• Short Summary

    Barbaric lobster hunting ends with lobster picnic lunch.

  • Description

    Grand Cayman, West Indies.

    Long panoramic shot of a beach. Cut to M/S of a man with his goggle and flippers on, holding a harpoon. His name is Captain Ertis and he is fishing for lobsters. M/S of Captain Ertis jumping in water. C/U shot of a man with a hat and sunglasses watching him. Shot of the water with Captain Ertis under the surface. Cut to a couple inside the boat watching.

    Lobster fishing is tourist attraction. Group of American tourists will spend a day on Captain Ertis' fishing boat watching skilled fishermen at work and enjoying a lobster picnic lunch. M/S of Captain Ertis with lobster on his harpoon. M/S of Captain Ertis getting ready for the next catch. M/S of Captain Ertis catching another lobster. Terrible C/U shot of a lobster flapping powerlessly on a harpoon - extremely barbaric. Low angle M/S of a tourist with sunglasses watching. M/S of one of the crew throwing the lobster onboard. C/U shot of a woman with colourful hat enjoying the fishing.

    As they finish, western visitors leave the boat each with lobster in their hands. M/S of people walking out of water, each with lobster in hand. M/S of Captain Ertis putting his share of lobsters in the bucket with other shellfish. C/U top shot of lobsters in the bucket. He takes the bucket away. M/S of the tourists spreading palm leaves on the ground - making table. M/S of the two women putting glasses and plates on the 'table'. A man arrives with cooked lobsters and places them on the palm leaves. People are sitting on the ground forming a circle around the table. The man serves lobster and people start eating. High angle C/U shot of lobster being scraped out of shell onto plate. Several shots of people enjoying the lobster.

    Long panoramic shot of a beach.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    63.23
    Media URN:
    1294
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:34:00 / 01:53:50:00
    Canister:
    CP 136

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