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Title:HENRY GRIMES AND THE LIGHTED CIGARETTE [Main Title]
Film Number:COI 606
Summary: The story of Henry Grimes, his cigarette, and the destruction that it caused.
Description: 'This is the tale of Henry Grimes who liked a cigarette at times. One day while at his war employment he smoked one much to his enjoyment. Now Henry was a careful bloke, and so when he had had his smoke he flung the stub a good long distance from the window. He saw it lying where it fell and thought that all was well. But as it lay and smouldered there a breeze came dancing through the air. It saw the stub with fiendish glee and sent it rolling rapidly. Along the ground it madly tore until it reached the warehouse door. The door was locked but there had lapsed a half-inch crack. The stub made haste to roll down the hole. Inside a heap of packing waste stopped its rush and checked its haste close to about a thousand crates of aeroplane plywood from the States. The place was gutted and of course the plant a total loss. All lives were saved but the destruction made quite a gap in war production and the material to replace it meant one more claim on shipping space. The moral: the only thing to do with cigarettes, and matches too, is not to toss the things about until they are well and truly out'.