Cold Shoulder

1931 , Finchley (Greater London)

A silent romantic comedy short by amateur filmmaker and cinema historian H.A.V. Bulleid.

Elmer (Elmer Quane) is a hapless fool and a hopeless romantic, who has his heart set on Enid (Rita Lyons). But with Enid in the clutches of Arthur (Arthur Richardson), Elmer must go to extreme lengths to win her love. Left embarrassed by an encounter at the train station, and frustrated by his bullying boss, Elmer sits beside a secluded footpath. But when Enid's bag is snatched by a pair of thieves, and Arthur stands idly by, it is up to Elmer to save the day, apprehending the men and retrieving the bag. But has he won Enid's heart? Only his clumsiness, her ultimatum and a series of chocolate thefts will tell us.

Featured Buildings

Crouch End Railway Station; Dollis Brook Viaduct, Finchley

Intertitles

[Credit screens excluded] - "Can you come to a show in town?" - The next day. Business as usual. - "This business would get on considerably better if you were 3 (three) miles away. O. Kay (Chief)" - "Stop, thieves." - "There was something I wanted to ask you--" - "Why, you wouldn't even have the guts to steal a box of chocolates." - Free chocolates? - "Steal me a 4-lb box of chocolates." - "If you cannot even steal your own chocolates, you may as well leave this office. O. Kay (Chief)" - "Where are my chocolates?" - "--honestly stolen--" - "I--I ought to leave you here--" - "There was something I wanted to ask you--"

Other Places

Crouch End, Greater London

  • Maker : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Camera : F.G.S. Wise

  • Other : F. Stocken (technical staff)

  • Enid Rita Lyons

  • Arthur Arthur Richardson

  • Elmer Elmer Quane (aka H.A.V. Bulleid)

Manifestations

Cold Shoulder

  • Barcode
    INV377038
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:53
    Modification Date
    16/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734003
  • Barcode
    INV327847
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:53
    Modification Date
    16/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734002
  • Barcode
    INV332004
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:53
    Modification Date
    16/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734000
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV369064
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:05:42
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710611
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV202126
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:34
    Modification Date
    28/03/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    704952
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV286185
    Canonical Identifier
    2009/59
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    9.5mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    18/11/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    680928
    Sound
    silent

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