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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 2 (May 1, 1935)

The Knock in Names

The Knock in Names.

But, in my humble opinion, the present-day sophisticated sob-and-sin symphony projected on the silver screen often is not removed sufficiently far from reality to provide that forgetfulness so necessary for the preservation of sanity. Perhaps this is due to the fact that most pictures appear to be produced and played by men and women with names like items in the menu of a German beer-garten lunch.

When the lights go out in the citadels of celluloid, what do we see before us with their handles turned towards us? We see an array of names on the screen calculated to cause the caretaker of the Tower of Babel to join the Smith Family Robinson. For the best part of ten minutes before the actual film unfolds, we read something like this:—

Love and Lipsticks.

  • Produced by the Bunkum-Wurst

  • British - American - Worldwide-Punk Pictures Corp.

  • Adapted from the book “Quiet Byways,” written by Sigfried Somnolence.

  • Adaption by Herman van Welter.

  • Dialogue by Fritz Fiddlestix.

  • Continuity by Joak Madz.

  • Costumes by Jacques Fitz.

  • Directed by Jaegar Unnerware.

  • Assisted by Carl Coma.

  • Assisted by Al. Rong.

  • Musical effects by the Bash and Bang Boys.

The machine has brought a Mechanical Monotony into the world.

The machine has brought a Mechanical Monotony into the world.