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    Trailer - handkerchief drill.

    Shots of elderly man sneezing in a variety of public places including theatre and busy office. He annoys the people around him by not using his handkerchief. A woman asks (commentary) "What am I to do ?". The commentator informs the woman to try and reason with him and be kind to him. C/Us of the hand stroking and petting the man. If all fails.... M/S of the man sitting at table, he is about to sneeze when a bucket of water is thrown over him. The man is given a handkerchief. Various shots of the man doing a variety of things with it except blowing his nose including wiping his shoes and tying up fruit on a tree. The commentator says that you can teach him to us the it by shaking pepper over his head and putting a handkerchief in front of his nose when he sneezes. Shots of the said act being performed. The woman then complains that her husband always puts his handkerchiefs in the wash basket instead of the boiling them. The commentator says that he is obviously dangerous. M/S of the wife waving with her hanky as the man is driven away in a van (presumably an asylum).

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:13:00 / 01:49:13:00
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  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    Bullseye - health education
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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