Int. : Albert Jackson (l’artista innamorato), Jean Millar (la ragazza). Prod.: The London Press Exchange. L.: 153 m. 22 f/s. Col. (da un nitrato colorato a mano e a pochoir / from a hand-coloured and stencil-coloured nitrate print).

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

A film to dye for. A dramatised advertising film, in which a girl who cannot afford a new dress transforms her old one with Twink dye. It begins with her artist lover asking why she is always in grey or white. She looks at herself in a mirror and examines her wardrobe. Finding nothing to wear but grey, she and her younger brother and sister go shopping, and come across a shop window displaying Twink Dye and Sunlight Soap, both products of Lever Brothers. She follows the instructions and dyes a grey dress a bright pink. The final scenes see her dancing with the children to an old Scottish tune Comin’ Thro’ the Rye. The film is hand-and-stencil-coloured with some multi-coloured sections in what were called ‘jazz tints’, which fluctuated from one colour to the other.

Bryony Dixon


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