Charley – Falling in the Water (film #42 on National Archives). [Category: Educational]

Charming British PSA for children in which Charley the cat falls into the lake where his owner and his dad are fishing and nearly drowns. This is dramatic and almost upsetting, but not too much. Then the little boy who owns Charley translates Charley’s sputters into English, telling children to stay close to their parents when near water. This is cute and quite effective in getting its message across.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.

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