|Title ID||4898||Collection ID||657|
|Title||The Shooting of Dan McGrew; Day Trips for Hikers|
|Collection||Eltham Cine Society / John Purvis Howard|
|Theme||Cine Club Film-Making|
|Keywords||Accidents Law Enforcement Leisure Time Activities Outings Social Problems|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Duration||12 min. 07 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Two amateur comedy dramas from the Eltham Cine Society. The first tells a story of a murderer who is captured, escapes and is captured again. The second has a group of walkers encounter mishaps as they take a picnic.
"The Shooting of Dan McGrew"
This short fiction tells the story of the criminal 'Flash' Horace and starts with a fight at a card game. The felon escapes by car as a drunken policeman gives chase. Escaping from jail, the killer is pursued by a pair of men. All are shot and go to heaven. Here, the gun-toting criminal usurps God's throne before order is restored.
"Day Trips for Hikers"
In the second madcap adventure, a group of hapless hikers go on a rural ramble. They have no tin-opener and beer gets spilt all over their picnic. Feeling frisky the couples start kissing but are chased by an angry local.