• Short Summary

    Comedian Tommy Handley narrates travelogue item about river markets, Pinsk, Poland.

  • Description

    Tommy Handley (Comedian) introduces and narrates story about market traders selling from boats - river sellers - in Pinsk, Poland (later part of Soviet Union / USSR, now part of Belarus).

    C/U of Handley giving a comic monologue to camera - lots of surreal play on words. Handley introduces first item which he calls; "Up the Poles".

    Various shots of men rowing canoes along River Pina, some point of view shots from canoes of horses grazing on mud flats. Panning shot of lots of canoes moored at riverside. Various M/Ss of people buying and selling food and other produce from moored canoes. Some men warm themselves beside a small camp fire on quayside. M/S of women in traditional head-dresses.

    Various L/Ss of town's enormous and very modern town hall, built near river.

    Handley makes lots of puns in light-hearted commentary - e.g. suggesting traders may be selling 'boot Polish'.

    Note: Tommy Handley is commentator on all items in Pathetone 355. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1146.05
    Media URN:
    39779
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:40:00 / 01:13:17:00
    Canister:
    PT 355

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