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  • Short Summary

    Incomplete trailer urging us to eat more spuds, shot in style of a silent melodrama.

  • Description

    No titles. (Potato Trailer - Way To His Heart.)

    Note: the first section of this trailer is missing. According to paperwork it showed, in the manner of a Victorian silent melodrama, a man fed up with eating cold sausage and pickles night after night. He storms out to the pub and returns later in a drunken state.

    The remaining section shows the man sitting down to eat some potatoes cooked by his wife. The wife and their daughter stand by anxiously, but he seems to be enjoying them. Intertitle reads: "Emmaline, can you ever forgive me? These potatoes are delicious!". His wife replies in intertitle "..and there are 199 other ways of cooking them."

    The family join hands and pose in a stylised way to signify a happy ending.

    The words "EAT MORE SPUDS" are superimposed over a 'Food Facts' article about potatoes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1346.19
    Media URN:
    44413
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1942
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:38:00 / 01:37:11:00
    Canister:
    42/101

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