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Image from Movie Makers, Dec. 1939, 606.

Date produced: 1939


Walter F. Hinkle




400 ft





Sound Notes:



ACL Ten Best 1939 - General Class


"No better example of human interest in a vacation film will be seen for a long time to come than was exhibited in Two Perfect Weeks, made by Walter F. Hinkle. Strangely enough, there was practically no material of actually catching fish, yet the film gives one the impression that the party consisted of all genuine fishermen and that no more dyed in the wool sportsmen could be found than these happy vacationists. Starting with a clever introduction, the film moves rapidly along into camp. Here, a most handsome array of interest packed close shots serves to tell the story of tired business men at play, until the entire audience is ready to sit down and enjoy a meal of freshly cooked fish. The film ends in a novel way. To signalize the return to civilization, each member of the party is seen shaving off the beard that grew during the two weeks at camp. Although each of the group is introduced by means of a different type of activity, the picturization is at no time slow or dull. The secret lay in the fact that there was no "monkey business" in front of the camera, but rather a good collection of intimate views of the persons going about their various tasks. The color titles are well executed." Movie Makers, Dec. 1939, 632-633.


Discussed by Hinkle in "Dramatized Fishing" (Movie Makers, June 1940, 268, 294-296). The filmmaker offers suggestions for improving continuity and his "ten commandments for making good movies."

The film was a winner in the 8mm class of a Chicago Cinema Club amateur film contest in 1942 (Movie Makers, March 1942, 126).





  • Screened by the Edison Camera Club in 1940: Chicago, IL

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