• Short Summary

    Swimming tournament, beauty contest and games at French open air pool - with sound.

  • Description

    Swimming - France.

    This item has natural sound throughout.

    A water variety / comedy show at large swimming pool. Beginning cut off; but opens w/ shot of young woman in swimsuit posing on bonnet of car; as announcer speaks about having the pleasure to present for the first time .... Cut to women in car (convertible w/ roof down); one introducing another who has just won something or other (natural sound).

    Woman interviewing a man sitting in another car; another woman in passenger seat holds up a little dog & makes barking noises.

    Then at the Molitor swimming pool; their swimming championship. Wide shot swimming pool w/ spectator seating on 3 levels around the sides. Shots of men's & women's races. CU man and woman; winners of races; talking & laughing at pool side.

    Next; the action changes from sports to entertainment - with accordion music accompaniment. Girls play w/ ball; then jump into pool. Girls swim around; holding onto inflatable fish; swans; etc. Men on side w/ fishing poles try to fish them out; one woman is a strong enough swimmer that she swims away pulling the fisherman into the pool.

    Next; swimmer drawing a sketch while in the water. Shot of the band; playing traditional French tunes w/ accordions & banjos. Bathing beauty contest; women parade along side of pool. Some twirl as they go by and one blonde carries a little parasol.

    Next; actors play an argument / fight scene in which everyone falls in the water. Finally a cameraman and camera fall in too.

    Comedy; slapstick; silly; wacky.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927 - 1932
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:57:00 / 01:56:44:00
    ON 334 H

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