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  • Short Summary

    Footage of people taking trip on large liner.

  • Description

    Passenger liner trip. Location of events unknown. 1920's (?)

    Boats and ships. Shots panning around harbour; people stand on pier; docks and cranes; various boats and ships docked; warehouses; big hills in bg. Uniformed men watch from covered walkway. Passengers arriving by boat train; walking alongside the train; some carry bags; others give luggage to porters. Generally middle-class bunch. (Some footage repeats.)

    On the ship; people in variety of costumes climb down steps as crowd watches- -nun; gypsy; various strange masks; caveman; pirate; playing cards; guy dressed as half man/ half woman; split down the middle;etc. A few children in costumes. Shot from upper deck of rough waves;pan over to show lifeboats in fg. Back to the party; w/ more costumed revellers parading around the deck. A bunch of kids; not all in costumes. People pose w/ horse who is looking out of stall. 2 Soldiers stroll on deck w/ a little boy & girl; 1 of the men carries the boy.

    Cute Iris in; going back in time; showing passengers boarding ship. One overloaded passenger carries ticket in his mouth. Cu cook on deck feeding sea bird perched on rail; bird hesitates but then grabs food & flies. Funny. Shot looking down at people on deck. Shot panning down showing passengers on 3 levels. Shot from upper deck; looking toward stern?; ship bouncing on rough sea; waves splash on deck. Travel; transportation; ocean liners; parties; silly; recreation.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:11:00 / 01:32:50:00
    ON 392 A

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