• Short Summary

    Actor Jack Carson in road safety film. Los Angeles, America.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title - 'Meet 'Droopert' - the screwy driver!'. Los Angeles, America (USA).

    MS 'Droopert' (played by actor Jack Carson) driving old model "T" Ford car through Los Angeles streets. Various shots Jack Carson in Ford getting mixed up with modern traffic, he comes to crossing and extends left arm. CU road sign: "No Left Turn" CU traffic policeman raising arm and blowing whistle for Jack to stop. Rear view as Jack raises hat and nods to policeman. MS Jack driving over traffic lights set in road surface. MS as Jack appears from front of bus with man hanging onto bonnet.

    CU traffic policeman. MS Jack cutting in front of bus. MS bus driver leaning out of cab gesticulating. Rear view Jack turning and pulling face at bus driver. MS Jack driving through traffic. Tracking shot of two girls sitting on bench at side of road. CU one girl's legs. MS Jack looking at legs, he drives around corner, mounts the pavement and crashes. CU front of Ford. MS two motorcycle policemen starting off from pavement. CU arrow sign "Sell Your Car." MS policemen pulling him out of car and pushing him onto bus, doors close, bus drives away.

    MS as Jack removes hat and speaks: (natural sound) "Forgive me folks for joking about something as serious as traffic safety. As Chairman of the Motion Picture Committee of the National Safety Council, I'd like to ask you to look out for yourselves and look out for your neighbour. Remember by driving safely you may save a life: it could be your own". He replaces hat.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:16:00 / 01:10:43:00
    UN 2217 D

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