• Short Summary

    Children watch a rehearsal of a Bertram Mills Circus show at Olympia.

  • Description

    Titles read: "OLYMPIA - CIRCUS IN TOWN".

    London.

    Various shots show a huge audience of children watching a rehearsal of a Bertram Mills Circus show. Good C/Us of children watching, laughing and clapping as they see elephants parading across the ring, horses trotting about, clowns (act is Dubsky's Crazy Car) and Lilly Yokoi - 'The Ballerina on the Golden Bicycle' and Knie's Wild Animals.

    The latter shows trainer Eugen Weidmann in a cage with lions, tigers, leopards, a polar bear, a Himalayan bear and two black panthers. Act shows the bears walking along on hind legs and the tigers sitting up in begging position.

    Followed by end titles then Christmas message - "The Staff and Management of this Cinema wish you - A JOLLY GOOD TIME and a Happy New Year". (Jingle Bells on soundtrack.)

    Notes on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1743.09
    Media URN:
    54056
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:40:00 / 01:28:17:00
    Canister:
    62/102

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