• Short Summary

    World famous Jaguar plant in Coventry is back in production after recent disastrous fire.

  • Description

    Coventry, West Midlands.

    GV. Interior of the factory showing production line working again after disastrous fire - car's body being moved along over head. SV. Car's body being lowered into position. CU. Mechanic watching and helping in proceedings as body is lowered. CU. Front of the bonnet being lowered down and man steadying it. LV. Exterior of Jaguar factory with smoke coming out of gutted windows. SV. Firemen shovelling over smouldering rubber. SCU. Fireman spraying water into fire still smouldering. GV. Pan showing the damage caused by the fire, men lifting bodies of cars and all the charred remains laying around. LV. Lorry towing burnt out car out of factory. GV. Outside burnt-out building showing burnt-out cars being placed on a dump. GV. Showing the dump and one wreck being put down with the others. Pan to show another one being brought along. General activity with forklift trucks. GV. Pan, brand new Jaguars lined up, men just putting the finishing touches under the bonnets. SV. Man clamps down bonnet of new Jaguar. CU. Radiator of Jaguar 3.4 litre - this is a new model. SV. Towards as new Jaguar comes out to petrol pump, it has a left hand drive. CU. Dashboard. SCU. Hand working gear changes on dashboard. CU. The two pedal control being manipulated. GV. Dump of the old burnt out cars. Start to pan and see new Jaguar as it goes out of the factory for export.

    (Neg.) (Title scene B.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    637.03
    Media URN:
    32615
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:16:00 / 01:06:43:00
    Canister:
    57/19

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