"Short wide screen amateur film made by George Ives, a Chicago Metro Movie Club member, and edited by Kenosha Cine Club member Ron Doerring. A corresponding 1/4" audio reel for this title is also housed at CFA, but has yet to be digitally transferred" Chicago Film Archives.
"Hunting, cast of "Boy," played by Winthrop Rolfe, and "Dog," played by Teddy. Boy, walks with Dog through the forested mountainside, gazes at views over the alley, drinks water from a rushing stream, and kneels to shoot at birds." Notes by (NHF) Chris Reed and Chris Castiglia, June 2013
"Young girl plays house, cares for doll, irons doll clothes." oldfilm.org
"Supernatural thriller made by a teenage girl." Filmpreservation.org
"15 year old Mary is bored. With her parents permission she writes her chum Martha to come for summer vacation and they will make a movie. In the meantime two convicts escape from the nearby prison. To frighten the girls away the convicts decide to play ghosts. Film ends with posse, capture and hand colored inferno." Oregon Historical Society.
"Journey Through a Day is a beautiful and restful film of a day in a young boy's rural life. The colorful photography by Dale Johnson of Dallas is excellent. He packs a solid day of carefree existence into 17 minutes of entertainment and wishing it were your day" PSA Journal, Nov. 1969, 56.
"Escape, a black-and-white film from Richmond, Surrey, England, is by Alan Lavender. This is a story of a small boy's life under a difficult marital situation and how all of the problems are solved with one final blow. The story is not new, but is handled cleverly and holds audience interest to the very surprising end. 14 minutes" PSA Journal, Nov. 1969, 57.
"Dear Little Lightbird was entered as an experimental film by Leland Auslender, who also won one of the four top awards in the Class C category. He has a way with color, light and angles, and this talent easily put his film in the Top Ten. It's a story of a little boy born with an incurable disease, and how his three years of life brought into focus all the wonders of nature and this world around us. Perhaps this 18-minute film could be shortened somewhat, but it doesn't seem to matter for the film surrounds you with unusual shots of the simple things most of us miss in the helter-skelter of everyday life" PSA Journal, Oct. 1968, 49.
"The Saga of the Lonesome Cowboy is a film edited to a record, but the handling of the children who play the various characters was so good, the judges felt, that they wanted the maker to be commended for his ability and his patience" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 38.
"Gold for the excellent trick work in its dream sequence in which a young boy imagines, in a neatly feathered "balloon" above his head, the adventures he is about to have in the forest" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 36.
"The Marble begins with two boys fighting over a game of marbles, and as one boy, Larry, chases one of the little spheres into the street, he is hit by a car and ends up in the hospital. His friend is deeply hurt over this, for he realizes it is his fault. He prays, calls on the local minister, does all he can to get his friend Larry to live. While at the church he has a vision that Larry is in church with him; then, in a flash Larry is gone" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.
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