• Short Summary

    Fun on a day trip to Boulogne.

  • Description

    Eastbourne, Sussex and Boulogne, France.

    M/S of a queue of middle aged and elderly people wearing raincoats. Camera pans across to show that they are queuing for identity cards for a day trip to Boulogne, France. C/U of group of people looking at their identity cards and laughing.

    High angle shot of people boarding a ferry, panning shot to show lots of people on deck. C/U of member of ferry staff. M/S of people waving as they leave the pier side. Various shots on board ship - holidaymakers, ship's captain, ship's wake etc. "Jobyna" - an exotic dancer entertains the passengers to the accompaniment of an on-board band "The White Funnel Players" and Peter Ricardo (the "Calypso man") Shots of Jobyna twirling her skirts around are intercut with C/Us of appreciative passengers. Various shots of passengers looking at the view.

    Arrival in France - passengers step ashore, they flood off the boat. C/U of feet stepping off the boat.
    M/S of day trippers looking in shop windows, selecting a bottle of wine from a market stall, walking on the beach, sitting in deck chairs, children playing on swings and a climbing frame on the beach, a man watching girls in swimsuits throwing a ball to each other, C/Us of the glamorous girls, the wife admonishes the husband.

    The material shot in France may have been filmed at a different time - it is very sunny whereas all the day trippers wear Macintoshes and it looks quite cold. May just be the British reticence to "cast a clout" though.

    Note: interesting commentary about how exciting it is to visit France for a day trip. This is apparently the first post-war "No Passport" trip. Documentation, amusing correspondence and press release can be found in documentation file.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:51:00 / 01:39:13:00
    CP 035

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