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  • Short Summary

    Actresses Madge Elliott and Dorothy Langley are taught the correct way to walk by George Cummings.

  • Description

    M/S of three girls speaking to George Cummings the famous walker - he is telling them the correct way to walk. He stands on one leg with the toe of his other foot in the air. He shows them how to move their arms when walking.

    The ladies are Madge Elliott, Dorothy Langley and "another friend" from "Love Lies" - a stage play. L/S of the girls standing on an athletic track (they wear ordinary day clothes and cloche hats.) George sets off on a power walk. He turns back to the girls and shows them how to put their best feet forward. The others laugh at their friend.

    "It's a great thing to be able to keep on walking these days - and where could you find a better tutor?" L/S of the group of four striding out together. Various shots including one from a very low angle - a worms eye view. Their feet come very close to the camera. L/S of them racing - the girls have to run to keep up with George's fast walk. We then see the group walking and running in slow motion.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue 412.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    886.08
    Media URN:
    15087
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:01:00 / 01:17:25:00
    Canister:
    EP 109

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    George Cummings featured here was a famous speed-walker. He can be seen doing his stuff in clips 871.13 and 753.04.

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