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    Story about an endurance dance in the land of the "Free and Spreesy" (America presumably). The dance lasted 1176 hours "and the girls stuck it even better than the men - " C/U of the legs of a dancing couple. She wears a fringed "flapper" style frock and shiny dancing shoes. M/S of the dancing couples holding each other up, exhausted. A woman shifts the weight of her partner who is obviously becoming very heavy as he is draped over her body. Various shots of the dancers. Some have sponsors names on the back of their jumpers including: "Petes Service Station." L/S of five couples remaining on the dance floor with a couple of judges standing by. Cut to another set of dancers looking fresh as daisies - seems to be part of the story missing. A man reads from a piece of paper as two of the dancers stand in front of him. Other couples dance behind. Dance marathons.

    Intertitle reads: "Lately, they've been discussing the relative endurance capacity of men and women - Today, where danger is, there you'll find Eve - " L/S of a rock face with the figure of a female rock climber just visible. C/U of the woman as she clambers up the cliff. Various shots of a group of women climbers who appear to be very high up indeed - scary! "Once upon a time it was Spartan men now it's the women who show their contempt for hardship and cold." reads and intertitle. "Snow maidens of the year 1930." M/S of group of 8 chorus girls in swimsuits dancing in the snow! Closer shot of the girls with their arms around each other doing high kicks. The girls run along then throw themselves into the snow - brrrrrr. C/U of four girls sitting in the snow and throwing it around.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue number 450.

    Note: part of the story on safety stock, part on nitrate.

    The print has been used for digibeta transfer - check story description above very carefully when item has been transferred.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:17:00 / 01:57:00:00
    EP 115
    Sort Number:
    EP 115
  • Appears in...

    1930s 1920's
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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