Alberto Cavalcanti (1897-1982)

The Brazilian-born film director and producer Alberto Cavalcanti is probably best known for directing the Ealing Studio films Went the Day Well? and Nicholas Nickleby. He learnt his trade at the General Post Office (GPO) Film Unit, where he spent seven years, eventually becoming acting head. During his time at the GPO Film Unit, he worked on many projects, most notably: Coal Face (1935), Night Mail (1936), Message to Geneva (1937), Four Barriers (1937), and Spare Time (1939).

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