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Summary: Fictional piece showing how to use grated potato as a substitute for suet in cooking in Britain, 1918.
Description: A working class man expresses dissatisfaction about dinner, protesting to his wife that their neighbour still makes suet puddings and dumplings. Sneaking a look through the neighbour's window on the following morning, his wife sees that her neighbour uses grated potato mixed with flour as a substitute, to compensate for the wartime shortage. That evening she presents her husband with a pudding.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Edwards, Henry1882-09-181952-11-02 (Production cast)
White, Chrissie (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
society, British - sustenance (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: 149 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: 'Film Tags' were very short films containing some practical piece of wartime advice made by the Ministry of Information to show between regular film programmes at cinemas. See also the rest of the IWM 549 series
Technical: this film is held on one reel with IWM 549-02+03+04.