Dodging the Column (1952)

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  • Featuring

    Paul Le Saux

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


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  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


A 130-foot distillation column is taken by road from London to Grangemouth. Hazards are encountered at every corner: bus stop signs have to be unscrewed, trees bent back, even garden fences dug up, and crowds collect from nowhere to just stand and stare. A humorous commentary spoken by members of the lorry and tractor crews describes how the various obstacles are tackled and the camera has caught some amusing aspects of the monster's progress. An entertaining short.

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