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Only a Fool Breaks the Second Rule - Pile-up
A mysterious stranger foreshadows Death, but is good enough to give a handy driving safety tip along the way
Public Information Filler 1975 1 mins Silent
Death walks the roads, clad in black. Public information films such as this often draw on film genre stylings to make you look twice and see the unnoticed dangers in everyday situations. Film noir music and shadows, thriller editing and horror surprises are effective shorthand to grab audience attention when brevity is key. A black-clad figure representing Death is common - sometimes silent, sometimes delivering impatient advice as if tired of us mortal fools.
Inside Film 2013 34 mins
A filmed interview with John Krish surveying the acclaimed director's career in film.
Documentary drama 1948 1 mins
National insurance made amusing by the eccentric Richard Massingham.
Industry sponsored film 1948 42 mins Location: Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy
The drama and spectacle of steelmaking at Ebbw Vale.
Public Information Filler 1974 1 mins
John Krish’s haunting fire prevention film prowls through a carefully designed burned-out shell of a set.
Documentary 1948 1 mins
One of several highly entertaining films from Richard Massingham about the dangers of uncontrolled sneezing.
Documentary 1960 29 mins
John Krish’s deeply compassionate documentary on the resettlement of refugees in Britain; made to mark World Refugee Year 1959.
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.