• Short Summary

    Travelogue item showing idyllic Caribbean Virgin Islands.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "All aboard for the Virgin Islands!"

    A scenic study of St. Thomas' Harbour in Virgin Islands, West Indies, Caribbean.

    Still of map of Islands with arrow pointing to St. Thomas. L/S of ocean liner coming into harbour, taken from balcony of sea front hotel. Various L/Ss of town of St. Thomas. Various shots of people in street - narrator describes them as "happy descendants of former slaves". Various shots of women selling fruit at roadside. M/S of girl sitting on donkey. L/S of building on sea front. M/S of Caucasian female tourist riding donkey. M/S of sign for craft co-operative. M/S of three Black women posing with handmade straw hats and baskets. C/U of woman in hat.

    Various shots of palm trees and white sandy beaches. M/S of little girl lying on sand, waves wash over her. M/S of little girl and father walking up beach. M/S of Sir Francis Drake's cliff top seat. L/S looking down at sandy bay. L/S of mountains. L/S of large house on hill, overlooking sea. M/S of house - Bluebeard's castle, now a hotel. C/U of sign for hotel. Various shots of wealthy looking tourists sitting at tables on veranda overlooking bay.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1146.24
    Media URN:
    39798
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:45:00 / 01:55:40:00
    Canister:
    PT 360

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