CHILDREN OF THE CITY

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Subjects:

  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Education
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • War

Genres:

  • Sponsored
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: CHILDREN OF THE CITY

Reference number: 0291

Date: 1944

Director: d. Budge Cooper

Sponsor: MOI for the Scottish Education Department

Production company: Paul Rotha Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 30.00 mins

Description: A dramatised study of child delinquency in Scotland, filmed in Dundee. Brief shots of Boys Brigade.

See Donald Alexander and Budge Cooper papers.

Credits: written by Budge Cooper
ph. Wolfgang Suschitzky
ph. ass. Seymour Logie
[p. Donald Alexander]

Shotlist: REEL 1
Credits (.40) group of boys break into shop. Two policemen check the shop and catch them (3.40) shots of tenements. Shots of boy's family and home. Street-scenes (6.08) shots inside other boy's home. Street-scenes. Arrival at juvenile court. (Commentary explains operation of the court) (14.40) First boy visits a Child Guidance Clinic with his mother [in real life, Dick McTaggart's (the boxer) mother]. He is examined by an educational psychologist (15.58)

REEL 2
A social worker talks to his mother while a medical psychologist tests him (1.58) a Probation Officer collects the second boy from his home. They drive away in a car. Street scenes and gvs of the journey (5.50) They arrive at an approved school and the boy is shown around (7.05) shots in various classrooms and workshops. Boys working in the fields and felling trees (9.26) general shots of backcourts, children in the streets, etc. general street scenes (11.10) shots of Boys' Brigade, cycling, country dancing. Children in the street, including shots of them playing - "sword fighting" etc. Shots of boys doing woodwork, rugby and dancing (13.45)