Verdict at 1.32

United States, 1962

Film
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Dramatically depicts the effects of alcohol, stressing that consuming even the smallest quantities of alcohol can be dangerous. Tells the story of a young secretary who has two cocktails while out to lunch with her fiance. Her reaction dulled when driving back to work, she cannot brake in time and is killed, killing another person, also an alcoholic. Subsequently both their brains are examined by a neurologist; and the effects of alcohol on reaction times and normal co-ordination, convincingly demonstrated at a physiology lecture and a sports car gymkhana.

Credits

director

Charles Davis

producer

Burt Martin

production company

International Temperance Society

Language

English

Duration

00:21:05:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30049

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Drunk driving

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Drunk driving

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Alcoholism - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alcohol - Physiological effect

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alcohol in the body

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alcoholism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse - Alcohol

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drunk driving

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health education

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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