CHIEF'S HALF - DAY, the

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Subjects:

  • Animals

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Edinburgh Cine and Video Society (ECVS)

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: CHIEF'S HALF - DAY, the

Reference number: 5905

Date: 1961*

Director: filmed by W. S. Dobson

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.30 mins

Description: Film of Chief Constable William Merrilees on a half-day when he visits animals at the zoo and a children's home.

See also refs T0323 and 6369 for footage of William Merrilees.

Credits: sc. Nickola Sterne
p. T. Leslie Jackson

Shotlist: shot of front cover of "big red book": title This Is Your Life: William Merrilees, OBE pages of book are turned to show photographs from the TV show, including Eamonn Andrews (0.45) Shot of Merrilees writing at his desk, leaves office, c/up of diary: 19 Wednesday, visit Joey and Fiona, Write Walt Disney ref., gift of Greyfriars Bobby to children's home, Raeburn for dinner (1.33) shot of Greyfriar's Bobby painting (1.41) Merrilees, wearing kilt, leaves office (1.54) exts as he visits and talks to the penguins at the zoo (4.38) ints as he then visits a hand-reared baby chimpanzee, who, wearing a nappy and cardigan plays with him, untying his shoelaces (9.31) penguin enters the house and interacts with Merrilees (10.09) he leaves the house (10.12) shot of Merrilees carrying "Greyfriars Bobby" dog up a driveway to a children's home where he is met by children with different physical handicaps and their carers (12.38) he hands the dog to a nurse and picks up a child they all go inside (13.11) children wave goodbye (two in Brownie uniform) and he leaves waving with both hands (13.30)