• Short Summary

    This item shows that road rage is not a recent phenomenon, courtesy of this 1964-model road hog.

  • Description

    London.

    M/S of a man coming out of his suburban house and giving his wife and daughter a kiss. He gets into his car in the garage; puts on his sunglasses and turns into a road monster! He reverses onto the road, narrowly missing a small boy on a bike, and backs straight into the path of a nifty sports car.

    Commentator talks of nice, polite people who are selfish and stupid drivers, as our monster proceeds to cut people up at traffic lights then overtakes before a zebra-crossing, whizzing over the crossing and nearly mowing down several pedestrians; we see several cars approaching the rather empty-looking Hammersmith flyover and roundabout.

    The road hog then slows to a crawl, holding up traffic behind him while ogling a sexy beatnik girl who is walking along a street. Next, he overtakes a long line of cars, and pushes his way in to the front of the queue, then stops his car in the middle of the street to get out and buy a newspaper from a vendor outside a tube station (could be Knightsbridge?).

    The man then steals a parking space from a lady with a silver bouffant hairstyle, who was about to reverse into the space - what a cad! He walks into a modern office block.

    A short sequence shows several people sounding car horns, shouting (silent) abuse at fellow drivers and crunching bumpers. Would be good for illustrating road rage.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    291.10
    Media URN:
    3587
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:42:00 / 01:53:50:00
    Canister:
    CP 510

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "He gets into his car in the garage" - the car is an MG 1100.

    "backs straight into the path of a nifty sports car" - the car is an MG Midget.

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