• Short Summary

    January sales attract thousands of bargain hunters.

  • Description

    Kensington, London.

    Start of January sale in London. GV. People queuing up outside Barkers of Kensington. SV. Pan, people queuing. SV. Interior, men's suits being laid out. CU. Ticket being remarked from £17.17.0 down to £8.18.6. SV. Shop assistants putting women's dresses on racks. CU. Ticket being placed in rack "Final Reduction 30/-". LV. Linen department preparing. SV. Mass of shoes on racks. Zoom into men carrying boxes of shoes. CU. Ticket being remarked "60/- down to 26/9". GV. Mr Roberts, director of store, inspecting and briefing the staff lined up. Travel shot, past staff lined up. Low angle shot, staff being dismissed by director after briefing. SV. Pan, more people queuing outside store. CU. Store manager giving signal to open doors. LV. & SV. People rushing in entrance of store - lookout for a short old lady. GV. Interior, women buying coats and dresses etc. SV. Women sorting out coats. CU. Woman looks into camera with pound notes in her mouth. Another woman looking at coat. SV. Man trying on jacket of new suit. SV. & CU. Cash register being tilled up. CU. Cash register changing from 9/- to 10/-. SV. Shoe department, people buying shoes. STV. Pan, people trying on new shoes. CU. Assistant looks up to customer. SV. Customer gives O.K. signal for fitting. CU. Cash register tilling up 15/-. CU. Money being placed in till. SV. Small man trying on a large overcoat. CU. Small trilby hat being placed on his head. GV. People milling around in store. SV. Women at counter with assistant getting hot under collar. Pan down to assistant's feet standing in bowl of water. CU. Cash register smoking, and man oiling it.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene H.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    495.29
    Media URN:
    30279
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:57:00 / 01:50:51:00
    Canister:
    55/1

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