• Short Summary

    Building prefabricated houses in Streatham - includes comic high speed sequence.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Mobile Houses".

    Streatham, London.

    Mobile houses built at speed. L/S "Terrapin House" arriving at the building site on lorry. L/S foundations already laid for the house. Various shots lorry with house on backing into the building site. A tarpaulin is pulled off the building. Various shots crane lifting house off the lorry. M/S door opening to prefabricated house showing the kitchen. C/U of the bathroom. L/S building site

    High speed comic sequence: C/U man digging hole. L/S bulldozer clearing rubble. M/S the bulldozer coming towards the camera. C/U cameraman with a look of horror on his face. Panning shot cameraman stuck on the front of the bulldozer as it goes along. L/S men laying paving stones. Panning shot as one of the workmen drops a paving stone right on his foot, he hops around and falls into a hole. L/S as the crane lifts the prefab house and puts it down in position. C/U man hammering nails into floor. M/S man sawing. M/S as crane driver gets in the crane. Various shots crane lifting sections of prefab into position. High speed shot of lorry driving away from prefabs. Panning shot completed prefab houses on piece of waste ground.

    The LCC (London County Council) prefabs will house homeless families waiting for more permanent accommodation.

    Note: newspaper cutting and further information about the prefabs on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:19:00 / 01:27:37:00

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