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The Nose Has It!
Cheeky comic Arthur Askey advocates safe sneezing into a handkerchief to stop the spread of germs.
Public Information Filler 1942 8 mins
Big-hearted Arthur Askey advises cinema audiences to have a handkerchief handy in this fun-packed public information film, which warns of the dangers of germ-spreading sneezing in wartime. Skilfully combining cheeky comedy with a message of caution, Askey, in his element here, makes a friendly and down-to-earth frontman for the Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases health campaign.
Val Guest – scriptwriter and director of The Nose Has It! - regularly penned material for Askey's films. Others he had a hand in around this time included Band Waggon (1940) and The Ghost Train (1941).
Life Under Fire
Activities Pictured at Littleover First Aid Post
Amateur film 1939 16 mins Silent Location: Littleover
An air raid could come at any moment and Derby had to be ready to deal with the casualties. The people of Littleover were so well prepapred they filmed one of their exercises.
V.J. Day Celebrations
Non-Fiction 1945 8 mins Silent Location: Bradford
Soon after the VE Day celebrations, there is a second chance to let the hair down, and these dancers make the most of it with much humour, besides the pomp of the official ceremonies.
U.S. And Us
Advert 1943 2 mins
An American G.I. learns how to brew a proper English cuppa in this jolly wartime ad for Maypole tea.
What Is One among So Many?
Documentary 1943 17 mins Silent
"A bomb's cut the gas off. Where can we get a meal?" Look no further than the Friends Relief Service.
Family Album to Entertain
Amateur film 1940 14 mins Silent Location: Broadwater
Life in Broadwater seems unaffected by the war in this film - especially when friends and relations drop by - though a closer look reveals that all is not quite what it seems.
Exeter after the Blitz
War 1942 4 mins Silent Location: Exeter
Wartime meals-on-wheels and some rare snapshots of the bomb-damaged Georgian terraces of Dix's Field, Exeter.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.