• Short Summary

    Women in Essex campaign for lower food prices in their local shops.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Essex. Housewives' Revolt".

    South Ockendon, Essex.

    SV Int. Mrs Joyce Lewis turns away from gas stove to take egg from tray and returns to frying pan. CU Mrs Lewis at stove pan to egg frying. Angle, Mrs Lewis dishing spaghetti onto plate for her son. CU Mrs Lewis's daughter, Christine, eating spaghetti.

    GV Ext. crowd of housewives assembled in front of flats to listen to Mrs Lewis speaking from balcony. SV Baby in pram pan to housewives listening to Mrs Lewis. SV Mrs Lewis speaking on balcony.

    CU Mrs Lewis speaking to housewives from balcony. She is calling for support for a campaign to bring down the cost of living. LV Mrs Lewis addressing women, a policeman is watching her. SV More of Mrs Lewis' speech. CU Pan, housewives applauding. Angle, written on balcony "Remember Always Price High Do Not Buy".

    SV Bill Symon interviewing housewives.

    GV Shops. CU Prices marked up on window of greengrocers. SV Mrs. Lewis and her two children walking past greengrocers. SV Housewives coming and out of a grocer's shop. SV Prices marked up on grocer's shop window. SV Mrs Lewis with her children looking in the window of grocer's shop. CU Australian eating apples. SV Mrs. Lewis inside greengrocer's shop pointing to tomatoes. CU Shop assistant showing Mrs Lewis tomatoes, Mrs Lewis buys some.

    GV Bill Symon interviewing fishmonger.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:38:00 / 01:45:24:00

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