• Short Summary

    Quirky item about 5 senses and new invention of radiolocation (radar).

  • Description

    Part of RIGHT TURN issue.

    Filmed in a variety of locations.

    First sequence shows actors performing scenarios about the 5 senses:

    Various shots of man looking at newspaper with magnifying glass. Various shots of man reaching under chest of drawers. He catches his finger in trap a mouse trap. C/U of man finding a nail in his sausage. A wife finds blonde hair on the shoulder of her bald husband - he says "it must be one of mine". M/S of man with a candle wandering around cellar - he says "I can smell gas". There is a cartoon explosion. Man appears with sooty face and ripped clothes.

    Aerial shot of aeroplane in flight. Various diagrams of aeroplane ice detector. M/S of woman looking upwards. L/S of airborne aeroplane. Various C/Us newspapers - headlines are all about drive to recruit radio operators and radiolocators (radar). Brief M/S of inventor of of radar - Robert Watson Watt at Pathe studios. Various diagrams of cartoonist' Joe Noble's interpretation of how the radiolocator / radar might work (narrator explains actual information is top secret).

    Various shots of comedy mad professor in mortar board and cape. He operates a Heath Robinson-style machine. There is another cartoon explosion and a bizarre sign pops up reading: "cigarettes at the pig and whistle".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:41:00 / 01:51:38:00
    NSP 286

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