• Short Summary

    The night-dress testing in Elstree factory.

  • Description

    Elstree, Hertfordshire.

    SV. Towards, Marion Collins leaving her house in rather a hurry. LV. Towards as she runs out of her front gate, stops to put up umbrella and then runs passed the camera. AS. Factory hooter blasting. GV. Pan, employees going into entrance of Keystone works. SV. Towards, Marion Collins coming towards camera, she looks at her watch and hurries on passed the camera. LV. She comes towards works entrance with commissionaire in the foreground. GV. Interior with Marion coming into test room. She takes off her coat to show she is only wearing a night dress. She gets onto bed and lies down. SV. Pan, showing Mr Durridge and Cooper sitting there. Mr Cooper looking at his watch denoting she is late and he tells her with a wave of his arm to start wriggling. STV. Marion twisting and turning on the bed - she is testing nighty. SCU. Mr Durridge Cooper taking notes. SV. Over the men's shoulders, Mr Cooper tells her to stop. GV. The two men move over to Marion and start to measure the effects of wear on the night dress. SCU. Mr Durridge lays ruler on the night dress to measure its length. CU. Mr Cooper feeling sleeves. GV. Mr Cooper tells Marion that is all and she gets up and goes out of picture. CU. Pan down, Mr Durridge fiddling around with the hem of the night dress on another girl called Mary. He starts to make notes. AS. Marion in black nightie, Mr Durridge measuring from shoulder, pan down as he measure to the hem. GV. Mr Cooper is sitting there taking notes, Marion turns round. Mr Durridge measures down back of night dress. SCU. Mr Durridge sitting down and smoking, Marion walks up onto dais behind him, displaying a short night dress. She looks down and taps him on the shoulder, he starts to look round. SCU. He looks up at her, looks at his watch, gets up and starts to go out - tea break. CU. Marion shrugs her shoulders.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:29:00 / 01:25:16:00

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