WHICH IS BEST?

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Subjects:

  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Healthcare
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Religion
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Propaganda

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: WHICH IS BEST?

Reference number: 1198

Date: 1945c

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.40 mins

Description: A short film showing the roots and the outcome of excessive drinking, and the benefits of abstaining.

Shotlist: No credits.Children cared for whilst mothers are at work shots of smocked children playing at a nursery (1.20) Parks and Open Spaces for safe play. shots of children playing at a river's edge. Nature's best food comes to the home. milkman visits. Refreshments after a spell of work. child drinking milk (2.04) But here's the Puzzle! child looks at a "beer is best" advert Why a happening like this? drunken man lies in the gutter outside a pub; minister helps him home (3.25) drunk man lies on a bed as though ill, raving at the minister who tries to comfort him He's not always like this. (4.34) Minister speaks to the man Do you want drink to be your master? (4.46) Why homes like these? pan of slum housing This is the answer boy writes "BEER IS BAD" on a blackboard (5.20) This is the answer boy is shown drinking water; gvs sporting activity; "Water is Best"; shot of Union Flag (6.40) The End