PLUGGERS' PICNIC, the

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Food and drink
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • COCOZZA, Enrico

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: PLUGGERS' PICNIC, the

Reference number: 1119

Date: 1952

Director: d. Robert Forsyth

Production company: Excelsior Films / Wishaw Central School Youth Club Film Society,

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 12.41 mins

Description: Four school children (two boys and two girls) play truant to have a picnic, during the course of which they eat so much that they are too fat to move and are thus caught by a teacher.

[Shots include Wishaw Central School (exterior), classroom scenes and park, probably in Wishaw]

A commended film at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1952.

Credits: Scottish Association of Amateur Cinematographers. 1952 Festival. Commended film. Excelsior Films Presentation.
w. and d. Robert Forsyth
ph. and lighting W. Shields, I. MacDonald, S. Caine, H. McDougall, H. McLean
ass. d. Bertie Naismith
general supervisor Enrico Cocozza
cast Dorothy Hunter, Cathie Bence, Alex McCallum, Chick Anderson, W Caldwell, Munro D. Black, Jimmy Dickson
assisted by The Sneddons, Joan Barr, Ellice Hunter, Jenny Murray, Jo McCartney, Fred Jackson, Robin Dunsmuir, Gavin Brown, Mima Muir, Ann Smart, Margaret Baird, Nan Douglas
continuity Mary McCulloch
ed. Joan Barr & Ellice Hunter
Produced at Wishaw Central School by Wishaw Central School Youth Club Film Society.

Shotlist: Credits. c/u sign "Wishaw Central School" (1.34) Shot "Wishaw Central School", children walk in, four children talk in playground (2.15) ints, teacher gives Botany lesson, intercut with shots boys and girls whispering, one boy pellets the teacher, both are sent out (3.40) Boys sneak around outside of pre-fab classroom and pick up a bag (3.54) Exts school bell rings, girls meet up with boys and walk away from school to a park (4.27) A schoolteacher notices a door ajar and investigates, c/u sign "Headmaster" (4.37) Speeded up section, children have their cream cakes and lemonade until they are too stuffed to move, intercut with the Botany lesson continuing outdoors in the park (6.53) The truants are discovered by the class and surrounded (7.22) c/u door "Headmaster", the children face the headmaster, girls are dismissed, followed by the boys, who produce an uneaten cake, and getting stuck in, they fail to notice the two girls who trip them up. The End (12.41)