Title ID 1149Collection ID60
TitleBirthday For Peter
CollectionSevenoaks Cine Society
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionDrama
KeywordsBirthdays Children Clubs Trains Law Enforcement
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionSevenoaks Cine Society
CastPeter Webber; Iris Atkins; Ted Atkins
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration8 min. 45 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A fictional film in which Peter, a young boy celebrating his birthday, is abducted on his way home from school. The horrible events turn out however only to be a bad dream.


It's Peter's birthday and his mother wakes him with cards and presents. After breakfast he goes off to school, with his toy locomotive, but he fails to return at 4 o'clock. While she searches around the neighbourhood, his father arrives home to an empty house. Peter is seen in the grip of a sinister man and struggling to get away. His parents keep searching and finally call the police. Suddenly, we see the mother wake up and dash into Peter's room. He's quite safe. It was all a bad dream.


A still from Birthday For Peter (1958)A still from Birthday For Peter (1958)