This black & white, wartime Canadian educational film from the "Knife and Fork Series" is about the meat shortage, meat rationing and how a meat coupon system can assist with the national nutrition problem. Copyright is circa 1943. The film was shot by Lawrence Cherry and produced by Evelyn Spice, with editing by Helen Lewis.
Titles: The Knife and Fork Series: Coupon Value (:08-:54). Boating dock. A shipyard. A crane hoists supplies. Large slabs of beef in a ship. A man cuts into a slab of meat and moves it. Meat is stored into a canister. Meat is being transported. Workers hack at meat and move it around. Pieces of meat are piled up. Meat is weighed and wrapped, then placed into refrigerator. Meat is cut and moved, giant slabs on meat hooks. Workers run. Meat supply diagram (:55-4:05). A woman leaves a factory. She goes to a meat store but they are out of meat. Two wealthier looking women purchase meat in a market, hand money over. Meat consumption diagram. A woman buys meat at a butcher's counter. A man cuts into meat. A man checks on meat, has a piece of paper, a meat coupon value chart is looked at next. Butchers attend meat cutting school. A man breaks a rump roast into four different cuts. The man keeps cutting meat pieces (4:06-7:15). Choice oven roast is cut into four pieces. A butcher slices through meat with a knife, uses a meat hacksaw. Grabs another blade and slices straight through it. Women wait in line to purchase meat from a meat counter. Women pay and walk away. A butcher shows off meat that is available. The butcher takes all of the woman's coupons for the meat and she isn't pleased because she wasn't aware of the price. A woman writes a letter. A butcher holds different meat cuts. Butcher slices through the meat. Meat is cut. A woman looks over her coupons. Women look over a meat price chart (7:16-11:09). A butcher weighs meats. Liver is held. A butcher slices meat. Hamburger is weighed, then bacon. A woman talks to her daughter at home. A rump cut and chuck roast are options. Steak is held up, then stewing meat. Boys wash the dishes, another boy reads a book. A girl sews. The woman holds coupons (11:10-13:20). A butcher turns in the coupons to a bank to receive the value of the meat, and allow him to get another supply. The butcher writes a deposit slip. Meat coupons. A woman is handed meat at the counter. Meat is handed to a man who places it in his car. A man eats a steak. Bread on a plate. A woman makes stew. Women in line in Europe, a starving child. Hungry children. An older woman eats soup (13:2115:47). End credits (15:48-15:56).
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