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A Dummy Run


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
14 Oct 1957
Date submitted
10 Oct 1957
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Conservative Conference
  2. 2Dancing Time
  3. 3The Queen at Horse Show
  4. 4Canada Drives On
  5. 5Gas Explosion
  6. 6Hair Raising Styles
  7. 7A Dummy Run


Story No. within this Issue
7 / 7
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Auto Smash Research. DESCRIPTION: Using scientifically constructed dummies with resistance specifications similar to those of human beings, an Aeromedical Field Laboratory in California, prepares to contrive a series of automobile smash-ups. It’s a joint US Air Force, University of California project to devise ways and means of reducing fatalities in automobile accidents. SHOTLIST: GV of cars with dummies seated in them. Cars approach each other and head on collision. Slow motion picture of the crash, cars bouncing up and down etc., MS of car being towed towards brick wall. Crashes into brick wall. Shots of damaged bonnets etc. CU dummies ‘George’ & ‘Arthur’ in wrecked car.
Vehicles; Science and technology; Safety devices; Road transport; Accidents and disasters; Newsreels
United States of America; Los Angeles
Footage sources
United States of America
Card file number
Geoffrey Sumner
Length of story (in feet)
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