• Short Summary

    Trailer reminding pedestrians and drivers to take care in the blackout.

  • Description

    Title reads: "M of I - Government Official".

    Ministry of Information trailer reminding pedestrians and drivers to take care in blackout.

    Light zooms towards camera and we hear crashing sound. A man walks into a cafe, he complains to the proprietor that a lorry almost knocks him down, the proprietor gives him a cup of tea and the man sits down at a table. A lorry driver then walks into the cafe, he complains to the proprietor a pedestrian just leaped out in front of him. Proprietor gives him tea and the drivers sits down at same table as the man. They recognise each other and start to argue about the near accident. Split screen effect with man in one corner and driver in the other, with animation of lorry and pedestrians in the space between them. In the end the driver agrees he will drive more slowly, the pedestrian agrees to take more care crossing the road.

    End title: "Look Out in the Blackout".

    NB: item part of Gazette issue 43/87.

    NB: item also in Pathe Gazettes issue 43/12 on Pathe Master tape *PM1075* - Film ID 1075.26.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.31
    Media URN:
    84144
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:56:00 / 01:49:22:00
    Canister:
    43/87 (TRAILERS)

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