Title ID 5474Collection ID713
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionAdventure
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsAnimals Buildings Children Celebrations Houses Interiors Men Motor Vehicles Play Roads Shopping Service Industries Shops Urban Areas
LocalHaywards Heath
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
CameraEric Ricketts
DirectorLeslie Rodgers; Gordon Brown
ProducerHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
EditorPeggy Rodgers
WriterLeslie Rodgers
Cast(The Buyer) Maurice Puttock
FormatColour Sound
Duration8 minutes.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This amateur colour stop-motion film tells the story of a Swedish matchbox named 'Victor', who narrates his adventures from being sold in a local shop, to being discarded in the street when the matches have all gone.


In the shop, 'Victor' the Swedish matchbox, meets a British matchbox named 'Lucky' who is not very friendly to Victor. Victor the matchbox documents how his matches where used and the many events he 'attended' including a Guy Fawkes fireworks event. Later in the film Victor is rescued by a boy, who saves him from a road sweeper; but 'Lucky' is swept down the drain.

The film uses stop frame animation to create a personality for the matchbox. The film has dubbed sound, instrumental music and voice over throughout.


A still from Rescue (1968)