Film ID: YFA 76 A PHOTOGRAPHER'S DAY OFF 1935 Visitor TabsDescription This humourous film documents how the "photographer" spends his day off enjoying a day in the swimming pool with his family, purportedly shot by the camera itself. Title - A Photographer's Day Off My View of Noel T. Beardsell By his Cine Kodak Title - Why are films always credited to the Photographer? ~ It's the Camera that does the job! Title - Here's MY "Boss" enjoying a Day Off! Did HE take this picture - or did I? There is a shot of Noel in a robe, stripping down to his swimming trunks. Title | Water a bit cold, eh? That's nothing to the shock he'll get when he sees the film! He dips his toes in the water and jumps around on tiptoes. Title | And don't say Mrs B works the camera She's in the picture, too Mrs Beardsell is by the side of the pool. Title - I sympathize with Mrs B. We both know how much the "Boss" depends on US. Noel splashes himself in the pool as his wife sits by the side. Title - The 'Boss' thinks this is clever - I could do it standing on my head! There is then a short sequence of Noel diving into the water played in reverse to give the impression that he is jumping out of the pool. Title - Going off the deep end as usual Another shot of Noel splashing about. Title - After which - of course - he wanted a rest Noel gets out of the pool and dries himself off, laying the towel on the ground afterwards. Title - ...and refreshment Noel's wife pours him a cup of tea outside on the grass. Title - He thinks HE has an eye for colour - - - but MINE's the EYE that matters! It's focused right on Master Peter now. The film switches to colour and there is a shot of Peter playing with a stick in the pool. Title - But not losing sight of David David also has a long rod of bamboo. Title - This proves it's All My Eye! Peter pushes a toy boat along the pool. Title - Someone said "Li-Lo" - So I slipped round to This side for safety Peter is lying on a li-lo with David behind. Title - I'll have to "Lie Low" anyhow - the Boss's wife's about again. Mrs Beardsell comes out into the garden. Title - That's what I call a Splash of Colour The boys are in the pool and the dog is shown chewing something. Title - Even the Boss couldn't help making a good picture of this. David is now on the li-lo being pulled along by Peter. Title - Hullo! Someone else keeping an eye on them. A woman is sat by the side of the pool. Noel dives in and gets on the li-lo, with David sat on top of him and Peter in a rubber ring. Title - And if you still think it's Mr NTB pressing the button - here he is on the screen again. Noel does a jig with a bamboo cane. Title - Great Scott! I believe he spotted me that time. Noel looks straight at the camera and comes towards it, and the film comes to an end. Title - Good-bye - I'll have to make a quick Fade-out.