• Short Summary

    Two couples win 24 hour rock 'n' roll dance contest at youth club in Leamington Spa.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Rock twice round clock!

    Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

    L/S exterior of the Riverside Youth Centre in Leamington. M/S sign outside reading "Riverside Youth Centre - Rock around the Clock". Various interior shots as couples embark on 24 hour rock 'n' roll dance marathon. Camera pans from John Lloyd and Sheila Stevens to Carl Marriot and Pauline Lee. Various shots of the couples, Maria Hunt holds on to Derek Marriot and bends over backwards. M/S exterior showing it has gone dark. Interior shots show the couples dancing more slowly now. C/U of Maria dancing on bare feet. The official checks the contestants off on a chart. M/S Derek reading newspaper whilst dancing, C/U of article advertising the dance marathon. M/S couples dancing slowly. C/U of clock showing midnight.

    C/U of girl sat on floor having her leg massaged, camera pans up to her face as she drinks a cup of tea. M/S of two photographers asleep. M/S as Glyn Lloyd drinks from bottle as he dances with Linda Jones. M/S as camera makes people look blurred. M/S Tony Kaye dancing with Josephine Jenkins, C/U of her tattered shoes. C/U clock showing 7 am. M/S of onlookers clapping to the beat. The film is speeded up to show Tony and Josephine dancing very quickly. C/U boy looking tired. M/S as the couples dance, Linda wipes her face with a cloth. M/S of couples dancing very slowly. C/U clock face showing 9 am. Tony, Josephine, Linda and Glyn have won the marathon. M/S as they are carried at shoulder height. M/S of them sat together rubbing their tired feet. M/S's of the four looking tired but happy.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:09:00 / 01:13:59:00

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