• Short Summary

    Bertram Mills' Circus perform their traditional Christmas show.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Circus Time!".

    Olympia, London. Bertram Mills' Circus perform their traditional Christmas show.

    LV Elephants parading round ring (first 7 for super). GV audience. SV Trainer climbing onto elephant's back. SV Audience applauding. LV The elephants walk out of the ring on their hind legs.

    VS of the Flying Condors trapeze act performing to applause. LV Johnny Knees horses performing. LV Horse jumping through paper hoops. SV One of Johnny's bears climbing aboard motor-scooter and riding around ring. VS of the Ten Asgards perform their acrobatics act. MV Chimpanzee walking tightrope. SV Baby chimp drinking from bottle. SV One chimp jumping over another - another on tightrope. SV Chimp applauding. SV Chimps playing leapfrog. LV Wickbold's aerial sensation - a Wall of Death suspended above the ring. CU Gates at bottom of suspended wall of death opening.

    VS of clowns performing their act with lots of custard pies and buckets of water.

    All the material is intercut with CUs of children smiling, laughing and applauding.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1485.20
    Media URN:
    48489
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:53:00 / 01:41:38:00
    Canister:
    51/103

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