Detail

Title ID 3753Collection ID74
TitleYouth in Danger
Date[ca. 1950s]
CollectionAlbany Cine Club
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsYouth Handicrafts Leisure Time Activities Entertainment Law Enforcement Clubs Seaside Resorts Piers [Palace Pier, Brighton] Games
Location
LocalBrighton Southwick
RegionalWest Sussex East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionSouthwick Players Film Unit
CameraGilbert Denman and Geoff Wackford
DirectorVernon Williams
LightingRonald Paxton
Other creditsFocus puller: John Hills; Continuity: Audrey Baker
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration6 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Southwick Players Film Unit present... a morality tale for the youth of Southwick and Brighton. Jeff is put off by the thought of the youth club and gets into trouble on his night out. Later, Jeff discovers the club is more fun than he was expecting.

Description

Two boys meet while walking along a street. 'Where you off to?,' asks one. 'I'm going to meet some of the boys,' the other, called Jeff, replies. They walk together. 'I'm going to the club. Like to come along?,' says the first boy. 'No thanks, I want some fun,' replies Jeff. 'You'd be surprised what fun we have,' says the first boy. 'I bet it is,' the boy responds sarcastically, as they pause outside the club. The window front of Funland is seen. Inside, boys play on arcade games. The Palace Pier is seen, its sign reading 'Palace of Fun'. Young men play carnival games and pinball machines, and children play on dodg'ems. 'And after a good time with 'the boys'... they walk along a street before they break into a propety. A policeman sees Jeff and the other boys and gives chase. 'Brought before a Juvenile court, Jeff is placed on probation... on condition that he keeps away from his former friends.'

'What are you doing tonight?,' asks the boy Jeff had met on the street before his night out. 'Oh nothing. I'm fed up,' Jeff replies. 'Why not come and see what the club's really like?,' the first boy suggests. Jeff agrees, following the boy up the steps to the club. 'Inside, many different things are happening... perspex work, woodwork, model making and dancing. Scenes of club members working on projects follow after each intertitle. A record spins before it is stopped and turned over. Boys and girls dance together. They eat cakes and drink tea. The End.