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Ashes of Doom - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB524438
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Robert Verrall, Wolf Koenig
Directors:  Grant Munro, Don Arioli
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Fiction, Health and Medicine, Media and Communications
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1970
Running Time:  1:53

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A "thriller" of the evils of cigarette smoking, set in a Gothic boudoir. A young woman lights up one cigarette after another. The clock strikes twelve, wind from the balcony door blows out the candles and a vampire stands in the doorway. As he approaches her, she still finds time to light up another cigarette. The vampire bends over the woman to find nourishment and, as he backs away, he gasps his last breath amidst a puff of smoke. A clever statement on an important problem.

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