• Short Summary

    Fireworks are made and packed, then set off at the Crystal Palace display.

  • Description

    (Pathetone main titles.)

    Full titles read: "Firework Fragments" (new title) "Whenever great celebrations are planned, one thing universally looked forward to is generally a firework display - But, even Guy Fawkes himself never dreamed of all these preparations - ".

    Crystal Palace, London.

    Various shots of men making fireworks; rockets and firework frames. A man off-camera explains what they are doing. Nice M/S of several women in overalls packing Catherine wheels and fireworks into boxes while they all sing 'Keep Your Sunny Side Up'. High angle shot of a group of factory girls surrounding a Guy Fawkes figure with Catherine wheels and squawking.

    Intertitle reads: "All sorts and all sizes - but each meant to end in flames, smoke - and this big noise! (Filmed at Crystal Palace)".

    Good shots of fireworks and Catherine wheels, plus moving fireworks on frames depicting people on bicycle and battleships. (Soundtrack continues without visuals for 10 seconds.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1020.02
    Media URN:
    36817
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:40:00 / 01:08:52:00
    Canister:
    PT 032

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