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  • Short Summary

    Quirky stuff - probably designed for children - planes in flight and a giant and a dwarf. c. 1950

  • Description

    Bantam Pack - Long and Short of it.

    A very tall man and a very short man stand by the pavement in a city street holding bicycles. They shake hands. The tall man talks to a policeman. Lots of people look on. The tall man gets on his bicycle and rides off. A very small person (dwarf) in a cream coloured suit and trilby hat walks up some concrete steps. He then walks along a crowded street. Shots of people staring. He has to climb on a piece of wall which is sticking out to look into the window of an Opticians. He is smoking a cigarette in a holder. A policeman is directing traffic. The man crosses the street. He stops to speak to the policeman. The policeman gives him directions. He hails a taxi and climbs in.

    Shots of a strange plane where the pilot lays on top of the chassis. The plane has the name "Wee Bee" painted on the side. The plane takes off and flies. Air to air shots of the unusual plane. Then shot of a much larger shiny passenger plane taking off. People sit on roofs to watch. Shots of the plane in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1363.08
    Media URN:
    70515
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:26:00 / 01:59:56:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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