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Happy Days

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Roger Clapp

Description:

"Period piece of 1920's starring Roger Clapp and Dorothy Stebbins." Northeast Historic Film.


You’re Putting Me On

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Don B. Klugman

Description:

"This film seems to pick up the same couple from “I’ve Got This Problem” (played by Don Klugman and Judy Harris) a few years later, as they attend a swinging bohemian party where they pilfer personal objects from the unsuspecting guests." Chicago Film Archives.


Oliver Twist

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

David Bradley

Description:

David Bradley's amateur feature film adaptation of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist.


Tense Moment

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

Thriller film about an escaped murderer, and a nearby woman who is home alone.


Spy Scoop, The

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

A group of children who film newsreels attempt to track down an escaped Nazi agent in their community.


It Crawls By Night

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

Horror film involving a family, a lodger, and the lodger's spiders.


Forgotten Gold

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith


Black Widow, The

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Carl D. Frazier

Rosalie Vandandaigue

Description:

"A short mystery film from members of the Amateur Cinema League. A group of relatives gather in a haunted house for the reading of a will. Someone among them knows a secret about the house, and uses stories about the Black Widow to try and scare everyone away. In the end, their identity is revealed and all the secrets come to light. Title cards narrate the dialogue." Chicago Film Archives.


Barriers [aka] The Triangle

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Harford G. McKinley

Description:

Promotes the all-round activities of YMCA work and their relationship to character-building. Kenyon, a one-time YMCA athlete, has "fallen into evil companionship" and become addicted to cocaine. Under the control of Chinese underworld kingpin Chang Yat, he aids in the kidnapping of a white girl. Afterwards, he discovers his old "Y" pin and recalls the role of YMCA athletics in shaping his character. Seized with remorse, he overpowers Chang Yat and helps the girl escape. Later, Kenyon returns to the YMCA. (D.J. Duffy, condensed from "Y.M.C.A. Cinema Club Produces Smart Film," Toronto Daily Star, May 31, 1930, p. 30.)
Film was sponsored or co-produced by the Central Y.M.C.A. of Toronto, and written by the club's secretary, H.G. McKinley.


Rum Row : as seen from the rum tender M.V. Hickey

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Richard Francis Heurtley Reed

Description:

"Depicts a rum-running expedition from Victoria to "Rum Row" off the California coast with the mother ship M.V. Malahat. The tender M.V. Hickey is shown transferring cases of liquor to American vessels and avoiding US Navy cutters. At San Martin Island, Mexico, the Hickey puts in for repairs." (BC Archives)

NOTE: The original reversal film was lost in the 1990s after being sent out for video transfer in Vancouver. Only the BC Archives analog video transfer is extant.


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