A Shocking affair

Canada, 1953

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

An animated illustration of the safety rule: “Never touch plumbing and electrical fixtures at the same time.” In the film we see a young woman commit the fatal error of switching on an electric light while in her bath. After a fleeting glimpse of a gravestone with the inscription R.I.P., we see her in the next world where in her celestial tub she is about to repeat her mistake but remembers the consequences just in time.


production company

National Film Board of Canada







Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/72775--a-shocking-affair/ |title=A Shocking affair |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=22 April 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}