Title ID 5527Collection ID713
TitleThe Magic Lock
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionComedy
ThemeCine Club Film-Making Working Life
KeywordsCompanies Men Industry Trades Workers
LocalHaywards Heath
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
CameraRay Young
DirectorNoel Thompson
ProducerHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
EditorRay Young
WriterNoel Thompson
Cast(Roger) Roger Bowell; (Derek) Derek Jones; (David) David Chesterfield
Other credits(Graphics) Dick Rawling; (Production Team) Richard Mercer, Maurice Puttock, Liz Willerton, Rod Willerton
FormatColour Sound
Duration7 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This amateur colour comedy drama set at the fictitious Magic Lock Company Ltd is testing a new series of locks that open with voice and hand commands. However, when problems arise with the new locks, the chief designer is called in to explain the problems. The soundtrack has been removed from the opening and closing titles/ credits on this clip for copyright reasons


A still from 'The Magic Lock' (1995)

Contextual information

This film was the winner of the Albany Comedy trophy, Sussex Film Festival Club and Comedy trophies in 1995.