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  • Short Summary

    Rocket-powered car is tested in Germany, with second trial involving an unfortunate cat.

  • Description

    German Rocket Car.

    Hanover, Germany.

    Rocket-powered car tests. The car actually has train wheels and is mounted on a railway track. Workers preparing car. CU man inserts rocket. They clear the area & watch from a distance; car sits on track; then suddenly a great cloud of smoke is emitted and the car is propelled forward. Shots from different angles; including above and in slow motion. Rocket car towed back by another car.

    Shots of workers engineers; scientists; inventors inspecting & preparing car again. A man in white coat lifting a striped cat into a metal case; now this is totally uncalled for animal testing. (We don't actually see the cat being put into the car, but that is the inference - SL.) Once again they all move away from car. This time the cloud of smoke keeps getting bigger - the car explodes. Shots of the men looking through the wreckage of the car. No sign of the cat.

    Energy; technology; cruelty to animals.

    End title: 'Ufa Wochenschau' w/ spinning globe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2408.26
    Media URN:
    76486
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:20:00 / 01:54:03:00
    Canister:
    ON 322 I

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