Detail

Title ID 5060Collection ID716
TitleHelping Jessie in the Garden
Date1968
Genre/TypeAmateurFictionComedy
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsDomestic Gardens Gardening
Location
LocalCamberley Blackwater Valley
RegionalSurrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionGeorge W. & F. M. Adams
CameraGeorge W. & F. M. Adams
ParticipantsAdams family and friends: George W. Adams; F. M. Adams; Jessie Adams (wife); Michael Adams (Eldest son of George Adams); Wendy Adams (youngest daughter)
FormatColour Silent
Duration00:05:46:00
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A short fiction comedy where various mishaps occur to family members in their suburban garden as two teddy bears look on.

Description

Main Title: “Helping Jessie in the Garden”. The Adams family, including their teddy-bears, relax in the garden reading magazines. But the garden is a mess so Jessie storms out of the house ordering everyone to get busy. The bears prefer to sit and watch the mayhem that ensues. Water-pipes are broken, carpets are 'mown' and everyone ends up in the pond. Even Jessie gets chased around the garden by a demonic lawnmower. The teddies laugh so much at the antics of the humans that one of them falls off the wall and into a dustbin.

Stills

a still from 'Helping Jessie in the Garden' (1968)