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Harry Watt (1906–87) / Basil Wright (1907-87)

The iconic GPO Film Unit’s Night Mail (1936) is credited to two directors and producers, Harry Watt and Basil Wright (the latter was responsible for the script). Wright’s most celebrated film as director is another GPO Film Unit production 1934’s Song of Ceylon. Watt’s later Target for Tonight won an honorary Academy Award in 1942.

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