Title ID 1117Collection ID46
TitleKidnapped. Black Feet Indians
Date[ca. 1935]
CollectionBarnes Brothers
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsBeaches Children Food Law Enforcement Youth
RegionalKent (?)
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionA Barnes Brothers Production
CameraBill Barnes; John Barnes
ParticipantsJoan Barnes (~Black Feet Indians~); Pamela Barnes (~Kidnapped~ & ~Black Feet Indians~); William Barnes (~Kidnapped~& ~Black Feet Indians~); T. Jones (~Kidnapped~); M. Simon (~Kidnapped~ & ~Black Feet Indians~)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration9 min 5 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Young people produce and star in two amateur fiction films Kidnapped and Black Feet Indians. Both films are titled - the first also contains intertitles.


Kidnapped Filmed by John Barnes: Two boys kidnap a young girl as she sleeps in her bed and hold her to ransom. The girl's father is slow to respond to the kidnappers' demands - they carry out their threats to kill the girl. The kidnappers shoot dead two other men before they are caught and hanged. The duration of this film is 7 minutes 30 seconds.

Black Feet Indians Filmed by William Barnes: A film lasting 1 minute which features a gunfight between cowboys and Indians - all of the characters are played by children. The film is followed by an animated amateur intertitle advertising sweets and cigarettes.