• Short Summary

    Comedian Richard Hearne introduces short trailer film about avoiding Influenza / the Flu.

  • Description

    Comedian Richard Hearne dressed as a school teacher in cape and mortar board hat introduces short trailer film about Influenza / the Flu.

    Hearne demonstrates how is unlikely to catch Flu. He is dressed for each character - the Arctic explorer, the deep sea diver, and the hermit.

    Hearne explains that getting fresh air, avoiding crowded places and getting regular meals and sleep all help keep infection at bay.

    Shots of Hearne wrapped up in bed, sneezing and suffering from flu. A Doctor comes to pay him a visit.

    Hearne points at message written on a blackboard - "There's a lot of influenza about at present. If you catch it Don't Spread It To Others".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1405.38
    Media URN:
    45742
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:54:00 / 02:00:02:00
    Canister:
    49/16

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