This is the second part of a film by Charles Chislett of a tour he and his wife Grace made of a tour of Africa (see 329). The second part starts where the first part finishes at Victoria Waterfall, and then visiting Johannesburg, Durban, Zululand and Lourenco.
A well shot film of a reconstructed robbery using many classic narrative film techniques such as linear editing to show the progression of the robbery investigation from initial report to capture of the criminals. This is coupled with a narrator who explains the different police procedures and how they combine to solve crimes. The methodical recording of information is highlighted as one of the main elements of the detective work which enables the police to work as a whole unit - from the police on the beat to the CID - to solve all crimes. It is well shot and has good examples of police-wear as the CID still where smart hats, good lighting and cinematography and logical editing work in harmony to get the films message across.
This is a short film of members of the Sailors' Children's Society on holiday at a beachside resort.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and shows a truck driver being stopped by DOE Inspectors who are checking vehicles for road worthiness. There are shots of the repair of his wheel drums as well as footage of the truck driving through a busy city centre.
This film documents an outing taken by a group of disabled children to Bridlington, East Yorkshire in 1939. The children spend the day on the beach and finish the trip with a Punch and Judy show.
This is a film of a family holidaying at an unknown Italian coastal resort.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.