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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.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.