• Short Summary

    A cab driver takes three women from London to Le Touquet in France.

  • Description

    By Taxi from London to Le Touquet, France.

    M/S three girls on pavement hail taxi which pulls up. C/U Driver holds out hand for passports. C/U girls showing driver passports. M/S driver (Mr Wightman) gets out of cab and goes round back. C/U takes off cab registration plate leaving G.B. sign C/U Girls get into cab, door shuts. M/S Cab moves off. C/U pan two girls in cab, Jean and Betty. L/S Big Ben, houses of Parliament, cab approaches and passes camera. C/U girl in cab lights cigarette, smiles at other girls and looks out of window.

    C/U driver and road through windscreen. M/S Cab runs off road onto airfield. C/U girls get into plane Bristol Freighter, driver follows them L/S cab driven up ramp into nose of plane. M/S nose of plane being closed behind car. C/U propellors starting. C/U pilot and co-pilot. C/U Wheel of aircraft along ground, lifts off ground, and stops turning.

    C/U pilot. C/U girl talking to cab driver and looking from window. C/U wing English Channel in background. C/U girl looking through window. C/U aircrew, sea in background. C/U pilot. C/U door of rear compartment opens revealing car (not cab). inside. Le Touquet. M/S aeroplane on Le Touquet airfield, air hostess opens door and girls get out followed by cabdriver. They walk out of frame. L/S Car being backed out of plane. M/S girls and driver watching. C/U Cab backing past camera, leaving group watching.

    C/U girls walking towards camera, aircraft in background official, runs round and gets into cab, starts to drive off. C/U French notice outside gate, pan to car coming through gate. M/S Cab past camera, leaving notice 'Le Touquet' M/S through Windscreen, car going down avenue in Paris. M/S Gendarme in middle of road, pan as cab passes him. M/S Another gendarme in busy street, cab passes him.

    C/U gendarme on point duty. M/S two girls sitting outside cafe, drinking coffee. M/S three girls looking inside shop Girls looking in then walk away. M/S walking along street. M/S three girls approach, walk down steps past camera. L/S beach, changing tents, etc. M/S girls enter changing tent. Lines of tents. C/U tent, girls emerge in bathing suits, stand in doorway. C/U Girls pass camera towards sea. C/U feet on sand as they run past. C/U legs as they run past. M/S running through tents. L/S girl on beach holding towel above head. C/U bathing suit. C/U throwing towel, it comes back in her face, she throws it again. M/S another girl with towel.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:26:00 / 01:04:46:00
    NP 320

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "three girls on pavement hail taxi" - it's an Austin FX3 taxi.

    "girls get into plane Bristol Freighter" - it's a Bristol B170, Reg. No. G-AIME.

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