• Short Summary

    Speciality taxis for drunks - cab drivers drive the drunk and his car home.

  • Description

    Title reads: "HI ... HICK! TAXSHI!"

    Brighton, East Sussex.

    L/S crowded beaches at Brighton in summer. M/S drunk walking along a street in rain. He goes to walk across a road and is nearly knocked down by a car. C/U drunk at hotel bar drinking beer. C/U notice above bar: "Tipsy Taxis - A.H. Saunders and Company Car Hire Service". C/U barman on the phone. C/U drunk handing his car keys to another man. Panning L/S taxi drivers, Mr. Layte and Mr Saunders, running up steps of hotel. The two drivers walk into bar and take car keys from barman. They then persuade the drunk to let them take him home. C/U Mr. Layte putting a scarf round the drunk's neck, the drunk stands up and shakes hands with the barman, then waves goodbye.

    Various shots cab drivers helping drunk to taxi cab, they shut the door and Mr. Saunders walks to the drunk's car. Panning shot Mr. Layte driving the cab away. C/U drunk lounging in the back of the car. M/S Mr. Saunders getting out of the drunk's car after parking it outside his house. L/S Mr. Layte and Mr. Saunders helping the drunk up to his front door. The door opens and the wife comes out, the drunk holds out his arms to greet her but his wife slaps him.

    Note: newspaper cutting on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:08:00 / 01:19:45:00

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