• Short Summary

    M of I trailer - courtroom drama about saving coal.

  • Description

    Title reads: "M of I Government Official".

    Ministry of Information trailer - Black Diamonds.

    Filmed in a studio location.

    Dramatised sequence: a precious gem is stolen from a jeweller's window. Courtroom sequence: the prosecution lawyer is giving a speech about the theft. The judge addresses the defendant in the dock - he tells the thief that he has committed a crime against the state. Judge calls for the recovered gem to be brought to him - it is a piece of coal. Judge tells the court that coal is precious to the war effort, his speech continues over shot of train carrying army equipment.

    NB: item is originally from Gazette issue 43/21.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.15
    Media URN:
    84128
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:12:00 / 01:24:32:00
    Canister:
    43/21(TRAILERS)

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