• Short Summary

    A group of students dress in national costume and do "turns" to entertain each other.

  • Description

    Swiss Cottage, London.

    At a school for English the students make their own entertainment.

    Film begins with shots of a group of students sitting at desks whilst a teacher writes on the board: "In England we say 'How do you do' when introduced." There then follows footage of a party held at the Overseas Club. Students of different nationalities are dressed in national clothing and entertain in the style of their respective countries.

    A Swiss song is performed, a student from India plays the sitar, a group of German students sing a song and a Spanish student performs some flamenco. Good C/Us of students in national dress watching the performances and of the performers themselves.

    Narrator explains: "Apart from the fun the youngsters obviously get from occasions like these, they serve to cement friendship between nations."

    Note: the group of students is known as "The Progressive English Group". Flamenco dancer is Maya Obel and the guitarist who accompanies her is Tony Clinton. Some paperwork on file relating to the school and a black and white still of some of the glamorous students reading a copy of the Daily Express.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    57.14
    Media URN:
    1233
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:57:00 / 01:32:59:00
    Canister:
    CP 106

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