• Short Summary

    A series of cartoon drawings warning viewers on the dangers of not posting their gifts in time for Christmas

  • Description

    POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS - Short trailer film

    A series of cartoon drawings (no animation). The style, voice-over and period mimic 'Great Expectations'.

    A stern faced old lady (rich old Aunt Agatha). Bags of Money. A pincushion with a card reading 'To my dear Aunt Agatha'. A gentleman wrapping the pincushion. Three men drinking in a bar - the calendar flips from 11 to 20 December. The post office, the postman is leaving with a bag that reads 'last Xmas delivery', the gentleman is too late with his parcel. Aunt Agatha looks into her empty letterbox. The pincushion sits in a post office in a tray labeled 'too late for Xmas day delivery'. Aunt Agatha angrily goes into her solicitors office. A young girl smiling with a halo (Cousin Ermintrude). Bag of money.

    End title: Post early for Christmas.

    End voice-over: 'Be warned by this tragedy. Post early for Christmas'

    NB: item was originally part of Gazette issue 47/97.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:02:00 / 01:29:58:00
    47/97 (TRAILERS)

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