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    Elstree Studios (Borehamwood, Hertfordshire).

    Motion picture production. Filming "This'll Make You Whistle" (released 1938).

    Very good footage of film crew making a movie at Elstree Studios with Jack Buchanan, David Hutcheson and Anthony Holles; Dissolves between shots done in camera?

    Shot looking over part of swimming pool at the cameras; etc. on left; actors on right. Great shot looking up at spotlights mounted on high platform; & man from lighting crew standing behind them. Closer shot of cameramen filming 3 actors at table in a garden patio setting; microphone lowered on boom. Shot from raised position of cameraman; lights set up; director sitting & leaning forward w/ elbows on knees; and several men standing around watching; pan to the 3 actors (1 is Jack Buchanan). Buchanan & another actor stand up & exit.

    CU Actor talking to other; Anthony Holles as elderly part. MS director signals w/ hand; as cameraman turns the huge camera on tripod. Cut to general view of room; w/ actresses in bathing suits sitting by the pool; some people swimming in pool; many people standing around; the action going on on opposite side.

    Then; outdoor shot of cast / crew taking a break - sitting on the grass; relaxing; some distance from house & buildings. Closer shot of large studio buildings - looks like an aeroplane hangar; large sign on side 'British Inter-' (British International Pictures). Looking up at corner of building; clouds moving by in sky. Shot of another building w/ curved sign 'Dutch Oven' on corner of building w/ tiled roof.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1935 - 1938
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:03:30:00
    ON 355 C
    Sort Number:
    ON 355 C
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour Trade & Industry
    Temporary workspace: 15.6.2009 22:56 Film Production 1920s BYOYPN cwmnida5 UK 1920-1930
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