Ten bob in winter

United Kingdom, 1963

Film
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Unemployed, a young coloured man living in London borrows ten shillings to see him through until he gets a job. He has no luck at the Employment Exchange, and to add to his troubles, he is `touched’ by an out-of-work fellow countryman who needs ten shillings to redeem his guitar from the pawnbroker so that he can play at a dance. While the musician is in the shop, the young man meets a rather snobbish well-off friend from whom he tries to conceal his position - a humorous position well exploited. Sharp evocation of its time - duffel coats and modern jazz score by the Joe Harriot Quintet.

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Credits

production company

British Film Institute Experimental Film Fund

director

Lloyd Reckford

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1963

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010711

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Unemployment - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Unemployment - Great Britain

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

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Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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