• Short Summary

    Bertram Mills Circus puts on a Christmas performance with clowns, acrobats and animals.

  • Description

    Olympia, London. Pathe attends a pre view of Bertram mills circus at Olympia which was attended by 6,000 children.

    MS LS the opening parade of the circus. Animals Clowns and artistes walk across the ring.

    CU a small girl looking rather solemn applauding.

    MS Richard Julian with his performing monkey and dogs take the arena. The monkey gives a display of acrobatic hurdling.

    CU cut in of a small boy laughing. MS Boys in the ringside seats rocking with laughter.

    MS the Whitedevil trapeze artistes whirling round just beneath the roof of the "Big Top".

    MS the brickbats trio in comic and acrobatic action on a trampoline.

    CU Cut in shot of a small girl laughing heartily. VS of clowns. CU of laughter.

    MS the sea lions performing.

    CU cut ins of boys munching sandwiches , eyes glued all the while to the ring.

    MS the crazy car turn with clowns.

    CU more good shots of laughing children.

    CU the elephants performing.

    CU a mother with a baby on her lap. LS elevated shot of a section of the audience.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1199.41
    Media URN:
    41501
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:06:00 / 01:50:30:00
    Canister:
    47/102

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