Lovely documentary about the building of new ocean liners and about life on board ship. c. 1928
Reel 3 continued.
On deck, many games are played. A special ship variety of tennis - played by throwing a coit to each other over a net. Shuffleboard is also played. M/S of women walking through a revolving door. Some women travel in a lift which has a sofa in it! Wrought iron lift doors are opened and the passengers step out. Young boy assists.
M/S of couples dancing in fancy dress. "Outside, romance is busy weaving her fairy web." C/U of two lovers who stand on deck and kiss. St Lawrence in Canada - the Canadian Pacific Liner "Montcalm" passes by. Quebec, crowned by the Chateau Frontenac is seen - variuous views. Montreal - the Heights of Abraham "on whose Plains Wolfe gave his life that Canada might be British." The liner passes underneath Quebec Bridge. High angle shots of various boats in the harbour. The "Duchess of Atholl" approaches Montreal. Various shots of the docks from the ship. View of the ship's wake and of the sun setting over the sea.
Note: this film is fabulous! Quintessential shipbuilding footage and also quintessential "rich at play" material on the journey itself. Nicely shot.