Detail

Title ID 1145Collection ID60
TitleHome From Home
Date[ca. 1956]
CollectionSevenoaks Cine Society
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionSpecial Effects [was: Trick]
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsBuilding Construction Clubs Cultural Heritage Houses Local Government Shopping Shops Social Problems
Location
LocalSevenoaks
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionSevenoaks Cine Society
CameraHugh Brown; Myles Ascoli; Norman Spurgeon
DirectorAlister Fearn
ProducerNeill Baird
EditorBess Lee
WriterCyril Lee
CastAnn Fauchon (Lady Gravelina Hardcore); John Lurcook (ghost)
Other creditsGeorge King (Technical Adviser); Dennis Runnicles (Technical Adviser)
FormatBlack & White Sound
Duration15 min. 55 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

An amateur fiction film in which a pair of ghosts search for new lodgings when their home is demolished for new housing. The film uses superimposition and other editing devices to depict the paranormal goings-on.

Description

Ghosts Sir Plunkett and Lady Gravelina Hardcore are shocked to find that the house they have haunted since Elizabethan times is being demolished. A newspaper advertisement informs them that the local MP offers weekly drop-ins for residents with problems. They decide to visit the MP, borrowing some contemporary clothes from a shop before doing so. He however proves to be ineffective - partly due to the shock of having the two ghostly figures appear before him. The ghosts continue on their mission, meeting the Under-secretary of the Ministry of Ruins. The Under-secretary, himself a keen but inept magician, is so impressed with the paranormal phenomena that in return for tutoring in magic tricks he finds the ghosts a new house to haunt.