Grandma's Glasses

1932 , Monken Hadley (Greater London)

Disappearing glasses spark a comic spectacle.

Amateur filmmaker, cinema historian and railway engineer H.A.V. Bulleid uses slapstick humour and witty intertitles in this farce. When the family dogs team up to steal and bury Grandma's glasses, they spark a farcical chain of events in which our hapless hero attempts to track down the missing spectacles. But even when the glasses 'turn up', the ordeal isn't over as they get stuck up a tree and switched with a bomb. And in the end, it's sure to be the dogs who have the last laugh.

Intertitles

"Grandma is in the garden... by the laurel, reading Hardy." "Will this wool be enough for a bathing costume?" "I'll need my glasses to see it." "They're lost." "Grandma has lost her glasses." "Here I stay till they're found!" "Sensational loss of spectacles...by Mother IN LAW." "Don't you know where they are?" "Know? - No!" "We'll have to see about seeing if we can see them..." "That's let the cat out of the bag!" "You've been burying a bone..." "Throw up the sponge, brother." "They'll turn up..." "They're up the tree..." "So am I!" "Why did you bury those glasses?" "This so-called table is obsolete." "You're fired!" "Flower of youth!" Fair Exchange?

Other Places

Wood House, Hadley Common, Hertfordshire

  • Maker : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Production company : Wood House Pictures

  • Director : H. A. V. Bulleid

  • Script : H. A. V. Bulleid

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

  • Clovis Bige

  • Grandma M.C. (Marian) Bulleid

  • Margaret Ivatt

  • O.V.S. (Oliver) Bulleid

  • Marjorie Bulleid

  • F. Vanderkelen

Manifestations

Grandma's Glasses

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    Duration
    0:21:57
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727504
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    0:21:57
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
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    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV323827
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:32
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710609
  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:40
    Modification Date
    11/04/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV242923
    Canonical Identifier
    2009/59
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    9.5mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:20:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    18/11/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    680930
    Sound
    silent

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