Stephen Murray, Ian Hunter, Leonard Sachs, Ann Blake
Director : Glenn H Alvey Jnr. Production Company : Associated British Pathé and the BFI Experimental Film Fund Region : LONDON C-D
An outwardly successful politician is perturbed by a recurring vision of a childhood memory in which a mysterious green door led to a magical garden. As a result he astonishes his old friend when he refuses the appointment of Lord Chief Justice having seen the door at critical moments during his life. He further informs his friend that if he sees the door again, he will enter it.
Whilst not a commercially distributed film in accordance with our basic criteria the aspects of its background, the number of locations included and containing actors of note make this film worthy of inclusion in our listings.
It is essentially an experimental film, designed to explore the possibilities of the Dynamic Frame technique evolved by Glenn H Alvey Jnr. The aim was to combine the advantages of the new “big screens” with an ability to compose in close-up, to select detail and to emphasise mood. To achieve this, the dimensions of the frame (in this case VistaVision) change both laterally and vertically both from one shot to another or during a scene.
Screen captures and locations provided by Jules Ballantyne and uncredited now shots by Richard Lovejoy. And team work to resolve the remaining few.
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Door in the Wall, The
ditwa030. He fails to find the other arrows. Brackenbury Gardens, London W6
ditwa030n. Cars, cars, cars, cars, the bane of Reelstreets. (Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)
Door in the Wall, The
ditwa031. The only chalk marks are those made by a little girl playing, he is accused of being a liar and is debagged. The film concludes in studio sets. Brackenbury Gardens, London W6
ditwa031n. Chalk marks on the pavement are likely to be frowned upon these days. (Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)