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Minister of the Interior (Vim Advert)
This Vim ad cleverly adopts the guise of a wartime public information filler.
Advert 1943 2 mins
This advert for Vim scouring powder wittily adopts the guise of a wartime public information 'filler', a common part of 1940s cinema programmes - perhaps to attract the attention of audiences constantly on the alert for official information. After a tour of the Everywoman's kitchen and some reminders about rationing, the film culminates in a classic advertising pack shot of the product, Vim, and the promise that it protects surfaces by 'safe, smooth cleaning'.
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WWII at the Pictures
War 1939 9 mins
Summer 1939, and an ordinary family gets an alarming taste of war to come in this little-known Ealing Studios propaganda short.
Documentary 1941 6 mins Location: Folkestone
Glamour comes to wartime Folkestone as the town hosts its first world film premiere.
Advert 1943 2 mins
Use Rinso and help defeat Hitler! Soap brand Rinso deploys some savvy wartime advertising.
Advert 1943 1 mins
"Is everybody happy? YES!" Children were both seen and heard, loudly singing along to this jolly anthem at Odeon National Cinema Clubs across Britain
1942 4 mins
An Ealing councillor fervently implores local cinemagoers to Dig for Victory!
Comedy 1943 6 mins
Will Hay's 'silly ass' sidekick Claude Hulbert is excellent in this ingenious wartime savings propaganda comedy short.
Documentary 1949 23 mins
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
One of the most gruesomely memorable of all British anti-smoking promos depicts fat oozing out of nonchalant smokers' cigarettes.
1968 21 mins
The social and political revolutions of 1968 seem a long way from the musings of a moderate Tory on the NHS and government .
2003 1 mins
Straight-talking anti-smoking promo, which introduces us to Janice, a 51-year-old woman who uses a ventilator to breathe.
1968 1 mins
A well-to-do woman is unable to answer her child’s cries due to a coughing fit, in this exaggerated anti-smoking advert.
Documentary 1951 8 mins
A child's life is save through a blood transfusion and this incident demonstrate s the need for blood donors.