• Short Summary

    Spring around the world - dancing, partying and falling in love is unaffected by politics.

  • Description

    Bangkok, Thailand.

    Several introductory shots of Bangkok's Royal Palace and temples. "Spring in Thailand means sinuous and symbolic dancing at open-air restaurants" - narrator's remark is accompanied with traditionally dressed young couple dancing in a restaurant garden. Food looks fantastic. Dancers' faces are covered with makeup and their bodies with gold and silk - both look remarkably feminine.

    High Tatra, Czechoslovakia.

    Traditionally dressed young Slovak men celebrate spring in traditional way - they pour cold well water over their chosen girls' heads - not many escape. Girls give them Easter eggs as a sign of returned affection. Tradition (read religion) is preserved however strongly communism fights it.


    "In our playground island of Bermuda" spring is known as carnival time and celebrated with a flower parade - great figures, at least as good as Dutch. People enjoy a great parade. I loved a hippie man with a lovely transparent - "Love Thy Neighbour (He May Own A Boat.)". Parade significantly ends with parade queen sitting in a middle of a huge crown.


    Traditionally dressed wedding party leaves church in communist Czechoslovakia. Modern dress wedding party leaves church. People smile and cheer the newly wed. "This is the tenth wedding today" - says voiceover finally confirming that power of spring knows no bounds.
    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:31:00 / 01:06:57:00
    CP 709

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