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    No titles. Montreal's Underground City.

    Montreal, Canada.

    Travelling shot as we drive along highway towards downtown Montreal. Exterior shot of Ville Marie garage entrance with car going into hotel garage. C/U of car wheels driving through slush. General view of commuters coming up stairs into Canadian National Station.

    Several shots of the 'underground city' above or below the station - a shopping mall. People walk around. A man cleans the floor with a sweeping machine. People sit in a cafe. Men have their hair cut at a barber's and their shoes shined at another store. People queue at a bank.

    Shots of people wandering about the mall. A metro train is seen arriving on a lower level of the mall. People come up an escalator into the Place Bonaventure. C/U of sign reading 'Zum Zum' outside a sausage cafe.

    In the exhibition hall people look at yachts in some kind of boat show. Two girls swim in an outdoor heated pool on top of the Hotel Bonaventure. A man comes out of a shop with a sign in the window reading 'Turkish Bath' and does up his coat - looks a bit seedy! Shot of a window in a skyscraper then zoom out to show the high tower in the city surroundings of Montreal.

    Note: not sure if the mall is really below ground or above it, or both!

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:02:00 / 01:03:26:00
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  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    Barbican 1970s Canada Shopping Malls Barbers
  • Stills

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

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