• Short Summary

    Pathe News cameraman travels on the first flight of new Viscount 800 to Paris.

  • Description

    London & Paris.

    LV. The new Viscount plane standing on the tarmac at London Airport. CU. Sign on side of aircraft "BEA Discovery class Viscount RMA Sir George Somers". LV. Passengers boarding the aircraft. SCU. Pan as Ken Goddard, Pathe News representative shows his ticket to the stewardess and starts to ascend steps to aircraft. CU. Stewardess checking passes at foot of steps. SCU. Mechanic giving the thumbs up sign for the aircraft to move off. LV. Viscount starts to taxi off. AS. Clock reading 8.15 a.m. GV. From plane, showing aerodrome below. Wing in the foreground as it starts to gain height. SCU. Girl looking out of porthole at the propeller turning. She is sitting with her back to the engines. GV. Aircraft interior as the stewardess arrives with two trays of breakfast. She puts one down on table and starts to put the other down. CU. Ken Goddard having breakfast and looking out of porthole. SCU. Man eating breakfast. SCU. Propeller turning, clouds in background. CU. Stewardess smiling and looking down at one of the passengers. CU. As man's hand leaves pencil standing upright on table. LV. On ground, the old aircraft Hannibal taxing ready to take off. LV. Angle shot of a tree as the Hannibal flies over it, camera pans with it. CU. Aerodrome sign "Le Bourget". LV. Ken Goddard coming down steps of aircraft, reaches bottom and turns to make his way towards the bus. Sign "BEA Coach to Paris." SV. Pan as Mr Goddard makes way towards entrance of the coach. LV. Coach pulls out of entrance of aerodrome. SCU. French policeman directing traffic. CU. Coach driver. GV. Interior of the coach showing all passengers as it moves on its way. LV. Coach drives past the Opera House. CU. Driver of coach. LV. From the coach of the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe in the distance. SV. Arc de Triomphe. SV. Mr Goddard buying a paper from a stall and walking out of picture. SV. Mr Goddard sitting at a table, pays waiter for a drink, takes hold of the glass and then raises it to his lips.

    CU. Mr Goddard put glass down and looks at watch. SCU. His watch reading 10.16 a.m. SCU. Ken grins at his watch and looks up. CU. Girl's legs, camera pans up to her smiling face. The girl's name is Jean Buchan and she works for Pathe News. CU. Mr Goddard holding glass to mouth and looking goggled eyed. SV. He puts down glass and picks up the Times and holds it in front of him. CU. Mr Goddard looking at Times and back at girl. He raises eyebrows and looks back at paper. Zoom in for close up of paper.

    (Orig. Neg.) (F.G.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:56:00 / 01:05:16:00

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