• Short Summary

    Colour item showing stop off points on new Pacific flight from London to Sydney.

  • Description

    No title - BOAC inaugurates new Pacific service flight from London to Sydney.


    Various shots of a BOAC jet in the air, interior shots of cockpit. M/S as steward and stewardess bring trolley of food. M/S steward carving chicken. M/S stewardess pouring drink. M/S of clouds below the plane. C/U plate of caviar and smoked salmon being eaten by passenger. M/S couple having coffee in New York skyscraper restaurant, pan down skyscraper. Various shots of the skyscrapers. M/S Fifth Avenue. M/S yellow cabs and shops. C/U Saks, C/U Tiffany & Co. M/S Broadway. C/U signpost in New York. M/S plane taxiing and taking off. C/U pilot. M/S of his hand on controls.

    M/S tram driving down road followed by car in San Francisco. Various shots of the trams. L/S's Golden Gate bridge. High angle shot of San Francisco. C/U sign 'Fishermen's Grotto'. M/S people in the grotto looking at the fish. C/U sign 'Local live or cooked crabs'. pan down to them. C/U crabs. M/S street at dusk with signs lit up. C/U's sign for apartments, food etc. M/S jet in air, M/S radio operator in plane. M/S woman with garland of flowers, she puts it round man's neck and kisses him on arrival in Honolulu. M/S crew disembarking from plane. M/S palm tree, pan down to sandy beach and sea. Various shots of holidaymakers on beach. M/S street in Honolulu, various shots of buildings there. M/S airport. M/S passengers getting on plane, various shots plane including Union Jack on side. L/S plane taking off again. M/S as man gives woman her certificate to say she has passed over the equator. C/U of certificate. M/S man in Fiji banging on log with sticks to convey messages. M/S beautiful beach. M/S beach at dusk. M/S Fiji from plane. Archive footage of clipper ship in rough weather, water sweeps over deck. M/S's men pulling in sails. M/S plane flying along. M/S interior of plane showing passengers. M/S woman laughing, C/U man talking. M/S pilots in cockpit. Aerial views of Sydney Harbour bridge.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:00:00 / 01:35:47:00

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