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Production still from The Black Door in Movie Makers, July 1932, 299.

Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Hal Morey

Languages:

English

Length:

3 reels (1200 ft)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1932 - Fourth Place

Description:

"Everyone is familiar with the fine work turned out by the Greenbrier Amateur Movie Club of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. This club was given the fourth prize for their production "The Black Door," which has been honored in other contests conducted both here and abroad. This organization shows a fine sense of production values and an insight into what is required to build the proper suspense in motion picture entertainment." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1932, 7

Resources:

Production details and credits for the film are listed in "Amateur Clubs" (Movie Makers, July 1932, 299).

Also discussed in "Amateur Clubs" (Movie Makers, Nov. 1932, 481), which notes how the film came to feature a U.S. Army air squadron. This mention also notes that the film was entered in an amateur film contest sponsored by the English publication The Era.

Locations:

  • Greenbrier, West Virginia (Filming)

Relevant Locations

Club Affiliation:

Greenbrier Amateur Movie Club

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Screenings:

  • Premiered at a Greenbrier Amateur Movie Club meeting in 1932, Greenbrier, VA
  • Screened at Eastman's Little Theatre on Dec. 6, 1932, Hollywood, CA
  • Screened by the Bolton Amateur Cine Association in 1933, Bolton, England
  • Screened at the Indianapolis Public Library's Cropsey Auditorium in 1934, Indianapolis, IN

Screenings Map


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