• Short Summary

    Female garage attendants do their work on roller skates. East Ham, London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Roll out the petrol!

    Roller skating petrol attendants, East Ham, London.

    L/S cars waiting for service at a London garage where all the attendants are female. M/S girl pouring oil into engine of car. L/S cars lining up on forecourt with the manager Mr O'Connor in foreground shouting orders. C/U girl wiping windscreen. C/U impatient customer shouting, pan down to show him beeping the horn. C/U impatient driver shouting. M/S manager carrying several pairs of roller skates onto the forecourt. Various shots as the girls put the skates on and look at the skimpy costumes they have been given. C/U chauffeur looking out of car window.

    Various shots of the girls skating along on the forecourt in their skimpy outfits. Various shots as girls fill cars with petrol and wash windscreens. M/S as girl trips and drops her petrol can. M/S as girl cleans car window and man's face by mistake as he looks out. A young motorist gets out and tries to kiss one of the girls. C/U skates, M/S as man chases the girls round car. C/U of another man looking out and smiling. M/S from behind of two girls looking under the bonnet of car. M/S girl with L plate on her back and cushion strapped to her bottom.

    (NB. Girls include Maureen Moorecock)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:27:00 / 01:39:54:00

Comments (1)

  1. Stuart Ellison says

    I think the narrator in the film is Alan 'Fluff' Freeman

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