• Short Summary

    Great film about lorry drivers who work through the night.

  • Description

    Reel 3.

    Johnny in a classroom with other apprentices. C/U of teacher demonstrating principals of the engine. Pupils leave the class. Ken shaves. Eileen arranges her flowers. Wedding cake. Night shot of men leaving the factory. Mr Jackson waits for Johnny. Family at home in the living room. The two youngsters chat about their day at work. Mother darns and father smokes and reads the paper.

    Night watchman. Ken does a personal check on his truck before he leaves depot. Checks the load, fuel and the tyres. C/U of tyres as the truck leaves and drives into the night. C/U of Ken driving. Driving through city streets and the open road. Flashing lights signals to other truck drivers when Ken wants to overtake. Shot of the lines in the middle of the road. Ken has a cigarette then stops at a transport cafe. BMC Drivers Club sign. Ken chats with some friends. Men drink tea, smoke and eat sandwiches. Drivers leave the cafe and drive off. They are "night trunkers". Early morning - Ken's still driving!

    Produced for the Nuffield Organisation. See reels 1 & 2.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:37:00 / 01:21:20:00

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