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Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Donald James

Languages:

English

Length:

240 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound:

Sound on film

Awards/Recognition:

American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1951 - Honorable Mention

Description:

"British cine amateur Donald S. James aided by Maureen Cottle has produced a tightly-knit comedy depicting three methods of capturing a burglar. In each episode, the same burglar enters the same home, but in each case, different methods are taken by the householders to effect his capture. The low key lighting is very effective and good editing has resulted in very professional results on the screen. Narration and sound effects on the recorded track round out the superior treatment of this better than average amateur effort." American Cinematographer, May. 1951, 192.

Resources:

This film is a part of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection held by the East Anglian Film Archive. A copy of the film is also held by the Looking Through Time archive; see their archive catalog.

Club Affiliation:

Fourfold Film Society

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Repository:

Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive

Screenings:

  • Screened on a tour of New Zealand's amateur film clubs in 1953, New Zealand

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