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Your Very Good Health
Your Very Good Health

Your Very Good Health 1948

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Your Very Good Health 1948

9 mins United Kingdom Director. John Halas, Joy Batchelor

Long before the ‘Charley Says’ campaign of the 1970s and ‘80s, another cartoon Charley was used to explain the post-war Labour government's new legislative reforms. In this film Charley demystifies the new state-funded National Health Service, detailing the benefits a free-at -point-of-delivery health service will offer to everyone in England.

Endowed with an average man-on-the-street's everyday charm and armed with cheeky ripostes to authoritative commentary, the cartoon character designed by Joy Batchelor became the familiar face of official post-war propaganda, serving to anticipate and, it was hoped, overcome the British public's characteristic scepticism about government-imposed changes.

Directed by

John Halas

Joy Batchelor

Featuring

Geoffrey Sumner

Harold Berens

Jack Train

Genres

Animation & Artists Moving Image

Collection

Public Information Films

Released

1948

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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