• Short Summary

    Holidaymakers get a ducking in a "crossing the Equator" ceremony.

  • Description

    Crossing the Equator.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "This week we cross the Equator, and watch Neptune hold his Court - a very rowdy Court, too!"

    Passengers aboard "The Empress of Britain" have lots of fun at a "crossing the Equator" ceremony. All those who have never crossed the Equator before have their faces plastered with shaving foam and are then dunked in the swimming pool. A man dressed as Neptune is in charge and the others wear all sorts of wacky fancy dress. Some shots are filmed from a high angle - possibly from the ship's mast or crow's nest.

    "Another instalment next week".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1608.08
    Media URN:
    51575
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:25:00 / 01:16:18:00
    Canister:
    PSP 786

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