• Short Summary

    Largest floating crane in the world, Miss Ireland contest, and rodeo at Huntsville Prison.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in Flashes.

    Various locations.

    Liverpool, Merseyside. Various shots of 200 ton floating crane, largest in the world. M/S workmen watching. Various shots crane and casting, it is carried across the river Mersey. C/U two schoolboys pulling rope. M/S driver looking out of window. M/S workmen. C/U sign 'We apologise for holding you up, but this is one of the heaviest loads ever carried on British roads'. M/S as huge truck sets off carrying casting.

    Intertitle - 'Dublin' (Eire, Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland). Miss Ireland contest. Various shots of the competitors for the title Miss Ireland. M/S judges Betty Wheelan, a model and Noel Purcell the Irish Film Star. M/S Miss Derry parading. M/S Miss County Dublin parading. M/S the contestants. C/U Betty Wheelan and Noel Purcell. M/S of the girls after Miss Irene Kane of North Donegal had been declared the winner, with Joan Philson of Fermanagh second and Rosemary Doney of Londonderry third. Irene is filling the Cup with drink. C/U as Joan drinks from the Cup. C/U Irene holding the Cup.

    Intertitle - 'Texas' America (USA). Various shots of rodeo at Huntsville prison. Various shots as the convicts, mostly black, ride steers and horses, most of them fall off. One man falls off and takes a flying kick after the horse, but ends up on the ground again.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:20:00 / 01:49:02:00

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