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  • Short Summary

    Miss Ursula Jeans is seen at Croydon airport flying and overhauling her De Havilland Moth.

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    "We found Miss Jeans at Croydon, just about to take a joy-ride in one of the air-fleet down there"

    M/S of a plane on the ground, dissolve to show C/U of Ursula Jeans powdering her nose dressed in a pilot's helmet and big fur coat. She checks her hat and make-up in her compact mirror. M/S of Ursula wrapping her coat around herself and climbing into the cockpit. "There's no doubt more women are going up in the air (so to speak) every day - !" C/U of Ursula waving from the cockpit. M/Ss of the plane taking off and low angle shot of plan in flight. Paper records state that the plane is a De Havilland Moth. Plane comes in to land.

    "But, there's nothing like a spot of engine overhauling to bring you back to earth, and Miss Jeans thinks this just as interesting as the flying." M/S of Ursula giving her plane an overhaul. Behind her is an Imperial Airways Handley Page airliner called "Horatius". C/U of Ursula working on the plane. "And it's even more interesting when you get a visit from "Horatius", the 14-ton Imperial Airways monster." Horatius is pulled along the runway past Ms Jeans. Her plane is dwarfed by the larger one.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 551.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

    Safety print exists.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:06:00 / 02:01:27:00
    EP 228

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