Item about problem of abandoned cars in public places, with comic sequence from Germany.
Title reads: "CAR DUMPING A MAJOR NUISANCE".
Filmed in locations all over England.
L/S woods, pan down to a dumped car (Hatfield, Hertfordshire?) M/S wrecked car in woods. C/U sign "Private do not tip rubbish". Various shots abandoned cars in fields and ditches, farmer examines dumped old banger on his land. Various shots wrecked old cars at roadside. Interior: Ted Randall, inspector of abandoned vehicles, making phone call to garage. Man in garage answering call to collect dumped cars. Break down lorry arrives in street to collected dumped cars. Break down lorry lifts car from street by crane. Back view as van tows away dumped car.
Various shots abandoned old cars and bits of cars in the Hornsey Council yards. Bulldozer at work in yard. More shots dumped cars and stack of old tyres. Workmen sort out wreckage of dumped cars. C/U workmen smashing in windows of old car with spade. Workmen on top of car with acetylene cutter. Another man smashing in windscreen of old car. Various shot old car burning fiercely. M/S car being lowered by crane into car crusher. M/S operator watching. Top view car in crusher. M/S operator at controls. Panning C/U as cube of metal comes out of crusher.
Comedy sequence from Germany: German man pushes his old car into river and watches it sink. Man walks away, looking pleased with himself having got rid of his car. C/U man looking surprised: across the river the police are salvaging the car. Panning shot car being towed up river bank. Man runs away down road. C/U flashing light on police car. Panning as man runs down road followed by police van towing the man's abandoned car.
Note: newspaper cutting on file.