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Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn
This month’s Archive at Lunchtime features a selection of road safety films, and includes some familiar faces from TV classic Wanderly Wagon.
In this chilling little film, the Grim Reaper awaits those who ignore the rules of the road.
FILM INFO: William J. Moylan, 11 mins, Ireland, 1948, Digital, Black and White
MR CARELESS GOES TO TOWN
Liam Ó Laoghaire’s film focuses on a driver’s helter-skelter journey from the Wicklow hills to Dublin and is followed by a stern message about the perils of drink-driving.
FILM INFO: Liam Ó Laoghaire, 11 mins, Ireland, 1949, Digital, Black and White
SAFETY ON THE SCHOOL RUN
This 1972 film urges children to behave respectfully on the school bus.
FILM INFO: Silverpine Studios, 14 mins, Ireland, 1972, Digital
THE SAFE CROSS CODE
Mr Crow and Foxy from the Lambert Puppet Theatre introduce The Safe Cross Code.
FILM INFO: Silverpine Studios, 3 mins, Ireland, 1974, Digital
NACH AOIBHEANN BHEITH BHEO / TOO GOOD TO MISS
Sinéad Cusack and Des Cave star in this film about a young couple whose dreams for a fun-filled life are dashed following a motorbike accident.
FILM INFO: George Morrison, 11 mins, Ireland, 1966, Digital