• Short Summary

    Trailer warning about the use of proper lighting and brakes on cars and bikes in the blackout.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MofI GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL - COMING SHORTLY!".

    Voice exclaims "The Invisible Man! Find him, before he causes any more trouble!" (in style of feature film trailer).

    Various shots of policeman lining up in a police station and filing out of a room. They get into cars and drive off; others walk off. Voiceover says (in spooky voice) that "he" is lurking in the town, the village and the country lane.

    A man is almost run over on a country lane. Two police officers get out and berate him for not wearing light clothes so he can be seen in the blackout or carrying a torch. A man on a bicycle falls into a ditch because he couldn't see with his faulty light. He gets it in the neck from the coppers too.

    A car comes speeding around the corner and crashes into the police car as it didn't have proper lighting. The driver is told off and hauled away.

    Quick montage of shots showing someone switching on a torch, adjusting the brakes on a bike and the headlights on a car. Titles superimposed over the montage read: "Coming Shortly - The Long Nights - Don't Be The Invisible Man".

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1340.22
    Media URN:
    44245
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:42:00 / 01:40:12:00
    Canister:
    42/85

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