CHRISTMAS

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Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • MARSHALL, Frank M.

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: CHRISTMAS

Reference number: 1668

Date: 1937

Director: filmed by Frank M. Marshall

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.20 mins

Description: A children's Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.

[An amateur prize-winning film of 1937].

Credits: cast Nairn Marshall & Muriel Marshall

Amateur Cineworld Prizewinning Film 1937.

Shotlist: Credits (0.15) ext. house and c/u Christmas cards (0.50) int. children playing by the fire (1.11) "Oh Santa, please bring me ..." (1.16) shot of models of London Transport bus, car racing, a writing desk [which has "Nairn" scratched onto it] (1.16) shots of girl looking up the chimney (1.26) shot of baby doll, doll's clothes "flying" from a trunk (1.10) boy takes his hand away from the chimney covered in soot (1.41) "What a mess Santa will make!" (1.47) children put newspapers down in front of the fire (2.11) children get ready for bed and put their stockings up (2.34) "Santa will think that's Daddy's Nairn" (2.41) children go to bed and the boy dreams of toys, then wakes up and finds a pipe, tie etc. in his stocking (3.49) "Let's see if Santa's been downstairs!" (3.53) children go downstairs and are frightened away by Santa Claus (4.57) children wake up in the morning, look at the toys in their stockings, eat their sweeties (6.03) "Hurry! There'll be more things downstairs" (6.08) children play with their hoped-for toys; Muriel writes a thank you note to Santa on Nairn's new writing desk (8.38)Party programme; Dancing. Broken Bridges, Spin the Plate, Bunny Races, I Dree I Dree I Dropped It, Tea (6.34) children playing games from party programme; children sit at table and eat their tea; pulling crackers, c/u boy in a party hat, eating and drinking (11.40) ext. house and of the children sleeping; boy has nightmares; his sister dries his eyes (13.06) "Cuddle down again and perhaps a fairy will come!" Children asleep with the boy dreaming of a fairy (13.45) Finis (13.54)