THREE MUST-GET-THERES, the

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Come on Lads, Let’s Do it Right! Three young cyclists demonstrate the right and wrong way to behave on the road - in this case, why you shouldn’t stay too close to vehicles in front. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Education
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: THREE MUST-GET-THERES, the

Reference number: 1685

Date: 1949

Director: [filmed by W. Nimmo SAAC member, Ayr]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.11 mins

Description: A prize-winning film at the 1949 Scottish Amateur Film Festival, showing three young boys on bicycles coping with traffic.

See also ref. 8954

Credits: [A prize winning film at the 1949 Scottish Amateur Film Festival]

Shotlist: Title. The time - Summer the place - anywhere The cyclists Gavin Willie John (0.10) c/u each boy, one reading "The Dandy" (0.21) boy takes two jerseys from a washing line [boys are wearing green, amber and red jerseys]; shots of boys on their bikes, waiting at a pelican crossing; (1.04) gvs boys cycle out into countryside; two boys dismount to climb a hill, John [in red] cycles up, weaving over the road, nearly colliding with a car at the top (1.51) STOP Over the hill- out of sight. Come on lads- lets do it right (2.00) ms all boys dismount on the hill; ls boys walk over bow of hill, as a car passes (2.59) ls three boys turn a corner on the road, one turns right into the corner, as a lorry appears (3.15) STOP Cutting a corner may mean a fright- come on lads- let's do it right (3.25) ls boys ride close to the left side of the road; lorry passes safely (3.41) boys ride along road, one puts out his hand to catch at a lorry (3.59) STOP to borrow a lorry is impolite come on lads- let's do it right (4.09) the lorry passes the three cyclists (4.20) boy slaloms between cat's eyes in the road (4.47) STOP Cat's eyes are fine and bright- Come on lads- let's do it right boys stick to the left; tracking shot as boy races out ahead towards a lorry passing a parked car (5.31) STOP For all he sees it might be night - Come on lads- let's do it right (5.40) boys allow the lorry to pass, then signal when they pass the car (6.10) boys cycle back into town, dismount and walk onto the beach for a swim (7.11)