• Short Summary

    Funny story showing girl getting a lift from her father who drives motorised roller skates.

  • Description

    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

    Tom Hancocks has invented some motorised roller skates - they are MAD! Various shots of Reg zipping along a suburban street with his daughter perched on the back. She is perched somewhat precariously and has an excellent hairdo. Tom is giving her a lift to work.

    Tom invented the roller skates during the second world war for "foot weary soldiers" - you'll be lucky.

    When Tom comes to a stop his daughter nearly falls off!

    Tom lifts one of his skates on to a work bench to do some work on it then we see Tom "skating" off to the petrol station (they run for 160 miles to the gallon). The skates are pretty ridiculous really with a great big engine on the right hand skate - Tom starts it up like a lawn mower. I don't think they will catch on.

    Note: great little "English Eccentric" story. Nice quirky music too.

    Note: Tom and his skates starred in a 1944 New Pictorial story, titled "Auto Skates" (NSP 498). See separate record for details.

    Cuts exist - they are pretty funny as Mr Hancocks gets a bit out of control and men have to stand in his path to stop him. He actually does fall off at one point!

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:42:00 / 01:50:52:00
    CP 413

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