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Still image from Caineville in Movie Makers, Dec. 1953, 319.

Identifier:

  • AV 16MMP 13 (Source: Church History Library)

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

Glen H. Turner

Languages:

English

Length:

450 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Magnetic

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1953

Description:

"In Caineville, Glen H. Turner has now turned his camera on a Western ghost town, and with moments of sheer movie magic, he has brought it to life again. The slow turning by the wind of the leaves of an abandoned school book, and the slow pan to initials carved on a schoolhouse desk, evoke as if he were alive the youngster who carved them. In another scene, done with consummate smoothness, Mr. Turner shows an abandoned street on which a schoolboy, with books over his shoulder, slowly materializes into solid form — and then dissolves again into thin air. Surrounding Caineville always are the brooding mountains and the ever-encroaching river which implacably seeks to destroy the last vestiges of the crumbling village. Caineville is a triumph of imaginative creation over static material." Movie Makers, Dec. 1953, 320.

Resources:

The film's Ten Best win was reported on in Brigham Young Universe (Dec. 10, 1953, 6). The report states that the film runs 15 minutes and its score was composed by Dr. Leon Dallin of Brigham Young University.

This film is a part of the Glen H. Turner motion picture collection held by the Church History Library at the LDS Church (Salt Lake City, Utah).

Dallin's score and musical sketches for the film are a part of the Leon Dallin Collection held by the Sibley Music Library.

Locations:

  • Caineville, Utah (Filming)

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Repository:

Glen H. Turner motion picture collection, Church History Library (LDS Church)

Screenings:

  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in 1954, New York City, N.Y.

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