• Short Summary

    A one-man submarine, a car for a midget and motorcyclists try to make a steep hill climb.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In Illinois, United States of America, we see a tiny one-man submarine being tried out on a lake - looks very claustrophobic! It goes beneath the surface, then comes up again. Commentator says the sub has been developed so that flora and fauna can be studied.

    We then see a midget with a tiny car he has built to his own specifications. He polishes it, winds her up and gets in. He drives off and along a road, chased some of the way by a dog. The man lights a cigarette beside his car; commentator says "Look out, sonny - petrol!" and we see animated effects of an explosion. (Location of events unspecified - looks like United States.)

    In Brisbane, Australia, we see various shots of motorcyclists trying to ride up a steep hill. Some make it, some fall off on the way up.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1204.16
    Media URN:
    15595
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:24:00 / 01:30:05:00
    Canister:
    PT 536

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