• Short Summary

    Elephants, clown, trapeze and high wire acts are among the entertainment in Harringay Circus.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Circus Comes To Town".

    Harringay, London.

    MV Tom Arnold's Harringay Circus. Pan from performers in first ring to elephants parading in second ring. MV Top view elephants parading. MV Children in audience. MV Elephants climbing onto small steel drums. MV Elephants standing on hind legs with front legs resting on neighbours.

    SV Children applauding. MV Albert Schumann and 40 horses doing 'Desert Fantasy'. LV Elevated horses running into centre of ring to form outside circle. MV top views of display.

    MV Crowd applauding. MV Girls in 'Moon Ballet' trapeze act. LV Girls climbing ropes. CU girl doing splits on rope. LV Girls spinning on ropes.

    MV Children applauding. SV Clowns tumbling from car. MV Fat clown laughing. MV Les Freres Francescos clown family playing instruments. Ringmaster endeavouring to get them from ring. SV Kids laughing. LV Attendants walking into ring to eject the Francescos. MV Clowns frighten attendants from ring with trumpet blasts. MV Armoured car brought into arena to eject the Francescos. MV two clowns run up to inspect armoured car and one receives explosion in face. SV Kids in audience. MV Two clowns chasing each other with fire sticks.

    MV Children. MV The Alzanos high wire act. Alzano slips and drops umbrella. SV Children in audience. MV Alzanos climbing down gay rope, struggling to retain balance. SV Children. MV Alzano's troupe riding bicycle on tight-rope. SV Children. MV Alzano on wire pan down to ground showing absence of safety net. MV Alzano finishing act. Troupe take a bow.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:07:00 / 01:21:17:00

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