Big crowds looking for bargains in London's New Year sales.
GV Pan people queuing outside large store (super.) SV Sale notice: pan down to women in queue. SV Half-price sale notice. SV Women seated in queue - pan to tea trolley. CU Price tag. CU Pan - rugs and coats over womens' knees. SV Assistant on tea trolley - pan down to women drinking tea. SCU Man queuing drinking tea. CU. Leap year sale notice. SV Dresses in window - 19/11d. SV Child's coat - 19/11d. CU Sweater marked at 3/11d. CU Bargain notice in 'Dolcis' shoe shop. SV Shoes in window.
SV Manager giving last minute instructions to staff. SV Women looking through glass doors. CU Commissionaire blowing whistle. LV Towards - women running through doors. SV People hurrying through doors. LV Women sorting out clothing. LV Women sorting out clothing. CU Dress pan to woman.
MV Back view - crowd rushing through doors (slow turning). SV Towards - crowds rushing into doorway (slow turning). GV Crowded store. CU store manager looking on happily. CU Woman in glasses looking over hats. CU Backview - woman trying on hat. SV Women turning over skirts. CU Woman wearing glasses and headscarf. CU Cashier using till. SV Women looking at coats. CU Woman with cigarette in mouth. SV Woman buying £25. evening dress which has been marked down to £5. CU Customer. CU Evening dress. SV Customer trying on skunk fur coat - £50. down to £3.
CU Clock showing 2 minutes past 6. CU Store manager Mr Brown as he gets his hat and umbrella from his locker. Interviewer (off camera) asks "How did you do today, Mr Brown?" Nat Sound Mr Brown replies: "Oh we had a wonderful day, sold everything, paper, string and bags." Pan down to show he is not wearing any trousers (joke about Oxford bags, a design of trouser). (I think this may be a Pathe Cameraman)
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