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  • Description

    Title - 'M of I - Government Official'.

    Ministry of Information public information trailer - Paper Possibilities - Saving Paper.

    Trick photography shows a table moving across floor by itself. MS man sat at table, breakfast things appear on the table as if by magic. CU as he puts mustard in his porridge whilst reading the paper. MS chef squeezing a tube of toothpaste into big pot of stew. MS woman about to get into a bath, she realises it is full of coal and exclaims in horror.

    MS nurse filling up a baby's bottle with glue. MS man jumping up after sitting on a muffin on the settee. MS woman watering flowers that she is growing in a shoe (the point being you wouldn't do any of these things so why do you throw paper away).

    MS man throwing paper in the bin. MS as film is reversed and the paper comes out again into his hands.

    CU paper being spread out on table then folded up. CU's piles of paper.

    Closing title - 'Paper is still wanted for munitions don't put it in the dustbin keep it clean and dry and stack it for collection'.

    Cataloguer's note: item was originally part of Gazette issue 45/18.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:09:00 / 01:01:15:00
    45/18 (TRAILERS)
    Sort Number:
    45/018 (TRAILERS)
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture War & Revolution
    New Pathe Order
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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