE FRENCH CINEMA SINCE 1944 by Nicole Verdrès
  • THE ITALIAN FILM INDUSTRY IN TRANSITION by Alfred Scherk
  • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SOVIET RUSSIA by Catherine de la Roche
  • THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HOLLYWOOD by Emil Ludwig
  • THE PROGRESS OF SUB-STANDARD by I. D. Wratten
  • YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED by Michael Powell
  • CARTOON by Richard Winnington
  • FINANCIAL NOTES by F. E. Daniels
  • STATISTICS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • BOOK REVIEWS Edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
  • ILLUSTRATED SECTION Compiled by Roger Manvell
  • Number: FR2
    Series No.: FR2
    Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 2 1
    Editorial Board: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
    Executive Editor: Roger Manvell
    Contents (Text): Editorial; 15 Articles; Notes on Contributors
    Contents (Illustrations): 55 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
    Date Published: January 1947
    Pages: 96pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/-

    Contents:
  • EDITORIAL
  • SEARCH FOR MUSIC by Anthony Asquith
  • CRITICAL SURVEY by Richard Winnington
       FILM MUSIC by John Huntley
       TECHNICAL NOTES by Molyneux
  • ROUND THE WORLD'S STUDIOS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • DOCUMENTARY TO-DAY by Basil Wright
  • FOUR YEARS IN A BOTTLE by William Novik
  • THE AMERICAN SCENE AND THE PROBLEMS OF FILM EDUCATION by Herbert F. Margolis
  • THE MOSCOW SCRIPT STUDIO AND SOVIET SCREENWRITING by Catherine de la Roche
  • FRENCH CINEMA by Nicole Verdrès
  • THE SCANDINAVIAN FILM by Ragna Jackson
  • YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
  • STATISTICS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • FINANCIAL NOTES by Ivor Montagu
  • BOOKS ABOUT FILMS Edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • NOTES ON NEW CONTRIBUTORS AND ON THE ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Number: FR3
    Series No.: FR3
    Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 3 1
    Editorial Board: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
    Executive Editor: Roger Manvell
    Contents (Text): Editorial; 20 Articles; Notes on Contributors
    Contents (Illustrations): 60 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
    Date Published: August 1947
    Pages: 96pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/-

    Contents:
  • EDITORIAL
  • CRITICAL SURVEY by Roger Manvell
       FILM MUSIC by John Huntley
       TECHNICAL NOTES by Molyneux
  • EXPRESSIONISM AND REALISM IN FILMS by John Gassner
  • WOMEN AND THE FILM by E. Arnot Robertson
  • ROUND THE WORLD'S STUDIOS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • TRADE UNIONISM IN THE BRITISH FILM INDUSTRY by George H. Elvin
  • A NEW DEAL FOR FILM WRITERS by Sydney Box
  • THE THREE PERIODS OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK CINEMA by Jindřich Brichta
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS by Dilys Powell
  • THE SCANDINAVIAN FILM - II by Ragna Jackson
  • LUNCH WITH CARL DREYER by Roger Manvell
  • STEREOSCOPY by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • THE RISE OF THE INDEPENDENTS IN HOLLYWOOD by Frederic Marlowe
  • SCENIC DESIGN IN THE SOVIET CINEMA by Catherine de la Roche
  • FRENCH CINEMA TAKES STOCK by Nicole Vedrès
  • YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED by Pat Jackson
  • FINANCIAL NOTES: GOVERNMENT FILMS
  • STATISTICS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • BOOKS ABOUT FILMS Edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • NOTES ON NEW CONTRIBUTORS
  • ILLUSTRATED SECTION Compiled by Roger Manvell
  • Number: FR4
    Series No.: FR4
    Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 4 1
    Editorial Board: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
    Executive Editor: Roger Manvell
    Contents (Text): Editorial; 21 Articles; Notes on Contributors
    Contents (Illustrations): 55 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
    Date Published: October 1947
    Pages: 128pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/-

