• Short Summary

    Petrol rationing brings a slump to second hand car market - cars being given away for free.

  • Description

    Birmingham, West Midlands.

    LV. People queuing outside car showroom (2 shots). SV. Oil heater on the pavement, camera tilts up to people warming their hands. CV. Notice 'These cars free 9 a.m. Saturday morning, first callers'. Camera tilts up to show line of cars. GV. Two of the free cars with large notice 'Free' on the windscreen (2 shots). LV. People milling about the free cars. GV. Mr W. C. Bullock standing beside the desk of one of the garage officials waiting for his cover note for insurance. SV. The insurance note being filled in by a clerk. CU. The note being lifted from the table. GV. Mr Bullock shakes hands with officials and walks away. SV. Woman and boy examining free car. SV. Man rubbing out sign 'Free' on a windscreen. GV. Two men inspecting one of the three cars, one of them is tinkling with the engine. GV. Mr Bullock climbs into his car and receives logbook. GV. Bullock's car driving towards camera through a waving crowd including the police. GV. The car out in the roadway driving away.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene 'K')

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:53:00 / 01:40:55:00

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