Nero - Save Fuel (1943)

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    Title reads: "M of I Government Official". Ministry of Information public information trailer about saving fuel. Filmed at studio location. Comedy sketch with Alastair Sim and George Cole. A young boy walks around a museum reading a museum guide (Cole). He falls into conversation with a talking statue of Roman Emperor Nero (Sim). Nero tells him, in rhyming couplets, all about his dastardly deeds, ending with the burning of Rome. The boy looks disgusted: "That wasn't just cruel, that was wasting good fuel and that's what I call a real crime". He then smashes a violin over the Emperor's head. End title: "Don't be like Nero - be a good citizen and save fuel". NB: item originally part of Gazette issue 43/16. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2915.14
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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQvWrobAlkU
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 1 month ago
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