Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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A sophisticated bookish blonde proves to be a murderer’s nemesis in this atmospheric thriller-with-a-twist from the Eastbourne Cine Group
Amateur film 1979 7 mins
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This thriller starts with an off-screen bank robbery and murder followed by a man walking through streets and woods wearing distinctive shoes. A newsagent's poster reads 'Bank Murder' and the story also appears in the Stop Press. The killer enters a train compartment occupied by a blonde woman reading a book. He hands her a threatening note. She, however, manages to remove the killer’s gun from his pocket. The title of her book is revealed to be The Gunman and the Pickpocket.
Birthday For Peter
Amateur film 1958 9 mins Location: Sevenoaks
Peter’s birthday is one his suffering parents would rather forget in this harrowing film from the Sevenoaks Cine Society
The Broken Swastika
Amateur film 1932 13 mins Location: Bournemouth
In this bizarre 1932 short film produced by the Bournemouth Cine Society, a swastika pendant becomes a plot device in a kidnapping drama.
Amateur film 1936 16 mins Location: Plas Newydd
Catapult-wielding democrats take on wader-wearing fascists in this ‘Plas Newydd’ drama filmed by the Marquis of Anglesey.
A Pocketful of Fear
Amateur film 1963 11 mins Location: West Boldon
Buckle up for some asphalt angst on a tense 1960s road trip on and off the A19.
It Happened Thus
Amateur film 1937 13 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A valuable necklace is stolen – but where is the thief?
Amateur film 1959 8 mins Location: Surrey
There are echoes of Fritz Lang in this short film about a shadowy figure following a child through woodland - but what is his true purpose?
Woodcroft Hall Women's Fellowship Outing
Amateur film 1961 26 mins Location: Eastbourne
You too can see the Eastbourne sights courtesy of this 1961 amateur film
Holiday in May
Amateur film 1952 17 mins Location: St Leonards
Join the Youngs as they tour a number of historic coastal towns and resorts during a May holiday in the early fifties
Day Trip to Eastbourne
Amateur film 1963 6 mins Location: Eastbourne
Join the Diamonds on a day trip to sunny Eastbourne - with packed beaches, a splendid pier and a visit to a model village inside a military fort
Amateur film 1969 8 mins Location: Eastbourne
A haunted mirror is the gateway to Halloween horror in this eerie tale from the Eastbourne Cine Group
Amateur film 1964 11 mins Location: Eastbourne
Watch these men in wellies and waders as they attempt to remove five-thousand bream from a small lake in Sussex - in a single day!
Amateur film 1946 15 mins Location: Battle
Enjoy an austerity holiday in Eastbourne with the Corder family in this delightful colour film from 1946.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Shiraz: A Romance of India
Historical drama 1928 106 mins
This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.
Building the 3rd Orpington Boy Scout Group Headquarters
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Orpington
Follow construction of the new Scout Hall, from breaking ground to the finishing touch - the mounting of a moose head!
National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Fete at Erith
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Location: Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.