NICKEL HEAVEN (1939)
This is perhaps the most interesting film for Coney buffs, as it takes a look at the decay
setting in and ponders the future, which has almost come true.
CONEY ISLAND (late 1930s)
A further documentary about Coney Island, produced by Eugene Castle for the home
A curiously named short made for schools. At no time do they identify Coney as the locale.
CONEY ISLAND USA (1954)
International Prize Winner - Venice Film Festival. Regrettably time has taken its
toll on the film's colour, but the gaudy razzle-dazzle of the World's Greatest Amusement
Park entering its final glory years still has the power to captivate the viewer.
Beautifully filmed, this shows what a huge range of rides were at Coney Island in the
1950s, many of which have never been seen in the UK.
Rides featured in this DVD/video include the
Cyclone, the Flying Turns, the Wonder Wheel and the Virginia Reel.