• Short Summary

    Ken Wharton runs a garage where a car is serviced as quickly as one can smoke a cigarette.

  • Description

    Smethwick, West Midlands.

    GV. Car driving along road and into Ken Wharton's Garage. SV. Business woman gets out of car and starts to talk to woman receptionist, she looks up at clock. CU. Clock - 10.20. SV. Business woman is shown into waiting room. SV. Business woman in waiting room seated - she lights cigarette. GV. Car being backed into servicing bay. CU. Mechanic in pit draining sump. SV. Mechanics in pit draining sump. SV. Mechanics working on engine. Pan down to mechanics in pit. CU. Mechanics in pit draining back axle. CU. Ken Wharton looking over engine with mechanic. SV. Mechanics in pit greasing and spraying. He walks forward and looks up at clock. CU. Clock - 10.23. SV. Mechanic filling oil in engine. CU. Gauge. CU. Topping up battery. SV. Woman receptionist bringing cup of coffee to the woman in waiting room. LV. Car being backed into washing bay. CU. Clock - 10.25. CU. Mechanic cleaning bonnet and windscreen after detergent sprayed on it. CU. Business woman in waiting room puts out cigarette. SV. Automatic spraying moving slowly along car. CU. Clock - 10.28. SV. Business woman in car driving towards camera. GV. Car driving out of Ken Wharton's Garage.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene 'E')

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    561.12
    Media URN:
    31635
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:34:00 / 01:14:58:00
    Canister:
    56/3

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Ken Wharton featured here was a British Formula 1 driver of the 1950s.

    The garage seen here was on Hume Street in Smethwick.

    "Business woman gets out of car" - it's an Austin A30.

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