• Short Summary

    Short trailer film warning about the dangers of diphtheria to children.

  • Description

    Short trailer film warning about the dangers of diphtheria.

    A sad looking man walks out of an Isolation Hospital. A young boy asks him the time.

    Fade to man showing his watch to his young baby. He and his wife are discussing getting the child vaccinated against diphtheria. They decide the baby is too young.

    VS good shots of mother caring for the growing child. The soundtrack features the parents constantly putting off getting the baby immunised.

    CU of mother looking at child in cot - the child is apparently ill. MS in hospital with doctor saying 'We've done everything we can' and the parents turning away with the mother crying.

    MS of father standing outside the hospital. Slow zoom into held out pocket watch as voiceover gives advice to get all children immunised.

    Spelling for search purposes: Diptheria.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1464.17
    Media URN:
    47757
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:38:00 / 01:21:06:00
    Canister:
    50/36

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