• Short Summary

    A Paddle Steamer - the "Show Boat" - provides dancing and entertainment on the River Thames

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. 'Show Boat'. Gaily decorated twinkling lights, cabaret, dancing & 'Free from D.O.R.A.' is London's latest river attraction."

    London.

    Steamboat moored alongside the Embankment of the River Thames. Closer shot of the bow of the boat.

    Shots of the paddle steamer "Show Boat" sailing along the Thames. The funnel folds down to allow the boat to pass under a bridge.

    High angle shot of people on the deck of the boat. White jacketed waiters are bringing them drinks.

    A woman dressed in a dinner suit with bare arms conducts a small band of musicians.

    High angle shots of the people on the boat.

    The 'Show Boat" sails off down the River.

    NB DORA - is the Defence of the Realm Act - which set out licensing hours and regulations over drinking and dancing, it was passed during the First World War.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    677.02
    Media URN:
    5026
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:52:00 / 01:02:00:00
    Canister:
    32/44

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