Clever Elsie

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Date
1958
Summary
Clever Elsie really isn't very clever at all. Marionettes tell the story of Clever Elsie who sweeps with the broom upside down to keep from wearing out the straw. One day, Clever Elsie goes to the cellar to get some cider and she notices a pick-ax stuck in a beam. She begins to think that if she should ever marry and have a child and send him to the cellar for cider, the pick-ax might fall on his head and kill him and Elsie begins to cry. Her parents come to the cellar with Hans, who is looking for a clever wife, and Elsie tells them her story. Soon everyone is crying and Hans decides to marry Elsie because she is so clever.
Contributors
Tom Tichenor; WKNO-TV; The Junior League of Memphis; Howard Holst; Bill Orr; Diane Parrish; Emma Wade; Al Gresham; Al Wood
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Children's; Adaptation
Subject
Clever Elsie (Tale) ; Fairy tales ; Children's films.
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:15:18); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003422914; Other: GR00400540

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