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Highway Code - Woodenhead, Short Movie, 1949

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dsl SX

2015-07-08 00:40


90 second road safety film about safe driving to promote the Highway Code
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taken from the
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COI Collection Volume Four: Stop! Look! Listen! 2-DVD set.

Nothing on imdb, but loads of links on t'interweb. Unfortunately the BFi link is bust, but this , this and this should be enough to establish its credentials. It also has Richard Wattis
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in it - a Staffordshire lad, and my Mum had a screen crush on him when she was a teenager (which is how I recognise him - every time he cropped up in a film, she'd say "I had a crush on him" - I don't think she ever realised that he swung in a different direction), plus this actor playing the titular Woodenhead
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... who looks vaguely familiar. But I can't find any credits info anywhere. Just to complicate it further, there are no title pages and it ends prematurely with the voiceover truncated in mid-sentence, so I think it may have lost first and last few seconds on the DVD version.

And it's already been done on Buses on Screen, but those glimpses are too fractional to be worth pursuing here.

dsl SX

2015-07-08 14:37


Originally posted on a page because it looks self-powered onscreen

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but jfs nailed it as pedal car
johnfromstaffs wrote I think that this is a Tri-ang Pedal "Daimler Sports". http://www.transport-models.com/picture/number3091.asp
Not too sure about the 1955 date on the link, I have pictures of similar looking Tri-ang pedal cars in a 1930s book.

johnfromstaffs EN

2015-07-08 15:11


What always intrigued me about Richard Wattis is how he completely eradicated all traces of a Wednesbury accent, or maybe he was privately educated and never had one.
Since 1974, Wednesbury has been in the County of West Midlands.

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