Use Your Electricity By The Clock - Trailer 1948

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    USE YOUR ELECTRICITY BY THE CLOCK - TRAILER

    Several shots of a mystic in eastern dress and turban (played by Terry Thomas) telling future to woman by looking into crystal ball. He sees her house lit with candles instead of electric light and heated with real fire instead of electricity. The two have an argument. Woman says that it is not her house he is looking at since she has electricity but he argues that what he sees happens in the future. He turns to screen and urges people not to use too much electricity at home during peak hours. End title reads "Use your electricity by the clock. The worst danger hours for cuts are between 8 and 10 a.m."

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    Cataloguer:
    Sanja
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    47168
    Sort Number:
    48/095
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:42:00 / 01:39:44:00
    Canister:
    48/95
    Film ID:
    1442.26
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1948
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