• Short Summary

    Sixteen young couples compete in rock and roll dancing in Hamburg.

  • Description

    Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).

    Several, mostly C/U shots, taken from unusual angles, of band members playing rock and roll (although very jazzy) - great footage, very loud. Band descends in foreground to reveal dancers on the stage. Various shots of young men and women dancing rock and roll. Couples rocking energetically - throwing and spinning each other in all possible directions, guys swinging girls over shoulders, couples slinging each other over backs, sliding across the floor - looks more like gymnastic contest than dancing. Shots of the dancers are inter-cut with shots of the highly excited audience and the band. Extremely fast and energetic editing, including great music and lots of C/U shots makes this one of the best youth related items in Pathe Newsreels in 1950's. Also - groovy shots of fashion-lovers in the 50's.

    (F.G.) (Orig "G")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    613.03
    Media URN:
    32353
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:48:00 / 01:09:59:00
    Canister:
    56/93

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