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This twenty minute silent film represents the surviving footage of the first film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel 'Little Dorrit', a story of love, money and imprisonment in the Victorian era.
This short excerpt from a Bognor Regis Film Society production features a woman on stage, being undressed by a man disguised as an old woman. The woman only realises the deception when all her clothing has been removed and she is nude. An intertitle reads: 'Horreur! Cette vieille est un vilain Monsieur! Sortez!!!' [Translated: Horror ! This is an ugly old man! Get Out!!!]. The film has been damaged so the visual quality is poor.
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.
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.
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.
Amateur drama by members of Etham Cine Society about a businessman who commits suicide because of mounting debts.
[BRFS Test Film: Cross Currents]
|Date||[1936 - 1937?]||ID||8182|
A short test film produced by the Bognor Regis Film Society in the making of a longer fiction film entitled Cross Currents. The film, recorded on location in a harbour, opens with members of the society in medium close-up talking to each other. Following this, scenes from the film are seen being acted out on board a tall sailing ship. The full film can be found on TID: 9871 - "Cross Currents".
Ashford Hospital Appeal
A film by amateur film-maker Dr. Victor Don, advocating the important and costly work carried out by ambulance attendants, doctors, chemists, anesthetists and nurses at Ashford Hospital in Kent during 1937. A short narrative sequence opens the film, during which a man is taken to hospital after being hit by a car.
The Good Old Days
An animated 'wizard in the wall' shows an impatient banker how much easier life is with electrical appliances when he transports him back to his great great great grandfather's time, where there are no light bulbs or light switches, electric heaters or irons, no fridges and no hot baths. A film by Merton Park Studios, produced in 1938.
The Last Chord: The Life Story of a Merchant Seaman
A fictionalised account of the life of a young merchant seaman, which includes footage of his wedding. The crew of the RNLI lifeboat 'Charles Cooper Henderson' rescue him after he is shipwrecked, causing great relief to his wife and child. The poetic images were originally edited to a classical score; a similar score has been reinstated for the online version.
New Faces Come Back
This partially-dramatised documentary traces the story of Jim, a flight engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force who was badly burned during a Second World War aircraft accident. Jim undergoes reconstructive surgery and social rehabilitation at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. His experiences earn him membership in the notorious Guinea Pig Club.
Chance in a Lifetime
|Date||[ca. late 1940s]||ID||756|
A fictional film made by The Ashford Association Film Society which tells the changing fortunes of two bricklayers. The changes are caused by ill-health and by betting on the football pools and horse-racing.
A drama about a man who goes for an interview but things take a very strange turn.
A ‘chase’ drama about a man and woman who are locked out of their house and need a ladder.
"Late Again"; Second Annual Garden Party; Filming “It Goes Like This”
A compilation of three films relating the the Sevenoaks Cine Society.
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