• Short Summary

    Funny story about a morale raising device in use at restaurant. London.

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    The Morale raiser, London.

    L/S Restaurant, man and woman dining. Man lights woman's cigarette. Restaurateur in background looking at menu. C/U Man and woman diners.(Natural sound) "You're the most inconsiderate man I've ever known. I don't want to stay for dinner. I'm hating every moment of it." She gets up and walks out of frame. Man looks pensively after her.

    C/U Restaurateur puts down menu and switches on morale raiser. C/U Diner looks up startled "Your restaurant's wonderful". M/S Restaurateur showing morale raiser on back. "You're the best restaurateur in the world" the device says in woman's voice. C/U Patting man on back. "How happy you must be to see everyone else so happy". M/S Restaurateur listening and smiling "and remember... M/S Restaurateur "..all through you" (name ?). M/S Restaurateur "Because you're such a wonderful man". M/S Restaurateur takes off morale raiser and straps it on diner's back.

    C/U of barman polishing glass. M/S Diner sitting at table. 'You're so wonderful. You're the most wonderful person I've ever known'. L/S Diner looking very happy as morale raiser pats him on back. Restaurateur looking on. 'You can do anything'. C/U Diner showing reaction 'You're so strong and clever. You're wonderful. - Dissolve to - L/S Cameraman at camera with contraption on back 'You're the most wonderful cameraman in the world'. He looks up complacently.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:29:00 / 01:44:43:00
    NP 354

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