Title ID 7493Collection ID141
Title[Family Scenes; Car]
DateJuly 1944
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsAnimals Buildings Domestic Gardens Everyday Life Family Farming Houses Rural Areas Uniforms
LocalNorth Crawley
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionEmile Lauste
CameraEmile Lauste
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration6min. 10sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This short film made by Emile Lauste shows scenes from East End Cottage at North Crawley, Buckinghamshire. The group, which includes Bessie and Emile, are seen doing housework and relaxing in the grounds of the cottage; their group includes two soldiers, presumably on leave.


The film opens with colour images of Alva helping a woman out of a parked car outside East End Cottage at North Crawley. The same woman is then seen being accompanied by an older man. Another woman inspects roses in a garden and a young boy plays with a large rabbit on a lead. Two men in military uniform walk in the garden. Emile and Bessie Lauste are seen briefly sitting in the garden.

Dark black and white shots of inside the house; a fire burns in the grate. Two women fetch water from a well; they return to the house, one of them carries a dead rabbit. They talk to a dishevelled looking man in the lane that runs past the house. Bessie is seen relaxing in the garden and watching a woman who is looking after pigs.


A colour still image taken from TID 7493, showing Alva Lauste opening a car door for a woman aged in her seventies, to exit the vehicle. The woman is dressed in a green-brown two piece dress suit holding a small dark coloured handbag. Alva is dressed in a mixed green-brown suit jacket and dark coloured trousers, looking at the woman with a neutral expression on his face.