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Title:IT WASN'T A BAD DAY OUT, WAS IT? [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 2836
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY PROMOTIONAL ITEM [Alternative Title]
Summary: Short promotional item for the Royal Navy, contrasting the life of the crew of HMS Cutlass, a Scimitar class fast patrol boat, with the life of the crew of a small fishing boat.
Description: The two boats head out to sea for the day, performing their respective duties. As both return to port, the skipper of the fishing boat remarks to one of the younger crew members "it wasn't a bad day out, was it?"
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 250ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Remarks: For a Royal Navy promotional item of this era, this is quite a subtle piece, highlighting the difference between the two crews, without oversensationalising the patrol boat's duties, or being dismissive of the fishing boat's work. Both the viewer and the young crew member onboard the fishing boat are given something to contemplate at the film's end.