• Short Summary

    Ministry of Information trailer reminding people that lit cigarettes can cause fires.

  • Description

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

    Ministry of Information public safety trailer asking people to extinguish discarded cigarettes - Henry and the Matches.

    A man - Henry Grimes - is working in an aircraft factory. As he works he smokes a cigarette, when he finishes he throws the butt out of the window. The smouldering butt gets blown along the ground and into a warehouse storing plywood for aeroplane wings. The butt starts a fire in the warehouse. Fire brigade tackles blaze, Henry smokes another cigarette as he watches. CU man stamping out smouldering cigarette butt with his shoe.

    Commentary is in rhyming couplets.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.22
    Media URN:
    84135
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:03:00 / 01:35:32:00
    Canister:
    43/46 (TRAILERS)

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