STK-ID 33652

[Remark: film produced by Walter Creighton was one of the first films made under the aegis of the Empire Marketing Board. As suggested by the nature of its sponsor, the film is a piece of propaganda in favour of closer ties between members of the Commonwealth and incidentally, in favour of the intensification of trade relationships between the members.] Sequence showing typical English family in the morning. Shot of young boy preparing for school, eating hasty breakfast, taking off. Street scenes in London, England, showing cars, policeman, two double-decker buses, children on their way to school. Shot of scrap between bully and young boy. Shots of butcher shop, sign "John Bull & Sons" advertising the "King's Empire Pudding" and naming part of the pudding, i.e. members of the Commonwealth. Various shots in classroom during geography lesson. Shot of gates of Buckingham Palace, guard pacing in front, young boy passing through gate on his way to palace.


Excerpt from
One Family: A Dream of Real Things
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio