• Short Summary

    Travel item about Comet aeroplane flying from London to Johannesburg via Rome.

  • Description

    Comet flight to Africa.

    London - Johannesburg.

    M/S as the Comet aeroplane taxis and takes off. C/U of pilots in cockpit, one is Captain Wormersley. L/S as plane flies over clouds, C/U of the wing. M/S as pilot looks at his watch. Aerial L/S of Rome. L/S of St. Peter's. M/S of two Italian policemen. M/S as Priest leaves Vatican and nods to Swiss Guard who is on duty outside. M/S girl smelling the blooms at a flower stall. L/S Spanish Steps. Aerial view of the river Tiber. C/U pilot inside, C/U wing. M/S as hostess serves cigarettes to two male passengers. L/S of African countryside below. M/S inside a jeep driving through the Livingstone Game Reserve, M/S ostrich. Various shots of animals there including bison, giraffes and gazelles. C/U as zebra sticks his head in the window of the jeep. M/S mist rising from Victoria Falls, camera pans to the Falls. L/S of river flowing. Various aerial views of the Falls with the mist and steam rising from them. C/U passenger inside, L/S of Falls again. C/U "Catseyes" Cunningham inside the plane. Aerial L/S of Johannesburg. C/U local man looking up to the skies. M/S as plane taxis and lands. C/U of its nose. Various shots as passengers disembark. M/S as boy bangs drum. Various good shots of a tribal dance. C/U as one dancer holds a stick called a Knob Kerry.

    Cataloguer's note: The story cuts out between 01:28:58 and 01:29:05. The original item was in colour, the soundtrack is missing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:45:00 / 01:32:45:00
    NP 432

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