• Short Summary

    Charlie Chaplin returns to his London roots with his young family.

  • Description

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    GV RMS Queen Elizabeth coming in at Southampton. CU Charlie Chaplin waving. MV Charlie with wife Oona and two children (Geraldine, 6 and Josephine, 3) on deck of liner. CU Charlie. People waving. Charlie sign autograph for man. CU Josephine Chaplin. Charlie holds a press conference. He tells the interviewer of his travel plans.

    GV. Countryside seen through train window. SCU. Charlie Chaplin looking from train window. SCU. Oona, pan back to Charlie, pointing out places of interest. CU. Chaplin's son Michael looking through train window, in corridor. SV. London houses. Waterloo Station: AS. Waterloo signal box. SV. Train "The Cunarder" drawing into Waterloo Station. CU. Charlie waving from window. (2 shots). SCU. Oona looking through window. GV. Crowd at Waterloo Station. SV. Charlie, and Oona posing on step of train. Chaplin (Orig.Neg.) GV. Crowd at Waterloo Station. GV. Crowds swarming around train. GV. Crowds at Waterloo. SV. Crowds around car. SV. Towards, Charlie's car driving away from station, followed by massed crowds. Strand: SV. Charlie getting out of car, followed by Oona. Pan to crowds rushing towards the Savoy Hotel. SCU. Charlie pointing other features to wife from the roof of the hotel. CU. Charlie talking to Oona. GV. Embankment with St. Paul's in background. SCU. Charlie turns and points to Houses of Parliament. LV. Houses of Parliament, and Thames.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    30.13
    Media URN:
    27493
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1952
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:59:00 / 01:15:45:00
    Canister:
    52/78

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The "liner" described here is RMS Queen Elizabeth.

  2. British Pathé says

    Hi jamied. We pulled out a high resolution version of this to look at the name on the side of the ship. It's still a little blurry but looks like you're right - this is the RMS Queen Elizabeth. We'll add this to our description.

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