M of I trailer about saving fuel, starring George Cole and Alastair Sim (as Emperor Nero).
Title reads: "M of I Government Official".
Ministry of Information public information trailer about saving fuel.
Filmed at studio location.
Comedy sketch with Alastair Sim and George Cole. A young boy walks around a museum reading a museum guide (Cole). He falls into conversation with a talking statue of Roman Emperor Nero (Sim). Nero tells him, in rhyming couplets, all about his dastardly deeds, ending with the burning of Rome. The boy looks disgusted: "That wasn't just cruel, that was wasting good fuel and that's what I call a real crime". He then smashes a violin over the Emperor's head.
End title: "Don't be like Nero - be a good citizen and save fuel".
NB: item originally part of Gazette issue 43/16.