Animation featuring characters Sammy and Sausage - story revolves around time travel.
Animation by Joe Noble.
L/S of the animator standing at an easel painting a cartoon. He holds his head as if looking for inspiration. Sausage (a dog) says to Sammy in a speech bubble: "The Guv'nor looks bad." they both look through telescopes. Joe is seeing spots before his eyes. Sammy says: "It's the hustle of the Modern Times." Sausage suggests: "Take a holiday with us... in the past." He throws him a book to read. He opens it and reads: "Excursions - feeling tired or worn out? Take a holiday in the past. Step up on the Easel." Joe has a think: "On the Easel eh! Shall I risk it?" He decides to go for it and steps up, saying to Sausage: "Lead on Macduff." A grumpy moustachioed man appears wearing a hat which reads: "Inspector". He looks daggers at Joe (literally! Animated daggers come out of his eyes towards our artist!) He paws the ground with his foot. He says to Joe: "You can't wear those clothes - you'll make me lose my temper!" "Can't you read?" Joe looks at a sign which reads:
"The Magic Line. Passengers from the present to the peaceful past must first change at the Magic Line." Joe walks towards a black vertical line with the words: "All Change" above it which change to "Past" and "Present". Joe's hesitates before jumping through the line. On the other side he is dressed in antiquated clothes - top hat, tail coat etc. He looks at his clothes. C/U of Joe in his new clothes looking quite pleased with himself. He pulls out a dusty handkerchief and notices that there is a date on it - 1837. A man with an oil can in his hand shouts "All Aboard!" as he stands behind a locomotive engine. Joe climbs in and waves his hat at the audience. After some funny business with a chimney sweep brush and a dog popping out of the train's steam funnel, there is a intertitle which reads: "And they'll be travelling into the Past like this until next week!" Sammy, Sausage and Joe travel along in the steam train.
Was item in Eve's Film Review 377.
Safety print only - original decomposed and destroyed.