• Short Summary

    A walkie talkie device proves useful where there are no telephones handy.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Madame will you walk and talk?

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of girl stood next to her broken down car, she looks at engine then reaches in to her car and takes out a device based on the walkie talkie, (looks like a big square telephone receiver). M/S as mechanic answers the set in his garage.

    M/S of woman walking down the street. C/U of her walkie talkie in her bag. Various shots as she uses it to relay bargains in the food and clothes shops to her friends. C/U woman at dinner table waiting for her husband, she sighs and begins to eat. Her walkie talkie set flashes and she answers it. Her husband is on the other end telling her he will have to work late. M/S showing he is really in the pub.

    Note: early prototype for the mobile phone?! - JH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1388.17
    Media URN:
    45381
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:49:00 / 01:39:01:00
    Canister:
    NP 78

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