• Short Summary

    Best-selling novelist Peter Cheyney dictates part of his new novel to his secretary.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Personality! Meet - ????".

    Location of events unknown.

    In a living room we see a man wearing a belted jacket pacing about and dictating to a woman taking shorthand. The man wears a monocle and has a cigarette holder. Commentator asks us to guess the man's identity, then reveals it is Britain's best-selling author Peter Cheyney.

    Natural sound as we hear Peter dictating part of his 28th novel. Sounds like a war thriller. Peter stops to ask his secretary "How did we kill that fellow in the last book?". She replies "He was stabbed by a woman in a taxi cab, Mr Cheyney". He carries on, then we dissolve into live footage of the action.

    Two men meet in a dark alleyway. One asks the other for a light then takes out a knife and stabs him dead (dramatic music on the lead up!). The killer says "Thank you" in a plummy voice then walks off.

    Dissolve back to Cheyney's living room as he calls out, "That'll do for the day... I've had it!". He lies down on a sofa and puts his feet up.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:54:00 / 01:08:25:00
    NP 115

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