• Short Summary

    We are given a tour of a castle built by Mr Ignatz Oechner

  • Description

    Location is Cambria Castle, Williamsville, New York, United States of America.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "To few of us is given the chance of making our dreams come true, but Mr Ignatz Oechner of New York, who dreamed of a lovely castle, has built this with his own hands"

    C/U of Mr Ignatz who stands in front of a pile of gravel and speaks to camera - no integral sound on this version. Panning shot of the grand castle he has built which stands in large grounds featuring a lake and a fountain. It is a kind of "folly" with beautiful gardens and unusual features such as large glass globes on pedestals - C/U of one of the globes which resembles a fortune teller's crystal ball.

    "Fourteen years ago, Mr Oechner found this island and started his great task of showing what a man can do with grit and determination - and a beautiful home he has made of it." Moving shot of the castle - presumably taken from a boat on the lake. Boat passes by some ducks then under an archway.

    It is all rather wonderful!

    Note: alternative spelling of the owner's name is Ignatz Oechsner.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:35:00 / 01:50:20:00
    PSP 733

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