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Mr. Proudfoot shows a light / the Ministry of Information presents ; a Twentieth-Century production.
Date
1941
Main contributor
Howard, Sydney, 1885-1946
Summary
Humorously using the arrogant and bumbling Mr. Proudfoot, this film serves a dual purpose of emphasizing the importance of obeying blackout hours, as well as easing the stress of the time period by encouraging laughter.
Contributors
Howard, Sydney, 1885-1946; George, Muriel, 1883-1965; Watson, Wylie; Dainton, Noel, 1894-1959; Handl, Irene, 1901-1987; Mallalieu, Aubrey, 1873-1948; Mason, Herbert, 1891-1960; Gilliat, Sidney; Crabtree, Arthur, 1900-1975; Roome, Alfred, 1908-1997; Great Britain. Ministry of Information; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Publisher
Ministry of Information
Genres
War films.; Sponsored films.; Fiction films.; Short films.
Subjects
Blackouts in war; World War, 1939-1945
Location
Great Britain
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (8 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Notes

DVD copy available.

Creation/Production Credits

Director, Herbert Mason; story, Sidney Gilliat; photography, Arthur Crabtree; editor, Alfred Roome.

Performers

Sidney Howard, Muriel George, Wylie Watson, Noel Dainton, Irene Handl, Aubrey Mallalieu, Percy Walsh, Albert Lieven, Manning Whiley, C.H. Mulcaster, Michael Wilding, Arthur Denton.

Statement of Responsibility

the Ministry of Information presents ; a Twentieth-Century production.

Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 14522592; OCLC: ocn898338725; OCLC: 898338725