CHRISTMAS STORY, the

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Education
  • Religion

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Religion

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: CHRISTMAS STORY, the

Reference number: 4529

Date: 1954*

Director: filmed by Mr John Neill

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.04 mins

Description: School Nativity Play, Aberdeen.

Credits: ph. on Kodachrome by John Neill
ass. Ralph Giuliani
original play w. and p. Ada Mackie
electrician W. Mackay

Cast (in order of appearance) Mary - Celeste Fraser. The Archangel Gabriel - David Mercer. Joseph - Peter Henderson. Elizabeth - Lindsay Davidson. Zachary - John Douglas. First Shepherd - John Thomson. Second Shepherd - George Ling. Third Shepherd - Laurence Mills. First King - Patrick Buckly. Second King - David Mercer. Third King - Billy McCallion. First Angel - Jadwice Billevicz. Second Angel - Helen Anderson.

Shotlist: title (.16) opening credits (.33) The Annunciation. (0.42) Girl 'Mary' walking across the stage, she kneels in pray. C/u of her face. (1.40) Interaction between the girl 'Mary' and a boy dressed as the Archangel Gabriel. (3.25) The Visitation. (3.38) Another boy and girl meet with the children playing Mary and Joseph. Girl speaks to Mary and kneels. the boys also kneel. (6.50) The Nativity. (7.01) Mary and Joseph kneeling in pray at the crib. (8.22) Two angels come and pray. then leave. (9.05) Three shepherds sit and pray. (9.52) C/u of their faces. (10.21) Three wise men enter and in turn present their gifts to Mary. (12.40) Two angels come back and pray. C/u of all the children in the play. (14.29) ecs (15.04)