FORTY-ONE religious orders and congregations will be represented in the film, "The Master Calleth Thee," which has been made by Mr.
Andrew Buchanan for the Daughters of Our Lady of Good Counsel—a
lay organisation with its headquarters at 27 Claverton Street, Westminster, which exists to encourage and propagate religious vocations among women and girls.
All the principal parts are taken by girls who are potential vocations. The girl who takes the part of Our Lady has already joined the Helpers of the Holy Souls.
The film (writes Grace Conway) lasts about three-quarters of an hour and has been made in 35 and 16 mm. sizes.
It is to have three special performances at the Hammer Theatre, London.
Afterwards it is hoped to show it
at cinemas in and around London and in the provinces.
Most of the film was shot at the Convent of the Holy Cross in Carshalton. Surrey, with a cast of about 25 and " supers," including a South African girl, a Chinese girl and three coloured children.
Robert Speaight speaks the commentary.
Inquiries for the film have already come from Ireland, the U.S.A. and Australia, and copies will be sent to these countries very shortly.
"The Master Calleth Thee" was originally a play produced by the organisation some time ago. Many of those who took part have already become sisters.
The Hammer Theatre, 113 Wardour Street, has been booked for a general showing of the film to the public for the week beginning on Monday. April 16, to Friday. 20 (both dates inclusive), at 8 p.m.
Admission is free.