• Short Summary

    Men, women and children take to the waters of the Danube in subzero temperatures to celebrate the birthday of the "catch a chill a day" club.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Defying cold. "Catch a chill league" take their daily ducking in the Danube.

    Vienna, Austria.

    M/S as a group of men and women all jump in the water which is 12 degrees below zero, they are wearing their swimming costumes and trunks. M/S as a man washes and scrubs himself in the water. A lady dips her children in while others take the plunge. Various shots as people try and help a large man out of the water but end up getting pulled in themselves, one of them is fully dressed.

    M/S of a young blonde woman in fur coat, she takes it off to reveal her swimsuit, she kicks her shoes off and looks apprehensive then someone pushes her in and kicks her shoes in after her. M/S as the people rub themselves in the freezing water.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    813.25
    Media URN:
    10735
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:20:00 / 01:36:44:00
    Canister:
    35/8

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