• Short Summary

    American film star Robert Taylor arrives in England.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ARRIVAL OF FAMOUS FILM STAR".

    Possibly Southampton?

    Cunard Liner 'Berengaria' arriving to a harbour - presumably Southampton but not sure. Famous American film star Robert Taylor walking along the deck with a man and a woman (probably publicists - SL) and another woman with windswept hair - see note below. Close up shot of Robert Taylor as he waves to the crowds on dock. 'Berengaria' nearing the dock, two tugs next to her. Robert Taylor leaving the ship through the back. Close up shot of Mr Taylor as he leaves the ship. He is interviewed by a woman the moment he walks off the gangplank - natural sound. He likes the reception, it is bigger than New York send off. He signs a few autographs - item abruptly stops there.

    Taylor was probably in England for the filming of 'A Yank At Oxford' - SL.

    Note: woman with windswept hair could be a dressed-down Barbara Stanwyck, who married Taylor in 1939 (they started dating in 1936), but it is unlikely since she was a pretty big star at this time and is not mentioned by commentator. However, her presence could have passed without comment if the press / studio were trying to keep the affair quiet - SL.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:21:00 / 01:38:34:00

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