• Short Summary

    Building boom transforms Crown Colony of Hong Kong into very modern city.

  • Description

    Hong Kong.

    GV. Oriental buildings in Hong Kong. GV. Elevated, new high buildings going up in Hong Kong. SV. Rickshaw man, pan up to general view of new hotel. LV. Zoom in to close up shot of board advertising "Dragon View" - first class apartments for sale. GV. Building site, pan up to building nearing completion. LV. Bricklayers at work. CU. Top shot, bricklayer working. GV. Pan, building site, pan to buildings surrounded by mass of scaffolding. LV. Spider man steps from building onto bamboo scaffolding. CU. Pan, the spider man at work binding the bamboo scaffolding with bamboo shavings. LV. Two spider men at work high on the scaffolding. CU. One of them moves, the scaffolding rocks back and forwards. SV. The other man on the scaffolding as it rocks. LV. Policeman standing in middle of road. Pan up to general view of building under construction, zoom in to long view of the roof. LV. Crowds on the roof for the topping out ceremony. SV. Lion dancers dancing. CU. Chinese men. SV. The Lion dancers standing up on a platform. CU. Pekinese dog stands on his back legs. LV. The Lion dancers jump from their platform. CU. Pekinese (Pekingese) dog barking. Aerial view, the modern buildings in Hong Kong.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:45:00 / 01:47:16:00

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