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Health Fraud Racket, The
PA-0004 Beta SP
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Educational Industrial
ca. 1960s
Health Fraud Racket, The Americans waste over one billion dollars a year on worthless health products and practices. This film exposes the cunning traps and trappings of the fraud, the quack, and the charlatan who prey on all strata of our society. In a series of vignettes, it tells us how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent health services and products and how to outwit the quack and quackery. Tells how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent health services and products and how to outwit quacks. 04:33:20 The cruel practice of making money on peoples worries 04:34:03 Lady steps on scales, looks worried 04:34:34 Fat man eating ice cream sundae 04:35:00 Mirrored shot of pills. Hands putting pills in mouth 04:35:40 CU Man eating. Five faces eating 04:36:40 Lady putting on cream in the mirror 04:36:15 Man putting clay on bald head 04:38:29 Pamphlets, books - "Food Will Kill You" 04:40:20 "Here are the facts about food." CU Kids eating "The law of the land protects our food....from pesticides and preservatives." OVERWEIGHT Middle-aged woman gets on big scale - says Good gracious! Hangs pocketbook, removes fur and shoes - Dissolve to fat man eating ice cream: Sure you won t have one? Fat man: Naw, it s not on my diet. Fat Man: That s old-fashioned. You don t have to worry about diet if you take these pills. They rearrange the calories. GREAT PILL-TAKING SEQUENCE: MULTIPLE IMAGE - pouring pills out of bottle, placing in mouth. ECU fat man spooning ice cream into mouth. Multi-image - he swallows. QUACKS ECU fake book covers: FOOD WILL KILL YOU! CU multiple images of book pages VS books - with that cover. VANITY VS fat man in weight-reducing belt machine. CU bald man rubbing hair-restoring cream on head, rubbing wrinkled forehead. Elderly woman looking in mirror.
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