• Short Summary

    Lovely footage of Eskimo life in Greenland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Now we continue our trip to Greenland's Icy Mountains No. 4"

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Along with bluff old Capt. Bartlett (who accompanied Peary to the Pole), we reach Greenland's coast and meet the hardy Eskimos."

    Shots from on board the schooner Morrissey - icebergs are seen as the ship passes by. Various shots of the bergs as Captain Bartlett states: "One like this sank the Titanic." Moving shots of the rocky coastline of an island. People run along the cliffs as the boat moves past. A small boat is rowed alongside the coast. M/S of a group of Eskimo women sitting on a cliff. C/U of the women as Bartlett exclaims: "Look at their hair! They've all got a bun on top!" One of the women carries a baby on her back in a papoose.

    Various shots of Eskimos paddling canoes close to the ship. "They could make the Harvard crew with a stroke like that" quips Bartlett. High angle shot of some of the kayaks pulling up alongside the Morrissey. "First to come on board are the children". Nice footage of Eskimo children climbing from small rowing boats onto the Morrissey. "Even a toothache can't keep them home when a ship comes in" says Bartlett - one of the children has a bandage wrapped around his face as if he has a bad tooth. M/S of around sixteen Eskimos on board ship - mostly women and children.

    "The Eskimos are very primitive" states Bartlett, "and the Danish Government is doing its best to stop the government from spoiling them."

    Very cute C/U of Eskimo child in fur coat. Eskimo man demonstrates how he can roll his kayak. Bartlett makes a joke about how it is an easy way to wash your face.

    The ship's cook gives the Eskimo some stew - a treat as he usually eats fish and seal meat. At night the Eskimo return the hospitality of the Morrissey crew by staging a party. Night shots of the Eskimos dancing. Some of the crew dance with Eskimo girls - very cute. C/U of group of girls in jumpers and hats.

    Ends with a title: "Next Week Pathe Pictorial will show Adventures on Greenland's Great Ice Barrier."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1586.16
    Media URN:
    51065
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:30:00 / 01:31:45:00
    Canister:
    PSP 727

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