Title ID 5477Collection ID713
TitleThe Stranger
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionSuspense
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsCars Children Houses Men Old Age Religious Activities Religious Buildings Villages Women
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
CameraHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
ProducerHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
Cast(Stranger) Maurice Puttock
FormatColour Sound
Duration3 minutes
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This amateur short colour suspense thriller tells the story of a man who visits a grave to lay flowers, and believes he hears a ghostly voice. Shocked - he runs off dropping the flowers. This film is silent with music and dubbed sound effects throughout.


A man visits the village of Fletching, to put flowers on a grave. Not being from the town, many of the local villages look at him strangely as he walks to the graveyard. Upon getting there, he lays the flowers to hear a ghostly voice at the grave, indicating it is not happy with the flowers he offers. Shocked - he runs off dropping the flowers. Two boys appear laughing from behind the grave, having played a trick on the man. But as they run off, a voice from the grave says: 'cheeky young devils'.


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Contextual information

This film was entered into the Albany Film Competition in 1970 awarded with 2nd place overall.