Monty Carl O'Knight

1934 , Monken Hadley (Greater London)

A hapless lawyer helps a nasty family chase the fortune of a rich patriarch.

Amateur filmmaker, cinema historian and railway engineer H.A.V. Bulleid uses trick photography and slapstick humour in a tale of a hapless lawyer and a fortune gone to the dogs. When Grandma - a woman with 'a big fortune and a small dog' - dies suddenly, her family call upon hapless lawyer Monty Carl O'Knight to read the will. When it emerges that Grandma has left her entire fortune to the dog, the family attempt to make the dog bite Monty, thus voiding the will. But is it possible that Grandma never actually owned the dog? And could the whole thing be a dream?

Featured Buildings

Wood House Estate, Hertfordshire

Keywords

Dogs; Lawyers; Wills

Intertitles

Grandma -- She had a big fortune and a small dog... Mr. West -- He had a wife, a daughter and great expectations -- [Envelope:] WILL. [Letter:] Dear Lawyer, Re. a will! Come up nd see me sometime!! [Mrs:] May West Mr. Monty Carl O'Knight, lawyer. He was adept at wine cases. [Telegram:] URGENT... Go and read a WILL at:- Clifford road, house no.:- 99 "-- says he"s the lawyer, mum." [Will:] I leave all my money to MY DOG. June West, X Chauffeur, Y Cook. "This will would cease to be valid if the dog bit someone." "Excellent...We'll make him bite you." "Why won't the vicious little beast bite him?" "'Food for though,' the Missus said." "Do you believe in give-and-take?" "My own poor, dear, sweet, pretty, long-lost Fido!" "All is now well............sweet lady..." "My wife!" "My hat." "Wake up! In my young days, girls were asleep at this hour." The End.

Other Places

Wood House Estate, Hertfordshire

  • Maker : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Production company : Wood House Pictures

  • Director : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Script : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Camera : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Camera : M.C. (Marjorie) Bulleid

  • Other : L.H. Fowkes (titles)

  • Monty Carl O'Knight Elmer Quane (aka H.A.V. Bulleid)

  • The Dog Clovis Bige

  • Gabrielle Campbell

  • Margaret Ivatt

  • F. Vanderkelen

Manifestations

Monty Carl O'Knight

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    Unknown
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    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
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    0:15:58
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV228063
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    2009/59
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    Unknown
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    Dimension
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    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    18/11/2009
    Parts
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    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV193063
    Canonical Identifier
    2009/59
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    9.5mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    18/11/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    680918
    Sound
    silent

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