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  • Short Summary

    Not for the faint hearted! A cameraman is up 250 foot spire of Law Courts filming workmen.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "Our cameramen will go anywhere!" even with the gilders working on the top of the 250 foot spire of the Law Courts. London.

    L/S of the huge spire on the Law Courts.

    Intertitle - 'You couldn't see him? Come closer!'

    M/S of the men climbing right to the top of the spire. Various shots of men right at the top, M/S as they climb up, the intertitle is repeated and there are various shots as they climb the ladder up to the top of the tower. M/S of the law courts, the camera pans slowly up the building. C/U looking down from the top as the men climb upwards. C/U of the cameraman right on the very top, the gilders join him and he balances with the camera and points it at them, he gives a wave to the cameraman down below. More shots as he adjusts the camera and films some more. Various shots as the men climb up and down, the cameraman passes a sign on the tower which says 'W.C. Beaumont & Son. Bow E3. Steeplejacks.'

    M/S partly obscured of someone else climbing up and being filmed from the top. The camera pans across the street below. M/S of the men climbing up and down. L/S of the tower from below. Various shots as they climb up and down.

    Note: the last half of this item appears to contain cuts of the main story.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:13:00 / 01:59:41:00
    G 1158

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