Title ID 7938Collection ID920
TitleStocking and Dagger; Passing Time; Marvel; Death by Shock; [Percolator Demonstration]; Shadows of Greed; Fanciful Wheels; Black Out
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionWoking Film Makers
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFiction
ThemeCine Club Film-making Leisure
KeywordsWorkers Performing Arts Family Railways Women Men Cars Shopping Law Enforcement
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionWoking Cine Club
CameraWoking Cine Club
ParticipantsWoking Cine Club
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Sound
Duration25 min. 50 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of eight short fiction films produced by Woking Cine Club in the 1960s, with both dark and comic themes, sound and silent narratives. The online clip features 'Passing Time' a drama featuring two women who's harmless pastimes descend into gambling, a fight and imprisonment.


'Stocking and Dagger'

[Not online] A silent colour fiction film. A robber is disturbed at A. Twist & Son Diamond Merchants.

'Distaff Films Present... Passing Time'

[Online clip] This silent intertitled fiction film shows two women passing a clock between them, literally 'passing time'. "Alternatively..." Next, the women are seen knitting, reading, drinking tea and eating biscuits, smoking cigarettes, sewing, filing their nails, powdering their faces and playing cards. The women play cards and start to gamble. When they begin fighting, a policeman rushes in and stops them. "And finishing up... Doing Time." The two women are seen behind bars at 'Holloway Prison'.

The following fiction shorts are not online:


A strange silent narrative with trick photography and editing involving magic tricks.

'Death by Shock'

A silent black and white narrative featuring a man who becomes frightened by ghost stories.

'Presto Percolator £7 Demonstration'

A silent colour film in which a woman demonstrates the use of a coffee percolator. It turns out to be a whisky still.

'Shadows of Greed'

A silent colour story about a violent robbery.

'Black Out'

A silent black and white film about a blackout that happens after plugging in an electric heater.

'Fanciful Wheels'

A silent colour film about a man who visits several local car dealers and buys a new Hilman. He then dreams it has square wheels. [see clip below]


Contextual information

Fanciful Wheels