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Collection Number RG4645.MI
Collection Name RG4645.MI: Melton Barker Productions
Identifier Moving images
Size and Materials One 35mm film reel. Sound, black and white
Title The Kidnapper's Foil
Date or Date Span 1939
Date 1939
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content Local talent film, "The Kidnapper's Foil," starring local Grand Island, Nebraska children, 1939. Melton Barker was an itinerant filmmaker who travelled from town to town making his scripted film using local children; the film would show at a local theater when filming was complete. He worked throughout the Midwest and South, and made similar films in the Nebraska cities of Norfolk, Nebraska City, Omaha and Fremont. Collection also includes footage of Grand Island schools, football and talent scenes.
Creator Melton Barker Productions
Language of Material English
Access Conditions No access restrictions
Copyrights No use restrictions
Finding Aids None
Subjects Filmmaking
People Barker, Melton
Search Terms Grand Island, Nebraska
Genre Form Local talent film
Theatrical film
Video or Audio File AVI and MP4 files created 8/17/2017
Reference Copy DVD reference copy available. Click here to view digital file