Detail

Title ID 8342Collection ID1057
Title[Boys Fishing; Mock Fights in Garden]
Date[ca. 1959]
CollectionArthur Nixey
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Rural Life
KeywordsChildren Domestic Gardens Games Play Sport Lakes Rivers Rural Areas Dresses
Location
LocalBalcombe
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionArthur Nixey
CameraArthur Nixey
FormatColour Silent
Duration00:04:20:12
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film opens with two boys fishing in a river, and playing a western style cowboy play fight game. A younger girl and her mother join in the game, pushing and chasing each other around the garden.

Description

This film opens with two boys fishing in a river catching a small perch on their line. The boys show the fish to the camera, followed by several close-up shots of a dappled black and white Muscovy duck on the river. A larger group of children fish in the water and catch a small chub fish, where a boy plays with the fish in his hand pretending to release it and catching it again.

The next scene opens with two young boys playing in a garden with a toy gun. A girl parades through the garden in an oversized gown curtseying as she poses for the camera (?). Two younger boys chase each other and play fight in the garden, where a young girl and a woman join them in the game. They all chase each other and push each other over. The scenes include individual portrait shots of the children.