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Nine Men and a Boat

Drama made by members of Clacton Cine Club. Daily life is interrupted by an emergency sea rescue.

Amateur film 1964 20 mins

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A short drama-documentary about the men in Clacton, all with quite ordinary jobs and hobbies, who man the lifeboat. There’s a dustman, a builder, a bank manager, a pig farmer, and a pigeon fancier, who when the coastguard calls, must leave the daily grind to race to sea. Film made by members of the Clacton Cine Club.