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Title: CORKY

Reference number: 1183

Date: 1956

Director: filmed by Enrico Cocozza

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 20 mins

Description: The adventures of a young boy in Wishaw, Lanarkshire.

Winner of the Scottish Film Council Prize - £10, at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF), 1958.

Credits: A CBC Film
cast : Norman McParland as Corky; Roslynn McLeod as Beverley; [dogs] Maxie and Jinx, supported by Helen Pettigrew, Louise Boyd, Joan Gracie, Margaret Watson, Eddie Cairns, John McCulloch, Billy Stewart, Jim Isaac; Samson Holt, John Cairns, Mark

Shotlist: Credits. (0.50) Young man in a red beret carrying painters' tools, walks to a house; boy comes out and buckles on skates (2.23) boy skates off and finds a parked motorcycle to sit on; a woman comes out of a nearby house and they wink (3.00) boys playing marbles; one boy is smoking a cigar; bigger boys try to bother them and a fight starts (4.15) A Corky's brother is caught smoking by his mother who confiscates the cigarette and smokes it herself (5.17) Corky plays on his go-cart; a driver asks him for directions (6.00) a young man carries Corky upside down; he falls on the go-cart (6.35) bigger boys try to ambush Corky, but accidentally crash into a pram instead; Corky walks on, sticking his tongue out (8.22) Corky finds a large dog and returns him to his owner, who gives him a bag of sweets for a reward (11.45) girls skipping; children run to follow the rag and bone man; Corky swaps his jumper for two balloons and ride on the cart, intercut with 'Beverley' taking a terrier for a walk; Corky offers her a balloon, and she takes both (14.25) The older boys from earlier on find Corky playing on a swing and push him too high; the rag and bone men catch them and throw them down a slope; the three play on a roundabout (17.05) Beverley is bullied by two older boys; Corky walks up with a large dog; the boys run off, Corky gives her a sweetie and they walk off arm in arm (18.40) ecs (20.00).