• Short Summary

    Bertram Mills Circus brings all the laughs and thrills of the Big Top to the centre of London.

  • Description

    Olympia, London.

    GV. Horses going round ring, & SCU. & LV. SV. Mass of kids watching. SV. Oscar Fisher's elephants being brought into ring. SV. Small girls excited. SV. Three elephants balancing on stand. CU. Elephant. LV. Elephant walking round the ring, two others follow. SV. Kids applauding. AS Looking up at the "Eagles" - people walking on wire, & GV. AS. Two men balancing on bikes while girl balances in between. SV. Kids pointing upwards. AS. Looking up at acrobats hanging off the two planes, spinning... SV. Kids looking up. SV. plane going round, aeroplane sparkling from rear. LV. Clowns performing in centre of ring, one clown on stilts. SV. Kids laughing. SV. Two men jumping on fat man's stomach. SV. Two men, one jumps on other's back with fat man still on back. SV. Kids. SV. Both men jumping on fat man's stomach. SV. Kids. CU. Excited children. LV. 'Rupert Bears' in centre of ring, two bears balancing balls. CU. Small kid peering over the edge of ring. LV. Bear balancing on ball, coming down ramp. SV. Two circus flunkies. LV. Bear continuing down ramp, reaches bottom and jumps off. SV. Kids applauding. SV. Pan, bear going round ring on motor scooter. SV. Children. SV. Pan, smaller bear cycling round on tall bike. SV. Kids. SV. Atomic washing machine act: Clown putting clothes into machine. LV. Clown in ring, midget clown dancing with sheet. SV. Kids. SV. Two clowns performing with bucket of water. SV. Kids laughing. SV. One clown chasing anther with bucket. SV. Kids laughing. GV. Tigers in cage. SV. Tiger preparing to jump through hoop, and jumps. SV. Kids watch, one drinking from bottle. SV. Tigers balancing on haunches, jump down to end act. Performance of the Bertram Mills Circus is finished.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "A")

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:29:00 / 01:19:05:00

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