• Short Summary

    Fritzi the circus sea lion escapes from boat on river Thames. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Sea Lion sees life.

    Fritzi the circus sea lion escapes from Noah's Ark on river Thames. London.

    L/S Festival pier. M/S two camels walking along ramp to 'Queen Elizabeth' boat. M/S people riding horses on. M/S elephant and her baby. M/S two llamas. M/S two monkeys wearing dress and trousers. Various shots showgirls, clowns etc. boarding boat. M/S monkey with suitcase. L/S clown on very high stilts. Various shots of performers and animals on boat. M/S as clown sits of top with his long legs dangling over. M/S monkey on boat. Various shots of the animals as they make the trip.

    M/S Fritzi, having got out of her cage, trying to get past circus attendants who are trying to catch her. M/S of an elephant on the boat wearing lifebelt. M/S Fritzi in the river swimming away from the boat at great speed. M/S of a police launch heading up river after Fritzi. L/S circus attendant trying to lure her onto beach with fish. M/S river policeman watching from their boat. M/S two attendants trying to lure Fritzi onto the beach but she won't have anything to do with it. M/S launches moving up and down the river looking for Fritzi. M/S of her swimming through the water, she gives an exultant leap and then carries on swimming. She was later recaptured. Shame.

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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:
    01:50:23:00 / 01:51:43:00

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