• Short Summary

    Nice educational film showing a group of girls travelling on the Underground.

  • Description

    Title reads: "British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film - Underground Journey".

    London.

    Piccadilly Circus. Ads visible include "Guinness is Good For You", "Schweppes" and "Votrix". Cars and buses pass the camera. Lots of pedestrians on the street - three young girls hold hands. The girls look at the sign for the Underground then walk down the steps of the subway. Close up of a girls hand tracing a route on an Underground map. We see them in the underground. They walk past a smiling policeman. Ticket machines are shown.

    A girl inserts money (signs are visible in old money - e.g. "6d and 3d or change for 1/- or 2/-"). She takes out their tickets. A ticket inspector clips them. C/U of their feet as they step on to the escalator. Shot of them as they come down the escalator. One of the girls looks scared as she steps off. They walk on to the platform. Soldiers are seen smoking. A train approaches. The girls get on. They get into a "non-smoking" carriage. Shots inside the train (very dark). Their route from Piccadilly Circus to Arnos Grove is traced on the map with a finger.

    Train emerging from Underground. Shots of the girls looking out of the window. The train moving along. Train arrives at Arnos Grove and the girls get off the train. They give their tickets to an inspector. Shots of exterior of the station. The girls smile and wave at the camera.

    Note:sound track is currently missing.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1621.08
    Media URN:
    70764
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1945
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:27:00 / 01:50:53:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

Comments (1)

  1. squareiz says

    This film was shot between 28 September and 18 October 1945 when "The Story of GI Joe" was being shown at the London Pavilion. The opening sequence of the clip gives a glimpse of the cinema with a large poster above the entrance showing this title as the main attraction in the programme.

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