Public Information Films - Titles, Please!

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Public Information Films - Titles, Please!

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:53 pm

Watched a couple of these shorts the other night, and foolishly failed to note the titles. Both from the 1940s and neither appear to be in IMDb.

The first has Gene Lockhart as a ghostly doctor haunting his home town and commenting on a family's attitudes to matters of health and disease prevention - a bit on the smug and prissy side in tone...

The second was directed by Joseph Henabery for Warners in Technicolor and tells of a newly married woman who discovers she has diabetes after a street accident. The film examines some of the fears and prejudices commonly held about the condition, told by a doctor, who turns out to have it as well!

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Re: Public Information Films - Titles, Please!

Unread post by Lamar » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:26 am

The Lockhart one is "Lease on Life" and you can watch it here https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog ... 00765A-vid
This looks like the diabetes one-The Story of Wendy Hill https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog ... 00594A-vid

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Re: Public Information Films - Titles, Please!

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:37 pm

Many thanks - yes, those are the correct titles. My fault for not noting them down at the time...

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Re: Public Information Films - Titles, Please!

Unread post by Ray Faiola » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:08 pm

THE STORY OF WENDY HILL opens with Max Steiner's music to DEEP VALLEY.
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