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Copy Book Please

Return to sender? A posh postie – in the shape of Terry-Thomas - appeals to the public to "address your letters clearly and correctly"

Public Information Filler 1949 1 mins Silent


Best handwriting, please! An unusually well-spoken postie – in the form of comedian and actor Terry-Thomas – instructs the public in the art of addressing an envelope. Short instructional films were a regular feature of the cinema and newsreel theatre programmes during WWII and the post-war period. Like this one, starring the cheeky and charismatic Terry-Thomas, they often enlisted the services of the popular radio, theatre and screen performers of the day.