• Short Summary

    Cleaning work on a statue in Rome - men are perched high up above the city.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cleaning Up A King - Workmen on mammoth statue of King Victor Emmanuel, need nerve and muscle - as much as dusters!"

    L/S of Statue of Victor Emmanuel II in Rome, Italy. Side angle shot of statue. Workmen sit on parts of the statue to clean it. They are dwarfed by the scale of the statue. Closer shot of one of the men working on the head of one of the horses. In the background can be seen a cityscape of Rome. He is clearly very high up. More shots of the men working on the statue. C/U of man cleaning inside the mouth of one of the horses with a brush. M/S man seated on hoof of one of the statue horses, cleaning its leg. C/U man hanging from the hoof high above the city - as the voice over says "That's a job for a man with steady nerves". Two men working high up on the head of the angel-like figure. Closer shot of the two men at work on the head. Different angle of the head of the statue. One of the men is perched on a ladder. Longer shot of the whole statue.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:02:00 / 01:06:12:00

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