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  • Short Summary

    Slapstick fun on beach. Southend-on-Sea.

  • Description

    Southend Regatta. Location of events unknown. Essex.

    Entertainment. A bunch of guys dressed in muddy; ragged clothing put on a slapstick style comedy show on the beach & in the water; as part of a regatta at Southend. The entertainers do a lot of fake fighting and falling down in the sand or mud. Interesting crowd; pan on crowd standing on beach; many looking at the entertainers who are having a fight in BG; but several people in the front are looking upward.

    Several of the clowns get into 1 rowboat and most fall out. CU 2 on a raft; getting into a fight. Contest in which they each slide as far as possible out on a greased pole over the water w/o falling in. CU's some of the entertainers; surrounded by some of audience; mostly kids. Another good crowd shot; panning on crowd in bleacher seats; all staring ahead of them intently; some laughing. One of the guys sitting amidst a circle of children. Bizarre; silly; wacky; strange; funny.

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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:
    01:36:00:00 / 01:42:43:00
    ON 336 H

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