• Short Summary

    Pathe's traditional look forward to Christmas - lots of good shopping shots - plus Santa Claus.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Christmas Pie".

    Various locations, mostly New York and London.

    LV snow-covered landscape. MV Father Christmas leaving house amidst snow. MV Pan reindeer running down slope. SV Santa Claus removing snow from 'North Pole'. CU Sign - 'North Pole'. MV 'Father Christmas' house pan to workshop. MV. Pan interior of workshop. Models working lathes and work in forge.

    London. MV Travels shot line of toys. SV Model toy racing motorcar with pneumatic tyres pan to other model cars. LV Night scene Selfridge's decorations. MV Angle shot. Night scene Selfridge's decorations. MV Winking lights pan to model of drum. MV people filing past model circus. SV Angle shot clown beating drum. MV Children passing in front of circus as clown bows in background. MV Clown bowing. SV Clown on bucking bronco. MV Crowd around store counter. MV Children looking at toy. SV Children racing forward to examine toy. MV Children around table watching working. CU small boy flinching. SV Working models, including coster-woman pushing barrow. SV Costerwoman pushing barrow. SV Model blowing bubbles pan to small boy. MV Crawling baby bolls. SV Girl walking with walking teddy bear. MV Children sitting in half circle on floor as car runs about (Musical car). CU Car. SV Pan jockey riding horse. SV Loch Ness monster toy. CU Small child pan to another child. SV Pan musical organ grinder.

    Petticoat Lane. MV Crowded Petticoat Lane. SV Balloons on barrow pan down to man selling balloons. SV Man stretching balloons. SV Man selling ornament. SV Angle shot man auctioning dolls.

    Olympia, London - National Poultry Show. SV chicken. MV People looking. SV Man looking. SV Chicken's Head CU Duck. CU Turkey. SV Judges looking at exhibits. SV Pan along cages, back to previous cage. A Trussed Turkey. CU Turkeys.

    Gosport, Hampshire. GV Children being entertained by sailors at party. Kids sitting round table at 'HMS Dolphin' SV Sailor standing behind children eating at table. SV Small child with paper hat on eating jelly. CU Two sailors kneeling behind small boy at table. LV Children sitting round table with sailor in background. CU Small girl drinking out of large cup. CU Teddy bear sign - 'Kum on Kids'. LV Kids enjoying themselves. SV Sailor pushing small boy up and down on see-saw. SV Children on swings. CU Small boy on rocking horse. LV Kids with Father Christmas. SV Santa Claus presenting gifts. CU Santa. SV Santa and sailor hand out toys. CU Small girl smiling with paper hat on. SV Children singing in Central Hall, Westminster. GV Children sing 'The First Noel'. MV Children in auditorium.

    Bond Street. MV Chandelier in beauty salon. Woman behind counter as customer walks in. CU Saleswoman picks up perfume dispenser (price 14/-) and tries it. CU She hands it to man who dabs own hand. MV shoe shop. Salesman kneeling in front of woman demonstrating shoe case (Price £21) SV Salesman demonstrating. CU Woman's head. SV Salesman closing case. MV Woman walking into tobacconists, saleswoman seats her and walks behind counter. SV Pan up from saleswoman demonstrating armchair cigarette case (£12.12.). CU Back off box reveals cigar case and side opened to reveal cigarettes and front reveals ashtray. CU Woman. MV Salesman showing set of pipes (Price £218) CU Salesman handing woman lady's pipe. SV Salesman putting on glove. SV Demonstrating of cigarette case, watch, lighter and compact (Price £1600.) SV combination set. SV Watch-lighter. CU Combination compact, latchkey, file, lipstick powder, mirrors, pad and pencil. (Price £390.) MV Salesman pan to woman writing CU Signing cheque for £2,585.

    Oxford Street, London. MV Traffic jam in Oxford Street, pan to jam just clearing. SV Travel shot policeman on traffic control. SV Auxiliary Royal Mail van. MV Travel shot crowds pavements. SV Hawker selling bulb toys, handing one to kiddie. MV Sailor buying Christmas tree. MV Crowds passing in front of shop. SV Children peering into shop window to small child with nose against window. CU Boy with nose against window pan to another boy looking in window. MV Women coming out of stores loaded with parcels. SV Woman examining purchase of nylons. SV Another woman walks up to look at nylons. SV Other woman dashes into shop. SV Pile of nylon stocking pan down to girl packing same. CU Girl packing pan down to stockings in packages. MV Crowded Oxford Street. Travel shot. SV Two urchins walking through crowds pan down to rag doll in small truck pulled by boy. MV Children looking in window of toy shop. CU Teddy bear in shop window. SV Old rag doll in truck pan up to two children gazing into window. MV Small child in toy telephone booth. CU Child chatting on 'phone.

    New York, United States of America (USA). MV Reindeers running past Father Christmas. House. MV Father Christmas sitting on sledge watched by reindeers and sheep, Sledge move off. CU Towards Santa Claus on sledge.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:19:00 / 01:06:54:00

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