• Short Summary

    Various plane crashes, a Greek boat hits a mine and Sid Field plays snooker with Lind Joyce.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Wide Wide World".

    Story on the series of air disasters with flashbacks to recent crashes (ex library stock).

    MS a Dakota plane crashes as it taxis along a landing ground. LS Elevated view of the Swiss glacier crash. VS of a plane crash in city tower block. LS Various parts of a crashed aircraft scattered in a field. LS a plane nose diving and bursting into flames. CU the wreckage of a plane burning.

    Survivors are brought shore after the Greek ship Heimara was blown up by mine. 300 died.

    MS & CU survivors are brought ashore, some badly injured are on stretchers. MS Harrowing shots of corpses lying on the quay. MS Greek officials count money found on dead bodies. MS women cry as they are brought ashore from small boat.

    The Albany Club, London. Lind Joyce plays snooker against Sid Field.

    CU Joyce and Field take a drink. CU they kiss before the match - Sid gives a wink to the camera. CU they select their cues. CU balls rolling into a pocket. CU a ball coming towards the camera. CU & LS Various shots of them playing showing Sid Field pulling his characteristic funny faces all the while. NCU Field profile, looking down as he cues the ball. CU Lind Joyce roaring with laughter and slapping Sid Field on the back as his winning ball comes back onto the table from the pocket - thanks to trick photography.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1177.01
    Media URN:
    40606
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:28:00 / 01:03:43:00
    Canister:
    47/9

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