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Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

John Harms

George A. Valentine

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Magnetic

Awards/Recognition:

American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1950 - Certificate Award

Description:

"'Cup of Fear' produced and entered by the Stamford (Connecticut) Cinema Club and photographed by John Harms, is a well directed, acted and photographed 'whodunit' in which one of several office employees who have been passed up in a company promotion, murders the hapless executive promoted to the vice-presidency. A cup of wine, antidote for poison supposedly fed the murderer at a dinner, proves his undoing. All shots are interiors and save for one or two, are excellently lighted and photographed. Many professional touches, such as dolly shots, dramatic camera angles, and story-telling closeups highlight the picture. Harms used a 16 mm. Bolex camera and Kodak Super-X panchromatic film." American Cinematographer, Apr. 1950, 146.

Resources:

Production credits are listed in Movie Makers (June 1951, 206).

Club Affiliation:

Stamford Cinema Club

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the New York City 8mm. Motion Picture Club in 1950, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Amateur Cinema Club of Buffalo in 1951, Buffalo, N.Y.

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