• Short Summary

    A feature film about a rally driver who must win an Alpine car rally to keep the family Petrol station, and the Villains who try to cheat him from winning and take away his business.

  • Description

    The rescuers arrive at the pass, but having missed a road sign, are unsure. Chris is sent to ask some rock climbers if this is the Edelweiss Pass. The villains, not wanting to be observed, tell him that he has missed it and must go back. They reverse away and the villains start to dig up an enormous rock. Still reversing they notice the "Edelweiss" they had missed before. They realise that the climbers are "in the plot" and drive forward again.
    Up the mountain drives the MG, and behind them the rally driving villains. The "rock climbers" see them coming and prepare to roll a rock down. Chris and the eccentric arrive just as the MG is about to reach the pass. The plan is foiled and one rock climber watching through binoculars accidentally dislodges a large rock. It rolls down the mountain side, the MG passes safely, but the rock hits the villains driving behind.
    Being decent chaps, our hero's rush to their rescue as the villain's car balances precariously on the edge of certain death. The plot is foiled and the villains exposed as accomplices of the evil Croudson, would be buyer of the garage back in England. Another rally car passes them. Our hero's must get back to the race. They still need to win the prize money.
    The MG races along the twisting mountain roads. After a bit of inter cutting between spinning wheels, speedometer rising, and determined faces, the MG overtakes the two leading cars to win the race. Back in England the climax of the race is being broadcast over the radio to the delight of Mrs Burton, and dismay of the villainous Mr Croudson (the would be garage buyer.)
    The winning Burtons beam from their car as they are applauded and handed a silver cup and laurels........super "The End".

    End Credits....The Burton Family played by: Basil Appleby, Freda Bamford, Wilfred Downing, Annette Cabot, Richard Goolden. The Villains by: Jack Melford, Roger Snowden, Sabastion Cabot. Directed: Peter Bradford, Camera: Reg Cavender, Music: Doreen Carwithen, Conducted: John Hollingsworth, Writer: Betty Davies. Produced by Howard Thomas for Pathe Documentary unit 1953.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3334.04
    Media URN:
    91864
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:17:00 / 01:57:51:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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