A good linotype worker cannot shake off a bad cough and a slight fever. Despite the warnings from his wife, he refuses to get treatment (family scene around a pan of soup). A work mate forces him to get treatment. A good doctor, a good social assistant, a good sanatorium, a good summer camp for his daughter and the villainous germ is defeated. It was time to come, but not too late says the white-coated doctor. This little story is a pretext to provide information and the dialogues are purely for demonstrative and educational purposes. There remains an old-fashioned charm in the paternalism and the memory of an illness that decimated several generations. Effective and naïve, without pretensions, this film is a document of popular education.
Technical direction : Henri Storck
Script and dialogue : Marc Carghèse
Camerawork : Asselin, Charles Lengnich and Marius Mahieu
Music : André Souris
Sound : Richard Eliot
Actors : Fernand Piette, Marion Chevolet, Marcel Josz, Olga Ugare
Production : CEP
Director of Production : R.G. Le Vaux
Film commissioned by the National league for protection against tuberculosis.
35mm/B and W/15’/1937
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