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The Arrest of a Pickpocket
A gentleman, mob and policeman are embroiled in a fight in this 1895 film produced by Robert Paul, a version of "The Arrest of a Pickpocket" of 1895.
The Motor Bandits
An early professionally-made fiction film with intertitles which tells the story of a bank robbery and the subsequent hunt for the robbers. The film is notable for its use of a highly-developed narrative, generic conventions and location shooting.
This complex amateur drama tells the story of a cocaine smuggllng ring on the south coast of England, through a group of women and sailors, at Chichester Harbour, who try to unravel who the culprit might be.
Kidnapped. Black Feet Indians
Young people produce and star in two amateur fiction films ~Kidnapped~ and ~Black Feet Indians~. Both films are titled - the first also contains intertitles.
Amateur drama by Eltham Cine Society. A detective stops for a coffee in a bar full of criminal types. A set of stolen pearls are palmed-off from one person to the next, until they end up back in the original thief's pocket where they are found the by detective. Amateur Cine World, Specially Commended.
Where Was George?
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.
George V Silver Jubilee Procession in London
This black and white and Dufaycolor film shows scenes of HM The King, George V's Silver Jubilee Procession in London. The film opens in black and white with views of London and the official procession programme details; followed by views of the procession route taken from an upstairs window and both black and white and colour footage of the procession and marching bands. Dufaycolor was an early film system that employed a matrix of red, green and blue to produce colour on film. This matrix pattern is clearly in evidence in the online clips.
Amateur fiction film by Etham Cine Society about a couple held prisoner by 'thugs'. One of the prisoners gives a distress signal in morse code and the couple are rescued by a group of boy scouts.
The Shooting of Dan McGrew; Day Trips for Hikers
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.
[King George VI Coronation and May Day Demonstration]
This black and white intertitled film shows the Coronation celebrations for King George VI at St Paul's Cathedral. This is followed by a tour of Central London in a car which includes views of a May Day Socialist demonstration march at Hyde Park. This film concludes with a family group watching the coronation procession from a building on The Strand.
Death Let Loose
A fiction film about a scientist kidnapped by a group of Russian mobsters. A secret formula is stolen and espionage is suspected. A policeman is knocked out and later found dead on a beach. The scientist is forced to hand over the formula to the Russian mob, but a raid leads to the mob being caught in the act. This film is heavily damaged in the first part of the film.
A film illustrating and promoting the activities of the Communist Party in Sussex in 1939. The film includes the production of the party newsletter, a demonstration against unemployment, speeches at the Sussex Communist Party Congress, and a march in Eastbourne.
[Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Match at Molineux Stadium]
This colour film provides highlights of a Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves - gold and black kit) match at their home ground Molineux Stadium. Shots include a parade of the previously won FA cup trophy, being paraded around the stadium during half time.
Youth in Danger
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.
Safe or Sorry
A road safety film for children demonstrating what not to do when playing on the street or cycling on the road. Instructions on how to cross safely come form 'Safety Sam' and information is given about getting getting bicycle breaks checked.
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