Episode 1

Kino Quickies 01 - The Ghost Camera (1933) with Pam Hutchinson

Published on: 15th March, 2022

To kick off the Kino Quickies season on March 13th 2022, we picked a sure fire crowd pleaser. The Ghost Camera is a comedy / mystery / thriller starring Henry Kendall as John Gray, Ida Lupino as May Elton and John Mills as her brother, Ernest.

When John Gray finds a camera on the back seat of his car, he develops the film to try to find out the owner. What he discovers sets him on the path to danger, adventure and, perhaps, love.

The film was directed by Bernard Vorhaus and edited by a very young David Lean.

Our specially invited expert guest for the post show Q&A was film critic & historian, Pam Hutchinson.

Book tickets for any of the films in the Kino Quickies season HERE

Here's a very good article explaining what Quota Quickies are from the Cinema History Blog

Well that was fascinating but now I want to find out more

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They don't just screen ninety year old films at the Kino - they show recent ones too! Keep up to date with their Twitter, Instagram and website.

Your hosts are Dom Delargy and Dr Lawrence Napper

Riding the faders and twiddling the knobs for this recording was Robin Warren AKA Robin The Fog who has a busy and diverse portfolio of work. Find him on Twitter or on his website and you can also hear him on Resonance FM.

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We are delighted to have received support from Talking Pictures TV - the UK's best TV station. You can find them on your television on these channels: Sky 328, Freeview 82, Freesat 306 and Virgin 445 and register for their online catch-up service, TPTV Encore

You can hear the trailer preview episode of the Kino Quickies HERE.

The next Kino Quickies screening is Death at Broadcasting House (1934) on March 27th. Our special guest will be Josephine Botting, curator at the BFI. Don't forget to BOOK.

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For a limited time only, The Ghost Camera is on the Talking Pictures TV streaming catch-up service, Encore (free registration required)

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Kino Quickies
Screenings of 1930s "quota quickie" films plus Q&As with expert guests at the Kino Cinema in Bermondsey, South London. Come along, watch a film, have a drink and join in the discussion. Two days later it appears as a podcast.
The Kino was unexpectedly shut down in January so season three of Kino Quickies has been postponed. We will be hosting a one-off SOLD OUT screening of "The Gaunt Stranger" at The Garden Cinema, WC2 on October 8th.
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