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  • Short Summary

    Father Neptune and his attendants preside over crossing the line ceremony at the equator, President elect Herbert Hoover watches. America.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Crossing the Line, U.S. style. President elect Hoover with Father Neptune and his court, join in fun of turning pollywogs into shellbacks. The Equator.

    M/S as procession of sea people, including a band, walk along. Various shots of Neptune and attendants walking on deck, lots of them have skull and crossbones on their clothes. M/S of men in grass skirts and no tops. M/S of President elect Herbert Hoover sat watching with his wife. M/S of a pirate reading from scroll. They applaud and Hoover stands up and shakes pirate's hand.

    Intertitle - 'Young Allan Hoover was not allowed to miss the ordeal!'

    M/S as the young man is brought out of the hold. M/S as he is held on a table and sprayed with black liquid. M/S as he is thrown into a pool with the others. A pirate pulls them over and pushes them in with a stick. M/S as they run along the deck and the pirates slap them on the bottom with long sticks.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:39:00 / 01:44:36:00
    G 1568

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