NEW WAY TO THE NEW WORLD, the

Various deck games are enjoyed by passengers and spectators. Horse racing to obstacle race, including a game played with two men with their hands tied fighting with their ‘feet’! Cock fighting on deck. (clip)

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire
  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: NEW WAY TO THE NEW WORLD, the

Reference number: 1217

Date: 1936c

Sponsor: [ Anchor Donaldson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.00 minsc

Description: Footage of the liner the "Cameronia's" journey from her berth in Glasgow, passing down river with battleship in dock, to her arrival at New York. Includes shots of games on board, such as deck tennis, shuffle board and a pillow fight.

Shotlist: Credits. The palatial "Cameronia" at her berth in Glasgow. Shots of liner docked at Yorkhill (.21) Happy adventurers embarking. The passengers board the ship (.31) crowds on quayside (.58) Passing down the Clyde. Shots of a shipyard (1.04) Where clanging hammers build mighty liners. Shot of a Clydebank yard with a battleship and a liner in dock (1.29) monument and shots of Dumbarton Rock (1.38) Greenock. The whistle blows goodbye to Scotland. Shot of the ship leaving Greenock (1.50) Games are played on board ship, including deck tennis, shuffleboard, a pillow fight, racing, boxing and dancing to a pipe band (4.50) Arrival at New York. Shots of New York and Boston with tourist scenes of Canada intercut (9.30)