• Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Full title reads: "Myrtle's Millions Part 13".

    A short trailer film encouraging people to save through the Post Office Saving Scheme.

    The trailer is made in the style of an old style silent melodrama - film.

    Myrtle arrives in a garden and finds her aged father digging a big bag of money from underneath a tree. She rushes out of the garden and is attack by two robbers who have been waiting for her. A handsome chap in a boater hat rushes to come to her assistance. One of the criminals hits him over the head.

    Three policemen see what has happened and rush to pick the hero up from the ground. We now have a chase scene of Myrtle chased by the robbers, chased by the hero and the police. One of the robbers turns and fires a gun at his pursuers.

    Myrtle runs into the safety of a Post Office while the cops and robbers fight outside.

    Myrtle hands over her bag of money to the woman at the National Savings counter.

    The film then cuts to the modern day when an actress tells the audience not to take any risks and save their money regularly at the Post Office Savings Bank.

    Possibly connected with 49/86 - MD.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:16:00 / 01:22:14:00
    UNSO Reel 074 B
    Sort Number:
    UNSO 074 B
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    Superscrimpers Saving Saving Money
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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