Theme Cine Club Film-making
Many film collections made by amateur cine societies from the region are held in the archive. Collections include films made by societies in Sevenoaks, Brighton, Bognor Regis and Haywards Heath amongst others. The cine societies often made films recording local events of importance such as royal visits, storms, carnivals, and current fashions. The making of short amateur fiction films were also a feature of many of these societies.
Films in this theme:
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Camera Mag No. 2 Edition
Film by the Eltham Cine Society, recording various events and activities in 1939. The film includes the making of a cricket bat, scenes at Castlewood and St. James's parks, the use of vinyl LP sound recording equipment, and government ministers visiting RAF Hendon and Biggin Hill.
Amateur crime drama filmed by the Eltham Cine Society in the newly built Corona Cinema, Swanley. A police inspector investigates a series of robberies at the Corona cinema being leaked to the local press.
Murder at the Theatre Royal
A murder mystery that takes place at the Theatre Royal. Famous tenor Maxwell Foster is murdered in his dressing room by Trevor 'Taffy' Jorden. When evidence is found that proves his guilt, Jorden frames his love rival Jack Merridew before committing suicide.
Mrs Newlywed’s First Dinner
Made in the late 1940s this humorous amateur fiction film depicts a young wife who decides to cook fresh fish for dinner. After a series of culinary disasters she admits defeat and buys fish and chips from the chip shop.
[Civil Defence Unveiling of Coat of Arms]
Short item showing speeches, and the unveiling of a new coat of arms for Leatherhead Urban District Council.
[1. Screen Test. 2. Face Make-Up]
Two films photographed by 'Sonny' Hanson for the film-making arm of The Ashford Association Film Society. The first film contains the screen tests of male and female amateur actors; the second records an actress having her make-up applied.
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.
Cinderella: A new version of an old story
A humourous, contemporary retelling of Cinderella, complete with ugly sisters, a fairy godmother and Prince Charming. The film was made by The Ashford Association Film Society and includes an early acting appearance by British radio and television presenter Robert 'Bob' Holness.
This amateur fiction film tells the tale of a group of ramblers who show disrespectful behaviour at Knole Park, one of the National Trust's properties. In response, ghostly figures appear at an ancient oak tree and temporarily turn the ramblers into deer.
Youth in Danger
Southwick Players Film Unit present... a morality tale for the youth of Southwick and Brighton. Jeff is put off by the thought of the youth club and gets into trouble on his night out. Later, Jeff discovers the club is more fun than he was expecting.
Scenes from the an agricultural show at Eridge Show Ground near Tunbridge Wells.
Round the Town
The film follows a cine camera man as he films scenes around the town of Tunbridge Wells, including Trinity Church, the Town Hall, the Opera House, the Pantiles, Chalybeate Spring and scenes of floats from the Tunbridge Wells Festival procession.
Various every day activities shown in reverse motion.
A drama about a man who goes fishing and meets a girl but they go their separate ways.
A drama about a man who goes for an interview but things take a very strange turn.
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