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Birthday parties and cake feature strongly in this compilation of childhood moments by amateur filmmaker Sid Douglas

Amateur film 1949 36 mins


A home movie that is part family record, part comedy showcase. This ‘cavalcade of antics’ makes playful use of intertitles and visual devices, accompanied by a selection of familiar pop hits. The film is from a collection of almost 100 home movies made by Sid Douglas between 1949 and 1977, capturing family and friends at home and on holiday. Although he remains unseen, Douglas’s presence is repeatedly felt as his children wander towards the camera. Featuring a colour section when the children visit their Uncle Henry.