The Golf Pro

This film was made in the mid to late 1930s by William Lewis Gordon and his son, Cedric. William was an early adopter of 8mm movie cameras for home use, and this is one of his nicely scripted productions. William wrote a book in 1912 entitled How to Write Moving Picture Plays — an instruction manual on writing screenplays for silent movies — and this film illustrates many of the practices that he preached.

Viewers familiar with the Cincinnati area will recognize some of the settings, and especially the opening scene where William trudges far out Montgomery Road — a place well out "in the country" in those days but now heavily populated and developed.