Edge of the World

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Edge of the World ★★★ 1937

Moody, stark British drama of a mini-society in its death throes, expertly photographed on a six-square-mile island in the Shetlands. A dwindling fishing community of fewer than 100 souls agonize over whether to migrate to the mainland; mean-while the romance of a local girl with an offislander takes a tragic course. Choral effects were provided by the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. 80m/B VHS, DVD . GB Finlay Currie, Niall MacGinnis, Grant Sutherland, John Laurie, Michael Powell; D: Michael Powell; W: Michael Powell.