The Third Sam (1962)
Staff Instructional Film
10 minutes

Sam Smith is taught to drive an electric locomotive. He learns the new job without difficulty, but one day his train breaks down and Sam summons up three sides of his character to deal with the emergency: 'First Sam' couldn't care less; 'Second Sam' flies into a terrible panic; but 'Third Sam' solves the problem! With narration, in typical rhyming monologue, by Stanley Holloway, this is an original and amusing approach to instructional film making. Directed (and indeed written) by Ken Fairbairn.

16mm & 35mm

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