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Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Francis J. Barrett

Languages:

English

Length:

100 ft

Format:

8mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound:

Synchronized sound on disc

Awards/Recognition:

American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1950 - Trophy Award, 8mm. Black and White Class.

Description:

"'Overdose,' filmed by Francis J. Barrett, of Seattle, Washington, is an expertly photographed dramatic photoplaylet, done in 8mm. black and white. The story concerns two young men sharing a room together. One, a writer is upset by annoying tactics of other who, sensing this, plans to put his friend out of his misery. He brings him a cup of coffee to which he has added sleeping tablets. A fight ensues and the other strikes his benefactor down with an ashtray. It is then he discovers the sleeping pills are not fatal. The plot is simple, but the acting is expert, and complemented by the dramatic low-key lighting and highly effective camera handling, presents a very professional bit of cinematic artistry. Barrett used a Bell & Howell 8mm. 'Sportster' camera and Ansco Hypan film." American Cinematographer, Apr. 1950, 134.

Club Affiliation:

Seattle Amateur Movie Club

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the Seattle Amateur Movie Club in 1950, Seattle, WA
  • Screened by the New York City 8mm. Motion Picture Club in 1950, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the 8mm. Club of Rochester in 1950, Rochester, N.Y.

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