• Short Summary

    Alsatian Baldur spends his life at sea - with occasional visits to New York.

  • Description

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    Low angle L/S of a great looking liner. M/S of a steward onboard the liner, carrying a plate of food. He offers the plate to the ship's captain. High angle C/U shot of the cookies on the plate as captain takes a few. C/U shot of the captain's face. M/S of the captain feeding a dog. The dog (Alsatian) is captain's pet dog Baldur. High angle C/U shot of Baldur's face as he waits for and eats the cookies.

    The ship is TSS New York staying in Southampton, and Captain is Mr Georgiou. He bought Baldur in Bremen, Germany, when he was six weeks old. Now he is one year old and has covered over 60000 miles at sea. Baldur spends most of his time onboard although when they are in New York, where quarantine laws are not as strict, Captain Georgiou takes him ashore.

    M/S of Baldur getting ready for his lifeboat drill. M/S of Captain Georgiou putting a life jacket on the dog. C/U shot of a passenger taking a photograph of them. C/U shot of the jacket being attached to Baldur - he does not seem very happy about it, shows teeth, but Captain Georgiou calms him down with a cookie.

    M/S of a family, a couple and baby, watching the two. Captain Georgiou and Baldur walk along the deck. M/S of several children watching them. Captain Georgiou and Baldur go to the bridge where Captain signals to the officer to start the engines. L/S, from the quay, of the ship. Two men cast off the mooring ropes. Great low angle shot of Baldur's face as he observes the camera with interest.

    High angle M/S of a moving tug. L/S of the people waving from a building. L/S of the liner leaving the harbour.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:54:00 / 01:29:27:00
    CP 132

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