• Short Summary

    Light-hearted report on a flu epidemic causing worker absences at the office.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Britain in bed! 'Quick' Flu Hits High and Low

    ENGLAND:
    INT
    * * Music overlay SOT * *
    Typist sneezes SOT / Window cleaner sneezes SOT / Telephonist sneezes SOT

    EXT
    Medicines displayed in chemist shop PAN customer out of door as sneezes / Close up of hospital sign / London double-decker bus away along street

    INT
    Patients in bed in hospital influenza ward

    EXT
    General view of office building

    INT
    People working at desks in busy office / Several office desks now empty (caused by abesences due to flu illness) / Lone office worker as pumps disinfectant spray into air then takes throat lozenge

    EXT
    General view of football pitch (stadium) / Office worker cheering / General view of racecourse / Bookie attempting to shout racing odds with sore throat SOT / Horses running riderless during race (narrator voice-over "with their jockeys in bed the horses carry on alone") SOT / London double-decker buses and other traffic along street

    INT BUS
    Passengers seated on bus / Close up of leaflet 'Minister of Health tell you how to avoid influenza'

    INT
    Flu sufferer in bed as shakes thermometer then sneezes

    EXT
    Women hanging out washing and chatting about flu SOT
    Background: Light-hearted report on a flu epidemic causing worker absences at the office.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA770E6V4YXW2SXID5YQ1M5BC1A
    Media URN:
    VLVA770E6V4YXW2SXID5YQ1M5BC1A
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1937
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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