• Short Summary

    A young couple go on a fishing trip and drive around picturesque Romania.

  • Description

    Various locations around Rumania (Romania).

    L/S of a hay cart travelling between a corn field and a meadow of poppies, with rolling hills in the background. L/S of the poppy meadow and more hills. L/S of hills and valleys covered in fir trees - the Giurgeului mountains. L/S of fir trees, a lake and a rocky mountain in the background. L/S of the peak of a mountain and the tops of fir trees. L/S of Fritz Matescu fishing on the bank of the lake. M/S of Fritz's wife, Virginia leaning over a rock to long into the water, she jumps up and waves at Fritz. M/S of Fritz reeling in his line, picking up his bag and running towards Virginia. L/S, from the other side of the lake, of the couple as Virginia points to movement in water. Fritz casts his line into the lake. M/S of the couple as Fritz reels in a trout which Virginia helps him unhook. The Red Lake,"tinted by the clay of its banks" has the largest trout in the world - one weighing 44 lbs was caught here in 1919.

    L/S of a car driving through a fir tree covered valley. Panning shot follows the car as it drives through "picturesque villages where life has gone on almost undisturbed for centuries". L/S of a grassy hillock, tilt down to two girls in traditional dress raking the grass. C/U of one of the girls, tilt down to her feet and her rake. M/S of a man walking in front of a full hay cart being pulled by two cows, a woman sits on top of the heap of hay - "you'll notice that farming is primarily reserved for the fair sex in Rumania. The weaker sex are in the factories that are springing up all over this thriving country". C/U of the cow and cart passing the camera.

    Point of view shot from the front of a moving car of a road winding past mountains and fir trees. M/S of a girl in traditional dress waving at the car. Point of view shot as the car drives through a village. M/S of a threshing machine in action. M/S of women in headscarves feeding the machine with hay. C/U of one of the women at work. M/S of the threshing machine in front of a blue sky. Point of view shot as the car drives past a crowd of children.

    M/S of a man walking between rows of vines. Tilt up to a woman at the top of a step ladder picking grapes. Various C/Us of women picking grapes - "here again, it is the ladies who mainly deserve the tributes".

    Panning shot of Fritz's car driving over grass to the edge of a beach. C/U of the couple taking snorkelling equipment from the back of the car. Panning shot of the couple walking from the car to the beach. M/S of two boys squatting on a rock fishing in the Black Sea. C/U of one of boys. C/U of the lines bobbing in the water, tilt up to the boys. C/U of Fritz pulling on his flippers. C/U of Virginia pulling on her goggles. M/S of Fritz lowering himself into the water, he is holding a sort of harpoon for underwater fishing. Virginia follows him, also holding a harpoon.

    L/S of the sea front at Mamaia - "one of the country's finest resorts" - with its modern hotel blocks accommodating 10,000 visitors (until a year ago this area was a swamp). M/S of a modern hotel. M/S of the beach. M/S of the car driving up the sea front, panning shot to holiday makers on the beach. Various shots of girls in swimsuits playing with a ball on the beach. L/S of the white sandy beach and bright blue sea.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:19:00 / 01:30:36:00
    CP 354

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