Title Details

In a Manner of Speaking

A training film on the correct use of the telephone - filmed in a single take.
Year : 1953 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Colin Dean |
CU man at office desk answering telephone. Pan to woman in box office answering telephone and pan to man having trouble dialing out on telephone. MS telephonist with headphones on in front of switch and pan to woman in scarf using telephone in public phone booth. MS receptionist in dental surgery answering telephone and consulting with dentist.
Access No. 133585 | 3 mins 9 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS man entering Board of Trade office and pan to female telephonist working switch and answering calls and handling a series of situations. WS man at large office desk speaking on telephone and zoom to him hanging up and attending to books before speaking to telephonist again. Pan to other office workers sharing desk and dealing with customer trunk call.
Access No. 133588 | 5 mins 50 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS man at large office desk making dental appointment by telephone and pan to him leaving office, past telephonist and into dental surgery. Dentist farewells female patient who holds her cheek and escorts man into surgery.
Access No. 133590 | 1 min 29 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |