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A fictional film based on the short story Deux Amis by Guy de Maupassant set during the Franco-Prussian war.
|Date||[1925 - 1931?]||ID||8184|
This amateur silent film was produced by the Bognor Regis Film Society in the late 1920s [?]. Members of the society act out a series of random and eccentric scenes, using a number of special camera effects that add to the unconventional nature of the film.
Scenes filmed at Reigate Carnival in 1928 and 1935 by members of the North Downs Cinematograph Society. Elaborate floats and fancy dress costumes feature throughout.
Bognor Regis Review
|Date||1929; [ca. 1930s]||ID||3167|
A compilation of local news in and around Bognor Regis. The items have been edited together at a later date; intertitles, some animated, introduce each item.
Scenes filmed at Reigate Carnival in 1930 and 1933 by members of the North Downs Cinematograph Society. Elaborate floats and fancy dress costumes feature throughout.
This fictional film was produced by the Bognor Regis Film Society in the 1930s. Set in a fictional hotel near Goodwood, a thief persuades his wife to help him steal some pearls belonging to a wealthy guest. However, the plot goes wrong when his wife falls in love with another guest and refuses to take part in her husband’s plan.
What a Hunt
This silent black and white fiction film shows a parish vicar hosting a garden party in the village of Norbog. But guests get a surprise when they come face to face with an escaped lion. A car accident leads to a romance, as a large group of villagers search for the lion. Upon returning to the church yard they find a child in a lion costume... is this the lion?
This complex amateur drama tells the story of a cocaine smuggllng ring on the south coast of England, through a group of women and sailors, at Chichester Harbour, who try to unravel who the culprit might be.
What and What Not
A compilation of local news and events in and around Bognor Regis in 1931 including; Bognor from the air, the Mirror Girls in performance, the Schneider contest, boating in Bosham, Commander Daniels and Captain Barnard air circus.
Amateur drama by Eltham Cine Society. A detective stops for a coffee in a bar full of criminal types. A set of stolen pearls are palmed-off from one person to the next, until they end up back in the original thief's pocket where they are found the by detective. Amateur Cine World, Specially Commended.
Camera Mag No. 1
Film by the Eltham Cine Society, recording a funfair on Woolwich Common in celebration of the Jubilee, gardens at Well Hall Pleasaunce, scenes showing every day uses of electricity, model boats on Blackheath pond, steam ships at King George V dock and scenes of the cine group themselves - making a film. Amateur Cine World, Specially Commended
Jubilee Carnival 1935
Scenes of the Woolwich Jubilee Carnival filmed by members of the Eltham Cine Society. The Carnival Queen is crowned, a fete is held, a production of Twelfth Night is staged, sporting events are held and a carnival procession with floats is concluded with a thanksgiving service.
Where Was George?
This silent black and white fiction film tells the story of a man named George who feels undermined by his wife. Upon receiving money left to him by a relative, he sets about fixing his domestic troubles by visiting a hypnotist. Working with a colleague, he plans to mislead his wife by going on holiday to Brighton without her. George tells his wife he is on a business trip. Unfortunately for George, she foils his plan and tracks him down at a hotel.
[Silver Jubilee George V]
|Date||[25 May 1935]||ID||8186|
A short Dufaycolor film made by the Bognor Regis Film Society, which shows celebrations in the town, to mark the Silver Jubilee of George V in 1935. Large crowds line the street to watch as a parade of floats and walking groups processes through the decorated town. Dufaycolor was an early film system that employed a matrix of red, green and blue to produce colour on film. This matrix pattern is clearly in evidence in the online clips.
Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Bognor Regis
This black and white film provides highlights of a parade with procession and floats in Bognor Regis for HM George V Jubilee Celebration. The parade is followed by a sports display on a playing field, a fire brigade demonstration and closes with a fireworks display.
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