• Short Summary

    Crossing the Line ceremony in London with film stars Peter Arne and Yvonne Buckingham.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "'Equator' in London".

    London. Crossing the line ceremony performed.

    LV Film star Peter Arne having his charge read to him by the prosecutor of King Neptune's court. LV King Neptune smacks Peter Arne round the face with a kipper. SV Audience laughing. CU Peter Arne having a paste spread on him so that he can be shaved with an outsize razor. CU Peter Arne. CU King Neptune. CU Peter Arne being shaved. SV Three men dipping Peter Arne into a pool, they push him and he lands in the water where there are men who duck him under again. LV Yvonne Buckingham in swimming costume having her charge read to her. CU Miss Buckingham listening to charge. LV Elevated King Neptune gets from his seat and starts to slap Miss Buckingham with a kipper. SV King Neptune slapping Miss Buckingham. CU Audience. SV Miss Buckingham having the paste spread on her arms and legs and one of the men shaving her arms and legs with the razor. CU Miss Buckingham being shaved. CU Member of Neptune's court who points. CU Miss Buckingham being dropped into the water. CU Miss Buckingham being held afloat by the men in the pool. SV People watching. SV Miss Buckingham going forward to receive her prize from Janette Scott. Miss Buckingham slips to the floor and regains her feet. LV Miss Buckingham receiving her prize from Janette Scott and a man standing by Miss Buckingham slips to the floor. SV The man regaining his feet, pan up to Miss Buckingham taking a kipper which is her prize from Miss Scott. CU Women laughing. GV Peter Arne walking on to receive his prize. He slips but hangs on to Miss Scott for safety. SV Peter Arne being supported. Peter Arne kisses Janette Scott on the cheek. CU Yvonne Buckingham shivering. CU Janette Scott smelling a kipper which she holds. SV Miss Scott holding the kipper and a man walks into the picture and is presented with a kipper, he takes a bite from it and walks away. He slips and starts to grapple with two other men. GV Three men grappling, two of them fall into the water. CU Neptune preparing to jump into the water, he jumps and lands in the water. GV Other members of Neptune's court jumping into the water, pan down to men threshing about in the water.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:06:00 / 01:48:55:00

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