• Short Summary

    Light hearted item about a driver trying to get his car going after heavy snow fall. Hamburg.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Hot drivers, cold cars!

    Hamburg, Germany.

    M/S of man "Herr Fumff" leaving his house on a snowy morning, he puts his hands up in the air and stands looking at his car which is completely snowed under. He walks back to another man who is clearing the path of snow. He takes the man's shovel and broom and uses them to shovel snow from the car's wheels. M/S as he walks away from the car, lays the shovel down and picks the handbrush up. He starts sweeping the windscreen then stops as he realises a man and woman are sat in the car. He waves his broom at them and they shout back at him. He walks around to the front of the car and sweeps the snow off the number plate, he realises his mistake and goes to pick up the shovel, but slips on the kerb and falls on his face. He picks himself up, then the shovel, and walks towards the right car where he begins to sweep snow off the windscreen.

    Various speeded up shots as he clears the car. C/U of his hands brushing snow from the lock on the door, he leans forward and blows the snow from the keyhole, then he tries to insert the key but finds the lock frozen. M/S as he gets his lighter out of his pocket, it eventually lights and he holds it under the lock but it goes out. He lights it again and holds it under the lock, he puts his key over the light as well. He puts the lighter away. Another speeded up scene shows him opening the door and getting in. C/U inside the car as our friend pulls the starter but gets no response. C/U of engine turning over but not starting. C/U inside the car, as the man pushes and pulls knobs on the dashboard. He gets mad and pulls his hat down hard on his head then starts to get out of his car. He hits the car, slams the door, and slams the engine bonnet down. He then walks into the road and hails a taxi.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:30:00 / 01:04:46:00

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