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Still from Nantucket, a Chapter from Early America in Movie Makers, Dec. 1943, 454.

Date produced: 1943


Russell T. Pansie




400 ft





Sound Notes:



ACL Ten Best 1943 - General Class


"In filming Nantucket, A Chapter from Early America, Russell T. Pansie chose a happy subject for Kodachrome — the weatherbeaten grays and pastel colors of the ancient buildings of Nantucket. Most color films are made with an effort to present colors as brilliantly as possible, but this picture is a delightful exception, and it is a notable example of the versatility of color film in the hands of a competent cameraman. In Nantucket, A Chapter from Early America, we see the orderly streets of the island, the historic buildings that date from the early Eighteenth Century, the mansions built by the prosperous sea captains of the Nineteenth Century and we glimpse the island's natural charm. But, in the brief footage that he wisely allowed himself, the cameraman has achieved more than an architectural study; he has reproduced the atmosphere of life as it was lived in the past." Movie Makers, Dec. 1943, 474.


Discussed by Pansie in "Nantucket" (Movie Makers, April 1944, 144-145, 166).

The film was available in the ACL's Club Film Library. It is also simply known as Nantucket.


  • Nantucket, M.A. (Filming)





  • Screened by the Hartford Cinema Club in 1944: Hartford, CT
  • Screened by the Brooklyn Amateur Cine Club in 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Cine Group of the Schenectady Photographic Society in 1944: Schenectady, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Kenosha Movie Makers Club in 1945: Kenosha, WI
  • Screened by the Philadelphia Cinema Club in 1945: Philadelphia, PA
  • Screened by the Cinema Club of San Francisco in 1945: San Francisco, CA
  • Screened by the Winnipeg Cine Club in 1949: Winnipeg, MB
  • Screened by the Miami Movie Makers in 1950: Miami, FL
  • Screened by the Long Island Cinema Club in 1950: Long Island, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Edmond Movie Club in 1950: Edmond, OK
  • Screened at a Brazilian International Amateur Movie Contest in 1950: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Screened by the Amateur Movie Society of Denver in 1952: Denver, CO

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