A short film dealing with the subject of class inequality in England.
IAC Film Library Catalogue (Silent and Sound). Institute of Amateur Cinematographers, 1975.
This film is part of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection held by the East Anglian Film Archive, Norwich, UK.
Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive
"Intertitle reads, "The bearded tramps of old are rapidly giving place to a younger class of vagrants. These victims of unemployment depend on the "pick-ups" of charity for their bare existence". A tramp eats berries from the hedgerows, knocks on doors for charity and is turned away, and enters a farmyard where he steals an egg. As he pricks the egg and drinks the contents he sees a sign 'Join the Modern Army'. A kindly old farmer allows him to sleep in the hayloft and is repaid by the tramp doing odd jobs about the farm. He boils water to make a drink to have with the bread the farmer's wife has given him. He tries to hitch a lift, and picks up cigarette butts from the roadside. He enters a public house and asks for a lift from two men with a fast sports car. They drive too fast for his comfort and he asks to be let out so he can continue walking along the road alone." (EAFA Database)