• Short Summary

    Four men, a girl and a very unsafe raft - and they plan to cross the Mediterranean.

  • Description

    Paris, France. A raft is being built with the aim of sailing the Mediterranean.

    GV. Crew assembling raft they are using empty oil barrels for buoyancy. SV. Two members of the crew with Miss Muriel Grand, daughter of a Hull railway guard, assembling onto raft. CU. Barrel tied to raft. LV. Raft with member of crew nailing up name on roof of cabin. CU. Nailing name 'Ken Tooki'. STV. Members of crew assembling planks for launching. A.S. Richard Miller, the captain. GV. Another member of the crew, holding plank down in water (possibly Michael Jones). SV. Richard Miller, hammering planks together for launching. GV. Raft on launching ramp. SV. Pan, Film actress Genevieve Jounet christening raft with bottle of champagne, pan back as member of crew picks up and hugs Genevieve Jounet. G.B.V. Members of crew and helpers trying to push raft down into water. SV. Nose of raft in water SV. Pan, raft slowly moving down into water. LV. Raft on water. SV. Member of crew smiling. SV. Members of crew with Muriel Grand waving from raft.

    (Orig. Lav.)

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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:
    01:13:49:00 / 01:14:52:00

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