• Short Summary

    Captain Bartlett's last report on his voyage to Greenland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Now we continue our journey to Greenland's icy mountains - No. 7" Introductory intertitle reads: "Accompanying bluff old Captain Bartlett, (Peary's companion on his North Pole dash) we continue our journey in the Arctic, in our last venture."

    M/S of Bob Bartlett who sits on the deck of his ship Morrissey and talks directly to camera about his voyage. He is wrapped up warm in a fur coat and hat. C/U of him as he speaks. He is looking forward to seeing some wildlife of the far north. He invites us to: "Come aboard for the trip".

    Shot from on board the schooner as it lists to the right on rough seas. M/S of Bartlett climbing down the rigging. M/Ss of dogs on the deck of the ship - huskies? "They are Eskimo dogs and good hunters" says Bartlett. High angle shot of small boat moving away from the Morrissey heading towards an island.

    A small flock of geese swim in front of the boat. "They are good eating" says Bartlett. Various shots of the crew of the ship going ashore then walking across the rugged countryside. Various shots of wildlife including Arctic Buffalo and rabbits. The dogs round up a few Buffalo. One of the crew rope a young Buffalo then take her back to the ship. They have trouble getting her aboard as she struggles. Bartlett announces that he has named her "Maureen" after an old girlfriend of his.

    L/S of the prow of the ship as it moves through the water - there is washing hanging from a line on the front of the ship. They take a long last look at the shores of Greenland. M/S of one of the crew looking through a telescope out to sea. "Back home again." M/S of Bartlett sitting on the deck of the Morrissey. He wears a smart suit and hat saying "I hope you have had as good a time as we have." and encouraging cinemagoers to visit the Arctic for a holiday. Nice C/U of smiling Bartlett ends the series of films. I shall miss his weekly adventures!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:58:00 / 01:30:36:00
    PSP 730

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