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Still from The Inside Story in Movie Makers, Dec. 1945, 474.

Date produced: 1945

Filmmaker(s):

Dan Billman

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With music on disc.

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1945 - General Class

Description:

"With the help of four wild ducks and two cooks, Dan Billman, jr., has produced a gay film of contrasting culinary abilities. With understandable economy, he has allotted only one duck to the novice cook, while three are given to a jewel of the kitchen. The preparation of the birds in competent hands is a delight to watch, for the closeups of each step are examples of superb interior lighting. The abandon with which the beginner mixes the dressing and what happens to her stuffed duck in cooking are presented in ludicrous contrast. The Inside Story has as its climax an attractive sequence of serving the perfectly roasted birds at a family dinner. A light touch is added by gay titles and their accompanying sketches, while special mention must be made of the fine scene shot from outside the house at night, to reveal the warm interior of a pine paneled room through the black tracery of the casement window frames." Movie Makers, Dec. 1945, 494-495.

Resources:

Discussed by John C. Lauber in "A Winning Recipe" (Movie Makers, Oct. 1946, 386, 399-401). Also discussed in "Current Film News" (The Educational Screen, Sept. 1946, 405).

The film was purchased for distribution by Pictorial Films Inc. in 1946 (Movie Makers, Oct. 1946, 393).

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the Hartford Cinema Club in 1946, Hartford, CT
  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in 1946, New York City, N.Y.

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