Liner quarantined in Venice harbour due to fear of smallpox.
Title reads 'Aspettavano La Fine'.
LS. Italian liner 'Africa' docked in Venice harbour. LS. Zoom in to show the warning flag near the funnel of the liner. MS. Coast guard boat alongside. Various shots of the boat at anchor with people waving from the rails. Various shots of the stores and provisions being loaded. Various shots of the interviews with health officials going aboard and use long microphone for messages from the quarantined passengers. Small boats with friends and relatives on go near and shout to the people onboard the 'Africa'. MLS. Anchor being pulled in. LV. Venice from the sea. Various shots of the liner beginning to come into dock. Various shots of the crowd waiting on quay. Various shots of the passengers who have been cleared disembarking and going through the usual customs formalities. Various shots of the crowd gathering around the ships. Doctor is interviewed - he says that when he quarantined the ship he thought he had taken the right precautions. Various shots of the people performing the usual friendly greeting on the quayside.
Date found in the old record - 26/10/1962. Italian voiceover.