    Contents:
  • EDITORIAL
  • THE MISSION OF THE CINEMA by Jean Benoit-Lévy
  • CRITICAL SURVEY by Roger Manvell
       FILM MUSIC by John Huntley
  • ROUND THE WORLD'S STUDIOS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • BRIEF ENCOUNTER by David Lean
  • ACTING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN by Googie Withers
  • DEVELOPMENTS IN FILM MUSIC by Muir Mathieson
  • CAST AND CASTE by Ralph Keene
  • A SHORT INQUIRY INTO A FORM OF POPULAR POETRY by Everett Carter
  • THE FILM IN INDIA by N. K. Rahim
  • REALISM THE BASIS OF SOVIET FILM ART by Semyon Burov
  • THE PROBLEMS OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL FILM by Captain O. F. A. Gollings, R.M.
  • THE CONTINENTAL FILM IN BRITAIN by Julia Wolf
  • THE NEW GERMAN FILM AND ITS INTERNATIONAL PROSPECTS by Paul Ickes
  • THE CINEMA IN ARGENTINA by Raymond del Castillo
  • CRITICISM AND FRENCH CINEMA by Nicole Vedrès
  • THE SOVIET CINEMA AND YOUTH by Catherine de la Roche
  • YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED by Edgar Anstey
  • STATISTICS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • THE NEW CINEMATOGRAPH ACT by Ralph Bond
  • BOOKS ABOUT FILMS Reviews edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • NOTES ON NEW CONTRIBUTORS
  • ILLUSTRATED SECTION Compiled by Roger Manvell
  • Number: FR5
    Series No.: FR5
    Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 5 1
    Editorial Board: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
    Executive Editor: Roger Manvell
    Contents (Text): Editorial; 16 Articles; Notes on Contributors
    Contents (Illustrations): 60 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
    Date Published: January 1948
    Pages: 96pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6

    Contents:
  • EDITORIAL
  • CRITICAL SURVEY by Roger Manvell
  • FILM-MUSIC ORCHESTRAS by John Huntley
  • TECHNICAL NOTES by Molyneux
  • HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Fritz Lang
  • THE ANATOMY OF FILM by Thomas Taig
  • FILM PRODUCTION PROBLEMS AND ACTIVITIES IN PALESTINE by E. Harris
  • ROUND THE WORLD'S STUDIOS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF FILM ARCHIVES by Ernest Lindgren
  • RISE AND DECLINE OF AN 'AVANT-GARDE' by Jacques Brunius
  • BOX OFFICE OR BUST by Jan Read
  • 'IT'S TYPICALLY FRENCH' by Nicole Vedrès
  • THE SOVIET CINEMA AND SCIENCE by Catherine de la Roche
  • THE HOLLYWOOD SCENE: THE AMERICAN MINORITY PROBLEM by Herbert Margolis
  • YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED by Monia Danischewsky
  • STATISTICS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • BOOKS ABOUT FILMS Edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • NOTES ON NEW CONTRIBUTORS
  • ILLUSTRATED SECTION Compiled by Roger Manvell
  • Number: FR6
    Series No.: FR6
    Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 6 1
    Editorial Board: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
    Executive Editor: Roger Manvell
    Contents (Text): Editorial; 17 Articles; Notes on Contributors
    Contents (Illustrations): 55 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
    Date Published: April 1948
    Pages: 128pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6

    Contents:
  • EDITORIAL
  • CRITICAL SURVEY by Matthew Norgate
  • CASH DOWN AND NO CREDIT by Guy Morgan
  • TYPE-CASTING SCREEN-WRITERS by Martin Field
  • THOSE WERE THE DAYS by Cecil Hepworth
  • ROUND THE WORLD'S STUDIOS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • TELEVISION AND CINEMA by TAndrew Miller Jones
  • THE GERMAN FILMS OF FRITZ LANG by Lotte H. Eisner
  • INDIAN SPRING by Thorold Dickinson
  • THE NATIVE FILMS OF MEXICO by Maria Rosa Oliver
  • THE FUNCTION OF THE SPECIALISED CINEMA by Elizabeth M. Harris
  • WHO ARE THOSE TECHNICIANS? by John Shearman
  • BRITISH FILM MUSIC by John Huntley
  • DIALOGUE FOR STAGE AND SCREEN by Clifford Leech
  • ACTORS OF THE SOVIET CINEMA by Catherine de la Roche
  • THE POETRY OF THE FILM by Roger Manvell
  • STATISTICS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • BOOKS ABOUT FILMS Reviews edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • Number: FR7
    Series No.: FR7
    Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 7 1
    Editorial Board: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
    Executive Editor: Roger Manvell
    Contents (Text): Editorial; 17 Articles
    Contents (Illustrations): 59 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
    Date Published: September 1948
    Pages: 128pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6

