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A Bench in the Park
A Bench in the Park

A Bench in the Park 1951


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A Bench in the Park 1951

11 mins Wales

A tramp makes the most of a man-of-the-road's reputation to achieve a nap on his favourite park bench, small but not insignificant creatures jumping in to help him repel all invaders such as a dandy poodle and his mistress. Referred to as "a Llandaff Court Vignette", this silent film is reminiscent of dramas from the 1900s. Enacted by members of Llandaff Citizens Association Drama Group, it is beautifully filmed in a Cardiff park by Cardiff Amateur Cine Society [CACS].

Bryn Calvin Thomas excels as the tramp and the other accomplished players are Muriel Evans (The Girl), Elton Stacey (The Boy), W E Phillips (The City Gent), Muriel Harrison (The Lady) and Dandy Rowles, a poodle, plays The Poodle.

National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional




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