• Short Summary

    An advertising film showing the delights of cruising on P & O.

  • Description

    Night shots of London at night, Thames, Big Ben, Neon "P & O -Orient Lines". Int. P&O office model of "Canberra" zoom into row of clocks to show Trinidad 10.00. Ship's band playing to evening dressed passengers dancing in the ballroom. Cut back to Model of Canberra and clock for San Francisco 07.00. S.S. Canberra entering harbour. Grey line coach pulls up down town San Francisco. Passengers alight with their cameras at the ready. They take pictures in every direction. The bus departs. Ext/Int. P & O Offices A young couple are booking a ticket. WS race course. Horses approaching the finishing post. Cut to model horses being wound by female passengers in the ships horse race. Cheering passengers. Canberra at sea. Passengers looking over the ships rail in Hong Kong. S.S. Oronsay coming into Honk Kong harbour. Cargo ships in port. Passengers shopping in Hong Kong main street. Chinese signs in a narrow street. English castles and churches at Wells. Travel Agent. A man books a two berth first class cabin. Breakfast is served in the cabin. The ship's kitchen in full swing. Breakfast in the dining saloon. Canberra at sea. The ship arrives Honolulu. Passengers are garlanded with flowers and kisses. A man studies a pineapple. Boxes of fruit are loaded. Ships food store rooms. A couple stare at each other in the lounge. Engine room shots. A poolside young woman is served a drink which sends her running in slow motion round the pool. Throwing herself in she swims in an ecstatic state. (Some drink). Canberra at sea. Deck officer on Oriana walks into the bridge house and looks at the charts. Audience sits in ship's cinema watching a dance film. Approaching Gibraltar. Passengers disembark onto a ferry. Ships at sea. Pan from deck to Lisbon shore line. Fish being unloaded from fishing boats. Narrow streets and grand squares and fountains. Cannons and castle ramparts. Castle shots. Children in ships nursery playing. Pan from sea to ship's pool. Swimming and sun bathing, self service food on deck. More shots of Canberra at sea.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:09:00 / 01:15:51:00

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