• Short Summary

    Mr Robert Patience, a western fan, creates a piece of Wild West in Essex.

  • Description

    Ilford, Essex.

    L/S of the typical Wild West setting: large wooden house, cowboys on horses, large sign reading "The Ranch House Club". Two cowboys ride through the gate. They get off their horses and a young cowboy ties them to a pole. M/S of the two men observing a gun at an entrance of 'Saloon'. They decide to go in. M/S of several men entering the saloon. M/S of a man with an apron taking guns from the people.

    M/S of a woman going to the toilet. Sign at the toilet door reads 'Dolls'. Sign on the male toilet door reads 'Guys'. Camera tilts up to show a wagon wheel turned into a chandelier. M/S of the waiter checking the guns. High angle shot of the table with several toy guns on.

    The Ranch House is a cowboy pub in Ilford, Essex, whose landlord Mr Robert Patience, a Western fan, have used 143 tons of timber to built a piece of Wild West in England. L/S of the bar where everyone is dressed up as a cowboy. Several people walk in front of the camera towards the bar. High angle shot of the bar where barman serves drinks. M/S of another part of the bar where people eat.

    M/S of Mr Patience sliding a beer glass across the bar for waiter to catch it. M/S of the waiter serving drinks and cigarettes to the customers sitting at the table. C/U shot of a hand taking a gun, getting it to a man's face and lighting a cigarette with it. C/U shot of the face of a man smoking. M/S of the couple at the bar, talking. M/S of Mr Patience leaving the bar, going to retire in 'Marshal room'. Several shots of the authentically decorated Marshal room. Mr Patience relaxes on a bed with a cup of coffee.

    M/S of the sign 'Calaboose'. Camera tilts down to show the waitress entering the cell with a tray. She serves drinks and sandwiches to the couple sitting inside. A girl starts drinking. L/S of the bar full of cowboys with their Stetson hats.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:20:00 / 01:43:50:00
    CP 181

Comments (1)

  1. pc49zx says

    I remember the ranch house club I was about nine years old when it was built as kids we loved it as it was like a playground to us I only lived about 50 or so yards from it so I see it from my house . we see lots of pop star of the day go there we played on the stage coaches .

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