This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Cuts from 'Summing Up No. 12' - nightclubs and planes landing in Berlin, Germany.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and / or locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Cuts / extra footage from 'Summing Up No. 12' (documentary).

    Berlin, Germany in June 1949.

    Several shots of people sitting around a table in a nightclub, drinking, smoking and chatting. People applaud a floorshow (unseen). A man sitting before a dressing room mirror puts on a funny hat and beard. Another puts on a feathered hat then beats his chest and shouts, Tarzan-style. (Club is 'Greifi Bar' in Berlin's main street, described by cameraman K Rickard in dope sheet as 'a pretty low-class dive'.)

    Several shots of neon signs in Berlin at night. High angle general views of city of Berlin - taken from top of Funkturm - Berlin's radio tower. Several shots of planes landing on airfield in daylight and at night. Some of the planes are 'Skymasters'.

    Aerial shots of Berlin.

    More footage of people drinking and having a good time in a Berlin nightclub. Barman washes glasses at a sink. A woman cashier (in nightclub?) is handed a ticket and makes a mark in a ledger. Several shots of two men and a woman wearing straw skirts over their usual clothes and feathered hats, doing a cabaret spot in a club. Seems to be quite a jaunty number.

    More shots of planes landing in daylight and dusk.

    Some of this footage shot during Berlin Blockade - not neon lights, as they weren't allowed during blockade. This is mute print; duplicate neg. version exists in UN 2156 A - see separate record.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:52:00 / 01:32:31:00
    UN 2155 A

Comments (1)

  1. JS. Strauss says

    Klaus Guenter Neumann (1920-1995) was the son of a tax official. Neumann graduated from the acting school of the "Deutsches Theater" in Berlin. After his work service for the Wehrmacht he was drafted in 1939. Klaus Guenter Neumann was director of a soldier stage for four years and was stationed in France. Here he met Wolfgang Müller who became famous in the 1950's with his film partner Wolfgang Neuss. After the WWII. Neumann was engaged after the war until 1950 at Willi Schäfer's "Cabaret of Comedians" (KaDeKo). During the 1930s the Greifi Bar was well established in Berlin, where Klaus Guenter Neumann and Wolfgang Müller started the first post-war cabaret stage. Located Joachimsthalerstrasse 41, between the famous Ku'damm and the Zoo. The first successful political cabaret and musical parodies programs were called "Die Luftbrücke", 1948 and this particular British Pathé documetary "Wir fahren wieder Eisenbahn", June 1949. (Written by JS. Strauss)

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment