• Short Summary

    Woman swimming in clear water, dog wearing hat, people sunbathing and paddling, in Genoa.

  • Description

    Paraggi, Genoa, Italy.

    Commentary in Italian, there's a transcript in the paperwork, excerpt - Now for the poor ones. No choice, no selection whatever is possible. The nearest place on the river banks is good enough for them. A bike and some food carried with them is all they want to start the swimming season. And for the bathing suits, well they don't care too much for up to date fashions. But happiness can be found here also.

    SCU. Yachts sailing. LS. Pan across water to the village of Paraggi. LS. Elevated pan along the beach covered in sunshades. MS. Elevated girl swimming. MS. Dog, wearing peak eyeshades, seated up to table. CU. Man drinking cup of coffee (espresso). Wears cap and bright cotton jacket. CU. Study of a small girl. CU. Hand taking packet out of novel bucket-shaped handbag. CU. Girl sunbathing in deck chair with paste plastered on eyelids to protect eyes. CU. Study of a girl's face. Hair wet after bathing. LS. The sun through chinks of cloud. MS. Two girl cyclists, having parked bikes by side of river, proceed to strip to their swimsuits. MS. Man helping woman down bank into river. LS. Crowded river bank. MS. Man and woman, wearing vests, wading. MS. Crowd of men look at girl in swimsuit as they walk past. MS. Head of boy on beach touches girl's bare back and she jumps, startled. MS. Couple seen through bike. CU. Hands sampling picnic lunch. MS. Two men cyclists sunbathing. Dog sitting nearby. CU. Woman, who has brought her mending to do holds up a pair of knickers. MS. Man in old-fashioned striped swimsuit putting on comedy act as he dives into river. Dive becomes a handstand.

    (Mute. Lav.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:03:00 / 01:27:20:00
    UN 2166 E

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