• Short Summary

    A children's story set in Glasgow. A strange old man is looking for a place called Ivory Gate and the little boy who used to live there.

  • Description

    A Scottish children's story set in Glasgow. The set and action are in the format of a play. No documentation exists for this item. 1930's ?


    Title Pages: Necessitous Children's Holiday Camp Fund presents-. Ivory Gate - and you enter in by the ancient way - through an ivory gate and golden. Written and produced by Donald Maclaren, Glasgow. On behalf of the children of the city.

    A strange old man asks a policeman for directions to Ivory Gate. The policeman thinks the name has been changed and directs him to McCyber place. Cut to a husband and wife (Mr & Mrs Bartholemew) at home in their livingroom chatting. They discuss the good old days when they were kids. Cut to four young children playing in the nursery. Their play acting is very sweet and quite funny. The children go to the living room and joke and laugh with their parents. They want want to do a cabaret and leave the room with their mother. A rather comical maid enters and says there's a strange man called Mr Fruitcake at the door. The strange old man comes into the living room and asks Mr Bartholemew about Ivory Gate. Mr Fruitcake remembers a large house down the road where he used to play with a little boy. The old man doesn't know who he is or where he's from. All he knows is that he's a criminal - he stole the little boy's Noah's Ark and will forever be troubled until he finds the boy...

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:11:09:00

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