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Never Put Off Till Tomorrow What Can be Done To-Day

It’s no use crying over spilt ink ... a cautionary comic office tale of calamity and dilly-dallying on Tyneside.

Comedy 1938 6 mins Silent

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An indolent clerk tempts fate when he delays returning some unwanted theatre tickets until the next morning. A missed train to work is the first misfortune in a chain of events that frustrates our protagonist in running his errand and puts him in trouble with his demanding boss. This amateur comedy with a message of folksy wisdom was a 30s production by the Newcastle ACA, one of the first five amateur cinematographers associations in the country, established in 1927.