GLASGOW'S POLICE

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Subjects:

  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: GLASGOW'S POLICE

Reference number: 0106

Date: 1934

Director: filmed by Stanley L. Russell

Production company: Meteor Film Producing Society

Sound: mute

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.44 mins

Description: Captain Percy Sillitoe speaks about the Glasgow Police as part of an effort to "de-mystify" them in the public's eye. Scenes include police at work in Glasgow, sports day at Hampden Park,and a police parade. [Original soundtrack on gramophone discs missing].

Entered for the 1934 Scottish Amateur Film Festival under the title POLICE.

Credits: p. J. Robertson Jnr.
interior light. Sidney Kates
foreword Captain P J Sillitoe
Presented by the Meteor Film Producing Society, Glasgow
Produced by J Robertson Jnr
Entered into Scottish Amateur Film Festival 1934

Shotlist: Credits (.42) [Mute] Shots of Captain Sillitoe speaking (2.24) Aerial view of Glasgow (2.40) Tram car No. 177 to Dalmuir passing Charing Cross. Tracking shot from tram passing east through Charing Cross and heading down Sauchiehall Street with shots of other trams (3.00) Shot from top of tram travelling east down Sauchiehall Street (3.15) Policeman on points duty at Jamaica Street Bridge and Clyde Street (3.22) Brief shots of cars, dray horses, "Evening News" and "Noon Record" newspaper van, traffic queuing at Clyde Street railway bridge [Central Station]. Shot looking down to the north side of King George V bridge. Close-up wire wheel on car, close-up policeman on points duty. Shots of traffic moving over King George V bridge (3.59) Shots of horse and cart, lorries, cars and a motorcycle (4.22) Children running along a pavement (4.36) Wide shot policemen on parade at Queen's Park (5.04) Close-up trophies (5.10) Sports day at Hampden Park, shots of various sports including running and wrestling (6.04) Exterior Glasgow Cathedral (6.09) Police parade, led by pipes, marches from Cathedral down North Frederick Street and past the City Chambers where the Lord Provost takes the salute (7.05)

[Shotlisted at different speed: Actual running time is 7.44mins]