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Still image from The Raggedy Man in Movie Makers, Dec. 1949, 452.

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Andy Potter

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft

Format:

8mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With music on disc.

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1949
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1950 - Certificate Award

Description:

"In this dramatization of James Whitcomb Riley's well known poem for children, Andy Potter chose a perfect character for the leading role. It is his fine acting that bolsters the spirit of the story and outweighs the uneven exposure of a few early scenes. Imaginative camera viewpoints and an interesting musical score give pace to what might have been a tritely sentimental production. Suspense is maintained where it is needed, and the settings, both indoors and out, have been chosen with an eye for variety. Quotes from the poet's verses serve as titles. The Raggedy Man is a sensitive portrayal of childhood pathos and drama." Movie Makers, Dec. 1949, 455.

Resources:

Production details are discussed in "8mm Film Becomes Big Time" (Home Movies, Oct. 1949, 546). The article also explores how profits from the film's exhibition were given to a children's hospital in Indianapolis.

The film won first award in a Valley 8mm. Club film contest in 1949 (Home Movies, Aug. 1949, 435). It also won first award in an interclub film contest sponsored by the Los Angeles Cinema Club in 1949 (Home Movies, Sept. 1949, 468).

Locations:

  • San Fernando Valley, California (Filming)

Relevant Locations

Club Affiliation:

Valley 8mm. Club

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the New York 8mm Motion Picture Club in 1949, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Denver Cinema League in 1950, Denver, CO

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