    Contents:
  • EDITORIAL
  • SERGEI EISENSTEIN by Ivor Montagu
  • STRICTLY ENTRE NOUS by Arletty
  • MR CAPRA'S SHORT CUTS TO UTOPIA by Harold J. Salemson
  • THE MASK OF REALISM by Catherine de la Roche
  • CHILDREN AND FANTASY by Charles Crichton
  • NEWSREELS MUST FIND A NEW POLICY by G. Clement Cave
  • THE FIRST GENERATION OF THE CINEMA by Josef Somlo
  • ERNST LUBITSCH by H. H. Wollenberg
  • AMERICAN CLASSIC: THE MARX BROTHERS by Richard Rowland
  • MONSIEUR VERDOUX by Jacques Brunius
  • THE STRUCTURE OF THE BRITISH FILM INDUSTRY by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • ROUND THE WORLD'S STUDIOS by H. H. Wollenberg
  • FILMS FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING: THE UNESCO STORY by Ernest Borneman
  • THE IMPLICATIONS BEHIND THE SOCIAL SURVEY by Rachel Low
  • HOLLYWOOD'S 1948 LINE-UP by Max Knepper
  • THE SCIENTIFIC FILM by John Maddison
  • BOOKS ABOUT FILMS Edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • ILLUSTRATED SECTION Compiled by Roger Manvell
  • Number: FR8
    Series No.: FR8
    Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 8 1
    Editorial Board: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
    Executive Editor: Roger Manvell
    Contents (Text): Editorial; 14 Articles
    Contents (Illustrations): 59 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
    Date Published: January 1949
    Pages: 128pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6

    Contents:
  • EDITORIAL
  • EUROPEAN CARTOON by John Halas and Joy Batchelor
  • THE FILM OF 'HAMLET' by Roger Manvell
  • THAT 'FEMININE ANGLE' by Catherine de la Roche
  • THE JEWISH THEME IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA by H. H. Wollenberg
  • CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CINEMA by Jean-George Auriol
  • BRITISH FILMS AND THEIR AUDIENCE by A. L. Vargas
  • TOWARDS A SCIENCE OF ART by Charles Dekeukeleire
  • TARGET FOR FILM SOCIETIES by Forsyth Hardy
  • POST-WAR AMERICAN DOCUMENTARIES by Richard Griffith
  • PSYCHOLOGY OF FILM EXPERIENCE by Hugo Mauerhofer
  • THE MUSIC OF 'HAMLET' AND 'OLIVER TWIST' by John Huntley
  • THE ART OF THE FILM STRIP by Curt A. Laurentzsch
  • BOOKS ABOUT FILMS Edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • 'FULL FATHOM FIVE...' by The Editors
  • ILLUSTRATED SECTION Compiled by Roger Manvell
  • Number: FR9
    Series No.: FR9
    Title: THE PENGUIN FILM REVIEW - 9 1
    Editorial Board: R. K. Neilson Baxter, Roger Manvell and H. H. Wollenberg
    Executive Editor: Roger Manvell
    Contents (Text): Editorial; 18 Articles
    Contents (Illustrations): 57 black-and-white photographic plates showing stills from films
    Date Published: May 1949
    Pages: 128pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6

    Contents:
  • EDITORIAL
  • YOU START FROM SCRATCH IN AUSTRALIA by Harry Watt
  • THE MAGAZINE FILM by Edgar Anstey
  • THE FILM OF THE BOOK by Eric Ambler
  • THE PRE-FABRICATED DAYDREAM by Maurice Cranston
  • DESIGN BY INFERENCE by Oswell Blakeston and David Rawnsley
  • THE TWO-REEL COMEDY - ITS RISE AND FALL by Arthur Knight
  • THE DOCUMENTARY FILM by Jean Painlevé
  • 'PAISA': HOW IT STRUCK OUR CONTEMPORARIES by Roger Manvell
  • FILM CENSORSHIP IN BRITAIN by A. T. L. Watkins
  • PSYCHOLOGY AND THE FILM by Gertrude Keir
  • A TECHNICIAN'S VIEW OF THE COLOUR FILM by J. H. Coote
  • 'THE MAN WITH THE BOX BROWNIE' by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • NO DEMAND FOR CRITICISM? by Catherine de la Roche
  • THE MIRROR UP TO NATURE by Siegfried Kracauer
  • HOLLYWOOD REPORT ON A 'TREND' by Martin Field
  • THE RETURN OF ROMANTICISM by H. H. Wollenberg
  • EXPERIMENT WITH CELLULOID by Hans Richter
  • BOOKS ABOUT FILMS Edited by R. K. Neilson Baxter
  • ILLUSTRATED SECTION Compiled by Roger Manvell



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