• Short Summary

    A colour documentary film about a cruise ship, S.S. Orsova, travelling from North America to to the Pacific.

  • Description

    c. 1964

    CU sign "Staff Commander". A staff meeting is in progress, they are discussing the "Good Morning" news sheet. A lady is served breakfast as she lays in bed in her state room. She is given her news sheet. Two men promenade the deck. Children's activities on deck. Passengers round the ship's pool. Passengers shopping, in the library, writing a letter in the Red Gallery writing lounge, drinking in the Tavern Bar. The Captain is on the bridge looking through his binoculars. LS Fijian Islands. Orsova approaching the coast.
    Children run across a stream in a Fijian village. Village scenes as children play and women wash cloths. Orsova in Port, Fiji. Passengers at a Fijian feast. Beach scene. Fijian band plays as Orsova leaves port.
    Bosun directs deck hands as capstan pulls in the rope. Crew working on ships maintenance. Pan from ship's wake to horizon. Passengers all dressed up in the ship's restaurant eating. The chef is fashioning some food sculpture, Deck hand pays out a rope. Ship approaching Auckland, LS harbour. Passengers on trip to Rotorua, Hot springs and geyser blowing. Maori guide "Rangi" and assistants take the passengers through Maori village and carved entrance to Rotorua geysers. Mud bubbles and steaming hot waters. Grass skirt is dipped in. Buses take passengers to view from Titirangi Heights.
    Bows of ship cutting through the water. Passengers play sports and swim in the pool as others play bridge in the Red Gallery lounge. Barman makes cocktails. Dancing at night on deck. Ship going under Sydney Harbour bridge, in port and passengers disembarking. LS Orsova with Sydney Harbour bridge in background. LS over Sydney Harbour. CU bows cutting through the sea. Super "The end".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:47:00 / 02:01:00:00

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