TREE FOR TWO

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Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Comedy

People/organisations:

  • MARSHALL, Frank M.
  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: TREE FOR TWO

Reference number: 5626

Date: 1957

Director: filmed by Frank M. Marshall

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 8.58 mins

Description: Two mischievous young children create havoc around the Christmas tree- opening all the presents, knocking over the tree and surprising their dad!

Winner of the Andrew Buchanan Cup, for best family film (entered in the family category) at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival of 1957. Note on original can label 'Project at 24fps'.

Credits: A Lewis family film by Frank M. Marshall

Shotlist: credits (0.15) c/u brightly wrapped presents under the Christmas tree (0.26) two very young children enter room and enjoy unwrapping all manners of gifts, including toys, a bottle of wine and clothing (4.12) they then dismantle the Christmas tree, taking baubles off the branches and eventually knocking the tree over (4.38) the scene turns more disruptive, with the children throwing things at one another! (5.49) they play with glasses, piling them into a pattern (7.58) their father discovers them creating havoc, and after slipping on a toy car, knocking over the table and getting a water pistol full of brandy squirted in his eye, sits laughing (8.46) c/u Christmas card 'But I Can Still Wish You A Smashing Christmas!' (8.49) THE END (8.58)