Title ID 7941Collection ID920
TitleMurder in Camera
Date1972 - 1973
CollectionWoking Film Makers
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionCrime/Detective
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsParks Children Performing Arts Men Film Making
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionWoking Film Unit
CameraWoking Film Unit
ParticipantsWoking Film Unit
FormatColour Sound
Duration9 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A killer, who photographs his victims, is caught out by a young girl on a common in this Woking Film Unit production. The film has dubbed narrative for some scenes.


The title of the film, presented by Woking Film Unit, is seen written on film in a stills camera. A man takes photographs of a girl in her room. A struggle ensues and he kills her. He takes a photograph of the body. A man steals the camera from the back seat of the killer's car. A young girl sees him. When developing the camera film, the man finds the pictures of the dead girl. He returns to the killer's car and waits until he returns, following him in his own car as he drives home. After ringing the doorbell, the killer answers. The visitor explains he has information about the man's stolen camera. 'In that case you better come in," says the killer, before he is shown the photographs developed from the camera film. "They're nothing to do with me," he insists. "I think you took the photographs, you better think about it," says the man. Later, the killer phones the man, arranging to meet on the common the next day. "I'm not playing this game," says the killer. "I'll do something about it," insists the man. As he walks away, the killer knocks the man over the head with a wooden post and takes a photograph of the murder scene. The girl, who earlier witnessed the man stealing the camera, takes a photograph herself of this second murder. The killer gives chase but she outruns him and reaches a telephone box, where she calls the police. The killer, out of breath, collapses onto a bench, where he hangs his head in his hands. A montage of shots replay scenes of the two people he killed. The police arrive to arrest him. The End.

Related resources


Surrey History Centre

Album of 8 photographs from the film (8070/4/1)