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  • Short Summary

    The latest vehicles and engines manufactured by Morris are seen in action.

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    Titles read: 'MORRIS GAZETTE - Sidelights on the Morris Organisation - A Visit To The Aquitania - A case of Dignity and Impudence.'

    Seagulls flying above water. Two motor-powered boats travelling across water. L/S of liner ship 'Aquitania' with the two small boats in foreground. Another boat comes alongside the liner. Closer shot liner showing portholes. Travelling shot of the motor boats.

    Intertitle: 'Modern Road Rolling - Morris industrial units assist in Town Development.'

    M/S of sign reading 'County of Southampton - Beware of Wet Tar', on side of country track. Men at work with old-fashioned tar machine at side of road, laying a strip of tar. They shovel gravel onto the tar, then a man on an engine-powered roller presses it flat. C/Us of engine of the vehicle and foot pedals. More shots of roller in action.

    Intertitle: 'English Exports Soaring - Morris cars leave for overseas owners.'

    Warehouse roof over railway tracks reads 'Morris Industries Exports Limited'. Wagons seen on track. Several Morris cars lined up on ramps, about to be put into transport wagons. Men push a car into wagon. At dockside cars are lifted by crane onto a ship.

    Intertitle: 'A Modern Petrol Station - Enterprising Morris Agent provides amusement as well as petrol.'

    At a petrol station we see an assistant seeing to a car beside a pump. Cut to open air swimming pool, presumably laid on by the petrol station owner for customers. Several shots of people having fun in the pool - climbing on a huge inflatable ball in the water, swimming, sitting in deckchairs on the lawn, jumping into the pool and sliding down a slide into the water. Mothers and fathers with toddlers and babies, having fun in the water. People in swimsuits playing golf and wringing out their wet costumes in a mangle. Pump attendant filling car with petrol, looks up at a girl in a swimsuit waving from diving tower. Shot of the petrol spilling onto the ground around the car (the inference being that he's gone off to chat her up, or is just staring at her and not paying attention!).

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    British Pathé
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    01:07:20:00 / 01:16:31:00

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