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Still image from I Walked A Crooked Trail.

Identifier:

  • Accn2451 (Source: Orland L. Tapp scrapbooks, 1946-1970)
  • 1248470 (Source: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

O. L. Tapp

Production credits:

Languages:

English

Length:

900 ft (22m 25s)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With music and narrative on wire.

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1950 - Honorable Mention

Description:

"In I Walked a Crooked Trail, O. L. Tapp has lured a good deal of motion and humor out of what must be one of the world's most static subjects — the Arches National Monument. Remembering that story interest is an important part of cinematics, Mr. Tapp has kept his very competent camera trained on continuous human action, letting his travelog unwind itself, very subtly, as a background. The film is limited by the essential triviality of its theme — the unfolding of a practical joke. But within its limits it does very well indeed." Movie Makers, Dec. 1950, 467-468.

Resources:

Orland L. Tapp scrapbooks, 1946-1970 Archives West.

The film is titled I Walked a Crooked Path in its record at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. It is also referred to as I Walked a Crooked Mile in Movie Makers, Sept. 1952, 250.

Tapp credits two collaborators on the film – Al Londema and Bill Langton – in "The Reader Writes" (Movie Makers, Jan. 1951, 7).

Locations:

  • Grand County, Utah (Filming)

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Repository:

University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.

Screenings:

  • Screened by the Utah Cine Arts Club in 1951, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Screened by the Oklahoma City Movie Makers Club in 1952, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Screened on the program "The Kodachrome Mirage: The Vanishing Films of the Utah Cine Arts Club" as part of the Friends of the Marriott Library’s film series in 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

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