Funeral of Nicholas I 1921
King of Montenegro's funeral. Montenegro (?)
Ceremonies. This is labelled as 'Funeral of King of Montenegro'; Montenegro's first and only king was Nicholas I; he was deposed in 1918 and died in 1921. Opens with CU men's' faces -- old man with white hair & moustache; wearing suit; in FG; other men stand behind him; they are all looking at something ahead of them; moving around to see better. The funeral procession: guards on horseback approach on tree-lined street; the guard in front draws sword and holds it out to his right as he rides. Next; soldiers on foot; walking in rows; with right hands (in white gloves) held over their chests.
Shots of lots of young boys in robes carrying tall poles with crosses on top; and with them walk priests carrying the same long poles; with an extra feature that looks like a narrow lampshade with fringe and decorations below the cross on each pole. CU side shot of horse pulling wagon with coffin on it. Some men walk near coffin: uniformed; also a few men in dark coats; including the man in the first shot CU. Soldiers in dress uniform; plumed hats etc. Walking toward camera. GV of wagon with coffin and the people in the procession all lined up facing camera; as if posing for picture.