• Short Summary

    His Grace the Duke of Bedford has his clothes organised so well that he can get dressed in record time.

  • Description

    Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

    High angle of a walk in wardrobe with lots of shelves of socks. C/U of a clock which reads four minutes past seven. Narrator observes that in the rush of the modern world we need to "pull our socks up" where men have to "keep up of fall by the wayside."

    C/U of a man's legs as he pulls on some red socks. He is one of the "busiest men in the country" and he is so organised that he can get dressed in 90 seconds. Various shots of him getting things out of his cupboards. His shirts are laid out perfectly, his trousers are merely clipped to a hanger, his shoes laid out etc.

    We are told that "our well organised man is, of course, His Grace the Duke of Bedford." Various shots of the duke putting on his shirt and tie. Narrator observes that any man can take a tip from His Grace and be just as organised. Shots of him getting dressed are intercut with shots of the clock. As the Duke checks his watch and nods to himself the narrator observes: "As usual he is ready in 90 seconds." The Duke leaves his dressing room. We see him walk up some steps in the grounds of his Woburn Abbey and climb into a gorgeous black shiny car. He drives off into the distance.

    Note: nice quirky music marks the urgency of the Duke's task. Newspaper story which inspired this story is held on file.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:34:00 / 01:43:29:00
    CP 242

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment