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Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Production credits:

Languages:

English

Length:

150 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1931, Special Mention

Description:

"The Hero, 150 ft., 16mm., is perhaps the best of the very short, simple film stories. Its most remarkable quality is the clarity with which a fairly complicated plot is presented within the limited footage. The greatest difficulty faced by all amateur producers of film stories, short or long, is that of making the story completely clear, with the right emphasis on the introduction of characters and plot and the development of the action. In The Hero, the Silver Screen Players have overcome this problem and, in addition, have achieved fine economy of footage and action. The acting is natural and the photography excellent." Movie Makers, Dec. 1931, 686.

Resources:

Movie Makers (Nov. 1931, 612) lists production credits for the film.

Other films of Arthur H. Smith are held by and can be viewed at Center for Home Movies as well as Internet Archive.

Club Affiliation:

The Silver Screen Players

Genre:

Form:

Screenings:

  • Screened publicly by the Silver Screen Players of San Francisco in 1931, San Francisco, CA
  • Screened by the Cinema Club of San Francisco in 1932, San Francisco, CA

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