• Short Summary

    Motoring news - new car crusher, breathalyser, and streamlined XNR car.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Motoring's new look.

    Paris, France.

    M/S car being lifted up from scrap heap. C/U of another car on fire. Various shots as cars are dropped in the scrapyard. M/S men stood around watching. M/S as one car is lowered into a crusher, it slides along and back to reveal small square of metal which used to be the car. It slides down to join others.

    C/U man walking out of bar well and truly drunk. M/S as he drinks from a bottle before getting into his car. C/U man's hand holding the key trying to find the ignition. C/U as he breathes into the new breathalyser 'Alcoholomat'. C/U light flashing on the machine and meter registering a very high reading. M/S as smoke pours out and lights flash. C/U man seated in car with water squirting in his face from the dashboard in an effort to sober him up a little. He gets out of the car, C/U 'Alcoholomat' still flashing and smoking. M/S man walking off aided by his wife.

    Intertitle - 'Michigan' (America, USA). M/S of the new XNR streamlined car driving down road past camera. Various shots as it speeds along, C/U of its headlights. The passenger sits lower down than the driver to keep clear of the wind. Various shots as the car speeds along.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1672.12
    Media URN:
    52459
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:34:00 / 01:23:24:00
    Canister:
    60/28

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Alcoholomat" should read Alkoholomat.

    "M/S of the new XNR streamlined car" - it's the Plymouth XNR 500 concept car.

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