The course of true love never did run smooth as our star-crossed office couple find out in this very entertaining and inventive amateur film from 1963. This curious and comic short film, made by Mackay Cine Club, was shot on Standard 8mm film and features musical scores and a voice over.
The plot centres on the love-struck and fanciful Jim, who manages to pluck up the courage and ask office co-worker Gene out on a date. Jim's pictures the dream scenario, seducing Gene in a rose-tinted dream sequence, but, inevitably, in reality things do not quite go as planned.
As the title suggests, the cottage ends up playing a central role, providing a truely shocking end.
This film is from the Bexley Local Studies and Archives. (The full catalogue record for this film, LSA25977, is available at www.londonsscreenarchives.org.uk.)
You can watch more love-themed films by viewing the 'Love and Marriage' gallery on the London's Screen Archive's Website - http://bit.ly/1zxVbMe