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Summary: British fictional short piece encouraging people to buy War Savings Certificates, 1918.
Description: While a working class girl is shopping in a street market a pickpocket steals a receipt for a National Savings Certificate from her bag. A young man sees this, struggles with him and retrieves the receipt while the thief runs away. The girl offers it to him as a reward. He declines, but with a suggestion of romance confesses that the experience has inspired him to start this form of saving.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Hepworth Manufacturing Company (Production company)
Edwards, Henry1882-09-181952-11-02 (Production individual)
Edwards, Henry1882-09-181952-11-02 (Production cast)
McAndrews, John (Production cast)
White, Chrissie (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
society, British - domestic (object name)
society, British - romance (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 123 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Credits: taken from an article in 'Pictures and Picturegoer', August 17, 1918, page 189
Summary: an early example of the Ministry of Information 'film tag', a successful innovation of 1918. These were very short pieces of practical or inspirational propaganda intended to be run at the start of a normal film show