Hey Ho! Come To The Fun Fair! 1931

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    Filmed at Margate, Kent.

    "Thrills, spills, whirls and girls - " Unusual shot of a spinning wheel which is made of mirrors, people are seen walking behind it. The wheel is presumably part of a funfair stall. L/S of a roller coaster then C/U of back of boys heads as they ride the roller coaster. Cameraman is presumably riding the roller coaster. "On the water..." Two girls climb into a small motorised boat. Cameraman films them from another boat as they steer it around a little boating pond. Looks like fun! "...and on the line -" Children climb into a little miniature train. Shot of the front of the train as it pulls off. Shot from on board the train from just behind the driver.

    "Notice we didn't quite pass beneath the bridge? Well, the camera tried to, but just didn't! Now for the next thrill - " Shot showing people watching those riding the motorised boats. "And the next - up, down and round about. Eve will go on, till she's dizzy." Shot of another of the rides, a cross between a waltzer and a roller coaster. C/U of a group of people as they scream with enjoyment on the ride. Various shots of the ride. Roller coaster cars zoom past the camera. Very short shot of a woman's skirt flying up, she pulls it back down. The hood comes down on the roller coaster ride - it is the caterpillar ride. The hood is taken back up revealing some couples smooching.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 525.

    Note: funfair could be "Dreamland".

    Safety print exists.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16758
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    942.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:00:00 / 01:21:44:00
    Canister:
    EP 215
    Sort Number:
    EP 243
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