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Summary: An appeal for the establishment of street savings groups.
Description: Three housewives in a 'typical' urban street representing the social classes at the top, middle and bottom of the street have not been brought together by any aspect of their pre-war life, or even by their shared wartime experiences; suddenly they are seen collaborating. The mystery of what has worked this change is finally explained; they are establishing a street savings group. The point of such groups is explained: a husband says they supplement already-existing works groups; the photos of sons in the forces which are being passed around "come to life" to explain the need for savings and the weapons they can buy. The three women hope the idea will spread ("The savings group up our street ought to be up every street"); the 'End' title changes to 'No end to savings'.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Merton Park Studios (Production company)
Bishop, Terence Egan (Production individual)
Sagovsky, V (Production individual)
Dinsdale, Alan T (Production individual)
Rhind, Al (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
society, British - charity (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 588 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Remarks: the 'mystery' of the abrupt cooperation (which is built up for half the film) is such a good attention-getter that the rest of the film (particularly as acting is rather poor) comes as something of an anti-climax.