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Almost Human
Almost Human

Almost Human 1943


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Almost Human 1943

3 mins United Kingdom

In the days before shock tactics were used to deliver road safety messages, a completely canine cast (on loan from a local police officer) feature in this film produced for the Cambridge Accident Prevention Council. As the story goes, Jill the Golden Labrador drives her car to the Doggie Stores. As she heads home, Jill waits patiently as a pack of pups cross the road before her. Thankfully, these dogs know their “kerb drill” and are safe to cross the road.

Mr William King and his son Ken King made this short road safety film for the Cambridge Accident Prevention Council. Mr William King was a successful business owner in Cambridge, as a director for King & Harper Ltd, owners of a garage and petrol station and later a department store selling modern electrical goods. Mr King was a keen amateur film maker and filmed many of his business activities and work occasions.

The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.


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