Amateur dramatic film
16mm film Black & White Silent ? 11:07
Summary: Amateur dramatic film with comic overtones, set around a canal and lock.
Title number: 20050
LSA ID: LSA/26494
Description: A view of the lock on a canal, a man opening and closing the lock gates with horse pulling a barge. A family on the narrow boat/barge.
IT: Captain Jess becomes Beau Jess on Saturday Afternoons
A shot of Captain Jess preening himself in the mirror.
IT: Lily, the lock keeper's daughter.... Jes waits
A woman standing by the lock, A view over a time, looking down on a market and High Street More shots over a market, horse drawn carts.
IT: But he misses his mistresses tryst
At street level in a town and Jes is waiting for Lily and she is waiting for him, in different places.
IT: And Jess gives it up
Jess walks back through the market. Lily is still waiting near by the Canal Stores. Jess looking glum walking through the market.
IT: He is struck by passing beauty...
Another woman passing by and we see his cigarette getting close to a balloon
IT: An accident acquaints him with... Bella the balloon sella...
Bella is enraged for him breaking a balloon. The passing beauty is finding it humorous. The balloon seller slaps Jess in the face.
IT: but Lily's chocolate melts Bella's heart
He gives Bella the chocolate.
IT: Half an hour later .... Bella and Jess are off for a cruise
They are walking arm in arm through the market and down the street.
IT: Whilst the faithful Lily still awaits her faithless swine
Lily waiting outside Canal Stores. Jess and Bella walking down a country lane, they start holding hands.
IT: Alas, what ails my darling Jess that he meets me not. I must now away for it is high time for tea.
Lily leaves the Canal Store and walks down the street. Bella and Jess walking down the country lane still and they kiss.
IT: Au Revoir, sweet Jess o'mine. I'll see you see you again
Jess walks down towards the canal and sees Lily plucking petals on a flower.
IT: He loves me! He loves me not!
Jess comes from behind and puts his hand over her eyes an kisses Lily. Her hat falls off onto the head of her dog.Jess and Lily cross over the canal and walk along it. Standing under a bridge.
IT: Where shall we go to my fair maid. Let's fare to the fair, fair Jess she said.
jess and Lily talking and walking arm and arm towards the High Street and Jess stops to buy a newspaper.
IT: Fate introduces Lily to Bella. Aha!
Lily has bought a balloon from Bella. CLose up of Bella looking angry.
IT: Recognition! Realization!! Jealously!!! Rrrrrrrrevenge
At a fun fair on rides. Close up shots of Lily and Jess having a good time. Bella in the bushes looking at Jess and Lily on the rides.
IT: The shades of night fell very fast
Cinema sign advertising Charlie Chaplin in City Lights. Shot of street with silhouettes of Jess and Lily as night as fallen. The morning after, a milkman delivery milk. Bella is seen sneaking up on Jess and Lily sitting by canal.
IT: Till tomorrow... dear
Lily and Jess embrace and kill. Bella is watching them and fades into hedge. Shot of dog lying on the shore with Lily who then gets into a rowing boat.
IT: Lily awaits Jess but...
Bella in the bushes buts the mooring rope and the boat is now drifting with Lily sitting in the boat without oars approaching a weir. Her dog races along the bank to Jess who is shaving. The dog attracts his attention and then he has a vision of Lily and a view of Bella looking menacing and a nightmare vision of Lily being killed. Jess runs along the canal towards Lily (tracking shot from a vehicle) shouting at Lily. Jess jumps into canal and saves Lily. Bella is watching from the side. Jess and Lily sitting on the bank. Jess wipes shaving cream off his face and flicks it on Bella. Jess and Lily kiss.
IT: And that is that
Further information: Location is possibly around Rickmansworth