Mony a pickle

United Kingdom, 1938

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A short film publicising the GPO Savings Bank in London. Several film directors contributed short sequences. McLaren’s two minute sequence made use of live photography and animation of furniture and other household objects. The title is one half of a Scottish proverb whose approximate English equivalent is “Many little bits make a lot.”

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General Post Office of Great Britain


Norman McLaren



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