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  • Short Summary

    People celebrating the new year at a small drinks party and dancing on a crowded dance floor.

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    Glasgow, Scotland.

    Three GVs, nights shots of the R.N.V.R. training ship 'Carrick' illuminated. GV. Shop window with notice stuck on 'Sale' - night shot. GV. Illuminations in George Square, night shot. CU. Bottle of whisky in window, hand comes in and removes the bottle, night shot. Various shots, woman arranging biscuits and drink on her sideboard in preparation for a party. MS. Pan with couple (the man is wearing a kilt) as they walk along street and up through doorway of house, the door is opened and they enter - night shot. CU. Interior of the woman opening the door and allowing the two people to enter her house, they are the 'first-footing' guests, pan to pocket of one of the guests as he walks towards camera, in his pocket is a full bottle of Scotch. Various shots of the couple being entertained in the house, they stand and drink a toast the New Year. CU. Man drinking Scotch in one go. Two CU's. women drinking. CU. Host drinking. MS. Kilted guest walking to the table and returning bottle of Scotch to his pocket. CU. Man drinking toast to the New Year with a glass of milk (this is a stunt pretending the man is a driver and following Mr. Marples advice). MS. Station master at Central Station shaking hands with driver and fireman of engine. MS. Guard raising his lantern to signal to driver, he then turns and shakes hands with station master them climbs into moving train which pulls away. Various good shots, of couples dancing on crowded dance floor, they stop dancing, kiss each other and clap to welcome in the New Year. They continue dancing to Auld Lang Syne. MS. Pianist playing, pan up to three piece band, pan back to pianist's hands. CU. Neon sign 'A Guid New Year', the camera rocks to give a drunken effect.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:31:00 / 01:16:15:00
    UN 3441 D

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