• Short Summary

    A look at the obsession with speed and travel during the late 1920s.

  • Description

    Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.

    According to paperwork, all material in this compilation was sourced from the Pathe library - no bought in material.

    Reel 3

    01:45:42 Dawn shot of two French pilots (Nungesser / Nungessor and Coli? sp?) climbing into an aircraft. The 'plane takes off on an Atlantic flight. They were never seen again.

    01:46:10 C/U of lighthouse lamp. Lighthouse keeper on watch - he looks through binoculars at the sea.

    01:46:23 C/U of pilot - either Noel Davis or Lieutenant Wooster (first name not known). Two pilots climb into their "American Legion" aircraft. Various shots of the aircraft and of crowds watching.

    01:46:40 Good aerial shot of the crashed aircraft. Bystanders look at the wreckage.

    01:46:47 Charles Lindbergh speaking to a colleague - Spirit of St Louis in flight.

    01:47:05 C/U of two men - not listed in paperwork. Believed to be pilots C. Chamberlain and B. Costa although commentary sounds more like "Accosta". Christian names not known (see G1391).

    01:47:12 M/S of plane being prepared for take off. C/U of pilot waving, his wife stands by the plane.

    01:47:20 Various shots of Charles Lindbergh having the Spirit of St Louis being prepared for flight. Montage of footage showing Lindbergh climbing into the aircraft, plane taxiing and taking off.

    01:47:58 Two shots of businessmen and commuters crossing London bridge.

    01:48:08 Montage of shots showing Lindbergh's aircraft in flight, aerial shots of coastline, sea, clouds, etc.

    01:48:46 Early morning in London - policeman directing traffic. High angle shot of newspapers being throwing into the back of a delivery van. Then shot of man moving bundles of papers along a bench. Newspapers are taken out of a van.

    01:49:04 Montage of night shots - theatre crowds, London, New York, Eiffel Tower lit up. Montage of aerial shots. Narrator explains that Lindbergh was still flying over sea and sky.

    01:49:43 Aerial shot of ship at sea. M/S of the bow of a ship then interior of ship showing men at work. Captain paces on deck. Radio operator is seen and ship's mast. Short shot of passengers on a liner having a tug-of-war competition.

    01:50:04 M/S of part of a ship's engine room. Aerial shot of ship at sea and of clouds.

    01:50:20 Aerial shots of the West coast of Ireland.

    01:50:30 Le Bourget, France. Group of cameramen wait for Lindbergh. M/S of the lights they have put up. Crowds gather to wait for Lindbergh.

    01:50:51 Night shots in Paris - illuminations. Interior of a nightclub with guests lit up by revolving lights (mirror ball possibly). High angle shot of a dancer performing in a nightclub (looks like a scene from the film "Piccadilly" to me - in which case it is the Cafe de Paris in London I think).

    01:51:11 L'arc de Triomphe lit at night.

    01:51:18 High angle shot of crowds at Le Bourget - night shots. They jostle to get close to Lindbergh. Crowds surge forwards as the plane arrives. M/S of the Spirit of St Louis. Crowds and cameramen wait for Lindbergh to arrive in Paris. Low angle shots of Lindbergh and wife on balcony waving to press men and crowds.

    01:52:46 Lindbergh flies to Croydon airport in London. Crowds rush to meet the plane. Good shot of him emerging from a building - boy sits on the roof trying to get a photograph. He climbs up onto a high platform. Crowds cheer and wave their hats.
    01:53:23 1927 - M/S of the Super Marine Schneider Trophy aircraft being brought out of an aircraft hanger. M/S of the propellor being set in motion.

    01:53:41 Britain's first great aircraft carrier is seen moving out to sea in 1927.

    01:53:52 Air to air shot of aircraft in flight. Interior of air liner. Good shot of waiter serving passengers - he holds a tray with a bottle of beer and bottle of wine upon it. Female passengers laugh and smile. Another air to air shot.

    01:54:07 C/U of the nose of the "Spirit of St Louis". L/S of the plane on display. Another C/U of the nose.

    End credits. Time to Remember Written and Produced by Peter Baylis. Associate Producer - Lionel Hoare. Film Research from the Associated British-Pathe Library Harry Wynder, Charles Chart. Recorded by George Newberry. Executive Producer Terry Ashwood.

    Time to Remember is an ABC Television Filmed Presentation.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
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    HD at Filmfinity
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:42:00 / 01:54:20:00
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