• Short Summary

    Various shots of post-war British shops and Sir William Rootes speaking on need to boost British recovery

  • Description


    Built-up story based in Hornsey, London, on the decision to peg wages and the problems faced by the housewife to show how the nation fights inflation.

    CU A shopping list with woman running a pencil through the last item - a hat.

    CU Head shot of the housewife shaking her head.

    MS Dress-shop window.

    Various shots of a shoe-shop window (plug for 'Gold Cross'), a brogue shoe priced at 59/-d.

    CU Pile of blankets in a window with a ticket 'No coupons or dockets required'.

    Various shots of a furniture shop window, with a settee priced at £156.5.6d, an easy chair priced at £12.1.1d - tea trolley at £18.14.0d.

    MS Dress-shop window.

    CU Sir William Rootes (car industrialist). Speaking to camera he announces he is leaving on the Queen Elizabeth for the Americas today, with a view to furthering the British export drive. He says that the United Kingdom car industry can contribute to the country's economic recovery. (Nat. sound. 3 takes).

    MS Sir William chatting to another man. (Nat. sound)

    MS Two toddlers in a playpen while mother sits puzzling out her budget.

    CU Rootes continues with a rallying cry for British industry especially the automobile industry. (Nat. sound).

    Mute Neg. & Comb Neg. Cuts 48/16.

    Note: Mute unless indicated.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:56:00 / 02:02:41:00
    UN 1911 A

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