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The Resource The best of men, written by Lucy Gannon ; produced by Harriet Davison ; directed by Tim Whitby, (videorecording)

The best of men, written by Lucy Gannon ; produced by Harriet Davison ; directed by Tim Whitby, (videorecording)

Label
The best of men
Title
The best of men
Statement of responsibility
written by Lucy Gannon ; produced by Harriet Davison ; directed by Tim Whitby
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Towards the end of the second world war Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and is appalled to find the partially paralysed spinal patients heavily sedated and left to rot with bed sores. He immediately begins a new regime,disposing of old equipment and sedatives, bringing him into conflict with stern Sister Edwards and pompous consultant Cowan, as well as the patients. However the sister backs him when she realises he is treating her charges as people, not patients, talking to them and involving them in musical entertainments and sporting activity. Soon Whitehall are sending him all their spinal patients and, with visits to the pub and wheelchair sports taught by an army sergeant, he becomes the men's hero. With the war over Ludwig organizes national wheelchair sports competitions which will in turn lead to the establishment of the Paralympic games
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
PG
Language note
  • English audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Eddie Marsan, Rob Brydon, George Mackay
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1992-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brydon, Rob
  • MacKay, George
  • Marsan, Eddie
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Runtime
90
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  • Guttmann, Ludwig
  • Stoke-Mandeville Hospital
  • Paralympic Games
  • Made-for-TV movies
  • Paraplegics
  • Sports films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The best of men, written by Lucy Gannon ; produced by Harriet Davison ; directed by Tim Whitby, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Isbn
9781608830251
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887020275
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
BEME 601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00116450
  • 739106
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The best of men, written by Lucy Gannon ; produced by Harriet Davison ; directed by Tim Whitby, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Isbn
9781608830251
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887020275
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
BEME 601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00116450
  • 739106
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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