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Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Ernest Page

William Palmer

Languages:

English

Length:

3 reels

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1932 - First Place
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1932 - Equipment Prize, Bell & Howell Company, Filmo 70DA Camera or a Filmo J. L. Projector
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1932 - Equipment Prize, Max Factor Make-up Studios, Make-up kit
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1932 - Equipment Prize, Hollywood Film Enterprises, Model B Cine Voice Home Movie Talking Machine
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1932 - Equipment Prize, Home Movie Scenarios Inc. one scenario, choice of one HMS matte box, choice of any HMS filter and one HMS scene slate
IAC Film Collection, East Anglian Film Archive

Description:

"All of the players in this picture were boys in a summer camp who upon discovering that one of their members has a movie camera decide to make a motion picture. Like all youth they decide to imitate and based their story on Tarzan. The producers of this worked up a splendid bit of comedy, interjected a fine piece of melodrama with an Alger Jr. finish that rounded it out into a production that many of the judges felt would have been worthy of showing in any theatre. The acting, direction, story and handling as a whole was considered equal to many a professional comedy." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1932, 7.

Resources:

Palmer and Page discuss the production of their film in "Following the Scenario Through" (Movie Makers, June 1933, 244, 253).

The film is also discussed in "Meet the Prize Winners.... Ernest W. Page and William A. Palmer" and "Making a Prize Picture" (American Cinematographer, Jan. 1933, 28-29, 43).

The film's equipment prize winnings in the American Cinematographer contest of 1932 are listed in American Cinematographer (Jan. 1933, 25).

This film is a part of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection held by East Anglian Film Archive.

Locations:

  • Napa County, California (Filming)

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Repository:

Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive

Screenings:

  • Screened at Eastman's Little Theatre on Dec. 6, 1932: Hollywood, CA
  • Screened by the Cinema Club of San Francisco in 1933: San Francisco, CA
  • Screened by the Kansas City Cinema League in 1933: Kansas City, MO
  • Screened by the Berkeley Amateur Movie Club in 1933: Berkeley, CA
  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in 1933: New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened on a program of American Cinematographer contest winners in 1933: Pendleton, OR
  • Screened at the Indianapolis Public Library's Cropsey Auditorium in 1934: Indianapolis, IN
  • Screened by the Los Angeles 8mm. Club in 1936: Los Angeles, CA