Detail

Title ID 5476Collection ID713
TitleTime Out West
Date1969
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionScience Fiction/Fantasy
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsBuildings Communities Men Rural Areas Villages
Location
LocalHaywards Heath
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
CameraPierre Tester
DirectorEric Thompson
ProducerHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
WriterEric Thompson
CastFranklands Village Players
Other credits(Continuity) Hazel Baxter
FormatColour Sound
Duration25 minutes (approx)
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

When a fault develops with a time machine in a secret research facility, a service engineer is called to the lab to fix the problem but is accidentally transported into the past by the machine. The man appears in the American Wild West surrounded by drunk cowboys and poker players. He then tries to get home, meeting several characters along the way. This colour spoof-style science fiction meets western style film has dubbed sound effects and music throughout.

Description

Having been transported by time machine to the American West, the service engineer magically appears in a saloon bar surrounded by drunk cowboys and poker players. He stumbles out of the bar to find his way home and is greeted by a local man who gives the engineer a cigarette but blows himself up with dynamite whilst lighting it. The man then meets a tribe of Native American Indians who hold him captive during a display. The engineer manages to escape by distracting the group with his screwdriver, which they think should be worn on the head.

After managing to escape, the man comes across a local moonshine maker, who offers him some drink from a large stoneware jar, before driving him back to the saloon on his cart. The engineer, now drunk on moonshine, stumbles back into the saloon to drink more alcohol and gets involved in a bar fight, before being transported back to the lab once the engineers fix the machine. On returning to his own time period the man is confused and disoriented by his trip and is escorted out of the lab by a couple of security agents.

This film contains some scenes of nudity and commercial music throughout.