• Short Summary

    Jack Hylton and band broadcast from plane to Post Office Exhibition - dupe of PT 196.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'On the Air - in the Air! With Jack Hylton And His Band. Over now, to Croydon, to join Jack and the boys just off to broadcast their airs from the air!'.

    Croydon, Surrey.

    The band are seen playing on the boarding steps of large, four engine, biplane airliner. The name 'Heracles - Imperial Airways' can be seen on nose of airliner (registration number is G - AAXC).

    Intertitle reads: 'Meanwhile, at the Post Office Exhibition in the Strand, the audience is waiting.'

    Cut to exterior of the Post Office Exhibition in the Strand with passers by. Then Jack Hylton and the band are seen boarding airliner, still playing their instruments. After seeing a technician adjusting large radio receiver / transmitter and music ending, there follows an excellent sequence of the airliner taxiing and taking off. The 'Royal Mail' crest is clearly seen. After shots of the plane in the air and ground to air views of countryside, cut to interior of cabin where a man sitting beside Jack Hylton says "Calling up the Post Office Exhibition in the Strand, London from the airliner Heracles..". Jack says that he is very happy to have the honour to be making this flight to broadcast to the Post Office Exhibition.

    There then follows a sequence showing the band playing on board the airliner in flight, in cramped conditions, intercut with shots of the pilot, the scenery and people at the Exhibition listening to the broadcast. Item finishes with the plane landing and Jack Hylton shaking hands with the pilot, Captain Armstrong, thanking him for such a smooth flight.

    This is duplicate of item in Pathetone PT 196 - see separate record for details.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:19:00 / 01:47:34:00
    Turns Can 14 B

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