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Image from Movie Makers, Dec. 1937, 603.

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Harry S. Smith

Languages:

English

Length:

3 reels (1200 ft)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1937 - Honorable Mention General Class

Description:

"The able talent of the Rockville Cinema Club again has produced an excellent photoplay. In Notoriety, the acting of this seasoned group of players sets a high standard for amateurs, and the work of the leading lady deserves special mention. Able direction and camera work help to carry along a story which has a few weak spots in its structure, for the film has a surprising amount of suspense, which is unusual in amateur dramatic ventures. There are several smooth comedy sequences that are extraordinarily well handled, and there are interior scenes of outstanding quality in lighting. The work of this group constitutes a good example to those who feel that good films are made only with elaborate equipment, for this picture tells its story in straightforward, workmanlike sequences filmed with the simplest of accessories." Movie Makers, Dec. 1937, 629-630.

Resources:

Discussed by Harry S. Smith in "Rockville Centre Presents" (Movie Makers, Feb. 1938, 74). The article states that the production of Notoriety lasted eight months.

Locations:

  • Long Island, N.Y. (Filming)

Relevant Locations

Club Affiliation:

Rockville Cinema Club

Genre:

Form:

Screenings:

  • Screened by the Rockville Cinema Club at a gala hosted at Morris High School in 1938, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Screenings Map


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