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  • Description

    Titles read: "The Wreckers! A story of a little Australian misunderstanding".

    Australia.

    A man is seen driving along in a car when it breaks down. He tries to restart it but has no luck, so he fetches a man from a nearby garage who takes a look at it, says a few words to the owner and tows the car off (no natural sound, just a jokey commentary). We then see several shots of the car being taken apart and completely broken down in a wreckers yard (some shots are speeded up).

    The owner appears looking horrified and asks the garage man "What have you done to my car? I told you to rectify it!". The owner says "Oh, I thought you told me to wreck it!"; the owner falls onto a pile of car parts.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37339
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1066.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:03:00 / 01:42:44:00
    Canister:
    PT 139
    Sort Number:
    PT 139
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    trust my garage Thunder Road research
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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