• Short Summary

    Eccentric item about passing of time and future, with cartoons by Joe Noble.

  • Description

    Part of issue I LIKES THAT!

    Title reads: "1942? 1950?"

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Very quirky item - I think it's supposed to be about passing of time and future.

    Sequence shot in silhouettes: man and woman embrace, we then see woman pushing a pram.

    Dramatised sequence set in Egyptian times. An Egyptian girl tries to buy sweet cakes from Ramasese the shopkeeper. She pays using a stone ration book, Ramasese (sp.?) has to use a hammer and chisel to chip away coupons.

    Various shots of glamorous woman buying fabric from male shopkeeper. Instead of a paper ration book she has coupons tattooed on her back. The shopkeeper has to stamp the tattoo. As she leaves the shop, she says seductively: "Come up and stamp me sometime".

    Various shots of female munitions workers in factory. Animated cartoon of man in baggy dressing gown and woman holding pair of scissors. The man transforms into a gigantic ammunition shell (very bizarre). Cartoon of housewife shooting sultanas into Christmas pudding using Tommy gun. Cartoon of clock of future (i.e. 1950) that only has one hour on it. Cartoon of man using his old tin ARP hat as a flower pot.

    Note: cartoons look like work of cartoonist Joe Noble. It is possible that he directed whole item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:22:00 / 01:54:07:00
    NSP 323

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