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SHOW OF HANDS (A)


Promotion film, set in a fictitious hospital, about the use of Bayer's pHiso-Hex cream which, as the bacterilogist proves, may not leave any antibiotic-resistant staphylococci undisturbed.

Year of Production: 1959

Color or Black and White?: Colour

Running Time: 24 mins 56 secs

Producer: Ronald H. Riley

Director: David H. Villiers

Production Company: RHR Ltd

Editor: Ernest Hilton

Camera: John Wiles

Shot List

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DESCRIPTION : This film has good footage of doctor's surgery and operating theatre with doctors and nurses

00:00:00:00-00:05:00:00 title ' A Show of Hands' ws of car driving up to hospital entrance pan up from sink to nurse preparing for an operation ms of two nurses / sisters in operating clothes talking to each other ms of two doctors talking to each other in a mirror with nurses in the bg ws of nurse helping doctor / surgeon on with operating robes ws of two doctors putting on their rubber gloves

00:05:00:00-00:10:00:00 ws doctors walk into the operating theatre where a group of doctors and nurses stand around the patient on the table vs of operation in progress cu glove is cut and replaced ms doctor sitting on desk puts down phone other man / doctor walks into the room. They both look at something under microscope then they sit at desk and chat doctor gets up and takes his jacket off and nurse comes into the room ws nurse gives doctor paper while other doctor scrubs his hands in the bg vs doctor puts red jelly like substance into palm of other doctors hand

00:10:00:00-00:15:00:00 cu of white bacteria growing on red jelly like substance zo from cu of doctor and nurse looking at bacteria test vs of the two doctors and nurse chatting nurse leaves the room and doctor takes off his jacket ms doctor gives other doctor bottle of hand wash and reads instructions while other doctor scrubs up cu of hands being washed vs cus of bacteria growing on Petri dish ws of two doctors looking at results of test other doctor smoking pipe walks into room

00:15:00:00-00:20:00:00 ws of three doctors sitting around desk looking at sample tests vs of hospital board of governors sitting around a desk discussing whether to give the new product a trial cus of vs members of the board inc a matron discussing the product cu of pencil pointing to rough drawing of skin on paper

00:20:00:00-00:25:03:00 cu of pencil drawing diagram of the skin on paper ms of doctor explaining how a product works vs of the doctor showing the rest of the board the sample tests on Petri dishes vs cus of the board members looking surprised sceptical pan along the board members voting for a trial cu of hands being washed under sink tilt up to two doctors in operating outfits talking to each other in the mirror end titles