ROBOT THREE

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Science and technology

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Horror

People/organisations:

  • COCOZZA, Enrico

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: ROBOT THREE

Reference number: 1111

Date: 1951

Director: filmed by Enrico Cocozza

Production company: CFU [Connoisseur Film Unit]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 12 mins

Description: Fictional story following the lines of a Frankenstein type horror movie: A grim scientist, when two of the robots he has created fall in love, orders his third robot to destroy the "male" one. The "female" robot susequently seduces her creator scientist into drinking from a poisoned cup, and makes her escape.....

Robot Three was awarded the Victor Saville Trophy (for most outstanding film) and the Alfred Hitchcock Cup (for best Fiction Film) at the 1952 Scottish Amateur Film Festival.
Adjudicator's comment - " Impressive, bold and dramatic use of colour."


Credits: CFU [Connoisseur Film Unit] Production
ass. d. Graeme Cullen
ph. James Craig
ass. ph. Gerard Cahill
act. Sadie Curran, Les Crawford, Victor Atkinson, Enrico Cocozza, Oscar
ed. Enrico Cocozza
lighting Henry Blakeway, John Murdoch
props William Mackay, Harold W. Marson make up Elizabeth Crawford, Betty Heron wardrobe Louise Torrance
continuity Pattray Ash
stills Henry Blakeway, Iris Lahey

Shotlist: opening credits (1.51) A grim scientist orders one of his androids to destroy another, after finding out it has fallen in love with a third, "female" robot. She seduces her creator into drinking from a poisoned cup, and makes her escape... (18.33)