• Short Summary

    M of I trailer about saving fuel, starring George Cole and Alastair Sim (as Emperor Nero).

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.14
    Media URN:
    84127
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:30:00 / 01:23:01:00
    Canister:
    43/16 (TRAILERS)

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