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  • Short Summary

    Comedy short - couple driven along country road in old Napier car by chauffeur in blackface.

  • Description

    Motor Tour. Fiction film comedy short - 1910?

    Location of events unknown.

    Tracking shots mostly; in front of car coming down road. Old Napier car; w/ a black chauffeur (looks like blackface / makeup) driving a white couple; stops on a country road; all 3 get out and run around frantically. The 2 men both try to work on the motor. They get in fight; white man knocks black man down; gets in driver's seat himself. They drive off without him. Car approaching on road; w/ chauffeur running after. Car breaks down again. Chauffeur appears & they fix it; all 3 set out again.

    The man wants to go faster and he leans out of car and does something to it which causes car to almost go out of control. Car driving down the road; w/ occupants arguing; car swerving back & forth; and camera zooming in & out.

    Slapstick. Racism.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:57:00 / 01:20:03:00
    ON 189 K

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