• Short Summary

    A heatwave hits London and people try ways to keep cool.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "What A Scorcher!"

    London. Heatwave scenes in England.

    LV people walking down Oxford Street on a hot day. SV People in summer dresses and men without coats walking down street. SV Pan man walking along street with coat over arm. CU Man wiping sweat from neck. SV Bus queue. CU Woman fanning herself in bus queue. GV Back view people getting onto bus. CU Bus driver in cab with sleeves rolled up pan down to bare feet with trouser legs rolled up above knee.

    GV People sunbathing on bank of Serpentine, Hyde Park. Pan. CU Man rubbing suntan lotion on girl's back. MV Sunbathers lolling around. Man in foreground lying on stomach. SV Blindfolded man lying on bank with feet in water.

    SV Man sitting in deck chair. Hose erected above spraying water. CU Back view of man reading newspaper with headline - '72 not out in shade'. MV Little girl spraying dog with water. CU Child half-naked sleeping in bed. MV Man lying on bed with feet out of window.

    Miami, United States of America (USA).

    LV Angle shot diver diving from high board. LV Angle shot diver entering water. LV Diver diving off high springboard. Camera follows him as he submerges. LV Diver diving from high springboard Camera follows him into water. LV track in through circle to divers diving en masse off board.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:01:00 / 01:16:28:00

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