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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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?
Amateur film 1959 8 mins
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This creepy film starts with newsagent posters telling of an escape from Broadmoor. We see a girl deliver newspapers to a house from which a small child emerges followed by a nanny pushing a pram. They both walk along quiet streets to a local park - followed by a sinister man. The nanny rests on a bench while the child chases her ball to an isolated spot. A shadow looms over her. Her scream alerts the nanny who finds the man on the ground revealing the Emperor moth he’s just caught.
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Amateur film 1958 9 mins Location: Sevenoaks
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Amateur film 1932 13 mins Location: Bournemouth
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Amateur film 1936 16 mins Location: Plas Newydd
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Amateur film 1963 11 mins Location: West Boldon
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Amateur film 1937 13 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A valuable necklace is stolen – but where is the thief?
Amateur film 1937 12 mins Location: Surrey
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Amateur film 1971 5 mins Location: Surrey
From the decade that style forgot comes this bonkers comedy which shows the qualities ladies must look for in any prospective husband
Documentary 1972 27 mins Location: Stratford
Slicing ham by day, gliding across a dance floor by night - introducing Mr and Mrs Rainbird, proud owners of a grocery shop on Romford Rd, Newham.
Amateur film 1949 2 mins Location: Surrey
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Amateur film 1952 7 mins Location: West Sussex
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Amateur film 1966 3 mins Location: Hampshire
A film maker's attempt to record the last steam-hauled passenger and freight trains running along the West of England mainline from Waterloo
Amateur film 1929 14 mins
Amateur film of the passage to India - complete with guest appearance by Gandhi
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2001 4 mins
The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena, including fresh insight into the mystery of The Emperor's pickled private parts.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1956 3 mins
Barclays advise West African farmers on where to keep their money via a catchy highlife song and crisp cartoon modern design
Advert 1924 4 mins
Kodak pocket cameras provide the perfect substitute for a budding portrait artist with little drawing talent. Based on the drawings of Harold Bateman.
Advert 1925 3 mins
Any Old No. 1 is not good enough for our everyman who insists on Shell motor oil and motor spirit for his car.
Advert 1975 0 mins
Three children stamp the ice cream packs with a "2p off" stamp. Look out for the special packs!
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