• Short Summary

    Shortage of tobacco brings some to despair and others to ingenuity.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "WOT - NO CIGARETTES?"


    Travel shot, queue in busy London street. Pan along the long queue - it is cigarette queue. Close up shot of man in the queue, pan to close up shot of a woman, and another man. Close up shot of sign 'Wills Capstan'. Close up shot of a sign 'Three Castles' pan down to notice saying 'You've had it.' Close up shot of notice 'No Cigarettes.' Close up shot of notice 'Sorry'. Close up shot of sign 'Churchman', pan down to queue. Close up shot of woman in queue holding cigarette in hand. Close up shot of the feet moving. Close up shot of tobacconist shaking head and saying 'No'. Close up shot of dejected man walking away. Shopkeeper pulling down shutter. Close up shot of Black Market deal - 2 packets of cigarettes exchanges for 10/- note.

    Parson, Reverend Cuthbertson and party smoking pipes and cigarettes in front of church at Tilty, Essex. Close up shot of pipe, pan up to Parson. Parson and a woman picking up tobacco leaves - they grow it at vicarage garden. Close up shot of Parson and a woman examining tobacco leaf. Interior - Parson and another man tasting finished product. Close up shot of Parson showing black spots on the map - other tobacco growers.

    Towards, tramp picking up cigarette butts in gutter. Interior of a cigarette distributors (Lewis'). Man collecting packets of cigarettes for checking. Close up shot of checking consignment of cigarettes in basket. Close up shot of checker ticking off items. Labelled cartons being collected for distribution. Several shots of sailors passing communal cigarette around group.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:39:00 / 01:04:09:00

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