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In Which We Live: Being the Story of a Suit Told by Itself (1943)

| Short, Drama | 1943 (UK)
Government information film on how to get maximum wear from a man's suit, narrated by one such suit in the form of an autobiography.

Director:

Richard Massingham

Writers:

Henry De Rochefort (as Henry de Rochefort), Richard Massingham
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Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith
Rosalyn Boulter Rosalyn Boulter ... Wife
John Carol John Carol ... Husband
Richard Massingham Richard Massingham ... Man in Pub
Beatrix Thomson Beatrix Thomson
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... Best Man / Man in Pub
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Government information film on how to get maximum wear from a man's suit, narrated by one such suit in the form of an autobiography.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1943 (UK) See more »

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Mono
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Tale of a Coat
8 August 2016 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A war-time housewife and her husband's oldest and favorite suit talk about old times and the future in this delightfully eccentric British informational short.

Director Richard Massingham has started out as a doctor, but by the middle of the 1930s was directing movies for the British Post Office, a major source of documentarists in this period. In this one, he offers us a series of suggestions on how to keep a suit in good shape, including cleaning, how to iron it properly, and some useful advice on how to remove greasy stains. Happily, this piece never falls into the trap that so many lesser informational movies did in this era, by telling the audience that it was for their own good. The message is offered as a series of humorously overwrought vignettes, preceded by old-fashioned title cards, and backed by a treacly violin score that lets us know how silly this whole thing is. That's a fine way to slip good information in; it's a pity that so few people used the technique this well.


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