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Gita a Fauglia [Trip to Fauglia]

Date produced: 1941

Description:

documentary


Glengarry Topical News No 17

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Harold Preston

Sidney Preston

Description:

"Local newsreel - includes items on the 'New World Wonder Tunnel' in Merseyside, March 31st 1934; Manchester City football team is welcomed home after winning the FA cup at Wembley - includes scenes at North Edgeley Station and Piccadilly Square - A royal visit to Manchester and Liverpool, July 17th / 18th, 1934. King George V is greeted by large crowds as he opens the new Central Reference Library in Manchester and the new East Lancashire Road in Liverpool. The newsreel concludes with shots of Stockport’s floral tributes." (NWFA Online Archive)


Glory Road, The

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Clifford Decker

Description:

"The Glory Road is a film story of flying fists and hard punching youngsters battling their way to the top of the amateur boxing world. It records, with amazing completeness and verity, the actual ring contests of the 1938 Golden Gloves championship fights. Taking up the story at the bottom of the ladder, Dr. Clifford Decker pictures the long grind of training, the whirl of preliminary elimination fights, the trip of a local picked team to New York for the semi finals and the eventual rise of a Binghamton boy to the Eastern championship after a victory in Madison Square Garden. A sizable accomplishment, this film is more than a mere record. The producer has added imagination and has built up a significant continuity with stirring crises. Although the vast bulk of material, necessary to make the document complete, rather overbalances the film and detracts from its pure motion picture value, The Glory Road is an extraordinary picture." Movie Makers, Dec. 1938, 618-619.


Grange Lido

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Thomas William Harris

Description:

"Bathers enjoy the sun and sea air at the popular saltwater lido at Grange-over-Sands, on the Cumbrian coast overlooking Morecambe Bay. Stylishly designed by the council's surveyor Bernard Smith, the Art Deco lido, with its mushroom shaped pool, opened in 1932. It soon proved to be massively popular with swimmers and spectators alike, in keeping with the 1930s vogue for healthy outdoor activities." (BFI Player)


Ice Follies 1947

Date produced: 1947

Filmmaker(s):

Oscar H. Horovitz

Description:

"Filming indoor spectacles is difficult, but it is made doubly so when the staging, actors and lighting facilities are in a constant state of flux. Yet Oscar H. Horovitz, in his Ice Follies 1947, has solved these problems with technical perfection. Points of filming vantage are carefully chosen, from which sequences of the major acts and personalities are imaginatively recorded. An intelligent use of varying focal length lenses contributes the near shots and closeups so necessary to a well rounded study of this kind. Mr. Horovitz more than maintains his position as one of the master craftsmen in his chosen field." Movie Makers, Dec. 1947, 538.


In Search of Switzerland

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Laurie Day

Stuart Day

Description:

"Holiday footage taken by Laurie and Stuart Day during a fortnight’s break in the Swiss Alps prefaced by, and concluding with, scenes involving Laurie and Stuart Day at home in Stoke on Trent" (EAFA Database).


Inaugurazione del Lawn-tennis Club C. de Braida [Inauguration of the Lawn-Tennis Club C. De Braida]

Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Renato Spinotti


Interlude in Happy Isles, An

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Delmer J. Frazier

Description:

"An Interlude in Happy Isles, made by Dr. Delmer J. Frazier, is one of those comparatively rare vacation pictures that tell their story in detail, but only in that detail which will mean something to an audience that did not have the good fortune to take the same trip. We have no road signs nor guide maps (except for cinematic effect), we don't even know where "Happy Isles" may be. All we know is that the Frazier family has a delightful time there; that they plan their trips with care; that they love the woods and the wild life; and, finally, that their appreciation of it all thoroughly entitles them to an interlude of pleasure. This film is an excellent technical job — the interiors at the beginning of the picture are beautifully lighted, and follow shots of the squirrels in the woods are quite amazing. However, it is the continuity of this picture, with its well planned incidents, that gives it Honorable Mention." Movie Makers, Dec. 1936, 549.


Isle of Man for Holidays

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Harold Preston

Sidney Preston

Description:

"Members of the Preston family on holiday in the Isle of Man. Various locations around the island are visited - including Douglas, Derby Castle and Onchan Head. At Groudle Glen, people are seen having a ride along a miniature railway and a zoo keeper is filmed throwing fish to a hungry sea lion in its concrete enclosure. Further scenes include close up shots of the Laxey Wheel in motion and a manx cat. Concludes with footage of the seafront at Ramsey." (NWFA Online Archive)


Isola dei pescatori [Island of the Fishermen]

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Achille De Francesco


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