This film is part of Free

The Right Spirit

Don’t judge a book by its cover but do judge a political party by its garage in this Conservative cartoon from the height of the depression.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1931 9 mins


The Conservative and Unionist Film Association were so pleased with their metaphor of Labour-led Britain as a broken-down car in need of a Tory MOT, that they made not one but two cartoons on the theme in short succession. This second film features better animation, with more depth to the backgrounds and characters, and includes a patronisingly cute and cuddly caricature of David Lloyd George.