• Short Summary

    Nice little film showing group of geologists exploring some underground caves.

  • Description

    United States of America.

    "In Pennsylvania, an enormous system of caverns has recently been discovered, and State Geologists are busy surveying them."

    M/S of a group of men climbing down the side of some rocks by means of ropes. Inside a cave they climb into a little boat to negotiate an underground river. The roof if the cave is pretty low - rather claustrophobic. "The dry caverns are veritable forests of Stalactites and Stalagmites -"

    Low angle shot of the men clambering over rock face. C/U of two of the geologists looking at a group of stalactites. One of the men uses a saw to remove one of the stalactites. "That's a beauty" says one of the men. They admire it. A group of the geologists crouch around a group of stalagmites. One of the men uses little xylophone beaters to play a tune on the stalagmites - very cute.

    The men walk through the caves holding flares - all sorts of weird and wonderful shaped stalagmites are illuminated by their flares.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1590.24
    Media URN:
    51208
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:00:00 / 01:54:23:00
    Canister:
    PSP 739

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