Manhandling (1962)
Staff Instructional Film produced by Tara Films on behalf of British Transport Films
10 minutes

'It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it' - the popular song is particularly apposite when you lift heavy weights, as many railwaymen know to their cost. The wrong way can produce aches, pains, strains, sprains, and even slipped discs. With the help of a young weight-lifting lady (Joan Rhodes - a famous strongwoman act in the dying days of Vaudeville theatre, but also made several films and appeared in several Bob Hope shows) this film shows how to avoid all the strains and make the job easier into the bargain.

16mm & 35mm

This film may be viewed online at YouTube courtesy of the BFI:-

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