• Short Summary

    Carton animation film appealing for people to salvage bones for the war effort.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Government Official Film" - Short trailer film

    THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD SAVE

    Cartoon animation. WS A skeleton outside a Brewery near Chalfont St Giles. The skeleton sits alone on a barrel and looks around for people to scare. He jumps into a beer barrel but it's empty. Cut to CU three faces of military officials in an office. WS The skeleton wants to volunteer. They shake their heads and the skeleton shrugs. Cut to WS outside a cinema. WS The skeleton sits amongst the audience and watches a Government Official film:

    Live action footage, CU bones (which are used to make glue to make tanks). CU Tank. CU Bone meal (which is used for animal feed and fertiliser). CU chicks. CU bones drying in an oven.

    Animation: the skeleton rises up from his seat and jumps into a bucket marked 'bones'. CU the bucket, he rises out of it in the shape of a bullet. WS the bullet flies over the city and begins to chase Hitler past a sign to Berlin. Cut to MS a lady holding a rabbit skeleton. CU as she places it in a bucket. Lettering appears on the bucket 'Bones are needed for the war'

    NB: item was originally part of Gazette issue 43/100.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2911.20
    Media URN:
    84045
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:34:00 / 01:54:07:00
    Canister:
    43/100 (TRAILERS)

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