• Short Summary

    Morris Activities in the World of Industry.

  • Description

    Title - Pan of the Morris boat. Boat on Thames at Marlow. Boat on various locations on the Thames. The boat is renowned for its shallow draft and small amount of wash created. Boat going through canal. Boat en-route to shipping dock, shown at various points of its journey through small towns. Boat being put onto truck. Various shots. Elephants carrying people in India, which is where the boat is destined for.

    Title - 'Any Old Iron'

    Close-up of quarryman, Mr. Hale. Miniature train pulling goods from quarry. Interior of train showing an old 'Bullnosed' Morris engine. Various shots of train apparatus.

    Title - Anymore for the Shore

    Boat sailing across shore. Yachts sailing. Sailors untying and lowering boat. Sailor sitting in a boat. Shot of engine. Various shots of boat sailing around harbour in a clockwise fashion.

    Title - Faster than the Wind (Utah, United States of America)

    Morris mechanics working on a land-speed record car. Driver getting into the car. Driver guiding car across the 'measured mile' The driver (Captain Easton) getting out of car after time-trial.

    Title - Fire Fire!

    Two men pulling firefighting equipment through narrow streets inaccessible to larger fire engines. Two men unravelling equipment. Men holding apparatus in place and spraying top floor window. Pump being used by six fire fighters at once, due to its large 'Morris engine'
    Pan across buildings being drenched by pumps. Machine being dragged off by two men through narrow street. Pump in field (designed to fight oil and petrol fires) Man putting out fire through cutting off air source and blanketing it with foam. Various shots of the pump, creating a snow-like effect as it puts out the fire.

    Title - A.R.P

    Horlicks factory. Men wearing gas-masks pull pump machine through street. Men unravelling apparatus from the pump. Various people holding 'Gas' signs whilst walking down steps, they come down the steps and sweep the street, various shot. Fireman signalling alarm. Staff coming out of Horlicks building in evacuation process and going down into underground gas-proof shelters. Shot of lighting plant powered by a Morris motor. Shot of staff in the dugout sitting around table.

    Title - The Little Giant

    Men ferrying timber in stock yard. Timber being transported by the means of a tow tractor (this vehicle is powered) Commentary declares 'in appearance it is a midget, but in reality it is a giant' Shot of motor. Various shots of vehicle in action around stockyard.

    Title - Floating Power Plant

    Surrey Commercial Docks 'a hospital for the ships and dredgers that have become damaged'. Dredger at work in the docks. Various shots of Dredger. Harland & Wolff Plant. Shot from inside boat. Boat being tied up. Connection of welding cable. Cable being unravelled. Shot of Morris Navigator Marine Engine (which powers the boat) Various shots of men welding.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:04:00 / 01:57:45:00

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