London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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Speedboats, vintage convertibles and a helter skelter at Littlehampton all conspire against a young woman and her hat on a date with destiny.
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Filmed mostly in Littlehampton and directed by amateur filmmaker Fred Platell, My Hat is a light-hearted rom-com made by members of the Sutton and District Cine Society. The film features some impresive props for an amateur short, including one listed in the credits as 'Lady Jane Uvadyer Grey', a reference to the handsome 1920s Morris Cowley Bullnose convertible. Alongside what is premuambly a note from it's generous owner: Four gallons oil, and please check the petrol.
This film is from the collection of Sutton Archives