• Short Summary

    Nice footage of London landmarks and countryside scenes illustrate this song by Topliss Green.

  • Description

    Topliss Green stands beside a piano played by a very elegant woman: "London is a big place with lots of people in it." he declares in a very deep voice. Lovely shots of London landmarks and pedestrians are intercut with footage of Topliss and his accompanist. Montage includes footage of: St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, working people crossing a London bridge with traffic in the background, the Bank of England with London buses passing in front, Cleopatra's Needle and the Embankment, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben with Thames in foreground, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus (I think), a fountain in Trafalgar Square (?), Tower of London, a lake in one of the London parks - possibly Regent's Park, swimmers beside the Serpentine etc.

    Topliss then begins to compare the British countryside with London so there then follows a montage of country scenes including: thatched cottages, babbling brook, woodland, children running down a country lane, stream.

    Unfortunately (or possibly fortunately depending on your taste in music), the end of the track is missing due to decomposition. C/U of Topliss singing. He spreads out his arms. M/S of Topliss and his accompanist. He bows at the end.

    Mag track sound only - incomplete.

    Note: nice montage sequences - especially the one of London landmarks. End title is "Pathe Pictorial - The End" with sunburst. Footage count includes this.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:37:00 / 01:31:04:00
    PSP 714

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