Detail

Title ID 5028Collection ID694
TitleWhere Was George?
Date[ca. 1936?]
CollectionBognor Regis Film Society
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionDrama
ThemeCine Club Film-Making Seaside
KeywordsFamily Holidays Law Enforcement Leisure Time Activities Men Railways
Location
LocalBrighton
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalScotland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionBognor Regis Film Society
CameraBognor Regis Film Society
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration00:41:28:10
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This silent black and white fiction film tells the story of a man named George who feels undermined by his wife. Upon receiving money left to him by a relative, he sets about fixing his domestic troubles by visiting a hypnotist. Working with a colleague, he plans to mislead his wife by going on holiday to Brighton without her. George tells his wife he is on a business trip. Unfortunately for George, she foils his plan and tracks him down at a hotel.

Description

A fiction film about a man named George who is heavily managed by his wife. George receives a sum of money as an inheritance and seeks advice from a hypnotist, who advises him to go on a seaside holiday to Brighton. George packs his bag and leaves his wife at home telling her that he is going away on a business trip with a work colleague Mr Smith. The wife, sensing something is not right, hires a pair of private detectives Ike and Mo, to find out what he is up to. Whilst away, George is taken in by three girls that want to have fun by spending his inheritance money. He buys them gifts and takes them on a motorboat ride. The detectives follow George's colleague Mr Smith, the wrong man, reporting back to George's wife in photographs. George's wife sees through the trick and tracks her husband down at a hotel. George flees back home, but his wife knows all and is not too pleased with him. In her frustration George's wife smashes a plate over his head. The film closes with 'The End' title.

Stills

A still from Where Was George? (1936)A still from Where Was George? (1936)