• Short Summary

    "Bluebird" - boat which smashed the world's water speed record several times sinks in USA.

  • Description

    Lake Mead, United States of America (USA).

    On the eve of his bid to break his own world water speed record, Donald Campbell watches his boat "Bluebird" sinking - luckily, no permanent damage. GV. Lake Mead. SV. Bluebird going out for run. SV. People watching from bank. GV. Pan with Bluebird at high speed well out of the water. SV. People watching. GV. Pan with Bluebird coming back from run obscured by water. CU. Stern of Bluebird sticking up from water after she had sunk. SCU. Donald Campbell looking dejected. SV. Men in launch tying rope around the stern of Bluebird. SV. Donald Campbell watching anxiously from another launch. SV. From launch which is towing Bluebird to shore. GV. Boats (this is the shot where, we assume, Bluebird has sunk again). CU. Bubbles on surface where Bluebird has sunk. SV. Campbell standing in launch covering his face with his hands.

    (F.G.) (Orig.E.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    557.10
    Media URN:
    31375
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:39:00 / 01:19:47:00
    Canister:
    55/84

Comments (0)

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

Add your comment