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I quite enjoyed that. It certainly gives us good perspective about about car ownership during the war years. You can see how a massive boom in car sales occurred after the war was over. The economy skyrocketed. People celebrated life and freedom again. 

I noticed that in a few scenes people got in the car through the passenger side only. Slid across the seat to the drivers side. These old cars had no door key lock on the driver’s side. I often wondered why. I was informed that in several areas is was illegal to exit a vehicle out the driver’s door.  Is that true? I assume so people did not open their door or step out into upcoming traffic from behind. When parking on the side of a road. 

It would explain the lack of a key lock on the driver’s door.  Also the ease at which they entered the car on the passenger side in the movie. That would be considered odd today. Maybe not, in the 30’s & 40’s. 

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