• Short Summary

    A story about the author Elleston Trevor and his hobby of making model racing cars.

  • Description

    Brighton, East Sussex.

    M/S as a Rolls Royce drives up towards a detached house in the countryside. The man driving it is the author Elleston Trevor, he is smoking a pipe. His wife, Johnni, gets out of the car and goes over to the garage. M/S as Johnni opens the garage door and goes inside, Elleston gets out of the car and joins her.

    Interior. M/S of Elleston in his garage, M/S of a row of tools on the wall and three model racing cars on a bench. He sits down and picks up a white car and looks at it, he then replaces it. The narrator says he makes these cars with his friend Max Findon. M/S of his hand picking up another car, C/U of them all. M/S of Elleston holding a red car against a grinding / polishing machine. C/U as his hand replaces the car next to the others, the third car is green. M/S as he pulls the plug out of the socket and turns away. He stands up, picks up the three cars and walks out of the shot.

    M/S of the big model race track, Elleston walks into the shot and places the cars at the starting line, he then walks out of the shot. C/U of the three cars at the starting line. M/S of Johnni and their eight year old son Peregrine by the track, Elleston joins them. C/U of Johnni's hand turning the switch which controls the cars. C/U as the cars set off from the starting point. M/S from one end of the track as they race along it and round the corner. M/S from above as they turn the corner. L/S of Elleston, Johnni and Peregrine by the track as they watch the cars. The cars are run by electricity so they are very quiet. M/S of the family, C/U of Johnni. M/S of the cars going round the track. C/U of Peregrine. M/S as the red car comes to a halt and the white car crashes into it. M/S of Elleston pointing out to Peregrine what he has done wrong and why it has crashed. C/U of Peregrine. M/S of the family.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    65.29
    Media URN:
    2088
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:42:00 / 01:51:32:00
    Canister:
    CP 143

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The Rolls Royce in this clip is a Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe. (This very vehicle was once owned by the composer Benjamin Britten).

    Elleston Trevor's wife "Johnni" described in the text is the children's author Jonquil Burgess.

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