Post Early For Christmas

1943 , United Kingdom (Other)

A short information film urging people to post early for Christmas.

A man, played by Richard Massingham, sits in his armchair, wondering why he tied a knot in his handkerchief. There are shots of him fussing the cat and sitting back in his chair, still wondering. He goes to bed, still wondering why he tied the knot. He remembers and jumps out of bed. Sitting at his desk, he writes Christmas cards and wraps presents. The next morning, he leaves the house, still in his pyjamas, but remembers and rushes back to change. He runs across a field with his parcels.The final scene shows him at Christmas - alone.

Intertitles

Post early for Xmas. Post early this Christmas and not later than December 18th.

Background Information

The film was revised and released in 1951 as A KNOTTY PROBLEM. Massingham's narration was not used.

  • Director : Richard Massingham

  • Producer : Public Relation Films

  • Sponsor : Ministry of Information

  • Sponsor : General Post Office

  • Producer : Richard Massingham

  • Narrator : Richard Massingham

Manifestations

Post Early For Christmas

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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:23
    Modification Date
    27/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    729775
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    INV352143
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:01:23
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    724895
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:23
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    724398
  • Activities
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    INV448637
    Canonical Identifier
    2011/222
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:02:46
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    12/07/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    718925
    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    optical
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    Barcode
    INV327946
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:23
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    707910
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV220067
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:27
    Modification Date
    11/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    696888
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV308529
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1968
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DVD disk
    Dimension
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    12/02/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    678095
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV232381
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1944
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DVD disk
    Dimension
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    30/01/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    677759
    Sound
    sound
  • Barcode
    INV??3495
    Canonical Identifier
    B-5099
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    565539
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV240633
    Canonical Identifier
    A-2965
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    564315
  • Barcode
    INV246516
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-756
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:02:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563846

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