The Tale of Elsie Bossing
16mm film Colour Sound 1975 6:27
Summary: An animated road safety film.
Title number: 165
Description: A stop-motion animation story of a difficult old woman who takes risks crossing the road. A rhyming ode describes the action as she suffers a number of near misses with passing traffic as she goes out shopping. The animated film is bookended with live action footage of boxer Henry Cooper sat behind a desk in a wood panelled room explaining the importance of taking care when crossing the road. On the desk beside him is a small monitor showing a busy street (possibly Theobald's Road).
Credits: Ode read by: Cyril Fletcher; Ode written by: Peter Hart; production: Peter Hart; production: Harry Walker; Animation: Pasquale Ferrari
Cast: presenter: Henry Cooper
Keywords: Road Safety
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Camden
Anon wrote on August 30, 2018:Cyril Fletcher fans will love his Ode
john barker wrote on May 13, 2016:Elsie Bossing, a very awkward old lady, just couldn't be told HOW to cross the road safely, until one day…Elsie Bossing, a very awkward old lady, just couldn't be told HOW to cross the road safely, until one day she has a minor accident. The story of Elsie, is read by the well known Cyril Fletcher. This film is specifically aimed at the 'elderly' citizens, but is directed at them in an humouristic and amusing way.
john barker wrote on May 13, 2016:
john barker wrote on May 13, 2016:Film title "The Story of Elsie Bossing", made by Camden Road Safety . Story by peter Hart, Camden Road Safety…Film title "The Story of Elsie Bossing", made by Camden Road Safety . Story by peter Hart, Camden Road Safety Officer, Production Assistants... Harry Walker Assistant Camden Road safety Officer, and John Barker Area Road safety Officer. Introduction by Henry Cooper .... Animation by Pasquale Ferarri.....Story read by Cyril Fletcher.....Basically Elsie Bossing just wouldn't be told HOW to cross the road safely...1974.