• Short Summary

    Water diviners, garden in Hoxton slums, walking record attempt + Eisenhowers at Balmoral.

  • Description

    Title reads: "People in Camera".

    Water diviners test their powers before sceptical scientists at Frescati, Sweden. M/S of men and women water diviners, forked rods in hands, walking along. Poplar trees can be seen in background. C/U of a diviner holding a twig which turns in his hands. C/U of 70 year old Anders Nerdlung, he gets a result as the rod twists in his hand. C/U of Elida Ohlson, marking the spot where her rod jumped in her hands. M/S of scientists writing in notebooks.

    Various shots of dilapidated slum tenements and bomb sites in Hoxton, London, washing lines strung from house to house. Elevated shot of the tiny backyard of Mrs Nellie Neale on Shaftesbury Street. Her garden is like a miniature farmyard with ducks, chickens and flowers. We see chickens pecking grain which Mrs Neale scatters. She feeds rabbits in a hutch. She fills up a small pool for her ducks. M/S of Mrs Neale cutting chrysanthemums. Various shots of Mrs Neale fixing up a hammock and resting in it. She smokes and reads a magazine.

    Bert Couzens walks round Romford Stadium, Essex. He is attempting to beat a distance walking record by walking 1000 miles in 15 days. C/U of his legs and feet walking at a steady pace. Bert walks towards camera, dogs flashing past on the track. He takes a swig from a bottle and receives a cigarette with out slowing his pace. Various shots of him walking briskly, but looking very tired.

    General Dwight Eisenhower with family at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. L/S of Balmoral Castle. M/S of King George VI (in kilt), Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), Princess Margaret, Eisenhower, Mrs Eisenhower and Captain John Eisenhower walking towards the camera. M/S of Eisenhower chatting with King and Queen. Nice relaxed shot of King and Queen patting their pet Corgi dog, King tries to get dog to look at camera. C/U of King and Eisenhower sharing a joke.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:29:00 / 01:38:21:00

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