• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell - circus performers marry in London, the 'Queen' steamer is renamed 'Mauretania' and King Farouk leaves London for Egypt.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'West Croydon' (London) - M/S as bridegroom Fred Cliffe walks from the car to St. Mary's Roman Catholic church. L/S of crowds watching. M/S of bride Norah Buttram and her two bridesmaids walking up the path to the church. They are followed by someone dressed as a black cat. M/S as the couple, who are both 4 feet tall and circus performers, emerge from the church and walk through the crowds grinning. The crowds watch as they get in the car. M/S of the black cat riding on the back.

    Intertitle - 'Southampton' (Hampshire) - M/S of the 'Queen', a steamer from the Red Funnel Line. M/S as a man signs over the name 'Mauretania' after that ship is scrapped, the two men shake hands. M/S as the flag with 'Queen' on is run down and a new one reading 'Mauretania' is run up. Various shots as they paint the name on the side. M/S of the renamed steamer.

    No intertitle - L/S of King Farouk and his attendants walk towards a train at Victoria Station to leave London and return to Egypt. Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Anthony Eden accompany him. L/S as the King and Duke chat, the King has been studying at the Royal Military Academy for the past 6 months. M/S of people watching. M/S as he gets on the train. Note: the picture finishes at 01:32:28, but the soundtrack continues.

    Cataloguer's note: the stories 'Haile Selassie' and 'Hardcourt Tennis Championship Trials' are missing from this issue.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:20:00 / 01:33:04:00

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