• Short Summary

    The circus comes to Olympia in London, clowns, horses, seals and acrobats are amongst those taking part.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Circus thrills at Olympia. London. (Bertram Mills ?)

    A band marches into the ring followed by horses. M/S of a clown playing a tuber in the audience, water spurts out of his head. M/S of miniature ponies pulling a stagecoach. A boy blows a bugle on the back. M/S of little boy riding a small zebra, a tall clown follows. M/S of a man walking along upside down on a plank with suckers on his feet.

    M/S of a cycling act on the high wire, a chair is balanced between two bicycles and a third bicycle balances on that, a lady sits on the rider's shoulders. M/S as they all cycle to the other side. L/S of crowd applauding and cheering. M/S of a lady in glamorous evening dress, a seal follows her around walking on its front flippers, it walks backwards down a stepladder whilst balancing a lamp on its nose. M/S of horses all jumping up on their hind legs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:26:00 / 01:37:07:00

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