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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.


Great Discrepancy, The

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Roger Clapp

Description:

"Amateur stage play directed by Roger Clapp and starring Dorothy Stebbins." Northeast Historic Film.


Bob Benchwarmer in Trouble

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Falconer Thomas

Description:

"A tale of a misguided farm boy who gets into trouble trying to get his girl in the big city." Minnesota Historical Society.


Streetcar to Heaven

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

"Filmed by Arthur H. Smith of San Francisco, the story opens with Jackie, a lad of 4 years, playing on the sidewalk near his home. Observing a kitten crossing the street, his natural inclination toward pets impels him to run into the street after it. An unseen car bears down upon the boy and the driver is unable to avoid striking him down. Jackie is rushed to the hospital where his life is saved with difficulty, although he will be permanently crippled. The doctor advises Jackie's parents that although he has survived the operation, the lad has only a short time to live." Home Movies, Dec. 1946, 749.


Forgotten Gold

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith


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.


Il était une plume

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Lachapelle

Description:

"A film by CBC Montreal video technician Robert Lachapelle about a little boy who steals a classmate's pen, suffers pains of conscience and finally confesses to his teacher" The Ottawa Journal.


Restless Journey

Date produced: 1963

Filmmaker(s):

Hugh Greig

Description:

"This amateur film attempts to portray conflict within a religious sect where blind adherence to a selfish demanding leader is compared to the freedom offered by progressive contemporary society" Library and Archives Canada.


Suetonius Version, The

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

Stanley Fox

Gerald Newman

Description:

"The Suetonius Version is Stan Fox’s last 16mm amateur film. The story is about a university professor who is fascinated with one of his young female students." (Royal BC Museum)

This film was shot on the UBC campus, including in the closed stacks at the UBC Library.


Nemesis of Roger Riddle, The

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Stanley Fox

Description:

At home in the evening, a sophisticated young woman entertains an awkward male friend of her brother. They make small talk and dance to records -- but the boy's social anxiety overwhelms him, and he disappears in a puff of her cigarette smoke. (D.J. Duffy)


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