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Apartment C

Date produced: 1951

Description:

"What happens when a pair of jewel thieves masquerading as house painters get into a lady's apartment to elude the police is entertainingly told in this club production by the 8mm. group of the Seattle Amateur Movie Club. John F. Herman, the director, keeps the action moving, while the players discharge their roles for the most part with good humor. J. W. Crock and George Hayden contribute ably as the cameramen. Although the cutting, as with so many amateur dramas, is not as swiftly paced as one might wish, Apartment C is an engaging example of cooperative filming." Movie Makers, Dec. 1951, 411.


Daggy Shog Caper, The

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Edward A. Burgess

Description:

"The Daggy Shoe Caper takes less time to view than it does to read this review. The film lasts only 45 seconds, but in that time we learn an important lesson in life. You see there is this daggy shog and he puys a biece of meat. But when he sees his weflection in the rawter he gets selfish and mabs for the greet the other daggy shog has and - you've heard that one before, but the moral of the story is a new one! Great humor" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 37.


Door Was Locked, The

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Denver Sutton

Description:

"Describes locking devices and other means by which citizens can protect their homes. Emphasizes protection and prevention, and shows consequences of failure to provide security for homes." via WorldCat.


Hobo or the Peregrinations of a Pie, The

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Description:

"This is a film about a hobo who steals a pie from a windowsill." Library and Archives Canada.


How to Catch a Burglar

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Donald James

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.


Junkman’s Holiday

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

Sidney Shurcliff


Little Sherlock

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Charles J. Carbonaro

Description:

"Already well in the forefront of contemporary photoplay producers, Charles J. Carbonaro has taken a marked step onward in his current comedy, Little Sherlock. Simply planned yet smoothly integrated, this new production tells a delightful tale of the precocious daughter of a photographer, who was always "helping" father. How, during a surprise robbery of their home, she records the crux of the event with Daddy's amateur movie camera provides a denouement which is both satisfying and successful. In Little Sherlock, Mr. Carbonaro has more than maintained the suave lighting and impeccable technical standards for which his work is known; he now wins new honors with a display of genuine talent for light comedy direction. To both of these credits must be added praise for his own acting of the busy cameraman and for the portrayal of the eager apprentice by his own daughter, Alice." Movie Makers, Dec. 1937, 603.


Love in Bond$

Date produced: 1958

Filmmaker(s):

Charles E. Phillips

Description:

"The Toronto Movie club has cast several of its members in a comedy involving the boss, his daughter, and two bond sales-men. The usual conflicts-the daughter's choice finds some difficulty with her father. And there are two gunmen looking for easy money. A different touch of the old story, well paced, with a fine cast who move about with comic realism" PSA Journal, Nov. 1958, 46.


Nut Bolts, The

Date produced: 1951

Description:

Comedy about a psychiatric hospital patient who attempts an escape. Two inept hospital employees fail to retrieve the patient, allowing him to encounter a child whose scooter offers a chance at a faster getaway.


Polite Burglar, The

Date produced: 1929

Filmmaker(s):

Sadie Andrews

Description:

"A man entertains a married woman in her own home. He has previously stolen money from her husband’s wallet and hides the money in a book. The woman in turn removes the money from the book and keeps it for herself. The husband discovers their dalliance and orders the man to go. The man returns and accuses the couple of stealing his money. A burglar interrupts the proceedings. The burglar searches the pockets of the husband and removes (what looks like) another woman’s handkerchief. The burglar then searches the pockets of the man and the wife, discovering the money. The burglar offers the money to the husband in order to recompense him for embarrassing him in front of his wife and proceeds to steal other items from the room, leaving his revolver on the floor. The burglar says farewell. The husband and the man square up to each other" (EAFA Database).

"This film was specifically produced for a meeting of the London Amateur Cinematographers’ Association on 27 March 1929. The film was the basis of a competition for the club members. The club’s members in this case were invited to record the mistakes incorporated into the film. The report in Amateur Films notes that the competition was won by Mrs Nora Pfeil, who recorded approximately 30 mistakes" (EAFA Database).


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