Title ID 6132Collection ID714
Title[Goat Alarm]
Date[ca. 1944]
CollectionNewman Family
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsAnimals Children Domestic Gardens Family Play
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionFrancis Henry Newman and Alice Margaret Clark
CameraFrancis Henry Newman
DirectorFrancis Henry Newman
EditorFrancis Henry Newman
ParticipantsMargaret Newman; May (an evacuee)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration4min. 5sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short film made by Mr. Newman in 1944, of Margaret and an evacuee, May, acting out a play that the two girls have made up together, with the help of their pet goat Wendy.


The first inter-title in the film reads: 'The First Studio Presents' over a picture of the Newman family house (see also colour film in this collection with same first title and image) this title page then goes on to say.. 'A film by F H Newman of his daughter & May, an evacuee' then 'Goat Alarm' 'A Farce'. Their play begins by introducing the two leads, Margaret and May, with close ups of the two girls. In their play the two girls make a home in a tent in the garden, and are disturbed by Wendy the goat, who causes mayhem by pulling down the tent and the family dog, who sneaks up and steals their lunch whilst they're not looking.