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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0388
Run Time
0h 2m 40s
Format
35mm
Color
Color
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1954
Abstract
A charmingly humorous morality play by amateur filmmaker Margaret Conneely on the dangers of smoking. The film stars Margaret's then 11-year old son John, placing him under the thrall of a forgotten pack of Lucky Strikes.
Description

A man does some work on his car on the side of a road, then drives away having dropped a pack of cigarettes. A young boy comes out of the woods with a rifle and picks them up. He shoots a tin can off of a wall, then sits down and tries a cigarette. He chokes and coughs, throwing the cigarettes away. The deleterious effects of nicotine are displayed in a surreal riot of color, visually evincing the nausea of the first puff. The film closes with the boy leaning over the wall, coughing uncontrollably.

Main Credits
Conneely, Margaret (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Conneely, John (is actor)
Genre
Comedy
Subjects
Smoking
Youth