Film database
Films from 1950 to 1959, ordered by year, title

Let's Go to the Movies
Comedy
1950
https://vimeo.com/101086407

A young man arranges to meet his girlfriend but, what will he wear. A mix-up over trousers, nosey neighbours and misunderstandings result in a gentle comedy. Made as a 16mm silent film in 1950.

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Impromptu
Drama
1951
https://vimeo.com/101790978

A celebrated concert pianist suffers a badly injured hand when she and her husband are mugged in a dark Bristol alley. She cannot play again; but her daughter grows up to be a great pianist too.

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Our Good Neighbours
Documentary
1954
https://vimeo.com/100970659

The War was still only nine years into history and Civil Defence and the possibilities of atomic warfare were very much in people's minds. How would Bristol Civil Defence cope with the aftermath of an attack?
Awarded FOUR STARS in the 1955 TEN BEST COMPETITION
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You Call Yourselves Scouts
Drama
1954
https://vimeo.com/483161420

Acted by the 1st Saltford Scout Troop, two scouts catch an apple thief and so clear themselves of suspicion.
Awarded a TEN BEST TROPHY in the 1954 TEN BEST COMPETITION
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Friese-Greene Plaque
Documentary
1955
https://vimeo.com/101793786
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tST2ANtzPY
he Lord Mayor of Bristol unveiled a memorial blue plaque to William Friese-Greene, the pioneer of cinematography.

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Clifton Suspension Bridge
Documentary
1956
https://vimeo.com/101083863

After a brief pre-amble, there is a description in broad technical terms of the construction of the bridge, then the competition for the design of the bridge and finally the way the bridge was built.

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Just the Job
Drama
1956
https://vimeo.com/101084855

A Wolf Cub from the 1st Saltford Scout Group is out on a Bob-a-Job week. He tracks down some burglars and brings them to justice.
Gained a GOLD STAR in the 1956 TEN BEST COMPETITION and was awarded the BEST FICTION AWARD in the SCOTTISH FESTIVAL of that year.
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The Bird Book
Drama
1956
https://vimeo.com/483579165

Another scout film.

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The Red Scarf
Drama
1956


A drama set in Bristol and the coast.

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Western Gateway
Documentary
1956
https://vimeo.com/161372796

A film that has been used many times in many Bristol schools over the years. It tells the story of the growth of the city of Bristol from the earliest times.
Won a GOLD STAR AWARD at the 1956 TEN BEST COMPETITION
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To Have and To Hold
Drama
1957
https://vimeo.com/89778038

The light-hearted story of a male agony aunt.
Judged to be one of the Ten Best amateur films of 1958. "… impressed by its slickness, pace and smoothness, qualities usually lacking in amateur films".
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Early One Morning
Drama
1958
https://vimeo.com/483609572

Scouts track down a poacher.

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Marlborough House
Documentary
1958


Documentary about the activities of Marlborough House Training School for the Mentally Handicapped.
Awarded a TEN BEST TROPHY in the 1958 TEN BEST COMPETITION
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Claremont
Documentary
1959


A film about the care and welfare of cerebral palsied children at the Bristol Education Committee's school, Claremont.
Awarded the DAILY MAIL TROPHY as the FILM OF THE YEAR and BEST DOCUMENTARY: 1959 TEN BEST WINNER: BMA SILVER MEDAL for BEST NON-COMMERCIAL FILM, 1961: OLIVER BELL TROPHY at the SCOTTISH, 1960: FIRST IN DOCUMENTARY at AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL: BROADCAST AWARD for FILM BEST SUITED TO TV, presented by CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, 1964: WINNER at VANCOUVER AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL, 1960.
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Six Days Shalt Thou Labour
Comedy
1959


A comedy of mishaps.

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