• Short Summary

    A device to help trainee pilots, this season's latest furs and an anti-kidnap device in America.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cineviews in Brief".

    A model aeroplane to help pilots learn to fly, the latest fashions in furs and an American anti-kidnap device (we see a reconstruction with device in use).

    Location of events unknown, kidnap sequence filmed somewhere in United States of America (USA).

    Exterior. Various shots of man (inventor and ex-pilot Sergeant Cusmans) operating a model aeroplane attached to a rotating pole - "the flying trainer". The aeroplane flies around the pole, attached by wires. The model plane works like a real plane and can operated from an electric switch board. The model is to be a training device for pilots, an early flight simulator.

    M/S of group of glamorous models in fur coats on a stage set or cat walk. Various C/Us of models in fur coats - silver fox, mink, chinchilla. The models rotate in front of camera to show off coats.

    Interior. M/S of woman tucking up little boy in bed. Various C/Us of components of anti-kidnap device - "the signaphone". When the front door is shut it makes electrical contact with telephone and mirrors reflecting "invisible ray". C/U of door being locked. We see a shady looking man getting out of a car. C/U of sleeping boy. M/S of man climbing through open bedroom window. The alarm is activated and police are called. M/S of police officer answering phone and making note of address from recorded message on signaphone. M/S of man carrying boy out of window. Two policemen in patrol car drive to boy's address. They arrive just as man is placing boy in back of his car. One of the policemen leaps out and puts a gun to man's back, making him return the child - hurrah!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:36:00 / 01:04:52:00
    PT 384

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