A despairing man on a suspension bridge has his wallet stolen. (clip)

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  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire


  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
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  • Housing and living conditions


  • Amateur


  • COCOZZA, Enrico


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 1126

Date: 1956

Director: [filmed by Enrico Cocozza]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 9 mins

Description: Fictional story of a man who commits suicide after a series of events. The title, meaning Incubus, is the name for a demon that preys upon women in particular, although it may also attack men.

See paper archives at 3/7.

Credits: CBC Film
With Louise Boyd, Gavin Brown, Enrico Cocozza, Iain Hull, Jack Griffen and Jack Smith

Shotlist: Man sells cigarettes, slumps over a table in his cafe (1.22) Sunset; v/o "sabba dukkha , saba anatta , sabba anika" (?) [possibly Pali Buddist chant], man leaves the cafe by a back door (1.48) man hitches a ride on a horse and cart, intercut with tracking shots of sky through trees (2.20) Man walks behind a pair of young drunks who sit on a stair step (3.17) Man meets a woman in Kelvingrove park, and share her cigarette; they walk off (4.50) Shots of the suspension bridge at Glasgow Green Man slumps over the rail, young man stands nearby; Man stands up to leave and is robbed by younger man (6.25) Man solicits woman on the Granite Steps, near to Park Circus (7.11) walking down road's verge away from Ravenscraig Steelworks, man stops, holds onto a signpost hopelessly, then throws himself in front of a car (7.48) he is taken to the roadside by the driver, and expires, saying "mehr licht" [more light] (8.20) upwards pan to roadlight v/o "sabba dukkha , saba anatta , sabba anika" (?) (8.49)