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Norma's Birthday Party And Family Get-together
Even in wartime, the fun goes on for the Hart family of Droylsden, and their friends, and dog.
Home movie 1941 10 mins Silent
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Family and friends are to be treasured, particularly in wartime, and everyone looks to be having fun in this beautifully shot film. From the cheerful group at a young woman's birthday party to a more sedate family tea, and then a sing-along around a piano, filmmaker Ernest Hart - Norma's father - provides us with a delightful record of people enjoying each other's company in difficult times.
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