GLASGOW TAKES CARE OF ITS OLD FOLK

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Institutional care
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone
  • Scottish Films / Thames and Clyde Productions
  • Glasgow Corporation

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: GLASGOW TAKES CARE OF ITS OLD FOLK

Reference number: 0135

Date: 1949c

Director: d. Stanley L. Russell

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Welfare Department

Production company: Thames and Clyde

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.34 mins

Description: How Glasgow takes care of its old people through the provision of Old Folks' Homes, including Forest Hall, Crookston Home, and Woodburn Home.

Credits: cameraman Frank McLachlan, assisted by Tim Bothwell & David Hanley
comm. w. Jan Jack
comm. s. James McKechnie
m. Peter Russell
sd. Leevers Rich
ed. George Mitchell

Shotlist: Credits (0.33) view of Forest Hall, v/o "640 hospital beds, 500 more are for old people who need constant care" (1.08) shots of Crookston Home and the cottages for the elderly. A new resident, Harry Robb, arrives. (1.27) c/u sign Mr Robb is welcomed at reception (2.15) c/u sign "Crookston Home... dedicated to the aged citizens of Glasgow...on 23 Oct 1954 by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Provost of Glasgow Alexander B. Swan" (2.19) ints. the Men's Dayroom, old men playing dominoes and snooker (2.53) shots in dormitory (3.18) doctor's round with ward sister (3.38) sick room, in the women's quarters; woman, fingers bent with rheumatoid arthritis knitting, c/u photograph of Royal visit in 1947 (4.10) the Women's Day Room (4.29) gvs kitchen (4.50) gvs male and female dining rooms (5.14) gvs cottages and grounds; ints. cottage, with Mr and Mrs Rae; a cottage for a single person (6.13) rations are delivered to a cottage from the main home, for tea and breakfast; dinner being served in Dayroom (6.35) Collecting pensions from visiting post office officials; v/o mentions 21s goes to the home (6.54) c/u playbill for pantomime "Goody Two-Shoes", Douglas Byng and Betty Frankiss, exts theatre; old folk arriving by bus (7.16) exts. Woodburn Home; shots of active elderly, setting tables, chatting, etc. (8.13) ints. shared room (8.27) shots of a draughts game (9.10) The End (9.34)