• Short Summary

    Brilliant invention measures the power of teenage snogging.

  • Description

    Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

    Teenager Malcolm Pickard has built a fantastic contraption to measure the voltage of snogs - a "snogometer".

    M/S of Malcolm (a slightly spotty youth) fiddling around with his contraption, fitting light bulbs to it. It has fairy lights on it too.

    A young teenage couple sit on a sofa looking at a magazine. Malcolm gives the pair electrodes to hold whilst they engage in a passionate mashing session. They really go to it! Narrator would have us believe that this is a Trowbridge Youth Club party - looks more like someone's front room. The kissing machine registers a number 2 snog. They have another go - lights flash and bells ring. The boy licks his lips! Narrator says: "Mother's got nothing to worry about because it's all child's play" - M/S of a woman sitting knitting - presumably watching this display of snogging - outrageous!

    The electrodes are handed over to a more mature couple (the first two looked about 15 - these are more like 17 or 18). It is lucky Malcolm trying out his invention with a nice bird. They get down to a passionate snog. This time the light flashes on and off like crazy then to a mad sound effect explodes! Excellent.

    Note: excellent film to show an eccentric invention and the disgusting habits of teenagers!

    Cuts exist - see other record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    313.12
    Media URN:
    3692
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:02:00 / 01:56:01:00
    Canister:
    CP 537

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