• Short Summary

    Car phones used by business men in Lancashire.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Phone in your car!"

    Manchester and around Lancashire.

    Travel shot alongside a car, the man in the passenger seat talks into radio telephone. C/U man talking on car phone. C/U man talking on car phone, pan to speaker fixed to dashboard. Panning shot rooftops of Manchester. Interior. Panning shot telephone operators at exchange. C/U telephone switchboard.

    Interior. L/S engineers working in the receiving station. C/U electronic panel. Travel shot: behind car going through Manchester. Interior of office. Man calling up radio phone service (natural sound). C/U switchboard operators taking the call. C/U man stating the number and the whereabouts of the car phone he wants to contact. C/U switchboard operators contacting the car. Travel shot alongside car: man talks to the boss back in the office by car phone. C/U radio car telephone on the dashboard. Travel shot alongside car with man on phone, natural sound ends here.

    Light hearted comic scene: M/S Car drawing up outside pub. C/U Public Bar sign. M/S two men walking towards the pub doors, they hear the phone ringing from inside the car, and one of them returns to answer it. Interior, man answers the phone and we hear his wife's voice: she nags him in broad Lancashire accent. C/U man listening to his wife and looking irritated. He gets fed up with wife's voice so he places his hat over the phone speaker and leaves to go in the pub. C/U hat over speaker.

    Note: GPO letter and press release about car phone on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1599.05
    Media URN:
    50967
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:31:00 / 01:13:17:00
    Canister:
    59/87

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