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  • Short Summary

    Sailors of all nationalities attend tea dance on HMS Hood and dance with each other - it's nice!

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Jacks 'The Dasant' - Sailors from Brazilian, American, French and Japanese Battleships enjoy hospitality of "the Lower Deck" on HMS Hood.'

    (Title refers to the French for 'tea dance'!)

    Location is probably off the coast of Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

    Sailors enter; salute & shake hands w/ British officer. Cut to shot of the dance party in full swing. There are a few women dancing; but for the most part the sailors dance with each other - the men are not exactly dancing cheek to cheek but they come pretty close. They're quite accomplished dancers; and don't seem to be both trying to lead; so it seems they must do this sort of thing often. Really cute and funny what with current focus on gays in the military.

    Note: one pair of officers are really tripping the light fantastic, with some nice little twirls in their dancing! SL.

    Homoeroticism; rest & recreation; social dance. There are several other stories in the Pathe collection w/ sailors dancing together.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2462.15
    Media URN:
    77167
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1922
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:03:00 / 01:37:58:00
    Canister:
    ON 409 D

Comments (1)

  1. ray.batchelor@bucks.ac.uk says

    A longer version, incorrectly dated and with the title sequence missing appears here on the Pathé Archive: https://www.britishpathe.com/video/naval-dance-on-board/query/sailors+dancing It is also back to front - but it shows scenes missing from this one.

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