• Short Summary

    Cars pile up around us - do we really need all of them?

  • Description

    Coventry and Birmingham.

    LV. Looking down cars parked at an old airfield. LV. & SV. Standard car works gates, workers coming out. BV. Workers leaving factory. LV. Pan, thousands of cars (new) parked in field. LV. Cars showing two men busy cleaning chromium. CV. Man working on headlights and bumpers. GV. Car show room in second hand car street. SV. Man polishing large American car with a sign advertising free trip to Deauville. SV. Two second hand cars bearing price tags £149 and £269. Man changes £269 to £180. CV. £149 being changed to £99. SV. Battered looking car bearing price tag £79, being changed to £10. GV. Austin car with poodle tethered to it with a signboard offering gifts. CV. Gifts including an electric razor and a power tool. GV. The front of a Jaguar Mark VII with a notice saying "Beautiful gift with this car". Camera pans out to show an attractive woman sitting on the bonnet.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene I.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    575.01
    Media URN:
    31727
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1956
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:26:00 / 01:01:35:00
    Canister:
    56/22

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The Jaguar referred to is a Jaguar Mark VII.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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