• Short Summary

    Light-hearted M of I trailer asking people not to use public transport for short journeys.

  • Description

    Title reads: "M of I - Government Official".

    Ministry of Information public information trailer - Don't deprive others more worthy of bus seats! (a gag)

    London.

    MS bus stop, pan to shot man (George) standing in middle of bus queue. George looks impatiently at his watch. The bus arrives and George pushes to the front to get on the bus. The bus departs, leaving crowd of disappointed people who did not get on (including ATS servicewoman).

    George pays his fare to the bus conductress. George gets off the bus only a short distance down the route - other passengers and the conductress look at him disapprovingly.

    George goes into a pub and buys a pint of beer, he looks guilty. He catches a glimpse of himself in the mirror and sees a pig looking back - George is a transport a hog! High speed shot of George running down street.

    Various shots of George striding past the bus stop and passing the bus - he is a reformed character and no longer uses public transport for short journeys. Various shots of bus depot. End title superimposed over shot: "Walk Short Distances".

    Commentary is in the form of rhyming poem.

    NB: item originally part of Gazette issue 44/6.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.02
    Media URN:
    84115
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:37:00 / 01:02:58:00
    Canister:
    44/6 (TRAILERS)

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The bus seen in the clip is an AEC Renown.

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