Episode 11

Kino Quickies 11 - Death on the Set (1935) with Richard Farmer

Published on: 9th December, 2022

The cups all those millions of fans out there of the Kino Quickies mascot, Henry Kendall, runneth over this day, because Death on the Set treats us to a double dose of him.

Our Henry plays two unlikeable men - a very unpleasent film director and his drunken and disreputable lookalike - who are locked in a cycle of crime.

It's based on a book by Victor MacClure which is now out of print but you can buy it online if you sell all of your belongings.

Our guest for the Q&A is Richard Farmer, a researcher at Bristol University. He is currently researching UK film studios as part of a wider project called Studio Tec.

During the Q&A we displayed two interesting maps which show the locations of all the film studios in and around London in the 1930s. See them here on the website of the late, great Roland-François Lack.

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Your hosts at Kino Quickies screenings are Dom Delargy and Dr Lawrence Napper,


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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.

Making a welcome return from the beaches & fleshpots of Thailand, our sound engineer was Robin Warren AKA Robin The Fog - follow him on Twitter.

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

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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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