• Short Summary

    Bertram Mills Circus in town - all stars of the sawdust ring are here.

  • Description

    Olympia, London.

    Horses parade around the Bertram Mills circus ring (title super over). GV. Audience, mainly children. GV. Elephants parade around the ring holding trunk to tail. MS. Elephants, as they come round the ring. GV. Elephants round the ring as before. CU. Young girl watching. MS. Baby elephant crawls along underneath an adult elephant. Pan to two young elephants crawling. CU. Elephant crawling. CU. Small boy watching. GV. Baby elephant seated on the ground. CU. Woman and child watching as the lady applauds. GV. From the floor towards trapeze artists. CU. Young girls watching. GV. Acrobats standing on poles near roof of the circus tent. GV. Acrobats swaying on the poles. CU. Small children watching. GV. Trapeze artist flying from bar to bar, somersaults and returns to platform. CU Small boy in cap watching. GV. Trapeze artist - upside down holding on with legs, catches partner, swings partner, releases, spins and catches. GV. Reco the clown performing the wire walk. GV. Reco sways around on the wire with umbrella. GV. Small boy laughing GV. Reco races to the end of the wire and grabs at post. SV. Group of children laughing. SV. Sea lion balancing a ball on its nose . WS. Sea lions performing. GV. Group of young girls watching. GV. Sea lion steps on sea saw and flips a fish into the air which he catches in his mouth. SV. Sea lion applauding. GV. Sea lions performing - one dances as another plays a drum. SV. Excited young girl applauding. CU. Small boy watching. GV. Group of lions and tigers in cage - Alex Kerr and his mixed wild animal group. GV. Lion and tiger act in progress.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene E.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:07:00 / 01:06:42:00

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